Thu April 10th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15/$20/$25/$30
free for members
Enter a jazz club like no other where powerhouse vocalist Killandra Bea and the Shinobis swing the best in Hip-Hop. On this night they treat you to a retrospective of Shaolin’s finest, The Wutang Clan.
Combining Killandra’s unique voice and passion with the Shinobi’s stylized jazz infused interpretations of classic records like “C.R.E.A.M.”, “All I Need”, and “Rainy Days”, audiences can expect a show like no other. So get ready to enter the 36 chambers of the mad and melodic Killandra Bea; as she reminds you that even when the boom bap is transformed to be-bop,The WU aint nothin’ to f *** with.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Shaolin crew’s seminal debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), comedian, entertainer, and DJ, Amanda Seales, brushes of her singing chops, starring opposite arranger/jazz virtuoso pianist, Kris Bowers, to bring you a theatrical jazz interpretation of some of the WU’s greatest hits, in MO’ BETTA WU. Combined Seales and Bowers weave together nuance, classic Wu-Tang references, and humor, to create this unique performance that will intrigue any lover of Jazz, invigorate any fan of Hip-Hop, and inspire any supporter of true artistry.
Front row seating: $25 advance, $30 at the door
Table seating $20 advance, $25 at the door
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Amanda Seales (formerly Amanda Diva) is a true Renaissance woman. As an undergrad at SUNY Purchase she designed her own major. She’s kept the world laughing on over 25 VH1 clip show specials. Lil Wayne shared his private art collection with her on MTV. She wrote, produced, & sold out two one-woman shows, It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions About Love and Death of the Diva, in New York City. She has 58k+ twitter followers and even more opinions. She is well connected and well respected for being opinionated, fearless, and HILARIOUS. With a Master’s in African American studies from Columbia University and years of experience, Amanda has built a global following and garners industry respect for addressing what most are either too scared or too PC to. Speaking on politics, pop culture and everything between she has become a respected voice providing commentary for major outlets such as VH1, HLN, CNN, MTV, AOL, Huffington Post, and more.
arranged & composed by Kris Bowers
Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous external influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, his debut recording on Concord Jazz. Although considered primarily a jazz artist, Bowers has never been afraid to step outside of the genre’s traditional boundaries and dabble in other forms of music. He performed on Watch the Throne, the 2011 collaborative album by hip-hop superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West.