Posts Tagged ‘Pieces of a Dream’

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Easter Jazz Spectacular features Stanley Clarke, Norman Brown and Pieces Of A Dream

Saturday, April 11, 2020 – 08:00 PM

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

The Alabama Jazz Festival 2020 features Euge Groove, Kirk Whalum, Pieces Of A Dream, Adam Haley, Julian Vaughn, Kim Scott, Lindsey Webster, Just A Few Cats, Rick Braun.

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Birmingham Railroad Park, 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

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Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Hwy S, Ste 201, Hoover, Al

 

The Perfect Christmas Gift! The First Big Concert of 2020! Get Tickets Here Now Before They’re All Gone.

Dubbed the “Steely Dan of smooth jazz” by All About Jazz and praised by JazzTimes Magazine for their “consistently winning contemporary jazz,” Pieces of A Dream has been churning out chart-topping hits for four consecutive decades. Even the iconic Count Basie declared Pieces of A Dream “A tough act to follow!” Hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, the celebrated band has joined the ranks of some of Philadelphia’s most revered music-makers including Grover Washington, Jr., Patti LaBelle, The Roots, Jill Scott, John Coltrane, and Stanley Clarke. Throughout their illustrious career, childhood friends, pianist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon, have managed to stay true to their mission. “I don’t feel the vision for Pieces has changed at all,” explains Lloyd. “It’s a very simple one, to spread peace through our gift of music.” Curtis Harmon adds, “The band has changed a lot from 1976 to now. I mean just think about it – when we started, we were only 3, now we’re 7!” Pieces of A Dream, whose name is inspired by Pittsburgh tenor titan Stanley Turrentine’s song “Pieces of Dreams,” remains one of the architects of contemporary jazz and has no plans of slowing down. “Our fans keep us alive and kicking,” declares Harmon.

On May 24, 2019, Shanachie Entertainment released On Another Note, Pieces of A Dream’s 24th recording. Pieces of A Dream has toured the world, sold over one million albums, and scored both Smooth Jazz and R&B radio hits along the way.

Not many groups manage to stay together for 42 years and amass a catalog of 24 recordings. The story of Pieces of A Dream is remarkable considering James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon were 16 and 18 respectively when they released their first recording in 1981. Not long after that they hit the road performing in Grover Washington Jr.’s rhythm section and opening for him as Pieces of A Dream. “Mr. Magic” himself took Lloyd and Harmon under his wing and signed the band as the first group with his brand-new production company. Danny Harmon, Curtis’ father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, firmly establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the albums Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove,” and “Fo Fi Fo.” Pieces of A Dream recorded their Shanachie debut, In the Moment, in 2013, followed by 2015’s All In and Just Funkin’ Around in 2017.

Blue Pyramid Productions is proud to have Pieces Of A Dream start  of the New Year and kick of the 2020 leg of this year’s celebration of the 5th season of the Church Street Jazz Series.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Pieces Of A Dream with Rhonda Thomas

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 08:00 PM

McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 North College Street , Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Mount Clemens Clinton River Live features Alexander Zonjic, Pieces of A Dream and lots more…

September 21, 2019

Riverfront Gazebo, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Brian Simpson
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 – 8:00 PM

Ken Narravo & Jeff Kashiwa
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 – 8:00 PM

Pieces of a Dream
Sat, Jan 11, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Gregg Karukas
Sat, Mar 14, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Najee
Sat, May 23, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Norman Brown
Sat, Jul 25, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

WEST COAST JAM FEATURING RICHARD ELLIOT, PETER WHITE, & DW3

PIECES OF A DREAM

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

AFTER 7

JONATHAN BUTLER & KIRK WHALUM

FOR RESERVED TICKETS, CALL 513.748.7949

Fri, Jun 21, 2019, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Jun 22, 2019, 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Life Luxe Jazz – The Los Cabos Jazz Experience is a premier luxury cultural experience with jazz as the focal point, bringing people together with common interests in music, culture and exceptional cuisine with the goal of building bridges across borders.

Featured artists are Marc Curry, Gerald Albright, Average White Band, Alex Bugnon, Incognito, Pieces of a Dream, Ronnie Laws, Aundrae Russell, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, Sheléa, Raul Midon, Kirk Whalum

November 7 – November 11, 2019

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort, Cabo Pacifica S/N, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur 23450, Mexico

Join us for the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed.

Featured artists are Najee, Lindsey Webster, Daniel D., Pieces of a Dream, Jeff Bradshaw, Algebra, Kevin Jackson, JJ Sansaverino, Paula Atherton and more!

September 6, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Pieces of a Dream @ The Soiled Dove Underground

May 25, 2019 – 07:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado 80230