MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's a once in a lifetime event--three Whalum brothers are coming home and will take over New Olivet Baptist Church where their father, Dr. Kenneth Whalum, Jr., is pastor.
They are coming home to celebrate the church's Men's Month celebration in March. This year's theme is "Father, I'm Coming Home."
Kenneth Whalum III, Kortland Whalum, and Kameron Whalum will headline together and minister through song on Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in the church, located at 3084 Southern Avenue in Memphis.
All three young men are lifelong "Olives," or New Olivet members, and all have successful music careers in their own right.
Kenneth is a jazz saxophonist who has performed with hip-hop artists Ludacris and Jay-Z, as well as pop stars such as Justin Timberlake, Ciara and Bruno Mars. He also recently released "The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV" by saxophonist and uncle Kirk Whalum. Kenneth is set to released two albums of his own as well.
Kortland is a jazz/soul singer-songwriter, who has recorded with a variety of world renown artists such as Lala Hathaway and the late George Duke. He has also toured with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Kameron has been seen quite a bit lately on the national stage at the Grammy Awards and Super Bowl performances behind Bruno Mars. The 24-year-old trombonist has also stepped out on his own with some solo performances.
This will be the brothers first appearance headlining together. The program is part of The New Olivet Baptist Church worship experience and is free to everyone.