Kirk Whalum Artist Profile | AAE Music
Fee Range:$20,000 - $50,000
Availability:On tour
Years Active: 1985 — present

In 1983, Kirk Whalum caught the attention of the pianist Bob James. And, Whalum joined his album "12" (1985). He released his debut album "Floppy Disk" with James' support.From the latter term of 1980's, Whalum began to make a name for himself as a sideman of great insight and musicianship, playing on albums by a wide variety of artists – including Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Al Jarreau and many others.

He also toured with Whitney Houston. Her song I Will Always Love You's sax solo is Kirk's performance.He signed Warner Bros. Records in 1996, and he and Bob James released co-work album "Joined at the Hip".

He united BWB with guitarist Norman Brown and trumpeter Rick Braun, and released "Groovin'" in 2002.Now, he signs Dave Koz's label Rendezvous Entertainment(. He released Babyface's cover album "Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook" in 2005.

Most notably he got together with Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook and remade "The Secret Garden" into a 6 minute Sax Solo that is considered by many to be one of the finest pieces of sax playing around…


Kirk Whalum performs jazz music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Kirk Whalum for your event is $20,000 - $50,000. Kirk Whalum has more than 88.8K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Everette Harp, Michael Lington, Warren Hill, Jeff Kashiwa, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Najee, Nelson Rangell, Pamela Williams, Steve Oliver, Chuck Loeb, Ken Navarro, Euge Groove . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kirk Whalum for an upcoming event.

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