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Apaulo Music Productions is proud to present two of the top artists in smooth jazz. The sensational Rick Braun on trumpet and the most sought after pianist in smooth jazz Brian Simpson. Rick is the number one trumpet man in the genre. He is a great entertainer and has the ability to wow you with his command of the horn and touch you with the subtlety of his singing. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians I know. He can play all styles from dixieland, funk ,pop, rock and jazz . His playful style always endears him with the crowd. With a diverse career as an artist, producer, songwriter he has traveled the world appearing in numerous settings from major jazz festivals to performing art centers with a symphony orchestra.

We will also be featuring pianist Brian Simpson who has been a regular at our Pacific Rim Jazz Festival. His talents as a music director to many of smooth jazz’s top stars is unparalleled but he also has blossomed into a consummate performer and solo artist. With numerous top ten radio hits under his belt Brian will be performing a few of his hits along with his favorite piano pieces. He has also recently release his a solo project which is climbing the charts as we speak.
two great artist , one special night….Don’t miss it..

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=636086
or (951) 696-0184.

Prices are $85.00 for the Best Reserved Seats with VIP Reception (7 til 7:45 p.m.) and $60.00 for Gold Reserved Seats.
The concerts starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at The Hawaii Convention Center – Liliu Theater
VIP Reception starts at 7:00 pm.
Gold Seating starts at 7:30 pm.

Parking at the Convention Center is $10.00

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW AND MOVING QUICKLY!

Click here: http://bit.ly/1cAAQev

The 6th Annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival

Thursday, August 28-31, 2014

Thursday: Norman Brown, Bobby Caldwell and Dwayne Johnson

Friday: Oli Silk, Elan Trotman, Najee, Brian Culbertson

Saturday: Peter White, Rick Braun, Euge Groove Pieces Of A Dream, Buff Dillard

Sunday: Boney James, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson, Joey Sommerville, Bob Baldwin, and Dante Lewis! and Brunch with Alex Bugnon!

Please note, this show is on track to sell out before show day!

N Charleston Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

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Jazz Gets the Blues with Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, and Brian Simpson, is an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Legends in their own right, this super group blends blues classics with burnin’ chops, funky grooves and high-energy performances. Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four number one hits.

With a style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to straight the top. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and rock, he has created an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, and producer, Chuck Loeb has had a musical career that spans over four decades, and he is proud to be known as a “Renaissance man” in the music world. Loeb is one of the most in-demand artists in the world, with his own recognizable sound. Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the go-to man for everyone from Janet Jackson to Dave Koz and has written numerous chart-topping R&B hits.

Sunday, April 06, 2014 – 6:00 pm

One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas 78746

Seabreeze

We are celebrating our “Sweet Sixteen” this year our 16th year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. And this year we would like to thank Wyndham Vacation Rentals for being our presenting sponsor again. The line-ip is already published here.

Among the artists of the upcoming event are Dave Koz, Will Downing, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Simpson, The Family Stone, Cindy Bradley, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry, Maysa, Eric Darius, Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, Jonathan Fritzén, Lebron, Nicola Cole and many more.

April 23 – 27, 2014

Pier Park Amphitheater, Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida

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The 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival returns to the Best Buy Theater in Times Square Saturday, February 8, 2014. There will be two (2) sessions: 3-6pm (PURCHASE) or 8-11pm. Evening: 8-11PM (PURCHASE)

Brian Simpson performs at the New York City Winter Wine Festival!

Every year we turn the theater into a gargantuan vineyard. Wines from all over the world, VIP wine classes, delicious food and amazing music.
ADMISSION INCLUDES:

* Wine: 3 hours of tasting over 200 wines at our sampling tables
* Food: selection of hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, cheese, and breads.
* Live Music: live contemporary jazz performance by a national act on stage.
* Program Guide: Comprehensive reference booklet with all wines listed and tasting notes on each.
* Wine Glass: Sip from a lovely wine glass, designed to enhance your tasting experience — yours to keep and take home after the event!
AN EXTRAORDINARY VENUE:

BEST BUY THEATER, one of New York’s state of the art event venues having undergone a $20 million renovation.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 – 3:00 pm

Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

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Brian Simpson and Eric Darius perform in the Continental Ballroom at the 4th Annual Black Tie event.

