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Silver Collection

Celebrate the release of Terry’s latest CD, Silver Collection, a 25 Year Retrospective. (His first single “Welcome To Paradise” featuring Dave Koz is climbing the charts.)

Terry’s LIVE band features Eric MrChocolate Valentine, Greg Manning, Ramon Yslas, Reggie Mcbride, and Melanie Taylor.

For reservations click http://spaghettini.tix.com/GenericMap.aspx?EventCode=665219 or call 800-595-4849 See you there!!!

Friday, August 1 at 8:00pm in PDT

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

The first name and the long hair are misleading: Marion Meadows is a man – with a penchant for stylish outfits. He prefers black, the man, whose ethnic mix is Native American, African American and Caucasian. With his exotic appearance and his black dreadlocks, he is surely a favourite with the Jazz-loving ladies. The saxophonist (soprano-, tenor- and baritone sax) was born in West Virginia, but he grew up in Connecticut.

He began playing clarinet and studying classical music at eight years old. Very soon, he discovered his passion for different types of music, but also his penchant for jazz musicians like Stanley Turrentine, Duke Ellington or Coleman Hawkins. But actually, playing the sax was just a hobby… until, while he was touring through Europe, he saw the way audiences reacted to him and his student cohorts in Holland, Italy and Austria.

“It was a tremendous rush, and lit the fire.” After studying jazz with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music, where he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts, where he studied under Ron Herder and perfected his craft studying with Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Eddie Daniels. As a musician he sets an example for countless smooth saxophonists, who all try to follow suit with the casually cool, but still powerfully emotional Meadows sound.

By now he has worked together with a number of well-known artists like Brook Brenton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton or Angela Bofill. The ’90s marked the beginning of his solo career when he signed with RCA on the strength of his unreleased first album “For Lovers Only” (1991). He became a staple of the smooth jazz format with his subsequent recordings. “Whisper” (2013) is the name of his current release.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (11./12./13. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 2 concerts: from 129,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (11.-14. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 7 concerts: from 439,00 Euro per person in a double room

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July 25
Moon Township, PA
Robert Morris University Sewall Center

July 26
Honolulu, HI
Magic of Polynesia Showroom

August 3
Trenton, MI
Jazz on the River

August 9
Richmond, VA
Richmond Jazz Festival

August 16
Chicago, IL
The Montrose Room

August 23
Copper Mountain, CO
Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival

August 30
North Charleston, SC
Low Country Jazz Festival

September 12
Newport Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

September 28
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

October 11
Avalon, CA
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

October 16
Avalon, CA
Unplugged at Descanso Beach

October 18
Las Vegas, NV
Aliante Casino and Hotel*

October 26
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Jazz Festival

November 3-4
London, UK
Pizza Express Jazz Club

November 6-9
London, UK
Pizza Express Jazz Club

November 12
Southampton, UK
The Concorde Club

November 14-15
Maidstone, UK
Pizza Express Maidstone

November 16
Manchester, UK
The Cinnamon Club

November 17
Southend, UK
Cliffs Pavilion*

November 18
Milton Keynes, UK
The Stables

November 26
The Woodlands, TX
Dosey Doe

November 28
Austin, TX
One World Theatre

November 29
Huntington Beach, CA
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach*

December 4
Saratoga, CA
Villa Montalvo- Carriage House

December 5
Palm Desert, CA
McCallum Theatre*

December 6
New York, NY
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

December 7
Reading, PA
Miller Center for the Arts*

December 8
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere

December 9
Van Wert, OH
Niswonger Performing Arts Center

December 10
Annapolis, MD
Rams Head On Stage

December 11
Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse

December 12
Stuart, FL
Lyric Theater

December 13
Niceville, FL
Mattie Kelly Arts Center

December 14
Melbourne, FL
Maxwell King Center*

December 16
Jacksonville, FL
Florida Theater

December 17
Clearwater, FL
Capitol Theatre

December 18
Oakland, CA
Yoshi’s Oakland

December 19
Fresno, CA
Tower Theatre*

December 20
San Diego, CA
Balboa Theatre*

December 21
Sacramento, CA
Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Sacramento*

December 31
Tucson, AZ
JW Marriott Star Pass Resort & Spa

January 15-18, 2015
Seattle, WA
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley*

January 31-Feb1, 2015
Melbourne, FL
Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend

March 1-8, 2015
Caribbean
The Smooth Jazz Cruise- 2nd Sailing

Photo by Nick Puzon

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

JerryGreen

Sunday, August 03, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Breckenridge Inn, 2800 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, Kentucky 40220

ElanScullers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02134

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While sailing into placid blue-green Caribbean waters last January, The Smooth Jazz Cruise encountered a tidal wave of demand for cabins for the 2015 sailing. On just the second day of the 2014 venture, next year’s cruise sailing January 11-18, 2015 showcasing more than twenty of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and R&B sold out. To make sure that no one would be left stranded ashore, cruise producer Entertainment Cruise Productions, working with cruise line Holland America and the enthusiastic cooperation of the artists and musicians, swiftly put together a solution to rescue the lengthy waiting list of enthusiasts from all over the world eager to be part of the luxurious musical vacation adventure. Six days later, The Smooth Jazz Cruise 15.2 sailing March 1-8, 2015 was conceived.

