This concert series is unique on the San Diego jazz scene in setting as well as purpose, and will afford you the opportunity to encounter Jazz enthusiasts from all across San Diego County, Southern California and neighboring states.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 2016 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Paul Brown and Chris Standring

SATURDAY, JULY 9 2016 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Marcus Anderson

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 2016 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Greg Adams and East Bay Soul

For tickets visit http://mandaterecords.ticketleap.com/jazz-at-the-creek-2016/.

Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Ave, San Diego, California 92114

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Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Venice and Beyond departs from Venice, Italy; with ports of call in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Santorini, Greece and San Marino, Italy;

May 9 – 16, 2017 – Sold Out

May 16 – 23, 2017 – Wait List

Artists to be announced!

For more information visit http://www.davekozcruise.com/2017/.

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Message to funk received from the Mothership: hit-maker Brian Culbertson is in the studio conspiring with his cosmic group of musical soul brothers on his second funk collection, “Funk!,” which will be released September 16 on his BCM Entertainment label. Less than a week after his seventeenth album streets, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist will launch a coast-to-coast concert tour on a scale unlike any trek ever mounted by the vivacious showman who will be flanked by the same band showcased on the album. To help set the stage for the 11-song set plus three playful interlude sketches, all produced by Culbertson, radio stations will be serviced “Been Around The World” in early July.

Those who have caught a Culbertson show over the last year might have had a premonition that the R&B-jazzman was about to again morph into an emissary of funk, a mission that began with his 2008 recording “Bringing Back The Funk,” which he co-produced with the late Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and featured legendary funksters Bootsy Collins and Larry Graham. His set list at recent gigs included a pair of funk classics, “Got To Give It Up” and “Play That Funky Music,” which made it onto the new album. The Chicago-bred musician who plays piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, clavinet, Hammond B3 organ, synths, trombone, bass, drums, percussion and sings on the entire record wrote or co-wrote nine new songs for “Funk!” that showcases his live band – Marqueal Jordan (vocals & sax), Tyrone Chase (guitars), Eddie Miller (keyboards, organ & vocals), Rodney Jones, Jr. (bass, guitar & vocals), Chris Miskel (drums) and Michael Stever (trumpeter & horn arrangements) – along with Chance Howard, a nasty R&B keyboardist, bassist and vocalist who has toured and recorded with fellow Minnesota native Prince. Noted trumpeter Patches Stewart will replace Stever for the Funk! Tour.

Next month, Howard will join Culbertson on stage to premiere a few choice cuts from “Funk!,” including the first single, at Culbertson’s fifth anniversary Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a wine and jazz lifestyle experience in the heart of California Wine Country taking place June 8-12.

“The concept for ‘Funk!’ was to make an old-school, throwback funkadelic record in the style of P-Funk meets Prince and to tour with the same band that appears on the album – my band plus Chance (Howard). We finished tracking and are mixing this week. The show we will be taking out on the road is unlike anything anyone has ever seen from me before. It’s on an entirely different level. Yes, we’re taking it there! I’m also very excited about capturing the magic by shooting a Blu-ray to be taped on tour this fall,” said Culbertson, who as an imaginative and trend-setting artist, producer and songwriter has architected 28 Billboard No. 1 singles along with a library of chart-topping albums.

Once again, Culbertson has opened the doors to the recording studio by posting a series of video blogs from the “Funk!” sessions on his website (http://www.brianculbertson.com/funk) as well as engaging his followers through Facebook Live. And like his most recent studio release, he’s offering fans the opportunity to get involved with the process by launching an Indiegogo campaign (https://www.indiegogo.com/proje…/brian-culbertson-s-funk–2…) that provides a menu of unique options, including VIP concert tickets, tickets for the Blu-ray filming, autographed CD, limited edition vinyl album, a private personalized video message, sheet music and a bobble head Funk! doll.

