Archive for November 25, 2011

Today we kick off our Christmas Tour! Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum and I will be traveling all over the USA, playing 20 shows- a mix of holiday favorites along with some of our own music. This is the first time Kirk is joining us so if you’ve seen us before, you can expect a totally revamped show. Ho ho ho! We hope to see you out there!


November 25 Austin, TX One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road

November 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues, 220 Lamar Street

November 30 Houston, TX House of Blues, 1204 Caroline Street

December 1 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue

December 2 New Haven, CT John Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State

December 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Boulevard

December 4 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts, 2nd and Washington Street

December 6 & 7 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club, Double Tree Guest Suites, 400 Soldier Field Road

December 8 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern, 33 West Street

December 9 Buffalo, NY Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue

December 10 New York, NY BB King’s Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd Street

December 12 Stuart, FL Lyric Theater, 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue

December 13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 Mc Mullen Booth Road (Clearwater Jazz Charity Event)

December 14 Jacksonville, FL The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth Street

December 16 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre, 815 East Olive Avenue

December 17 Sacramento, CA Grand Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane

December 18 San Diego, CA Balboa Theater, 86B Fourth Avenue


Rick Braun is coming back for more at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa for the Tucson Jazz Society’s 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular 2011!

Plans have already begun to ring in the New Year with another hand picked, “best of the best” award winning line-up including Euge Groove and Jonathan Butler! ! Rick will be getting the party started early, revving up the excitement and bringing you up-to-the minute information at each stop on his worldwide tour throughout 2011.

“If you like great music, great food, great company and an incredible party, don’t miss this event!” – Rick Braun

Tickets for this exciting evening include a delectable gourmet dinner specially crafted by the resort’s award-winning culinary team, dancing ‘til you drop, a midnight toast and more.  For more information visit Tucson Jazz Society.

Chris Botti returns to the Blue Note for his highly-anticipated annual three week run through Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards.

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, and Aerosmith’s own Steven Tyler.

Hitting the road for 250 days or more per year, Botti and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

A master artist and performer, Botti, who’s sold nearly three million albums worldwide, worked closely with an unparalleled roster of the world’s greatest musicians, drawing from a wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz, and classical music to create a series of aesthetically rewarding performances and two night’s worth of unforgettable concert experiences. Chris Botti In Boston, an extraordinarily luxurious film of the two-night event, captures and accentuates the warmth, excitement, chemistry and spontaneity of the shows.

Appearing December 15, 2011 – January 1, 2012.

Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012