Posts Tagged ‘Oli Silk’

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PRE-FEST EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Alvernia Performing Arts Series
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall / Alvernia University
VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS 11
Ticket Info: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
7:00 p.m. & 9 p.m. (Two Shows): Berks Jazz Fest Night
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / Philadelphia / Two Shows: 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
GERALD VEASLEY’S ELECTRIC MINGUS PROJECT
Ticket Info: http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/19933-south

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Jazz Upstairs Series
Miller Symphony Hall / Rodale Community Room / Allentown
EXPANSIONS: THE DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP
Ticket Info: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE ROYAL SCAM: THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
The Lodge at Sharp Mountain / Pottsville
GREG HATZA ORHANIZATION
Ticket Info: http://www.lodgeatsharpmtn.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live
Chilean Jazz Master
MANUEL GARCIA with CRAIG THATCHER
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Prlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
GERALD ALBRIGHT, PATTI AUSTIN, JONATHAN BUTLER
Santander Performing Arts Center
$52 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS GROOVE PROJECT
featuring JEFF BRADSHAW, ERIC DARIUS, MARCUS MYERS, DONALD ROBINSON, JJ SANSAVERINO, OLI SILK, GERALD VEASLEY
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Free Admission

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Grateful Dead & Jazz Is Dead
CULLEN & COMPANY
featuring MATT CULLEN, DAVID CULLEN, JAMIE MALLEY, ANDERS ALFELT, MICHAEL BOROWSKI
Club JJZ at GoodNItes / Crowne Plaza Reading
$15 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE NEW URBAN JAZZ PARTY
featuring BOB BALDWIN, WALTER BEASLEY, MARION MEADOWS, TOM BROWNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MIKE EBEN’S FROM THE HIP NONET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$18 (General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
NICK COLIONNE
plus ERIC DARIUS featuring ADAM HAWLEY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JASON MILES presents CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WEATHER REPORT
featuring JEFF COFFIN, THEO CROKER, GERALD VEASLEY, KAREN BRGGS, MINO CINELU, CARTER BEAUFORD, SHAUN MARTIN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubeTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS FM 105.3 presents
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
10:00 a.m. Doors; 11:15 a.m. Show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JAZZ GETS THE BLUES
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, CLARENCE SPADY, ALEXIS P SUTER, VICKI BELL, PAT BIANCHI and the BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
3:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
THE SUPER BAND
featuring RANDY BRECKER, MIKE STERN, BILL EVANS, KEITH CARLOCK, TOM KENNEDY
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
4:30 p.m.: Get JazzED presents
HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADMISSION/DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT DOOR

6:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
SNARKY PUPPY
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 3
7:00 p.m.: Reading Musical Foundation Night
BERKS JAZZ JAM: A GET JAZZED EVENT
hosted by
MIKE EBEN and SPECIAL GUESTS
FREE ADMISSION

TUESDAY, APRIL 4
7:30 p.m.: Miller Center for the Arts presents
TROKER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Box Office at 610-607-6270; Online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ERIC MARIENTHAL
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$25 (General Admission)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
NYPD JAZZ BAND
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADISSION (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
NYPD JAZZ BAND
plus the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS BOP NIGHT
featuring JEFF LORBER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, MARCUS FINNIE, EVERETTE HARP, CHUCK LOEB
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
FRANK DIBUSSOLO’S PHILY REUNION BAND
featuring JAMES DELI’OREFICE, BRUCE KAMINSKY, DAVE DEPALMA, BRUCE KLAUBER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoublTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (General Admission)

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
and the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
Muhlenberg High School
Free (General admission; Tickets will be distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO
featuring TAMIR HENDELMAN and CHRISTOPH LUTY
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JAREKUS SINGLETON
plus VANESSA COLLIER
Building 24 Live
$30 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
8:00 p.m.: 27th Annual Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAM
featuring CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, NORMAN BROWN, PAUL JACKSON JR., DAVID P STEVENS, BRIAN BROMBERG, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ANDREW NEU, EVERETTE HARP, VINCENT INGALA, RICHARD ELLIOT, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDY SNITZER, MARCUS FINNIE, KEIKO MATSUI, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$52 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ: WILL DOWNING & NAJEE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
KEIKO MATSUI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFF LORBER FUSION
featuring JIMMY HASLIP, GARY NOVAK, ANDY SNITZER
plus special guest PAUL JACKSON JR.
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Rockin’ Friday at the Crowne
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND: TRIBUTE TO RONNIE VAN ZANT’S LYNYRD SKYNYRD
plus CAROLYN WONDERLAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$39 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
VINCENT INGALA & MICHAEL MANSON
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$30 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
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9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
WEST COAST JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NORMAN BROWN, RICHARD ELLIOT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reerved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring PHIL PERRY, EVERETTE HARP, BRIAN BROMBERG, PAUL JACKSON JR., BRIAN SIMPSON, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, ANDY SNITZER, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
9:30 a.m. Registration / 10:30 a.m. Auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Ampitheater

1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
AVALON JAZZ BAND
plus THE HOT CLUB OF READING
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents Remembering George Duke
EVERETTE HARP & FRIENDS
featuring CHANTE MOORE, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN BROMBERG, BRIAN SIMPSON, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, DWIGHT SILLS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents New Orleans Funk Master
JON CLEARY
Building 24 Live
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: XPN Welcomes Blues at the Crowne
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
plus SELWYN BIRCHWOOD
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$40 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
JIM BRICKMAN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Billy Joel Tribute
THE STRANGER featuring MIKE SANTORO
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$28 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 presents Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
MARCUS MILLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring BRIAN BROMBERG, ART SHERROD, MATT MARSHAK, ROB DEBOER, TONT GRACE, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show
FOUR80EAST
with special guests ART SHERROD and MATT MARSHAK
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
1:30 p.m.: The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show
The ART OF JAZZ AWARDS CEREMONY
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts / Schmidt Gallery

3:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops / Symphony in Bossa
READING POPS ORCHESTRA with MINAS
featuring ORLANDO HADDAD, PATRICIA KING, ANDREW NEU
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Call Box Office at 610-6077-6270; order online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

6:00 p.m.: The Grand Finale
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
and special guest FRED HAMMOND
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 / POST-FEST EVENT
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
BRANFORD MARSALIS with special guest KURT ELLING
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium

Various Venues in Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

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Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm in the Park Theater
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec 31, 2016 at midnight

UK-Keyboardist Oli Silk began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s. The pair released 2 albums to much European acclaim and this grabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records’ CEO Les Cutmore who signed Oli on a multi-album deal which first gave us his debut solo CD ‘So Many Ways’ in 2006. Fast forward a decade, and Oli now has 5 CD’s to his name, including many chart topping radio singles, most notably one of the biggest hits of 2009 ‘Chill Or Be Chilled’, and also the 2014 chart-topper ‘At Your Service’. Oli remains one of the most dynamic and energetic keyboardists in the genre, and his unique mix of jazzy instrumentals, funky vocal cuts and down right dirty ol’ school keytar and vocoder, give his live shows that real wow factor and have garnered him a loyal and dedicated fan-base. Oli’s skills as a keys player have made him the UK go-to guy for some of the genre’s biggest artists such as Gerald Albright, Chuck Loeb, Boney James, Dave Koz, Euge Groove and Peter White. His credentials as a musical director are also far reaching, most notably for 4 years at the Dubai International Jazz Festival – overseeing some 30+ artists on the Jazz Garden Stage. When off stage, Oli is a sought-after smooth jazz producer, composer and mix engineer whose recent clients include keyboardists Nicholas Cole and Tim Watson, and saxophonist Michael J Thomas. Oli has also composed music for TV (Oprah Winfrey, MTV, Miami Ink) and hi end smartphone apps (Zynga Games).

Here you can order your exclusive hotel package and tickets:
www.smoothjazzshop.eu/augsburg

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 7:00 pm + 10:00 pm

Martini Blu, 5060 W FM 1960, Houston, Texas 77069

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Another year is coming to an end. Do you also feel like celebrating the old and the new properly? For our part: We are absolutely in the mood for a big event! That’s the reason why, for the second time, we are presenting our four days Soul-, Funk- and Jazz Party around New Year’s Eve. With the SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG we bring as usual absolute top names, as well as outstanding young guns of the international Smooth Jazz Scene to Augsburg. Three festival evenings we celebrate in the stunning and evocative atmosphere of the Parktheater at Kurhaus Göggingen. The program includes two live concerts and an after-show party per day – on Thursday Shakatak and Jeannette Harris as well as on Friday Brian Bromberg and Oli Silk & JJ Sansaverino. The fantastic highlight at the Parktheater is the big New Year’s Eve: Euge Groove’s show is followed by a year-end countdown on stage and subsequent Allstar Jam.

Our partner location this year is again the “Dorint Hotel” at Wittelsbacher Park, which provides shuttle busses to the Parktheater on all festival evenings. The hotel itself does not only host the New Year’s Concert feat. singer Lindsey Webster and saxophonist Elan Trotman, which ends the festival smoothly, but also the gala dinner before the New Year’s Eve show. Together with the Dorint Team we have newly conceived the dinner. Be surprised!
The official sale for festival packages starts on September 1, 2016 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.eu/augsburg

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A perennial favourite at Pizza Express Jazz Club, keyboard player Oli Silk always brings his own brand of dynamism and electricity to the stage. Mixing contemporary jazz with funk, latin and soulful vocals, Oli alongside his 5 piece band are back for one night only. The show will be particularly special as Oli will have copies of his brand new fifth album “Where I Left Off” two weeks before it goes on general release and you’ll hear some tracks performed live before anyone else in the whole world!

Oli will be accompanied by Julian Crampton on Bass, Westley Joseph on Drums, Mark Jaimes on Guitar, Dean Mongerio on Sax and Katie Leone on Vocals.

Please call 0207 439 4962 to book seats.

