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Jazz Gets the Blues with Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, and Brian Simpson, is an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Legends in their own right, this super group blends blues classics with burnin’ chops, funky grooves and high-energy performances. Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four number one hits.

With a style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to straight the top. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and rock, he has created an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, and producer, Chuck Loeb has had a musical career that spans over four decades, and he is proud to be known as a “Renaissance man” in the music world. Loeb is one of the most in-demand artists in the world, with his own recognizable sound. Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the go-to man for everyone from Janet Jackson to Dave Koz and has written numerous chart-topping R&B hits.

Sunday, April 06, 2014 – 6:00 pm

One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas 78746

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Milford, CT has a music program that, for over a decade, has been getting a boost from one of my most awesome musical friends: Jay Rowe. Jay Rowe has put together one of the most amazing two-night benefit concerts in the Northeast, with some of the most stellar people of the jazz world.

And it’s about to happen again, April 18th and 19th, with an all-star roster.

Great times, great music, and a great cause: music education.

Come on over to CT! — with Chieli Minucci Too, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci, Nick Colionne, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Jeff Lorber, Steve Cole, Nelson Rangell and Jay Rowe.

The Parsons Complex, 70 West River St, Milford, Connecticut

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Join The Osthoff Resort for the 12th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 9-11, 2014! We are delighted to bring together yet again a wonderful weekend of world renowned jazz musicians, dynamic concert performances and music enthusiasts from all over the United States to kick-off another concert season!

This year’s performance line-up includes RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Maysa,
Global Noize / Sly Re-Imagined with Nona Hendryx, Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena, Darren Rahn
(festival host), Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer, Urban Jazz Coalition, Steve Cole and Marcell Guyton.

During the festival, sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy an eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

Schedule

Friday, May 9th
4:30pm Gates Open
5:15pm Darren Rahn (also Festival Host)
7:15pm Maysa
9:15pm RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Saturday, May 10th
1:00pm Gates Open
1:45pm Urban Jazz Coalition
3:45pm Steve Cole
6:00pm Global Noize / Sly Reimagined featuring Nona Hendryx,
Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena (directed by Grammy Award Winner, Jason Miles)
8:30pm Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with
Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer

Afterglow – May 9th & 10th
Marcell Guyton performs nightly at Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge following the last performance each evening.

Sunday, May 11th
Jazz Brunch, 10am – 3pm, featuring Marcell Guyton.

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)

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Inspired by the showmanship and camaraderie of the legendary Rat Pack, saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa started the The Sax Pack in 2004 to share his passion for jazz, funk and R&B. The group is comprised of Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner, and has toured nationally and released two CDs, “The Sax Pack” and “The Pack is Back,” from Shanachie Records.

The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians: jazz.

Highlights of the tour will feature original music written specifically for The Sax Pack, as well as each sax player’s signature hits and the classic funk, R&B and jazz tunes that will get fans out of their seats.

Tickets start at $20.00

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 8:00 pm

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

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Shows this year will be held on 5 stages – The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Epworth Church, Delaware Distilling Co. and Saketumi Restaurant. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Sheila E in the Performing Arts Theater

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 8:00 pm

8pm: Keiko Matsui | Najee with Alex Bugnon in the Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School | 11:30pm: Marion Meadows with Joey Sommerville at the Delaware Distilling Company (formerly Old Bay Restaurant)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm

1pm: Peter White & Mindi Abair | 2:30pm: Jeff Lorber Fusion with Steve Cole

4pm: Jazz meets James, celebrating the music of James Brown and featuring Nick Colionne, Matt Marshak, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Albright, Art Sherrod, Marion Meadows, Sheila E, Joey Sommerville, Eric Darius and Paula Atherton

7:30pm: vocalist Will Downing | 9pm: A Tribute to Rockabilly featuring Walt Hetfield & band

10:30pm: Rehoboth Beach All-Stars featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Jeff Lorber & Peter White

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00 am

11am: Jazz Festival Gospel Hour | 3:30pm: Grand Jam featuring Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Four80East, Jeff Lorber, Matt Marshak, Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville, Elan Trotman and Peter White

6:30pm: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Benji Porecki, Four80East, Elan Trotman and more surprise artists.

Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

 

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Saxophone | Friday, September 13, 2013 at 09:30 pm

Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits. He attended Northwestern University, where he explored modern classical music for the saxophone under the tutelage of internationally recognized educator Fred Hemke. While in undergraduate school, this gifted musician was a semi-finalist in the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts and one of three finalists in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was awarded the privilege of performing Tableaux De Provence by Paule Maurice with the CSO. Cole went on to earn his MBA which paved the way in his being appointed to Professor at the University of St. Thomas – a position which he maintains today.

Cole began his professional career, playing sessions and club dates wherever possible; he recorded with blues legend Junior Wells and began playing, writing and producing with Atlantic Records artists Brian Culbertson. His visibility at the label grew, and soon Cole signed his own deal with Atlantic. He released his debut disc, “Stay Awhile”, in 1998; it yielded the hits “Where the Night Begins,” “When I Think of You” and “Say It Again” and earned Cole a Prism Award for Best New Artist at the 2000 Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards.

Steve has toured and/or recorded with Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, KMFDM, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Peter White, Marc Antoine and is a founding member, along with Jeff Kashiwa and Kim Waters, of The Sax Pack. Steve has six CDs in his catalog and has just finished his 7th solo album. This project will be released in late August 2013, and goes back to his Funk, R&B, Blues, and Jazz roots.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
2 nights (September 13-15, 2013) incl. breakfast & all concerts: from 228,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): from 46,00 Euro per person

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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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Germany’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party

You feel like going out just really nicely? The SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG on September 13-14, 2013 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: JEFF GOLUB | WARREN HILL | CINDY BRADLEY | STEVE COLE | JEFF KASHIWA

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, 2013 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.de/augsburg-en

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3rd Annual Summer Concert Series

June 23: MARC ANTOINE
July 28: PETER WHITE
August 18: MATT MARSHAK & STEVE COLE
September 8: BRIAN SIMPSON & EUGE GROOVE

Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York 11958 (Map) (Long Island)

WinterPark

When needing to crown the best annual art festival in the city of Orlando to one particular festival, Orlando Local Guide gives the award to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Winter Park, Florida that is held on the streets and park of Park Avenue and Central Park each spring.

Throughout the festival, different bands and musical acts play in the park on stage that feature brass, jazz, a capella, and children’s music.

March 15, Friday
8:00 am Production Set Up
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Beautiful Music Jazz Ensemble
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Matt Shenk Band
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Steve Cole

March 16, Saturday
10:00 am – 10:45 am Paint it Black Quartet
11:00 am – 11:45 am Rollins Brass Quintet
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Suzuki Institute
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Pop Shop
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Rich Walker Trio
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Brian Simpson
March 17, Sunday
10:00 am – 10:45 am Three Flutes Only
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Rollins Acoustic Ensemble
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm MakeShift
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Bailey Callahan
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Angela and the Gazebros
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Jeff Kashiwa

Central Park, Park Ave, Winter Park, Florida (Orlando area)