Archive for September, 2013

Wolf Creek Jazz Festival

Wolf Creek Jazz Festival Featuring Gerald Albright, Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber and Ken Ford

Friday, October 4, 2013 – 8:00 PM

Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30349

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27th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival since 1987
Oct 3-6 • Oct 10-13 • Oct 17-20
26 Miles off the Southern California Coastline in the 1929 Avalon Ballroom looking out to Sea

The annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, one of the west coast’s foremost fall music events and premier smooth jazz festival returns to Catalina Island every October. JazzTrax is a three-day, three-weekend showcase of contemporary jazz entertainment, featuring the newest and best in smooth jazz. The Festival, which starts the first weekend in October and continues until the 3rd weekend in October is held in the legendary Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island, with special Thursday performances held at the ocean-side setting of Descanso Beach.

Thirty of the smooth jazz genre’s top performers will be on hand for this year’s event. Ten different acts will appear each weekend, with both afternoon and evening concerts scheduled.

In addition to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances, a special pre-weekend Thursday evening jazz performance of Unplugged Under the Stars is held at the Descanso Beach Club.

For additional details of tickets and performances, go to http://www.jazztrax.com.

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The 7th Edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, October 4th & 5th, 2013 staring 10-time Grammy-Award winning guitarist George Benson and a growing line-up of local and international artists including rising star, jazz/hip hop vocalist Jose James, Puerto Rico’s El Gran Combo, the “most popular Salsa Group that has ever existed,” Curacao’s fusion funksters The Groovehunters, Salsa legend Willy Garcia and many more plus dance, poetry and art!

The Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival in Aruba will be held on 3 stages, the open air Main stage is next to the beach, the other is opposite of Café Plaza and the indoor stage will be in the Renaissance Conference Centre.

Tickets are available now for the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, October 4th & 5th in Aruba, sharing their passion for music, hospitality and quality!

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Shows this year will be held on 5 stages – The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Epworth Church, Delaware Distilling Co. and Saketumi Restaurant. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Sheila E in the Performing Arts Theater

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 8:00 pm

8pm: Keiko Matsui | Najee with Alex Bugnon in the Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School | 11:30pm: Marion Meadows with Joey Sommerville at the Delaware Distilling Company (formerly Old Bay Restaurant)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm

1pm: Peter White & Mindi Abair | 2:30pm: Jeff Lorber Fusion with Steve Cole

4pm: Jazz meets James, celebrating the music of James Brown and featuring Nick Colionne, Matt Marshak, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Albright, Art Sherrod, Marion Meadows, Sheila E, Joey Sommerville, Eric Darius and Paula Atherton

7:30pm: vocalist Will Downing | 9pm: A Tribute to Rockabilly featuring Walt Hetfield & band

10:30pm: Rehoboth Beach All-Stars featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Jeff Lorber & Peter White

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00 am

11am: Jazz Festival Gospel Hour | 3:30pm: Grand Jam featuring Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Four80East, Jeff Lorber, Matt Marshak, Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville, Elan Trotman and Peter White

6:30pm: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Benji Porecki, Four80East, Elan Trotman and more surprise artists.

Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

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The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest features: Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Hiroshima, R&B singer Kenny Lattimore, Horns of Plenty featuring Darren Rahn, Althea Rene & others.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 – 1:45 pm

National Western Events Ctr, 4695 Franklin St, Denver, Colorado 80216

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Spend an evening with Violinist Daniel D and his band Urban Instrumentalist. Along with LaMont J and Saxophonist Devone Gary. Daniel D. has become one of the most highly requested musicians because of his unique style of playing with a traditional instrument, the violin. His music appeals to many. With his ability to perform in so many diverse events. From inspiring school age students with Pop and Hip-Hop to seasoned lovers of R&B, Jazz, and Gospel, Daniel’s music has no bounderies. His has released a new inspirational album ‘SonRise’ followed by his R&B ‘Epic Sounds’. Mark your calendar for November 15th in Charlotte NC and experience the great classic and old school Christmas tunes by Daniel D.. Mr. LaMont J., will not only soothe the spirit but the soul with his album ‘Church Therapy’. The Rock Church has truly been blessed by this Music of Minister’s gift. Out of Charleston, SC Saxophonist Devone Gary travel the southeast fulfilling many event request. His unique sound distiguishes him from the norm. Many may say that there are so many saxophonists around, but DeVone supersedes them all. His personal connect he makes with his audience leaves them wanting more.

