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Denton Black Film Festival

Whalum to cap festival with saxophone performance

For Kirk Whalum, there’s no difference between performing sacred music and secular music.

Whalum is a Grammy-winning saxophonist and an ordained minister. When he lifts the saxophone to his lips, he aims to touch hearts and stir souls. He doesn’t think of his audience as split between gospel music fans and jazz cats, he said.

“I think we’re mistaken to consider them two groups of people,” Whalum said. “But I have never felt inclined to separate those parts of my life.”

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See photos from the Denton Record-Chronicle’s coverage of Whalum’s performance online. 

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