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The 2-day Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival features a variety of music, including

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1:30pm — Brian Simpson

3:30pm — Michael Lington

Sunday, July 16, 2017

1:30pm — Phil Denny

3:30pm — Vincent Ingala

River Run Village, 120 Ida Belle Dr, Keystone, Colorado 80435

Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn.

Bigger but simpler. That’s the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman’s Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.

Top-lining the Barbados Jazz Excursion’s opening night marquee is Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown, who will share the bill with urban-jazz saxplayer Jeanette Harris and rising star bassist Julian Vaughn. Trotman & Friends, including Barbadian Alison Hinds – known as the Queen of Soca – will be presented in an outdoor setting on the afternoon of day two, concluding pre-sundown to give excursioners the entire evening to discover Barbados’ many dining and nightlife options. Sunday morning, the golfers will hit the wondrous and challenging greens of the Apes Hill Club. The Sunday evening bill will feature Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Will Downing, R&B-jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and contemporary jazz keyboardist Brian Simpson. The weekend shall conclude with a late night all-star jam session.

“Each year that we have produced the Barbados Jazz Excursion has been a learning experience. We want to ensure that our guests’ experience is better and better by presenting a topnotch lineup, amazing entertainment and first-class luxury accommodations. What gives the weekend more meaning and significance is that we have a nonprofit golf tournament attached thus the events are not just an opportunity to share my country, my culture and my story, but also an opportunity to introduce people to the charity I support that provides music education for elementary school students in Barbados,” said Trotman, who recently released his seventh album, “Electro Sax,” a collection that continues his commitment to incorporate authentic Caribbean sounds into a mix of contemporary jazz and R&B grooves.

Introducing guests to Barbados has always been at the fore of Trotman’s festival weekend. With that in mind, this fall’s schedule and menu of excursions has been simplified to allow festivalgoers the flexibility to build their own itinerary along with the option to spend more time enjoying the array of amenities and plush accommodations at one of the three host resorts: The Crane, Hilton Barbados Resort and O2: Ocean Two. New for this year is that the Island Adventure Tour visiting scenic and historic locales is now included with the purchase of any festival package. Other exciting excursions on offer are the award-winning Atlantis Submarines Undersea Adventure; the Jolly Roger Lunch Party Cruise that serves up a sumptuous feast and world-famous Jolly Roger Rum Punch while observing sea creatures and sailing past sunken ships; exploring the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave; and a chance to literally taste Barbados history at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.

The beneficiary of the golf tournament that is expected to include several music and sports celebrity participants, Trotman’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that generates funds to support the Headstart Music Program in Barbados, which provides lessons and instruments to students at the beginner’s level.

For more information or to purchase a Barbados Jazz Excursion package, please visit http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/.

Source: Great Scott Productions

Saxophonist Elan Trotman, has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.

Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense of how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many. Through the years Simpson has been revered for his unparalleled ability to compose unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves. Simpson’s soulful approach to music has made him first call for many including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz. A chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s, Brian Simpson has a knack for churning out timeless anthems.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

The Gateway Jazz Festival features: Najee, Maysa, Pieces of a Dream, Steve Cole, Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Chieli Minucci, Steve Oliver and Chris Standring.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Dr, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Monarchs of Jazz and host Michael Paulo present Paul Taylor, Paul Brown and vocalist Louis Price

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Monarchs of Jazz and host Michael Paulo present vocalist Oleta Adams, Warren Hill and Brian Simpson

Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, California 92629

Friday, June 09, 2017

7pm — 2nd Wind

8pm — Jackiem Joyner & vocalist Selina Albright

9:15pm — West Coast Jam with Rick Braun, Norman Brown & Richard Elliot

Saturday, June 10, 2017

7pm — Deuces Musik

8pm — Vocalist Eric Roberson

9:15pm — Remembering George Duke with vocalist Chante Moore, Brian Simpson and Everette Harp

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Brian Simpson with Elan Trotman featuring Mark Jaimes, Julian Crampton & Jack Pollitt at Pizza Express, London.

April 20th – 22nd, 2017

To book by phone call 0207 439 4962

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom