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JazzUnderTheStars

JOIN US… for Jazz Under the Stars, Saturday, July 5th.

Our headliner, performing a 90-minute set, will be “Sax In The City” featuring Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor. Our opening act, Brian Simpson, will perform a 60-minute set.

The concert will be held at beautiful Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The gates open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.

General admission is $65.00 which includes concert style open seating, VIP admission is $100.00 and includes a meal and table service.

Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91066 (Los Angeles)

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Mark you calendars July 11, 18, 25, August 1 –

Wonderland of the Americas Mall Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.

Free General Admission. Outdoor seating on the amphitheater lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically jazz fans begin reserving their spots with blankets and lawn chairs the morning of each concert. No coolers allowed – food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent food court inside Wonderland of the Americas.

For more information, please visit sanantoniocentral.org or call 210-732-0055.

It’s summer so “Get Up And Dance!” Contemporary jazz ace trumpeter Rick Braun is leapfrogging up the Billboard chart with what bodes to be the song of the summer, a fun frolic full of horns and the snap, crackle and pop of live instrumentation. The radio single, a duet with sax star Dave Koz, is already No. 7 on the chart, the first cut from Braun’s forthcoming “Can You Feel It” album, which is due July 8. In this live performance clip, fellow sax star Euge Groove steps in for Koz on the undeniable R&B/funk instrumental.

With temperatures creeping up and a long holiday weekend on the horizon, get a feel for Braun’s sixteenth album encapsulated on this track. The energetic, honeyed horn harmonies and funk-filled grooves are performed with passion and precision by Braun and some of the finest players in contemporary jazz. “Get Up And Dance” will no doubt be another No. 1 single added to Braun’s lengthy list of chart-toppers with an array of follow-ups to come from “Can You Feel It,” Braun’s first contemporary jazz album in five years. Have you listened to the Braun-produced CD and considered him for a feature, interview, album review and/or an appropriate roundup piece? Please let me know if you need anything on our end. Thanks for your open ears.

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Jazz in the Garden
Starting Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Call 313-832-5700

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The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Atlanta Smooth Music Festival

The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival features:

1:30pm – 2unes
2:25pm – Lebron
3:30pm – Cindy Bradley
4:55pm – Gregg Karukas
6:30pm – Gerald Veasley
8:05pm – Kim Waters

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 1:30 pm

Mable House Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, Georgia 30126

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Charm City Jazz Presents The Summer Moonlight Jazz & Party Cruise

Live Smooth Jazz/// R&B/// Old Skool Featuring Phaze II

Friday, July 25, 2014

Boarding 9:30pm // Returning 1:00am

1-800-695-2628
$59 (Includes Hot Buffet & Concert)

Spirit Cruises, 561 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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Charm City Jazz Presents Summer Jazz & Soul

Starring Pam Ward and Phillip Martin Backed by Fahrenheit

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Doors Open 5pm / Showtime 6pm
Presale Tickets $26.50 including fees

Boston Street Theater, 5625 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

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The Sax Pack: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Jackiem Joyner.
A night filled with three saxophone headliners and an unbelievable high energy that is not to be missed!

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 7:30 pm

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

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Since the roots of jazz are in rhythm and blues, it should be no surprise that a stellar cast of Grammy-winning and chart-topping R&B and funk artists have been booked to perform at the Las Vegas Jazz Festival slated for September 19-21, 2014 outdoors on the spacious grounds of the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Tickets start at $65 for a single-day ticket and range up to $975 for a 3-day seat in the pit and are available now online at http://www.lvjazzfestival.com or by calling the event’s promoter and producer BTWconcerts.com at 602.244.8444.

Attracting festivalgoers from all over the country for a weekend of live music and lush living at the premier resort, the Las Vegas Jazz Festival opens with a classic R&B pairing of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Cameo on Funky Friday establishing the tone for a weekend of old school revelry. Sax showman Eric Darius will be the first artist to storm the stage at this year’s event.

R&B crooners Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Eric Benét top the Seductive Saturday marquee with each culling material from his own extensive hit-filled songbook. Soul-jazz saxophonist Euge Groove always delivers a power-packed performance swirling R&B, jazz and gospel. The music begins with the first ladies of urban-jazz Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson and Karen Briggs with special guest Jeanette Harris.

Soulful Sunday showcases sophisticated solo sets from vocalists Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Will Downing and Leela James. Contemporary jazz dynamo Brian Culbertson will serve up masterfully performed contemporary jazz instrumentals and funk grooves. Rising saxophone stars Elan Trotman and Jessy J shall share the stage with singer Selina Albright for a run through of their radio singles and fan favorites.

Located 15 minutes from the Vegas Strip, the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa mixes elegance and excitement along with luxurious amenities that include a rejuvenating spa, a pool with waterfalls and whirlpools, flourishing floral gardens, eleven restaurants and a casino all set amidst a prestigious collection of golf courses. A large portion of the festival patrons come for the entire weekend in order to immerse themselves fully in the music and lifestyle. A limited number of resort and ticket packages are available by emailing packages@lvjazzfestival.com or by calling the box office at 602.244.8444.

About BTWconcerts.com

Phoenix, Arizona-based BTWconcerts.com is one of the preeminent concert producers in the Southwest. Among the star-studded jazz and R&B concerts and multiday music and lifestyle festivals that the company promotes at first-class resorts for adult audiences are the Arizona Jazz Festival (http://ArizonaJazzFestival.com), San Diego Jazz Festival (http://www.SanDiegoJazzFest.com) and the Las Vegas Jazz Festival (http://www.LVJazzFestival.com). BTWconcerts.com’s sister company for events at sea, BTWatsea.com will launch the maiden voyage of the Maxwell + The 7 Seas Cruise (http://www.maxwellatsea.com/) May 3-10, 2015 hosted by the Grammy-winning balladeer.

Sep 19 at 5:00pm to Sep 21 at 10:00pm in MST

221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145