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George-Benson

He strums, he scats and now ten-time Grammy® winner George Benson croons the songs of his musical hero Nat King Cole with elegance and emotion. The legendary jazz guitarist and silky-smooth vocalist brings his show An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Benson will be accompanied by the North Charleston POPS! for this performance which has sold out Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, the Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House and numerous other venues across Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. In addition, he will perform all of his greatest hits that George Benson fans know and love.

The North Charleston POPS! will be conducted by Randy Waldman, who led Barbra Streisand’s orchestra for 20 years, and who shares the spotlight as jazz pianist on several numbers in the program. The North Charleston POPS! recently performed with Earth, Wind and Fire at the North Charleston Coliseum and the national touring Broadway productions of WICKED and MARY POPPINS during their runs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The Unforgettable Tribute show will also feature a chorus and Benson’s touring band backing his heartfelt renditions of Nat King Cole’s greatest songs.

“To have the legendary George Benson on the same stage with the North Charleston POPS! singing the unforgettable songs of Nat King Cole is like three great shows in one! This very special combination is sure to create a magical night of music that will be talked about for years to come.” said Dave Holscher, North Charleston Performing Arts Center General Manager.

“The musicians of the North Charleston POPS! are thrilled to work with such a dynamic artist as George Benson!” said Tacy Edwards, North Charleston POPS! Manager. “Bringing popular music to life and working with the talented artists that appear at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center is a great joy for us”.

Tammy Greene, Founder and President of Jazz Diva Entertainment explained, “We are extremely pleased to present George Benson in the Carolinas once again, this time for the Lowcountry. This particular show is a rare opportunity to join the genres of jazz, pop, R&B and classical music together in a way that only an entertainer of legendary stature like George Benson can accomplish as he pays tribute the great Nat King Cole. This is a show that versatile music lovers should absolutely not miss. We are also happy to be partnering with our friends at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center who play host to the Lowcountry Jazz Festival every year. Additionally, to have such a renowned and respected group of musicians such as the North Charleston POPS! accompany George and his ban ensures that audience members will be presented with exactly the kind of evening that is stated in its bannering…’Unforgettable!’”

Benson’s recording, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole just released in June 2013, replicates the spirit of the upcoming live performance and was created after four years of touring and development. It is perhaps the most meaningful of Benson’s career, featuring songs he learned and sang as a child, a testament to the classic timelessness of Cole’s music. The New Zealand Herald, in reviewing the live performance, stated, “…with a voice uncannily similar to Cole’s, a wide, bright grin and an enormous stage presence, Benson’s covers truly did journey back to the fifties and sixties… Benson’s powerful renditions reminded his audience why any night with Cole was Unforgettable.”

Audiences can likely also expect to hear some of Benson’s own classics, which propelled him to the first ever platinum jazz album in 1976. With a career spanning five decades and 35 recordings, there are plenty of hits to hope for during the show.

The show is presented by the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Jazz Diva Entertainment, producer of the Lowcountry Jazz Festival.

Saturday, February 08, 2014 – 8:00 pm

North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

Kick off a weekend of romance with the original Blue Eyed Soul Singer, Bobby Caldwell. One of the most revered vocalists and songwriters on the contemporary music scene – with live performances that are nothing less than electrifying – we just had to have him sail with us for this very special show.

Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz numbers, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.

As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.

Bobby’s timeless classic, “What You Won’t Do For Love” has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. Reaching an all-new audience, it was sung by Elliot Yamin in 2006 during the Final 3 round of that season’s American Idol. A sample of Bobby’s “Open Your Eyes” appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit “The Light” by Common. All combined, Bobby’s songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, with artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G., all paying tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat. Major motion picture and television credits have brought Bobby’s music to even broader audiences and his songs and albums have been released in the USA, Japan and throughout the globe, and have been enjoyed by millions of fans.

Cruise with us — and someone you love — on Friday, February 10th and kick off a Valentine’s weekend of love. What better way that with the romantic sounds of one of the industry’s most respected artists!

For more information about this cruise visit this website.

Smooth Sunset Cruise Board: 7:30pm • Cruise: 8:00 – 10:00pm

Friday, February 10, 2012

Spirit Cruises New York Dock location
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, New York, New York 10011

September 2011

03 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center

 

04 Atlanta, GA Soulfood Festival

Wolf Creek Ampitheater Jazz Attack

15 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium Jazz Attack

17 Virginia Beach, VA

Virgina Beach Convention Center

Soul of Summer Featuring Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, & Maysa

23 Newport Beach, CA Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series Jazz Attack

25 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery Jazz Attack

October 2011

15 Rehoboth, DE Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

Convention Center Jazz Attack

16 Phoenix, AZ JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival-Sage Court Jazz Attack

23 Catalina, CA Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 2011

Novenmber 2011

25 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2011 featuring Rick Braun, Candy Dulfer, &

