Posts Tagged ‘Rick Braun’

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert
7 p.m.: Swinging at the Crowne
THE LAST BIG BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading/Goodnites Lounge; Ticket info: http://www.readingcp.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Alvernia Performing Arts & Culture Series
GERMAINE INGRAM & THE RED ROSE COLLECTIVE
Francis Hall Theater – Alvernia University
Ticket info: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture

SATURDAY, MARCH 14: Berks Jazz Fest preview event 7:30 p.m.: “I Got the Life:” The Music of Nina Simone
CAROL RIDDICK & GERALD VEASLEY with AARON GRAVES
and TIM HUTSON
WCR Center for the Arts; Tickets: $30 (General admission)

TUESDAY, MARCH 17: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7 p.m.: Swinging at the Crowne
THE BUDDY RICH TRIBUTE BIG BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading/Goodnites Lounge; Ticket info: http://www.readingcp.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 20: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night @ Jazz Upstairs Series
ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET
with Bennie Sims, Steve Rudolph and Marko Marcinko
Miller Symphony Hall – Rodale Community Room, Allentown
Tickets: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 21: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7 p.m.: Jazz on the Avenue presents
KELLY POWERS TRIO
Yocum Institute for Arts Education; Tickets: http://www.institute-of-arts.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7 p.m.: The Great American Songbook CD Release
ERICH CAWALLA’S ALL-STAR BIG BAND & ORCHESTRA
featuring Larry McKenna, Bennie Sims, Marko Marcinko, Steve Rudolph
and more with special guest TULPEHOCKEN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom; Ticket info: http://www.readingcp.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 11:30 a.m.: Harold B. Leifer Memorial Kickoff Luncheon
THE GROOVEMASTERS featuring Bennie Sims, Cliff Starkey and
Erich Cawalla
The Peanut Bar Restaurant; Call 610-376-8500 for reservations
7 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
CHRIS BOTTI
Santander Performing Arts Center: $69 & $59 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Litchfield Jazz Camp Night
ZACCAI CURTIS & ALBERT RIVERA LATIN JAZZ BAND
with special guest TRADING FOUR
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $20 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Special Reunion Concert
DANCE HALL DOCS with special guest TOM BOWES
The Inn at Reading: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 (continued)
1 p.m. & 7 p.m.: SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Parlor presents
GERALD VEASLEY UNSCRIPTED AT BERKS
featuring BOBBY LYLE, CHIELI MINUCCI, JAZMIN GHENT
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $40 (General Admission)
1 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER AT 70!
Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Rick Braun, Maysa, Kimberly Brewer, Eric Darius, Nick
Colionne, Art Sherrod Jr., Ragan Whiteside, Glenn Jones, Doxa Gospel Ensemble
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $56 (Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at The Inn
TAB BENOIT plus GREG SOVER BAND
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
2 p.m. & 8 p.m.: The Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM with THE RS HORNS
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $25 (General Admission)
3:30 p.m.: Brazil & Chill
ANN WALSH & TOM ZINK featuring BRIAN BROMBERG
and SPECIAL GUESTS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
6 p.m.: Blue Note at Sea Cruise Night
MARCUS MILLER LAID BLACK TOUR
featuring SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $58 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
THE BRUBECK BROTHERS CELEBRATE DAVE BRUBECK’S
CENTENNIAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
9:30 p.m.: 40th Anniversary Tour
INCOGNITO with MAYSA
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $56 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Glenn Jones, Ragan Whiteside, Ray Fuller, Tony
Moore, Tom Zink, Bobby Lyle, Chieli Minucci, Jazmin Ghent, Andrew Neu,
Donald Robinson, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 5
10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
BRIAN BROMBERG‘S UNAPOLOGETICALLY FUNKY BIG
BOMBASTIC BAND featuring Everette Harp, Ray Fuller, Tony Moore,
Tom Zink, Berks Horns
The Inn at Reading: $50 (General Admission; Includes brunch)
12:30 p.m.: The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show
THE ART OF JAZZ AWARDS CEREMONY
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts’ Schmidt Gallery: FREE
3 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
DAVID BENOIT & LINDSEY WEBSTER
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
6 p.m.: 30th Anniversary Finale
BRIAN CULBERTSON: THE XX TOUR
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $58 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 (continued)
8 p.m.: Funky Friday
REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH-A-FUNK
Crowne Plaza Reading/Goodnites Lounge: $15 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
9:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
PIECES OF A DREAM with special guest MAYSA
and introducing JUSTIN-LEE SCHULTZ
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $56 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Blake Aaron, Tom Braxton, Albert Rivera, Nick Colionne, Andrew Neu, Nelson
Rangell, Alex Bugnon, Marc Antoine, Donald Robinson, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, MARCH 28 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.: SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Parlor presents
GERALD VEASLEY UNSCRIPTED AT BERKS
featuring NELSON RANGELL, ALEX BUGNON, MARC ANTOINE
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $40 (General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at The Inn
KENNY NEAL & THE NEAL FAMILY REVIEW with special guest FRANK BEY
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
KEIKO MATSUI & KIRK WHALUM
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $56 (Reserved Seating)
3:30 p.m.: A2Z Jazz Party
ANDREW NEU & ROB ZINN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
6 p.m.: 30th Anniversary All-Star Celebration
RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, MINDI ABAIR, NICK COLIONNE,
LARRY BRAGGS, BRIAN BROMBERG, EUGE GROOVE
Santander Performing Arts Center: $59 & $49 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
READING POPS ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF DJANGO
with JULIEN LABRO, FRANK VIGNOLA, VINNY RAINOLO,
JOSH TAYLOR, TOM STROHMAN
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
9:30 p.m.: Dynamic Violinist
DAMIEN ESCOBAR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Blake Aaron, Tom Braxton, Nick Colionne, Nelson Rangell, Alex Bugnon,
Marc Antoine, Brian Bromberg, Andrew Neu, Albert Rivera, Donald Robinson,
Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, MARCH 29
10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JAZZ FUNK SOUL featuring JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP,
PAUL JACKSON JR.
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $52 (Reserved Seating; Includes brunch)
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 (continued)
Eric Darius, Aubrey Logan, Bobby Lyle, Gerald Albright, Tony Moore, Ray Fuller
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $58 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: THE PETER ROGAN BAND: NASHVILLE EDITION
featuring special guest PHIL MADERIA and Cliff Starkey, Fred Moreadith,
John Fundyga, Charise Rogosky, Dawn Blanford, Charlene Holloway
The Inn at Reading: $20 (General Admission)
7 p.m.: CALIENTE: LATIN JAZZ NIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading: $12 at the door (Includes buffet)
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
THE FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA: BIG BAND FOR A NEW
GENERATION
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium
Ticket info at http://www.kutztown-edu/events/ku-presents
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
6 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BONEY JAMES
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $58 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Night
PAT BIANCHI QUARTET
featuring JOE LOCKE, PAUL BOLLENBACK, BYRON LANDHAM
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $30 (General Admission)
7 p.m.: Classic Music from 1968-1972
DEAN BROWN’S SUMMER OF LOVE EVOLUTION
featuring Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Honey Larochelle, Keith Carlock,
Jim Beard, Schuyler Deale, Devron Patterson, Mino Cinélu, Berks Horns
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Blues at The Inn
BILLY PRICE CHARM CITY RHYTHM BAND
The Inn at Reading: $20 (General Admission)
8 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents Funky Friday
FELIX PASTORIUS & HIPSTER ASSASSINS
Crowne Plaza Reading/Goodnites Lounge: $20 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
9:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD ALBRIGHT & JONATHAN BUTLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $56 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Nick Colionne, Glenn Jones, Ragan Whiteside, Ray Fuller, Tony Moore, Tom
Zink, Andrew Neu, Bobby Lyle, Chieli Minucci, Jazmin Ghent, Brian Bromberg,
Donald Robinson, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4
9:30 a.m. registration/10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Lobby: FREE
SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (continued)
1 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY featuring MIDDLE SCHOOL
BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door. Cash only.
2:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
SOUL PATROL featuring LARRY BRAGGS, BLAKE AARON,
TOM BRAXTON
The Inn at Reading: $42 (Reserved Seating)
3 p.m.: Manhattan Transfer Founding Member
JANIS SIEGEL with JOHN DI MARTINO
WCR Center for the Arts: $30 (General Admission)
6 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY featuring HIGH SCHOOL
BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door. Cash only.
6 p.m.: XPN Welcomes
BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES featuring VICTOR WOOTEN,
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN, HOWARD LEVY
Santander Performing Arts Center: $59 & $49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, MARCH 30
7 p.m.: Get JazzED Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM hosted by Mike Eben, Albert Rivera,
Gerald Veasley, Brian Bromberg, Eric Marienthal, Aubrey Logan, Bobby Lyle
The Inn at Reading: (Donation at the door)
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
7 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
featuring special guest ERIC MARIENTHAL plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by ALBERT RIVERA
Exeter High School: FREE (General Admission; Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 10)
7 p.m.: Jazz at the Abe
BOBBY LYLE & THE LADIES OF SONG featuring TONI LYNNE,
ANNETTE HINES and more
The Abraham Lincoln: $20 (General Admission)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Café
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
featuring special guest RANDY BRECKER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: FREE (General Admission;
Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 10)
7 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 presents Blues at The Inn
ERIC CLAPTON RETROSPECTIVE
as performed by CRAIG THATCHER BAND
The Inn at Reading: $20 (General Admission)
7 p.m.: 30th Anniversary Berks Bop Big Band
ANDREW NEU, ERIC MARIENTHAL, GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE HARP, SKIP
SPRATT, RANDY BRECKER, RICK BRAUN, CRAIG KENNEY, TONY DESANTIS,
AUBREY LOGAN, PAUL ARBOGAST, JARRED ANTONACCI, DAVE CIANCI,
BRIAN BROMBERG, JEFF LORBER, SHERRIE MARICLE, GIL PARRIS
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by ALBERT RIVERA
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

