Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 5:30 pm
Loews Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (Chicago)
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
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
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/.
Friday, October 24, 2014
* Heads of State – Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant
* Boyz II Men
* Boney James
Saturday, October 25, 2014
* Charlie Wilson
* Brian McKnight
* Mint Condition
* Mindi Abair, Booker T & Elliot Yamin
* Jazz in Pink – Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs & Jeanette Harris
Sunday, October 26, 2014
* Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
* Brian Culbertson
* Peter White & Euge Groove
* Eric Darius
Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
Tickets and room packages are on-sale now at http://www.arizonajazzfestival.com or charge by phone at 602-244-8444
Arizona Jazz Festival, 8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85044
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
The OFFICIAL music video for “Horizon” feat. Patches Stewart which is the 2nd single from Brian Culbertson’s “Another Long Night Out” CD in stores & online NOW!
Directed by Brian Culbertson
Patches Filmed by Brian Culbertson
Brian Culbertson Filmed by Nick Harris
Edited by Chris Rodriguez
Filmed on location: BC at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Napa Valley and on the rooftop at The Thomas at Fagianni’s downtown Napa, CA. Patches was filmed on The Smooth Cruise while in port in Puerto Rico.
Brian Culbertson – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlizter & Keyboards
Patches Stewart – Muted Trumpet
Ray Parker Jr. – Wah & FX Guitars
Paul Jackson Jr. – Rhythm Guitar
Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 Organ
Alex Al – Bass
Michael Bland – Drums
Lenny Castro – Percussion
Tickets for Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway available here: