Archive for August, 2010

According to his facebook site Peter White got into a little car accident last night on his way to the studio. The young woman traveling the opposite way apparently didn’t see him because of the setting sun. Peter is okay, just some minor cuts on his hand. Different story for his car though! Peter’s advice: “Please make sure to wear your seatbelt everyone!”

Enjoy the Sunday Jazz Brunch with Drew Davidsen.

Champagne Mimosas

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Belgian Waffles

Made to order Omelets

Fresh Seafood

Carving Stations

Salad Stations

Dessert Stations

The Smooth Sounds of Live Jazz… sounds like a Jazz Brunch to me.

Columbia Doubletree Hotel

5485 Twin Knolls Rd. / Columbia, Maryland 21045

September 12 11:30am to 2:00pm

Make your reservations NOW!!! Call 410-997-1060

Guitarist Drew Davidsen performing live!

Smooth Jazz Nights presents an evening with Peter White and Michael Paulo celebrating Michael’s CD release with Gregg Karukas on keyboards, Dwayne “Smitty” Smith on bass and special guest Rene Paulo.

With over 35 years in the music business Michael has performed and recorded with some of the music industries top names. Throughout his 25 year tenure in the mainland Michael has developed numerous relationships with many artists, managers and producers that give him direct access to top talent and experienced professionals involved in all aspects of the music business. As the music producer of The Waikoloa Food ,Wine and Music Festival for the last 15 years, producer of The Temecula Wine and Music Festival and consultant for the International Java Jazz festival for the last 5 years Michael brings a wealth of experience to the festival and has a reputation of utmost integrity among his peers. Michael also is the son of one of the most respected island entertainers in the History of Hawaii Rene Paulo.

September 4th at the Royal Hawaiian Theater. Showtime is 8 pm.

The 17th Annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines will take place amid the towering native pine and oak forest on the Idyllwild Arts campus, August 28 – 29, 2010. World renowned jazz and blues artists perform on multiple stages throughout the weekend.

Smooth Jazz fans will like the concerts of featured artists  Tom Scott and David Benoit. Tom Scott is a talented conductor, arranger, composer and musician who has 30 solo recordings, 13 Grammy nominations, 3 Grammys, numerous film and television scoring credits and countless appearances on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra. Through 2010, Benoit will head on the road to perform his latest inspiration from the April 2010 release, Earthglow.

You will find topics and links to information about the 17th Annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines via the navigation bars on If you have a question after reviewing the information, please contact us at or call us at 951-500-4090.

David Wells shares his musical gift with the release of eight CD’s and with approximately 200 shows per year. In 2006, the release of “More Love, More Power,” brought national acclaim on smooth jazz radio and reached #13 on the R&R indicators. Additionally, his performance of Strawberry Letter #23 was charted at #10 in early 2007.

David’s career soared in 2007 after moving to #10 on the R&R indicators, and becoming endorsed with Conn and Selmer. His television and sports appearances included airing in Columbus Blue Jackets on ESPN2 and performing for the Cincinnati Reds. David Wells was also featured in several Christian music magazines and networks, WTAP- TV’s (NBC) “Daybreak,” and numerous Christian conferences.

In 2007, David’s career has expanded to include a guest appearance on the national television show “Studio Jams” which has over 10 million viewers on the “BET Station”. In November 2007, he was an entertainer aboard the luxurious Sovereign of the Seas, a smooth jazz cruise. Jazz show host Larry Hollowell spoke of the cruise performance praising that, “Wells’ soaring trumpet carved riveting melodies…Wells’ facility on his horn is masterful, to say the least. His tone is boldly exciting and immediately engaging.”

David’s music is so engaging his holiday single, “Deck the Halls” hit #1 as the most added song on Smooth Jazz Radio Stations Nationwide such as Chicago, Miami, Orlando, NYC, and many more. He also hit #8 in the Top 10 most spin increase listing Nationwide. In 2008 David was off to a strong start signing with Nuance Music Group based out of Long Island NY, then the release of “Friday Afternoon”. This full-length album was released in 2008 on both Nuance and Little Fish Records. “Friday Afternoon” is a collection of original instrumental pieces, which reaches out and touches the listener’s heart and soul. As of July 2009 David released his 8th CD “Skyline.”

David will celebrate the release of his new album Midnight Cruise on Sunday, Sept. 19th, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel (Town Center) Columbus, Oh. The cost is $65.00. That includes Dinner, Free CD & evening concert. Meet the producer, writers (Aaron Clubb & Jack Ballard) and the musicians.

Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits. He attended Northwestern University, where he explored modern classical music for the saxophone under the tutelage of internationally recognized educator Fred Hemke. While in undergraduate school, this gifted musician was a semi-finalist in the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts and one of three finalists in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and was awarded the privilege of performing Tableaux De Provence by Paule Maurice with the CSO. Cole went on to earn his MBA which paved the way in his being appointed to Professor at the prestigious McNally Smith College of Music – a position which he maintains today.

The artist has five CDs in his catalog and has previously recorded for Atlantic, Warner Brothers and Narada Jazz. Recently Steve signed a multiple album deal with Mack Avenue/Artistry Music. The first project for the label entitled Moonlight is a collection of classic pop songs and standards set amidst an orchestral backdrop. The project includes such iconic songs as the Bacharach & David penned The Look of Love, folk songs Cry Me a River, Shenandoah, The Long and Winding Road (Beatles), Undun (Guess Who) and Close Your Eyes (James Taylor) to name a few. In addition to the strings, the arrangements include tastefully placed harp, woodwinds and tempered brass. The supporting rhythm section is comprised of Mike Logan (Will Downing) on keyboards, Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets) piano and Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group) on bass. The string arrangements were provided by the very talented composer/arranger Michael Cunningham.

Time September 16 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location The Venue
777 Casino Center Drive
Hammond, IN

To receive a voucher good for 2 free tickets to the show, visit:

September 3

Lucia Jewelers Grand opening, Bridgeport Mall, Tigard OR

September 6

Tom Grant Band + Shelly Rudolph

Cebu Lounge/Best Western Hood River Inn/Hood River OR

September 12

Tom Grant Band, concert and jam

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro/Vancouver WA

September 14

New CD release +

New Website Launch

September 17

Tom Grant w/ Kevin Deitz in concert/United Methodist Church/Unalaska AK

September 18

Community Workshop led by TG/Location TBA/Unalaska AK

September 26

Tom Grant Band

Tommy O’s/Vancouver WA

October 1

Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph

Wedns thru Saturday

Oswego Lakehouse/Lake Oswego OR

October 4

Tom Grant Band + Shelly Rudolph

Cebu Lounge/Best Western Hood River Inn/Hood River OR

October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

September 12

Tom Grant Band, concert and jam

Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro/Vancouver WA


Join us for Thursday Night Vibe at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on August 26th for a performance by saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa where we’ll be celebrating Jeff’s birthday with many special invited guests. Hosted by Deborah Howell.

One of the most diverse, in demand sax players in all of contemporary jazz, Jeff Kashiwa finds pure joy at the heart of his increasingly fast-paced touring schedule by reminding himself, every time he gets on stage, that he’s there to do one thing: Play!

Enjoy live music, happy hour drink specials, delicious outdoor dining and spectacular downtown views and many more surprises.

Doors open: 6pm

Showtime: 7:30pm

Cover Charge: $20

Enjoy happy hour drink specials from 6-7:30pm!

The first 25 people to arrive will receive a pair of tickets to the Redwhite & Bluezz Pasadena Jazz Fest, August 28th & 29th at the L.A. County Arboretum featuring Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Ferrell, Doc Powell and many others,

Plus there will be many surprise guests and lots of giveaways!

And now join us for the Thursday Night Vibe After Party and continue the party after the show with Jadar Entertainment and DJ Sydney Thompson!

The Vibe continues inside The Garden where you can dance ’til 1am!

Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, 120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles 90012

(213) 629-1200

Founded in 15 B.C. by the Romans at the confluence of the rivers Lech and Wertach, Augsburg, along with Trier and Kempten, is one of Germany’s three oldest cities. Particularly during the Renaissance, Rococo and Industrial eras, Augsburg played a leading role Europe-wide; today it is the third-largest city in the state of Bavaria. Famous sons of the city include the business magnate Jakob Fugger, the composer Leopold Mozart and the writer Bertolt Brecht.

Click here, to get more information about the City of Augsburg. Here you will also find the link to the tourist information of Augsburg.

Order your festival ticket here: Smooth Jazz Shop.

Don’t miss the return of Soul Trumpeter Lin Rountree to the famed Blues Alley in Washington DC, backed by one of the hottest bands on the east coast “PHAZE II” with special guest, International Soul Recording Artist Gloria Ry’ann fresh off tour with R&B Sensation Leela James. Two shows 8:00 and 10:00 pm.

Blues Alley is a special place. It has a very true, intimate “jazz club” ambiance, the best to experienced including the top clubs in New York. If you see the right artist and go with someone you enjoy, you will count it as one of the best musical experiences of your life. Do some research before, try to find an artist who you know will be good, and go. You won’t regret it.

Time September 5 · 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Location Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Washington, DC