Posts Tagged ‘Kirk Whalum’

AAJF

The Austin Area Jazz Fest lineup is: Vocalist Ledisi, BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Vocalist Will Downing, Vocalist Jarrod Lawson, Tortilla Factory, Boss Street, Omar Phoenix, Vocalist Serafia, Vocalist Tree G.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 – 10:00 am

Austin360 Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, Texas 78617

Hampton

The 3-day Hampton Jazz Festival features primarily Pop & R&B vocalists, but also including BWB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun on Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 2:00 pm.

Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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Dave Koz Ultimate Caribbean cruise embarks from San Juan, Puerto Rico with ports of call in Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St Lucia; St Johns, Antigua; Philipsburg, St Maarten; and St Croix, US Virgin Islands; February 21-28, 2016.

Featured Performers: Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Larry Graham, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Lington, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, comedian George Wallace and others to be announced.

Guest Artists: Vincent Ingala, Elan Trotman, Ariana Savalas, The LA Collective with Greg Manning, Tony Moore and Darryl Williams. Get on the wait-list!

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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