Archive for September, 2010

The 2010 Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival of Kansas City, presented by the American Jazz Museum, will feature multiple stages in the heart of the Jazz District within the walls and grounds of the award-winning American Jazz Museum. The artist lineup for 2010 will showcase the best of local and regional talent with a national headliner format.


Region: Downtown Area

Address: American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-474-8463

Visit Event Website


Date(s): Sat., Oct. 9

German born Dirk K started his career in L.A. in 1987. He performed with musical legends like Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Will Kennedy, Gary Meek, Mitch Forman, and many more. He participated on more than 30 CD’s as a guitarist, composer and producer. He is one of the most productive musician. Only in 2007 he released 4 (!) projects: Flamenco Jazz (Quartet Equinox), Shelly BMW presents Dirk K, Shelly BMW presents Dirk K Season Greetings and Dirk K Plays Jobim. To say it in short words: Dirk is a master of the Flamenco guitar.

The Beat Coffeehouse in downtown Las Vegas is among a handful of non-chain coffee houses in Vegas. It’s got records and art in the back, food and your favorite caffeinated beverages up front. In Las Vegas, where independent coffee shops are a rarity, The Beat is a great find.

Time Wednesday, September 29 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location The Beat Coffehouse and Records

520 Freemont Street

Las Vegas, NV

Apaulo Music Productions is proud to present The Pacific Rim Jazz Festival which is destined to become one of Hawaii’s finest concert events. Michael Paulo has been in the music business for over 35 years. Through his longtime relationships, Paulo has brought a diverse group of award-winning, world-class talent to the events around the world. Well-known artists such as Al Jarreau, Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams, Oleta Adams, Paul Jackson Jr., Christopher Cross, Ray Parker Jr., Eric Benet , Patti Austin, James Ingram, Stephen Bishop, David Benoit, Peter White and many more have shared the stage with Paulo.

As the Producer for the Temecula Wine and Music Festival in California for the past six years Michael is no stranger to the international festival scene. Paulo spent fifteen years as the musical director and host of the Dolphin Days Music Festival in Hawaii, an event that benefits the Shriner’s Hospital for children. He has also recently been active as a musical coordinator and artist in residence for The Java Jazz Festival, one of the Largest International Music Festivals in the world.

Currently, Michael co-produces the immensely popular and successful Smooth Jazz Nights series in Hawaii. With over 18 concerts to date and more slated, Michael has been instrumental with the resurgence of Jazz and instrumental music in Hawaii. Current projects in the works include a fall jazz series at the World Famous La Quinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs and a Jazz festival series in St Croix, Virgin Islands.

Join us at the 11th Annual An Evening For The Station – Benefit concert for Union Station Homeless Services

at the gorgeous Pasadena Playhouse

with Bob Mintzer’s Big Band

Grammy Winning Big Band Leader Bob Mintzer

World renowned USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra and Special Guests

Saturday, October 2, 2010 • Pasadena Playhouse

Reception begins 6:30pm • Concert at 7:30pm

39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena

General Admission: $50

Young Professionals: $35

To order tickets, sponsor the event, or help volunteer,


or call (626) 240-4557

Can’t attend? Support the programs by underwriting an item on the wish list. Visit

Please forward this invitation to your friends:

fellow music lovers

friends of Union Station

fans of the Pasadena Playhouse

and anyone who wants to help men, women and children rebuild their lives!

Union Station. 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd | Pasadena, CA 91104 US

The band Hiroshima blends jazz, pop, and rock with traditional Japanese folk music and instruments, such as: the koto, a zither-like, 13-stringed instrument; shakuhachi, a five-holed bamboo flute, and; the powerful taiko drum. The Los Angeles-based ensemble includes Dan Kuramoto (keyboards/woodwinds/composer/producer), June Okida Kuramoto (koto), Danny Yamamoto (drums), Kimo Cornwell (piano/keyboards), Dean Cortez (bass) and newest member Shoji Kameda (taiko drum/percussion).

In the spring of 2005, the group released Obon, their first instrumental record and a tribute to the musicians, places and events that have inspired the band throughout the years. Obon also marked the band’s 25th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Japanese during WWII.

Get up close and personal with your favorite performers at Bear’s Den Showroom. This intimate venue has only 443 seats and features nationally-renowned performers; past shows include Aaron Lewis, Joan Jett, Collective Soul and Sinbad. From comedy to live music, you just can’t lose with Bear’s Den Showroom.

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, 310 Fourth St, Niagara Falls, New York 14303

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 – 7:00 pm

Tickets are available at Eight Clans Gift Shop, and all Ticketmaster locations. Or charge by phone at 716-852-5000. In Canada, call 416-870-8000.

One of contemporary instrumental music’s most popular mainstays since the dawn of what radio termed New Adult Contemporary in the late 1980’s, the San Diego-based band’s melodic and funky, blues and Latin spiced rhythm and jazz sound has helped both create and define the genre. (the website, not the album) proudly declares that the proper response to the question “What is the essence of smooth jazz?” is the Fattburger catalog in its entirety.

While (the album) keeps the band on its always evolving artistic roll and is a harbinger of the kind of music we might expect from the band in the future, the dawn of 2000 gives Evans pause to reflect upon what the whole experience has meant to the band. “I have to say, I’m most proud of the fact that we’ve stayed together and that no matter what’s come up, we’re always looking out for each other, keeping our friendship and the joy of music ahead of all other concerns. It’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to touch our fans through music, and to leave a nice little musical legacy which will hopefully outlive us.”

Humphrey’s “Backstage” (the bar area) offers Happy Hour, every day of the week including weekends, from 5 to 7 p.m., with pretty damn good live music (and with no cover), and nearly all of the food and drinks are half off the normal price. So, if you ask for a Grey Goose martini, it’s only 5 bucks because it’s normally 10.

And you get some extremely entertaining people watching thrown in for free. It’s a 50-something crowd, nearly all touristas, and the loud Tommy Bahama shirts are out in full force. Let’s face it, tourists can be hilarious. We love them because they are helping our economy and we sympathize with them, too, because we are all tourists ourselves when we step outside of our little towns. But the bottom line is that they act and dance sillier than regular folks and it’s great fun to watch.

Humphreys Backstage, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, California 92101

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 – 8:00 pm

Down to the Bone is an acid jazz group led by DJ Stuart Wade, who formed the band with Chris Morgans (who has now left) in 1996. The group is very popular in the UK, where they are “hailed as the kings of UK jazz groove.” Their music is a mix of funk and jazz.

The new US lineup consists of (from left to right) Katisse Buckingham-sax , Iajhi Hampden-drums, Chris Bautista-trumpet, Rufus Philpot –bass/bandleader, Dave Wood-guitar , Quinn Johnson ( Now replaced by Dennis Hamm on Keys). Catch them live on all US gigs.

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).

Friday, September 24, 2010 – 7:30 pm