Archive for September, 2019

One of the world’s greatest guitarists, George Benson is coming to Melbourne and Sydney for headline shows this April ahead of his performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay.

Since 1977, George Benson, an American icon for being part of the electric guitar revolution which changed music and popular culture forever, has won 10 Grammy Awards – and has been nominated for an additional 15. His wins include Record of the Year for “This Masquerade” (1977), Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Breezin’” (1977) and “Mornin’” (2007), Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “On Broadway” (1979) and “Give Me the Night” (1981), and Best R&B Instrumental Performance for “Theme From Good King Bad” (1977) and “Off Broadway” (1981).

Following the success of his Quincy Jones-produced pop album ‘Give Me the Night’ in 1980, George Benson’s string of pop hits includes “Love All the Hurt Away,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “Inside Love,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You” from his 1985 album ’20/20′.

George Benson gets back to Americana basics on his latest album ‘Walking to New Orleans’, the singer-guitarist’s tribute to both piano-pounding Crescent City hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry.

This Australian tour will feature his whole repertoire of hits as well as a few Fats Domino and Chuck Berry classics. Don’t miss this world-class act in April!

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Darren Rahn at Spaghettini featuring Ian Martin, Allen Hinds, Greg Manning and Tarell Martin
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 8:00 PM

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles)

Chris Godber Live

Posted: September 28, 2019 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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Chris Godber

Friday, October 11, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Cozy Cafe, 301 MLK Dr. Port St. Joe, FL

 

Sexy & Sax are Wake Campbell and Theresa Grayson with Special Guests Dean James and Dee Lucas

November 10, 2019 – 12:00 PM

Satchmo’s Jazz Cafe, 10206 Seymour Ave, D’Ibberville MS

 

New friends, new music, same mission! Make a difference, provide quality , make it look easy, build fun memories and have an amazing time. Save the date!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 07:00 PM

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Named “a genius on the guitar” by the Los Angeles Times, “a guitar player’s guitarist” by Critical Blast, and “amazingly talented” by Dave Koz, the Southern California based guitarist, composer and producer Blake Aaron launched his career as an L.A. studio musician and sideman. He has recorded and performed with artists such as Philip Bailey, Sheila E., Bobby Womack, Carlos Santana, The Gap Band, Keiko Matsui, Warren Hill and many others. A first call TV & Film Session Guitarist, Blake has also worked for shows such as Steven Seagal’s “Half Past Dead 2” and “The Ben Stiller Show”. “People are most familiar to me now as a contemporary jazz artist, but I’ve been in different bands playing rock, funk, R&B and straight ahead jazz. So I’ve never been able to focus on just one style. Many artists like to focus on one trademark sound, but I have to use different modes of expression because that’s really who I am. It keeps the albums fresh and allows for more spontaneity onstage”, says Aaron, who loves working with different guitars at live shows. His favourites: D’Angelico hollow body, Fender Stratocaster and Cordoba Nylon string.

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Warren Hill’s Los Cabos Jazz Festival 2020 presents Najee,  Eric Darius,  Will Downing, Sheila E, Keiko Matsui, Pieces Of A Dream, Avery Sunshine and Special EFX  All-Stars featuring Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Karen Briggs , Eric Marienthal, Lao Tizer, Joel Rosenblatt.

April 30 – May 3, 2020

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, Fraccionamiento Diamante, 23473 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico