With ‘Epic Cool,’ Kirk Whalum releases first album in five years

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 08, 2024 11:31 AM CT | Published: July 07, 2024 4:00 AM CT

On his newest album, Whalum says he refuses to “fall prey” to a common trend in modern smooth jazz.


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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

A native Memphian, Elle Perry has earned graduate degrees from the University of Memphis and Maryland Institute College of Art. She’s written for publications including the Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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