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

Seabreeze Festival 2016

Make Your Plans for April 20th-24th 2016…

2016 we will be celebrating our 18th year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. Tickets are going fast and armbands will be shipped in March 2016.

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Panama City Beach vacation rentals quickly booked online prior to last year’s 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival.

Book today for best selection.

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is pleased to once again be the official title sponsor of the annual ResortQuest Seabreeze Jazz Festival. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rental guests can choose from hundreds of Panama City Beach Condos all located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 6:30 pm

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival begins with a dinner cruise aboard The Solaris today, featuring Nick Colionne.

Lighthouse Marina, 5325 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408

Thursday, April 21, 2016 – 10:30 am

10:30am — Jazz Lunch Cruise aboard The Solaris featuring Mindi Abair, boarding at the Lighthouse Marina

Lighthouse Marina, 5325 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408

2pm — Gates open | 3pm — Chris Godber | 4:30pm — Jackiem Joyner and vocalist Selina Albright | 6:30pm — Smooth Jazz Super Friends featuring Josh Vietti, vocalist Kyshona Armstrong, Marcus Anderson and David Sides | 8:30pm — Gerald Albright & Jonathan Butler | 10:30pm — All-Star After Party Jam featuring Mindi Abair (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Pier Park Amphitheater, 500 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Friday, April 22, 2016 – 1:00 pm

1pm — CD Release Party featuring Nick Colionne (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park) | 2pm — Gates open | 3pm — The Groove Messengers: Oli Silk, JJ Sansaverino and Will Donato | 4:30pm — The PEET Project | 6:30pm — Vocalist Malina Moye | 8:30pm — Boney James | 10:30pm — All-Star After Party Jam featuring Nick Colionne (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Pier Park Amphitheater, 500 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 9:30 am

8am — Gates open | 10am — The JT Project (Seabreeze Rising Star) | 11:15am — Ben Tankard | 12:30pm — Jazz in Pink with Cindy Bradley, Gail Jhonson, Jazmin Ghent, Mariea Antoinette and others | 2:30pm — Najee | 4:30pm — Brian Culbertson | 6:30pm — Vocalist Michael McDonald | 8:30pm — Peter White, Euge Groove and Paul Taylor | 10:30pm — All-Star After Party Jam hosted by Brian Culbertson (Pompano Joe’s)

Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 10:00 am

8am — Gates open | 10am — Kim Scott | 11:30am — Marc Antoine and Alex Bugnon | 1:30pm — The Family Stone | 3:30pm — Vincent Ingala | 5:30pm — Jesse Cook | 7:30pm — Jazz All Stars with vocalist Peabo Bryson, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson and Elan Trotman

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Welcome to Season III of the Gallery Suite Jazz Series.

Since its inception in 2012, the Gallery Suite Jazz Series has been host to twenty seven consecutive sold out showcases featuring a celebrated list of regional, national and international artists. Now in its third season, the series continues its tradition of offering some of the best entertainment in downtown Lansing performed by notable artists in various styles of the jazz idiom.

The Gallery Suite Jazz Series is hosted by International recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny and takes place in downtown Lansing’s most unique and intimate artist-owned studio spaces. This hip, urban, raw venue with open wood ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls creates the ideal backdrop for you and your guests to experience a night of lively entertainment with an emphasis on diversion though pure musical artistry. With a limited seating capacity, those present will feel as though the music is being performed just for them.

This month’s featured artist is UK keyboardist Oli Silk!

Oli Silk is a keyboardist and producer from the UK. His professional musical journey began in 2000 as one half of jazz funk duo Sugar and Silk and together they released two albums in the UK and Europe. In 2003, he produced and co-wrote an album for saxophonist James Vargas which was released the following year by ‘Trippin’N’Rhythm Records’. Oli’s talent for writing and production caught the attention of the label who signed him, and in 2006 released his debut album ‘So Many Ways’ which received several awards in the industry. Following a top 20 radio single entitled ‘Easy Does It’ and over a dozen successful live performances in the USA, he recorded his 2nd album ‘The Limit’s The Sky’. Released in October 2008, it contained one of the biggest hits of the year ‘Chill Or Be Chilled’ which reached #3 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart and stayed on the chart for over a year!
Oli’s 2014 release ‘Razor Sharp Brit’ album went to #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart. ‘At Your Service’ is the title of the track, and it features Bassist and labelmate Julian Vaughn.

Oli’s skills as a producer, sound designer and mix engineer have been in demand for many years, he has composed and produced music used on numerous TV shows worldwide such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV, Miami Ink, My Super Sweet 16, Hogan Knows Best and on coverage of Golf’s US Masters.

His abilities as a keyboardist have made him the UK’s ‘go to’ guy, playing for the likes of Boney James, Peter White, Chuck Loeb, Rick Braun, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz, Marc Antoine, Paul Brown and many more. He remains one of the most unique and exciting young artists in the genre.

Aug 21, 2015 8:00 PM

La Fille Gallery, 336 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933, United States