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Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy, and picked up the saxophone at the age of 12. With the album “Give Me The Groove”, the saxophonist 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. Soon, Rocco made his mark in the scene and appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival (Georgia/USA), the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube (Austria) as well as our Smooth Jazz Festivals in Augsburg (Germany), at Lake Maggiore (Italy) and in Sa Coma (Mallorca/Spain). 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 and many more.

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“With his hip vibe and soulful sound, the fresh young artist brings the cool factor back to the genre”, says Trippin’ N Rhythm Records referring to Detroit based Lin Rountree. Born in New York City in 1971, the trumpeter and producer grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, where he began playing trumpet around age 11. A talented high school player, he participated in music programs offered through the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts and later honed his skills at Florida A&M University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Also during this period, Lin continued to study the music of artists like Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard or Tom Browne. In 2005, he made his debut with “Groovetree” and returned with several more well-regarded albums that earned him 12 chart topping Billboard singles, including the Billboard #1 Hit “Pass The Groove” from his latest CD. The outstanding live performer has also collaborated with some of the industry’s top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists, such as George Duke, U-Nam or Tim Bowman.

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Olá Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

Are you ready for the 3rd edition of our ALGARVE SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL? Then follow us to the southern end of Europe, directly to the Portuguese Atlantic coast – more specifically to the spectacular rock formations of the Algarve. Mid October, we are going to open the gates of a small paradise for festival guests from all over the world: The exclusive 5-star hideaway Vila Vita Parc extends on a 22-hectare, subtropical park, which sits directly on the seaside cliffs.

The member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” is located in Porches, about half an hour drive away from Faro International Airport, and has much to offer – among others 170 rooms, suites and villas, which are housed in various Moorish style buildings. In addition, it has ten restaurants – one of them has been awarded with two Michelin stars – seven bars, a café and an underground vaulted wine cellar, where Vila Vita Parc proffers amongst others its house wine. As well as for example the olive oil they serve in the hotel it is grown on the Vila-Vita-Estate “Herdade dos Grous”.

In addition to a varied additional program, we have put together a first-class artist line-up again. Look forward with us and the Vila Vita Parc team to having a glorious time in a heavenly place full of frank hospitality. And be assured: To all those who are looking for more than additional program and concerts Vila Vita Parc offers a wide variety of options to pass their time, relax, to do sports etc. Anyone who wants to find out more, should take a close look at our website – anyone who wants to experience it first hand, should book a hotel package.

Announced artists are Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Peter White, Paul Taylor, Marc Antoine, Michael Lington, Brian Bromberg, Lindsey Webster, Lin Rountree and Rocco Ventrella.

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October 16 – October 21, 2018

Vila Vita Parc, Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, 8400-450 Porches