Archive for February, 2014


Najee with special guests Pieces of a Dream and vocalist Phil Perry

Saturday, March 08, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202


Benefit concert for the city of Manado, Indonesia.

Thanks to Bambang Taruna there are so many great souls on this event it’s inspiring! These caring spirits involved along with you are going to bring the support needed to change lives for the flood victims of Manado, Indonesia!

March 8, 2014 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Sheraton Hotel, 429 Vineyard Ave, Ontario CA 91764



Featured artists are Nick Colionne, Plunky and Oneness.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 10:00pm until 2:00am in EST

Omni Hotel, 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Jammin’ Jazz & Jokes II features: Joey Sommerville & Marcus Anderson | Plunky & Oneness | Comedian Cletus Kassaday.

Saturday, March 01, 2014 – 10:00 pm

Omni Hotel, 132 E Trade St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


The feedback we requested about a possible second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015 has been received … and your support was loud and clear!

We are proud to confirm that The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail twice in 2015. Our Second-Chance Sailing lineup is patterned after the original SJC ’15 lineup and features Music Hosts Marcus Miller and David Sanborn and Special Event Hosts Boney James and Candy Dulfer, with a special performance by legendary vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Greatest Party at Sea without jazz favorites Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Rick Braun and Joe Sample, along with many other amazing smooth-jazz Artists and Musicians that you know and love. Dane Butcher has lots of exciting programming planned, DW3 is ready to keep the party going, and Alonzo Bodden will be there to poke fun at everyone on board.

We will be sailing March 1-8, 2015, on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay.

Natalie Cole

Marcus Miller and David Sanborn

Candy Dulfer and Boney James

Brian Culbertson

Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample,
Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3

Alonzo Bodden (comic) and Dane Butcher

Patches Stewart and Tom Braxton
Other featured performers will be announced shortly

Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt,
Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones,
Nate Kearney, Khari Parker, Third Richardson and Jay Williams

We have already received an overwhelming response during our prebooking period. Many cabin categories have already been filled, but a wide variety of cabins do still remain. On Monday, Feb. 3, we will begin accepting reservations for The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing. For online reservations or more information, please go to our website at, or call a reservationist anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday (toll-free) at 888.852.9987.

We hope to see you on board The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing!

Michael Lazaroff
Executive Director
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC


Blue Lagoon is the second single from “Genesis”.


Friday, February 28, 2014 – Friday Concert
Friday Performing Artists include David Benoit, Peter White and Spencer Day.
Wine Reception and Silent Auction 6:00 – 7:30PM
Concert 7:30PM

Friday is opening night and features a concert performance for 300 guests who will enjoy a variety of complimentary wines from Pear Valley Vineyards, appetizers from Luciana’s and desserts from Savannah Chop House.
$250 – VIP Seating includes VIP reception with the Artists (only 48 available)
$125 – Premier Admission
$95 – General Admission

Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Saturday Gala
Friday Performing Artists include David Benoit, Peter White and Spencer Day.
Cocktail Reception, Gourmet Dinner, Silent Auction 5:30 – 9:00PM
Performance – 9:00PM

Saturday is the premier evening and features a cocktail reception, four-course dinner and intimate performance for 200 guests. The evening also includes a silent and live auction.
Wines provided by Pear Valley Vineyards
Passed canapés prepared by The Balboa Bay Club & Resort, and the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
An award-winning, four-course dinner prepared by local chefs from:
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Montage Laguna Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
$450 – Individual Ticket
$5,000 – Patron Table of 12 – Includes 2 tickets to the Culinary Preview Menu Tasting

Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, California 92629


Davenport Iowa get ready to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with Art Sherrod and Gerald Veasley. Saturday, Feb 15th is when it all goes down. You’re not even ready for this show!! We’ve got plenty of surprises and great music in store. There are still some tickets left so don’t wait until the last minute. See you at the show.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, Iowa 52801


An Englishman who accentuates his music with genial charm and musical playfulness. The result: Smooth Jazz with a spiritedness which many others in this genre lack. Born in Luton in 1954, White devoted himself to music already as a child. He learned to play several instruments, including the clarinet, trombone, violin and piano. And of course, like so many youngsters growing up during the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he gravitated to the guitar. After his first electric guitar, which he had bought as a teenager, had burnt in a fire, however, he had to play an acoustic guitar. He made the best of it: White discovered his love for acoustic music.

At 20, he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. This was the beginning of a 20 year association. He worked with Stewart as a pianist at first, and later also as a guitarist, composer and co-producer. In 1979 both moved to Los Angeles, formed the band “Shot in the Dark” and a record label called Lobster Music. In 1990 White published his first solo CD “Reveillez-Vous”. The album soon became a favourite among contemporary jazz radio stations. 12 successful albums later, White released his latest solo recording “Here We Go” (2012).

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 1-3, 2013) incl. half-board & 4 concerts: from 255,00 Euro per person in a double room
2 nights (May 2-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 6 concerts: from 316,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (May 1-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 8 concerts: from 443,00 Euro per person in a double room


Second quest from her magnificent “Soul Quest” album, featuring Chuck Loeb & Kirk Whalum. Track produced by Chuck Loeb.