Archive for March, 2013

CulbertsonLondon

Brian Culbertson returns to London for the 4th year running to bowl audiences over with his dynamic high energy show. This award winning superstar from the smooth jazz world promises to deliver yet again with a diary of 11 shows in 9 days.

Including a Bank Holiday lunchtime show.
Brian’s line up will be Derek Nash (saxophone), Otto Williams (bass), Simply Red’s Mark Jaimes (guitar), Down To The
Bone’s Neil Angilley (additional keyboards) & Chris Miskel (Brian’s drummer from Chicago).

Thursday May 2nd – £29.50
Friday May 3rd – £30.00
Saturday May 4th (early) – £30.00
Saturday May 4th (late) – £30.00
Sunday May 5th – £29.50
Monday May 6th (lunch) – £26.50
Monday May 6th (eve) – £26.50
Tuesday May 7th – £26.50
Wednesday May 8th – £27.50
Thursday May 9th – £28.50
Friday May 10th – £30.00

Call 0207 439 4962 (+44 207 439 4962) To Book Over The Phone or visit this website.

Soho London

LambSymphony

Portland’s very own celebrated saxophonist, Patrick Lamb, lights up the stage with amazing music and his energy and pure magnetism. Showcasing his unique Jazz sound influenced by funk, soul and “Old School” R&B, audiences will rave to an amazing night of music. Currently at #2 on Billboard nationally, and given the Spirit of Portland Award by the City of Portland.

Two of Portland’s jazz greats will return to the Symphony! Songwriter/pianist Dave Frishberg takes the stage first, and Patrick will be joined by his stellar band of musicians.

Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Saturday’s Performance – 7:30pm
Sunday’s Performance – 3pm

Tickets start at: $27

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Oregon Symphony’s website!

http://tickets.orsymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=1995

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205

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The first show at Macomb Music Theatre will feature jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, guitarist Norman Brown and pianist Alex Bugnon on Saturday, April 13.

The three jazz artists, winners of multiple Grammy Awards, will each play a 60-minute set.

Albright, a multi-instrumentalist, has worked with a variety of stars including Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker and others. He was among the sax players who performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. His latest CD, “Pushing the Envelope,” was released on the Terarc label.

Brown is smooth jazz guitarist and singer whose style is often compared to George Benson. He won a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Pop Instrumental Album for 2002’s “Just Chillin’” and scored a No. 1 jazz hit in 2007 with “Let’s Take a Ride.”

Bugnon, the winner of two Soul Train Music Awards, has had Top 40 R&B CDs including “Love Season” and “Head Over Heels.”
Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.*

Macomb Music Theatre, 31 N Walnut St, Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043

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Welcome to the biggest and most exciting Jazz Festival in Pensacola history–to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Pensacola JazzFest!

This seven-day event, scheduled for April 1 through 7, 2013, will be a city-wide celebration, with music in a variety of venues. All over town, as well as on Pensacola Beach, the sounds of Jazz—Big Band, Contemporary, Dixieland, Traditional, New Orleans and Latin—along with Gospel, Blues and much more, will be presented.

The “Viva Pensacola Jazz” JazzFest 2013 is one of the major events being promoted by the Florida Department of State’s “Viva Florida 500” celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. With national and regional advertising and publicity, the “Viva Florida 500” sponsored events, including our JazzFest, will draw thousands of out-of-town visitors from all over the country and the world. Find out more about it at fla500.com

Here is an overview of events that have been CONFIRMED:

Monday, April 1: Jazz Jam!
• 6:30 pm: Jazz Jam with trumpeter Roger Villines, pianist Dave Shelander, bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer George Neidorf, at the Unique Café, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. Open to all musicians (Free for participating musicians, $8 for JSOP members, $10 for non-members,$5 for students with ID.) Shuttle service provided – park at the Wayside Park just over the 3-mile bridge on the right as you enter Gulf Breeze. Shuttles provided by sponsor Funny Cars of Pensacola Beach.
• 8:00 pm: Jody Grind Band (Blues with a high Jazz content), Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (No cover)

Tuesday, April 2:
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Vocalist Kitt Lough with pianist Gino Rosaria, bassist Tom Latenser and special guests at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Folksinger/guitarist Mike Potters presents “A Night of Traditional New Orleans, Blues & Spirituals Songs & Stories” at End of the Line Café (vegan), 610 E. Wright St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Westside Players (Bill Barrows, guitar; Chris Gardner, piano; and Chip Shelton, sax/flute) at Hemingways Island Grill, 400 Quietwater Beach Rd., Pensacola Beach (No cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Jones & Company at the Shark Fin Chinese Bistro, 5912 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola (No cover)