Jonathan Butler

26 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

27 West Palm Beach, FL Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Arts- Dreyfoos Hall Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

28 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

29 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

30 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

December 2011

02 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

03 Columbus, OH Palace Theater Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

04 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

05 North Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

06 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center of the Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

07 New Brunswick, NJ State Theater Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

09 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

10 Oakland, CA Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

14 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center/ Ikeda Theater Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

15 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

16-17 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

18 El Paso, TX Plaza Theater Performing Arts Center Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

20 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada Theater Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

21 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

22 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

23 San Diego, CA Balboa Theater Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour

31 Tuscon, AZ JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa All Night New Year’s Eve 2011

January 2012

15-22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise

December 2010

Monday, December 6th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa performs with Thomas Linsk

Thursday, December 9th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa McClowry performs with Thomas Linsk / Private party � Lisa McClowry & Thomas Linsk 6pm-8pm at the Redhead.

Friday, December 10th – Julian’s Piano Bar (inside Luigi House) 778 N Route 59 Aurora , IL 60504 (630) 375-6400 / 8:00p.m. – 12:00a.m. Lisa performs with singer/ pianist Tom Linsk and drummer Chuck Schwartz.

Saturday, December 11th – Private Party � Elmhurst , IL Birthday Party! Lisa McClowry performs with Thomas Linsk, Jim Peterik & Steve Eisen

Sunday, December 12th – Lisa McClowry & Joe Hurt provide Christmas music for The First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, IL service 9:30am AND 11:00am http://www.fpclg.org/

Monday, December 13th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. � 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa performs with Thomas Linsk

Wednesday, December 15th – Ravinia School Program � Lisa visits school with musicians Jeff Handley, Jeremy Kahn and Chuck Webb to teach a lesson in jazz. They will perform in classroom.

Thursday, December 16th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m.- 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa McClowry performs with Thomas Linsk / Private Party 5:30pm � 7:30pm Lisa McClowry and Thomas Linsk

Saturday, December 18th – Julian’s Piano Bar (inside Luigi House) 778 N Route 59 Aurora , IL 60504 (630) 375-6400 / 8:00p.m.- 12:00a.m. Lisa performs with singer/pianist Tom Linsk and drummer Chuck Schwartz.

Monday, December 20th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa performs with Thomas Linsk

Thursday, December 23rd – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa McClowry performs with Thomas Linsk

Monday, December 27th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa performs with Thomas Linsk

Thursday, December 30th – The Redhead (Chicago, IL.) 8:00p.m. – 11:30p.m. 16 West Ontario , Chicago , IL . (312) 640 -1000 *Proper Dress Required. Lisa McClowry performs with Thomas Linsk

Friday, December 31st – NEW YEARS EVE!! Julian’s Piano Bar (inside Luigi House) 778 N Route 59 Aurora , IL 60504 (630) 375-6400 / 9:00p.m. – 1:00a.m. Lisa performs with singer/pianist Tom Linsk and drummer Chuck Schwartz. CALL Julian’s for $65 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY PACKAGE DEAL.

Sade On Tour

Posted: October 24, 2010 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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Following the platinum selling success of Soldier of Love, Sade announces their highly anticipated return to the world’s stage for the first time in ten years. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning October 16th with additional dates to be announced soon.

6/16 – Baltimore, MD Presale Code is BALTIMORE
6/19 – Philadelphia, PA Presale Code is PHILLY
6/21 – Uniondale, NY Presale Code is NEWYORK
6/24 – E Rutherford, NJ Presale Code is NEWYORK
6/28 – Toronto, ON Presale Code is TORONTO
6/30 – Montreal, QC Presale Code is MONTREAL
7/6 – Boston, MA Presale Code is BOSTON
8/5 – Chicago, IL Presale Code is CHICAGO
8/19 – Los Angeles, CA Presale code is SOCAL
8/30 – Anaheim, CA Presale code is SOCAL

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.livenation.com/Sade-tickets/artist/736033

Additional dates will be announced in the following markets soon*: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Calgary, AB; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Milwaukee, WI; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St Louis, MO; St Paul, MN; Vancouver, BC.

Anita Baker will be a headliner at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 25th, and has just started work on a new album in Nashville, planned for release by Blue Note Records later in 2010.

“I’m going to Nashville to mix it up, shake it and see what comes out” says the eight-time Grammy winner with obvious glee. Baker will be producing the album with George Duke, Nathan East and Daniel Moore, recording in Nashville in part because, she explains, “they still know how to make a record in analog.”

In addition to some of the best country and R&B session players around, the album will also include Baker’s collaboration with Snoop Dogg on a “big, lush” version of Curtis Mayfield’s “Give You My Love” that she promises “is going to raise eyebrows.”

Source: EMI