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Berks

The 10-day fest features the best in jazz, blues, gospel and many more, including legendary vocalist Peabo Bryson. The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA.

The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation.

Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The complete schedule of this premier jazz festival is here.

Various Venues in Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

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The 7th Edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, October 4th & 5th, 2013 staring 10-time Grammy-Award winning guitarist George Benson and a growing line-up of local and international artists including rising star, jazz/hip hop vocalist Jose James, Puerto Rico’s El Gran Combo, the “most popular Salsa Group that has ever existed,” Curacao’s fusion funksters The Groovehunters, Salsa legend Willy Garcia and many more plus dance, poetry and art!

The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba will be held on 3 stages, the open air Main stage is next to the beach, the other is opposite of Café Plaza and the indoor stage will be in the Renaissance Conference Centre.

Tickets are available now for the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, October 4th & 5th in Aruba, sharing their passion for music, hospitality and quality!

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The 31st Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival

July 19 – 21, 2013
Friday July 19 & Saturday, July 20: 5pm-11pm Daily
Sunday July 21: 1pm-6pm

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA Waterfront

The 31st Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival adds a 3rd day to the calendar with Scope as an alternate rain site in the event of inclement weather.

Cool Jazz and warm summer nights return once again to Downtown Norfolk at the area’s longest running outdoor Jazz Festival! Due to overwhelming popularity, The 31st Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival adds a third day to the calendar. Starting Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2013, Jazz enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of smooth jazz in the serene setting of the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront along the Elizabeth River.

Performing Friday, July 19, 2013: Gates open at 5:00pm
BWB: Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun & Norman Brown

Performing Saturday, July 20, 2013: Gates open at 5:00pm
Jonathan Butler, Sheila E & Elan Trotman appearing as Souls of Summer

Performing Sunday, July 21, 2013: Gates open at 1pm
The Jae Sinnett Trio and Stanley Jordan

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Jazz On The Green Yuma, blending art, contemporary, Latin, smooth, and traditional Jazz, in one of Arizona’s greatest little cities, which has more to offer than meets the eye. Though small, it brings thousands of visitors from all over the world each year to enjoy not only the beautiful weather, but its great museums, parks, and other great amenities.

And this year there will be a little something extra. A Jazz Festival for the whole family to enjoy, this year… and many more years to come. From 10 am to 7 pm Saturday April 27th , there will be plenty of beer, soda,water and great jazz music for your listening pleasure. There will be several art, craft, and food vendors, with a variety of foods to please a multitude of taste. For one day only, there will be some of the hottest jazz your cool ears can endure,from international talent, to some of Yuma’s best local talent….including a Belly Dancer.

The day will kick off with a few of Yuma’s young local talent, then the great sounds Yuma’s own recording artist, The Yuma Jazz Company. The afternoon will give us the talents of Zarmineh and her troupe, some of the best Belly Dancers in town. Then, taking it on into the evening, the nationally acclaimed talents of Change On Three, Fo/Mo/Deep , Trippin N Rhythm recording artist Elizabeth Mis, and International recording artist Laura Fernandez, just to name a few. This will be an event that is not to be missed.

This Mini-Jazz Festival will reach a primarily family-oriented audience with mid to high levels of discretionary income, and, there is also the added income of the over one hundredthousand plus winter visitors which come to Yuma this time of year every year. Also, this year, and each year hereafter, portions of proceeds will go to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 – 10:00 am

West Wetlands Park, 2200 Water St, Yuma, Arizona 85364

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

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http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3309

Wednesday, March 20, 8pm ~ $33 & 10pm ~ $28
Thursday, March 21, 8pm ~ $33 & 10pm ~ $28
Friday, March 22, 8pm ~ $35 & 10pm ~ $35

Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, California 94607

Brazilian music and Funk find their roots in the drums and rhythms of West Africa. These organic elements form the musical DNA that is imbedded in all the music of the Americas. For one night, we bring together two award-winning stars to explore both genres…

Sergio Mendes – The Grammy® winner and undisputed master of Pop Brazilian Jazz created a new sound by fusing Brazilian roots with American Jazz to create Brazil ‘66. Today, he continues to push Brazilian Jazz even further by mixing in Funk and hip hop rhythms.

