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The longest running Smooth Jazz festival in America since 1987. On an island…26 miles off the southern California coastline in a tiny seaport village…In the historic 1929 Casino Ballroom…25 different stars of Smooth Jazz – 2 consecutive October weekends…Smooth Jazz lovers arriving from all over the world. Thursday night “Unplugged” at Descanso Beach Club and Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Casino Ballroom.

Buy your tickets now – don’t wait, get them before they are sold out! JazzTrax.com or 866-TRAX-TIX.

Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California 90704

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New York, NY (22 August 2011): Blessed with an instantly identifiable voice that made her a chart-topping, platinum-selling recording artist around the globe, Basia returned to her native Poland in June to record a live album, From Newport To London: Greatest Hits Live…And More, that will be released by eOne Music on September 13th in conjunction with a twenty-city U.S. concert tour. The jazzy title track with a European film noir air of mystery, one of three new studio recordings penned and produced by Basia and long-time collaborator Danny White, is the first radio single from the collection.

Recorded in Łódź, Poland, From Newport To London generously offers fifteen live songs, including signature hits “Cruising For Bruising,” “New Day For You,” “Promises” and “Time And Tide.” The disc also has an acoustic version of “There’s A Tear,” a new studio recording of a track that appeared on Basia’s 2009 release, It’s That Girl Again, with an entirely new arrangement. The other new song is “Wandering,” a love song about traveling through life’s ups and downs and getting through them by sticking together. It is a duet between Basia and prominent Polish singer Mietek Szcześniak.

“Since the release of our last studio album (It’s That Girl Again), Danny (White) and I have spent a lot of time playing concerts, but we also had some time to write a few new songs. The result of all the touring is that we formed a tight, experienced band that deserved to be documented by recording one of our live shows along with the new songs, which we could not wait for our fans to hear,” said Basia. “It was not easy to choose the songs for the live show, but we tried to include songs from every album we have made so far. Danny and I are very proud of our band. Every one of them had their spot where they could shine and shine they did!”

On tour, Basia will be backed by most of the same band that performed on the live album consisting of White (keyboards), Marc Parnell (drums), Giorgio Serci (guitar), Paul Booth (saxophone) and backing vocalists Veronique Clarisse and Annick Clarisse-Willequet.
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Wisconsin’s finest music festival, the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival features international jazz musicians and vocalists in an outdoor setting under a spacious tent surrounded by rolling hills and rustling trees.

From painting to sculptures, jewelry to lamps made from musical instruments, Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival’s Arts Marketplace gives local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their wares. Patrons can stroll the marketplace tent during breaks in the music, or experience the music while taking in the beauty of all the original, hand made merchandise.

In addition to the arts market, the Festival Store sells logo T-shirts and other event logo merchandise, plus entertainers sell their CDs, and, if time allows, sign autographs at the conclusion of their performance.

Festival Headlines will be Peter White, Steve Cole, Johannes Linstead, Eric Darius, Basia, and many more.

For more information: Call toll-free: 1-877-271-6903 • E-mail: info@kmjazz.com

Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival, Riverside Park, West Bend, Wisconsin

Friday, September 9th – Saturday September 10th

This free festival will once again be transformed into a vibrant setting with multiple stages of entertainment, Art in the Heart Downtown Art Show & Sale, Wine Down Tasting Experience, Generation Next Youth Talent Competition, Jazz Juniors educational activities, jazz exhibits and more. Other festival highlights includes the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, ‘Round Midnight Jazz Jam, Jazz Talks, Sunday Jazz Brunches and other exciting activities.

Jacksonville, the largest city in area in the continental United States, is a rapidly growing metropolitan city in Northeast Florida, with approximately 850,000 residents. Under its strong mayor form of government, residents elect a mayor and a 19-member City Council, with five at-large members and 14 members elected by district. John Peyton is Jacksonville’s sixth mayor since the consolidation of Duval County and City of Jacksonville governments in 1968.

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