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NVJG

The Napa Valley Jazz Getaway presented by Lexus is a 5-day luxury wine & jazz festival set in the heart of California’s famous wine country. This June 10-14, 2015, we will feature an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats including Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Peter White, Mindi Abair, Spyro Gyra, Eric Darius, The Family Stone, Fred Wesley, Kenny Lattimore, Maysa, Chuck Loeb, Raul Midón, Eric Marienthal, Marqueal Jordan, DW3, Cecil Ramirez, DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash and our special guest comedian, Alonzo Bodden. In addition, you’ll try some of Napa’s most iconic wines and many hidden gems as well.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
The Lincoln Theater

“Jazz Legend Night”

Al Jarreau

Raul Midón with special guest appearances by Eric Marienthal & Brian Culbertson

plus comedian Alonzo Bodden

Friday, June 12th, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
The Lincoln Theater

“Friday Night Funk Night”

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The Funk Show”
feat. Fred Wesley, Eric Darius, Marqueal Jordan & Eric Marienthal

The Family Stone

plus comedian Alonzo Bodden

Saturday, June 13th, 2015, 3-9pm
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The R&B Show” feat. Kenny Lattimore & Maysa 7:30-9pm

Boney James 6-7pm

Spyro Gyra 4:30-5:30pm

DW3 3-4pm

DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash

Hosted by Sterling James from KBLX Radio

(gates open at 2pm)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 1-7pm
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Chaka Khan 5:45-7pm

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The Smooth Jazz Show” feat. special guest Chuck Loeb 4-5:15pm

Peter White & Mindi Abair 2:30-3:30pm

Eric Darius 1-2pm

DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash

Hosted by Sterling James from KBLX Radio

(gates open at 12pm)

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Major Concert Schedule

March 18 | April 10 | April 11 | April 12 | April 13 | April 14 | April 15 | April 16 | April 17 | April 18 | April 19
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

7:30 p.m.: Alvernia Performing Arts Series
CYRILLE AIMÉE
Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall at Alvernia University: $20
Tickets: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture/

Ticket Info
FRIDAY, APRIL 10

7 p.m.: Guitar Master
PAT MARTINO TRIO featuring Pat Bianchi, Carmen Intorre
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Concert
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
Santander Performing Arts Center: $59 and $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part I
DANCE HALL DOCS with special guest BRENT CARTER
plus THE UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Opening Night Party
BONEY JAMES
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Reading Jazz Connection
GREG HATZA & TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 p.m.: Live from Seattle
RANDY HANSEN: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
MINDI ABAIR & THE BONESHAKERS featuring SWEETPEA
ATKINSON
plus PIECES OF A DREAM
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.
BRIAN BROMBERG with special guest ANDREW NEU
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $30 (General Admission)

Ticket Info

7 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
THE SOUL OF JAZZ featuring JEFFREY OSBORNE, NAJEE, MAYSA, NICK COLIONNE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN SIMPSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
plus the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Back by Popular Demand! Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
INCOGNITO
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.
ANDREW NEU
with special guests CAROL RIDDICK and DAVID P STEVENS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Sunday Jazz Brunch
URBAN JAZZ COALITION & FRIENDS
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

1:30 p.m.: Ultimate Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Soulful Sunday
GERALD ALBRIGHT
plus JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn Night
DIANNE REEVES
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 13

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus THE BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: FREE (General Admission)

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus the POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown: FREE (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

7 p.m.: Hidden River Film Initiative
20 FEET FROM STARDOM (Film)
R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX: Tickets available at the door

7:30 p.m.: Legendary Drummer
BILLY COBHAM’S ‘SPECTRUM 40’ BAND
featuring DEAN BROWN, GARY HUSBAND, RIC FIERABRACCI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $42 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

Ticket Info
THURSDAY, APRIL 16

7:30 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt and more
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
featuring JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, BILL NIXON, MICHAEL NIKOLIDAKIS, TREY LARUE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Classic Rock, Blues Guitarist
PAT TRAVERS BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: 25th Anniversary Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NICK COLIONNE, PETER WHITE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, EUGE GROOVE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, MARION MEADOWS, PAUL TAYLOR, LIONEL CORDEW, ALEX BUGNON, BOBBY LYLE, MARC ANTOINE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

7 p.m.: Honoring Masters of Fusion
ALEX BUGNON, LIONEL CORDEW, GERALD Veasley and more
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $40 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: An Evening With DAVE KOZ
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
STRINGS ATTACHED
featuring LARRY CORYELL, JIMMY BRUNO, VIC JURIS,
JACK WILKINS, JOE COHN
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues at The Inn
JAMES HUNTER SIX
plus MIKEY JUNIOR BAND
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part II
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIF STARKEY, DAVID CULLEN, SCOTTIE MANN,
DREW LOVE, ALISA B
plus REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH A FUNK
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
JAZZ ATTACK
featuring RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, EUGE GROOVE
and special guest ELLIOTT YAMIN
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Sax Summit
NATHAN BELLOTT, SETH EBERSOLE, ANDY MOHLER, GREG WILSON
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

