Arts and Entertainment


December 14 2024

8:00 p.m.
Attucks Theatre 1010 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA SevenVenues 757-664-6464 Price: $55 - $95 plus applicable fees

A Jazzy Christmas Show featuring #1 Billboard charting Saxophonist, Ellis Hamilton, saxophonist and Billboard #1 charting Guitarist LEMEK, and the local favorite amazing Fuzz Band! More Artists TBA.


This show will electrify you and is sure to put you in the holiday groove. Come ready to jam to Ellis’s and LEMEK’s classics and crank up the holiday season!


The Guitarist— LEMEK “Rising Star Guitarist” LEMEK is a Trippin N Rhythm recording artist and Contemporary Instrumental Smooth Jazz charting soloist with a combined 9 weeks at Billboard #1. Currently a Billboard Top 10 End of Year Chart holder, LEMEK has amassed over 1M Spotify streams and counting. Local to the New Orleans Metro area, LEMEK is a uniquely unapologetic artist who has a lot of unlimited artistic creativity to share in his fruitful journey in instrumental music! “Having grown up with a dad who’s delighted thousands of contemporary urban jazz fans with his amazing saxophone vibes, LEMEK—the son of Louisiana native saxophonist Quintin Gerard W., is bringing something bigger and bolder to the table of contemporary smooth jazz:– an ever-blossoming guitar artistry with an intense, fiery, sometimes even fusion vibe that incorporates everything from strings to trippy rhythmic textures for an extremely powerful, acoustic and electric guitar driven energy. LEMEK is urban smoothness with high-octane and higher impact modes of expression.” The 1st Place Winner of the Gibson KRK Guitar Competition (NAMM 2020), LEMEK is a SAG-AFTRA Recording Artist and ASCAP Songwriting Publisher with live, commercial recording and TV broadcast performance credits. He is presently making a true “EMERGENCE” within the future of Contemporary Smooth Jazz Music today!


Ellis Hamilton

The Saxophonist – has performed as a featured soloist on several artists’ professional recordings; composed the scores for several short films, one of which has won several awards at short film festivals; composed the score for a stage play for the City of Fairfax Theater Company; served as Music Director for Heart House Inclusive Productions’ run of The Spongebob Musical; and he was a guest lecturer and performer for the Kirov Academy of Washington, D.C. Most recently, Ellis released his debut single, “My Heart To Yours,” which climbed the charts to #1 on BillboardSmooth Jazz Network, and Mediabase.


Ellis is a self-taught musician and composer, proficient on alto saxophone

(primary instrument), drums, and piano. He also plays tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, vibraphone, and flute. Ellis graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Film Scoring and Performance. His academic achievements and musical talents have earned him many awards, honors, accolades, and scholarships, including being named one of the 2016 Davidson Fellows by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. This organization honors the top 20 students in the United States for their extraordinary talent and accomplishments in their respective fields.


An engaging and passionate musician, Ellis has performed as a solo artist and as a member of many ensembles and bands at venues across the country including, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, The National Press Club, The Kennedy Center, Scullers Jazz Club, The Music Center at Strathmore, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, and Blues Alley Jazz Club. He has shared the stage numerous times with his mentor, multi-platinum and award-winning saxophonist and flautist, Najee. Ellis was invited to be a guest soloist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and he arranged and orchestrated one of his original compositions, “Possibilities,” for the Philharmonic to perform. He has also performed internationally on stages in South Korea, Japan, and Germany.

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