Posts Tagged ‘Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013’

 

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Europe’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party

… Welcome to the MALLORCA SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL – the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean area. Actually, in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca.

In May, a music festival with unique live music awaits you in the exclusive ambience of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. The 5-star hotel is also the venue and is characterized by an elegant and modern equipment, a full-equipped spa area as well as landscaped gardens and swimming pools (indoor / outdoor). Located only 300 metres from the beach, right on the Punta de n’Amer natural park.

This musical (short) vacation* is all about enjoying the finer things in life. Good music. Good food. Good wine. Good entertainment. Good weather. Good prospects for recovery and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene. The live concerts take place on Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

 

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Rocco Ventrella live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy. With the album “Give Me The Groove”, the saxophonist has received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007. 5 tracks of the CD hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations: “Soulful Strut”, “Winelight”, “Alleria”, “On The Night” and “Give Me The Groove”. Also Ventrella has gotten quotes from George Duke, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more. His latest CD “Sweet Temptation” (2012) scores with special appearances by Gerry Brown, Paul Brown, Everette Harp and Nils.

Rocco appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival in Georgia, the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube with Brian Culbertson (Austria), the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg (Germany) plus performances in Luxembourg, UK, USA and France. His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Renato Falaschi, Oli Silk, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Nils, Jessy J, Marion Meadows, Jaared, Jonathan Fritzen and more.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

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Matt Marshak @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school his teacher turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. In 2001, Marshak released his debut CD “Preservation” and began to get more notice in New York. Later he opened for the popular “Guitars & Saxes” tour. In 2008 his album “On the Rocks” earned praise from JazzTimes magazine as “one of the best smooth jazz CDs of the year, for sure.”

In his latest release “Colors of Me” (2012), Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie. Marshak’s seventh major release follows 2011’s highly received “Urban Folktales”, which captured a sophisticated late-night vibe and boasted a #1 song on the 2011 indie jazz chart, “Silent Knowing.” It’s a busy time for Marshak, who is popular on the tour circuit and finding new audiences with his new, fresh music. Keeping his music evolving in new directions is important to the guitarist.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person.

 

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Darren Rahn live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

A master’s level jazz graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, Canadian born saxophonist Darren Rahn at his age has already achieved more than most musicians dream possible over the course of a lifetime. As one of the contemporary and smooth jazz genre’s hottest producers, Darren has worked with many notable artists such as Jonathan Butler, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Jeffrey Osborne, Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber, Michael Lington and many others, including the #1 chart productions for Dave Koz, Eric Darius, Tim Bowman, Najee and Wayman Tisdale.

Rahn began working behind the scenes in the mid-90ies producing and programming tracks for other artists. It was his work with Wayman Tisdale in 2004 that would bring Rahn to the forefront of the music industry. Since then, he has become a staple of the genre and been a dominant force on the charts over the past decade with more than 20 smash hits.

As a solo artist, he has scored three top five hits in the Billboard Jazz Song Charts, including his #1 smash hit “Talk of the Town” which happens to be the title track of his CD in 2009. His forth and latest solo record “Speechless” was recently released and is available in the stores now.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

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Brian Simpson live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Keyboardist, composer and studio musician Brian Simpson is known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind. Hailing from Gurnee, Illinois, and growing up in a house filled with music, Brian always knew music would play center stage in his life. After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he quickly immersed himself in the local jazz scene. Late night jazz sessions found him playing alongside everyone from saxophonists Everette Harp and Boney James to guitarist Norman Brown. But soon the free-spirited musician found himself taking a temporary leave of absence from the jazz scene, touring the world with pop divas Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. His foray into the pop world didn’t end there; in January 1991 he co-wrote the #1 Pop hit “The First Time” by Surface, which conquered both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.

Placing his success in pop aside, Brian Simpson has always been a working jazz musician. He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum, and Jonathan Butler. Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with “It’s All Good”, a track that hit #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for four months. His latest album is called “South Beach” (2010). Brian has been the musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for the past 15 years, and for the last 8 years the Musical Director of the highly popular “Smooth Jazz Cruise” featuring Marcus Miller and David Sanborn.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

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Michael Lington live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Saxophonist Michael Lington is a native of Denmark. It was in 1990 that Lington moved to Los Angeles, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2008. He got his musical start in Bobby Caldwell’s band and later toured for three years with jazz and R&B legend Randy Crawford. The saxophonist has always been first-call for musical superstars. He’s opened arena shows for Barry Manilow and recently spent 18 months on tour with Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton as his special guest.

Lington has been a familiar face on contemporary jazz since his self titled major-label debut in 1997. In 2008 he released “Heat”, which reached Top 5 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart and was chosen as JazzTrax’s Album of the Year. The lead track “You and I” was a #1 single, making it his 11th radio hit.

For his seventh CD “Pure” (2012), saxophonist Michael Lington returns to the basics for an organic, soul-jazz project that recalls the glory days of muscular contemporary jazz unburdened by pop constraints. The first single “Roadtrip”, which is produced and written by Lington and Brian Culbertson, is among most added and played songs at contemporary and smooth jazz radio and has a guest appearance by Lee Ritenour – the single hit #3 at the Billboard Jazz Song Charts.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person

 

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Paul Brown live @ Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Guitar & Vocals

Paul Brown’s talent as artist and producer have earned him two Grammy Awards and an impressive string of more than 50 number one hits on Radio & Records’ contemporary and smooth jazz chart. In an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Brown has worked on projects for such influential artists as George Benson, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Euge Groove, Boney James, Rick Braun, and Peter White, among many others.

Brown was born and raised in Los Angeles. He started playing drums at age five and picked up his first guitar two years later. After studying music and math at the University of Oregon, Brown returned to L.A. and began his rise to fame producing some of the biggest hits in contemporary jazz. In 2004, he finally stepped out from behind the producer’s chair and released his debut CD “Up Front”. The album “Love You Found Me” (2010) featured more of the guitarist’s soulful lead vocals than ever before. He earned a nomination for “Best Vocalist” at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. His sixth solo album keeps his grooving momentum going with an amped-up visit to “The Funky Joint” (2012) – the title track hit the number one at the Billboard Jazz Song Charts.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 283,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person