In 1971, the group known as The Jazz Crusaders shortened their name to “The Crusaders” in 1971, and adopted a jazz-funk style, incorporating the bass guitar and electric guitar into their music. Bass guitarist Robert “Pops” Popwell and guitarist Larry Carlton joined the band, and featured on the group’s albums throughout most of the 1970s. With this new style came increased crossover appeal, and the group’s recordings started to appear on the Billboard pop charts. The height of the group’s commercial success came with 1979’s Street Life, with Randy Crawford as featured singer, which peaked at No. 18 on the pop album charts and the title track from the album made the Top 10 on the R&B chart and No. 36 on Billboard′s Hot 100 chart.
In this very special, very rare, heartfelt performance, 19-time GRAMMY-nominated Larry Carlton brings a killer band to revisit the music of The Crusaders. In addition to the musical performance, get inside information about the experience of being a member of this iconic ensemble at a pivotal time in jazz history.
Showtimes: 7:00pm and 9:00pm Admission: $134.