Alexander Zonjic meets Motown , a Christmas Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 11, 2016 04:00 pm
Calvary, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6805 Bluegrass Dr, Clarkston
Usher in the spirit of the holiday season with SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS featuring WILL DOWNING & NAJEE presented by ACT Jams Productions.
With a career that spans over 27 years and 18 albums, Will Downing is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. His repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics like “I Go Crazy,” “Wishing On A Star” and “I Try,” with original hits “A Million Ways,” “Sorry I” and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.” His distinctive baritone voice has resonated in the hearts of women world-wide and carved a unique niche in the music marketplace.
Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition by pushing musical boundaries, all of which have made him an international pioneer in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince and Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess, unbridled passion and fearless genre bending have made him one of the most sought after musicians of his generation. With two Platinum and four Gold albums under his belt, Najee is an icon whose musical vision spawned an entire new genre by fusing the music close to his heart.
Following the concert, guests are invited to take to the dance floor in the orchestra lobby for an Old School Holiday Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk, house and holiday classics spun by the evening’s host, Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3FM WYBC.
Friday, December 16, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Palace Theater, 100 E Main St, Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
This is a an intimate venue to see the band! Great, eats, drinks and sound! Get In The Holiday Spirit with us! Sweet Soul Christmas – Performing classic Christmas songs with a mix of jazz and soul.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn, 32001 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, California 91361
Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing with special guests Chante’ Moore & Alex Bugnon
Get tickets here.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
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