Posts Tagged ‘Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2016’

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who ‘got happy’”, says he and is still convinced: “If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.” Today, Joey delivers his unique style of new millennium jazz, with funk, gospel and bop influences with infectious pop sensibilities. It’s this, coupled with his humor, warmth and showmanship, that drives the crowd crazy, creating a huge almost “cult-like” following of fans. His latest album, the ironically titled “Overnight Sensation” has received excellent reviews including a ringing endorsement from USA Today. The album continues to ride the top of the jazz radio charts. It features Joey along with notable guests, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Bradshaw, Elan Trotman and jazz guitar icon, Earl Klugh.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The members of Hungarian jazz/pop/funk group Peet Project are still in their early twenties, but they have already released four albums – in addition to a “Debut Artist of the Year” title garnered at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival (2013). Their original music is a seductive and eclectic blend, reflecting influences encompassing Brian Culbertson (with whom they produced the opening track of their second CD), Candy Dulfer, George Duke, Earth Wind and Fire and The Rippingtons, among others. The group’s driving force is violinist, composer and producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz. He gives the band its unique sound through his use of violin as a lead instrument in an equivalent role to saxophone or keyboards. In 2014, Peet began to work on their most complex album to date, “Love”, with former bassist Dávid Szedlár and a brand new line-up comprising Attila Závodi (sax), Olivér Magán (keyboards), and twin brothers Martin and Marcell Gudics (bass and drums). This album showcases more energy, more vocals and a lot of Funk, Soul and Pop mingled with vintage stylistic flavors reminiscent of 70s and 80s music. The first single “Jazz & Wine” made it to the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 30.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Gail’s fascination for the piano began at the young age of 10. By 14, Gail had played her first professional gig. After she had graduated from the Berklee College of Music, with a B.A. in Composition, Gail made the move west, to Los Angeles and established herself in the vibrant heart of the music industry. Her resume as a recording artist and touring musician includes appearances with such notables as Mindi Abair, Bobby Womack, Ray Parker jr, Pink and Milli Vanilli. She has also appeared on TV and performed on Jazz Festivals with Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, Patti Austin, Marion Meadows and many others. Beyond that, she has been music director for Norman Brown for many years. In 2010 and 2011 The American Black Music Association awarded Gail a Spotlight Award as “Best Jazz Musician.” Gail leads the all female ensemble “Jazz in P!nk”, featuring artists as Karen Briggs, Althea Rene and Mariea Antoinette, but she also has her own band “3 Piece Suit”. Her music is built on a foundation of straight-ahead jazz, R&B, Funk and Gospel.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius is one of those artists fearlessly pushing all musical boundaries from Jazz, R&B, Pop and Reggae to Hip-Hop, Rock and Gospel, creating a very distinctive, fresh sound and approach that is uniquely his own. Hailing from a musical family with rich traditions in Caribbean music (his father is from Haiti and his mother is from Jamaica), Eric realized his calling for music at an early age. He was “blown away by the soul and emotion” of a saxophone being played at his church when he was only nine years old. By age eleven – after only playing for one year – Eric was chosen to be in Sonny LaRosa’s and America’s Youngest Jazz Band. The group toured the country and even played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. His explosive arrival as a recording artist at the age of 17 caused a frenzy worldwide. Since then, he has released six solo-albums – including a #1 hit single and Seven Top 10 radio hits on Nielsen’s R&R/Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts – and has shared the stage with world renown, Grammy Award-winning artists, such as Prince, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana and George Benson, just to name a few.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

German born guitarist, producer and songwriter Nils has been residing in southern California since the mid-80‘s. After visiting the musician institute in Hollywood Nils started in the 80‘s as an engineer in a recording studio. His first album “Blue Planet” was released in 1998 and received high acclaims. After composing for movie and TV Nils had the chance to work with George Benson, Paul Brown, The Temptations, Rick Braun, Paul Jackson Jr., and Gerald Albright among others. He returned to his solo career in 2005 with the album “Pacific Coast Highway”. The hit single of the same name was staying at #1 on the Radio & Records airplay charts and was later named the most played Smooth Jazz track on US Radio of the decade (2001-2010). After two more albums, he got nominated “Best Guitarist” at the American Smooth Jazz Awards. “Jump Start”, the first single from his album “What The Funk?” (2010), hit eight weeks in a role #1 of the Billboard Jazz Song Charts. His latest CD “Alley Cat” was released in 2015.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer and educator. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top performers in many genres of music such as the late, great Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Special EFX, Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Will Downing and Pat Martino. When not collaborating with notable artists, Gerald tours and records with his band. Beyond that he is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he is founder and artistic director of Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp and he is currently curator of the “Unscripted Jazz Series” with special guests such as Kirk Whalum, Raul Midón and Gerald Albright. At the moment, he is also working on two projects, “The Purple House” and songs from his musical ties to Philadelphia. Gerald’s performance as a bassist has been top shelf and whatever he does, he always brings a joyous, polished professionalism to the process of making music.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:00 am
+ Allstar Show on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Paul Taylor took up the saxophone at the age of seven. Though the Denver native has lived and worked primarily in Las Vegas since graduating as a music performance major from University of Nevada, the proximity of his adopted hometown to Los Angeles gave him many opportunities to vibe with R&B and contemporary jazz producers and artists. He shared stage with artists like Jeff Lorber and The Rippingtons, just to name a few, and has toured and recorded with Keiko Matsui for two years. Later he was also part of two big summer tours: Gentlemen of the Night (with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill) and Sax and the City (with Meadows and Vincent Ingala). Paul has become one of the genre’s most popular live attractions delivering charismatic performances as a solo artist. His CD “Ladies’ Choice” marked his first ever #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz. “Burnin’”, the title track from his 2009 album, “Push To Start” from “Prime Time” and “Supernova” from “Tenacity” hit the pole position on the Smooth Jazz Songs chart. The albums itself reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room