Artists Announced for Luther Vandross Tribute

Many of the artists who performed on a recent tribute album for Luther Vandross, who is recovering from a stoke, will perform at a tribute concert for him in October in New York. Tickets are now on sale.

LutherVandross_bw.gifTickets are now on sale for A Concert of Love, a tribute show for Luther Vandross featuring many of today�s top smooth jazz performers.

The majority of artists have now been announced for the show, which takes place Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Those confirmed are saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Kirk Whalum, keyboardist Brian Culbertson, guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. and vocalists Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway and Ledisi. All of these artists, except for Downing, performed on the tribute album Forever, For Always, For Luther, which was released in July by the Verve Music Group.

Musicians who may appear at the event, but are not yet confirmed, include trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Boney James and Def Soul recording artist Musiq. The host has yet to be announced, but it is expected to be Patti LaBelle.

Tickets for the show are priced from $59.50 to $99.50. Meanwhile, the first single from Forever, For Always, For Luther features Richard Elliot on �Your Secret Love.� The song is No. 15 on Radio & Records' smooth jazz charts.