Posts Tagged ‘Patti LaBelle’

JazzFest West

The JazzFest West lineup continues to grow! Joining the incredible lineup on July 16 & 17 in San Dimas will be Brian Culbertson Official, The 40th Anniversary of Pieces Of A Dream, the first JFW appearance from Detroit’s Ken Ford Electric Violinist, and SoCal’s favorite party band DW3 with special guests Chante Moore & guitarist Adam Hawley. These six acts join the already announced performers – Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Mint Condition, Robert Glasper, Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne.

Tell your friends, and grab your tickets today.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bonelli Park, 120 Vía Verde, San Dimas, California 91773 (Map) (Los Angeles area)

The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce that the 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will be held March 17 & 18, 2012, at SunLife Stadium, located at 2269 Dan Marino Boulevard, in the heart of Miami Gardens.

The performers for 2012 Edition are for Saturday Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder, Nick Sample and Doug Belote, Ledisi, KEM, Jill Scott.

The line-up for Sunday are Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny G and Patti LaBelle.

“I am elated about the success of ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ and really feel like I’ve made an impact on the community during my time here as Mayor. I remember when no one knew anything about the event and now everyone has the desire to be involved! ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ has become so much more than just a music festival. It’s become a reunion point for friends and family, a source of economic opportunity for small and large businesses and a vacation destination for adults seeking a break from the winter cold,” said City of Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson. “This may be my last year as Mayor, but I know ‘Jazz in the Gardens’ will continue to grow, and I look forward to attending the festival year after glorious year.”

Mayor Gibson created “Jazz in the Gardens” seven years ago to help boost the City of Miami Garden’s economic growth and since then the festival has positioned itself as one of South Florida’s most highly anticipated musical events, attracting audiences from all across the nation and abroad. In March 2011, over 45,000 people attended the music festival.

The annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival formula for success is simple: a stellar line-up, great exotic foods, affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. The 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” music festival will undoubtedly live up to its reputation that has been established over the previous years as one of the premiere music festivals in the country. For the past six years, it has enjoyed unprecedented growth, constantly delivering stunning increases in attendance, enjoying a burgeoning worldwide popularity and attention for the beautiful City of Miami Gardens, with attendees from as far as Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.

For more information about the 7th annual “Jazz in the Gardens,” please call the general hotline at 1-877-640-JAZZ or visit

It began a decade ago when then 70 year-old Anita Berry became the first person ever to charter a full cruise ship to create The Jazz Cruise featuring over a dozen of the genres’ grandest musicians.  A St. Louis-based company, Jazz Cruises, LLC was also born and conceived the star-studded The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2004 under the executive direction of Berry’s son, Michael Lazaroff.  With both cruises selling out annually, including a second week of The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea that was added this year, Jazz Cruises, LLC blossomed into the world’s leading full ship music charter company.  2011 brought unprecedented growth for the company that evolved into Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC, the new corporate moniker that reflects its diversification into music genres beyond jazz.

Last October, Entertainment Cruise Productions teamed with Time Life to produce the second Malt Shop Memories Cruise, which featured a slate of idols from the 1950s & ‘60s such as The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, and Little Anthony & The Imperials whose music is contained on the nearly 4-million selling, 10-CD box set Malt Shop Memories.  The four-day Caribbean cruise was so successful that it will become a seven-day cruise in 2012 boasting a luminous lineup of legends such as Dion, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, The Original Drifters, The Duprees, Carl Gardner’s Coasters, and nearly a dozen other artists.  Malt Shop Memories Cruise will sail October 27-November 3 aboard Holland America’s M/S Eurodam from Fort Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.

Time Life again tapped Entertainment Cruise Productions to produce the first ever Soul Train Cruise, which is spawned from the iconic, trendsetting television series of the same name.  “The Hippest Trip at Sea” debuts February 17-24, 2013 with a lineup certain to keep the Soul Train line grooving including Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Kool & The Gang, Jeffrey Osborne, War, The Spinners, Harold Melvin’s Blues, Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient and others under the musical direction of George Duke.  Cruising aboard Holland America’s M/S Westerdam, cabins are already being booked for the cruise that will party from Fort Lauderdale to Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.

“At Entertainment Cruise Productions, we are committed to providing the very best live music cruise experience possible, regardless of the music genre,” said Lazaroff.  “We are delighted to be launching the first ever sailing of The Soul Train Cruise along with Time Life.  To date, we have been selective in our genre selections as not all of them would make good cruises and some require a proper vehicle for presentation.  The vast world of R&B, soul and Motown is a good example.  While this music is perfect for a cruise, we have been trying to find the right wrapping paper to deliver this present to the public for years.  When Time Life mentioned Soul Train, we embraced the iconic theme and culture as the perfect vehicle for such a cruise.  The concept is immediately clear through the brand name and the programming elements are endless.  When added to our Malt Shop Memories Cruise and our industry-setting sailings of The Jazz Cruise and The Greatest Party At Sea (a/k/a The Smooth Jazz Cruise), Entertainment Cruise Productions is proud to be the leading full ship charter music cruise producer in the world.  With over 30 sailings, no company can match our experience and expertise.  And we are constantly entertaining and exploring new cruise concepts.”


Entertainment Cruise Productions’ jazz offerings remain healthy and robust.  The Jazz Cruise 2012 sold out last summer and both weeks of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2012, which will be renamed The Greatest Party at Sea in 2013 to reflect the wide appeal and array of live entertainment offered during the cruise, will again be sell-outs when they depart from Fort Lauderdale next month.

About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

The largest private music ship charter company in the world, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Party: Greatest Party At Sea ( and The Jazz Cruise (, and is proud to partner with Time Life for The Malt Shop Memories Cruise ( and The Soul Train Cruise (   Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC prides itself on providing first-class musical vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective genres for loyal passengers, many of whom make the cruises an annual affair.  With its current slate of excursions, Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC will have produced 37 full-ship charter cruises.  Additional information is available at

Source:  Great Scott Productions

Patti LaBelle’s unmistakable style of soul meets the smooth rhythm and passion of Kenny G in “An Evening of Elegance” at Colonial Life Arena on Friday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Both musicians are in the middle of respective tours covering most of the East coast, and will combine their talents for their first Colonial Life Arena appearance this spring. The show is hosted by The Steve Harvey Morning Show’s very own, Nephew Tommy.

Critics have said that Patti LaBelle is notorious for her “passionate stage performances and wide vocal range.” She is probably best known for her 1974 megahit, “Lady Marmalade,” and also received a Grammy for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” for her 1991 album, “Burnin.”

Kenny G’s jazz saxophone melodies have been reaching the ears of music lovers for decades. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, he is sure to deliver a great show every time. Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for his song, “Forever in Love” in 1994. Kenny G’s solo tour is inspired by the release of his 13th studio album in June 2010 which includes tracks with vocals from Robin Thicke and Babyface.

Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Friday, April 29, 2011 – 8:00 pm