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SJC2015

The feedback we requested about a possible second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015 has been received … and your support was loud and clear!

We are proud to confirm that The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail twice in 2015. Our Second-Chance Sailing lineup is patterned after the original SJC ’15 lineup and features Music Hosts Marcus Miller and David Sanborn and Special Event Hosts Boney James and Candy Dulfer, with a special performance by legendary vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Greatest Party at Sea without jazz favorites Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Rick Braun and Joe Sample, along with many other amazing smooth-jazz Artists and Musicians that you know and love. Dane Butcher has lots of exciting programming planned, DW3 is ready to keep the party going, and Alonzo Bodden will be there to poke fun at everyone on board.

We will be sailing March 1-8, 2015, on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay.

SPECIAL GUEST:
Natalie Cole

MUSIC HOSTS:
Marcus Miller and David Sanborn

SPECIAL EVENTS HOSTS:
Candy Dulfer and Boney James

PARTY HOST:
Brian Culbertson

ARTISTS:
Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample,
Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3

CRUISE HOSTS:
Alonzo Bodden (comic) and Dane Butcher

FEATURED PERFORMERS:
Patches Stewart and Tom Braxton
Other featured performers will be announced shortly

MUSICIANS:
Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt,
Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones,
Nate Kearney, Khari Parker, Third Richardson and Jay Williams

We have already received an overwhelming response during our prebooking period. Many cabin categories have already been filled, but a wide variety of cabins do still remain. On Monday, Feb. 3, we will begin accepting reservations for The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing. For online reservations or more information, please go to our website at TheSmoothJazzCruise.com, or call a reservationist anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday (toll-free) at 888.852.9987.

We hope to see you on board The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing!

Michael Lazaroff
Executive Director
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

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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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ARIZONA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Friday, October 25, 2013
Maxwell
Eric Darius & Lyfe Jennings

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Charlie Wilson
Erykah Badu
Chaka Khan
Euge Groove, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot
Warren Hill, Jeff Golub & Tom Braxton
TBD

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Keyshia Cole
Robin Thicke
Brian Culbertson
Dominic Amato, Elan Trotman & Melanie Fiona
Eric Benet
Jessy J, Michael Lington & Jonathan Fritzen

Wigwam Resort & Spa
300 East Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, Arizona

Pre-sale for three day tickets and room packages are available now at www.arizonajazzfestival.com or 602-244-8444.

Single day tickets go on-sale July 8, 2013 at 10:00am at http://www.arizonajazzfestival.com or charge by phone at 602-244-8444

Arizona Jazz Festival, 300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, Arizona

Braxton

Saxophonist Tom Braxton is a versatile instrumentalist, charismatic performer and gifted composer whose distinct, melodic sound thrills audiences of all ages. SmoothJazz.com calls Braxton “one of the most respected and loved sax men in Smooth Jazz.” This native Texan has recorded seven albums including “Endless Highway” (2009) and “Imagine This” (2007) on the Pacific Coast Jazz label and “Bounce” (2005) on the Rendezvous label. His music can be heard on radio and television airwaves nationwide, and his albums have hit numerous jazz charts including Billboard, RadioWave and Amazon.com. Tom toured extensively with Wayman Tisdale for 17 years, also serving as Musical Director.

He has been a featured performer and fan favorite on the Smooth Jazz Cruise since 2005. He has also garnered rave reviews overseas, performing as a headliner for the first Smooth Jazz Europe Festival in the Netherlands and touring with Keiko Matsui in Russia. Braxton has shared the stage with many great artists including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Bob James, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub, Norman Brown, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross and Phillip Bailey. He has been featured in media and publications such as JAZZIZ, Smooth Jazz News, CBS’s The Saturday Early Show and Daystar Television Network.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:30pm until 10:30pm in EDT

Acoustix Jazz (Restaurant & Lounge), 840 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Charlie Wilson
Eric Darius & Lyfe Jennings

Saturday, September 28, 2013
India.Arie
Jeffrey Osborne & Euge Groove
Norman Brown & TBD
Dominic Amato
Jessy J, Michael Lington & Jonathan Fritzen
Paul Taylor

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Anthony Hamilton
Kem
Warren Hill, Jeff Golub & Tom Braxton
Nick Colionne
Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Jackiem Joyner
Jazz In Pink – Gail Johnson, Karen Briggs & Pamela Williams

JW Marriott Las Vegas, 221 N. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

Tickets go on-sale Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:00am at http://www.lvjazzfestival.com or charge by phone at 602-244-8444

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Join us every Wednesday night from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Orozko Lounge for the Nugget Jazz Night!
These weekly shows are FREE so get here early.

