Posts Tagged ‘Rick Braun’

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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

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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

GenuineWine

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)