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Maxwell

Maxwell launched his career by inviting fans into his “Urban Hang Suite”. Now he is relocating the “hang” to one of the 7 seas, on board one of Royal Caribbean’s most luxurious ships – the Freedom of the Seas for a one week cruise May 3 – 10, 2015!

Imagine being on board with one of the greatest soul singers of modern R&B: Grammy Award winner – Maxwell, along with several of his musical friends for an entire week. Sail to exotic ports, dine on the finest cuisine, dance from the minute you wake up until the minute your head hits the pillow, all the while breathing in the warm Caribbean air and being entertained by some of the most incredible R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz Artists ever assembled in one location!

This is a full ship charter, which means that the entire ship will be dedicated to providing guests with the Maxwell + The 7 Seas experience. The cruise will also have on board Celebrity Chef G. Garvin who will be creating special menus for the cruise as well as doing live cooking demonstrations. Rest assured, the party will never stop and you will be enjoying every minute along with thousands of others who all share the same musical passions as you do!

Top it all off with stops along the way to some of the most beautiful locales in the Caribbean: Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marten and you have a recipe for what will be the greatest musical dream vacation of a lifetime!

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of cruising history, join us on the Maxwell + The 7 Seas cruise!

Maxwell + the 7 seas Inaugural cruise Lineup

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Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Leela James,DL Hughley, G. Garvin, Daley, The Wailers, Norman Brown, Robert Glasper,Eric Roberson, Euge Groove, Harvey Mason, Derrick Hodge, Stanley Jordan, Warren Hill, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne, Marion Meadows, Elan Trotman, Dominic Amato, Jessy J, Kenneth Whalum, Max V, DJ Jonathan Phillips, Static
Cruise host – Pat Prescott

For more information visit http://www.maxwellatsea.com/.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

The first name and the long hair are misleading: Marion Meadows is a man – with a penchant for stylish outfits. He prefers black, the man, whose ethnic mix is Native American, African American and Caucasian. With his exotic appearance and his black dreadlocks, he is surely a favourite with the Jazz-loving ladies. The saxophonist (soprano-, tenor- and baritone sax) was born in West Virginia, but he grew up in Connecticut.

He began playing clarinet and studying classical music at eight years old. Very soon, he discovered his passion for different types of music, but also his penchant for jazz musicians like Stanley Turrentine, Duke Ellington or Coleman Hawkins. But actually, playing the sax was just a hobby… until, while he was touring through Europe, he saw the way audiences reacted to him and his student cohorts in Holland, Italy and Austria.

“It was a tremendous rush, and lit the fire.” After studying jazz with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music, where he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts, where he studied under Ron Herder and perfected his craft studying with Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Eddie Daniels. As a musician he sets an example for countless smooth saxophonists, who all try to follow suit with the casually cool, but still powerfully emotional Meadows sound.

By now he has worked together with a number of well-known artists like Brook Brenton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton or Angela Bofill. The ’90s marked the beginning of his solo career when he signed with RCA on the strength of his unreleased first album “For Lovers Only” (1991). He became a staple of the smooth jazz format with his subsequent recordings. “Whisper” (2013) is the name of his current release.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (11./12./13. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 2 concerts: from 129,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (11.-14. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 7 concerts: from 439,00 Euro per person in a double room

JazzUnderTheStars

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)

Alamo

The Alamo City Jazz Classic features: saxophonist Marion Meadows, trumpeter Tom Browne, keyboardist Bob Baldwin and saxophonist Kyle Turner.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 9:00 pm

Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78233

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Germany’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party
More days. More shows. More fun. More than ever.

You feel like going out just really nicely?

The Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg on September 11-14, 2014 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:

CANDY DULFER & Band
PAUL TAYLOR
MARION MEADOWS
CHRIS STANDRING
BOB BALDWIN
MATT MARSHAK
MARCUS ANDERSON
JULIAN VAUGHN

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.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (11./12./13. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 2 concerts: from 129,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (11.-14. Sept. 2014) incl. breakfast & 7 concerts: from 439,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Germany’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party
More days. More shows. More fun. More than ever.

