Archive for April 12, 2011

Saxophon | Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Born in Norfolk, VA, Joyner came through the church choir where he also played drums before taking up the saxophone in high school. He won three NAACP youth achievement awards for contemporary instrumental, composition and classical music. After high school Joyner was employed by the church as head of the music department in Norfolk.

Along with Keiko Matsui, in recent years Joyner has performed onstage with Marcus Johnson, Bobby Lyle, Angela Bofill, Ronnie Laws, Jean Carne, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Joe Sample and the late Wayman Tisdale.

“Babysoul”, Joyner’s first album, debuted at #15 on the Billboard chart in 2007. His sophomore release, “Lil’ Man Soul”, spawned two #1 singles. Topping the smooth jazz radio charts for an incredible 12 weeks, “I’m Waiting For You” was the longest-running #1 single in 2009. “Dance With Me”, single of his latest album “Jackiem Joyner” (2010), already climbed on #3 in the Billboard Jazz Song charts.

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The 23rd annual Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series continues to provide a stellar lineup of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists. The Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California.

A special Gourmet Supper Package, prepared by the award-winning Café Champagne, is available during each performance. The package includes a reserved table under a covered patio, a three-course gourmet meal, tax and gratuity. Early reservations are highly recommended, as seating is limited.

A selection of Thornton Sparkling and Premium Varietal Wines, assorted beverages, bottled water and freshly prepared items from the outdoor Jazz Grill will also be available for purchase before and during the concerts.

General admission seating is available in rows of concert-style seats as well as a limited number of small tables for four on a first-come-first-serve basis. Season tickets, which offer reserved seating and parking, are also available. All tickets include a commemorative 2011 Champagne Jazz Series glass.

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92589

For Tickets or Questions: 951-699-3021

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The Artists:

Jesse Cook, Mindi Abair & Bobby Caldwell, Gentlemen of the Night Featuring Warren Hill, Paul Taylor & Marion Meadows, Fourplay with Special Guest, Boney James with Special Guest, Euge Groove & Nick Colionne, Dave Koz, Jeffrey Osborne with Special Guest, Lee Ritenour & Jessy J., Keiko Matsui & Sax Pack Featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters & Steve Cole,Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Soul of Summer Featuring Jonathan Butler, Eric Darius, Maysa, George Benson with Special Guest Brian Simpson, Summer Jam Featuring Norman Brown & Richard Elliot, Jazz Attack Featuring Peter White, Rick Braun & Gerald Albright, Brian Culbertson with Special Guest, The Rippingtons & Acoustic Alchemy, Candy Dulfer with Special Guest and many more!