Posts Tagged ‘Smooth Jazz’

SJC2015

 

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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Summer Concert

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, California 95448

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Brian Simpson performs at the poolside Jazz Under The Stars Summer Concert Series.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Aliante Casino + Hotel, 7300 Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084

Flint

The 3-day Flint Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz performers:

Friday – August 8
5-6 Mott Steelheads
6:30-7:30 Phil Denny (http://www.phildenny.com/themusic.htm)
8 SHEILA E (http://www.sheilae.com/)

Saturday – August 9
2 -3 3B3
3:30-4:30 Eclipse
4:30-5 Tapology Dancers
5:30-6:30 Jazz Cycle
7 – 8:30 FREDDY COLE (http://www.freddycole.com/)

Sunday – August 10
2 – 3 Smooth Operations
3:30–4:30 Greg Williams
5-6 People’s Jazz Band
7 CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO

Riverbank Park, 1101 Beach St, Flint, Michigan 48502

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Sunday, July 20 Rob Tardik & Gabriel Hasselbach
Sunday, July 27 Warren Hill
Sunday, August 3 Cindy Bradley
Sunday, August 10 Four80East
Sunday, August 17 Jeff Lorber

Assiniboine Park, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N6

DowntownJazz

July 25

Vincent Crenshaw & Nishah Dimeo*
Brian Lenair

August 8

Urban Standard II*
Jeff Bradshaw

August 22

John Dillard*
Nick Colionne

Corpening Plaza, 231 1st St W, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

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Christian “Big New York” de Mesones returns to K2 Restaurant and Lounge with a brand new show, highlighting some of the best talent in the industry. Performing with Big New York will be Billboard chart-topper Willie Bradley on trumpet, and Monterey Jazz finalist, “the Soulful Nerd”, Kenny Wesley. Returning to the stage with Christian are Elliot Levine, Jay Jones, Mike Gamble, and Curtis McCain, and for the first time, Christian brings a double sax attack, featuring Rob Maletick and Eddie Baccus, Jr. Seating is limited, so reserve your table early.

$15 in advance// $20 at the door// Age limit: 21+

Friday, August 1 @ 9:00 PM

K2 Restaurant and Lounge, 14633 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, VA 22191

 

The OFFICIAL music video for “Horizon” feat. Patches Stewart which is the 2nd single from Brian Culbertson’s “Another Long Night Out” CD in stores & online NOW!

ORDER “Another Long Night Out” here:
Webstore (autographed copies and merchandise bundles): http://bit.ly/ALNO-webstore
iTunes: http://bit.ly/ALNO-iTunes
Amazon: http://bit.ly/ALNO-Amazon

Video Credits:
Directed by Brian Culbertson
Patches Filmed by Brian Culbertson
Brian Culbertson Filmed by Nick Harris
Edited by Chris Rodriguez
Filmed on location: BC at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Napa Valley and on the rooftop at The Thomas at Fagianni’s downtown Napa, CA. Patches was filmed on The Smooth Cruise while in port in Puerto Rico.

Song Credits:
Brian Culbertson – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlizter & Keyboards
Patches Stewart – Muted Trumpet
Ray Parker Jr. – Wah & FX Guitars
Paul Jackson Jr. – Rhythm Guitar
Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 Organ
Alex Al – Bass
Michael Bland – Drums
Lenny Castro – Percussion

Tickets for Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway available here:
http://www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me

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Intimate Jazz and Conversations Anniversary Special featuring NAJEE

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Watermark Place, 4500 Visionland Pkwy, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 (Birmingham)

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Alexander Zonjic’s
Jazz on the Vine Festival of the Arts
Live at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards
1425 Iler Road RR1
Harrow, Ontario, Canada

Sundays in July 3pm-7pm
$45 per person – Includes Concert, Glass of Wine, and One Gourmet food item

July 13, 2014 – Zonjic Meets Motown
Featuring Alexander Zonjic & Friends with special guests
SERIEUX – Temptations MOTOWN REVUE & The Motor City Horns

July 20, 2014 – Jazz & Blues
Alexander Zonjic & Friends featuring
Thornetta Davis (Detroit’s Queen of the Blues) & The Motor City Horns

July 27, 2014 – All that Jazz
Alexander Zonjic & Friends
and the LEGENDARY BOB JAMES

Call 519-738-4295

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