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Best Jazz & Blues in Memphis

Gregory Porter at Orpheum Theater

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter is one of the hottest names in jazz. The Californian native, always dapperly attired in his spitfire hat, is back on tour in 2024 bringing his melodious voice to fans across the country once more. Expect to hear some of the Grammy-winner's biggest tracks such as 'Liquid Spirit', 'Laura' and 'L-O-V-E' live this winter!

Valerie June at Germantown Performing Arts Centre

Valerie June

Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June has taken the music world by storm with her atmospheric mix of blues, soul and African rhythms. Finding recognition with her breakout fourth album, 2013's Pushin' Against the Stone, Valerie June carried on her success with 2017's The Order of Time. With her unmistakable raspy vocals and gorgeous instrumentation, Valerie June has curated a dedicated fan base across the globe.

Blues Traveler at Graceland

Blues Traveler

Princeton's own psychedelic rock pioneers, Blues Traveler, formed in 1987, quickly rising to the forefront of the jam band scene with their blues-infused, ever-evolving and extended jam-heavy anthems. With over 16 studio albums to their name, don't miss the quintet as they present their biggest hits on this brand new tour!

Tower of Power at Heindl Center For Performing Arts

Tower of Power

A fusion of horn-based soul and funk with the tightest rhythm section ever to grace the stage, Tower of Power have been bringing their unique style to shows since 1968. However the veteran performers are not old news, they imbue their music with an upbeat joy that speaks to multi-generational audiences, from today's young music students to the groovy cats of the Motown era.

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John Fogerty at Radians Amphitheater

John Fogerty

Founder member of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty's unmistakable growl was a staple of American radio during the 60s, on tracks like Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary and the anti-Vietnam war anthem Fortunate Son. Selling millions of records worldwide, the group disbanded in 1970, at which point Fogerty pursued a highly successful solo career, penning hits including Old Man Down the River and Rockin' All Over the World (later made famous by Status Quo).

Postmodern Jukebox at Minglewood Hall

Postmodern Jukebox

A pet project of jazz pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox gained a loyal following through their Youtube channel. The collective cover modern pop tracks (and some old classics as well) in a big band style. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to TLC has got the Postmodern Jukebox treatment, and now they're bringing their retro stylings to you!