Spend a well deserved evening out and relax with live jazz each week in the beautiful atmosphere of the Orozko Lounge (click here for location maps). There is no cover charge and parking is free and easy in our parking lot west of Orozko just across 14th Street or valet at the hotel’s main entrance.

Dec 5 Tom Braxton
Dec 12 Brian Lenair
Dec 19 Patrick Cooper
Dec 26 Jack Prybylski

Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431 (Reno)

52nd Annual Texas Jazz Festival begins again OCT. 19-21, 2012. Save the dates! Festival features a variety of performers on several stages. Tom Braxton will be presenting the smooth jazz genre.

Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Thursday, September 13

Time Band
12p.m.-3p.m. Opening Ceremonies
3:00-4:15 Barry Martin
4:45-6:00 Laura K. Webb
6:30-7:30 Nick Ballarini’s Polka Band
7:45-8:15 Nick Ballarini’s Polka Band
8:45-10:15 Joseph Vincelli

Friday, September 14

Time Band
12:15-1:30 Sam Baker
2:00-3:15 First Take Electric Jazz quartet
3:45-5:00 The Van Cleefs
5:30-7:00 Ron Jones Quartet
7:30-8:30 Tres Leches Trio
9-9:30 Tres Leches Trio
10-11:30 Tom Braxton

Saturday, September 15

Time Band
11:30-1:00 JB Clark Duo
1:30-3:00 River Trip
3:30-5:00 aprilmade duo
5:30-6:30 Meet The World
7:00-8:00 Honey Henny Lime
8:30-9:30 Honey Henny Lime
10-11:30 Maximum Acoustic

Sunday, September 16

Time Band
12:00-12:45 Barry Martin
1:15-2:45 Rahim Quazi Band
3:15-4:30 Sons of Fathers
5-6p.m. Brad Thompson

Tom Braxton & Eldredge Jackson 

Saturday, August 4. Showtime 8:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Warren Place, 6110 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136

 

 

The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival, also known as SAS FEST (San Antonio Summer Festival) and JAZZ FEST S. A. (Jazz Festival of San Antonio) is a free 3-day event held on the first full weekend of June. SAS FEST features 17 great jazz concerts, an Arts and Crafts Fair and delicious Texas cuisine.The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival is in its 10th year of presenting great fun and entertainment for the whole family.

SAS FEST / JAZZ FEST is host to a free art and craft work shops. These workshops are developed for young children. Although these workshops are aimed at underprivileged children, they are open to any person interested in wanting to learn about arts and crafts.

SAS FEST is host to about 25 children; from Methodist Children’s Home, 25 from St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home or 25 from Roy Mass Youth Alternatives or 25 from Boysville, three great non-profit organizations that provides temporary care and housing for children who have been abandoned or abused. SAS FEST provides a special covered VIP area, dinner and a toy as a keepsake for these children.

Friday May, 25

SAS FEST Riverwalk Kick-Off Party
at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Resorts

David Villanueva & DV Jazz
San Antonio, Texas
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday May, 26

Jazz at Bella on the Riverwalk

Luvine Elias Jr.
San Antonio, Texas
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 1

SAS FEST
College/University Night

Groove Therapy Jazz Band
323rd Army Band (Fort Sam’s Own)
San Antonio, Texas
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jeff Lofton
Austin, Texas
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Stan Killian
Brooklyn, New York
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SAS FEST
Friday
Midnight Jazz Concert Party

Europa
VFW 76 on the Riverwalk
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored By E.J.’s Sweets

Saturday, June 2

SAS FEST
Latin Jazz Night

Regency Jazz Band
San Antonio. Texas
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Patsy Torres
San Antonio, Texas
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guillermo Serpas
El Salvador, San Salvador
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Dean James
Houston, Texas
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Brew
Austin, Texas
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SAS FEST
Saturday
Midnight Jazz Concert Party

TBA
10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday June, 3

1st SAS FEST Breakfast
at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Resorts

Ken Slavin
San Antonio, Texas
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Onel Jimenez
San Antonio, Texas
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

South Texas Jazz Quartet
McAllen, Texas
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stephen Richard
Houton, Texas
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tom Braxton
Houston, Texas
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Michael Lington
Beverly Hills, California
Copenhagen Denmark
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Crockett Park, 1300 N Main Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212