Posts Tagged ‘Michael Lington’

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Jazz in the Springs will be featuring two dynamic artists, Michael Lington and Alex Bugnon.

Multi-talented saxophonist, producer and composer Michael Lington recently released his ninth solo project, Second Nature, due out on Copenhagen Music in April 2016. A native of Denmark, Lington is a purveyor of contemporary jazz. The grandson of well-known Danish band leader Otto Lington — an early proponent of jazz in Scandinavia — Lington began performing at a young age as a member of the world-renowned Tivoli Boys Guard. Lington, who became a U.S. citizen in 2008, has performed numerous times for the Danish Royal Family, including the wedding reception of Crown Prince Frederik, the country’s future king. Aside from maintaining his own hectic touring schedule, Lington has toured alongside such starts as Barry Manilow, Bobby Caldwell, Randy Crawford and Michael Bolton.

Alex Bugnon is a Swiss pianist and composer. He grew up attending the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown of Montreux in Switzerland and he identifies this as the beginning of his passion for jazz music. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berkley School of Music whilst performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. To date, he has won two Soul Train Music Awards.

Friday, November 11, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Stargazers Theatre, 10 S Parkside Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910

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The 2016 Sunny Isles Beach Annual Jazz Fest will run Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20. The City of Sunny Isles Beach hosts the main event on Saturday, November 19, featuring Michael Lington with guests Lourdes Valentin & Doug Walker, at Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Avenue.

Michael Lington is a charismatic and soulful saxophonist who has touched the emotions of audiences worldwide for more than 20 years. With countless hit singles on the radio and 8 albums to his credit, he has performed for royals, presidents and as a special guest with Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell and Randy Crawford.

Guest performer Doug Walker is a Steel Drum Artist whose unique sound is influenced by jazz, salsa, reggae and rhythm and blues. His show never misses a beat. Doug makes his home in Miami Beach and his music “captures the flavor of his home.”

A performer well-known to locals, Lourdes Valentin, was born in the Bronx, New York to Puerto Rican parents. Her training in classical, jazz, pop and musical theater gives her a unique perspective which she brings to every performance. Her spirit shines through in her music.

This year the lawn seating is provided at no cost to event goers; however tickets are limited and required. Obtain them prior to the show date. Tickets will be offered at the gate only if space is still available. Pricing is as follows: General Admission is free (ticket required, bring own chair or blanket), Reserved Seating is $10, and the VIP Ticket is $50 (includes beverages, food, & seating within the VIP area).

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The 2016 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival features an “unplugged” concert on the beach with Peter White and Marc Antoine.

Friday, October 14, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Rocco Ventrella with the LA Collective, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — vocalist Lindsey Webster, Michael Lington, vocalist Kenny Lattimore & Jonathan Fritzén, 7pm — Roman Street, Boney James

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Vocalist Javier Colon, Pieces of a Dream, 7pm — Cecil Ramirez, Brian Culbertson

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The 2016 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival features an “unplugged” concert on the beach with Nick Colionne tonight.

Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7:00 pm

7pm — Keiko Matsui, DW3

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Eric Darius, Acoustic Alchemy, 7pm — Grace Kelly, Average White Band

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Ben Tankard, Ray Parker, Jr, 7pm — Adam Hawley, Peter White, Paul Taylor and Euge Groove

Descanso Beach Club, 1 Descanso Ave, Avalon, California 90704

Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California 90704

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August

Michael McDonald
Saturday, August 6 at 7 pm

George Benson
Saturday, August 27 at 7 pm

An Evening with Kenny G
Sunday, August 28 at 6 pm

September

Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Saturday, September 10 at 7 pm

An Evening with Pat Metheny
Saturday, September 17 at 7 pm

Keiko Matsui with Kenny Lattimore and Michael Lington
Saturday, September 24 at 7 pm

October

Ottmar Liebert
Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm

Spyro Gyra with Lee Ritenour
Sunday, October 2 at 4 pm

Brian Culbertson with Javier Colon
Saturday, October 8 at 7 pm

Richard Elliot & Peter White
Sunday, October 16 at 4 pm

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, California 92589

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

Michael Franks
Peter White / Paul Taylor / Euge Groove
Elan Trotman / Althea René

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

Jeffrey Osborne
The Rippingtons
BWB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun
Everette Harp
Paul Jackson, Jr.
Mindless Groove

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016

Dave Koz and David Sanborn: Side by Side
Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore
Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters
Stanley Jordan
Al Williams Jazz Society with Special Guest Richard “88 Fingers” Turner, Jr.

