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The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is entering its 10th year of service to the community and in February 2015, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival too will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. This festival has received all types of accolades over the years and has brought such amazing acts as Ramsey Lewis, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, David Benoit and, of course, festival favorite Mindi Abair.

“We want 2015’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those who have made the festival what it is today” said John Wright, President of the organizers, The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The talent line-up for 2015 is now set and, according to Wright, the bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.

The festival, set for February 21st 2015 in Laishley Park, Punta Gorda will attract two brand new headlining artists, who will be new to the Punta Gorda stage, but opening will be Mindi Abair, returning for her 7th triumphant time at the festival. For 2015 though, she will have a new CD release in place and a lot of her material will be fresh and new, interspersed with her old favorites that the crowd knows and loves already.

The second act will be Nick Colionne – a Chicago-based, internationally acclaimed artist who is sure to set the stage alight. With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining jazz, R & B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Nick takes the guitar to unexpected places every time he performs and his rich baritone vocals delight his audiences. As for his showmanship….you have to experience a Nick Colionne show for yourself. With style and energy to spare, unparalleled musicianship and a natural comedic flair, he is one of a kind.

Rounding off the talent “tree” for 2015 is the one and only Dave Koz. Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. He’s played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. He’s become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12:30 – pm

Laishley Park, E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 (Fort Myers area)

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This spectacular two-day event is a juried fine art and music festival featuring 100 award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz and other music will be presented on stage Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, November 8th
1:00 p.m.
Gary Stanionis

3:00 p.m.
Returning smooth jazz and funk guitarist,
Nick Colionne

Sunday, November 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Joe Baldino

3:00 p.m.
Award-winning keyboardist & producer, Jeff Lorber & his band,
Fusion, to perform at Art Affaire for the first time

Community Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Dr, Rancho Mirage, California 92270

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Nick Colionne and Mindi Abair perform at Army Entertainment’s Jazz series. Open to DoD ID Cardholders and guests. For more information call the concert hotline at (210) 466-2020.

Visitors may enter through either the Walters Gate off I-35 or the Harry Wurzbach Gate off Loop 410 and Harry Wurzbach Rd. All vehicle occupants age 16 and older must show a valid photo ID to enter gates.

Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston Theater, 2472 Stanley Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78234

 

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Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival – WEEKEND 2 SERIES (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Includes seating to all five shows during the weekend of Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12, 2014.
The Weekend Series does not include tickets to the Thursday Unplugged Concert at Descanso Beach.

Friday, Oct. 10, 7pm – Andy Allo | 9pm – Nick Colionne
Saturday, Oct 11, Noon–Marcus Anderson | 2pm–Keiko Matsui | 7pm–Dallas String Quartet | 9pm–Jazz Attack with Peter White, Euge Groove and Rick Braun
Sunday, Oct 12, Noon Chris Standring | 2pm–Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson | 7pm–Jumaane Smith | 9pm– Brian Culbertson
Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California 90704

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Four80East and Nick Colionne

Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:00 p.m.
FOUR80EAST have a pronounced R&B influence that fills in the layers between jazz and soul. Improvisational by nature, their recordings are filled with club-inspired beats, exotic rhythms and soulful melodies. With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining jazz, R & B, blues and funk, he creates his own unmistakable sound.
Tickets:
$32 General Public
$25 Series
$30 Faculty/Staff, SCSU Student Guests (Limit 2)
$20 SCSU students with valid ID (Limit 1)
Seating: Reserved

Lyman Center, 501 Crescent St, New Haven, Connecticut 06515

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This festival is all about highlighting amazing jazz performers. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages – Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Brian Simpson | Marc Antoine | Boney James

Friday, October 17, 2014 – 8:00 pm

8pm at the The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rick Braun | Vocalist Al Jarreau

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Nick Colionne & Marcus Anderson

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Noon at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: The RBJF Family Concert | Free event!

1pm at The Rusty Rudder deck: Benji Porecki / Club Phred | Free event!

1pm at The Performing Arts Theater of Cape Henlopen High School: Vocalist Patti Austin / Gerald Albright opens

2:30pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Vocalist Nicole Henry

4pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Jazz meets James, Part 2, featuring Nick Colionne, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Bradshaw, Steve Cole, Jessy J, Jackiem Joyner, Art Sherrod Jr, Kim Waters and Paul Taylor

8pm at The Rusty Rudder: Paul Taylor & Jackiem Joyner

8pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Stanley Jordan

9:30pm at The Bottle and Cork: TBA

10:30pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rehoboth Beach Super All-Stars featuring Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, vocalist Maysa, Brian Simpson and Kim Waters

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Elan Trotman, Jessy J and Jay Rowe

Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 1:00 pm

1pm at Cape Henlopeon Theatre for the Arts: Brian Culbertson with Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson

4pm at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Final Grand Jam featuring: Marcus Anderson, Marc Antoine, Jeff Bradshaw, Nicholas Cole, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Brian Culbertson, vocalist Nicole Henry, Jessy J, Stanley Jordan, Jackiem Joyner, vocalist Maysa, Art Sherrod, Paul Taylor, Elan Trotman, Kim Waters and Musical Director Brian Simpson!

6:30pm at Rusty Rudder: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson, Jackiem Joyner, Elan Trotman and many surprise artists

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/.