You feel like going out just really nicely? The Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg on September 11-14, 2014 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:

CANDY DULFER & Band
PAUL TAYLOR
MARION MEADOWS
CHRIS STANDRING
BOB BALDWIN
MATT MARSHAK
MARCUS ANDERSON
JULIAN VAUGHN

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, 2014 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.eu/augsburg/en

JazzyJam

The 5th Annual Jazzy Jam Education for Empowerment Benefit Concert features: Marion Meadows, vocalist Avery Sunshine, Nick Smith featuring vocalist Howard Hewitt, Melena, Vincent & Vincent.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Central Park, 219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, California 91105 (Los Angeles)

This event is postponed to 2015!

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Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded line up for the All New Smooth Cruise series , now in its 17th year. The 2014 season marks a change to a new boat, The Hornblower Infinity, a luxurious 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 28. The summer’s roster includes 11 nights featuring 19 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz acts in a superb, intimate setting with shows at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson, not only offering exceptional music but breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.

“We’re very excited about our new cruise night and new boat. The Hornblower Infinity is a much larger ship than past years, offering our guests improved sightlines to view an amazing array of acts. It’s a fresh twist to our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on scenic Hudson harbor,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.

The 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule:
June 12: Jazz Attack feat. Peter White, Euge Groove, & Rick Braun
June 26: Patti Austin and Marion Meadows
July 3: Pieces of a Dream
July 10: Najee
July 17: David Sanborn
July 24: Will Downing with special guest talent
July 31: Love & Soul Tour feat. Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, & Alex Bugnon
August 7: Maysa
August 14: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, & Mindi Abair
August 21: Rachelle Ferrell
August 28: Boney James

Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises. The open bow, covered sky deck, and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Smooth Cruise attendees will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks.

The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $25, cash bar. Limited Deluxe Packages are available featuring a separate boarding line, a premium buffet on a private dining deck, and a premium open bar.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com. Tickets are on sale now online at Ticketweb.com and by phone at 1-866-468-7619. Ticket prices range from $45 to $65. See individual show pages on the Smooth Jazz New York web site for ticket details, package pricing, and available limited time discounts. It is recommended that tickets be purchased early because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly.

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014

redcat

The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society announced today they have rescheduled their annual festival that was interrupted by inclement weather last fall. Moody Gardens at Galveston Island will be the host venue for the 2014 Red Cat Jazz Festival, May 2nd – 4th.

The Red Cat Jazz festival makes its highly anticipated comeback to the island bigger than ever. “Our previous plan was to pay homage to Houston jazz legend Ronnie Laws, whose 50-year career has taken him around the world and back home to Texas. Laws will once again join the line-up consisting of the Tom Browne, Marion Meadows, Jazz in Pink, Miki Howard. “This will be the most spectacular show that we have done to date, Frankie Beverly and Maze will headline this year’s event,” said festival organizer Sam Pink, founder of the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society and owner of the Red Cat Jazz Cafe at 711 Franklin St. in downtown Houston.

Friday, May 2, 2014
SPECIAL EVENT
VIP Poolside All-White Reception
Join us as we kick off the 4th Annual Red Cat Jazz Fest. Mix and mingle with special musical guest before they hit the stage on Saturday and Sunday. Hor d’oeuvres, live music and more.
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Moody Gardens Hotel Pool

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens
1:00PM – 10:00PM
Gates open at Noon
MAZE Featuring Frankie Beverly
Mike Phillips
Joey Summerville
Michael Ward
Bryan Bass
RJ Pietre
Celebration of the Red Cat Young Musicians Program

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens
1:00PM – 10:00PM
Gates open at Noon
Ronnie Laws
Marion Meadows
Tom Brown
Jazz in Pink with special guest Nicole West

Moody Gardens Oleander Bowl, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

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The Groove Messengers return to San Diego! You’re one click away from purchasing tickets to the hottest summer jazz concert series in San Diego! May 10 Jazz at the Creek concert series features: Marion Meadows | The Groove Messengers, featuring Will Donato,JJ Sansaverino, Nathan L Mitchell and Darryl Williams | Vocalist Gene-o Cole.

This concert series brings Jazz with a PURPOSE. A portion of the proceeds from Jazz At The Creek will go to a program that provides food for elementary school children in need, whose only meals are provided at school. Each identified child is provided with a backpack full of enough food for the child and their family for the weekend. One beautiful afternoon!

Tickets & info

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 3:00 pm

Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114