Archive for October, 2013


Europe’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party

… Welcome to the MALLORCA SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL – the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean area. Actually, in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca.

In May, a music festival with unique live music awaits you in the exclusive ambience of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. The 5-star hotel is also the venue and is characterized by an elegant and modern equipment, a full-equipped spa area as well as landscaped gardens and swimming pools (indoor / outdoor). Located only 300 metres from the beach, right on the Punta de n’Amer natural park.

This musical (short) vacation* is all about enjoying the finer things in life. Good music. Good food. Good wine. Good entertainment. Good weather. Good prospects for recovery and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene:

The live concerts take place on Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 1-3, 2013) incl. half-board & 4 concerts: from 238,00 Euro per person in a double room
2 nights (May 2-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 6 concerts: from 289,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (May 1-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 8 concerts: from 406,00 Euro per person in a double room

I look forward to a great time,

Christian Bössner

* Additional vacation days at the hotel can be booked optionally.


A Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair and Rick Braun

Reserved: $55 Premium: $75 VIP Table Seating: $110

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Braun has been playing trumpet since he was a kid. No news there for the legions of fans his richly melodic playing style has attracted since the release of his first album, Intimate Secrets in 1993. Less known is the fact that he’s been a singer, and a good one (backing Rod Stewart and Sade among others, with vocals as well as his stellar trumpet) for most of his life, as well.

December 1 Chicago, IL InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel- The Montrose Room 5300 North River Road
December 3 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road
December 4 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage Rams Head On Stage 33 West Street
December 5 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
December 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Mohegan Sun Casino- Wolf Den 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
December 7 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street
December 8 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts Miller Center for the Arts 4 North Second Street
December 11 Akron, OH The Tangier The Tangier 532 West Market Street
December 12 Birmingham, AL Discovery Alabama Discovery Alabama 4500 Alabama Adventure Parkway
December 13 Fort Walton Bch, FL Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium 107 Miracle Strip Pkwy
December 14 Atlanta, GA Ferst Center for the Arts Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW
December 15 Melbourne, FL Maxwell King Center Maxwell King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road
December 16 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth Road
December 17 Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre Lyric Theatre 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue
December 18 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street
December 19 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre McCallum Theatre 73000 Fred Waring Drive
December 20 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre Tower Theatre 815 East Olive Avenue
December 21 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre Balboa Theatre 868 4th Avenue


Friday, November 22, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Reception, silent auction and performances by Ken Ford, Marcus Anderson and Forte Jazz Band to benefit the programs of the Jazz Legacy Foundation.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 – 5:45 pm
Reception, silent auction, dinner and performances by Gerald Albright, Frédéric Yonnet, vocalist Maimouna Youssef and Jeanette Harris to benefit the programs of the Jazz Legacy Foundation.

Renaissance Portsmouth, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704


Come out to celebrate with Southern Comfort Entertainment their 3rd Annual Fall Music Classic with the headliner for the evening Global Jazz Superstar Gerald Albright. Performing with Gerald will be opening act Europa and special guest Althea Rene. The evening will begin with a delicious Platinum dinner buffet served from 7pm to 8:30pm. Gold seating will begin at 8:30pm and the entertainment will begin after the Gold patrons are seated.

For more information please call Rodney Burks at 210-725-9432.

Friday, November 08, 2013 – 9:00 pm

Fountain Blue Ballroom, 9926 N San Pedro, San Antonio, Texas 78216


102.5 WLOQ and Church Street District presents

Church Street Art and Jazz Festival

November 2, 2103 5p-9p

– Exclusive VIP seating limited to 300 guests
– 20 local artists
– Unlimited samples of wine, craft beer, craft whiskey, vodka and tequila
– 2 stages of music

The Art & Jazz Festival features Eric Darius, JJ Sansaverino, Jeff Howell and the Swain Sumner Band.

Saturday, November 02, 2013 – 5:00 pm

Church St District, N Orange Ave at N Garland Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801


New Jersey Wine Festivals is pleased to invite you to the 2013 Harvest Wine Festival on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Hilton Short Hills Hotel, New Jersey’s Premier Urban Resort.

