Igmar Thomas and Revive Big Band
with special guest, Babatunde Akinboboye
On Saturday, Black Notes Project brings you baritone operatic singer Tunde (LA Philharmonic, Detroit Opera). Known for combining classical opera and hip hop, he has created a new genre for the 21st century: Hip Hopera. Tunde’s musical videos and educational content have garnered him a broad audience, from more than a million internet followers to coverage in publications like Billboard, The New Yorker, and TIME Magazine.
You may know him as the musical director and band leader for D-Nice’s popular Club Quarantine or from his work with Lauryn Hill, but Igmar Thomas and his Revive Big Band are headliners on their own. Trumpeter, maestro, and musical innovator, Thomas, will lead his band in a dynamic set that will have you on your feet. The band's repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics by artists ranging from Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, and Freddie Hubbard to A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Gangstarr, Bilal, and more. Don’t miss this chance to experience the evolution of musical tradition—here for the first time in the Queen City.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $10* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.
DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on West Brooklyn Village Avenue.
Pay as you enter the garage.
*The $10 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $10 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.
Black Notes Project Festival
This event is a part of the Black Notes Project Festival, January 26-27, 2024.
Knight Theater seats 1,192 within its orchestra, grand tier and mezzanine levels. A variety of dance and music shows are hosted here. The venue is physically connected and shares lobby space with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.