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Saxophonist Paul “Shilts” Weimar hails from London, England and began his career at the age of 15, when he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain. After working in nightclubs, backing US stars such as The Temptations, he soon established himself on the London session scene and recorded with artists like David Bowie and Jimmy Paige.

Paul’s soulful, funky saxophone style ensured him an invitation to “The Brand New Heavies” in 1994. This association lasted for 6 years and several world tours. Later he became bandleader and front-man of the British urban jazz funk export, “Down To The Bone” which enjoyed massive success in the US. DTTB released 7 albums of which Paul was heavily featured, both as a player and as a writer.

In 2001 Paul debuted as “Shilts”. The first album “See What Happens” was recognized as one of the top records of the year and saved him a nomination for Best New Artist at the National Smooth Jazz Awards. He finally said farewell to DTTB to focus on his solo career. With forming his own record label, the full-on funk fortified CD “Going Underground” (2010) came out – its single “Seeing Things Clearly” remained 5 weeks on #1 of the jazz charts. His latest album “All Grown Up” (2012), is named as his best work to date by critics and fans.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 1-3, 2013) incl. half-board & 4 concerts: from 255,00 Euro per person in a double room
2 nights (May 2-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 6 concerts: from 316,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (May 1-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 8 concerts: from 443,00 Euro per person in a double room

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After a highly successful, critically acclaimed 11th edition, Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival® is already set to return for 2014! The dates have been confirmed by Chillout Productions, the festival will run from Thursday, February 13 to Friday, February 21 in 2014. The same format will be followed, having two weekends of Main Gigs and Jazz Garden® in between, but with more new additions that will exceed everyone’s expectations as seen every year.

According to the founders and organizers of the festival, it’s too early to specify who might be featured on the twelfth edition; however, it will be undeniably a great line-up once again.

“Since the Dubai International Jazz Festival® began back in 2003, its popularity has grown immensely and this year was no different. More than 55,000 fans from across the region flocked to Dubai Festival City for the annual nine-day event, which welcomed great acts by world-class performers like the Legendary British Rock Band Deep Purple, American Pop Rock Bands 3 Doors Down, OneRepublic, and Irish Alternative Rock Band The Script. With the new theme of ‘Rocking the City’, the festival has yet again proven itself to be much more than just a Jazz event,” said Anthony Younes, CEO, Chillout Productions.

With an increase of 20% from the 2012 Edition, this year’s event was indeed more than an average music festival. Fans of the OSN Jazz Garden® witnessed a number of unexpected acts from award-winning musicians who never failed to entertain the crowd that by the end of every night managed to sweep the festival goers off their feet. On the last day of the OSN Jazz Garden®, the attendance reached over 5,000. This was because the festival did not limit its content to the commonly known concerts; it was continuously expanding by adding creative activities to its bills, thus the unwavering success.

“The challenge of raising the bar for the next edition will always be there. People will constantly expect a bigger and better edition. Every year, we need to come up with fresh and unique ideas to offer our ever-growing crowd. Truth to be told, it’s not a matter of necessity for us, it’s a matter of choice. Just like the festival being a system for bringing Jazz to large audiences that wouldn’t normally hear it. It’s not easy, but we did it. And for 2014, we most definitely will,” commented Younes.

Following its successful years, the most popular multi-day festival and most rewarded music event in the gulf region received an award last March 20 for Highly Commended – Best Festival at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards 2013.

Jazz Garden — The Legends Edition line-up

February 13

8–9.15pm: Tony Lakatos

9.30-11pm: Al Foster

February 14

8-9.15pm: Kirk Lightsey

9.30-11pm: Larry Carlton

February 19

8–9.15pm: Steve Grossman

9.30-11pm: Sean Jones

February 20, 2014

8–9.15pm: Nestor Torres

9.30-11pm: Billy Childs

Jazz Garden — The Weekday Edition line-up

February 15

8.30-9.30pm: Four 80 East

10-11pm: Alex Schultz and Raphael Wressnig’s Soul Gift Band featuring Sax Gordon

February 16
8.30-9.30pm: Jonathan Fritzen

10-11pm: Tad Robinson and band

February 17

8.30-9.30pm: Paul Shilts Weimar

10-11pm: Deitra Farr and band

February 18

8.30-9.30pm: Matt Marshak and Le Bron

10-11pm: “Sugaray” Rayford and band

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Europe’s greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz-Party

… Welcome to the MALLORCA SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL – the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean area. Actually, in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca.

In May, a music festival with unique live music awaits you in the exclusive ambience of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. The 5-star hotel is also the venue and is characterized by an elegant and modern equipment, a full-equipped spa area as well as landscaped gardens and swimming pools (indoor / outdoor). Located only 300 metres from the beach, right on the Punta de n’Amer natural park.

This musical (short) vacation* is all about enjoying the finer things in life. Good music. Good food. Good wine. Good entertainment. Good weather. Good prospects for recovery and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene:
PETER WHITE | RICHARD ELLIOT | NICK COLIONNE | JESSY J | GREGG KARUKAS | ELAN TROTMAN | SPENCER DAY | PAUL SHILTS WEIMAR

The live concerts take place on Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 1-3, 2013) incl. half-board & 4 concerts: from 238,00 Euro per person in a double room
2 nights (May 2-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 6 concerts: from 289,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (May 1-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 8 concerts: from 406,00 Euro per person in a double room

I look forward to a great time,

Christian Bössner
www.mallorca.smoothjazzfestival.de

* Additional vacation days at the hotel can be booked optionally.

JGTB

Jazz Gets the Blues is an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz, including Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Jeff Golub and Paul “Shilts” Weimar. Legends in their own right, this super group blends blues classics with burnin’ chops, funky grooves and a high-energy performance that makes “Jazz Gets the Blues” a unique and memorable night of music you don’t want to miss. Fans will also hear new Blues renditions of chart topping hits from these all-star artists in a show that promises to be entertaining and full of surprises.

Sunday, March 03, 2013 – 6:00 pm and 08:00 pm

One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas 78746