Archive for February 21, 2012

Eric Darius live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2012 Saxophone | Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Every now and then an artist bursts onto the scene, changing the rules and challenging the status quo. Eric Darius is one of those artists fearlessly pushing all musical boundaries. He’s one of the most exciting musicians to enter the contemporary jazz scene in the last decade. His explosive arrival as a recording artist at the age of 17 caused a frenzy. Not surprising as the ambitious musician eventually shared the stage with big names such as Prince, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson and Brian McKnight. Fast-forward to a 1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz hit and several more top ten’s, and the votes are in – Eric Darius continues to be a force that is unequaled in today’s new musical landscape.

The Tampa, Florida-based urban instrumentalist, producer and composer further solidifies his place as one of contemporary music’s brightest stars with his latest album “On a Mission” (2010). Eric Darius’ Haitian/Jamaican roots run deep, bringing his passion and resolve into clear focus… he’s on a mission. Highlights include his profoundly personal and emotion-filled “My Prayer for Haiti” and inspiring tracks like the sun-drenched reggae number “Back to My Roots” and the electrifying dance mix, “Let’s Go”. The new project features Darius’ stunning chops with an introspective take on Herbie Hancock’s classic “Butterfly”, joined by trumpet veteran, Rick Braun. “On a Mission” is without a doubt his finest effort yet.

Contemporary jazz is the genre that has fueled my early success, but I’m ON A MISSION to celebrate every style of music from Jazz, R&B, Pop and Reggae to Hip-Hop, Rock and Gospel. “I want my music to be a vehicle for change, transcending all boundaries regardless of age or race. I believe my music can make a difference in the world,” says Darius with his warm, trademark smile.

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Playing dueling Steinway grand pianos two of the highest profile keyboardists in contemporary jazz, Brian Culbertson and David Benoit, join together to perform some of their best known compositions along with original music they’ve collaborated on specifically for this project.

David Benoit’s expansive 30-year career has included over 25 solo recordings. Chart-topping keyboardist and R&B/Jazz multi-instrumentalist, Brian Culbertson has released twelve inspired albums that have passionately surveyed a broad spectrum of musical styles.

March 6, 2012 San Diego, CA Anthology

March 7, 2012 San Diego, CA Anthology

March 10, 2012 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center – Piper Theater

March 11, 2012 Wickenburg, AZ Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts

March 16, 2012 Buffalo, NY Buffalo State College

March 17, 2012 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center

March 19, 2012 New York, NY The Blue Note Jazz Club

March 21, 2012 Durham, NC The Carolina Theatre of Durham

March 22, 2012 Fort Pierce, FL Sunrise Theatre

March 23, 2012 Fort Lauderdale, FL The Parker Playhouse

March 24, 2012 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Performing Arts

March 25, 2012 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre

March 28, 2012 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club

March 30, 2012 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts