Posts Tagged ‘Richard Elliot’


The “2016 Bayou City Jazz Series”

continues with the soulful sax of Richard Elliot and creative keys of Max Groove. Red-blooded Scottish sax man Richard Elliot, raised in Los Angeles, has been blowing audiences away for decades. The overtly sensual, romantic sax player has collaborated with giants such as Peter White, Dave Koz, Paul Brown and many more.

Max Groove is known as one of the true pioneers of smooth jazz. His style has captivated listeners for years. His hit list is lengthy and his current release “Night Owl” highlights his signature silky sound.

Sunday, October 09, 2016 – 5:00 pm

Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas 77002


Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach (ITI – 1984), on which he stepped out showcasing his tenor sax, soprano sax, Lyricon and writing skills. What does a red-blooded Scottish sax man raised in Los Angeles – now with a wife and five children – do for a 30-year encore? Well, this one-time member of the classic soul band Tower of Power proves he’s “not a young man” and drops the most overtly sensual, romantic and intimate album of his career in collaboration with contemporary jazz production/guitar giant Paul Brown. The title of this 17th solo project is Lip Service (the artist’s first for Heads Up/Concord Music Group).

Slow burning intensity has been Richard Elliot’s stock-in-trade since debuting as a member of the novel Chapman Stick-based quartet Kittyhawk in 1979 at the age of 19. With influences ranging from Grover Washington, Jr. to John Klemmer, his broad range of saxual expression knows no bounds. He has topped charts and toured the world as a leader as well as with the innovative groups Guitars & Saxes and Summer Horns (Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Dave Koz), the latter of whom he’ll be on the road with all summer 2014 (debuting a selection or two from Lip Service) before continuing on with his own shows in the fall. It’s the unabashed excitement from concert fans that drives him to this day.

Looking back on the 16 solo projects that led to Lip Service, Elliot concludes, “I’ve never counted my albums. I tend to do a record every year-and-a half or two. It just goes by so quickly. I still love what I do. Recording is a fun yet arduous process… but I never get tired of playing live. I always say I play my concerts for free and get paid for everything else I have to do the other 23 hours of the day! It’s a privilege to play music for a living…and I never take a gig for granted.”

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 8:00 pm

B B King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42 St, New York, NY 10036



Michael McDonald
Saturday, August 6 at 7 pm

George Benson
Saturday, August 27 at 7 pm

An Evening with Kenny G
Sunday, August 28 at 6 pm


Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Saturday, September 10 at 7 pm

An Evening with Pat Metheny
Saturday, September 17 at 7 pm

Keiko Matsui with Kenny Lattimore and Michael Lington
Saturday, September 24 at 7 pm


Ottmar Liebert
Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm

Spyro Gyra with Lee Ritenour
Sunday, October 2 at 4 pm

Brian Culbertson with Javier Colon
Saturday, October 8 at 7 pm

Richard Elliot & Peter White
Sunday, October 16 at 4 pm

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, California 92589


Genuine Jazz & Wine allows YOU to mingle with the stars of Jazz! Relax in the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, as stars from Smooth Jazz, Fusion and Mainstream Jazz, delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine delivers a one of a kind, fan-based experience that attendees talk about throughout the year. All ticketed performances with national acts are held in the beautiful and intimate ballroom…there is never a rain out. In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

9:00pm – Generation NeXt featuring Nicholas Cole, Lebron & Lin Rountree

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

12:00pm – Tizer featuring Chieli Minucci
2:00pm – Rick Braun
4:30pm – Norman Brown
6:30pm – Richard Elliot
8:30pm – All Star Jam

Sunday, August 21st 2016

12pm Marion Meadows

Copper Mountain, 209 Ten Mile Cir, Frisco, Colorado 80443 (Vail, Breckenridge)


The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend 2017 features 5 of the biggest stars in smooth jazz and the introduction of 3 new stars.  Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Peter White and rising stars Generation neXt, featuring Nicholas Cole & Lin Rountree with special guest Julian Vaughn, entertain you individually and together throughout the entire weekend, with the finest back up musicians in the business.

For more information about this event visit

Friday, January 13, 2017 – 7:30 pm – Sunday, January 15, 2017 – 10:00 am

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront, 2605 North A1A, Melbourne, Florida 32903


Smooth Jazz Cruise 2017 (Sold out! Wait List Available)

Lineup includes: Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Alonzo Bodden, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Keiko Matsui, Jon Secada, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 4:00 pm

Cruise embarks from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti; Samana, Dominican Republic & Nassau, Bahamas from Jan 21-28, 2017


April 28th – May 2nd
Thursday April 28th – £29.50
Saturday April 30th – £32.50
Sunday May 1st (lunch) – £29.50
Friday April 29th – £32.50

Featuring Randy Jacobs (guitar), Ron Reinhardt (keyboards), Nate Philips (bass) & Third Richardson (drums)
Sunday May 1st (evening) – £29.50
Monday May 2nd (lunch) – £29.50

You can also book on the phone 0207 439 4962

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