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For over forty years, saxophonist Michael Paulo has made a living making records and performing with some of the brightest stars in pop, R&B and jazz, but when he produces events like next month’s Temecula Wine & Music Festival, it’s personal. He’s not only a longtime Murrieta resident, but the festival’s beneficiary, Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County, directly impacts his own family.

“A few years ago, my youngest daughter, Natasha, volunteered to help out the Club. She came home and said they don’t even have supplies for the kids she was working with. We are close friends with one of the founding members who said that they needed help. This is the fifth year that the festival will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Riverside County,” said Paulo, whose Apaulo Productions produces the festival that will mark its 15th edition this Memorial Day Weekend.

Taking place on Saturday, May 25 from 12-6pm at Hawk Ranch, Paulo has assembled a diverse international musical lineup along with world-class winemakers. Topping the marquee is platinum-selling pop-rockers Pablo Cruise who are certain to include hits “Love Will Find A Way,” “What You Gonna Do” and “A Place in the Sun” in their set list. Paulo’s relationship with the group dates back many decades.

“Pablo Cruise toured the same circuit I was on during my stint with the Hawaiian rock band Kalapana in the 1970s and 80s,” said the Hawaii native who injects the generous and joyous aloha spirit into everything he does.

Paulo will team with Grammy nominated jazz/R&B keyboardist-vocalist Patrice Rushen who returns to the festival for an all-star performance that will feature members of contemporary jazz band Hiroshima, Japanese sax man Kanzaki, and some of the finest sidemen in music including bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White and guitarist Fred Schreuders. Paulo’s father, Rene Paulo, will sit in with the ensemble on piano. The first to take the stage will be regal jazz singer Barbara Morrison, who will be accompanied by Japanese guitarist Yu Ooka, keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, trumpeter Ron King, bassist JV Collier, percussionist Arno Lucas and drummer Land Richards.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to partake in some of the region’s finest vintners such as Wilson Creek Winery, Falkner Winery, San Antonio Winery, 14 Hands Winery, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, BWSB, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Drumheller and Murder Ridge.

This year’s festival is the second consecutive to take place at Hawk Ranch. “The venue sets the mood for the festival with its scenic park setting nestled among tress and a quaint pond,” said Paulo.

Tickets are on sale now at Tix.com priced at $40 for general admission lawn seats, $55 gold reserved seats, $85 reserved table seating, $95 premium seating up front that provides entrance to an exclusive artist meet & greet reception. Sponsor seating is available for $250 that includes the reception along with complimentary wine and food.

Paulo’s professional career spans more than forty years, and includes playing alongside Al Jarreau, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Peter White, Bobby Caldwell and Rick Braun. Producing and performing at the Temecula Wine & Music Festival is a way he gives back to his community.

“Every year, with the help and support of our friends, family and the community, we are able to host our festival. After moving to the Temecula Valley 16 years ago, we are so fortunate to continue this wonderful community event now in its 15th year. Last year, we raised over $14,000 from the festival for the Boys & Girls Club. We are hoping to surpass that this year. We hope everyone will come out and support the festival.”

For more information, please visit http://www.temeculawineandmusicfestival.com.

Source: Great Scott Productions

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The Temecula Wine & Music Festival features:
2:45pm — Opening act TBA
3:30pm — Michael Paulo and friends with Gregg Karukas, Blake Aaron, Paul Brown, Kanzaki
5:30pm — Kalapana

Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Hawk Ranch, 42149 Elm St, Murrieta, California 92562 (Temecula)

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The 11th annual Temecula Wine & Music Festival features: Host & festival producer Michael Paulo, Vocalist David Pack, Vocalist Evelyn “Champagne” King with Freddie Fox, Brian Simpson, Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, Adam Hawley, Vocalist Kiki Ebsen, Kanzaki, Rene Paulo, Monty Seward and more.

With world class entertainers gracing the stage over the weekend coupled with a unique wine tasting experience, we are one of Temecula’s best festival events. This year we are excited to host our event at Galway Downs and their new 1200 seat grass amphitheater and Cantina nestled amongst beautiful California Oak Trees. Galway downs is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernadino counties. Located off the Temecula Valley Parkway Galway Downs is just 8 miles off Interstate 15 in Temecula . Come and enjoy a weekend of music, wine, and good times! The Temecula Wine and Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music events in Southern California. Throughout the years we have benefitted numerous local charities. With it’s mix of Pop, Jazz and R & B artists coupled with the atmosphere of Temecula’s premiere venue in Temecula’s Wine Country, this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 4:30 pm

Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, California 92592

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More Music , More Wineries, More Vendors! With over fourteen acts over the weekend and over ten wineries offering a unique wine tasting experience we are one of California’s largest wine and music events. Don’t miss the concert event of the year in Temecula’s wine country. Our venue location at Vail Lake RV Resort is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernadino counties.

Come and enjoy a weekend of music, wine, and community support. The Temecula Wine and Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music events in the Temecula Valley. This year, the festival will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County, which serves 6-18 year-olds and their families by providing transportation to and from the Clubhouses and school from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every school day, and exceptional programs that teach leadership, character, science, math, the arts, health and nutrition, and sports. With it’s mix of Pop, Jazz and R & B artists coupled with the atmosphere of Temecula’s venue Vail Lake Resort, this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

The 2014 Temecula Wine & Music Festival lineup includes: Paul Brown, Ray Parker, Jr, Tizer with Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs, Michael Paulo, Kanzaki and more

Saturday, May 03, 2014 – 11:30 am

Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, California 92592

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More Music , More Wineries, More Vendors! With over eighteen acts over the weekend and over ten wineries offering a unique wine tasting experience they are one of California’s largest wine and music events. Don’t miss the concert event of the year in Temecula’s wine country.

The venue location at Vail Lake RV Resort is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernadino counties. Come and enjoy a weekend of music, wine, and community support. The Temecula Wine and Music Festival is one of the most prestigious music events in the Temecula Valley.

This year, the festival will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County, which serves 6-18 year-olds and their families by providing transportation to and from the Clubhouses and school from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every school day, and exceptional programs that teach leadership, character, science, math, the arts, health and nutrition, and sports.

With it’s mix of Pop, Jazz and R & B artists coupled with the atmosphere of Temecula’s venue Vail Lake Resort, this will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Brenda Russell, vocals | Warren Hill, saxophone | Patrice Rushen, piano | Michael Paulo, saxophone | Gregg Karukas, keys | Chris Standring, guitar | Kanzaki, saxophone | Antonio Pontarelli, rock violin/vocals| Freddie Washington, bass | Michael White, drums

Vail Lake Resort, 38000 California 79, Temecula, California 92591