Archive for January, 2012


Eric Marner’s 2007 debut CD, Hearsay, a mixture of smooth-jazz with rough edges, features him on lead and background vocals, as writer, producer and arranger.

When he is on stage, Eric is known for his energetic show-stopping performances. Eric’s career continues to thrive as he masters his talents as a player, songwriter, and producer.

Spirit of Baltimore Cruises, 561 Light St, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

Valentine’s Dinner Jazz Cruise: Boarding 7pm / Sailing 7:30 – 10:30pm

Friday, February 10, 2012 – 7:00 pm

An evening with The incredible English Guitarist Peter White featuring an All star La Band with Nate Philipps on Bass, Eric Valentine on Drums, Gregg Karukas on Keyboards and Michael Paulo on Sax. These are Peter’s regular touring musicians so be prepared for an incredible evening of music! One of the most well loved acoustic guitarist in the world Peter is back by popular demand for his 4th Honolulu appearance.

Peter White in Concert
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Liliu Theater / Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (951) 696-0184

For more  information visit this website.

Musician Line Up: Peter Horvath – Piano, Ray Obiedo – Guitar, Mark Van Waginegen – Bass, Brian Collier – Drums and special guest Norbert Stachel!

To buy tickets please visit this website.

Peter’s talent as a pianist/keyboardist is matched by his role as a composer and producer. Horvath’s diverse background is manifested in his performances and compositions, with both complexity and clarity . . . from straight ahead to funk to contemporary jazz. Performing with a passion, and heightened by his fiery personality, he uses every ounce of energy to convey his finely crafted compositions. Horvath is a serious artist with more than mere entertainment in mind, combining appealing melodies with plenty of sound for thought.

In 1983, Peter moved to the U.S., where he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since performed, toured, and recorded with a long line of world-class artists. He toured with jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Benny Maupin, Bob Sheppard, and Tiger Okoshi.

He recorded, performed, and toured nationally and worldwide with the Victor Bailey Group, Lenny White, Arturo Sandoval,Randy Brecker, Lalah Hathaway, Melba Moore, Ledisi, Ray Obiedo, Kenneth Nash and the Oakland Symphony.

Peter composed for and performed with David Garibaldi for his Warner Brothers video/CD series, and recorded the tracks for Aretha Franklin’s performance of the National Anthem at the 1993 World Series.

Peter Horvath’s first solo recording, “Foreign Matter”, (Lake Street Records) has received enormous national contemporary jazz radio airplay. In its first week of release, it was the #1 most added recording to Gavin’s Adult Alternative Chart, and #2 most added to Radio & Record’s NAC Chart.


George’s Nightclub is proud to introduce Jazz at George’s! The series began Thursday January 5, 2012 and will happen every first and third Thursday of every month*! In association with Urban Music Presents, George’s will present the best of local, national and international Jazz superstars and we expect the stage to be graced with surprise guest visits from renowned Bay Area Jazz players. George’s invites musicians and fans of Jazz to come and participate in what promises to be an incredibly hot Thursday session!

The 22nd annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest will take place on March 23-April 1, 2012. The festival is well known for its friendly atmosphere and the numerous volunteers that help things go smoothly, in addition to the large number of top-notch artists performing there.

Check out the lineup at the festival site, highlights include Jeff Golub, Sax Pack, Global Noize, George Benson, Peter White, Walter Beasley, Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Rick Braun, Chuck Loeb, Gerald Albright, Boney James, Dean Brown, Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, Mindi Abair, Gerald Veasley, Spyro Gyra, Will Downing, Incognito, Maysa, Chick Corea and many more. It’s going to be another awesome festival!

For more information about the festival visit

For nearly two decades, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists in contemporary jazz. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. He is probably one of the hardest working touring instrumentalists in the United States. He has appeared on recordings by many of his friends, including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.

Joining Peter is Patrick Lamb, who recently made #5 on Billboard Nationally and has toured with Diane Schuur, Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, and Jeff Lorber. Backing them will be an all-star line up of Portland’s top musicians. Check out Peter at and visit Patrick at

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:00pm until 11:00pm

Two shows: 7 and 9:30 PM


Jimmy Mak’s, 221 NW 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209

It’s season and the Riviera Resort Sunday Music Series 2012 is in full swing. Treat yourself to a night out with friends, great music, and award-winnging food!

Relax, rejuvenate or revivify in one of Palm Springs most legendary resorts. The Riviera Palm Springs is a blend of retro contemporary and hot sophistication. The hotel exudes iconic intimacy in each of its 400 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites. Privacy is plentiful – share a picnic tucked behind a tree on the garden lawn, or a rendezvous with a bottle of champagne in the shadows in the alcoves of the expansive grounds.

Smooth jazz composer, alto saxophonist and recording artist Will Donato will heat the events.

Riviera Resort, Palm Springs, CA.

Show time 5PM-9PM. Info at 760-327-8311.