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Armory Smooth Jazz Fête features: 1pm – Farnell Newton,  2:30pm – Phil Denny with special guest, vocalist Ashling Cole,  4pm – Michael Manson,  5:45pm – Marcus Anderson, 7:30pm – Peter White

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 1:00 pm

The Armory, 330 Marshall St, Lansing, Michigan 48912

The Board Of Directors of the Musical Arts Institute invite you to the 5th Annual “Electric Fire” Gala Concert. Please join them for this very special event. This concert will feature performances by the incomparable R&B vocalist, Maysa , as well as the Musical Arts Institute Students and ensembles. You can also go to www.musicalartsinstitute.org for even more info. This Gala will sell out so we urge you to get your tickets soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Get tickets here.

Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, United States

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See you August 12, 2017 for the inaugural Phil Denny’s Armory Smooth Jazz Fête featuring Phil Denny, Ashling Cole, Peter White, Michael Manson , Marcus Anderson and Farnell Newton.

Armory Smooth Jazz Fête proudly presented by Michigan Plumbing will bring together a celebrated list of local, regional, national and internationally acclaimed cross-genre jazz musicians. Styles supported will range from smooth, contemporary, modern, pop and R&B. Armory Smooth Jazz Fete is produced by Lansing-based international recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny.

Armory Smooth Jazz Fête will be held at the historic Armory located at 330 Marshall Street in Lansing, MI. Armory Smooth Jazz Fête aims to celebrate the properties rich heritage of community related events and activities which has not been done at this level in several years. From 1924 to 2005, the Marshall Street Armory was home to the 119th Field Artillery of the Michigan National Guard. In addition, throughout its nearly 90 years of service to the Lansing community, the Armory has hosted a variety of events, including the training sessions of the National Guard, dances, weddings, circuses, boxing matches, WWII rallies, and St. Patrick’s Day parties. Five years after lapsing into disuse, the Gillespie Group purchased the building in 2010. The fully restored Armory is now home to the Gillespie Group’s corporate headquarters as well as a host of non-profit organizations including the Capital Area United Way which we’re excited to have on board as a supportive and receiving partner.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Will-Call/Box Office opens: Saturday 12:00pm
Gates open Saturday: 12:00pm

Fete commences: 1:00pm
Live music concludes: 9:00pm

Post-Fete Social: 9:00pm – 10:00pm

ARMORY (east lawn), 330 Marshall Street, Lansing, MI 48912

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A native of Chicago, Michael Manson took interest in the electric guitar at the age of 14. Influenced by Al Jarreau and intrigued by the technique of Jarreau’s bass player Abe Laboriel, his love of music soon began to shift towards the bass guitar. At 15, he and a group of friends formed Togetherness, releasing an album and two singles before Manson left to join the Navy six years later. After returning to Chicago to obtain both his B.A. and Master’s in Music degrees, he joined City Lights and began performing regularly on Chicago’s jazz circuit. In 1999, he was invited to play the Montreux Casino Lights ’99 festival. Sharing the stage with the likes of Boney James, George Duke and Kirk Whalum. Afterwards, George invited him onboard the Montreux Jazz tour. Since then, Manson has performed with the who is who of contemporary jazz and also co-produced, for example, Brian Culbertson’s “I’m Gonna Miss You”, but he also continued to branch out, producing and writing while on tour. In 2002, Bass-master Michael Manson moved from sideman to center-stage, releasing his solo debut “The Bottom Line”. Three albums followed and meanwhile he has joined the ranks of today’s premiere jazz artists.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
from 2 nights (Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 6 concerts:
from 533,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 8 concerts:
from 623,00 Euro per person in a double room

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Thursday, August 11

Jazz Series Finale

Eliot Lewis of “Live From Daryl’s House” – 129 Lounge
Lin Rountree – Amaya’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Herbie Russ – Julie’s Corner Café
Brent Stanley – McGeady’s Town Pub
Alonza McKenzie – Public House Food & Drink

Friday, August 12

Preview Party
6:00 pm – Marcus Anderson
7:30 pm – Michael Manson

Saturday, August 13

1:00 pm – River Raisin Big Band
2:30 pm – 496 West
4:00 pm –
5:45 pm – Grammy Nominated Vocalist Oleta Adams
7:30 pm – Alexander Zonjic & Friends

Sunday, August 14
1:00 – The Pulse
2:30 – Planet D Nonet
4:00 – Jay Rowe
5:45 – Tim Bowman
7:30 – Grammy Award Winner Brenda Russell

St Mary’s Park, Monroe, Michigan 48162  (Toledo, Ohio)

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Olá Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

The long wait is finally over – the secret of the “New” in the alliance of our festivals is out: 1st ALGARVE SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016. With our third annual event, we take you to the southern end of Europe, directly to the Portuguese Atlantic coast – more specifically to the spectacular rock formations of the Algarve. At the end of September, we are going to open the gates of a small paradise for festival guests from all over the world: The exclusive 5-star hideaway Vila Vita Parc extends on a 22-hectare, subtropical park, which sits directly on the seaside cliffs.

The member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” is located in Armação de Pêra (Porches), about half an hour drive away from Faro International Airport, and has much to offer – among others 170 rooms, suites and villas, which are housed in various Moorish style buildings. In addition, it has nine restaurants – one of them has been awarded with two Michelin stars – seven bars, a café and an underground vaulted wine cellar, where Vila Vita Parc proffers amongst others its house wine. As well as for example the olive oil they serve in the hotel it is grown on the Vila-Vita-Estate “Herdade dos Grous”. As a part of our additional festival program we are going to visit that 730 hectare property, located about an hour away from the resort, in a day trip – wine tasting included, of course.

Other stations in our additional program are – beside the welcome dinner with artists and musicians – an excursion to Faro and a bus trip to Lagos and Sagres, where we will follow the footsteps of Portuguese explorers. Furthermore, we have put together a high-class and varied festival line-up again. Look forward with us and the Vila Vita Parc team to having a glorious time in a heavenly place full of frank hospitality. And be assured: To all those who are looking for more than additional program and concerts Vila Vita Parc offers a wide variety of options to pass their time, relax, to do sports etc. Anyone who wants to find out more, should take a close look at our website – anyone who wants to experience it first hand, should book a ticket. Hotel package sale starts on the 1st of April.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
www.smoothjazzshop.eu/algarve

 

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Michael Manson Live!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 9:00 pm

St James Live, 3220 Butner Rd SW #240, Atlanta, Georgia 30331 (