Archive for December 22, 2015



Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 at noon in the Dorint Hotel
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec. 31, 2015 at midnight in the Park Theater

Selina Albright, Gerald Albright’s daughter, is a multi-genre vocalist and songwriter. She began singing at age two, but her professional music career began at age 14 when she performed on an educational project released in Japan by Sony. In addition, she has also been the featured background vocalist for some of her father’s songs and she has already written songs for him. Selina’s versatility, soulfulness and angelic tone add character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and stage presence commands attention. Albright learned her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists, such as Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Lalah Hathaway and Tina Turner. Aside from her jazz releases, the artist has also collaborated with EDM artists and DJs, showing yet another facet of her creativity. She has shared stages all over the world with many artists, such as Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Peter White, Jeff Golub, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Richard Elliott, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Chaka Khan, Jonathan Butler, and The Temptations. She has also released her own original funky jazz tune “You and I,” which is available on iTunes.

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package:
1 night (Dec. 29/30, 2015) incl. transfer hotel-theater & 2 concerts:from 157,00 Euro per person in a double room

1 night (Dec. 31, 2015) incl. transfer hotel-theater & 2 concerts:from 228,00 Euro per person in a double roomfrom

3 nights (Dec. 29, 2015 to Jan 1, 2016) incl. NYE menu, transfer hotel-theater & all concerts:from 557,00 Euro per person in a double room


The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is entering its 11th year of service to the community and in February 2016, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival too will be celebrating its 11th anniversary. This festival has received all types of accolades over the years and has brought such amazing acts as Ramsey Lewis, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, David Benoit and, of course, festival favorite Mindi Abair.

“We want 2016’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those who have made the festival what it is today” said John Wright, President of the organizers, The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The talent line-up for 2016 is now being set and, according to Wright, the bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.

The 11th annual Wine and Jazz Festival features: Mindi Abair, Nick Colionne, Vocalist Bobby Caldwell.

Get tickets here.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 1:00 pm

Laishley Park, E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 (Fort Myers area)