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

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April 14th – April 17th

Featuring Simon Carter (keyboards), Julian Crampton (bass) & Westley Joseph (drums).

Thursday April 14th – £29.50
Saturday April 16th – £32.50
Sunday April 17th (lunch) – £29.50
Friday April 15th – £32.50

You can also book on the phone 0207 439 4962

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

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The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA. The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation. Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information about the festival visit http://www.berksjazzfest.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
7:00 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz presents Opening Night Celebration
THE SUMMIT: THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER and TAKE 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.:
GERALD VEASLEY & FRIENDS featuring BOBBY LYLE, NELSON RANGEL, CHIELI MINUCCI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Community College
Tickets $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues Guitarist
ROBBEN FORD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS & FRIENDS
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
$25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I directed by KEVIN KJOS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $10 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz Night
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
DAVID P STEVENS & DEE LUCAS with special guest CAROL RIDDICK
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Get Jazzed Day
EXPO / PERFORMANCE / EDUCATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Day
MICHAEL LINGTON featuring TAYLOR DAYNE
plus
BRIAN BROMBERG BAND with THE BERKS HORNS
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Bluesy Afternoon
POPA CHUBBY
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: The Reading Connection
GREG HATZA, TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Three-Time Grammy Winner
KEB’ MO’ with special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WXPN Welcomes
DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
FOUR80EAST featuring MATT MARSHAK, ART SHERROD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $38 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
PHILADELPHIA FUNK AUTHORITY
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
SHERRIE MARICLE & FIVE PLAY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents Soul of Jazz
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
ZOE’
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
ANDY SNITZER with special guest NICK COLIONNE
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $39 (General Admission, includes buffet)

Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
and the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHOROUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission, includes buffet)

1:30 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Day
PIECES OF A DREAM
plus
GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
RICHARD ELLIOT with special guest BOBBY CALDWELL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents Piano Sensation
JOEY ALEXANDER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating)

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
plus
POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
Pottstown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz
JAZZREACH’S METTA QUINTET
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Miller Center box office 610-607-6270 (Reserved Seating)
http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Berks Bop Night
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, ERIC MARIENTHAL, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP, MARCUS FINNIE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

7:00 p..: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHORUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
Kutztown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

7:00 p.m.:
ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY, MARKO MARCINKO
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WDIY/NPR 88.1 FM Night
CRAIG THATCHER BAND & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

8:00 p.m.: Berks All-Star Jazz Jam
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, NORMAN BROWN, KIRK WHALUM, JONATHAN BUTLER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC MARIENTHAL, KIM WATERS, EVERETTE HARP, JAY ROWE, MARCUS FINNIE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
7:00 p.m.: Music from “Bridges”
ERIC MARIENTHAL & CHUCK LOEB
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: An Evening With
MAVIS STAPLES
plus AMY HELM & THE HANDSOME STRANGERS
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
BWB featuring RICK BRAUN, KIRK WHALUM, NORMAN BROWN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Southern Rock, Blues
THE DEVON ALLMAN BAND
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $29 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Friday Funkathon
UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
plus BLITZ DYNETTE
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
CHRIS HESLOP JAZZ OPERA ENSEMBLE featuring music fromDaPONTE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: Music of James Brown
JAZZ MEETS JAMES
NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, ERIC DARIUS, MARION MEADOWS, JEFF BRADSHAW, JEANETTE HARRIS, JAY ROWE, J.J. SANSAVERINO, THE BERKS HORN plus special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
THE NEW SPIRITS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
9:30 a.m. registration /10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION hosted by PAUL SCOTT
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
FREE

1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
THE RIPPINGTONS featuring RUSS FREEMAN
plus JACKIEM JOYNER & SELINA ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, EVERETTE HARP, JEFF LORBER
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: “Two” Jazz Masters
CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
BONEY JAMES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: 50th Anniversary Tour
KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Brecker Brothers
BRECKERVILLE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
JONATHAN BUTLER & GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
SKIP MOYER QUINTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door(General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch
KEIKO MATSUI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
ERIC MINTEL QUARTET
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

5:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops: The Music of Dave Brubeck
THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets:
Call Miller Center Box Office @ 610-607-6270
CLICK HERE to order online from Miller Center box office.

7:00 p.m.: Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
featuring DONNIE MCCLURKIN, JONATHAN BUTLER, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)