Wednesday, April 3:
• 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Alto saxophonist Steve Williams Improvisation Clinic at UWF Center for Performing Arts, Uuniversity of West Florida, 1100 University Parkway, Bldg. 82, Pensacola (Free, open to the public)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Saxophonist/Flutist Chip Shelton Jazz-Blues Workshop with Special Guests Galore, at Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:30 – 9:00 pm: Pianist Al Martin and Friends at Gregory Street Assembly Hall, 501 E. Gregory St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:30 – 9:00 pm: Vocalist Tara Leigh & Sound Minds at The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox Pl., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:30 pm: Gospel Concert by Senior and Gospel Choir, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 140 W. Government St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 10:00 pm: 30 x 90, at Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach (No cover)
• 7:00 pm: Brad & Brenda Jorden, Mississippi Delta blues duo, at Lillo’s Tuscan Grill, 5 Via de Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach ($10 minimum)
• 7:00 pm: Swing Dance Night (Where East Coast & West Coast Swing Meet) Phineas Phoggs’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola ($5.00 cover)

Thursday, April 4:
• 5:00 pm: Dixieland Dandies “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” second-line parade to the Opening Day of Blue Wahoos Baseball at Maritime Park stadium, starts at Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Lecture, “America’s Music: Swing-Jazz,” by Norman Vickers, Downtown Public Library at Spring and Government Streets, Pensacola. Part of a six week lecture series:
Mar. 21: “Blues and Gospel” by Norman Vickers;
Mar. 28: “Harlem Renaissance” by Crystal Joy Albert;
April 11: “Country and Bluegrass” by Don Snowden;
April 18: “Rock” by Don Snowden;
April 25: “Latin – Mambo to Hip-Hop” by Don Snowden)
• 5:30 – 7:00 and 7:30 to 9:00: Palafox Quartet (Jack Zoesch, piano; Jim Green, guitar; Steve Gilmore, bass; and Sandy Spivey, sax) at Jackson’s Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox St., Pensacola (No cover, regular menu)
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Vocalist Jennifer Lea and the Broke Folks at Goat Lips Beer Garden and Deli, 2811 Copter Rd., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Westside Players (Bill Barrows, guitar; Chris Gardner, piano; and Chip Shelton, sax/flute) at The Oar House, 1000 S. Pace Blvd, Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:30 – 9:00 pm: Vocalist Tara Leigh & Sound Minds at The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox Pl., Pensacola (No cover)
• 7:00 – 10:00 pm: Vocalist Holly Shelton and pianist Dave Shelander Band at Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 7:30 pm: Pensacola State College presents trumpeter Marvin Stamm with the PSC Jazz and Wind Ensembles at PSC’s Ashmore Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd., Building 8, Pensacola
($11, reserved admission; $9, seniors 60-plus, students and children; $7, PSC Seniors Club, Pensacola State faculty and staff; free, PSC students with student ID.)
• 9:00 – 12:00 pm: Guitarist Greg Lyon, at the 5-1/2 Bar, 5-1/2 E. Garden St., Pensacola (No cover)

Friday, April 5: Jazz Gallery Night!
• 2:15 – 3:00 pm: University of West Florida Jazz Ensemble with saxophonist Steve Williams, “Festival on the Green,” UWF, 1100 University Parkway, Bldg. 82, Pensacola (Free)
• 5:30 pm until…: Jazz Gallery Night, with a variety of jazz music in clubs and galleries throughout downtown Pensacola
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm: The Guffman Trio (Cynthia Domulot, piano; Tom Latenser, bass; Fred Domulot, drums) from 5:00 – 6:00, then pianist Eric Doney, with Latenser and Domulot, at Dollarhide’s Music Center, 41 Palafox Pl., Pensacola (No cover)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm: Arturo, Spanish guitar, at Gulf Coast Community Bank, 40 N. Palafox St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Late Nite Jazz Quartet at First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street, Pensacola, FL
• 6:00 – 9:00: “El Fuego” (Steve Ferry, vibes; Steve Williams, sax; Dave Shelander, piano; Steve Gilmore, bass) at the Tin Cow, 102 S Palafox Pl Pensacola (no cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Shades Jazz Band at Solé Inn and Suites, 200 N. Palafox St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 6:00 – 9:00 pm: The Westside Players (Bill Barrows, guitar; Chris Gardner, piano; and Chip Shelton, sax/flute) at Nick’s Boathouse, 455 West Main St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 7:00 pm: Brad & Brenda Jorden, Mississippi Delta blues duo, at Lillo’s Tuscan Grill, 5 Via de Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach ($10 minimum)
• 7:00 pm: Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Jazz Piano Show “A Night On the Town”, at Rosie O’Grady’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (Admission charge after 8:00 pm)
• 8:00 pm: Tomato, at The Cabaret, 101 S Jefferson St, Pensacola (2 drink minimum)
• 9:00 pm-2:00 am: Gallery Night Jazz Jam Session/Late Night Jazz Jam Party, at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (Admission charge after 8:00 pm)

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM: PENSACOLA JAZZFEST (click here to go to JazzFest Schedule)

Saturday, April 6:

• 4:45pm  Roman Street

• 7:00 – 10:00 pm: Vocalist Kathy Lyon hosts the All-Star JazzFest Jazz Jam with Eric Doney (piano), Tom Latenser (bass) and Fred Domulot (drums) at the Fish House, 600 South Barracks St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 7:00 pm: Brad & Brenda Jorden, Mississippi Delta blues duo, at Lillo’s Tuscan Grill, 5 Via de Luna Dr., Pensacola Beach ($10 minimum)
• 8:00 pm: Tomato, at The Cabaret, 101 S Jefferson St, Pensacola (2 drink minimum)
• 9:00 pm: Kristin Diable & the City “A Little Lagniappe of Jazz”, at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (Admission charge after 8:00 pm)
• 9:00 pm: Big Jim Brown & The Speed Kings, at End O’the Alley in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (Admission charge after 8:00 pm)