Saturday, November 09, 2013 – 6:00 pm

Crowne Plaza LAX, 5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045

Pacific Rim

We are proud to present The Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival at The Hawaii Convention Center. With the success of our first three years we hope to continue our tradition of providing World Class entertainment and feature artists who are not only exceptionally talented on their voice and instruments but are also great performers and a thrill to watch. Along with these artist we are also proud to feature some of our best Local Entertainers, Chefs and Restaurants. In maintaining our connection with the community we will also help raise money for scholarship programs for our children. Last year we managed to raise over 30,000 dollars for these programs!

Located at the entrance to Hawaii’s famous resort destination Waikiki, the Hawaii Convention Center provides a convenient location for all to attend. For those of you visiting our site from the US mainland, Asia and around the world we invite you to come and experience the best that Hawaii has to offer, Great Entertainment, Great Food and our world famous Hawaiian Hospitality! The Fourth annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, a unique entertainment experience for the people of Hawaii and our visitors to Hawaii!

Warmest Aloha,

Michael Paulo

World Class Smooth Jazz and R&B artists such as the great singer /songwriter Bobby Caldwell , Pianist Keiko Matsui, Saxtress Mindi Abair, Vocalist Spencer Day, Brian Simpson, Michael Paulo, Hawaii’s Jazz Legend Jimmy Borges and more. Food tasting by some of Hawaii’s favorite Chefs from popular restaurants such as Sidestreet Inn, Kai’s Market, The Chart House, Lavernes catering, Jade Dynsaty, 3660 on The Rise and more TBA. Benefitting the Kapolei Foundation scholarship program for youth.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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The Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens presents Jazz & Wine in the Gardens. Enjoy great music, gourmet cuisine and wine tasting from select wineries. An experience you can’t miss and won’t forget!

Jazz & Wine in the Garden features Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Brian Simpson, Michael Paulo, vocalist Spencer Day, Max Bennett, Lori Andrews and MC Timmy D.

September 21, 2013
Gates open 1:00 PM
2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, California

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Wayne County Parks Presents
The 18th Annual
Jazz on the River
Elizabeth Park, Trenton, Michigan

Saturday, August 3, 2013

1:00pm – Athena Johnson & Friends
2:30pm – Demetrius Nabors
4:00pm – Brian Simpson
5:30pm – Nick Colionne
7:30pm – Jeff Lorber Fusion
Featuring Paul Jackson Jr & Eric Marienthal

Sunday, August 4, 2013

1:00pm – Deon Yates
2:30pm – Testimony
4:00pm – Lin Rountree
5:30pm – Alexander Zonjic with
Special Guest Keiko Matsui
7:30pm – Sax & The City Staring
Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor,
Vincent Ingala & Joe McBride
The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 suggested donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at the corner of Jefferson and West Road, also Jefferson and Elm to the entrance of Elizabeth Park.

The park will be open to the public on both days beginning at Noon, and will close after the final performance.

Elizabeth Park is located off Jefferson, east of I-75, south of West Road in Trenton. Take I-75 South to the West Road exit and follow West Road east to Jefferson. Take Jefferson south into the park.

Questions? More info? Call 734-261-1990.

Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Dr, Trenton, Michigan 48183 (Detroit)

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If there has been one complaint among passengers who have sailed aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise during its first decade it is that there are so many extraordinary concerts and events to attend that it is simply impossible to see and do everything during the 7-day music vacation experience. Wait until they find out what is planned for the first-ever West Coast departure of the perennially sold out luxury cruise to music paradise sailing to exotic Mexican Riviera ports October 12-19. With an astounding 60 concerts slated and a jam-packed program of unique first-time events, excursions and opportunities exclusively available during the West Coast Jazz Party at Sea, this adventure bodes to top all previous cruises, including the traditional January sailing that sold out for 2014 in record time.

