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Join us for a sunny day with great music from a diverse and talented lineup highlighted and headlining French guitarist Marc Antoine and friends including Jeff Kashiwa. Portland saxophonist Patrick Lamb brings his full band and opening the day is Northwest singer songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson with her eclectic style. The beautiful grounds of the Clearwater Casino Resort & Spa sits right on the waterfront overlooking Agate Pass. The grassy lawn, the great tunes and a gathering of Smooth Jazz Community will make year 3 another fantastic summer day of musical magic. Gates open at 1:00p. Music from 2:30 – 7:30p.

Sunday July 29th, 2012 3:00-6:30pm

Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, Washington 98392

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The Sax Pack: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Jackiem Joyner.
A night filled with three saxophone headliners and an unbelievable high energy that is not to be missed!

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 7:30 pm

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85745

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The Steel City Jazz Festival will be one of Birmingham’s largest outdoor festivals. We will offer two days of music for lovers of jazz and their families to enjoy; featuring both world-renowned artist and talented local musicians. Empowerment, Inc. is non-profit, relying on sponsorship and donations for support, and volunteers to ensure that the “show goes on”! We need your help to promote, to volunteer, to contribute and to attend.

We invite you to become a sponsor, partner or friend of the 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival. With your help, we will bring the finest world renowned and local jazz performers to Birmingham, Alabama. If you require additional information, contact Empowerment, Inc. at 205.901.6263 or Steel City Jazz Festival at 205.413.4346. You may also email us at info@steelcityjazzfestbham.com.

The 2014 Steel City Jazz Festival will take place at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama starting on June 5th with a kick-off Jazz Soiree. Festival activities featuring some of the top names in jazz will take place on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th.

2014 Line-Up

Ken Ford
Bobby Caldwell
Euge Groove
Jessy J
Gregg Karukas
Marcus Anderson
Jeff Kashiwa
Nick Colionne

Birmingham Museum of Art, Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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Inspired by the showmanship and camaraderie of the legendary Rat Pack, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa started the The Sax Pack in 2004 to share his passion for jazz, funk and R&B. The group is comprised of Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner, and has toured nationally and released two CDs, “The Sax Pack” and “The Pack is Back,” from Shanachie Records.

The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians: jazz.

Highlights of the tour will feature original music written specifically for The Sax Pack, as well as each sax player’s signature hits and the classic funk, R&B and jazz tunes that will get fans out of their seats.

Tickets start at $20.00

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Aliante Casino + Hotel, 7300 Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084

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An AMAZING event featuring Oasis Sax Man Jeff Kashiwa from The Rippingtons and the Sax Pack. This event will begin with a 3 course Platinum VIP dinner served by the Marriott banquet staff to your seat at your VIP table. The VIP dinner will be served from 5:30pm to 6:45pm. We will seat the GOLD SHOW ticket patrons at 6:45pm. The entertainment will begin at 7:05pm with local favorite The Tony Brazis Group. Jeff Kashiwa will take the stage at 8pm after a brief intermission. This is a perfect way to start the holiday season.

Sunday, November 24, 2013 – 7:00 pm

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

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Jeff Kashiwa will be performing at The Pheasantry for the first time this September with a unique group called The Mx (pronounced “The Mix”) featuring Andre Berry on bass and Geoff Dunn on the drums. The trio will use the latest musical technology to create compelling grooves and captivating melodies to keep you yearning for more!

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons in 1989. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.

Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavours through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well.

His brand new CD ‘Let It Ride’ features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride debuted in the #1 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.

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The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

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Time to relax and treat yourself with a monthly dose of NeoSoul & Smooth Jazz. The 2013 VrroomVIP: NeoSoul & Smooth Jazz ESPRESSO series features a wide variety of extremely talented Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul musicians from across the country. Prepare yourself for an evening of amazing jazz in this small intimate setting.

Featuring our September ESPRESSO:

Jeff Kashiwa

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.

Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad.

In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th Anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle.

His brand new CD Let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks.

Friday, September 20, 2013 – 7:00 pm

PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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Saxophone | Friday, September 13, 2013 at 09:30 pm

Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.

Having established himself in the ’90s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad.

In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th Anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle.

