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New in 2016, Vail kicks off the summer season with Vail SummerFest, a celebration of the diverse events and programs that Vail has to offer throughout the summer months. On Friday, June 24th, residents and visitors alike are invited to learn about these programs and organizations, complete with live music, activities, and food and drink.

The Vail Summerfest features a variety of activities, including performances from Nelson Rangell at 4:00 pm and from Marcus Miller at 6:30 pm.

Friday, June 24, 2016 – 4:00 pm

Vail, Colorado 81657

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The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA. The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation. Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information about the festival visit http://www.berksjazzfest.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
7:00 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz presents Opening Night Celebration
THE SUMMIT: THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER and TAKE 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.:
GERALD VEASLEY & FRIENDS featuring BOBBY LYLE, NELSON RANGEL, CHIELI MINUCCI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Community College
Tickets $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues Guitarist
ROBBEN FORD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS & FRIENDS
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
$25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I directed by KEVIN KJOS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $10 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz Night
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
DAVID P STEVENS & DEE LUCAS with special guest CAROL RIDDICK
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Get Jazzed Day
EXPO / PERFORMANCE / EDUCATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Day
MICHAEL LINGTON featuring TAYLOR DAYNE
plus
BRIAN BROMBERG BAND with THE BERKS HORNS
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Bluesy Afternoon
POPA CHUBBY
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: The Reading Connection
GREG HATZA, TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Three-Time Grammy Winner
KEB’ MO’ with special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WXPN Welcomes
DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
FOUR80EAST featuring MATT MARSHAK, ART SHERROD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $38 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
PHILADELPHIA FUNK AUTHORITY
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
SHERRIE MARICLE & FIVE PLAY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents Soul of Jazz
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
ZOE’
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
ANDY SNITZER with special guest NICK COLIONNE
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $39 (General Admission, includes buffet)

Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
and the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHOROUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission, includes buffet)

1:30 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Day
PIECES OF A DREAM
plus
GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
RICHARD ELLIOT with special guest BOBBY CALDWELL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents Piano Sensation
JOEY ALEXANDER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating)

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
plus
POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
Pottstown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz
JAZZREACH’S METTA QUINTET
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Miller Center box office 610-607-6270 (Reserved Seating)
http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Berks Bop Night
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, ERIC MARIENTHAL, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP, MARCUS FINNIE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

7:00 p..: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHORUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
Kutztown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

7:00 p.m.:
ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY, MARKO MARCINKO
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WDIY/NPR 88.1 FM Night
CRAIG THATCHER BAND & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

8:00 p.m.: Berks All-Star Jazz Jam
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, NORMAN BROWN, KIRK WHALUM, JONATHAN BUTLER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC MARIENTHAL, KIM WATERS, EVERETTE HARP, JAY ROWE, MARCUS FINNIE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
7:00 p.m.: Music from “Bridges”
ERIC MARIENTHAL & CHUCK LOEB
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: An Evening With
MAVIS STAPLES
plus AMY HELM & THE HANDSOME STRANGERS
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
BWB featuring RICK BRAUN, KIRK WHALUM, NORMAN BROWN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Southern Rock, Blues
THE DEVON ALLMAN BAND
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $29 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Friday Funkathon
UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
plus BLITZ DYNETTE
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
CHRIS HESLOP JAZZ OPERA ENSEMBLE featuring music fromDaPONTE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: Music of James Brown
JAZZ MEETS JAMES
NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, ERIC DARIUS, MARION MEADOWS, JEFF BRADSHAW, JEANETTE HARRIS, JAY ROWE, J.J. SANSAVERINO, THE BERKS HORN plus special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
THE NEW SPIRITS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
9:30 a.m. registration /10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION hosted by PAUL SCOTT
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
FREE

1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
THE RIPPINGTONS featuring RUSS FREEMAN
plus JACKIEM JOYNER & SELINA ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, EVERETTE HARP, JEFF LORBER
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: “Two” Jazz Masters
CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
BONEY JAMES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: 50th Anniversary Tour
KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Brecker Brothers
BRECKERVILLE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
JONATHAN BUTLER & GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
SKIP MOYER QUINTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door(General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch
KEIKO MATSUI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
ERIC MINTEL QUARTET
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

5:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops: The Music of Dave Brubeck
THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets:
Call Miller Center Box Office @ 610-607-6270
CLICK HERE to order online from Miller Center box office.

7:00 p.m.: Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
featuring DONNIE MCCLURKIN, JONATHAN BUTLER, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

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Friday, May 6

4:30 PM Doors Open

5:15 PM “Young Guns of Jazz” feat. Matt Marshak, Jackiem Joyner, Selina Albright and Four 80 East

7:15 PM Rob Tardik

9:15 PM Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright

Saturday, May 7

1:30 PM Doors Open

2 PM Urban Jazz Coalition & Althea Rene

4:15 PM Dotsero

6:30 PM Jonathan Fritzen & Vincent Ingala

8:30 PM Spyro Gyra

 

The Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-0151

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Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour hosts the biennial Six String Theory Competition for the 5th time with applications accepted in Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboards and Drums. Registration is open from January 15, 2016 through May 15, 2016 on the website by submitting two YouTube videos. For Guitar, applicants may register in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic/Country, Classical/Flamenco and Rhythm Guitar which includes Pop, Funk, R&B, and World styles (Brazilian, Latin, African, Island, etc.). For Rhythm Players, any contemporary music style will be accepted such as jazz, fusion, R & B, rock, blues, etc.

Partnering again with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Premier Guitar, Blue Note Tokyo, Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival, Monster, Jazziz, D’Addario, True Fire and Guitar HD, the 2016 competition offers incredible professional opportunities and a total prize package value of over $700,000.

Prize highlights for the 2016 competition include: Berklee College of Music Scholarships; performance at the legendary Blue Note Tokyo with Lee Ritenour and up-and-coming All-Star musicians from Japan; recording on Lee Ritenour’s forthcoming album at the stunning Woodshed Recording Studio in Malibu and Scholarships and Performances at Crown Guitar Festival in scenic Montana. Other prizes include travel and hotel for performance and recording opportunities, Yamaha Instruments & Endorsements, Professional Mentoring with Lee Ritenour, Monster and D’Addario prizes.

The Six String Theory Competition is the inspiration of Ritenour, who debuted the International Competition in 2010 with the release of his all-star guitar CD, “6 String Theory.” The guitar-only contest was a great success and the winner, Shon Boublil, recorded a track on “6 String Theory” and won a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music, in which he just graduated in 2015. The guitar contest continued to grow in popularity and scope with another competition in 2011, which guitarist David Murray Browne won. By 2012, the competition expanded to include 3 new instruments: Piano, Bass and Drums and attracted wonderful, diverse talent from over 70 countries. Lee Ritenour’s Six String Theory Competition also became an official non-profit organization with the mission of supporting aspiring musicians towards a professional music career through scholarships, recording, performing, mentoring and prizes.

The 2012 rhythm winners Selim Munir, Hans de Wild, Michael Feinberg, and Demetrius Nabors recorded a track on Lee Ritenour’s Grammy nominated “Rhythm Sessions” starring musicians Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen and more. The guitar winner, Karl Marino, is half way done with his Berklee College of Music four year scholarship. The 2014 winners performed at the illustrious Montreux Jazz Festival and the guitar grand prize winner, Tony Pusztai, recorded a track on Ritenour’s “Twist of Rit” album starring greats such as: Academy® & Grammy® winning Dave Grusin, Dave Weckl, John Beasley, and Ernie Watts.

Legendary Advisory Judges will work with Lee Ritenour to evaluate and determine the 2016 winners. Those judges include Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Vince Gill, Brent Masen, Pat Martino, John Scofield, Julian Lage, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Daryl Stuermer John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Patrice Rushen, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Will Kennedy, Dave Grusin, Nathan East and many others.

BestFriends

Keith Jones, Phil DiRe, Raul Valdes, Jérôme Degey featuring Tom Schuman and Jay Beckenstein are Best Friends.

Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra join Jérôme Degey, Keith Jones, Phil DiRe and Raul Valdes for a show that will be talked about for a long time. With special guests Dylan Thomas on saxophone and Vincent Flora on vocals. This event is to benefit the kids cancer foundation and tickets are 50 dollars each for a reserved seat! Call 561-510-3516 for reservations.

January 17th, 2015 05:00 to 10:00 pm

Double Roads Tavern, 251 South Highway 1, Suite 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

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Tickets/Info: 704.372.1000 or http://www.carolinatix.org

Saturday, February 6, 2016 Doors at 7 pm | Show at 8 pm

Knight Theater 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Redwoods

Poncho Sanchez • Eric Marienthal • Tizer Quartet • Flo – Funky Latin Orchestra. Nothing like a magical afternoon to bring together a couple of thousand merrymakers who will head up the hill to the Woodminster Amphitheater to move and shake under a canopy of fragrant redwood trees. Come out and socialize, and share some homemade appetizers, and cut loose in the aisles with the upbeat tunes on September 20th.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Woodminster Amphitheatre, 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, California, 94602