Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Lorber’


Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec. 31, 2015 at midnight

With a smooth sound bringing together elements of funk, R&B, rock and electric jazz, keyboardist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber helped pioneer a genre of fusion later formatted in contemporary jazz. Born in Philadelphia, he began playing the piano at the age of four, and as a teen performed with a variety of local R&B bands. Lorber’s infatuation with jazz began during his stay at the Berklee College of Music, and after forming the Jeff Lorber Fusion he issued the group’s self-titled debut in 1977. During the first half of the following decade, the band became one of the most popular jazz acts of the period, touring nonstop and even scoring a Best R&B Instrumental Grammy nomination for the radio hit “Pacific Coast Highway.” Another Grammy nomination followed for Lorber’s CD “Now is the time”. 2013 he returned to his musical roots and with his 24th album “Galaxy” he gave himself over to the sound that he once had helped to define: Contemporary Jazz. His latest CD, “Step It Up” was released on September 25, 2015. The fourth consecutive collaboration between the Grammy-nominated keyboardist and Grammy-winning bassist/composer/producer Jimmy Haslip.

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“The smoothest way to end an old and start a new year” – this is the theme for the SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG 2015: It’s the first time that the organizer smooth entertainment presents the stars of the international Smooth-Jazz-Scene around the turn of the year. As in the previous years, the three-days-festival is going to take place at the famous Park Theatre in Augsburg – the perfect surrounding for the big names performing on stage. The most extravagant of them is likely to be the guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne who will also be hosting the “New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session”, starting on New Year’s Eve after midnight. There is hardly a great Smooth Jazz Festival or a Smooth Jazz Cruise in the US, Colionne has not joined and performed at, yet. The flamboyant personality, who has been elected “Performer of the Year” several times, is not only an excellent musician, but also a gifted showman.

With guitarist Peter White, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and saxophonist Everette Harp, the line-up comprises even more great names, which together look back on several Grammy nominations, number-one hits and about 50 solo albums. And the programme continues with saxophonists Michael Lington and Jackiem Joyner, bassist Michael Manson and singer Selina Albright – they also provide best smooth jazz sound and great entertainment. All of this awaits guests in the nonchalant, relaxed and boisterous atmosphere of the Park Theatre, for which the Festival has been known for years now. And of course, also this year the legendary after-show parties are part of the program and finish off the three evenings enjoyably.

The festival’s partner location this year is again the “Dorint Hotel an der Kongresshalle”, which is connected via shuttle bus to the Park Theatre. The festival’s gala dinner, the “hangover breakfast” after New Year’s Eve and also the New Year’s Concert feat. Jackiem Joyner & Selina Albright are going to take place at the Dorint Hotel.

The official sale for festival packages starts on September 1, 2015 in our online-shop:


Descanso Beach Club, 1 Descanso Ave, Avalon, California 90704


Schedello! Fine Arts and Music Festival Schedel Gardens


Larry Lee & Back in the Day
Urban Jazz Coalition
Annabelle Road
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas


Jo Caine
The Infatuations
Joe McBride
Alexander Zonjic
with special Guests Jeff Lorber and Thornetta Davis

Tickets $25 and include admission to Gardens & Concerts
Art Show is Free
Over 70 artists, amazing food & alcoholic beverages

Call 419-862-3182 for tickets and info

Juried Fine Arts Show & Music Festival

Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 West Portage River South Road, Elmore, OH 43416


The 2015 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival features:

2pm — Ron Johnson, 3:30pm — Paula Atherton, 5pm — Tim Bowman, 6:30pm — Jeff Lorber, 8pm — Nick Colionne.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Mable House Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, Georgia 30126

Jazz in the woods
Friday, June 19, 2015

5:30 – 6:15 PM Dotsero
6:30 – 7:20 PM Julian Vaughn
7:45 – 8:35 PM Jeff Lorber
9:00 – 10:15 PM White / Braun

Saturday, June 20, 2015

5:30 – 6:15 PM Molly Hammer
6:30 – 7:20 PM Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers
7:45 – 8:35 PM Samantha Fish
9:00 – 10:15 PM Najee, Nick Colionne and Brian Simpson

Corporate Woods, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (Kansas City)

Cabin Fever Jazz Festival

Mark your calendars for this exciting new festival. See you in Detroit for the Cabin Fever Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Featuring artists: Alexander Zonjic with Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Albright, Phil Denny, Tim Bowman and more.

Doors at 11am

Tickets Only $25 ( bring your own lawn chair ). Preferred seats $40 ( seats provided in front of stage ) For tickets call 313-943-2354 or Food & Beverages available for purchase.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Hubbard Ballroom, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126