Candy Dulfer – Dutch-born alto sax star and Funk master made her name in the pop music world as a soloist for major stars such as Prince, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison and Dave Stewart. Her charm and talent even led to her own TV show, and now she returns to the stage to stir Vegas audiences at The Smith Center.

Friday, November 09, 2012 – 7:30 pm

Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

The Miami Nice Jazz Festival, an extension of the internationally celebrated Nice France Jazz Festival, and one of the largest and most significant jazz events of its kind in Europe, is scheduled to take place for the first time in the United States this fall. The stateside home of the festival is downtown Miami where a three day jazz celebration will take place beginning on October 26, 2012.

The first Miami Nice Jazz Festival is a partnership between Sister Cities Nice, France and Miami, Florida, joining forces under the leadership of the festival’s founder and CEO, Philippe Pautesta-Herder. The festival takes place in downtown Miami’s historic gem, the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. “Downtown Miami provides the perfect backdrop for the festival as Miami is a city rich in historic heritage and culture parallel to that embodied by the festival, its musicians and its patrons”, said the festival founder.

The festival kicks off Miami French Week, a week designed to promote French culture in South Florida. “The Miami Nice Jazz Festival is the first and only jazz festival of such international significance to come to South Florida and I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an iconic occurrence”, said Philippe.

The lineup will showcase an eclectic mix of both straight-ahead and Latin jazz performances, highlighting legendary artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater (Festival Ambassador), along with Florida debuts of bassist Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Palmieri & his Latin Jazz Band and French drummer André Ceccarelli featuring Alex Ligertwood ( former lead singer of Santana).

Also scheduled to perform at the festival will be the Florida International University Big Band featuring vocalist Sally Night and The South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Chuck Bergeron featuring Nicole Henry. Jazz student bands from Florida International University and University of Miami will also animate the Gusman Center each night when doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Kyle Eastwood opens for vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater in this prestigious 3-day festival featuring jazz of all genres.

Gusman Center, 74 E Flager St, Miami, Florida 33131

The 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival is just around the corner! This landmark event continues its rich tradition of featuring the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues to Latin beats and world fusion.

Come and join the party at this year’s Playboy Jazz Festival

The 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup!

Saturday, June 16:

Christian McBride Big Band · Boney James · Ozomatli · Sheila E. · Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings · The Soul Rebels · Global Gumbo All Stars · Cos of Good Music · Louie Cruz Beltran · The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band · Master of Ceremonies: Bill Cosby

Sunday, June 17:

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band · Robin Thicke · Preservation Hall Jazz Band · Keb’ Mo’ · Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project · The Cookers · Spectrum Road · Chico Trujillo · KG Omulo · Calabasas High School Jazz Band · Master of Ceremonies: Bill Cosby

The Playboy Jazz Festival has added three more acclaimed artists to its stellar 2012 lineup. Showcasing the full spectrum of jazz, the Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17at the world famous Hollywood Bowl.

Joining the roster of Grammy-winning jazz greats and rising stars are multi Grammy-nominated R&B pianist/composer Patrice Rushen, New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian phenomenon Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Latin Jazz Bandleader Louie Cruz Beltran.

Rushen will perform on Sunday with Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy-winning Mosaic Project, along with other surprise guests from the CD. On Saturday, New Orleans vocalist/percussionist Big Chief Monk will play with The Soul Rebels, bringing the distinctive rhythms of the Mardi Gras Indians from the Crescent City to the Festival stage, and Beltran will appear with his contemporary salsa group, the Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Orchestra.

A classically trained pianist, Rushen is one of music’s most sought after artists, having performed or produced recordings for such legendary stars as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Boys II Men, George Benson, and many more. Rushen was also the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the NAACP Image Awards, and is also the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the People’s Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief.

Known for his longtime collaborations with Big Chief Bo Dollis in The Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk (aka Monk Boudreaux) is the head of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe, the Gold Eagles. In recent years, he has toured and recorded with the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, a band featuring musicians Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville and Dr. John. He performs regularly in his hometown with John Lisi & Delta Funk and in 2010 appeared in Bury the Hatchet, a feature length documentary by Aaron Walker about the Mardi Gras Indian tradition.

