Archive for January, 2011


28 Spaghettini Seal Beach CA

29 The Gardens on El Paseo Palm Desert CA


3 Jazz Base Reading PA

4 Daniel Street Club Milford CT

5 NYC Winter Wine Fest New York NY

11 The Rescue Club/Colonial Country Club Ft Myers FL (Free admission)

12 Royal Palm Place Jazz Series@Club 303 Boca Raton FL (Free admission)


11-12 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards San Diego CA

16 The Nugget Reno NV (Free admission)

More dates to be announced soon

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New CD Available here

Two of the most celebrated players in smooth and contemporary Jazz, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner have come together for a special Valentine’s performance you don’t want to miss!

Special Hotel rate at the Residence Inn, Uptown Charlotte (89.00)
Friday, February 11, 2011
Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus: Pease Auditorium, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Call 704-330-6534 for tickets!

The Continuum Music Group & Steward Sound Systems proudly present a special Valentine’s Weekend Concert featuring two international superstars of smooth jazz music saxophonist Paul Taylor and guitarist Nick Colionne, along with Columbus’ own Urban Jazz Coalition.

We hope that you will join us at the beautifully renovated Pythian Theater at The King Arts Complex for the hottest smooth jazz concert to come to Columbus in some time. Dinner and Concert tickets are available for only $30 each, with a full course dinner served in the Barbara R. Nicholson Auditorium from 6:30pm to 8:30pm…or you can purchase Concert Only tickets for just $20 each.

Tickets available at:

This is a show that you won’t want to miss! Tickets are going to go fast so make a date, and plan to join Paul Taylor, Nick Colionne, and The Urban Jazz Coalition for a Super Smooth Kick-Off to Valentine’s Weekend!

Friday, February 11 at 9:00pm – February 12 at 11:00pm

King Arts Complex, Columbus, Oh
867 Mt. Vernon Ave
Columbus, OH

The Osthoff Resort invites you

to join them for the 9th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 6-8, 2011 featuring Boney James, Mindi Abair, Norman Brown, Hiroshima, Darren Rahn (also Festival Host), Steve Oliver and Dotsero! Keep the energy going each night with Marcell Guyton as he entertains at the Afterglow in Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge.

Be a part of a wonderful weekend dedicated to the dynamic performances of world-renowned jazz musicians. Sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more! Enjoy eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award – winning Osthoff chefs.


Friday, May 6th
4:30pm Gates Open
5:15pm Darren Rahn
7:15pm Hiroshima
9:15pm Mindi Abair

Saturday, May 7th
1:00pm Gates Open
1:45pm Dotsero
4:00pm Steve Oliver
6:15pm Boney James
8:45pm Norman Brown

Afterglow – May 6th & 7th

Marcell Guyton performs nightly at Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge following the last performance each evening.

Sunday, May 8th
Jazz Brunch featuring Marcell Guyton

Jazz on the Vine, Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020-1976

NYC’s favorite wine tasting just got better…We are going to turn the Best Buy Theatre in Times  Square (formerly NOKIA) into a gargantuan vineyard. Wines from all over the world – great Zinfandels  from California…Super Tuscans from Italy…crisp Bordeaux from France…and some amazing wines from Latin America. Over 200 wine selections to taste in all. Last year this event was named by NBC Local Television as the “must attend event” of the first weekend in February. And last year the event was sold out…so what are we doing this year?? We are creating more room and more space for attendees, and there are two (2) sessions this year, afternoon and evening. That means more wine,
more food and more room to stretch out and enjoy. Dare we say “Business Class”?

Special performance by Shilts, formerly from Down To The Bone!  Shilts is the former leader of contemporary funk/jazz band Down  to the Bone. He will take the stage for a set to close out each  session of the festival. His music is funky and danceable and  has a party flavor — more so than typical Contemporary Jazz.  He weaves in catchy Funk and Soul grooves. The band is a  5 piece group featuring sax, guitar, organ, bass, and drums.  All top notch players. It’s a perfect way to finish the night.  Having Shilts on the stage ensures that the 2011 NYC Winter  Wine Festival is indeed a “festival”. Enjoy!

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Afternoon: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Evening: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

New York City Winter Wine Festival, Best Buy Theater, (Times Square), 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Tour Dates: 

Feb 11 Boston, MA – Scullers Jazz Club
Feb 12 Boston, MA – Scullers Jazz Club
Feb 13 Londonberry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
Feb 14 Warren, MI – Andiamo Celebrity Showroom
Feb 17 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theatre
Feb 18 Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Feb 19 Austin, TX – One World Theatre
Feb 20 The Woodlands, TX – Dosey Doe
Feb 24 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
Feb 25 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
Feb 26 San Diego, CA – Anthology
Feb 27 San Diego, CA – Anthology
Mar 10 San Diego, CA – Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards
Mar 11 San Diego, CA – Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards
Mar 12 San Diego, CA – Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards
Mar 13 San Diego, CA – Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards
May 05 Seattle, WA – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 06 Seattle, WA – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 07 Seattle, WA – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 08 Seattle, WA – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 12 Washington D.C. – Blues Alley
May 13 Washington D.C. – Blues Alley
May 14 Washington D.C. – Blues Alley
May 15 Washington D.C. – Blues Alley
May 20 Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center
May 21 Bay Shore, NY – Boulton Center


Experience the “good life” in a whole new way when The Good Life Festival™ debuts at Encanterra, a Trilogy Country Club. Highlights of this public festival are an outdoor concert series with national acts and a variety of activities, which include specialty shopping, wine tasting, free spa massage demos and gourmet food.

