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The Sound of Jazz and Blues is proud to present Richard Elliot.

Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach (ITI – 1984), on which he stepped out showcasing his tenor sax, soprano sax, Lyricon and writing skills. What does a red-blooded Scottish sax man raised in Los Angeles – now with a wife and five children – do for a 30-year encore? Well, this one-time member of the classic soul band Tower of Power proves he’s “not a young man” and drops the most overtly sensual, romantic and intimate album of his career in collaboration with contemporary jazz production/guitar giant Paul Brown. The title of this 17th solo project is Lip Service (the artist’s first for Heads Up/Concord Music Group).

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 6:00 pm

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33914

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JUST ADDED TO THE LOWCOUNTRY CRUISE 2015: Joining Will Donato and Dante Lewis on the Lowcountry Cruise is SAXTRESS JEANETTE HARRIS who host and perform at our “WHITE PARTY” on the cruise! Also joining us on the cruise, Hosting our LAUGH LOUNGE are Comedians TAI GRIFFIN AND DAVE MARTIN! Tai has been blessed to share the stage on numerous comedy tours with the likes of the Kings of Comedy’s Bernie Mac (RIP), Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Eddie Griffin just to name a few.

Dave Martin has appeared on HBO Badboys of Comedy, and toured in EUROPE. He has opened for Steve Harvey, Cedric The Entertainer & Mike Epps to name a few! OTHER ARTISTS WILL BE ADDED…. If you would like to join on the 5 day cruise out of Charleston, Email the AAA travel agent, Jennifer at: jcsteinheiser@mailaaa.com or call her at 704-548-1334 x17211.

Cruise embarks from Charleston, South Carolina, with ports of call in Freeport and Nassau,
Bahamas, from Aug 31 – Sept 5, 2015.

CarolinaJazz

7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series 2015 (Knight Theater): Boney James/Matt Marshak; The Rippingtons/ Jeff Kashiwa; Bob James/ Paul Brown and Marc Antoine; David Sanborn! Season tickets are on sale. Call the box office at 704-372-1000.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features Boney James with opening performance by Matt Marshak on this date.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features The Rippingtons with opening performance by Jeff Kashiwa on this date.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features the Bob James Quartet with opening performance by Paul Brown & Marc Antoine on this date.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features David Sanborn on this date.

Knight Theater, 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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Soulful, passionate, stirring…these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, TN gospel roots, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album.

As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album‚Joined at the Hip. After moving to L.A., Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbra Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones and, most notably, Whitney Houston. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, ‚I Will Always Love You‘. Amongst other awards, Kirk has won two Stellar Awards – Gospel music’s highest honor. An eleven time Grammy nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for Best Gospel Song (‚It’s What I Do‘) in 2011. On his latest release‚ Romance Language Kirk pays homage to the much revered 1963 ballads album of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (April 30 – May 2, 2015) incl. half-board & 4 concerts:
from 264,00 Euro p. p. in a double room
2 nights (May 1-3, 2015) incl. half-board & 6 concerts:
from 328,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 30 – May 3, 2015) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 462,00 Euro p. p. in a double room

Summerfest

THe QC Summerfest is coming July 24-26, 2015! Hosted by Nick Colionne! Also performing: Najee, Keiko Matsui, Chris Standring, Four80East and more to be named!

Uptown Charlotte NC

Red Cat

During May 7-10, 2015, Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc. will be hosting its 5th annual Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa. The theme for the festival is: “It’s Island Time,” Discovering New Territories. The 2015 festival will feature the following:

Four Days of Non-stop Live Jazz Concerts featuring a variety of local and international jazz artists, 2015 Invited guests include Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Tizer, Jazz in Pink and Mike Phillips, and a host of others. Ticket here.

May 9 at 2:00am to May 11 at 5:00am

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf & Conv Ctr, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

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Jazz a’Round Old Town Helotes takes place on May 16, 2015, and the event includes an afternoon and evening of national talent, gourmet food vendors, and alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverage vendors. This year’s top lineup includes:

Jackiem Joyner 8:50 – 11:00 p.m.

Brian Simpson 8:50 to 11:00 p.m.

Blake Aaron 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

and more…

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 5:00 pm

Old Town Helotes, 14391 Riggs Road, Helotes, Texas 78023 (San Antonio area)