Louie Cruz Beltran, leader of The Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Orchestra, has performed with such great artists as Tito Puente, Francisco Aquabella, Ray Baretto, Natalie Cole and Gladys Knight, among others. Beltran’s most recent album Paint the Rhythm, spent 12 weeks on the Media Base national smooth jazz charts, reaching #11; his single “Esperando” hit #4.

Single day tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Patrons can purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com, over the phone by calling (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878, at any Ticketmaster outlet or by downloading a ticket order form at www.playboyjazzfestival.com. There is also a link to the Ticketmaster website on the Playboy Jazz Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.

This is an official invitation to be a part of an amazing historical bay area phenomenon; Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s and it’s first studio recording!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/32321230/pmo-first-studio-recording

In 2011 pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn formed a 19-member rocket fueled group that is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Despite the current challenging economic situation, we have made it through an entire year of regular weekly gigs paying less than what each musician can actually afford to play for… i.e. gas and precious time. we are defiantly swimming against current, this is the power of love for music, and we have it!

San Francisco Bay Area is local for PMO, and has been a fantastically supportive home for all of us. One year later, we are playing premier clubs and festivals and we’re proud to say that this group is packed with Grammy-recognized musicians! With every performance, PMO feeds the soul, body, and hearts of everyone around, from music lovers, to dancers, to musicians. Every performance is an energetic Blast of love!

GUESS WHAT? You can get on the wave with us right now! No matter where you reside in the world, we are here for you.

By April 23, PMO aims to raise at least $10,000 to record 10 songs, 2 covers and 8 originals.

You can be a very helpful component to a very good cause, YES! Right now! This is how it works:

First Check guidelines and your rewards here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/32321230/pmo-first-studio-recording

After a few days , we are already 12% fan-funded. To help the project collects your pledge on Kickstarter follow these steps. Here’s how it works:

Go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/32321230/pmo-first-studio-recording

Step 1. Check out the rewards (from lessons to pre-ordering CDs) here: link

Step 2. Sign up (favorite name and password). Pledge via credit card.

Step 3. If we make our goal, your pledge is charged. Follow the project via updates, collect your rewards… and bask in your awesomeness!!!

If PMO doest not reach the goal, your money will be refunded by default. How cool is that!

Are we asking you for charity?
Ummm, not really. In essence what we are trying to do is to make this dream come true with YOUR HELP, buying our CD in “advance”.
Each dollar that you put in, will apply to the creation of this amazing recording.
Pledging on Kickstarted is hands down the hippest way that musicians are making studio recordings happen in this day and age.
Anything from $1 up to $5000 will help enormously for the cause!
YOU are important to us!

Urban Music Presents
Ray Obiedo Group
featuring the Horns, Rhythm and Vocals of the Carlos Santana Band!
@ Georges Nightclub – Thursday March 22

www.georgesnightclub.com
To Buy Tickets: http://www.georgesnightclub.com/?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=296&Itemid=3

Musician Line Up:
Ray Obiedo – Guitar, Melecio Magdaluyo – Saxophone and Flute, Phil Hawkins – Drums, Marc Van Wageningen – Bass

Special Guests from The Carlos Santana Band:
Dave Mathews – Piano, Karl Perrazo – Timbales, Jeff Cressman – Trombone, and Tony Lindsay – Vocals

About Ray Obiedo:
Contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Obiedo had an eclectic musical background during his youth, spent in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Here the sounds of Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim and the imported soul and pop of Motown Records influenced his early musical persona. Probably the greatest influence on his embryonic career, however, was the James Brown revue, whose funky, percussive guitar sound was the platform on which Obiedo built his technique. He joined organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith on a U S tour in 1974, then ECM Records trombonist Julian Priester on his first European outing in 1977. Ray also started his long association with the great Pete Escovedo which continues today. His own fusion band, Kick, included a young Sheila E. on drums and Sonny Rollins associate Mark Soskin on keyboards. In the mid 80s his reputation grew as one of California’s finest exponents of jazz, pop and fusion. His other outlet during this time was the pop-rock vehicle Rhythmus 21, wherein he worked with other prominent session musicians from the Bay Area. His own session experience is considerable, having partnered artists including Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Grover Washington Jr., Bill Summers, Brenda Russel and The Whispers.