10 a.m. doors/11 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
featuring musical guests THE NEW SPIRITS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Eric Clapton Retrospective
CRAIG THATCHER BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ Day
NICK COLIONNE
plus MARION MEADOWS & PAUL TAYLOR
Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Acoustic Guitarist
MARC ANTOINE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $35 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: WDAS/WJJZ Night
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: A Journey into the Future of Jazz
KIND OF NEW featuring JASON MILES, INGRID JENSEN, JAY RODRIGUEZ, MIKE CLARK, JERRY BROOKS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS LIONEL LOUEKE, GARY BARTZ
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Steely Dan Tribute
THE ROYAL SCAM
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $25 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Sweet Southern Soul
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
featuring DEVON ALLMAN, CYRIL NEVILLE, CHARLIE WOOTEN, YONRICO SCOTT, BART WALKER
Building 24 Live: $39 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: Celebrate Sinatra
LOU DOTTOLI and the SOUNDS OF SUNNYBROOK DANCE BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown
Ticket info at sunnybrookballroom.com

10 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Night
REMEMBERING JOE SAMPLE
featuring BOBBY LYLE, WILTON FELDER, RAY PARKER JR., GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF BRADSHAW, LIOEL CORDEW, NIC HOLAS SAMPLE, RICK BRAUN, LIZ HOGUE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Classic Rock Meets Contemporary Jazz
THE JOST PROJECT featuring TONY MICELI, PAUL JOST, KEVIN MACCONNELL, ANWAR MARSHALL
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO
featuring special guest CHUCK LOEB
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Brassy Sunday Jazz Brunch
ÉLAN TROTMAN, JEFF BRADSHAW, JOEY SOMMERVILLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $40 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

3 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops
NEW YORK VOICES and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Gospel According to Jazz Celebration
KIRK WHALUM, YOLANDA ADAMS, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Various venues in or near Reading, Pennsylvania 19610

DirkK

Dirk K Quartet featuring Eric Marienthal

This one-night-only performance will introduce new original compositions by Dirk K. A taste of what the new Jazz generation sounds like. Innovative, thinking bravely, and creatively, we generate new ideas, and open new horizons. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gateway Arts Foundation. Get tickets here.

September 17th at 7 pm

SmoothJazzFallFestival

The Smooth Jazz Fall Festival 2014 brings “Passion, Connection and Soulful Expression” to the Redstone Room; GRAMMY Nominated Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring special guest saxophonist Eric Marienthal, will bring smoky jazz, sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves.

Saturday, October 11 8:00pm in CDT

Redstone Room, 129 N Main St, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Shoreline Jazz

Music enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys having a good time, may be happy to know that a jazz festival will return to Heritage Landing this summer. While the inaugural event in 2012 was the one-day Lakeshore Jazz Festival, this year’s festival features a new name – Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival — and an expanded schedule. The festival will be a two-day event this year, instead of the one-day event in 2012.

“I prefer to call the first one the pilot (festival),” said Alexander Zonjic, renowned flutist and co-organizer of the festival.

With a passion for jazz music and the Muskegon area, Hawkins Lang, the original organizer of the jazz festival in Muskegon, had an idea to create a music festival to celebrate the anniversary of his restaurant, Hawk’s Feathers and Finns. But what Lang didn’t expect while organizing the festival two years ago was the strong relationship he would begin to develop with Zonjic.

When the original headliner artist for the “pilot” jazz festival fell through, Lang came across Zonjic’s name, listened to his music and called Zonjic. Lang was surprised that Zonjic answered the phone. “I thought it was going to be his assistant (on the phone),” Lang said. From there, the two “just kind of hit it off.” Over time, Lang and Zonjic said they believe the festival will greatly benefit the area economically.

Zonjic, who has been both performing and working in the music festival business for more than 20 years, is excited about the Muskegon area. When he originally visited Muskegon, he said he knew Heritage Landing would be a wonderful place for a jazz festival. “My instincts kicked in and I thought ‘this would be so cool,’” Zonjic said. Zonjic said the idea of the festival is to have a large, cultural and diverse event in Muskegon.

Because the event is two days, Zonjic is hoping that jazz enthusiasts from Chicago and Detroit will visit the area. The music festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are expected to be available for purchase soon for the price of $25 per day.

