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For an 11th straight season, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will host his Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor April 3-5, 2014 featuring exceptional musicians and performances, along with unique culinary and wine experiences. Enjoy talent from: 8-Time Grammy nominated saxophonist DAVE KOZ; 4-Time Grammy nominated jazz singer and composer GREGORY PORTER; 5-Time Grammy nominated jazz pianist and composer DAVID BENOIT; 4-Time Grammy nominated soul, jazz & gospel singer/pianist OLETA ADAMS; a ‘Night of Guitars’ featuring your Grammy-winning host EARL KLUGH, Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, composer and producer CHUCK LOEB, and 2-Time Grammy nominated R&B, jazz and gospel guitarist JONATHAN BUTLER; and more!

The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

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Smooth Jazz returns to San Diego area Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25, 2014.

Friday, May 23, 2014 – 6:00 pm

Today’s schedule includes Dominic Amato, vocalist Maxwell and Brian Culbertson.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 6:00 pm

Today’s schedule includes R&B vocalist Anthony Hamilton | Boney James | R&B vocalist Leela James | Norman Brown & Jonathan Butler.

La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, California 92009

SJC2015

The feedback we requested about a possible second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015 has been received … and your support was loud and clear!

We are proud to confirm that The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail twice in 2015. Our Second-Chance Sailing lineup is patterned after the original SJC ’15 lineup and features Music Hosts Marcus Miller and David Sanborn and Special Event Hosts Boney James and Candy Dulfer, with a special performance by legendary vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Greatest Party at Sea without jazz favorites Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Rick Braun and Joe Sample, along with many other amazing smooth-jazz Artists and Musicians that you know and love. Dane Butcher has lots of exciting programming planned, DW3 is ready to keep the party going, and Alonzo Bodden will be there to poke fun at everyone on board.

We will be sailing March 1-8, 2015, on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay.

SPECIAL GUEST:
Natalie Cole

MUSIC HOSTS:
Marcus Miller and David Sanborn

SPECIAL EVENTS HOSTS:
Candy Dulfer and Boney James

PARTY HOST:
Brian Culbertson

ARTISTS:
Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample,
Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3

CRUISE HOSTS:
Alonzo Bodden (comic) and Dane Butcher

FEATURED PERFORMERS:
Patches Stewart and Tom Braxton
Other featured performers will be announced shortly

MUSICIANS:
Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt,
Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones,
Nate Kearney, Khari Parker, Third Richardson and Jay Williams

We have already received an overwhelming response during our prebooking period. Many cabin categories have already been filled, but a wide variety of cabins do still remain. On Monday, Feb. 3, we will begin accepting reservations for The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing. For online reservations or more information, please go to our website at TheSmoothJazzCruise.com, or call a reservationist anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday (toll-free) at 888.852.9987.

We hope to see you on board The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing!

Michael Lazaroff
Executive Director
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

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Arizona Jazz Festival 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014
* Ne-Yo
* Ledisi
* Fantasia

Saturday, March 8, 2014
* TBD
* Smokey Robinson
* Hypnotic Groove Tour – Jeffrey Osborne, Faith Evans, Dominic Amato, Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Euge Groove, Eric Darius and Melanie Fiona
* Boney James
* Jonathan Butler & Norman Brown

Sunday, March 9, 2014
* The Isley Brothers
* Summer Horns – Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright
* Gladys Knight
* Peter White, Euge Groove, Rick Braun
* Robert Glasper
* Leela James

Tickets and room packages are on-sale now at www.arizonajazzfestival.com or charge by phone at 602-244-8444.

Arizona Jazz Festival, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85044

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:00pm in EST

Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11570

 

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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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013 is an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz.

Joining Dave this year are Japanese born pianist/composer/producer Keiko Matsui, who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Miles Davis; world-renowned singer Oleta Adams, who first came to prominence when Tears for Fears asked her to appear on their The Seeds of Love album and who has released eight acclaimed CDs of her own, crossing effortlessly between R&B, Jazz, Popular and Gospel music, and Jonathan Butler, who was the first black artist played on white stations in his native South Africa and has since earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields. Together they’ll be making spirits bright as this cherished holiday tradition marks its 16th anniversary.

November 2013
NOVEMBER
29 Friday
8:00 PM Sarasota, FL
Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
NOVEMBER
30 Saturday
8:00 PM Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
DECEMBER
2 Monday
8:00 PM Atlanta, GA
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

DECEMBER
3 Tuesday
8:00 PM Durham, NC
The Carolina Theatre
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4 Wednesday
7:30 PM Newport News, VA
Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall
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5 Thursday
8:00 PM Baltimore, MD
Modell Performing Arts Center (The Lyric)
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6 Friday
8:00 PM Cleveland, OH
Palace Theater
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7 Saturday
8:00 PM Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre
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8 Sunday
7:00 PM Columbus, OH
Palace Theater
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10 Tuesday
7:30 PM Van Wert, OH
Niswonger Performing Arts Center
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11 Wednesday
8:00 PM N Tonawanda, NY
Riviera Theatre
DECEMBER
12 Thursday
8:00 PM Kalamazoo, MI
James W. Miller Auditorium

DECEMBER
13 Friday
7:30 PM Carmel, IN
The Palladium

DECEMBER
14 Saturday
8:00 PM Rancho Mirage, CA
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
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16 Monday
8:00 PM Santa Barbara, CA
The Granada Theatre
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17 Tuesday
8:00 PM Santa Rosa, CA
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
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18 Wednesday
8:00 PM El Paso, TX
Plaza Theatre
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19 Thursday
7:30 PM Mesa, AZ
Mesa Arts Center
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20 Friday
8:00 PM Cerritos, CA
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
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21 Saturday
8:00 PM Cerritos, CA
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
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22 Sunday
8:00 PM San Francisco, CA
Warfield Theatre

Smooth Jazz will fill the waterfront every Friday night in August. One of the summer season’s most popular events, the Penn’s Landing Smooth Jazz Summer Nights series plays host to nationally-renowned acts. Be prepared to listen to some of the country’s best smooth jazz artists in a beautiful riverfront venue. Stay after the show for a landside fireworks display.

The 2012 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn’s Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination. The DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit http://www.delawareriverevents.com . This website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn’s Landing.

Among the featured artists are

• August 2: Alex Bugnon
• August 9: Najee
• August 16: Peter White
• August 23: Christian Scott
• August 30: Jonathan Butler

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd at Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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Pearl is Providence’s premier destination for dining and entertainment. With over 18,000 square feet of space, Pearl offers a multitude of entertainment experiences and has already hosted a long list of star studded evenings. Guests can start or end the night with cocktails in one of the sexiest lounges in town, or enjoy incredible new American cuisine with Japanese and Italian influences in Pearl’s intimate dining room. Pearl’s award winning lounge houses Rhode Island’s most popular outdoor patio with al fresco dining, lush VIP table service and an expansive bar.

Pearl Restaurant, 393 Charles St, Providence, Rhode Island 02904

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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