The Hidden Beach Unwrapped Band and a host of live guest performers.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 7:00 – 11:00 PM
The District by Hannah An, 8722 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Pasadena Delta Foundation. The Pasadena Delta Foundation in partnership with the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. cordially invites you to the inaugural WHITE LINEN affair
featuring Smooth Jazz Guitarist Freddie Fox With Special Guest Wife Evelyn “Champagne” King.
Sunday, August 23, 20151:00PM – 5:00PM
NOOR – Paseo Colorado, 260 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite A209, Pasadena, CA 91101
The 6’7” lead bass player from Kansas City, Julian Vaughn laid down a strong statement with his self-released debut entitled “The Purpose Project” in 2010, one that garnered the attention of radio and in turn the attention of record companies clamoring to sink their claws into his dynamic young talent. Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records one of the genres most active and aggressive labels knew a star when they saw one and jumped at the chance to add Vaughn to its ever growing roster of fresh and inventive young artists. “Breakthrough” marked his label debut and has already made waves across the country with a two week debut on the national Billboard chart at #24 and eventually reaching and staying at #1 for three consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts with his first hit single “On Your Feet”.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm
Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for over 21 years. The free concert series takes place July 10, 17, 24, July 31 and August 7, on Friday evenings at the spectacular outdoor Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas.
Internationally acclaimed artists such as Peter White, Slim Man, Paul Brown, Joseph Vincelli, Jeff Kashiwa , and Nils have headlined this prestigious event in years past.
Outdoor seating on the amphitheatre lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically jazz fans begin staking their spots with blankets and lawn chairs the morning of each concert. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent Food Court inside Wonderland of the Americas.
Revel in the sights and sounds of great live jazz across the reflecting pool of one of San Antonio’s most arresting outdoor venues, the Amphitheatre at Wonderland of the Americas. It’s more than music! It’s one of South Texas’ most anticipated summer happenings. Musical magic at its finest, under the stars at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival.
7:30 pm 9:00 pm
Jul 24: Elizabeth Mis U-NAM
Jul 31: Warhawk Jessy J
Aug 7: Rodney Bowens Peter White
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78201
This month’s featured artist is Chicago based guitarist Max V.
Considering the many years of success Argentine born electric guitarist Max Valldeneu has had playing blues and R&B everywhere from his adopted home base of Chicago to Europe and Japan, it’s not surprising that he brings the perfect mix of buoyant funk and gritty down home fire to his infectious, in the pocket and airplay ready urban jazz debut It’s About Love. Like his more renowned (at least thus far!) stylistic genre counterparts, Nick Colionne and Grammy winner Norman Brown, Valledeneu has high energy improvisational chops to spare, yet grounds his vibe perfectly in the two elements which guarantee that listeners won’t want to let go: groove and melody. It’s saying a lot about the versatile axeman’s songwriting ability that his originals including the high energy, brass-tinged opening title track, the easy, mid-tempo blues-R&B flavored “Just U and Me” and lush liquid soul ballad “I Just Wanna Be With You” (appearing in both vocal and instrumental versions) hold their own against three R&B/pop classics that will no doubt merit a lot of initial attention.
Valldeneu’s fluid lines smooth out the melody of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” which is grooved up by Roosevelt Purifoy’s sparkling Rhodes harmonies and Joewaun Scott’s plucky bass bottom. The guitarist’s dreamy take on Johnny Gill’s “My My My” is right up there among instrumental cover versions with saxman Gerald Albright’s renowned take). Valldeneu wraps his magical emotional rollercoaster with a light funk take on Michael Jackson’s “The Girl Is Mine,” adding touches of both playfulness and urgency via his swirling interaction with alto saxman Ronnie Graham. It’s always a challenge for an indie artist new to the smooth/urban jazz realm to break through and compete with the long established A-listers, but genre fans who love that George Benson/Wes Montgomery style of guitarisma will be
hooked instantly once they give Valldeneu a shot. It’s About Love but it’s so much more: the best indie instrumental recording of 2013 by far.
Friday, July 24, 2015 – 8:00 pm
La Fille Gallery, 336 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933
Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy. With the album ‘Give Me The Groove’, the saxophonist has received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007, 5 tracks of the CD hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations. Also Ventrella has gotten quotes from George Duke, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more.
Rocco appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival in Georgia, the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube (Austria), the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg (Germany), the Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca (Spain) plus performances in Luxembourg, UK, USA and France. His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Renato Falaschi and many more. In 2015, he released his latest CD.
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