Obiedo’s solo compositions also attracted acclaim, and saw interpretations from Sheila E, Tower of Power, steel pan great Andy Narell, jazz guitarist Bruce Forman and The Pete Escovedo Orchestra. Parts of his work have appeared on film soundtracks, most notably Michael Caine’s A Shock To The System and Richard Gere’s Internal Affairs. Such notoriety co-existed with Obiedo’s rising status as a solo artist, recording a clutch of 90s albums for Windham Hill Records while leading The Ray Obiedo Group on club dates and concerts. Obiedo made his solo debut with 1989′s Perfect Crime, followed two years later by Iguana; with 1993′s Sticks and Stones, he reached the Top Ten on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts. After 1995′s African-influenced Zulaya, he resurfaced two years later with Sweet Summer Days. 1999 saw the release of The Modern World, a hybrid of R&B, pop, and Latin jazz.

DAVE MATHEWS, a known pianist and the current keyboard player with Santana, has appeared on 7 of Etta James’ recordings, such as Life, Love and the Blues (Grammy nominee), Heart of a Woman (Grammy nominee) Matriarch of the Blues (Grammy nominee) and Burnin’ Down the House Live at the House of Blues (Grammy nominee). Known in the bay area as an eclectic musician with the ability to play many musical styles in an idiomatically correct fashion, Dave has worked and/or recorded with a number of diverse artists.

KARL PERRAZO, born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, has gone on to play with the best in Pop, Jazz, Rock and Latin Music. The self-taught musician is currently playing with the Santana Band. He has recorded 3 albums with Santana, one being a Live album in South America.
He has also recorded and played with Malo, Jorge Santana, Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gilespie, Andy Narrel, Ray Obiedo, Tom Coster, Pete and Coke Escovedo, Dennis Chambers, Sheila E., The Artist, Mariah Carey, Paquito D’ Rivera and is on the latest John Lee Hooker album.

Karl Perazzo has also sat in with the best in Latin Music, such as Tito Puente, Machete, Ruben Blades and others. Perazzo is not only known nationally, but internationally as well. He is known to have recorded with some of the best acts in Japan and Italy.

In addition to all of the above, Karl has also performed on an array of TV shows, such as American Bandstand, Soul Train, Solid Gold, Jay Leno, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, The Grammies, The American Music Awards, and was the first percussionist to be invited to sit in with The Arsenio Hall Show house band on more than one occasion, and to perform on his 100th show.

JEFF CRESSMAN is a native of San Francisco who began playing trombone in the same Berkeley Public School Jazz Project that encouraged such contemporaries as Peter Apfelbaum, Benny Green and Joshua Redman.

Jeff first recorded with Santana on the “Supernatural” album and then appeared on the Supernatural 2000 world tour including performing in the 2000 Grammy awards telecast and “Supernatural Live – An Evening with Carlos Santana and Friends” television special and DVD.

During his career, Jeff has performed and recorded with such artists as: Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Francisco Aguabella, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Steve Winwood, Don Cherry, Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble and John Santos and the Machete Ensemble. Jeff has had the honor of playing “Oye Como Va” with composer Tito Puente as well as with Carlos Santana.

Jeff’s recent musical projects include a new CD release “Mondo Rama” with Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra for Narada Records, the Playboy Latin Jazz Christmas CD with Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo, “Madre Rumba, Padre Son” with Edgardo Cambon’s Candela and “Round Trip” with Rebeca Mauleon.

Jeff’s interest in the recording arts have led him to engineer numerous Jazz and Latin CD projects including John Santos and the Machete Ensemble, Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge, Eddie Marshall’s Holy Mischief and Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira.

TONY LINDSAY, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro. When not touring with SANTANA, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few.

As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O’Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.

For More Info please visit

http://urbanmusicpresents.com/rayobiedo.cfm

Friday, March 23, 2012 2:00am until 12:00am