Archive for February 9, 2012

 

JEFF LORBER live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2012 Keyboard | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

With a smooth sound bringing together elements of funk, R&B, rock, and electric jazz, keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber helped pioneer a genre of fusion later formatted in contemporary jazz.

Born in Philadelphia, he began playing the piano at the age of four, and as a teen performed with a variety of local R&B bands. Lorber’s infatuation with jazz began during his stay at the Berklee College of Music, and after forming the Jeff Lorber Fusion he issued the group’s self-titled debut in 1977.

During the first half of the following decade, the band became one of the most popular jazz acts of the period, touring nonstop and even scoring a Best R&B Instrumental Grammy nomination for the radio hit “Pacific Coast Highway.” Released in 1986, Private Passion was Lorber’s most successful outing yet, but at this commercial peak he stopped recording, instead turning to production and session work. He did not issue his first proper solo LP until 1991orth Waiting For, remaining both a prolific performer and producer for the rest of the decade.

He recorded for several labels in the ’90s and released successful smooth jazz albums in the 2000s. More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His 24th Album, “Galaxy”, set for release January 31, 2012, revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his last GRAMMY®-nominated CD, “Now is the Time” (2010).

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East Bay Soul Featuring Greg Adams 

Friday, February 17th, 7:30 pm

CD RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, February 18th, 7:30 pm
Reserved Seating $35

When East Bay Soul hits the stage  be ready to funk your world! East Bay Soul is a combination of instrumental soul funk and rhythm and blues vocals built on a design to discover new achievements rather than extend the past.
The Band: Greg Adams, Michael Paulo, Brian Allen, Johnnie Bamont, Joey Navarro, Darryl Walker, Johnny Sandoval, Lee Thornburg, James Wirrick. And Herman Matthews on drums.

Fueling Adams’ passion for his masterful new CD is the way it came to be and the sensational campaign to make it a reality… it was 100% funded by fans. “This project is a labor of love for so many reasons and a real treat to give back to the fans of my music and East Bay Soul. I really wanted to bring a variety of emotion to the project, songs that challenged me, moved me, hoping that it will do the same for the listener. Come along with us and join East Bay Soul 2.0!”

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