Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood set for May 2 performance at UAB's Alys Stephens Center

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Steve Winwood will perform Saturday, May 2, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.  

For his inaugural ASC performance, Winwood’s still-forceful high tenor voice will soar while joined by a loose, funky, four-man band that will stretch his classic tunes into jams. Alabama Gulf Coast-based Americana duo Sugarcane Jane will open for Winwood.

The show is set for 8 p.m. in the ASC, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $81.50, $95.50 and $109.50. Call 205-975-2787 or visit

Winwood’s influential musical history reaches back half a century. With a repertoire that spans decades, he has no shortage of material with which to wow fans.

Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford, known as Sugarcane Jane, will release a new studio album “Dirt Road’s End,” conceived and co-produced with Americana/roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason, on April 28. Rich, homegrown and natural, their music draws from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz and rock.

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The Thelema Trio

UAB Department of Music presents the Thelema Trio free in concert April 16

The Thelema Trio, a Belgian new music ensemble, will appear in concert Thursday, April 16, presented by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.

The concert will feature new works for clarinet, saxophone and piano by European and American composers and will include a trio composed by UAB Associate Professor of Music William Price. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. The UAB Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities sponsors the concert.

Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call 205-934-7376 or visit the Department of Music online

An ensemble that believes in music without boundaries, the Thelema Trio promotes and performs new music from the 21st century and has become a unique voice for many contemporary composers. The trio, clarinetist Rik De Geyter, saxophonist Peter Verdonck and pianist Ward De Vleeschhouwer, explores a wide range of styles and new performance techniques.