Posts Tagged ‘Rick Braun’

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Join Rick Braun as he hosts for a uniquely styled New Year’s Eve celebration with red hot saxophonist Richard Elliot, amazing guitarist Peter White, and our special guest singer Larry Braggs who spent fourteen years with the band Tower of Power! To get the evening started there will be jazz music provided that takes us from Dixieland, to the Blues, to the Standards, to today’s contemporary jazz and R&B. First time attendees will delight in the performances of all the musicians and returning guests will find the usual stellar experience along with a brand new Mardi Gras theme.

Also new this year are intimate tables for 4. along with the traditional tables for 10. The Silent Auction to benefit families affected by autism is back, with a twist! Your ticket confirmation will include a link to a very special room rate of $149 at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa.

And once again we will start the party early on Tuesday, December 30 with a casual concert on the resort premises. This concert will be only for our New Year’s Eve ticket holders and will have limited seating. The headliner for this event will be the high energy saxophonist, Will Donato! See details after the seat map below. You can purchase your entry to this event in your New Year’s Eve ticket order. Tickets to this show are $25 per person + processing fee.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States

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While sailing into placid blue-green Caribbean waters last January, The Smooth Jazz Cruise encountered a tidal wave of demand for cabins for the 2015 sailing. On just the second day of the 2014 venture, next year’s cruise sailing January 11-18, 2015 showcasing more than twenty of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and R&B sold out. To make sure that no one would be left stranded ashore, cruise producer Entertainment Cruise Productions, working with cruise line Holland America and the enthusiastic cooperation of the artists and musicians, swiftly put together a solution to rescue the lengthy waiting list of enthusiasts from all over the world eager to be part of the luxurious musical vacation adventure. Six days later, The Smooth Jazz Cruise 15.2 sailing March 1-8, 2015 was conceived.

Spending a week at sea performing, meeting and hanging out with fans aboard Holland America’s m/s Eurodam while visiting exotic Caribbean ports during the traditional January time slot fits nicely into the musicians’ schedules because most don’t tour or release new albums immediately after the holiday season, but rounding up everyone six weeks later in March, including such Grammy winners, legends and chart-toppers as Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample, Peter White and many others, could have been difficult.

“We called all the artists’ agents and managers and they were happy to hear about the unprecedented demand so everyone was ready and willing to sign up immediately,” said Entertainment Cruise Productions’ Executive Director Michael Lazaroff of the cruise that will depart Fort Lauderdale and visit Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island Half Moon Cay. “The Smooth Jazz Cruise is simply the best entertainment in the world of smooth jazz. No other festival or event can boast this level and depth of talent, fun and excitement. As it’s affectionately known, it is ‘The Greatest Party at Sea.’”

Capturing the unique spirit of the perennially sold-out cruise that many guests embark upon year after year has been a bit of a challenge as well. Offering live music plus DJ Biz Markie in six different venues large and intimate on top of informative panels, theme parties and autograph sessions with the artists, it is more than a music festival and more than backstage experiences with fan favorites. It is more than a vacation in the Caribbean with a dazzling array of amenities and delectable dining. It is more than a week of pampering during which everyone is treated first class by the Holland America staff. For the past twelve years on 17 full-ship charters, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has delivered unforgettable music and lifestyle experiences. Something special happens when passionate guests devote the entire week to being immersed in the music. A new video clip that provides a glimpse into the magic that occurs on every sailing is as close as one can get without leaving shore. It can be viewed at http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/Videos/PreCruise2015.

To reserve a cabin for The Smooth Jazz Cruise, call toll-free 888.852.9987 in the U.S. and Canada and 800.852.99872 internationally. Additional information is available at http://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 The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn (www.signaturejazzcruise.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 http://www.ecpcruises.com.

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It’s summer so “Get Up And Dance!” Contemporary jazz ace trumpeter Rick Braun is leapfrogging up the Billboard chart with what bodes to be the song of the summer, a fun frolic full of horns and the snap, crackle and pop of live instrumentation. The radio single, a duet with sax star Dave Koz, is already No. 7 on the chart, the first cut from Braun’s forthcoming “Can You Feel It” album, which is due July 8. In this live performance clip, fellow sax star Euge Groove steps in for Koz on the undeniable R&B/funk instrumental.

With temperatures creeping up and a long holiday weekend on the horizon, get a feel for Braun’s sixteenth album encapsulated on this track. The energetic, honeyed horn harmonies and funk-filled grooves are performed with passion and precision by Braun and some of the finest players in contemporary jazz. “Get Up And Dance” will no doubt be another No. 1 single added to Braun’s lengthy list of chart-toppers with an array of follow-ups to come from “Can You Feel It,” Braun’s first contemporary jazz album in five years. Have you listened to the Braun-produced CD and considered him for a feature, interview, album review and/or an appropriate roundup piece? Please let me know if you need anything on our end. Thanks for your open ears.

