Archive for July 26, 2010

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series brings together Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Golub and Kirk Whalum for “Guitars and Saxes” performance on July 30.

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright has 9 CD’s selling over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Albright’s contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. He was of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at President Clinton’s inauguration. He was also featured at the Presidential Summit, as well as several private functions for the President.

He has worked in studio with artists such as Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr., Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, The Winans, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, and Maurice White. He also toured with Les McCann, Rodney Franklin, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, Marlene Shaw, Debra and Eloise Laws, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and many others. In addition to numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals, Albright had also been a part of the popular Jazz Explosion tours, which saw him teaming up with contemporary jazz stars like Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, and Rachelle Ferrell, to name a few.

Kirk Whalum

Eight-time Grammy nominated Kirk Whalum is a jazz saxophonist with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. He toured as Whitney Houston’s opening act for several years and has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks.

Jeff Golub

Jeff Golub is a contemporary jazz guitarist with 6 solo albums and 3 CD’s as the leader of the instrumental band “Avenue Blue”. Before becoming an instrumentalist, Jeff worked as a sideman to a number of very successful rock and pop artists. He’s best known for his work with Rod Stewart, performing on 4 albums and 5 world tours.

Peter White

Peter White, smooth jazz guitarists has been a part of the numerous “Guitars and Saxes” performances. In addition to his own music, he has recorded with Dave Koz, Gato Barbieri, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Craig Chaquico, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Third Force, The Rippingtons, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and Marc Antoine.

Now through October 1, a diverse collection of jazz musicians will entertain audiences in the intimate outdoor amphitheater, surrounded by a serene and lush landscape, at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Following are the remaining show dates and performers:

· July 30 Guitars and Saxes with Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum

Jeff Golub & Peter White

* August 6 Bobby Caldwell with 14 piece Big Band

* August 13 Fourplay

* August 20 Steve Tyrell

* August 27 The Rippingtons

* Sept. 3 Brian Culbertson

* Sept. 10 David Sanborn

* Sept. 17 Spencer Day and Jake Shimabukuro

* Sept. 24 Euge Groove with Special Guests Paul Brown &

Marc Antoine

* Oct. 1 Peter White

Ticket price ranges from $40 to $95 and can be purchased at http://www.SummerJazzSeries.com or by calling the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach box office at (949) 729-6400. Dinner packages, reserved seats, sky boxes and overnight accommodations are available. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

For room reservations visit Hyatt Regency Newport Beach at http://www.newportbeach.hyatt.com or call (949) 729-1234, or (800) 223-1234. The hotel is located at 1107 Jamoboree Road.

Sponsors of the Summer Jazz Series include 94.7 The Wave in L.A., Good Neighbor Pharmacy, VisitNewportBeach.com, Kendall Jackson Wines, Korbell Champagne, Verizon FIOS, Coast Magazine, Orange County Register, 92.7 Jill FM Orange County, KESQ TV 3 Palm Springs, and 102.3 KJJZ Palm Springs.

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Joyce Cooling‘s performance at Anthology is a Music for the Mind concert and will benefit the local San Diego chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). “Just by showing up, you’ve donated and we thank you deeply!”

San Diego’s newest, premiere dining and live music establishment – Anthology, offers some of the most legendary acts on stage and in the kitchen. Located near the hip neighborhood of “Little Italy” on the southern end of India Street, Anthology marked its grand opening on June 6, 2007. Anthology comes to life in the spirit of the classic ’30s and ’40s supper clubs with a decidedly modern spin, to deliver a culturally harmonious gathering of food, music, wine and ambiance in an intimate 300 seat venue.

Anthology has become one of San Diego’s premier upscale dining rooms. On stage, Anthology plays host to renowned local and international musicians in Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, Latin and World music. From unplugged to plugged, solo to large bands, guests can be sure they will be impressed by the exciting array of local musicians and singers. Artists who have performed include: Ramsey Lewis Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Rankin, Larry Coryell, Mose Allison, Sonny Landreth, Chick Corea and Lee Ritenour. Director of Music Operations Michael Pritchard, with more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, most recently as talent buyer for Humphrey’s Backstage Club, has secured an impressive array of musical talent (see the artists list).

Anthology is the vision of Howard Berkson, CEO of Anthology and local real estate developer. “I grew up in Chicago where going out for a great meal paired with live music was part of the cultural experience… that’s what I hope to create with Anthology,” said Berkson. “San Diego as a city has matured and we’re ready for some of the visceral experiences you find in world-class cities like New York and Chicago. There’s a demographic niche here, where we’re looking to enjoy the finer things in life, like great food and terrific music – that’s Anthology.” Anthology’s sound resonates from superior acoustics throughout. Combined with a highly sophisticated state-of-the-art digital sound, video and lighting system the venue is designed as one of the finest performance environments on the West Coast. The newly constructed space was specifically designed to offer open sightlines to the stage throughout. Anthology is to quickly proving itself to be downtown’s exceptional world-class destination.

Designed by BCV Architects of San Francisco, the acclaimed 13,000 square-foot restaurant and club extends vertically to three levels including a mezzanine and VIP dining room. On the Upper Level guests enjoy indoor/outdoor spaces including the Fireside Lounge with 18 foot fireplace, outdoor Bayside Balcony and Taylor Guitars Private Dining Room. The venue also includes two state-of-the-art kitchens to accommodate both fine dining and private events. Anthology is also proud of their relationship with Taylor Guitars, a local, worldrenowned guitar manufacturer. The VIP dining room has been named in honor of this friendship. Taylor was honored to not only produce, but also contribute, the exemplary, one-of-a-kind menu covers designed after their superlative instruments using woods of their handcrafted guitars. “Taylor Guitars is honored to be part of the Anthology team. We love the concept, and since it aligns so closely with what we do, it was just a natural fit. We appreciate the chance to get involved on such a deep level, not simply as a “corporate sponsor.” We’re looking forward to a long friendship.” said Bob Taylor, co-founder of Taylor Guitars. Reservations are strongly recommended, walk-in patrons are always welcome. For dinner reservations and/or concert tickets, visit the website at http://www.anthologysd.com, at the Box Office or by phone at 619.595.0300. See fact sheet for additional information and contacts.

Anthology sets a new modern standard for the way people experience the pleasures of fine dining and live entertainment. Encompassing a collection of world-class cuisine, music talent and superb service in one environment – one place – one gathering. Anthology.

Anthology
1337 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
tel: 619-595-0300
August 6 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm