Posts Tagged ‘Kirk Whalum’

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GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond BROADMOOR Resort in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy exceptional hospitality, accommodations and world-class music – all among the splendor of the Colorado Rockies. April 9-11, 2015 will mark Klugh’s 12th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor! Join Burt Bacharach; ‘Jazz and the Movies’ with Earl Klugh, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour; Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nikki Yanofsky, and more!

The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

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

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Soulful, passionate, stirring…these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, TN gospel roots, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album.

As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album‚Joined at the Hip. After moving to L.A., Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbra Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones and, most notably, Whitney Houston. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, ‚I Will Always Love You‘. Amongst other awards, Kirk has won two Stellar Awards – Gospel music’s highest honor. An eleven time Grammy nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for Best Gospel Song (‚It’s What I Do‘) in 2011. On his latest release‚ Romance Language Kirk pays homage to the much revered 1963 ballads album of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (April 30 – May 2, 2015) incl. half-board & 4 concerts:
from 264,00 Euro p. p. in a double room
2 nights (May 1-3, 2015) incl. half-board & 6 concerts:
from 328,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 30 – May 3, 2015) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 462,00 Euro p. p. in a double room

Red Cat

During May 7-10, 2015, Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc. will be hosting its 5th annual Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa. The theme for the festival is: “It’s Island Time,” Discovering New Territories. The 2015 festival will feature the following:

Four Days of Non-stop Live Jazz Concerts featuring a variety of local and international jazz artists, 2015 Invited guests include Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Tizer, Jazz in Pink and Mike Phillips, and a host of others. Ticket here.

May 9 at 2:00am to May 11 at 5:00am

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf & Conv Ctr, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

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Got Tickets? Get your tickets for one of the Hottest Jazz Festivals for 2015. The 2015 Steel City Jazz Festival, Birmingham, AL June 4-6th with over 25 National Artist. $65 for two days of awesome music. Logon to http://www.steelcityjazzfest.org to get your tickets.

The 3-day Steel City Jazz Festival, June 4-6, 2015, features vocalist Maysa, Kim Waters, Norman Connors, vocalist Jean Carne, Ronnie Laws, vocalist Debra Laws, Kyle Turner, WAR, Kim Scott, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Ken Ford!

Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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The 10-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres.

The irresistible parade of local, national and international artists scheduled to appear includes:

Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Keith Urban, Pitbull, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, T.I., Chicago, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Hozier, Widespread Panic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ryan Adams, Steve Winwood, Wilco, The Meters, Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, Allen Toussaint, The O’Jays, Irma Thomas, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dr. John, the Radiators, Anthony Hamilton, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Cray, Shovels & Rope, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Third World, Aaron Neville, Delbert McClinton, Angelique Kidjo, Taj Mahal, Estelle, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Tab Benoit, Cassandra Wilson, Shirley Caesar, Charles Lloyd, Juvenile & Mannie Fresh Together, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Freedia, Jimmie Vaughan, Gurrumul, Paloma Faith, Galactic with guest Macy Gray, Rebirth Brass Band, Anders Osborne, The Word, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John P. Kee & New Life, Christian McBride Big Band with Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Pastor Marvin Sapp, The Terence Blanchard E-Collective, Sturgill Simpson, BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown, Vintage Trouble, Shooter Jennings, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Davell Crawford presents “To Fats with Love”, Lágbájá of Nigeria, Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Buckwheat Zydeco, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jon Cleary, Luke James, Donald Harrison, Glen David Andrews, La Santa Cecilia, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express, Ellis Marsalis, Cowboy Mouth, Kenny Garrett, Vieux Farka Toure, Royal Teeth, Ms. Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith, Ironing Board Sam, Amanda Shires, Pine Leaf Boys, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Snarky Puppy, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Revivalists, Carolyn Wonderland, Creole String Beans, New Orleans Suspects, Eagle & Hawk, Nicholas Payton, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Soul Rebels, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9, Jewel Brown with Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds, Creole Wild West, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Young Guardians of the Flame, and White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Young Men Olympia Aid, Divine Ladies, Big Four, and Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir, The Sensational Chosen Voices, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Ottertr.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 11:00 am appear BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown.

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

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The 2015 Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival is slated for May 29-31. Tickets go on sale since Mon. January 19 at 12 noon PST. Don’t miss Boney James, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Jeffrey Osborne, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers with Sweetpea Atkinson and Randy Jacobs Music Projects, BWB ft. Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and the incomparable Patti Austin Music. More artists to be announced in the coming days, and hotel packages are available by calling (949) 729-1234.

Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660