VENDORS – Join Charlotte vendors at 5:30 prior to the concert and enjoy what our local businesses have to offer. In the Vendor area, we will have many sharing their items. Special music by Guitarist Singer-Songwriter Faith Lyn. (www.FaithLyn.com) Concert doors will open at 6:00p.m. Concert begins at 7:00-9:00p.m. Vendors will be available until 9:45p.m. Interested in being a vendor – go to (www.DanielDMusic.com)

Friday, November 15, 2013 – 7:00 pm

Scottish Rite Temple, 4740 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

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Featuring: Lenny Williams, Barbara Morrison, Jazz in Pink, Aalon and Guitar Shorty.
Limited VIP seats available for $75.
For more information, contact Dianne Thomas at (310) 632-0756.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 11:00 am

Anderson Park, 19101 South Wilmington Avenue, Carson, California 90746

An Evening of Jazz with BWB

An Evening of Jazz with BWB – Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun with R&B jazz singer Lalah Hathaway
presented by Akron General Foundation and PNC Bank.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:30 PM

Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S Main St, Akron, Ohio 44309

Pacific Rim

We are proud to present The Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival at The Hawaii Convention Center. With the success of our first three years we hope to continue our tradition of providing World Class entertainment and feature artists who are not only exceptionally talented on their voice and instruments but are also great performers and a thrill to watch. Along with these artist we are also proud to feature some of our best Local Entertainers, Chefs and Restaurants. In maintaining our connection with the community we will also help raise money for scholarship programs for our children. Last year we managed to raise over 30,000 dollars for these programs!

Located at the entrance to Hawaii’s famous resort destination Waikiki, the Hawaii Convention Center provides a convenient location for all to attend. For those of you visiting our site from the US mainland, Asia and around the world we invite you to come and experience the best that Hawaii has to offer, Great Entertainment, Great Food and our world famous Hawaiian Hospitality! The Fourth annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, a unique entertainment experience for the people of Hawaii and our visitors to Hawaii!

Warmest Aloha,

Michael Paulo

World Class Smooth Jazz and R&B artists such as the great singer /songwriter Bobby Caldwell , Pianist Keiko Matsui, Saxtress Mindi Abair, Vocalist Spencer Day, Brian Simpson, Michael Paulo, Hawaii’s Jazz Legend Jimmy Borges and more. Food tasting by some of Hawaii’s favorite Chefs from popular restaurants such as Sidestreet Inn, Kai’s Market, The Chart House, Lavernes catering, Jade Dynsaty, 3660 on The Rise and more TBA. Benefitting the Kapolei Foundation scholarship program for youth.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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Sax on the River was conceived by Trisha Friend while enjoying a Tom Braxton show at Harlow’s almost five years ago. During the final number of the night, several local musicians; Kim Waters, Jeff Clayton and Garrett Perkins joined Tom onstage. Four amazing saxophonists on the stage at one time, playing together, made her heart skip a beat. And the rest is history. The saxophone is an instrument that brings smiles to faces and makes people’s hearts sing and she wanted to bring that to her river event.

As a breast cancer survivor she created the event to promote breast cancer awareness, to give back to a non-profit organization that helps women cancer patients and their families and to share her love of jazz, particularly the saxophone, with all her friends and fellow jazz lovers in the Sacramento area.

In 2013 Sax on the River is sponsored by The Ol’Loreece Foundation which is dedicated to getting and keeping men healthy through awareness, support and entertainment. In the past Sax on the River has promoted women’s cancer awareness. This year we are excited to include men in our outreach to help promote health and cancer awareness.

Elan Trotman, vocalist Hazel Miller, Cecil Ramirez and Michael Lington perform at Sax on the River.

Private Residence, 10215 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, California 95659