Sip the night away and enjoy a delectable array of 150+ specially selected wines! Enjoy full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, and a great many specialty wines.

Join us from 7-10pm to mix and mingle with other wine lovers while enjoying the cool sounds of jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman LIVE. Our 8th Annual Harvest Wine Festival promises to be yet another great night of wine and merriment to remember.

WINE & FOOD: Our sommelier has specially selected over 150+ wines for every palate’s pleasure, while The Hilton’s AAA Four Diamond award-winning culinary experts will once again provide a first-class selection of hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, cheese, and breads.

WINE CLASSES: Two (2) wine classes will be held in an exclusive tasting area at 7:30PM and 8:30PM. The instructor will conduct a side-by-side tasting of 5 special wines, explaining grape varietal origins and providing tasting notes for each. Class cost is an additional $25 per person and advance reservations must be made online or by phone during time of ticket purchase. This is an opportunity to attend a 30-40 minute small group session during the event to expand your knowledge of wine. Class sizes are limited so be sure to RESERVE EARLY!

MUSIC: Enjoy LIVE world-class jazz throughout the fest, adding a cool musical vibe to your evening! Elan Trotman performs at the Harvest Wine Festival.

DISCOUNT HOTEL ROOMS: The Hilton Short Hills, New Jersey’s premiere urban resort, is offering Harvest Wine Fest attendees special accommodations for this fall’s event. Enjoy an overnight stay for a discounted rate of $159. (Use code: HWF) CLICK HERE to reserve your room now!

Hilton Short Hills, 41 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078


Join us on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to ring in the new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson. This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Mindi Abair and Grammy nominated guitarist Norman Brown. Also, back by popular demand, the night’s festivities will get started with crowd favorite, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band.

The event will once again include a five course gourmet dinner and a silent auction where the proceeds will be donated to help families affected by Autism and to support youth music education scholarships.

In addition, this year will also include a pre-event evening on Monday, December 30, 2013 with another concert at the resort in a more casual atmosphere featuring recording artist Neamen Lyles. Tickets for this concert are only available for those attending the gala on New Year’s Eve.  The pass code to purchase tickets to the Neamen concert will be provided in the Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve ticket email confirmation when purchased.

Come to the desert for warm sunny days and hot jazz nights!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – 6:30 pm

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85745

Euge Groove UK Tour

Posted: October 25, 2013 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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Euge returns for another year to win the hearts of British audiences and  generally make it a funkier place. He’s sold out everything for two years straight, and he’s sure to do it again in 2013. With an ever growing list of dates and venues to cope with the demand.

Euge’s line up is going to be Oli Silk (keyboards), Simply Red’s Mark Jaimes (guitar), Orefo Orakwue (bass) & Tony Mason (drums).

Pizza Express, Soho London

Friday November 29th – £30.00
Saturday November 30th (early) – £30.00
Saturday November 30th (late) – £28.50
Monday December 2nd – £26.50
Tuesday December 3rd – £26.50
Wednesday December 4th – £27.50

The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham

Friday December 6th – £25.00

Pizza Express, Maidstone

Saturday December 7th – £28.00

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sunday December 8th

Book at


Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Average White Band, Lonnie Liston Smith with the Reggie Sullivan Band, Jeanette Harris.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 – 7:00 pm

The Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings – despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

Through it all, the overriding mission of Acoustic Alchemy has been to reach the broadest possible audience by pushing the potential of instrumental music to embrace a broad spectrum of styles without being limited to any specific genre

November 13, 2013 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville, PA USA
November 14, 2013 Manchester Craftsman Guild – MCG Jazz Pittsburgh, PA USA
November 15, 2013 Infinity Music Hall Norfolk, CT USA
November 16, 2013 Lyman Center New Haven, CT USA
November 17, 2013 Scullers Jazz Club Boston, MA USA
November 19, 2013 Zeppa Auditorium Rochester, NY USA
November 20, 2013 The Towne Crier Beacon, NY USA
November 21, 2013 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH USA
November 22, 2013 Mohegan Sun Wolf Den Uncasville, CT USA
November 23, 2013 Ram’s Head Tavern Annapolis, MD USA
November 24, 2013 The Birchmere Music Hall Alexandria, VA USA