Posts Tagged ‘Darren Rahn’


This festival will help to expand Chocolate Jazz Foundation to continue to conduct fund raiser for our music departments across our state. The arts are always the target when it comes to state budgets, which leaves them on their own to cover the difference. Eventually the budget cuts, creates too much strain on those departments causing them to be cut from that school. This will also illustrate how passionate Chocolate Jazz Foundation’s mission is to save the music in our public schools.

The Vienna Jazz & Rib Festival features: Steve Oliver, Darren Rahn, David Wells. More artists will be announced.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Spencer Park, Vienna, West Virginia 26105 (Parkersburg; Marietta, Ohio)


The Wheaton Park District-together with bringing jazz to Memorial Park in Wheaton for the 2nd year in a row. This event will feature acclaimed jazz artists, attract more than 800 music lovers, and offer a fest experience with wine, beer and tasty treats from local food vendors.

The Wheaton Smooth Jazz Fest will feature: 4:15pm – Roland Gresham, 6:15pm – Scott Allman with Darren Rahn, 8pm – Donald Hayes.

Memorial Park, 208 W Union, Wheaton, Illinois 60187


Join The Osthoff Resort for the 12th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 9-11, 2014! We are delighted to bring together yet again a wonderful weekend of world renowned jazz musicians, dynamic concert performances and music enthusiasts from all over the United States to kick-off another concert season!

This year’s performance line-up includes RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Maysa,
Global Noize / Sly Re-Imagined with Nona Hendryx, Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena, Darren Rahn
(festival host), Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer, Urban Jazz Coalition, Steve Cole and Marcell Guyton.

During the festival, sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy an eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!


Friday, May 9th
4:30pm Gates Open
5:15pm Darren Rahn (also Festival Host)
7:15pm Maysa
9:15pm RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Saturday, May 10th
1:00pm Gates Open
1:45pm Urban Jazz Coalition
3:45pm Steve Cole
6:00pm Global Noize / Sly Reimagined featuring Nona Hendryx,
Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena (directed by Grammy Award Winner, Jason Miles)
8:30pm Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with
Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer

Afterglow – May 9th & 10th
Marcell Guyton performs nightly at Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge following the last performance each evening.

Sunday, May 11th
Jazz Brunch, 10am – 3pm, featuring Marcell Guyton.

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)


The Oasis Live Love & Romance Show with Darren Rahn and Julian Vaughn.

Sunday, February 09, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Crowne Plaza, 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest features: Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power, Hiroshima, R&B singer Kenny Lattimore, Horns of Plenty featuring Darren Rahn, Althea Rene & others.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 – 1:45 pm

National Western Events Ctr, 4695 Franklin St, Denver, Colorado 80216


The Lemonade Weekend 2.0, including the First Annual Citrus Music Awards event and the Motortown Hollywood Revue, is taking place in Hollywood, CA March 27-30, 2014. Over four days of fun, sub, food, wine and friends, nearly ONE HUNDRED artists from around the world will come together to perform Contemporary Jazz music, and all for a good cause: to benefit School Music Programs, and help create the NEXT generation of great musicians and performing artists. Featuring artists like Paul Brown, Darren Rahn, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci, Lao Tizer, Chris Standring, Bob Baldwin, and dozens more, the Lemonade Weekend is going to be THE Contemporary Jazz event of 2014.

Sponsors include SOLAR RADIO, and JAZZRADIO.COM and many of the most prominent Contemporary Jazz Internet Radio stations and presenters, Don’t miss this event!



Darren Rahn live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

A master’s level jazz graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, Canadian born saxophonist Darren Rahn at his age has already achieved more than most musicians dream possible over the course of a lifetime. As one of the contemporary and smooth jazz genre’s hottest producers, Darren has worked with many notable artists such as Jonathan Butler, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Jeffrey Osborne, Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber, Michael Lington and many others, including the #1 chart productions for Dave Koz, Eric Darius, Tim Bowman, Najee and Wayman Tisdale.

Rahn began working behind the scenes in the mid-90ies producing and programming tracks for other artists. It was his work with Wayman Tisdale in 2004 that would bring Rahn to the forefront of the music industry. Since then, he has become a staple of the genre and been a dominant force on the charts over the past decade with more than 20 smash hits.

As a solo artist, he has scored three top five hits in the Billboard Jazz Song Charts, including his #1 smash hit “Talk of the Town” which happens to be the title track of his CD in 2009. His forth and latest solo record “Speechless” was recently released and is available in the stores now.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person