Coming to San Diego on 12/21 with my special guest and partner-in-crime Tony Exum, Jr.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 8:00 pm
Humphreys Backstage, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, California 92101
The Whitney proudly presents Holiday High Tea
Alexander Zonjic Pipers’ Holiday Concert
with his special guests
David Palmer – Piano – Barb Ogar – Flute and the Barb Ogar Student Flute Choir
For reservations call 313-832-5700
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2pm-4pm
The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
The 3-day Jazz in the Gardens festival features a variety of Jazz, R&B & Soul vocalists and musicians, including Brian Culbertson. For more information about the line-up visit this website.
The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce the first round of artists for the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival at Sun Life Stadium. The three-day weekend festival on March 20th to 22nd, 2015 will feature artists Maxwell, Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Men of Soul’sJeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson and Freddie Jackson, and Brian Culbertson. Comedians and nationally syndicated radio personalities D.L. Hughley and Rickey Smiley will co-host the festival. More artists will be added soon!
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or http://www.jazzinthegardens.com. This event is predicted to break attendance records, surpassing last year’s 68,000 tickets sold, and promises a memorable kick off for springtime Miami. “This signature event was birthed from humble beginnings with just 1,800 people in attendance our first year,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “I am proud to have watched this festival grow in number and esteem and reach this landmark of 10 years. With our top notch production team, the City of Miami Gardens promises this year’s experience is one for the books, you haven’t seen anything yet!”
Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
Jan 8th Southend Cliff’s Pavillion 8:30pm 01702 351135
Jan 9th London Pizza Express Jazz Club 9:00pm 0845 6027 017
Jan 10th London Pizza Express Jazz Club 7:30pm 0845 6027 017
Jan 10th London Pizza Express Jazz Club 10:30pm 0845 6027 017
Jan 14th Chichester Chichester Inn 8:30pm 01243 783185
Jan 15th Wavenden The Stables 8:00pm 01908 280800
Jan 16th Manchester The Cinnamon Club 7:30pm 0161 926 8992
Jan 17th Newcastle The Jazz Coop 8:00pm
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is entering its 10th year of service to the community and in February 2015, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival too will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. This festival has received all types of accolades over the years and has brought such amazing acts as Ramsey Lewis, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, David Benoit and, of course, festival favorite Mindi Abair.
“We want 2015’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those who have made the festival what it is today” said John Wright, President of the organizers, The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The talent line-up for 2015 is now set and, according to Wright, the bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.
The festival, set for February 21st 2015 in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda will attract two brand new headlining artists, who will be new to the Punta Gorda stage, but opening will be Mindi Abair, returning for her 7th triumphant time at the festival. For 2015 though, she will have a new CD release in place and a lot of her material will be fresh and new, interspersed with her old favorites that the crowd knows and loves already.
The second act will be Nick Colionne – a Chicago-based, internationally acclaimed artist who is sure to set the stage alight. With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining jazz, R & B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Nick takes the guitar to unexpected places every time he performs and his rich baritone vocals delight his audiences. As for his showmanship….you have to experience a Nick Colionne show for yourself. With style and energy to spare, unparalleled musicianship and a natural comedic flair, he is one of a kind.
Rounding off the talent “tree” for 2015 is the one and only Dave Koz. Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. He’s played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. He’s become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12:30 – pm
Laishley Park, E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 (Fort Myers area)