Posts Tagged ‘A Peter White Christmas’


It’s almost that time again. This year Peter’s Christmas tour will feature Rick Braun and Euge Groove! Most of the venues have already started selling tickets. We hope to see you on the road!

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A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair & Rick Braun

Friday, December 11, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Emerald Coast Convention Ctr, 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548


A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair & Rick Braun.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304


A Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair and Rick Braun

Reserved: $55 Premium: $75 VIP Table Seating: $110

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Braun has been playing trumpet since he was a kid. No news there for the legions of fans his richly melodic playing style has attracted since the release of his first album, Intimate Secrets in 1993. Less known is the fact that he’s been a singer, and a good one (backing Rod Stewart and Sade among others, with vocals as well as his stellar trumpet) for most of his life, as well.

December 1 Chicago, IL InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel- The Montrose Room 5300 North River Road
December 3 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road
December 4 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage Rams Head On Stage 33 West Street
December 5 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
December 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Mohegan Sun Casino- Wolf Den 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
December 7 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street
December 8 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts Miller Center for the Arts 4 North Second Street
December 11 Akron, OH The Tangier The Tangier 532 West Market Street
December 12 Birmingham, AL Discovery Alabama Discovery Alabama 4500 Alabama Adventure Parkway
December 13 Fort Walton Bch, FL Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium 107 Miracle Strip Pkwy
December 14 Atlanta, GA Ferst Center for the Arts Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW
December 15 Melbourne, FL Maxwell King Center Maxwell King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road
December 16 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth Road
December 17 Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre Lyric Theatre 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue
December 18 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street
December 19 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre McCallum Theatre 73000 Fred Waring Drive
December 20 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre Tower Theatre 815 East Olive Avenue
December 21 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre Balboa Theatre 868 4th Avenue

Today we kick off our Christmas Tour! Mindi Abair, Kirk Whalum and I will be traveling all over the USA, playing 20 shows- a mix of holiday favorites along with some of our own music. This is the first time Kirk is joining us so if you’ve seen us before, you can expect a totally revamped show. Ho ho ho! We hope to see you out there!


November 25 Austin, TX One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road

November 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues, 220 Lamar Street

November 30 Houston, TX House of Blues, 1204 Caroline Street

December 1 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue

December 2 New Haven, CT John Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State

December 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Boulevard

December 4 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts, 2nd and Washington Street

December 6 & 7 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club, Double Tree Guest Suites, 400 Soldier Field Road

December 8 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern, 33 West Street

December 9 Buffalo, NY Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue

December 10 New York, NY BB King’s Blues Club and Grill, 237 West 42nd Street

December 12 Stuart, FL Lyric Theater, 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue

December 13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 Mc Mullen Booth Road (Clearwater Jazz Charity Event)

December 14 Jacksonville, FL The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth Street

December 16 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre, 815 East Olive Avenue

December 17 Sacramento, CA Grand Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane

December 18 San Diego, CA Balboa Theater, 86B Fourth Avenue

The crown jewel of Fresno’s hottest nightlife neighborhood, the Tower Theatre lends its name to an area which has been a community focus of arts and entertainment for generations. Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the theater was restored in 1990 and reopened as a center for the performing arts. In 1992, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Considered to be the finest facility of its kind in California, the Tower Theatre boasts an authentic art deco theme throughout the interior and exterior. The covered foyer of Italian Terrazo, as well as the adjoining lobby with its beautiful historic Carvarts glass etching, serve as a mingling area for patrons between acts. It is also conveniently available for refreshments or concession sales.

Peter White leads an all star lineup featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair playing dazzling arrangements of your favorite holiday songs. It will be a treat for the holiday season!

December 17, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00
The Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave, Fresno, California 93728

Peter White leads an all star lineup featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair playing dazzling arrangements of your favorite holiday songs. It will be a treat for the holiday season!

Over the past 16 years, as Peter White has kept thousands of smooth jazz fans worldwide enthralled by his spirited melodies, soulful grooves and inviting, instantly recognizable acoustic guitar tone, he’s always had a blast finding unique ways to bring his modern sensibilities to cherished pop classics. Thanks to the smooth jazz format’s affinity these days for instrumental cover songs, two of the incredible 13 #1 Radio & Records airplay hits he’s enjoyed over the years, “The Closer I Get To You” and “Walk On By” (from 1994’s Reflections), have become enduring staples of the format.

But pop music fans were listening to White’s classic acoustic guitar style even before the advent of the New Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz formats, most notably via his collaborations with British folk/pop singer Al Stewart. The Stewart-White partnership, which culminated with the dual live recording Rhymes in Rooms in the mid-90s, spanned over 20 years. White played on Stewart’s landmark Year of the Cat album, co-wrote and performed on two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Time Passages” and “Midnight Rocks,” and served as the Scottish singer’s bandleader while playing guitar, Hammond Organ and piano. He later co-produced Stewart’s Famous Last Words album.

White’s other major longtime association was with Basia, an early vocal star in the genre that later became known as smooth jazz. In 1984, brother Danny White and a then unknown Basia formed the band Matt Bianco; Peter performed on the group’s album Who’s Side Are You On as well as on the hit single “Half a Minute.” When Basia and Danny left Matt Bianco to focus on her solo career, Peter White’s guitar and accordian became an integral flavor in her popular sound. He played on her three bestselling albums Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York and The Sweetest Illusion, and appeared on her live performance release Basia on Broadway. Basia sang on “Just Another Day,” which became a popular airplay hit from Caravan of

Saturday, December 04, 2010 – 7:30 pm + 10:00 pm (two shows)

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42 St, New York, NY