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Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm & Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

The youngest of seven grew up in a musical family, performing and singing in church with his older brothers. Anderson’s family recognised his talent as a musical prodigy when he was introduced to the saxophone aged twelve. A son of South Carolina, Anderson studied jazz at North Carolina Central University.

In 2005, Anderson released his debut album “My Turn”, a stellar contemporary jazz record the young musician put his heart and soul into. Filled with romantic ballads and jazz grooves “My Turn” was a sophisticated introduction to what was to come from the up and coming star. At the age of only 24, 2009 saw the release of his sophomore album “From the Heart”.

Anderson’s breakthrough into contemporary jazz circles came in the same year as the winner of the Capital Jazz fest Challenge. Since then, Anderson has had a meteoric rise to success, touring with Prince, Sheila E. and Anthony Hamilton. Anderson has been honoured to open for and join on stage artists such as Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Peter White, Boney James, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, George Duke, Wynton Marsalis, Alex Bugnon, Nnenna Freelon, Jeff Lorber, Bob Baldwin and Jennifer Holiday.

In 2011 Anderson won the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Prestige Award for Gospel Jazz Artist of the Year and released his third record, “Now”, a diverse record that reached across R&B, pop and jazz boundaries. Following the success of “Now”, Prince called for Anderson to join his band the New Power Generation, where Anderson is currently performing as star saxman and personality. 2014 is shaping up to be a remarkable time for Marcus Anderson. The accomplished musician will be spending the year on the road both as a solo artist and with Prince and the New Power Generation. With the release of “Style Meets Substance”, Anderson is eager for what is to come.

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

SaxOnTheRiver

October is breast cancer awareness month! Sax on the River is a contemporary jazz benefit concert held to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Karla J Williams Foundation. This years featured artists include Elan Trotman, Lebron Dennis, Cecil Ramirez and Cynthia Marie Douglas. There will be a live auction, raffle, food, no host bar and an amazing view of the Sacramento River. We will also be honoring a dear friend of Sax on the River who we lost to cancer in February, Liz Hooper Gibson. Please invite your friends, get your tickets and we will see you in October!

Saturday, October 11 at 4:00pm – 10:00pm in PDT

10215 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA

KennyG

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

In 1982, Kenny G released his self-titled debut album, striking a balance between jazz and R&B. His fourth studio album, Duotones (1986) made the saxophonist an international star. Selling more than 3 million copies, the silky-smooth jazz album led the way for Kenny G to work with other big-name stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. During his long career, he’s also performed with Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra.

His 1992 release, Breathless, sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone and became the top-selling instrumental album in history. Two years later, Kenny G hit stores with his first holiday album, Miracles, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 1993 Kenny G was awarded a Grammy® for Best Instrumental Composition for the single “Forever in Love”. In 2010, Kenny G teamed up with Robin Thicke and Babyface for the R&B–driven album Heart and Soul and his most recent Namaste (2012) with Rahul Sharma.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 7:00 PM

DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 5:30 pm

Loews Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (Chicago)

Silk

The Razor Sharp Brit returns for two shows in two nights. It’s always great to see Oli Silk front and centre at Pizza Express, as he gets the chance to play his hits and favourites.
Included in Oli’s line up will be Orefo Orakwue (bass), Michael Brown (guitar), Kirsten Joy (vocals), Hollie Petrie (vocals) , Westley Joseph (drums) & Ed Barker (sax).

Friday September 19th – £24.50
Saturday September 20th – £27.50

Or Call 0207 439 4962 (+44 207 439 4962) To Book Over The Phone

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

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This festival is all about highlighting amazing jazz performers. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages – Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Brian Simpson | Marc Antoine | Boney James

Friday, October 17, 2014 – 8:00 pm

8pm at the The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rick Braun | Vocalist Al Jarreau

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Nick Colionne & Marcus Anderson

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Noon at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: The RBJF Family Concert | Free event!

1pm at The Rusty Rudder deck: Benji Porecki / Club Phred | Free event!

1pm at The Performing Arts Theater of Cape Henlopen High School: Vocalist Patti Austin / Gerald Albright opens

2:30pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Vocalist Nicole Henry

4pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Jazz meets James, Part 2, featuring Nick Colionne, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Bradshaw, Steve Cole, Jessy J, Jackiem Joyner, Art Sherrod Jr, Kim Waters and Paul Taylor

8pm at The Rusty Rudder: Paul Taylor & Jackiem Joyner

8pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Stanley Jordan

9:30pm at The Bottle and Cork: TBA

10:30pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rehoboth Beach Super All-Stars featuring Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, vocalist Maysa, Brian Simpson and Kim Waters

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Elan Trotman, Jessy J and Jay Rowe

Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 1:00 pm

1pm at Cape Henlopeon Theatre for the Arts: Brian Culbertson with Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson

4pm at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Final Grand Jam featuring: Marcus Anderson, Marc Antoine, Jeff Bradshaw, Nicholas Cole, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Brian Culbertson, vocalist Nicole Henry, Jessy J, Stanley Jordan, Jackiem Joyner, vocalist Maysa, Art Sherrod, Paul Taylor, Elan Trotman, Kim Waters and Musical Director Brian Simpson!

6:30pm at Rusty Rudder: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson, Jackiem Joyner, Elan Trotman and many surprise artists

UCIty

The U City Jazz Festival lineup is: 1pm – Jazz St Louis All-Stars | 2:30pm – Tony Viviano Big Band | 4pm – Two Times True | 5:30pm – Anthony Wiggins with Ptah Williams and Maurice Carnes | 7pm – The Silverman Brothers and Bach to the Future | 8:30pm – Pieces of a Dream | Free event!

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, Missouri 63130 (St Louis)