Tickets go on sale for the Funk! Tour for fan club members beginning June 1 and to the general public starting June 3. For more information, please visit www.BrianCulbertson.com.

The songs that comprise “Funk!” are:

“Get Ready”
“The Call”
“Been Around The World”
“Take It Up”
“Let’s Take A Ride”
“We Got What You Want”
“Sunshine” (interlude)
“Hey Girl”
“Damn, I’m Hungry” (interlude)
“Got To Give It Up”
“Mile Sauce”
“Play That Funky Music”
“Spend A Little Time”
“To Be Continued…” (interlude)

The Funk! Tour itinerary is listed below (additional dates will be added):

September 22-25 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley (two shows Sept. 23 & 24)
September 26 Portland, OR The Aladdin
September 27 Bend, OR Tower Theater
October 5 Fresno, CA Tower Theater
October 6 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theater
*October 7 Newport Beach, CA Hyatt Newporter
*October 8 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
October 9 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire
October 11-12 Denver, CO Soiled Dove (two shows per night)
October 13 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
October 14-15 Las Vegas, NV Aliante Casino
*October 16 Catalina Island, CA Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October 20 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
October 21 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage
October 23 New Albany, OH Schottenstein Theatre
October 25 Pittsburgh, PA MCG Jazz (two shows)
October 26-27 New York, NY B.B. King’s
October 28 Cranston, RI Park Theatre
October 29 New Haven, CT John Lyman Center
October 30 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club (two shows)
November 4 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
*November 5 Mount Pocono, PA Mt. Airy Casino Resort
November 11 Minneapolis, MN Dakota (two shows)
November 13 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 28-Dec. 2 London, England Pizza Express

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Wine & Jazz On The River features Matt Marshak & JJ Sansaverino aboard the World Yacht Duchess

Join New York Wine Events for delectable summer wines and cool jazz on the Hudson River this summer!
This new series, part of Circle Live, will feature award-winning wines, direct from the wineries in combination with some of today’s best live jazz performers and their bands.

The cruises will take place on the on the luxurious World Yacht Duchess, departing from North River Landing, Pier 81, at 42nd Street.

There are 2 ticket types:

(i) Early Bird / General Admission $35

(ii) Reserved Seat + complimentary glass of wine ($45 Early Bird).

Note: Reserved Seats are the rows closest to the stage; reserve guests will have exclusive access to this area.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 6:00 pm

North River Landing, Pier 81, 42nd St & West Side Hwy, New York, NY 10036

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

If you’ve ever seen him perform, you know what a high-energy entertainer he is. A consistent chart-topper and two-time winner of the Gavin Report’s Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year award who has amassed a catalogue of #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and radio hits, Rick Braun has remained modest. A native of Allentown/Pennsylvania, the trumpeter and vocalist first surfaced as a member of the jazz-fusion outfit Auracle. After two LPs the group disbanded, and Braun turned to songwriting, scoring a hit with REO Speedwagon’s “Here with Me”. That was his entry, and he became a highly-respected sideman touring and recording with Rod Stewart, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole and Tom Petty. When his own Single “Cadillac Slim” had become a big hit, he had to either continue touring with Rod or really commit to his solo career. Instinctually he made the decision right away and never looked back. Rick has not only crafted his own, but also many #1 hits for other musicians. He’s also a member of RnR (with Richard Elliot) and BWB (with Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum).

Here you can order your exclusive festival package including stay at the 5-star luxury resort Vila Vita Parc and concert tickets:

from 2 nights (Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 6 concerts:
from 533,00 Euro per person in a double room

from 3 nights (Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 8 concerts:
from 747,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 9:00 pm

St James Live, 3220 Butner Rd SW #240, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

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Smooth Jazz Cruise 2017 (Sold out! Wait List Available)

Lineup includes: Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Alonzo Bodden, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Keiko Matsui, Jon Secada, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 4:00 pm

Cruise embarks from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti; Samana, Dominican Republic & Nassau, Bahamas from Jan 21-28, 2017