Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Kashiwa’

SaxPack

The Sax Pack 10th Anniversary Tour featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Kim Waters.

The idea of The Sax Pack originated in 2004 with saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa after he saw a movie about the “Rat Pack,” a group of legendary entertainers led by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Inspired by their showmanship and camaraderie, Kashiwa came up with the name The Sax Pack and called on some of his saxophone peers and started a new group that would feature the instrument, as well as their collective musical passion for jazz, funk and R&B.

The Sax Pack has released two CDs, “The Sax Pack” (2008) and “The Pack is Back” (2009) on Shanachie Records.

The Sax Pack features Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Kim Waters. Along with being cohesive musically, the trio share a unique and comical camaraderie on stage.

Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do.

Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, The Sax Pack inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show.

The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians: jazz.

Friday & Saturday July 31 & August 1
Show: $40
Dinner & Show $80
Show Time: 8 & 10 p.m.

Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134

AHJF

The Asian Heritage Jazz Festival will feature some of the most renown Asian Jazz Artists in America, who have made inroads on a national and global scale.

This festival strives to showcase the achievements of these artists, and to recognize the many Asian American musicians who have succeeded in embracing an original American art form. Jazz has become increasingly popular in Asia with The Java Jazz festival, now the largest jazz festival in the world. It is now time to highlight and promote our local artists here in the United States. The festival also aims to promote and nurture younger artists who deserve wider recognition, but are unable to break into the mainstream world of major jazz festivals.

To further insure the future of the Asian culture in embracing an American art form the festival also plans to set up music scholarship opportunities to deserving talent. Artists featured: Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, Koto June Kuramoto, Vocalist Pauline Wilson, Saxman Michael Paulo, keyboardist Ming Freeman, Korean Saxman Danny Jung, Piano Legend Rene Paulo, Bassist Benny Rietveld, Vocalist Kemeya Seward, Saxophonist Ner de Leon, Bassist David Inamine , Guitarist Fred Schreuders and Yu ooka, arranger /composer Derek Nakamoto, Pianist Boy Katindig, Saxophonist Justin Klunk and more!

Doors open at 2 pm music starts 3 15 pm event ends 9 pm

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Seabreeze

The DREAM LINEUP of smooth jazz festivals is here! Benson, Sanborn, Culbertson, and Jarreau — just to mention a few! The 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival coming April 22-26th to Panama City Beach, FL is over the top with MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE SMOOTH JAZZ ARTISTS — all together in one ultimate weekend of music just steps away from the white sand beaches and emerald-green waters.

Named a “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine — the Seabreeze Jazz Festival has become a destination festival where great music and good times combine with a true Florida Beach Vacation. Tickets are sold in 41 states and 7 countries. Over 25 artists — all with charting music on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts! It’s not a dream. It’s the Dream Lineup! Call 800-595-4849 for tickets or go online to http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 10:30 am

10:30am — Jazzy Lunch Cruise with Eric Darius aboard The Solaris (Lighthouse Marina, Panama City Beach)

3pm — Gates open at Amphitheater | 5pm — Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Althea René | 6:30pm — The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman | 8:30pm — Euge Groove | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Eric Darius ( Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 4:00 pm

3pm — Gates open | 5pm — Down To The Bone | 6:30pm — Ken Ford | 8:30pm — George Benson | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Euge Groove (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 9:30 am

8:30am — Gates open | 9:30am — Rob Tardik | 11am — Eric Darius | 12:30pm — Acoustic Alchemy | 2:30pm — The Sax Pack Reunion featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Kim Waters | 4:30pm — Brian Culbertson | 6:30pm — Vocalist Al Jarreau | 8:30pm — BWB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Brian Culbertson (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 9:30 am

8:30am — Gates open | 9:30am — Ryan Montano (Seabreeze Rising Star) | 11am — The Seabreeze Groove Project featuring Four80East, Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson | 12:30pm — Chris Standring | 2:30pm — Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers | 4:30pm — Jazz Funk Soul featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp | 6:30pm — Josh Vietti | 8:30pm — David Sanborn

Pier Park Amphitheater, 500 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

CarolinaJazz

7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series 2015 (Knight Theater): Boney James/Matt Marshak; The Rippingtons/ Jeff Kashiwa; Bob James/ Paul Brown and Marc Antoine; David Sanborn! Season tickets are on sale. Call the box office at 704-372-1000.

Saturday, April 04, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features Boney James with opening performance by Matt Marshak on this date.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features The Rippingtons with opening performance by Jeff Kashiwa on this date.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features the Bob James Quartet with opening performance by Paul Brown & Marc Antoine on this date.

Saturday, December 05, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The 7th Annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series features David Sanborn on this date.

Knight Theater, 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Raphael

It’s A Red Hot February at Raphael.

Sunday, February 01, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Live on the Vine features Matt Marshak

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Live on the Vine features Bill Heller & Kenny Harris

Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 1:30 pm

Live on the Vine features Jeff Kashiwa

Sunday, February 15, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Live on the Vine features Art Sherrod, Jr

Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York 11958 (Long Island)

Tampa

The Tampa Heights Music Festival presented by Ulele and TECO Energy. Also sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and Bright House Networks.

A music festival that represent the diverse offerings and culture of Tampa Heights.

Lineup includes:
Jeff Kashiwa
Spam All Stars
New Goove City Feat. Gumbi Ortiz
Acme Jazz Garage
The Gerry Williams Band

Its a FREE event, but tickets are still required. Grab them now here.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 2:00 pm

Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, Florida 33602

SAXChicago

The Sax Pack with Jeff Kashiwa, Marcus Anderson & Steve Cole featuring Marc Antoine in the Montrose Room.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 5:30 pm

Loews Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (Chicago)