Posts Tagged ‘Paul Taylor’

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Paul Taylor took up the saxophone at the age of seven. Though the Denver native has lived and worked primarily in Las Vegas since graduating as a music performance major from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the proximity of his adopted hometown to Los Angeles gave him many opportunities to vibe with R&B and contemporary jazz producers and artists. In 1994, Jeff Lorber asked Taylor to play with him at the Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival.

Another popular keyboard player, Keiko Matsui, and her producer/husband Kazu liked Taylor’s charismatic performance and offered him an audition with their band. He recorded and toured with the Matsuis for two years (appearing on “Sapphire” and “Dream Walk”), and Kazu Matsui eventually co-produced his debut album “On The Horn” (1995), which spawned the #1 radio hit “Till We Meet Again.”

Although Taylor has since been one of the genre’s most popular live attractions as a solo artist, he eagerly accepted Russ Freeman’s invitation to tour with The Rippingtons as a special guest artist in 2000. He later toured as a featured performer with the all-star “Groovin’ For Grover” lineup (including Lorber, Richard Elliot and Gerald Albright).

Over the past few years, Taylor has also been part of two of the genre’s biggest summer tours, Gentlemen of the Night (with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill) and Sax and the City (with Meadows and Vincent Ingala). Long a mainstay among the most popular and elite artists, Taylor has been on one of the most exhilarating upswings of his career over the past seven years, starting with “Ladies’ Choice” (2007), which marked his first ever #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz.

“Burnin’” the title track from his 2009 album, “Push To Start” from “Prime Time” (2011) and “Supernova” from his latest release “Tenacity” (2014) hit the pole position on the Smooth Jazz Songs chart. The albums itself respectively reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

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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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)

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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

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Marina Resort, 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315

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Cabins are still available for this year’s SuperCruise. For current pricing and availability, go to www.capitaljazz.com/supercruise/pricing.2013.asp.

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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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Wayne County Parks Presents
The 18th Annual
Jazz on the River
Elizabeth Park, Trenton, Michigan

Saturday, August 3, 2013

1:00pm – Athena Johnson & Friends
2:30pm – Demetrius Nabors
4:00pm – Brian Simpson
5:30pm – Nick Colionne
7:30pm – Jeff Lorber Fusion
Featuring Paul Jackson Jr & Eric Marienthal

Sunday, August 4, 2013

1:00pm – Deon Yates
2:30pm – Testimony
4:00pm – Lin Rountree
5:30pm – Alexander Zonjic with
Special Guest Keiko Matsui
7:30pm – Sax & The City Staring
Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor,
Vincent Ingala & Joe McBride
The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 suggested donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at the corner of Jefferson and West Road, also Jefferson and Elm to the entrance of Elizabeth Park.

The park will be open to the public on both days beginning at Noon, and will close after the final performance.

Elizabeth Park is located off Jefferson, east of I-75, south of West Road in Trenton. Take I-75 South to the West Road exit and follow West Road east to Jefferson. Take Jefferson south into the park.

Questions? More info? Call 734-261-1990.

Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Dr, Trenton, Michigan 48183 (Detroit)

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“Sax and the City”

featuring

Marion Meadows, Jessy J, Paul Taylor

Special guests Joe McBride & Paul Taylor,

plus Pamela Hart

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

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This year’s TASTE OF FOURTH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL and SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL will take place on August 24 & 25 on the streets and venues of the city’s downtown Historic Fourth Avenue District, giving the community “just a taste” of the rich cultural heritage of the area. The TASTE OF FOURTH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL is a dynamic event featuring local and nationally renowned jazz artists.

The FESTIVAL is a FREE community event providing first class entertainment, a diverse selection of food vendors, children’s village, and an exhibit of art for everyone to enjoy. Business merchants include Urban Impact, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame-Carver Performing Arts Theater, Green Acres Café, Masonic Temple , and Magic City Barber Shop. Past festival performers have included Cleve Eaton, Ronnie Laws, Bobbi Humphrey, Eric Essix, Michael Ward, Joey Sommerville, Birmingham Heritage Band, Gabbie McGee, Foxxy Fatts & Company, Daniel “Jose” Carr, Jr., On Purpose, Bo Berry, Tekneek, N’fusion feat. James Crumb, Jr., RAW Jazz Trio, DieDra, Tekneek, Dee Lucas, Paul Taylor, and Euge Groove.

We promise you a great time in the Magic City as you savor the flavor of some cool smooth jazz!

Saturday, August 24, 2013 – 2:00 pm – Sunday, August 25, 2013

Historic 4th Ave Business District, Birmingham, Alabama 35203