R&B jazz luminaries Brian Culbertson and Boney James will host the cruise embarking from San Diego aboard Holland America’s m/s Westerdam en route to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Baja Coast with a starry cast of Grammy-winning and chart-topping performers featuring David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Candy Dulfer, Jonathan Butler, Oleta Adams, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Earl Klugh, Kenny Lattimore, party band DW3 and music director Brian Simpson. When the live music pauses, legendary MC Biz Markie and Cool V will DJ to keep The Greatest Party at Sea grooving on the dance floor, and comedian Alonzo Bodden will provide the laughter.

Here are ten reasons why the West Coast Party at Sea is different than previous sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise:

·         Wall to wall live music. The usual program offers 40 shows. 60 concerts will be staged on the October cruise.

·         Guests will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take a one-hour music lesson from the stars with the fee going to charity.

·         At a first-ever songwriting seminar, Culbertson and the band will compose a new song on the spot with direct input from the audience.

·         During the “Opening Act” talent contest where guests get to show off their own musical gifts, cruisers will judge the opening rounds of the competition with Culbertson, James and Dulfer ultimately determining the winner who will earn the privilege of opening for the headliner and perform with the cruise hosts on the final night of the voyage.

·         When in Puerto Vallarta, guests will enjoy artist hosted excursions such as play golf with Braun, ride horseback with Elliot, sightsee with Culbertson, participate at an outdoor challenge with Butler, explore hideaways with Simpson, or join Dulfer for a swim with dolphins.

·         While at sea, cruisers can battle Culbertson and James in a ping pong tournament, take a yoga class with Klugh or shoot hoop with Miller.

·         For the romantically inclined, couples can renew their wedding vows during a ceremony presided over by Butler.

·         On a theme night designated to support Pinktober, national breast cancer awareness month, guests are encouraged to wear pink. Each cruiser will be given a commemorative pin and when they give the card accompanying the pin to the front desk, they will be making a $5.00 donation to fight breast cancer with cruise producer Entertainment Cruise Productions donating matching funds.

·         Backstage Pass” will be filmed nightly aboard the ship in front of a live audience for national television broadcast. Host Dane Butcher will interview each of the cruise stars.

·         For the first time, premium reserved seats for the main shows in the Vista Lounge theater are available for all guests who book their cabins by July 31.

Butcher, the Director of Cruise Operations & Programming for Entertainment Cruise Productions, said,

“We are super excited for the West Coast Jazz Party at Sea because this itinerary has allowed us to program the cruise THE perfect way. With more than 60 shows onboard, we added a bunch of brand new activities that make the guests just as much a part of the cruise as the musicians. Visiting Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta provide fantastic shore excursions, beautiful beaches, great shopping and amazing food along with fabulous weather and smooth sailing. We are not only bringing in celebrity DJ Biz Markie and his sidekick Cool V, who are a perfect match for this party crowd, but we added more artists than ever before and have surprises planned that are guaranteed to make this one of the greatest cruises that we have ever produced.”

Guests have fallen in love with The Smooth Jazz Cruise ever since its maiden voyage in 2004. Much more than a jazz festival and much more than a vacation, cruisers spend an entire week completely immersed in the music. On top of the stellar concert performances with Dream Team pairings that take place nightly in the theater and in more intimate nightclub venues aboard the vessel, guests interact daily with the musicians at cocktail parties, poolside games and activities, informative seminars, autograph sessions and cooking demonstrations. It’s an unforgettable first-class lifestyle experience that keeps fans coming back year after year. Cabins for the October sailing are still available and can be reserved by calling toll-free 888.852.9987 in the U.S. & Canada and +800.852.99872 internationally. For more information, please visit 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 Celtic Thunder Cruise (www.celticthundercruise.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 www.ecpcruises.com.

Source:  Great Scott Productions