Generation NeXt: Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree & Lebron
Saturday, September 05, 2015 – 8:00 pm
Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado 80230
Mount Airy Casino is proud to host one of the most distinctive saxophonists in contemporary music since the late 70s! David Sanborn has released more than 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, David was a seminal influence in reintroducing the saxophone as a prominent instrument in contemporary Rock, Pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis.
*Event is for guests 21 & over
Saturday, November 07, 2015 – 8:00 pm
Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 South R 45100, Mt Pocono, Pennsylvania 18344
Rick Braun, Mindy Abair, Euge Groove, Larry Bragg, Will Donato, Matt Marshak, Crystal Stark! Ring in the
new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous
NYE gala is hosted by world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber headliners with him
each year for this one of a kind event. This year Rick is bringing two truly iconic and very well celebrated signature saxophonists Mindy Abair & Euge Groove.
Special guest performer will be singer Larry Braggs, former lead singer for Tower of Power. We welcome
Matt Marshak for his first New Year’s performance as our very special opening act along with Crystal Stark, an Award-Winning R&B/Jazz/Pop vocalist who brings a positively captivating energy to today’s music scene. Back by popular demand, award-winning composer and saxophonist, Will Donato, will be with us to “Start the Party Early” on Wednesday, December 30th in a casual concert setting on the resort premises, just forour New Year’s Eve ticket holders. Tickets will sell out!
For more information: http://www.tucsonnewyearseve.com/buy-tickets/
*As always, the event will benefit families affected by autism and this year we will also make our donation to the Tucson Urban League.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 – 7:00 pm
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85745
ESPRESSO – a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, through ground dark-roast coffee beans……
The 4th annual VrroomVIP: Smooth Jazz ESPRESSO series comes to and end with an even louder bang!! This jaw dropping year featured a bolder variety of extremely talented Smooth Jazz & NeoSoul musicians locally and from across the country. Not just a concert, come early and get a taste of the VrroomVIP Experience with catered light delights at our pre-show Mix & Mingle, and enter for an Apple Watch giveaway the night of the Grand Finale !!
Featuring our October 2015 VrroomVIP Smooth Jazz ESPRESSO, John Dillard.
Saturday, December 05, 2015 – 7:00 pm
PSI Theatre, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
“The smoothest way to end an old and start a new year” – this is the theme for the SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG 2015: It’s the first time that the organizer smooth entertainment presents the stars of the international Smooth-Jazz-Scene around the turn of the year. As in the previous years, the three-days-festival is going to take place at the famous Park Theatre in Augsburg – the perfect surrounding for the big names performing on stage. The most extravagant of them is likely to be the guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne who will also be hosting the “New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session”, starting on New Year’s Eve after midnight. There is hardly a great Smooth Jazz Festival or a Smooth Jazz Cruise in the US, Colionne has not joined and performed at, yet. The flamboyant personality, who has been elected “Performer of the Year” several times, is not only an excellent musician, but also a gifted showman.
With guitarist Peter White, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and saxophonist Everette Harp, the line-up comprises even more great names, which together look back on several Grammy nominations, number-one hits and about 50 solo albums. And the programme continues with saxophonists Michael Lington and Jackiem Joyner, bassist Michael Manson and singer Selina Albright – they also provide best smooth jazz sound and great entertainment. All of this awaits guests in the nonchalant, relaxed and boisterous atmosphere of the Park Theatre, for which the Festival has been known for years now. And of course, also this year the legendary after-show parties are part of the program and finish off the three evenings enjoyably.
The festival’s partner location this year is again the “Dorint Hotel an der Kongresshalle”, which is connected via shuttle bus to the Park Theatre. The festival’s gala dinner, the “hangover breakfast” after New Year’s Eve and also the New Year’s Concert feat. Jackiem Joyner & Selina Albright are going to take place at the Dorint Hotel.
The official sale for festival packages starts on September 1, 2015 in our online-shop: http://www.smoothjazzshop.eu/augsburg