Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Posted: December 31, 2010 in Smooth Jazz

Blake Aaron is a guitarist who is best known for his passionate musical style, his memorable compositions, his soul and technical expression on the instrument, and his ability to connect with an audience, so it was not long before Blake would emerge as a solo artist.

A resident of Palm Springs, California, Will Donato is a frequent headliner with The Art of Sax at smooth jazz concerts in the area. He is also a frequent guest of Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a pioneering smooth jazz concert promoter and morning drive radio personality on Palm Springs’ KJJZ.

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa Indian Wells, 44-600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, California 92210 (Map) (Palm Desert, Palm Springs area)

Friday, December 31, 2010 – 9:00 pm


The smooth jazz radio network known as Broadcast Architecture has added Mas Multi Media (Smooth Jazz 1400 KBDB-AM/Reno, Nevada) to its Smooth AC Radio Networks. Its Smooth Adult Contemporary Radio Networks, including the Smooth Jazz Network programming, is heard in 40 markets throughout the U.S. and worldwide. “We’re thrilled to assist Mas Multi Media and Miguel Mena in bringing Smooth Jazz back to the radio in Reno,” BA Owner/Pres. Allen Kepler said.

“Our past experience in Reno revealed a very loyal and active Smooth Jazz audience and we’re happy to answer the call! We are also very excited to launch Smooth Jazz on an AM station in a major market. We know the loyal fans of this genre of music will support the radio station and its advertisers. This format should have a home in every major market and the AM dial may be the place it reveals its solid value.”

“We are thrilled to bring Smooth Jazz back to Reno and also excited join the Smooth Jazz network family,” Miguel Mena said.


ZOÉ is one of the hottest Smooth Jazz bands originating from the South Jersey / Philadelphia area. The group is comprised of five talented musicians whose melodic compositions produce extraordinarily compelling music. Currently, members of ZOÉ include: saxophonist Reggie Harris, keyboardist Cleveland Belin Jr., drummer David Ferebee, bassist H. Maurice Fonville and percussionist / trumpeter Bolivar “Chico” Guadalupe, all of which contribute to the original songwriting and vocals.

Currently, Edgardo Cintron fronts the Latin pop orchestra, “Cintron” along with his partner, Rocco DePersia. Their latest recoding “Back in the Day” is doing very well and can be purchased at all major music stores. You can visit their web site

Join for ZOÉ and the CINTRON Band for an evening of Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, a Santana tribute, R & B classics and Dancing !

The package includes dinner for 2, the incredible show, a champagne toast at midnight, an overnight stay in one of the Embassy Suite’s spacious suites AND made to order breakfast on New Year’s Day !

Call toll free 877.887.2835

Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport, 9000 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday, December 31, 2010 – 8:00 pm

During his performances, Stan Sorenson blends a variety of musical styles and songs with traditional jazz sounds. Cool, Be-bop, Latin, Rock, Reggae and today’s Contemporary Jazz are combined to create his unique flavor. Stan’s wide-ranging repertoire includes original compositions, jazz standards, and Django Reinhardt compositions, as well as drawing on modern classics by Sting/The Police, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Stone Temple Pilots and Green Day to name a few.

Jazz Prose is Stan’s backup group, which can range from an acoustic bass player to a five piece jazz ensemble including saxophone. The various configurations may also include a percussionist for the Latin Jazz sound. The jazz session on this event comprises a trio with Steve Douglas on bass and Andy Ziker on drums.

5th and Wine – Downtown Scottsdale’s favorite restaurant disguised as a wine bar, located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. They pride themselves on serving a wide array of simple, flavorful, food at moderate prices. Their atmosphere is comfortable, warm and equipped with an extensive wine bar, complete kitchen and fabulous dining space.

5th and Wine is perfect for stopping by during the day and ordering from their delicious lunch menu – or come by after work and check out their enticing Happy Hour. Their tantalizing options include bruschetta, calamari, strawberry gorgonzola salad, various Paninis and sandwiches, 5th and Wine burger (don’t forget to add bacon), and their chef’s delicious daily features.

5th and Wine also offers wine tasting parties, hosts groups and entertains special events. Their unique restaurant layout design presents flexibility exceeding your dining needs. There is a 60-seat dining room, soft seating lounge area, bar area, tasting room for up to 40 people for meetings or a casual get together, and a covered courtyard patio welcoming guests to sip al fresco while enjoying the outdoors.

They are located west of the Horse Fountain at the corner of 5th Avenue and Marshall Way, right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, providing the ideal location for your next dining experience. 5th and wine invites you to come join us and experience their food and dining environment first-hand.

Friday, December 31, 2010 – 7:00 pm
5th and Wine, 7051 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

KWJZ In Seattle Is Gone

Posted: December 28, 2010 in Radio, Smooth Jazz
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Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks, seafood, hand-shaken martinis and live music. With 20 locations across the U.S., they offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. Whether it’s for business, pleasure or both, they look forward to quickly becoming your favorite local steakhouse.

Join them for a festive New Year’s Eve featuring a tempting prix fix menu and live music all night long.

Best known in the California area for their remake of Hall & Oates “Sara Smile,” they have been played extensively on radio stations WAVE in Los Angeles, CA, various radio stations in Sonoma County, CA, the WAVE in Houston, and OASIS in Dallas. An accomplished band with an incredible grass roots following, The Brew has opened for such diverse notables as the Rippingtons, George Howard, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, Chuchito Valdez, Hiroshima, Acoustic Alchemy, Larry Corryel, and Kirk Whalum.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Ringside, 4608 Westheimer Rd, Houston, Texas 77027-4716
Friday, December 31, 2010 – 9:00 pm