His brand new CD “Let It Ride” features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz: Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. “Let It Ride” has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
2 nights (September 13-15, 2013) incl. breakfast & all concerts: from 228,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): from 46,00 Euro per person

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More than 24 contemporary jazz and R&B high rollers promise to make the Las Vegas Jazz Festival a winning bet. Tickets are now on sale for the 3-day music and lifestyle event to be held at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on September 27-29, 2013 showcasing Grammy-winning and nominated soul singers and chart-topping instrumentalists.

The opening night of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival boasts a funky Friday lineup headlined by 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner Charlie Wilson, a 6-time Grammy-nominated vocalist who won a Soul Train Icon Award in 2009. A soulful pairing comprised of saxophonist Eric Darius and platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Lyfe Jennings will take the stage first.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter India.Arie, veteran R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne and saxman Euge Groove top the marquee on Saturday. Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown and sax powerhouse Richard Elliot join forces for a session filled with R&B grooves. Emerging sax player Dominic Amato will perform a mid-afternoon show following a trio segment featuring saxophonists Michael Lington and Jessy J with keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen. The day will begin with a hit-filled performance by saxophonist Paul Taylor, a Las Vegas native.

The closing program of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival presents two-time Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Kem followed by Grammy-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton. Soul-jazz guitarist Jeff Golub unites with saxmen Warren Hill and Tom Braxton for what bodes to be a blues-singed set. Guitarist Nick Colionne brings Chicago-style fire and flamboyant fashion to his shows. Sax Pack Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa and Jackiem Joyner – always delivers a high-octane performance. The final day gets underway with Jazz in Pink, a trio of talented women consisting of keyboardist Gail Jhonson, violinist Karen Briggs and saxophonist Paula Atherton.

Tickets can be purchased for the entire Las Vegas Jazz Festival or as single-day events, but BTWconcerts.com’s Brad Laughlin, the producer and promoter of the festival, encourages guests to come for the weekend.

“Part of the magic of our jazz festivals is when guests come and totally immerse themselves in the music and lifestyle experience for the entire weekend. One of the reasons we produce our events at first-class resorts like the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is to foster that feeling of community that takes place when concert goers spend the weekend enjoying the live music along with the plush accommodations and top-notch facilities. In addition to the extraordinary shows we go to great length to produce, our festivals are an opportunity for people to getaway, relax, socialize, network and form relationships. These aren’t just concerts; they are fun mini-vacations and our guests fly in from all over the country to join the party,” said Laughlin, whose company also produces the Arizona Jazz Festival and the San Diego Jazz Festival.

Starting at $65.00 for single-day ticket and $285.00 for a 3-day seat, tickets for the Las Vegas Jazz Festival are available online at www.lvjazzfestival.com and by phone at 602.244.8444.

Additional information about the Las Vegas Jazz Festival is available at www.lvjazzfestival.com.

About BTWconcerts.com

Phoenix, Arizona-based BTWconcerts.com is one of the premiere concert producers in the Southwest. Among the star-studded jazz and R&B concerts and multiday music and lifestyle festivals that the company promotes are the Arizona Jazz Festival (http://arizonajazzfestival.com), Las Vegas Jazz Festival (http://www.lvjazzfestival.com) and San Diego Jazz Festival (http://www.sandiegojazzfest.com).

Source: Great Scott P.R.oductions

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Germany’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party

You feel like going out just really nicely? The SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG on September 13-14, 2013 in the Park Theater at Kurhaus Göggingen (Augsburg, Germany) offers the perfect opportunity for it. Unique atmosphere in chic ambience and in addition great music celebrated by the Top Stars of the international Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene: JEFF GOLUB | WARREN HILL | CINDY BRADLEY | STEVE COLE | JEFF KASHIWA

Party, space to dance and firsthand contact with the musicians included. In the side wings of the historic Kurhaus the catering crew will be offering drinks and lounge-food, additional seating areas invite you to relax. The patio will be opened to enjoy the mild late summer nights under the starry sky.

Visitors from all over Europe get dressed up and meet here in a sophisticated club atmosphere to an impressive, unstressed weekend with international live performances and hilarious aftershow parties in the the beautiful ambiance of the Kurhaus.

Ticket and hotel package sale starts on June 2nd, 2013 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.de/augsburg-en