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM: PENSACOLA JAZZFEST (click here to go to JazzFest Schedule)

Sunday, April 7:
• 11:00 am: Sunday Jazz Brunch, at Apple Annie’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (Reservations not required but encouraged)
• 11:30 am: Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Palafox Quartet (Jack Zoesch on piano, Jim Green on guitar, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Brandon Warren on drums) at the Fish House, 600 South Barracks St., Pensacola (No cover)
• 9:00 pm: Jon Cowart, at End O’the Alley in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., Pensacola (No cover)

Seville Square, E Government St at S Alcaniz St, Pensacola, Florida 32502

The United Nations will host American jazz musician and designated UNESCO Artist for Peace, Marcus Miller, in an upcoming concert to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The concert will take place at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm (by invitation only).  The musical program will follow the slave trade route, starting with artists from Africa, then the Caribbean and finally North America. Along with Miller, there will be performances by the National Ballet of Cameroon, Benyoro (a West African band), Somi (an American singer of Rwandan and Ugandan origins) and Steel Pulse (an English reggae band of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and Asian descent).

Marcus Miller is a two-time Grammy Award winning American jazz musician, composer, producer, and radio host who is best known for his mastery of the bass guitar and his collaboration with legendary artists Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Luther Vandross and David Sanborn. Miller began working with UNESCO in April 2012, when he participated with the first International Jazz Day organized by UNESCO with the Thelonious Monk Institute, performing with Hugh Masekela and giving master classes to young people. He will participate again this year. The official ceremony to designate him a UNESCO Artist for Peace will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on July 4, 2013. In his new capacity, Miller will work with UNESCO’s Slave Route Project and will focus on promoting peace, dialogue, and unity through music. For more information on Friday’s concert: http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/index.shtml

The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade serves as an opportunity to honor and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system, and to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. For more information on events for this celebration, visit the Remember Slavery website at http://rememberslavery.un.org. The twitter feed for the event is @rememberslavery.

On August 7, 2012, Miller returned to composing and exploring new music of his own on his latest release Renaissance with a sharper focus than ever before, a new band of curious and like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel the world – country by country, city by city, venue by venue – to take the message of this musical movement straight to the hearts, souls and minds of the people. Renaissance was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Jazz Album. To learn more: http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/33794/#/2

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Brian Simpson live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Keyboardist, composer and studio musician Brian Simpson is known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind. Hailing from Gurnee, Illinois, and growing up in a house filled with music, Brian always knew music would play center stage in his life. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he quickly immersed himself in the local jazz scene. Late night jazz sessions found him playing alongside everyone from saxophonists Everette Harp and Boney James to guitarist Norman Brown. But soon the free-spirited musician found himself taking a temporary leave of absence from the jazz scene, touring the world with pop divas Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. His foray into the pop world didn’t end there; in January 1991 he co-wrote the #1 Pop hit “The First Time” by Surface, which conquered both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.

Placing his success in pop aside, Brian Simpson has always been a working jazz musician. He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum, and Jonathan Butler. Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with “It’s All Good”, a track that hit #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for four months. His latest album is called “South Beach” (2010). Brian has been the musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for the past 15 years, and for the last 8 years the Musical Director of the highly popular “Smooth Jazz Cruise” featuring Marcus Miller and David Sanborn.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

Rochester

Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced five headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 12th Edition, which will be held June 21-29. Tickets are on sale since Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com.

An Evening with Pink Martini, Friday June 21, Tickets are $105/$85/$70/$55 + service charges.
An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family, Saturday June 22. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Tuesday June 25. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
Roger Hodgson The Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Wednesday June 26, Tickets are $125/$105/$85/$70 + service charges.
Bob James and David Sanborn with Special Guest Steve Gadd, Thursday June 27. Tickets are $85/$70/$55/$40 + service charges.

All performances will be at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

We are excited to bring a diverse lineup of legendary headliners to our 12th edition celebrating many styles of creative improvised music, said John Nugent, Co-producer and Artistic Director. This headliner series has a very high level of musicianship, second to none. There are also many very strong songwriters this year, and they have been around for decades, including our legendary hometown drummer Steve Gadd, who will make his premiere appearance at XRIJF with his long-time colleagues.

Nugent said one additional headliner will be announced.

Tickets
Tickets are from $40 to $125 and go on sale Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com. Tickets will also be on sale for one day only at the Kodak Hall Oval Lobby Box Office, located at the corner of Gibbs and Main Streets in Rochester, on Friday January 25 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. John Nugent will be overseeing box office operations. There is a $7 service charge for all headliner tickets. To have printed tickets mailed to you, the service charge is $9.
The fastest way to order tickets is online at rochesterjazz.com with the festivals e-ticketing system. Customers who dont have computer access may order by calling 585-454-2060.

Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, New York 14604