The two-day jazz festival is set to have a total of 10 acts.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1:00 pm

1pm – Lin Rountree, 2:30pm – Urban Jazz Coalition, 4pm – Tim Bowman, 5:45pm – Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson & vocalist Maysa, 7:30pm – Boney James.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 1:00 pm

1pm – Phil Denny & Oli Silk, 2:30pm – Michael Manson, 4pm – Jeff Lorber Fusion with Eric Marienthal & Jimmy Haslip , 5:45pm – Vocalists Lalah Hathaway & Ruben Studdard, 7:30pm – Alexander Zonjic with special guest Kenny G.

Heritage Landing, 199 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49442

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What do Grammy Award winners Russell Ferrante, Eric Marienthal, and Jimmy Haslip all have in common? The answer is Kevin Peter Jones. Currently residing in Washington D.C., Kevin Peter Jones was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, started playing drums at the age of ten, and hasn’t stopped since. Over the years, Kevin has played and produced with many world renown musicians including Bunky Green, Wayman Tisdale, Will Kennedy, and Dave Brubeck. Kevin has worked hard to hone his craft to become one of the premier drummers in the world. After completing his duty in the United State’s Air Force, Kevin turned his musical experience towards teaching, all the while continuing his personal musical pursuits. Kevin is now focused on his current audio project entitled Magnetic Journey.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 – Two shows, 8 & 10 p.m.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 – Two shows, 8 & 10 p.m.

Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Napa2014

While in the midst of the vineyards last June to shoot a promotional clip for the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the flourishing jazz and wine festival’s Founder and Artistic Director Brian Culbertson looked into the camera and vowed “More artists, more music, more food and of course, more wine.” The hit-making contemporary jazz and R&B mixologist is making good on his promise with the unveiling of the powerhouse lineup of jazz and funk artists that will perform for the many thousands of Getaway attendees who will come from all over the U.S. to Napa Valley from June 11-15, 2014.

Slated to join Culbertson for five-days of concerts, wine tastings, fine dining and unique social opportunities are Eric Benét, Lee Ritenour, David Grusin, Ohio Players, Morris Day & The Time, Earl Klugh, Mavis Staples, Average White Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eric Darius, David Benoit, Michael Lington, Eric Marienthal, Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene and Karen Briggs, Cecil Ramirez and the comedic mind of Keenen Ivory Wayans.

VIP Packages are already sold out with Four-day Gold Packages ($499) on sale now through the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway website (www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me). Two-day Silver Packages ($229) will go on sale in late November.

The 2014 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway will open with several VIP-only events as well as an exclusive Welcome Dinner Concert and Jam Session at renowned chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill and Wine Bar with a performance by the Cecil Ramirez Quartet along with Culbertson and saxophonist Lington for which a separate ticket is required (available through the Getaway website for $125). The Thursday night theme concert on June 12th will be Jazz Legends at the Lincoln Theater, which will also be the venue for Friday Night Funk Night. The music moves outdoors on June 14& 15 to the breathtakingly beautiful setting at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards for concerts that run from 4-10:30 PM. Afternoon happenings during the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway include a cigar and port event hosted by Lington with Ramirez and daily Wine Downs at the luxurious Westin Verasa Napa, the host hotel that for the first time will be solely reserved for guests of the Getaway. The Westin Verasa will also be the scene for the hot Late Night Hangs scheduled for Thursday through Saturday evenings post-concert during the Getaway at which fans can meet and mingle with the artists after their stroll down the Cab Carpet. As in previous editions of the Getaway, silent and live auctions will be held to benefit The GRAMMY® Foundation, which supports music education programs in schools, a mission of Culbertson, who raised nearly $100,000 for the organization during the first two Napa Valley Jazz Getaways.

Culbertson said, “It is extraordinary how much the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway has grown in just our third year and I’m so excited about our incredible lineup for 2014, our biggest and best yet. In addition to being joined by these legendary artists, I continue to invite more exquisite wineries to be involved with the Getaway as well as many more unique restaurants to be present at our outdoor events to provide a true ‘taste of Napa’ experience. I look forward to welcoming wine and jazz enthusiasts to the beautiful Napa Valley once again.”

Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who became a fan favorite for the vitality and prodigious skills that he brought to contemporary jazz ever since the release of his 1994 debut disc, “Long Night Out,” signaled the arrival of a consistently creative and engaging artist. The keyboardist and trombonist is back in the recording studio working on his 14th collection, a remake of the first album that he made in his crowded apartment bedroom “studio” while he was a 20-year-old college student. But this time out, instead of playing most of the instruments himself, he will be joined by an all-star collective of contemporary jazz artists comprised of many of the musicians that inspired him while recording the original. “Another Long Night Out” will be released in February 2014 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the first record. Additional information about Culbertson is available at www.BrianCulbertson.me.

Highlights of the 2013 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oaRaeCnhO6Y.

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