Brian Simpson performs at the poolside Jazz Under The Stars Summer Concert Series.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Aliante Casino + Hotel, 7300 Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084
Saxophonist-band leader-composer-arranger-producer Kim Waters was instantly established among the premier Urban Jazz hit makers. Now, after over two decades as a music superstar with 16 Top Ten and 14 #1 singles, 4 #1 CDs and sales in excess of two million album units, Kim again elevates his already luminous career profile to an even higher pinnacle with MY LOVES, his 19th solo album and major label debut.
Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, “Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.”
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Building 24 Live, 1115 Bern Rd, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610 (Reading)
JOIN US… for Jazz Under the Stars, Saturday, July 5th.
Our headliner, performing a 90-minute set, will be “Sax In The City” featuring Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor. Our opening act, Brian Simpson, will perform a 60-minute set.
The concert will be held at beautiful Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The gates open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.
General admission is $65.00 which includes concert style open seating, VIP admission is $100.00 and includes a meal and table service.
Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91066 (Los Angeles)
Music enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys having a good time, may be happy to know that a jazz festival will return to Heritage Landing this summer. While the inaugural event in 2012 was the one-day Lakeshore Jazz Festival, this year’s festival features a new name – Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival — and an expanded schedule. The festival will be a two-day event this year, instead of the one-day event in 2012.
“I prefer to call the first one the pilot (festival),” said Alexander Zonjic, renowned flutist and co-organizer of the festival.
With a passion for jazz music and the Muskegon area, Hawkins Lang, the original organizer of the jazz festival in Muskegon, had an idea to create a music festival to celebrate the anniversary of his restaurant, Hawk’s Feathers and Finns. But what Lang didn’t expect while organizing the festival two years ago was the strong relationship he would begin to develop with Zonjic.
When the original headliner artist for the “pilot” jazz festival fell through, Lang came across Zonjic’s name, listened to his music and called Zonjic. Lang was surprised that Zonjic answered the phone. “I thought it was going to be his assistant (on the phone),” Lang said. From there, the two “just kind of hit it off.” Over time, Lang and Zonjic said they believe the festival will greatly benefit the area economically.
Zonjic, who has been both performing and working in the music festival business for more than 20 years, is excited about the Muskegon area. When he originally visited Muskegon, he said he knew Heritage Landing would be a wonderful place for a jazz festival. “My instincts kicked in and I thought ‘this would be so cool,’” Zonjic said. Zonjic said the idea of the festival is to have a large, cultural and diverse event in Muskegon.
Because the event is two days, Zonjic is hoping that jazz enthusiasts from Chicago and Detroit will visit the area. The music festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are expected to be available for purchase soon for the price of $25 per day.
The two-day jazz festival is set to have a total of 10 acts.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1:00 pm
1pm – Lin Rountree, 2:30pm – Urban Jazz Coalition, 4pm – Tim Bowman, 5:45pm – Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson & vocalist Maysa, 7:30pm – Boney James.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 1:00 pm
1pm – Phil Denny & Oli Silk, 2:30pm – Michael Manson, 4pm – Jeff Lorber Fusion with Eric Marienthal & Jimmy Haslip , 5:45pm – Vocalists Lalah Hathaway & Ruben Studdard, 7:30pm – Alexander Zonjic with special guest Kenny G.
Heritage Landing, 199 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
Keyboardist, composer and studio musician Brian Simpson is known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind. Hailing from Gurnee, Illinois, and growing up in a house filled with music, Brian always knew music would play center stage in his life. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he quickly immersed himself in the local jazz scene. Late night jazz sessions found him playing alongside everyone from saxophonists Everette Harp and Boney James to guitarist Norman Brown. But soon the free-spirited musician found himself taking a temporary leave of absence from the jazz scene, touring the world with pop divas Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. His foray into the pop world didn’t end there; in January 1991 he co-wrote the #1 Pop hit “The First Time” by Surface, which conquered both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.
Placing his success in pop aside, Brian Simpson has always been a working jazz musician. He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum, and Jonathan Butler. Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with “It’s All Good”, a track that hit #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for four months. After “South Beach” in 2010, his latest album is called “Just What You Need” (2013). Brian has been the musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for the past 15 years, and for the last 8 years the Musical Director, of the highly popular “Smooth Jazz Cruise” featuring Marcus Miller and David Sanborn.
Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
Day Ticket for 2 concerts, welcome drink and voucher for free wine tasting: 45,00 Euro per person
Day Ticket for 2 concerts, exclusive Dinner in 5-star hotel, welcome drink and voucher for free wine tasting: 85,00 Euro per person
Day Ticket for 2 concerts, from 1 night (May 23-24, 2014) incl. half-board, exclusive dinner in 5-star hotel, welcome drink and voucher for free wine tasting: from 118,00 Euro per person in a double room
The biggest producer in smooth jazz teams up with the biggest music director. A collaboration between Paul Brown and Brian Simpson is not to be missed.
With Paul and Brian will be Orefo Orakwue on bass and Tony Mason on drums.
Thursday May 29th – £29.50
Friday May 30th – £29.50
Saturday May 31st – £32.50
Sunday June 1st (Lunch) – £29.50
Call 0207 439 4962 (+44 207 439 4962) To Book Over The Phone
Pizza Express, Soho, London
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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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