CoolCruise

Cool Jazz Cruise embarks from Miami, with ports of call in Grand Turk; La Romana, Dominican
Republic; Curacao; and Aruba, from October 11 – 19, 2014. Smooth Jazz, R&B and Neo-Soul Line-up includes vocalist Syleena Johnson, Dante Lewis & JMichael Peeples, Endless Possibilities, DJ Vicious Lee and DJ B.Eazy.

Fore more information go to http://www.cooljazzcruise.com/.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 5:30 pm

Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, Connecticut 06378

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Join Rick Braun as he hosts for a uniquely styled New Year’s Eve celebration with red hot saxophonist Richard Elliot, amazing guitarist Peter White, and our special guest singer Larry Braggs who spent fourteen years with the band Tower of Power! To get the evening started there will be jazz music provided that takes us from Dixieland, to the Blues, to the Standards, to today’s contemporary jazz and R&B. First time attendees will delight in the performances of all the musicians and returning guests will find the usual stellar experience along with a brand new Mardi Gras theme.

Also new this year are intimate tables for 4. along with the traditional tables for 10. The Silent Auction to benefit families affected by autism is back, with a twist! Your ticket confirmation will include a link to a very special room rate of $149 at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa.

And once again we will start the party early on Tuesday, December 30 with a casual concert on the resort premises. This concert will be only for our New Year’s Eve ticket holders and will have limited seating. The headliner for this event will be the high energy saxophonist, Will Donato! See details after the seat map below. You can purchase your entry to this event in your New Year’s Eve ticket order. Tickets to this show are $25 per person + processing fee.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States

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Contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school his teacher turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. In 2001, Marshak released his debut CD “Preservation” and began to get more notice in New York. Later he opened for the popular “Guitars & Saxes” tour. In 2008 his album “On the Rocks” earned praise from JazzTimes magazine as “one of the best smooth jazz CDs of the year, for sure.”

In his release “Colors of Me” (2012), Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie. This release follows 2011’s highly received “Urban Folktales”, which captured a sophisticated late-night vibe and boasted a #1 song on the 2011 indie jazz chart, “Silent Knowing.” Marshak’s latest album “Lifestyle” is going to be released in 2014. It’s a busy time for Marshak, who is popular on the tour circuit and finding new audiences with his new, fresh music. Keeping his music evolving in new directions is important to the guitarist.

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

OliSilk

Some pretty exciting shows coming up over the next few weeks including the Gallery Suite Jazz Series UK Edition on Friday, August 22nd. UK based keyboardist/producer Oli Silk makes his Lansing, MI debut. If you are in the Lansing or near by area, consider joining him and sax player Phillip Denny for this intimate and rare U.S. performance. Learn more about the artist at http://www.olisilk.com/. You may purchase tickets to one of two shows being held that evening at http://olisilk.brownpapertickets.com/.

Friday, August 22, 2014 – 7:00 pm

La Fille Gallery, 336 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933

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The Labor Day Weekend Escape features Euge Groove with special guest vocalist Tracey Whitney.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Marriott Pyramid N, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Maxwell

Maxwell launched his career by inviting fans into his “Urban Hang Suite”. Now he is relocating the “hang” to one of the 7 seas, on board one of Royal Caribbean’s most luxurious ships – the Freedom of the Seas for a one week cruise May 3 – 10, 2015!

Imagine being on board with one of the greatest soul singers of modern R&B: Grammy Award winner – Maxwell, along with several of his musical friends for an entire week. Sail to exotic ports, dine on the finest cuisine, dance from the minute you wake up until the minute your head hits the pillow, all the while breathing in the warm Caribbean air and being entertained by some of the most incredible R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz Artists ever assembled in one location!

This is a full ship charter, which means that the entire ship will be dedicated to providing guests with the Maxwell + The 7 Seas experience. The cruise will also have on board Celebrity Chef G. Garvin who will be creating special menus for the cruise as well as doing live cooking demonstrations. Rest assured, the party will never stop and you will be enjoying every minute along with thousands of others who all share the same musical passions as you do!

Top it all off with stops along the way to some of the most beautiful locales in the Caribbean: Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marten and you have a recipe for what will be the greatest musical dream vacation of a lifetime!

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of cruising history, join us on the Maxwell + The 7 Seas cruise!

Maxwell + the 7 seas Inaugural cruise Lineup

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Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Leela James,DL Hughley, G. Garvin, Daley, The Wailers, Norman Brown, Robert Glasper,Eric Roberson, Euge Groove, Harvey Mason, Derrick Hodge, Stanley Jordan, Warren Hill, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne, Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Dominic Amato, Jessy J, Kenneth Whalum, Max V, DJ Jonathan Phillips, Static
Cruise host – Pat Prescott

For more information visit http://www.maxwellatsea.com/.