Archive for March 25, 2012

This is an official invitation to be a part of an amazing historical bay area phenomenon; Pacific Mambo Orchestra’s and it’s first studio recording!

In 2011 pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn formed a 19-member rocket fueled group that is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Despite the current challenging economic situation, we have made it through an entire year of regular weekly gigs paying less than what each musician can actually afford to play for… i.e. gas and precious time. we are defiantly swimming against current, this is the power of love for music, and we have it!

San Francisco Bay Area is local for PMO, and has been a fantastically supportive home for all of us. One year later, we are playing premier clubs and festivals and we’re proud to say that this group is packed with Grammy-recognized musicians! With every performance, PMO feeds the soul, body, and hearts of everyone around, from music lovers, to dancers, to musicians. Every performance is an energetic Blast of love!

GUESS WHAT? You can get on the wave with us right now! No matter where you reside in the world, we are here for you.

By April 23, PMO aims to raise at least $10,000 to record 10 songs, 2 covers and 8 originals.

You can be a very helpful component to a very good cause, YES! Right now! This is how it works:

First Check guidelines and your rewards here:

After a few days , we are already 12% fan-funded. To help the project collects your pledge on Kickstarter follow these steps. Here’s how it works:

Go to:

Step 1. Check out the rewards (from lessons to pre-ordering CDs) here: link

Step 2. Sign up (favorite name and password). Pledge via credit card.

Step 3. If we make our goal, your pledge is charged. Follow the project via updates, collect your rewards… and bask in your awesomeness!!!

If PMO doest not reach the goal, your money will be refunded by default. How cool is that!

Are we asking you for charity?
Ummm, not really. In essence what we are trying to do is to make this dream come true with YOUR HELP, buying our CD in “advance”.
Each dollar that you put in, will apply to the creation of this amazing recording.
Pledging on Kickstarted is hands down the hippest way that musicians are making studio recordings happen in this day and age.
Anything from $1 up to $5000 will help enormously for the cause!
YOU are important to us!

The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has had its lineup set for months now. David Sanborn and Marcus Miller will be welcoming special guest, George Benson, together with a cavalcade of stars, including Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Bob James, and Angie Stone.

Longtime favorites Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Jeff Golub will be there as well, together with newcomers Ken Ford, Steve Cole and Paul Taylor. Singer-guitarist Raul Midon and the ever-present Larry Braggs have just been added to our lounge performing group, which already features Chance Howard, Ellis Hall, Tom Braxton and Patches Stewart. With all- star bands, under the leadership of piano star Brian Simpson, backing up these performers, it will be an amazing array of talent and fun.

Speaking of fun, Alonzo Bodden has become the official comedian of Entertainment Cruise Productions, as he is now the resident funny man on The Jazz Cruise, The Smooth Jazz Cruise and our newly minted Soul Train Cruise. Though the music genres may be different, Alonzo’s ability to make people laugh at themselves and others is constant. By capturing the pulse of the cruise, Alonzo is able to personalize each and every one of his shows.

Our cruise programs are intended to provide our Guests with the very best in talent, music and production. When you peruse the names set forth above, though they are different in terms of genre or musical category, you cannot help but realize that they represent the very best in their field. That is the mission of Entertainment Cruise Productions and its Jazz Cruises division: to bring the very best to our loyal and amazing Guests!

Here is the direct link to book your cabins online.

The 10th annual Smooth Jazz For Scholars show featuring Paul Taylor, Nick Colionne, Chieli Minucci, Nelson Rangell and Shilts will be held May 5th 2012 at the Parson’s Complex located at 70 West River Street Milford, CT. 06460. Tickets are now on sale for $40 each and the first 200 tickets sold will be reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc. to P.O. Box 3723 Milford, CT. 06460.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 – 8:00 pm
The Parsons Complex, 70 West River St, Milford, Connecticut