WJSU's Battle of the Saxes

May 17, 2024 @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Duling Hall

622 Duling Avenue
Jackson, MS 39216

Closeup of saxophone

WJSU's Battle of the Saxes

Duling Hall

622 Duling Avenue
Jackson, MS 39216

  • Admission: $50
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Overview

Kyle Turner, a renowned saxophonist; a native of Houston, Texas began his musical journey at a young age with mentors like Arnette Cobb, Conrad Johnson and Kirk Whalen. His college years at Jackson State and Texas Southern University gave him the opportunity to develop his God-given talents and abilities, especially in the area of jazz. Kyle's career has afforded him to grace the stage with such artist as: Luther Vandross, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Regina Bell, Terrance Blanchard, and Ronnie Laws just to name a few. Theresa Grayson, the Saxtress; born in Tyler Texas, reared in Houston, begin playing piano and sax in fourth grade. The saxtress further her honed skills and developed a greater passion under the tutelage of internationally known instructors/musicians Chuck Nolan, Dr. Woody Witt and Dr. Rod Cannon of Sam Houston State University and North Texas University. She continued her education with two master's degrees with an emphasis in music education and leadership.