Posts Tagged ‘Marc Antoine’


Fri Dec 06 2013 at 09:00 pm

Sheraton Bari, Via Cardinale A. Ciasca, Bari, Italy



Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped legendary contemporary jazz guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine to perform on two special “Music Under the Stars” voyages aboard its intimate, 540-guest Silver Spirit this year.

Marc Antoine will perform aboard Silver Spirit’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise (#5334), sailing November 2 from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca.

These unique music-themed sailings will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St. Bart’s), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.

Paul Brown will entertain guests on Silver Spirit’s 10-day Caribbean cruise (#5338), sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on December 13. Destinations include Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Bart’s, San Juan, Samana, and Grand Turk.

“We’re excited and honored to have these two renowned artists performing aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “I know our guests will enjoy an extraordinary music experience.”

Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.

In expressing his excitement about the upcoming voyage, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”

Double GRAMMY-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.

“I’m looking forward to spending a week with my fans, playing the music I love in a great intimate setting, and making new friends,” remarked Brown about his upcoming cruise. To book these special “Music Under the Stars” voyages, guests or their travel agents should call Silversea at toll-free (877) 569-8106 and reference the booking code MUSIC-MED for the Mediterranean cruise and MUSIC-CAR for the Caribbean cruise.


Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow,Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting late September 2013), Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between. Visit for more information.

In the U.S., Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by (2012). International awards include “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Australia’s Cruise Passenger magazine (2012); “Best Small Luxury Cruise Line” by China’s Travel + Leisure (2012); and “Best Luxury Cruise Company” according to the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (2012).


The Destination Group, and creator of Cruising 2013/14 based in California is managed by President, Tom Brady whose software and marketing solutions have served 26 cruise lines and more than 60,000 travel agents since 2000. The firm received the 2012 Travel Weekly Magellan GOLD award for Cruise Marketing and SILVER award for Hospitality web design.

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Customers flock to the Club to enjoy a special experience: live jazz of the highest standard in a unique environment, and delicious pizza! Over the years, many of the world’s finest jazz musicians have taken to our stage including Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Martin Taylor, Scott Hamilton and Mose Allison. With live jazz seven nights a week it is also a showcase for new talent: Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall, Brad Mehldau, Amy Winehouse, Danilo Perez, Stacey Kent, Avishai Cohen, Acoustic Alchemy, Peter Cincotti, Peter White and Rokia Traoré have all appeared and dazzled audiences.

The word “Club” in our name relates to the warm atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, not the entrance policy – you do not need to be a member to visit, though we recommend booking in advance. Once seated you’ll be amazed how close you are, musically and physically (none of the tables are far from the stage), to the performers. Add a state-of-the-art sound system and you can not imagine a better venue in which to appreciate live music.


Happy Birthday, Marc!

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3rd Annual Summer Concert Series


Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York 11958 (Map) (Long Island)


April 6 ” Knight Theatrer at Levine Center for the arts “
Charlotte . NC. USA

April 11-14 Berks Jazz Festival
Reading . PA . USA

April 18 Scullers Jazz Club
Boston . MA . USA

April 20 Tri C Jazz Festival. smooth Jazz All Stars
Cleveland . OH . USA

May 3-5 Mallorca Smooth Jazz Fest
Mallorca . Spain.

June 6-8 Pizza Express Jazz Club
London . UK

June 14 Jazz in The Woods
Overland Park KS

June 15 Montrose Room
Chicago IL


The Great American Songbook will hang with hip-hop-infused, genre-bending jazz and good ol’ New Orleans zydeco at the 34th Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland.

Natalie Cole, Michael Feinstein and Aaron Neville & Dr. John will headline the deep and varied festival, which kicks off Friday, April 19.

The schedule has been tweaked this year to feature two showcase weekends.

“It’s always been a 10- to 12-day span,” said JazzFest organizer Terri Pontremoli, who led the event from 2001 to ’04. “But what we’re doing this year is loading up on the weekends. We wanted something that feels more like a happening. People in the region can travel to downtown and see more than one concert in a night.”

Performer/composer Brian Simpson brings together a stellar lineup for an evening of contemporary jazz. Tokyo born keyboardist Keiko Matsui fuses Eastern, Western and world beat influences in her spiritually based compositions. Guitarist Marc Antoine has numerous No. 1 hits on the contemporary jazz charts, and he was named international artist of the year at the Chicago Jazz Awards in 2010. Versatile saxophonist Marion Meadows has enjoyed a robust solo career and played with Brook Benton, The Temptations, Michael Bolton and many others. Vocalist Phil Perry, a founding member of  The Montclairs, was named 2007 Male Vocalist of the Year in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Tri-C Jazz Fest, State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115


The Smooth Jazz For Scholars show will be held on 4/26/13 and 4/27/13 at the Parson’s Complex located at 70 West River Street Milford, CT. 06460. Doors open at 7p.m. and showtime is at 8p.m. on both nights.

The line-up for 4/26 is Alex Bugnon, Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne and Nelson Rangell.

The line-up for 4/27 is Jeff Golub, Marion Meadows, Chieli Minucci and saxophonist Vincent Ingala.

Tickets are $40 each for each night and $70 each for both nights. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc. to P.O. Box 3723 Milford, CT. 06460. Please be sure to include your return address and tickets will be mailed to you immediately upon receipt of order and payment.For additional info call 203-415-8878.


Friday, June 14, 2013

6:30 – 7:20 PM Marc Antoine
7:45 – 8:35 PM Tony DeSare
9:00 – 10:15 PM Greg Adams and East Bay Soul

Saturday, June 15, 2013

5:45 – 6:35 PM Vincent Ingala
7:00 – 7:50 PM The David Wells Chris Geith project
8:15 – 9:05 PM Julian Vaughn
9:30 – 10:45 PM Peter White

Corporate Woods, Overland Park, Kansas 66210


Marc Antoine live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Guitarist, composer and producer Marc Antoine was born in Paris (France) in 1963. When he was 11 years old his parents bought him his first guitar which quickly became his third arm. In 1988 he moved to London, later on became an acclaimed session player in Tokyo and landed in Los Angeles in the late 90ies. He stayed there for 12 years playing for music royalty such as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher and George Benson. Actually, Marc lives in Madrid.

Marc began his successful solo career in 1994 with his first album “Classical Soul”. After a successful cooperation with the guitarist Paul Brown, “Foreign Xchange” (2009), he released “My Classical Way” in 2010 followed by his latest album “Guitar Destiny” (2012). Marc’s career boasts many #1 hits on the R&R contemporary jazz charts, as well as topping the Billboard charts. In 1995, R&R elected him Best New Artist of The Year, which was followed by his Gavin Award in 1998. He has also received numerous nominations for jazz awards in the US and Canada, including “International Artist of the Year” at the 2010 American Smooth Jazz Awards.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person