The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series brings together Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Golub and Kirk Whalum for “Guitars and Saxes” performance on July 30.
Gerald Albright has 9 CD’s selling over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Albright’s contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. He was of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at President Clinton’s inauguration. He was also featured at the Presidential Summit, as well as several private functions for the President.
He has worked in studio with artists such as Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr., Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, The Winans, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, and Maurice White. He also toured with Les McCann, Rodney Franklin, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, Marlene Shaw, Debra and Eloise Laws, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and many others. In addition to numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals, Albright had also been a part of the popular Jazz Explosion tours, which saw him teaming up with contemporary jazz stars like Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, and Rachelle Ferrell, to name a few.
Eight-time Grammy nominated Kirk Whalum is a jazz saxophonist with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. He toured as Whitney Houston’s opening act for several years and has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks.
Jeff Golub is a contemporary jazz guitarist with 6 solo albums and 3 CD’s as the leader of the instrumental band “Avenue Blue”. Before becoming an instrumentalist, Jeff worked as a sideman to a number of very successful rock and pop artists. He’s best known for his work with Rod Stewart, performing on 4 albums and 5 world tours.
Peter White, smooth jazz guitarists has been a part of the numerous “Guitars and Saxes” performances. In addition to his own music, he has recorded with Dave Koz, Gato Barbieri, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Craig Chaquico, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Third Force, The Rippingtons, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and Marc Antoine.
Now through October 1, a diverse collection of jazz musicians will entertain audiences in the intimate outdoor amphitheater, surrounded by a serene and lush landscape, at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Following are the remaining show dates and performers:
· July 30 Guitars and Saxes with Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum
Jeff Golub & Peter White
* August 6 Bobby Caldwell with 14 piece Big Band
* August 13 Fourplay
* August 20 Steve Tyrell
* August 27 The Rippingtons
* Sept. 3 Brian Culbertson
* Sept. 10 David Sanborn
* Sept. 17 Spencer Day and Jake Shimabukuro
* Sept. 24 Euge Groove with Special Guests Paul Brown &
* Oct. 1 Peter White
Ticket price ranges from $40 to $95 and can be purchased at http://www.SummerJazzSeries.com or by calling the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach box office at (949) 729-6400. Dinner packages, reserved seats, sky boxes and overnight accommodations are available. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
For room reservations visit Hyatt Regency Newport Beach at http://www.newportbeach.hyatt.com or call (949) 729-1234, or (800) 223-1234. The hotel is located at 1107 Jamoboree Road.
Sponsors of the Summer Jazz Series include 94.7 The Wave in L.A., Good Neighbor Pharmacy, VisitNewportBeach.com, Kendall Jackson Wines, Korbell Champagne, Verizon FIOS, Coast Magazine, Orange County Register, 92.7 Jill FM Orange County, KESQ TV 3 Palm Springs, and 102.3 KJJZ Palm Springs.