Posts Tagged ‘Brenda Russell’


Thursday, August 11

Jazz Series Finale

Eliot Lewis of “Live From Daryl’s House” – 129 Lounge
Lin Rountree – Amaya’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Herbie Russ – Julie’s Corner Café
Brent Stanley – McGeady’s Town Pub
Alonza McKenzie – Public House Food & Drink

Friday, August 12

Preview Party
6:00 pm – Marcus Anderson
7:30 pm – Michael Manson

Saturday, August 13

1:00 pm – River Raisin Big Band
2:30 pm – 496 West
4:00 pm –
5:45 pm – Grammy Nominated Vocalist Oleta Adams
7:30 pm – Alexander Zonjic & Friends

Sunday, August 14
1:00 – The Pulse
2:30 – Planet D Nonet
4:00 – Jay Rowe
5:45 – Tim Bowman
7:30 – Grammy Award Winner Brenda Russell

St Mary’s Park, Monroe, Michigan 48162  (Toledo, Ohio)


Put a little soul in your holiday season with The WAVE’s Soulful Christmas 2014 featuring Kenny G, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Brenda Russell

Saturday, December 13th

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, 777 Chick Hearn Ct. • Los Angeles, CA 90015



More Music , More Wineries, More Vendors! With over eighteen acts over the weekend and over ten wineries offering a unique wine tasting experience they are one of California’s largest wine and music events. Don’t miss the concert event of the year in Temecula’s wine country.

The venue location at Vail Lake RV Resort is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernadino counties. Come and enjoy a weekend of music, wine, and community support. The Temecula Wine and Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music events in the Temecula Valley.

This year, the festival will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County, which serves 6-18 year-olds and their families by providing transportation to and from the Clubhouses and school from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every school day, and exceptional programs that teach leadership, character, science, math, the arts, health and nutrition, and sports.

With it’s mix of Pop, Jazz and R & B artists coupled with the atmosphere of Temecula’s venue Vail Lake Resort, this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Brenda Russell, vocals | Warren Hill, saxophone | Patrice Rushen, piano | Michael Paulo, saxophone | Gregg Karukas, keys | Chris Standring, guitar | Kanzaki, saxophone | Antonio Pontarelli, rock violin/vocals| Freddie Washington, bass | Michael White, drums

Vail Lake Resort, 38000 California 79, Temecula, California 92591

First time I attended a Norman Brown concert was at Warren Hill’s Smooth Jazz Cruise 2005. In the opening of his show he acknowledged his roots and showcased his mastership. From Wes Montgomery’s thumb pickin’ jazz over George Benson’s scatting along “This Masquerade” to Jimi Hendrix’ “The Wind Cries Marry” he performed music history in a multifaceted suggestive way.

Brown narrated the audience: “Before I wanted to be Wes Montgomery I wanted to be Jimi Hendrix. One day I came in and my dad was playing Wes Montgomery and my dad said, “Oh sure, you’re into guitar now, come in and hear a real guitarist.” That’s when it all changed for me.”

Norman Brown’s new CD Sending My Love will hit store shelves on Tuesday, June 22. The CD, Brown’s eighth overall, will be released through Concord Music Group. The album features nine originals and one cover, of the Kenny Loggins’ classic “Celebrate Me Home,” which was co-written by pianist/composer Bob James. The album will feature traditional players on a Brown CD with Herman Jackson on keyboards, Teddy Campbell drums, Jubu on rhythm guitar and Kevin Richard percussion. Guest vocalists are Melvin Moore III and Rochella Brown. The CD also features a five-piece horn section on select tracks. Producers on Brown’s latest endeavor are as follows: Herman Jackson, Tha Bizness, Emmery Williams and Lloyd Tolbert. Original song titles include, “Come Go With Me,” “Play Time,” “Special Moments” and my favorite, “Here’s My Number.” This CD is the follow-up to the 2007 Peak Records release, “Stay With Me.”

Norman Brown will promote his new album on his Summer Storm 2010 tour. This tour will feature Brenda Russell and Gail Jhonson, Phil Perry and Jessy J. For the schedule click read more.