Warren Hill Tickets
Do you like to jive to the beat of samba and groove to the vibes of smooth jazz? There is something about the serene sounds wafting out from a saxophone that have a tendency to seep into your soul and tug on the strings of your emotions. No wonder women have gone weak in the knees on watching a saxophonist perform, one who is not only skilled in the technical intricacies but also in the fine art of cajoling and connecting with his female audiences. For the past three decades, Warren Hill has been doing exactly that. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, he has mastered the styles of Jazz and adult contemporary music and captured their essence in a repertoire that spans ten studio albums. However, his live performances remain his forte and to catch him in his element, claim some Warren Hill tickets .
Warren’s love affair with music began at age seven and after taking lessons for a couple of years, had already amassed a songbook on entering his teens that would be the envy of even respected musicians. During his mid-teens he formed a rock band and started touring with it all over Toronto, winning over listeners wherever he went. Though initially he focused mostly on gunning the guitar, his addiction to the saxophone soon took over and he inserted its playing even more and more into his performances. The essential ingredients for his inspiration were provided by the eclectic playing styles of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Warren soon became so obsessed with his newfound love for the sax that he quit the rock band and put together a fusion outfit that dove headfirst into the music of Spyro Gyra, Weather Report, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny and Grover Washington Jr.
Most teens develop angst for not having any talents. However, during high school Warren had to deal the dilemma of deciding which one of his stellar skills to focus most on. He was already a straight "A" student in subjects such as math and physics and had even gained admission into the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto. Now, in ordinary circumstances, rational thinking would have prevailed and a student with such a "promising" future would have put his musical leanings on the backburner and opted for a more grounded career choice. But Warren Hill was not an ordinary boy to begin with. He was cut from a cloth that would not settle for a tame lifestyle but wanted to be stitched together with all the frills and trimmings.
The tragic demise of Warren’s older sister when he was in his late teens acutely affected his outlook towards life and he sincerely sought out music as a means for dealing with his loss. He clinched a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music and his professional career kicked off right when his academic one ended. Warren’s performance on graduation night convinced producing legend Russ Titleman, who was in the audience, into hiring him to record two solos for being included in Chaka Khan’s CK. Warren’s music was featured along with that of the likes of Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. This incredible initial exposure set the stage for Warren’s recordings to start getting their own share of the limelight. His debut album Kiss Under the Moon released in 1991 by RCA climbed up to the 11th spot on the US Top Jazz albums chart, with the subsequent ones, namely Devotion, Truth, Shelter and Love Life, all going top-ten. His 1993 single "Tell Me What You Dream" peaked at the top of the US Adult Contemporary chart as well as its Canadian counterpart and hit the 43rd spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. His last record La Dolce Vita released in 2008 by Koch records spawned a number-2 lead single on the US Smooth Jazz chart.
Warren Hill has gained widespread acclaim for his "Smooth Jazz Cruise" project that he launched in 2004. The ensuing concerts have entailed dozens of sold-out shows each season and their design and format have even inspired several similar productions. Warren is also a family man and he and Tamara, his wife of sixteen years, have a teenage daughter who seems to have inherited a considerable share of her father’s musical genius. So latch onto some Warren Hill tickets for climbing a rocky and edgy peak and then sliding down on smooth jazz on the other side.