Archive for October, 2011

If you’ve ever seen sax star Steve Cole live – you know what a great show he puts on. But you’ve probably never had the chance to see Steve at such an intimate venue where you will be up close and personal in the comfort of your table or booth at the Rumba Supper Club. And if you’ve never seen Steve before, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of Contemporary Jazz’s top saxophonists at such an this intimate venue (in downtown Chicago).

Valet parking is available for just $10 or you can park in the lot next door. Metered street parking is also available. Food and full bar is available before and during the show. We know that once you experience one of our shows at Rumba in downtown Chicago, you will be back often.

Tickets start at just $25pp and the very best table & booth seats in front of the stage are $45pp. For the best “reserved” seats – get them in advance at or call (312) 725-0740. Tickets will also be available at the door before the show.

Please join us at The Vistancia Music & Wine Festival on Saturday, November 5th! Purchase your tickets at Look forward to seeing you there! — with Curtis Haywood, Taycie Shae Taylor, Valerie Easley, V-Twin Vineyards, Warren Chu, Joel Del Rosario, Thomas Brown, Theresa Guerrero, Will Clark, Gabriel Bey, Dawn Godwin, Darlene Brown, Lory Gardner, Monica Robledo Guerette, Rudolph Valentino Parks, Kim Powell Stroman, Smooth Groove Phoenix, Evelyn Vann, Cyril Gerard Walker Sr. and Brad Laughlin.

Vistancia Village Community, 29701 N. Sunrise Point, Peoria, AZ 85383

Renowned jazz artist, David Benoit understands why “Everyone Deserves Healthcare.” That is why he has generously offered to donate the proceeds from his November 6, 2011 performance at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles to benefit Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California.

Join us for “Bubbly, Brunch & Benoit” from noon to 3 PM on Sunday, November 6th. Click here to purchase tickets. Each ticket purchased includes one chance to win two roundtrip Comfort Class tickets to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. Other fabulous prizes available by winning bid at our Silent Auction.

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028

Sunday, November 06, 2011 – 11:30 am

This spectacular two-day event is a juried fine art and jazz festival featuring 100 award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz music will be presented on stage on both days.

Musical Performers

Shilts hails from London, England and has been playing saxophone since his early teens. His career has spanned all forms of jazz, soul and pop music, and he has toured all over the world and recorded with a host of international artists.

Most recently you will have seen Shilts as Bandleader and front-man of British urban jazz funk export “Down To The Bone” which has enjoyed massive success in the United States. DTTB have released 7 albums of which Shilts is heavily featured, both as a player and as a writer.

In 2008 after a bitter sweet decision, Shilts finally said farewell to DTTB and turned his full focus on his solo career. Armed with his new CD “Going Underground” with the #1 single “Seeing Things Clearly,’ things couldn’t look brighter for the future.

Shilts’ ethos is a desire to produce good music without ever losing sight of the fact that it should be good fun at the same time. Now let’s just wait and ………….. “see what happens”!

Matt Marshak

Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. There’s no denying Matt Marshak’s mastery of the contemporary jazz format, as he lays down original, stylish guitar licks with shades of the blues, rock, pop, soul and—of course—jazz. Marshak is known for his lively, fun and energetic live shows. Being one of the finest guitarists in the contemporary jazz genre means that Marshak also digs experimenting with his guitar sounds.

Whether his music sounds vocal or instrumental, Marshak has been one of most appealing new faces in contemporary jazz. That’s even before the late, great and influential CD 101.9 smooth-jazz radio station in New York named him one of the best new smooth-jazz artists. Later would come worldwide recognition from JazzTimes magazine, which showered praise on his music and unique style.

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Whitewater Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Dr, Rancho Mirage, California

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – 1:00 pm

U-Nam’s Birthday Party

Posted: October 27, 2011 in Concerts, Parties, Smooth Jazz
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U-Nam will celebrate his birthday on Friday 28th at Simply Sharon’s in Temecula with his band – Tony Moore ( Drums ) Darryl Williams ( Bass ) Bill Steinway ( Keyboards ) and U-Nam will play some of his hits and more. But for sure Street Life that is still being played everyday on L.A famous the Wave 94.7 . Come join us and let’s party.

Simply Sharon’s,  27464 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590.

Smooth Vibrations: A Benefit Concert in Support of Education Featuring Brian Simpson

An evening of jazz in celebration of education will feature a jazz performance by jazz keyboardist and recording artist, Brian Simpson, silent auction, and great food and fellowship! This fundraiser will support the establishment of an endowed scholarship at Calhoun Community College called the “Jack & Annie Anderson 2nd Chance Scholarship” providing support for a student who has overcome adversity in life to pursue his/her academic dreams.

Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, “Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.”

Known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind, Brian Simpson is truly a master at his craft. South Beach, his inaugural album for Shanachie Entertainment, delivers on every front.

For tickets visit this website.

Calhoun Community College, 102 Wynn Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35806

Saturday, November 05, 2011 – 8:00 pm

We invite you to kick off the holiday season at the 17th Annual Holiday Jazz Festival ! It’s going to be a fabulous weekend full of great music, wine, dancing, and more! You’ll have the chance to visit with the performers and purchase their latest music, plus you get to enjoy the amenities of the Hyatt Regency including: award-winning restaurants, the luxurious Stillwater Spa, and the Grand Lodge Casino.

The artists:

FRI NOV. 25, 2011 Jeffrey Osborne

SAT NOV. 26, 2011 David Benoit and Euge Groove

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, Nevada 89451

Saturday, November 26, 2011 – 8:00 pm

Taste a wide variety of different wines

Cleanse your palate with delicious hors d’oeuvres

Get tasting tips directly from the experts on-site pouring the wines

Learn about wine & food pairings, finding great values, and selecting the right vintage

Interact with top wine connoisseurs in optional private classes during the event

Enjoy LIVE world class jazz… a fitting accompaniment for this special evening

After his breakthrough in contemporary jazz circles  as the 2009 winner of the Capital Jazz Fest Challenge,  Marcus Anderson is embracing every opportunity to perform and inspire fans – and most importantly, as the  title of his third and latest CD attests, fully living in the NOW.  The multi-talented composer, saxophonist and flutist’s  original working title was “Transition,” a nod to the powerful ongoing development of his career and his move toward the top tier of contemporary jazz. Anderson realized that  the career he had always dreamed of was indeed happening
right NOW, and it’s exciting.

Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078

Friday, November 04, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Over the years, we have had the pleasure of featuring the best in Jazz entertainment. It was only fitting that we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with the performers you have requested most to return to the Jazzin’ stage, Dee Lucas and Freeport Band. To make the evening more special, we are pleased to add the vocals of the lovely songstress, Rhonda Thomas. Enjoy this dynamic finale performance for the best fans around…YOU!

For more information visit the website of the promoter.

Charlotte Omni, 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Saturday, November 26, 2011 – 8:00 pm

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011, a cherished holiday tradition marking its 14th anniversary, brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Joining multi-GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Koz on the coast-to-coast outing will be trumpeter/composer/producer Rick Braun, South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer.

The foursome will perform hits from their respective catalogues and jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites. Koz’s latest record, Hello Tomorrow, contains the chart-topping hit “Put The Top Down.” He has also released three classic holiday albums – December Makes Me Feel This Way, A Smooth Jazz Christmas By Dave Koz & Friends and Memories of a Winter’s Night. Celebrate the season with this high energy show the whole family will love!

Fri 11.25.11 Atlanta, GA 8:00pm Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Sat 11.26.11 Sarasota, FL 8:00pm Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Sun 11.27.11 West Palm Beach, FL 8:00pm Kravis Center – Dreyfoos Hall

Mon 11.28.11 Naples, FL 8:00pm Philharmonic Center for the Arts

Tue 11.29.11 Melbourne, FL 8:00pm Maxwell C. King Center

Wed 11.30.11 Clearwater, FL 8:00pm Ruth Eckerd Hall

Fri 12.02.11 Chicago, IL 8:00pm Auditorium Theatre

Sat 12.03.11 Columbus, OH 8:00pm Palace Theatre

Sun 12.04.11 Cleveland, OH 7:30pm Playhouse Square

Mon 12.05.11 North Bethesda, MD 8:00pm Strathmore Music Center

Tues 12.06.11 Newport News, VA 7:30pm Ferguson Center for the Arts

Wed 12.07.11 New Brunswick, NJ 8:00pm State Theatre

Fri 12.09.11 Temecula, CA 8:00pm Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sat 12.10.11 Oakland, CA 8:00pm Paramount Theatre

Wed 12.14.11 Mesa, AZ 7:30pm Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theatre

Thu 12.15.11 Palm Desert, CA 8:00pm McCallum Theatre

Fri 12.16.11 Cerritos, CA 8:00pm Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Sat 12.17.11 Cerritos, CA 8:00pm Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

Sun 12.18.11 El Paso, TX 7:00pm Plaza Theatre

Tues 12.20.11 Santa Barbara, CA 8:00pm The Granada Theatre

Wed 12.21.11 Modesto, CA 7:30pm Gallo Center for the Arts

Thu 12.22.11 Santa Rosa, CA 8:00pm Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Fri 12.23.11 San Diego, CA 8:00pm Balboa Theatre