with Special Guest Vocalist Aubrey Johnson
Performed by : Steven Kirby Illuminations Project
THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series "Jazz in July" presents Steven Kirby's "Illuminations" Project. Described as “richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz”, The "Illuminations" Project features original compositions and arrangements, as well as some creative arrangements of standard tunes, using a quintet of instrumentalists and a singer performing both wordless and lyrical vocals.
An award winning guitarist/composer and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Kirby’s music is most often categorized as contemporary jazz but it is inﬂuenced by a variety of genres. “Illuminations” was recently an Editor’s Pick in the prestigious jazz publication Downbeat: “Steven Kirby, a guitarist of rippling technique and a poetic mind, has developed a modern jazz guitar style that bridges the angular lyricism of Pat Metheny and the painterly asceticism of Jim Hall”.