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Saxophonist Paul “Shilts” Weimar hails from London, England and began his career at the age of 15, when he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain. After working in nightclubs, backing US stars such as The Temptations, he soon established himself on the London session scene and recorded with artists like David Bowie and Jimmy Paige.

Paul’s soulful, funky saxophone style ensured him an invitation to “The Brand New Heavies” in 1994. This association lasted for 6 years and several world tours. Later he became bandleader and front-man of the British urban jazz funk export, “Down To The Bone” which enjoyed massive success in the US. DTTB released 7 albums of which Paul was heavily featured, both as a player and as a writer.

In 2001 Paul debuted as “Shilts”. The first album “See What Happens” was recognized as one of the top records of the year and saved him a nomination for Best New Artist at the National Smooth Jazz Awards. He finally said farewell to DTTB to focus on his solo career. With forming his own record label, the full-on funk fortified CD “Going Underground” (2010) came out – its single “Seeing Things Clearly” remained 5 weeks on #1 of the jazz charts. His latest album “All Grown Up” (2012), is named as his best work to date by critics and fans.

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


Picture by travel agency Black Sense

Saturday, June 07, 2014 – 12:00 – noon

The 3-day Capital Jazz Fest line-up on this date is: (Pavilion Stage) Remembering George Duke Tribute Show hosted by vocalist Al Jarreau & Stanley Clarke plus special surprise guests | Rick Braun | Dianne Reeves | Down to the Bone | Vocalist Michael Franks | “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Generation NeXt: Julian Vaughn, Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree & Lebron | (Symphone Woods Stage) Vocalist Chaka Khan | The Brand New Heavies | Klymaxx featuring vocalist Bernadette Cooper | Vocalist Dwele | Vocalist Regina Belle.

Sunday, June 08, 2014 – 12:00 – noon

The 3-day Capital Jazz Fest line-up on this date is: (Pavilion Stage) Vocalist Kem | Incognito | Vocalist Rachelle Ferrell | Jeff Lorber Fusion | Marcus Johnson | Keiko Matsui | “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase – Part III featuring Lil’ John Roberts & Friends | (Symphony Woods Stage) The O’Jays | Vocalist Faith Evans | Vocalist Peabo Bryson | Loose Ends | Vocalist Joe.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044