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Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm in the Park Theater
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec 31, 2016 at midnight

UK-Keyboardist Oli Silk began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s. The pair released 2 albums to much European acclaim and this grabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records’ CEO Les Cutmore who signed Oli on a multi-album deal which first gave us his debut solo CD ‘So Many Ways’ in 2006. Fast forward a decade, and Oli now has 5 CD’s to his name, including many chart topping radio singles, most notably one of the biggest hits of 2009 ‘Chill Or Be Chilled’, and also the 2014 chart-topper ‘At Your Service’. Oli remains one of the most dynamic and energetic keyboardists in the genre, and his unique mix of jazzy instrumentals, funky vocal cuts and down right dirty ol’ school keytar and vocoder, give his live shows that real wow factor and have garnered him a loyal and dedicated fan-base. Oli’s skills as a keys player have made him the UK go-to guy for some of the genre’s biggest artists such as Gerald Albright, Chuck Loeb, Boney James, Dave Koz, Euge Groove and Peter White. His credentials as a musical director are also far reaching, most notably for 4 years at the Dubai International Jazz Festival – overseeing some 30+ artists on the Jazz Garden Stage. When off stage, Oli is a sought-after smooth jazz producer, composer and mix engineer whose recent clients include keyboardists Nicholas Cole and Tim Watson, and saxophonist Michael J Thomas. Oli has also composed music for TV (Oprah Winfrey, MTV, Miami Ink) and hi end smartphone apps (Zynga Games).

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package and tickets:
www.smoothjazzshop.eu/augsburg

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rejoice

Bryan Lubeck hosts Rejoice – A Holiday Musical Tapestry featuring Phil Denny and vocalist Meagan McNeal. REJOICE brings together the best of national vocal and instrumental artists to create a spectacular holiday musical tapestry. Chart topping artists Phil Denny on sax and guitarist Bryan Lubeck are joined by breakout solo artist and gospel vocalist Meagan McNeal who you have seen backing up the likes of Eminem and the O’Jays.

Their fresh arrangements of old favorites and new musical surprises will make your holiday sparkle and have you groovin’ in the aisles by magically fusing high energy pop instrumentals, gospel vocals, and Spanish guitar with live strings and their urban groove band.

Crowd favorite Bryan Lubeck, who has performed and recorded with multiple Grammy winners and whose holiday CD is a staple of national and syndicated radio, will be your musical host. It’s a perfect way to inspire the Christmas spirit!

Thursday, December 22, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Mendel Center, 2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022