Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Vandell Andrew’s 6 Annual Holiday Concert

Friday, December 20, 2019 – 07:00 PM

Ridglea Room, 3309 Winthrop Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116

Greg Adams and East Bay Soul – Let’s Get The Party Started 2020

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Sunday, December 29 – 08:00 PM

Vibrato Grill, 2930 N Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, California 90077

 

Windy in concert with Gail Jhonson and her All Star Band

December 31, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Janny’s Showroom at People’s Place, 365 W 6th St., San Pedro, CA

 

The Perfect Christmas Gift! The First Big Concert of 2020! Get Tickets Here Now Before They’re All Gone.

Dubbed the “Steely Dan of smooth jazz” by All About Jazz and praised by JazzTimes Magazine for their “consistently winning contemporary jazz,” Pieces of A Dream has been churning out chart-topping hits for four consecutive decades. Even the iconic Count Basie declared Pieces of A Dream “A tough act to follow!” Hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, the celebrated band has joined the ranks of some of Philadelphia’s most revered music-makers including Grover Washington, Jr., Patti LaBelle, The Roots, Jill Scott, John Coltrane, and Stanley Clarke. Throughout their illustrious career, childhood friends, pianist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon, have managed to stay true to their mission. “I don’t feel the vision for Pieces has changed at all,” explains Lloyd. “It’s a very simple one, to spread peace through our gift of music.” Curtis Harmon adds, “The band has changed a lot from 1976 to now. I mean just think about it – when we started, we were only 3, now we’re 7!” Pieces of A Dream, whose name is inspired by Pittsburgh tenor titan Stanley Turrentine’s song “Pieces of Dreams,” remains one of the architects of contemporary jazz and has no plans of slowing down. “Our fans keep us alive and kicking,” declares Harmon.

On May 24, 2019, Shanachie Entertainment released On Another Note, Pieces of A Dream’s 24th recording. Pieces of A Dream has toured the world, sold over one million albums, and scored both Smooth Jazz and R&B radio hits along the way.

Not many groups manage to stay together for 42 years and amass a catalog of 24 recordings. The story of Pieces of A Dream is remarkable considering James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon were 16 and 18 respectively when they released their first recording in 1981. Not long after that they hit the road performing in Grover Washington Jr.’s rhythm section and opening for him as Pieces of A Dream. “Mr. Magic” himself took Lloyd and Harmon under his wing and signed the band as the first group with his brand-new production company. Danny Harmon, Curtis’ father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, firmly establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the albums Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove,” and “Fo Fi Fo.” Pieces of A Dream recorded their Shanachie debut, In the Moment, in 2013, followed by 2015’s All In and Just Funkin’ Around in 2017.

Blue Pyramid Productions is proud to have Pieces Of A Dream start  of the New Year and kick of the 2020 leg of this year’s celebration of the 5th season of the Church Street Jazz Series.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Michael Paulo, Paul Taylor & Jessy J. on stage together with an all-star band featuring Gregg Karukas , Land Richards, and Darryl Williams

Please join Michael Paulo, Jessy J, Paul Taylor for the last public performance of the year at the beautiful Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. It will be a holiday concert party! The concert will be held in the AmbassadorBallroom with festive “Candy Cane Lane” decorations and a Christmas tree outside.

Groove, dine and dance the night away while enjoying three world class saxophonists performing their favorite hits and music to celebrate the Christmas spirit.

In addition to our usual concert format, we have special group dinner seating, perfect for a company Christmas party or social group Holiday gathering. We can even make special accommodations to customize your group’s dinner experience.

Please contact Jaren Dineen Shanstrom at  Jared.P.Dineenshanstrom@marriott.com  for more information about booking a group dinner for 8-40 people at the concert.

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Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 – 07:00 PM

Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa, 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

A Jazzy Christmas! Some of Columbus’ finest all under one roof! Get your tickets today! Featuring E-Flat, Urban Jazz Coalition, Christina Myles, Caroline Bennett, Roger Myers, Kweli Buckner, Jesse Thompson, NexLevel Jazz Experience with Shelly Ridley Steward.

December 7, 2019 – 06:00 PM

Columbus Africentric Early College, 3223 Allegheny Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209

8th Annual Phil Denny And Friends Christmas Collective with special guests Gwen Foxx, Ryan Montano, Wayne Gerard.

The 8th Annual Phil Denny & Friends Christmas Collective brings together an exciting artist roster to collaborate on fresh, lively arrangements of holiday favorites and original music. The evening is led by International recording artist and #1 Billboard credited sax man, Phil Denny and aims to be an uplifting night of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

This year, Phil welcomes nationally recognized trumpeter, songwriter, bandleader and recording artist, Ryan Montano, Detroit’s rare jewel vocalist, Gwen Foxx who is known for her powerful, sultry and sophisticated voice AND highly regarded guitarist Wayne Gerard who rounds out the list with elements of rock, blues, Hip-Hop, punk, funk and jazz.

Come celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at the 8th Annual Phil Denny & Friends Christmas Collective; a show many now consider a Lansing holiday tradition. An accommodating staff will greet you, your family and friends and the stage decoratively set and ready to deliver a memorable night of music.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 07:00 PM

Margaret Livensparger Theater at Holt High School, 5885 W Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842