The concert series kicks off with a show headlined by Kenny G on Saturday, Jan. 29 in a spectacular outdoor setting at Encanterra Country Club – 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. Festival gates open at noon with live music starting at 3 p.m.

Grammy winner Kenny G is a smooth jazz saxophonist who was discovered by Clive Davis and signed to Arista Records in 1982. As a solo artist he has sold more than 75 million albums globally and is best known for his hits “Songbird,” “The Moment” and “Forever in Love.” He also has recorded with artists representing nearly every musical genre, including Andrea Bocelli, Whitney Huston, Toni Braxton, Steve Miller, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin.

Guests at the first concert will have a chance to experience some of the best boutique Sonoma wines*, enjoy free massages compliments of Encanterra’s Alvea Spa and browse specialty retailers. Additional performers that afternoon will include popular local musicians.

Tickets are now on sale through http://TheGoodLifeFest… and Ticketmaster. Seating is limited and prices are:
* $30 – general admission
* $40 – reserved seating
* $105 – VIP seating, including dinner and one drink

*Must be age 21 or older to participate in wine tasting; additional admission charge required.

Concert dates and performers for February, March, April and May will be announced soon at http://www.TheGoodLife.. and, or by calling Encanterra at (480) 677-8000.


In celebration of Marcus Miller‘s latest album A Night In Monte-Carlo, Concord Music Group is arranging for one lucky fan to win a bass lesson with Marcus Miller!

1 Grand Prize Winner Will Win: a Bass Lesson via Skype with Marcus Miller!

Do you love to play the bass? Are you a fan of Marcus Miller? Would you want a private bass lesson from one of the world’s most renowned bassists, or would you like to hear him play a tune just for you? Enter now to win!

Here is the link.

Back by popular demand! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise is back for 2011 — setting sail aboard the dinner and entertainment yacht The Lady Anderson. Docked behind the Captain Anderson Restaurant on Grand Lagoon, The Lady Anderson features two climate controlled dining salons, a full service galley, full service bar, and exceptional on-board staff with a performance stage on the boat’s main level in air-conditioned comfort. The Seabreeze Jazz Festival Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise  is the perfect way to kick off the weekend of smooth jazz in style.

The Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise is a three-hour cruise of breathtaking St. Andrews Bay as dolphins play and the setting sun sparkles off the water. Dinner will be a selection of hot entrees (Seafood, Carved Beef and Pasta Dishes), Vegetables, Salad, Fruit, Rolls with Butter and Dessert plus Coffee and Tea. A Cash Bar will be available.

Then, get ready for some high-energy smooth jazz from saxophonist Eric Darius right from your dining table. A Meet and Greet and CD Signing to follow dinner and the show. The boat will return to the dock promptly at 10pm. This event will jumpstart the “ultimate weekend in smooth jazz” with a once-in-a-lifetime evening of great dining, great scenery, and live smooth jazz.

WEDNESDAY – APRIL 13th : Boards 6:30pm, Sails 7pm

The Lady Anderson is located at the Captain Anderson Marina on Thomas Drive at 5550 North Lagoon Drive in Panama City Beach. This is a short drive from the Pier Park area.

This Valentine’s weekend, cruise the Hudson river aboard the luxurious Spirit of New York and listen to the smooth sounds of Phil Perry! There truly is no better way to spend this special evening. Breathe in the moonlit Manhattan skyline, indulge in delicious food and fine beverages, and enjoy a romantic performance by the one and only Phil Perry! Treat the one you love to a truly unforgettable Valentine’s experience!

Please note that food and beverages are not included in the ticket price.

Born and raised in East St. Louis, Phil Perry has spent most of his career as one of the most sought-after backing vocalists in the music business. His bright, multi-octave range has played a supporting role on dozens of albums by such acts as Anita Baker, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Peabo Bryson and George Duke. But he has also distinguished himself through five strong solo albums that have highlighted both his ability to interpret classic soul songs as well as his own songwriting skills.

Phil Perry first came to the attention of Soul Music fans as the lead singer of the Montclairs, whose “Begging’s Hard to Do” was a moderate hit in 1972. After a brief stint as part of the singing duo Perry and Sanlin, Perry went solo in 1991 with The Heart of a Man, an album most notable for Perry’s remake of Aretha Franklin’s “Call Me.” His follow-up album, 1994’s Pure Pleasure, was perhaps his best, and included fantastic remakes of “After the Love is Gone” and “If Only You Knew” and a seven minute cover of the Spinners’ “Love Don’t Love Nobody” that was sheer magic. During the 90s, Perry also received increased coverage on Smooth Jazz radio through his guest work on albums by Lee Ritenour, the Rippingtons and others, and inspired Windham Hill subsidiary Private Music to sign him. His Private Music debut, One Heart One Love, hit the top five. On his follow-up album, My Book of Love, Perry began to take a more active role in songwriting and production, putting his personal imprint beyond the vocal performance. This led to his lead songwriting role on 2001’s Magic, an excellent album on Peak Records that showed Phil Perry in complete control over his music.

Phil’s most recent album Ready For Love (released August 2008) entered the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart at #4. Produced by the master of the Urban ballad, Chris ‘Big Boy’ Davis (Will Downing, Maysa, Najee) and joined by special guest, smooth jazz superstar Kim Waters, Ready For Love is drenched in sensuous grooves and passionate melodies. Join us aboard The Spirit of New York on Friday, February 12th as we ready ourselves for love this Valentine’s Day!

The Spirit of New York – 2 Cruises
February 11th, 6:30PM
February 11th, 9:30PM

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