Spending a week at sea performing, meeting and hanging out with fans aboard Holland America’s m/s Eurodam while visiting exotic Caribbean ports during the traditional January time slot fits nicely into the musicians’ schedules because most don’t tour or release new albums immediately after the holiday season, but rounding up everyone six weeks later in March, including such Grammy winners, legends and chart-toppers as Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample, Peter White and many others, could have been difficult.

“We called all the artists’ agents and managers and they were happy to hear about the unprecedented demand so everyone was ready and willing to sign up immediately,” said Entertainment Cruise Productions’ Executive Director Michael Lazaroff of the cruise that will depart Fort Lauderdale and visit Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island Half Moon Cay. “The Smooth Jazz Cruise is simply the best entertainment in the world of smooth jazz. No other festival or event can boast this level and depth of talent, fun and excitement. As it’s affectionately known, it is ‘The Greatest Party at Sea.’”

Capturing the unique spirit of the perennially sold-out cruise that many guests embark upon year after year has been a bit of a challenge as well. Offering live music plus DJ Biz Markie in six different venues large and intimate on top of informative panels, theme parties and autograph sessions with the artists, it is more than a music festival and more than backstage experiences with fan favorites. It is more than a vacation in the Caribbean with a dazzling array of amenities and delectable dining. It is more than a week of pampering during which everyone is treated first class by the Holland America staff. For the past twelve years on 17 full-ship charters, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has delivered unforgettable music and lifestyle experiences. Something special happens when passionate guests devote the entire week to being immersed in the music. A new video clip that provides a glimpse into the magic that occurs on every sailing is as close as one can get without leaving shore. It can be viewed at http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/Videos/PreCruise2015.

To reserve a cabin for The Smooth Jazz Cruise, call toll-free 888.852.9987 in the U.S. and Canada and 800.852.99872 internationally. Additional information is available at http://www.TheSmoothJazzCruise.com.

About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

The world leader in full-ship charter music cruises, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (ECP) owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Cruise and The Jazz Cruise (www.thejazzcruise.com), and is proud to partner with Time Life for the Soul Train Cruise (www.soultraincruise.com), Malt Shop Memories Cruise (www.maltshopcruise.com), The Country Music Cruise (www.countrymusiccruise.com) and The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn (www.signaturejazzcruise.com). Pleasing guests is Entertainment Cruise Productions’ most important goal and objective while providing luxurious vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective music genres in an extraordinary setting for devoted passengers, many of whom make the fun and exciting cruises an annual affair. Additional information is available at http://www.ecpcruises.com.

Source: Great Scott Productions

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Paul Taylor took up the saxophone at the age of seven. Though the Denver native has lived and worked primarily in Las Vegas since graduating as a music performance major from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the proximity of his adopted hometown to Los Angeles gave him many opportunities to vibe with R&B and contemporary jazz producers and artists. In 1994, Jeff Lorber asked Taylor to play with him at the Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival.

Another popular keyboard player, Keiko Matsui, and her producer/husband Kazu liked Taylor’s charismatic performance and offered him an audition with their band. He recorded and toured with the Matsuis for two years (appearing on “Sapphire” and “Dream Walk”), and Kazu Matsui eventually co-produced his debut album “On The Horn” (1995), which spawned the #1 radio hit “Till We Meet Again.”

Although Taylor has since been one of the genre’s most popular live attractions as a solo artist, he eagerly accepted Russ Freeman’s invitation to tour with The Rippingtons as a special guest artist in 2000. He later toured as a featured performer with the all-star “Groovin’ For Grover” lineup (including Lorber, Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright).

Over the past few years, Taylor has also been part of two of the genre’s biggest summer tours, Gentlemen of the Night (with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill) and Sax and the City (with Meadows and Vincent Ingala). Long a mainstay among the most popular and elite artists, Taylor has been on one of the most exhilarating upswings of his career over the past seven years, starting with “Ladies’ Choice” (2007), which marked his first ever #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz.

“Burnin'” the title track from his 2009 album, “Push To Start” from “Prime Time” (2011) and “Supernova” from his latest release “Tenacity” (2014) hit the pole position on the Smooth Jazz Songs chart. The albums itself respectively reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (11./12./13. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 2 concerts: from 129,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (11.-14. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 7 concerts: from 439,00 Euro per person in a double room

Summer Concert

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, California 95448

Johnson 12

Time to relax and treat yourself with a dose of NeoSoul & Smooth Jazz. The 2nd annual 2014 VrroomVIP: NeoSoul & Smooth Jazz ESPRESSO series features a wide variety of extremely talented Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul musicians from across the country. Not just a concert, come early and get a taste of the VrroomVIP Experience with catered light delights at our pre-show Mix & Mingle. Also experience some of the greatest local poetic talent to kickoff each featured performance.

Get your tickets here.

Friday, July 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm

PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, North Carolina 27701