Levitt AMP
Chattanooga | Tennessee

Jazzanooga

August 23 - October 25, 2018

*2017 Levitt AMP Winner

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series returned for a second year and invigorated the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.

Presented by Jazzanooga, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using jazz to transcend cultural barriers and addressing the lack of arts and cultural programming in the Chattanooga area, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Chattanooga.

Past Events

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6pm

The Pedrito Martinez Group

Described by The New York Times as “a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration,” GRAMMY-winning percussionist Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez’s dynamic mix of traditional Cuban rumba, Afro-Latin jazz, and Spanish flamenco music will leave you spellbound.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 6pm

The Baylor Project

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated husband and wife duo The Baylor Project is a musical tour de force that’s taken the American jazz scene by storm.

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Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 6pm

Big Freedia

Celebrated rapper and ambassador of the high-energy, New Orleans-based bounce movement, Big Freedia—the ‘Queen of Bounce’—is a dual force of jubilance and resilience, bringing hip-hop with a vibrant twist, teeming with danceable rapid-fire beats, bold call-and-responses and a healthy dose of empowerment for concertgoers of all ages, backgrounds and genders.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6pm

Kevin Whalum

Renowned vocalist and younger brother of GRAMMY-winning jazz saxman Kirk Whalum, Kevin Whalum’s joyful jazz and R&B tunes are sure delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6pm

Jason Eskridge

Tennessee-based troubadour Jason Eskridge’s smoky vocals and magnetic stage presence will sooth your soul and lift your spirits.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6pm

Chantae Cann

With a voice as rich and smooth as honey, scintillating songstress Chantae Cann treats audiences to soulful contemporary jazz grooves.

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Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 6pm

Deaconbluz and the Holysmoke Band

Self-described as “an organic public intellectual bluesologist,” Chattanooga-native Deaconbluz and his Holysmoke Band’s lively take on traditional blues dance music will have you dancing the night away with loved ones, friends and neighbors.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6pm

Ingrid Woode & The Woode Tribe Orchestra

Soulstress Ingrid Woode delivers powerful anthems of resilience, accentuated by the impeccable musical arrangements and lush soundscapes of the 11-piece Woode Tribe Orchestra.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6pm

JohnBoy and Surround Sound

Legendary emcee, songwriter and producer JohnBoy, the mind behind V.I.C’s 2008 hit single “Wobble,” is joined by the 15-piece Surround Sound ensemble to serve up infectious jams that are guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6pm

Seaux Chill

Fusing poetry with dynamic melodies and a joyous message, Seaux Chill bridges the gap between jazz, gospel and hip-hop for an unforgettable sound that will lift your spirits and leave you inspired.

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