GRandJazzFest

The 2-day GRandJazzFest features:

Rick Braun, Cooper Hay Van Lente, Grupo Ayé, The Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Edye Evans Hyde, Matt Marshak, In the Tradition, Evidence Jazz Group, Alexander Zonjic, Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors, The Robert Hurst Quintet. A free event!

Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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There’s never a dull moment when Rick Braun is in town. You are most definitely guaranteed a good time. And you’re in the hands of the No 1 trumpet player in smooth jazz. This will be Rick’s 3rd solo visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club. He’s sold out the last two visits and is certain to do the same this year.

Make sure you’re on the mailing list to get the heads up when seats go on sale.

Thursday July 31st
Friday August 1st
Saturday August 2nd
Sunday August 3rd (Lunch)

Call 0207 439 4962 (+44 207 439 4962) To Book Over The Phone

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

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Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper Mountain as stars from Smooth Jazz and Fusion to Mainstream Jazz delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine delivers a one of a kind, fan-based experience that attendees talk about throughout the year. All ticketed performances with national acts are held in the beautiful and spacious Big Horn Ballroom…there is never a rain out. Plus, Genuine Jazz has an outdoor free performance area for showcasing rising stars of the Jazz world that you may not have seen yet. In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines.

Featured artists:

Euge Groove

Jonathan Butler

Peter White

Rick Braun

Bobby Lyle

Joey Sommerville

August 22-23-24 2014

Copper Mountain Resort, 209 10 Mile Cir, Frisco, Colorado 80443  (Vail, Breckenridge)

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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

 

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The 2014 Lancaster Jazz Festival features: Jazz Attack with Peter White, Euge Groove and Rick Braun, Jessy J, RB vocalist John West, Herbie Kae & Tony Capko.

Go to http://www.avfair.com/ to get tickets.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 4:00 pm

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Ave H, Lancaster, California 93536

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Saturday, June 07, 2014 – 12:00 – noon

The 3-day Capital Jazz Fest line-up on this date is: (Pavilion Stage) Remembering George Duke Tribute Show hosted by vocalist Al Jarreau & Stanley Clarke plus special surprise guests | Rick Braun | Dianne Reeves | Down to the Bone | Vocalist Michael Franks | “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Generation NeXt: Julian Vaughn, Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree & Lebron | (Symphone Woods Stage) Vocalist Chaka Khan | The Brand New Heavies | Klymaxx featuring vocalist Bernadette Cooper | Vocalist Dwele | Vocalist Regina Belle.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 – 12:00 – noon

The 3-day Capital Jazz Fest line-up on this date is: (Pavilion Stage) Vocalist Kem | Incognito | Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell | Jeff Lorber Fusion | Marcus Johnson | Keiko Matsui | “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase – Part III featuring Lil’ John Roberts & Friends | (Symphony Woods Stage) The O’Jays | Vocalist Faith Evans | Vocalist Peabo Bryson | Loose Ends | Vocalist Joe.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

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Apaulo Music Productions is proud to present two of the top artists in smooth jazz. The sensational Rick Braun on trumpet and the most sought after pianist in smooth jazz Brian Simpson. Rick is the number one trumpet man in the genre. He is a great entertainer and has the ability to wow you with his command of the horn and touch you with the subtlety of his singing. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians I know. He can play all styles from dixieland, funk ,pop, rock and jazz . His playful style always endears him with the crowd. With a diverse career as an artist, producer, songwriter he has traveled the world appearing in numerous settings from major jazz festivals to performing art centers with a symphony orchestra.

We will also be featuring pianist Brian Simpson who has been a regular at our Pacific Rim Jazz Festival. His talents as a music director to many of smooth jazz’s top stars is unparalleled but he also has blossomed into a consummate performer and solo artist. With numerous top ten radio hits under his belt Brian will be performing a few of his hits along with his favorite piano pieces. He has also recently release his a solo project which is climbing the charts as we speak.
two great artist , one special night….Don’t miss it..

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=636086
or (951) 696-0184.

Prices are $85.00 for the Best Reserved Seats with VIP Reception (7 til 7:45 p.m.) and $60.00 for Gold Reserved Seats.
The concerts starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at The Hawaii Convention Center – Liliu Theater
VIP Reception starts at 7:00 pm.
Gold Seating starts at 7:30 pm.

Parking at the Convention Center is $10.00

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815