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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!

JazzOnTheVine2015

The Osthoff Resort is proud to announce the 13th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 8-10, 2015. We invite you to join us once again for a special weekend dedicated to world-renowned jazz performers coming together and offering dynamic concerts that all music enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Kick off the summer concert season at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake!

This year’s performers include Mindi Abair & The Bone Shakers, Michael Lington featuring Kenny Lattimore, Nick Colionne, Vincent Ingala, Cindy Bradly & Chris Standring, Down to the Bone, Roman Street and Marcell Guyton.

During the festival, sample an array of wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy an eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs. We look forward to having you with us in 2015!

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)

Keyways

This Wine and Jazz concert series is featuring national recording artists in a very intimate setting in the Rose Terrace. Sample the award winning wines while you listen to the beautiful sounds of world class musicians.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 6:00 pm

This concert features multi Grammy Award winning guitarist Paul Brown. With over 50 number albums to his credit and numerous number one hits on the smooth jazz charts, Paul Brown has defined the sounds of a generation. His melodic guitar melodies will make you groove. Hailing from Denmark and born into a musical family, Michael Lington is a second generation Saxophonist following in his fathers footsteps. As with each generation Michael taken it to a new musical level in the family becoming an international saxophone star. His latest recording has topped the smooth jazz charts and his smooth and funky style is a perfect compliment to the melodic grooves of Paul Brown. Two amazing artists that will make you move in your seats!

Coming October 25th , The smooth Jazz all-stars at Keyways Winery and Vineyards: Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas, Greg Adams, Brian Bromberg, Richard Smith.

Keyways Vineyard & Winery, 37338 De Portola Rd, Temecula, California 92592

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2014

The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. Jazz, an experience you will never forget!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014
TYRESE
RAMSEY LEWIS
RACHELLE FERRELL
NAJEE
MICHAEL LINGTON
JESSE BOYKINS III
LEE ENGLAND JR.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
LALAH HATHAWAY
WILL DOWNING
AL JARREAU
DALEY
HIROSHIMA
AL WILLIAMS JAZZ SOCIETY FEATURING RONNIE LAWS, WILTON FELDER, AND MORE IN A TRIBUTE TO WAYNE HENDERSON
RICK PARMA

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802

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Arizona Jazz Festival 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014
* Ne-Yo
* Ledisi
* Fantasia

Saturday, March 8, 2014
* TBD
* Smokey Robinson
* Hypnotic Groove Tour – Jeffrey Osborne, Faith Evans, Dominic Amato, Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Euge Groove, Eric Darius and Melanie Fiona
* Boney James
* Jonathan Butler & Norman Brown

Sunday, March 9, 2014
* The Isley Brothers
* Summer Horns – Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright
* Gladys Knight
* Peter White, Euge Groove, Rick Braun
* Robert Glasper
* Leela James

Tickets and room packages are on-sale now at www.arizonajazzfestival.com or charge by phone at 602-244-8444.

Arizona Jazz Festival, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85044

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While in the midst of the vineyards last June to shoot a promotional clip for the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the flourishing jazz and wine festival’s Founder and Artistic Director Brian Culbertson looked into the camera and vowed “More artists, more music, more food and of course, more wine.” The hit-making contemporary jazz and R&B mixologist is making good on his promise with the unveiling of the powerhouse lineup of jazz and funk artists that will perform for the many thousands of Getaway attendees who will come from all over the U.S. to Napa Valley from June 11-15, 2014.

Slated to join Culbertson for five-days of concerts, wine tastings, fine dining and unique social opportunities are Eric Benét, Lee Ritenour, David Grusin, Ohio Players, Morris Day & The Time, Earl Klugh, Mavis Staples, Average White Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Eric Darius, David Benoit, Michael Lington, Eric Marienthal, Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene and Karen Briggs, Cecil Ramirez and the comedic mind of Keenen Ivory Wayans.

VIP Packages are already sold out with Four-day Gold Packages ($499) on sale now through the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway website (www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me). Two-day Silver Packages ($229) will go on sale in late November.

The 2014 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway will open with several VIP-only events as well as an exclusive Welcome Dinner Concert and Jam Session at renowned chef Cindy Pawlcyn’s Wood Grill and Wine Bar with a performance by the Cecil Ramirez Quartet along with Culbertson and saxophonist Lington for which a separate ticket is required (available through the Getaway website for $125). The Thursday night theme concert on June 12th will be Jazz Legends at the Lincoln Theater, which will also be the venue for Friday Night Funk Night. The music moves outdoors on June 14& 15 to the breathtakingly beautiful setting at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards for concerts that run from 4-10:30 PM. Afternoon happenings during the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway include a cigar and port event hosted by Lington with Ramirez and daily Wine Downs at the luxurious Westin Verasa Napa, the host hotel that for the first time will be solely reserved for guests of the Getaway. The Westin Verasa will also be the scene for the hot Late Night Hangs scheduled for Thursday through Saturday evenings post-concert during the Getaway at which fans can meet and mingle with the artists after their stroll down the Cab Carpet. As in previous editions of the Getaway, silent and live auctions will be held to benefit The GRAMMY® Foundation, which supports music education programs in schools, a mission of Culbertson, who raised nearly $100,000 for the organization during the first two Napa Valley Jazz Getaways.

Culbertson said, “It is extraordinary how much the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway has grown in just our third year and I’m so excited about our incredible lineup for 2014, our biggest and best yet. In addition to being joined by these legendary artists, I continue to invite more exquisite wineries to be involved with the Getaway as well as many more unique restaurants to be present at our outdoor events to provide a true ‘taste of Napa’ experience. I look forward to welcoming wine and jazz enthusiasts to the beautiful Napa Valley once again.”

Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer who became a fan favorite for the vitality and prodigious skills that he brought to contemporary jazz ever since the release of his 1994 debut disc, “Long Night Out,” signaled the arrival of a consistently creative and engaging artist. The keyboardist and trombonist is back in the recording studio working on his 14th collection, a remake of the first album that he made in his crowded apartment bedroom “studio” while he was a 20-year-old college student. But this time out, instead of playing most of the instruments himself, he will be joined by an all-star collective of contemporary jazz artists comprised of many of the musicians that inspired him while recording the original. “Another Long Night Out” will be released in February 2014 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the first record. Additional information about Culbertson is available at www.BrianCulbertson.me.

Highlights of the 2013 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oaRaeCnhO6Y.

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Sax on the River was conceived by Trisha Friend while enjoying a Tom Braxton show at Harlow’s almost five years ago. During the final number of the night, several local musicians; Kim Waters, Jeff Clayton and Garrett Perkins joined Tom onstage. Four amazing saxophonists on the stage at one time, playing together, made her heart skip a beat. And the rest is history. The saxophone is an instrument that brings smiles to faces and makes people’s hearts sing and she wanted to bring that to her river event.

As a breast cancer survivor she created the event to promote breast cancer awareness, to give back to a non-profit organization that helps women cancer patients and their families and to share her love of jazz, particularly the saxophone, with all her friends and fellow jazz lovers in the Sacramento area.

In 2013 Sax on the River is sponsored by The Ol’Loreece Foundation which is dedicated to getting and keeping men healthy through awareness, support and entertainment. In the past Sax on the River has promoted women’s cancer awareness. This year we are excited to include men in our outreach to help promote health and cancer awareness.

Elan Trotman, vocalist Hazel Miller, Cecil Ramirez and Michael Lington perform at Sax on the River.

Private Residence, 10215 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, California 95659