Posts Tagged ‘Fusion Jazz’

Spyro Gyra Live in Atlanta with special guest Jeff Lorber

Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM

Sandy Springs Performing Art Center Byers Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328


The Amplified Jazz Experience Vol. 2 features: Jeff Lorber Fusion with Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak and Patrick Lamb, Generation NeXt with Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree and Lebron – Hosted by comedian SHANG.

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Friday, November 04, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Romare Fest

Romare Fest features Paul Taylor and Jeff Lorber Fusion. The Mike Frost Band opens the show.

Saturday, May 07, 2016 – 3:30 pm

Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Jeff Lorber (piano) with special guests Randy Brecker (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (saxophone), Ron Jenkins (bass) and Lionel Cordew (drums). Showtimes Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showtime Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.

Trailblazing keyboardist Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer in his latest recording Galaxy. While the new album release date is 1/31/2012, the Jazz Alley audience will be the first to hear the fresh tracks live and the CD will be available for purchase each evening!

Following up on his Grammy-nominated 2010 release, Now Is The Time, Lorber again culls from his early catalog but gives a fresh approach to some of his most highly requested compositions, including “Wizard Island,” “City,” “The Samba” and “The Underground.” “Essentially this album is a part two,” Lorber says. “It’s even more into the jazz fusion direction. It’s more energetic and the performances are tighter.”

2011 Multiple Grammy-nominee, Randy Brecker, a key contributor to the rich sound of Lorber’s newest album Galaxy, has been a force behind the trumpet and flugelhorn for over four decades. His dynamic and unique sound has been featured on albums by a wide range of artists, including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Parliament-Funkadelic, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver, and Frank Zappa.

Also a member of the new release Galaxy, alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins in for the 4-night run. Marienthal has played with a who’s who of artists including Elton John, Billy Joel, Steve Wonder, Aaron Nveille, David Benoit, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and the Big Phat Band just to name a few. Originally a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, he recorded 6 CDs with them and 2 of those were Grammy winners. In addition to this project he currently occupies the lead alto chair of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, playing alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute and piccolo.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley,2033 6th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98121

Trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer on his latest recording, Galaxy, set for release in Germany November 4th, 2011, and in USA on January 31, 2012, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group.  For more information about the upcoming album visit Smooth Jazz Daily.

In promotion for his new album  Jeff Lorber will tour Europe in December 2011.

Lineup – Original: Jeff Lorber – keys/ Eric Marienthal-sax/ Jimmy Haslip – bass/ Gary
Novak – drums

Do, 1. Dez 11 DE Dresden Neue Tonne
Fr, 2. Dez 11 DE Berlin Atrane
Sa, 3. Dez 11 CZ Prag Lucerna Bar
So, 4. Dez 11 SK Ostrava jazzcenter
Mo, 5. Dez 11 DE Aschaffenburg Colossaal
Di, 6. Dez 11 NL Tilburg
Mi, 7. Dez 11 NL Tilburg
Do, 8. Dez 11 NL Zoetermeer De Borderij
Fr, 9. Dez 11 T Istanbul jazzcenter
Sa, 10. Dez 11 T istanbul jazzcenter
So, 11. Dez 11 DE Krefeld ConcertHall/Synagoge
Mo, 12. Dez 11 Fr Paris NEW Morning
Di, 13. Dez 11 DE Leverkusen Scala
Mi, 14. Dez 11 IT Bologna Concerthall
Do, 15. Dez 11 IT Bellaria Concerthall
Fr, 16. Dez 11 IT Tuscany Spirito Jazz
Sa, 17. Dez 11 IT Rome crossroads
So, 18. Dez 11 IT Venezia/brescia Concerthall
Mo, 19. Dez 11 AT Vienna Porgy

Master of the keys Jeff Lorber is one of the busiest musician in smooth jazz history. The result of merits and high accolades of fans, critics and fellow musicians has a golden prosperous side. There is no other musician we talk and write about so often. You can listen to his sound on Mike Phillips’ Uncommon Denominator, Jay Soto’s Stay Awhile, Ray Fuller’s The Weeper, Eric Marienthal’s Just Around The Corner, Shilt’s HeadBoppin, Gerald Albright’s Groovology, Les Sabler’s Sweet Drive, Alexander Zonjic’s Seldom Blues, Michael Manson’s Up Front and Just Feelin It, U-Nam’s Back From The 80’s and numerous more.

Jeff Lorber on your album is a guarantee for musical success. His solo projects always found the way to the charts. Smooth jazz oriented releases like West Side Stories (1994), State of Grace (1996), Midnight (1998) Kickin’ It (2001), Philly Style (2003), the side project Shades Of Soul (2004), the 2005’s Grammy nominated Flipside or Heard That (2009) are one side of Jeff’s personality, the other more jazzy side is showcased on He Had A Hat (2007). Currently many albums of his jazz fusion oriented period are re-issued like Jeff Lorber Fusion (1977), Soft Space (1978) and Private Passion (1989). His next album Now Is The Time (2010) will be a return to jazz fusion again. His tour: