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Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn.

Bigger but simpler. That’s the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman’s Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.

Top-lining the Barbados Jazz Excursion’s opening night marquee is Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown, who will share the bill with urban-jazz saxplayer Jeanette Harris and rising star bassist Julian Vaughn. Trotman & Friends, including Barbadian Alison Hinds – known as the Queen of Soca – will be presented in an outdoor setting on the afternoon of day two, concluding pre-sundown to give excursioners the entire evening to discover Barbados’ many dining and nightlife options. Sunday morning, the golfers will hit the wondrous and challenging greens of the Apes Hill Club. The Sunday evening bill will feature Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Will Downing, R&B-jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and contemporary jazz keyboardist Brian Simpson. The weekend shall conclude with a late night all-star jam session.

“Each year that we have produced the Barbados Jazz Excursion has been a learning experience. We want to ensure that our guests’ experience is better and better by presenting a topnotch lineup, amazing entertainment and first-class luxury accommodations. What gives the weekend more meaning and significance is that we have a nonprofit golf tournament attached thus the events are not just an opportunity to share my country, my culture and my story, but also an opportunity to introduce people to the charity I support that provides music education for elementary school students in Barbados,” said Trotman, who recently released his seventh album, “Electro Sax,” a collection that continues his commitment to incorporate authentic Caribbean sounds into a mix of contemporary jazz and R&B grooves.

Introducing guests to Barbados has always been at the fore of Trotman’s festival weekend. With that in mind, this fall’s schedule and menu of excursions has been simplified to allow festivalgoers the flexibility to build their own itinerary along with the option to spend more time enjoying the array of amenities and plush accommodations at one of the three host resorts: The Crane, Hilton Barbados Resort and O2: Ocean Two. New for this year is that the Island Adventure Tour visiting scenic and historic locales is now included with the purchase of any festival package. Other exciting excursions on offer are the award-winning Atlantis Submarines Undersea Adventure; the Jolly Roger Lunch Party Cruise that serves up a sumptuous feast and world-famous Jolly Roger Rum Punch while observing sea creatures and sailing past sunken ships; exploring the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave; and a chance to literally taste Barbados history at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.

The beneficiary of the golf tournament that is expected to include several music and sports celebrity participants, Trotman’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that generates funds to support the Headstart Music Program in Barbados, which provides lessons and instruments to students at the beginner’s level.

For more information or to purchase a Barbados Jazz Excursion package, please visit http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/.

Source: Great Scott Productions

The 4-day Red Cat Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz  including: Grammy Award winner Maurice Brown,  the legendary Ronnie Laws, Marion Meadows, Mike Phillips, Elan Trotman, Theresa Grayson, Jeff Bradshaw and rounding up the stellar line-up will be Althea Rene, LaLa Wilson, Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, and a new rising star in the jazz world, Mike Hamilton.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

Mall Of The Mainland, 10000 Emmett F Lowry Expy, Texas City, Texas 77591

The 3-day Steel City Jazz Festival features: The O’Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Najee, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Jeffrey Osborne, Jazmin Ghent, Boney James, Ken Ford, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner and the Gulf Coast All Stars, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Vocalist Maysa, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, David Sanborn.

June 1-3, 2017

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

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Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.

Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.

Hosted by Rickey Smiley

Featuring:

LL COOL J, Robin Thicke, The Roots, Common, Jill Scott, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, DJ Z-Trip, Morris Day & The Time, Chante Moore, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Smokie Norful

March 18, 2017, 4:00 pm – March 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Hard Rock Stadium,  347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, USA

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The Orlando Jazz Festival features: David Sanborn, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Ken Ford, Rick Braun, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner, Maysa, Chuck Loeb | Michael Ward, Marion Meadows, Michael Lington, Everette Harp, Marc Antoine and more!

For tickets visit this website.

March 10-11, 2017

Dr Phillips Center Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

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Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion – The Caribbean’s Newest and Hottest Jazz & Golf Getaway

Elan Trotman as host is featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris, and Julian Vaughn.

Friday, October 6, 2017

9am | Atlantis Submarine
11am | Jolly Roger Party Cruise
8pm | Norman Brown, Jeanette Harris & Julian Vaughn

Saturday October 7, 2017

11am | Island Adventure
3pm | Elan Trotman & Friends In Concert
8pm | Dining Around Barbados

Sunday October 8, 2017

8am | Annual Charity Golf Tournament
10am | Mount Gay Rum Distillery
8pm | Will Downing, Marion Meadows & Brian Simpson
11pm | All-Star jam Session & After Party

Book your package here.

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Suite Jazz Series presents Marion Meadows

Thursday, December 08, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313