THURSDAY, APRIL 2
7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAM
Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Brian Bromberg, Dean Brown, Chris “Big Dog” Davis,
Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Andrew Neu, Nick Colionne, Chieli Minucci,

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.

Get tickets here and here.

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

and

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

The 7th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend features Rick Braun, Marcus Anderson, Adam Hawley, DW3, Althea Rene, Karen Briggs and many more to be announced. This festival is hosted by Elan Trotman.

October 8 – 11, 2020

Get your packages here.

Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point St Michael, Bridgetown, BB 11000, Barbados

Just announced–The 2020 Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend at Daytona Beach Nov. 6-8, 2020!! Another amazing lineup with Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Richard Elliot, Jazmin Ghent, Adam Hawley, Keiko Matsui, Najee, and Brian Simpson. Thursday night Nov. 5 features Vincent Ingala, Michael Lington, and Paul Taylor.

For details: www.FloridaSmoothJazzWeekend.com or call 321-557-1388.

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

 

Rick Braun’s River Cruise 2021 featuring Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Jeffrey Osborne, Vincent Ingala.

Enjoy an intimate week full of beautiful views, world class food, and fine wine, in the company of your favorite musicians and a small gathering of friendly fellow jazz fans. Dave Koz will be with us for four days and three nights of each week, with the other headliners on board all week. What a week we will have on the river! See below for further details.

Only a few cabins left! Book your cabin now at rickbraun.com or by calling 520-219-3381.

If you’ve ever seen him perform, you know what a high-energy entertainer he is. A consistent chart-topper and two-time winner of the Gavin Report’s Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year award who has amassed a catalogue of #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and radio hits, Rick Braun has remained modest. A native of Allentown/Pennsylvania, the trumpeter, vocalist, composer and producer first surfaced as a member of the jazz-fusion outfit Auracle. After two LPs the group disbanded, and Braun turned to songwriting, scoring a hit with REO Speedwagon’s “Here with Me”. That was his entry, and he became a highly-respected sideman touring and recording with Rod Stewart, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole and Tom Petty. When his own Single “Cadillac Slim” had become a big hit, he had to either continue touring with Rod or really commit to his solo career. Instinctually he made the decision right away and never looked back. Rick has not only crafted his own, but also many (#1) hits for other musicians. He’s also a member of RnR (with Richard Elliot) and BWB (with Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum). Rick’s new album “Crossroads” was released on August 16, 2019.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
http://www.smoothjazzshop.eu

 

Olá Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

The wait is over! In our consecutive 4th year in Portugal, we proudly present the new home of the ALGARVE SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL: PINE CLIFFS – an award-winning Resort & Spa in Albufeira, which is one of the leading Luxury and Family Resorts in Europe. The exquisite hidden jewel enjoys a spectacular seafront location on the top of the Algarvian red cliffs, above the famous beach, Praia da Falésia – considered to be in the top3 most beautiful beaches of Portugal and Spain.

The 5-star resort, managed by Marriott International through its ‘The Luxury Collection’ brand, is traditionally styled with indigenous design, where Portuguese history is narrated through murals and hand painted tiles, skillfully complemented by native architecture. On 72 hectares, Pine Cliffs boasts exceptional leisure and sports facilities incl. the 1,100m² awarded Serenity Spa, a gym & health club, a Tennis Academy, a 9-hole cliff-top golf course and Golf Academy as well as swimming pools and water sports (seasonal). A selection of 11 restaurants and bars provide a prime dining experience – one of them on the beach, accessible via a walkway and panoramic elevator.

The Resort comes up with different options of hotels and properties: For our festival packages, we chose on the one hand the ‘Pine Cliffs Hotel’ and the ‘Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites’. They are both part of the Luxury Collection brand and are located in the main building complex, where the main festival action happens. And on the other hand, we chose in short walking distance the brand-new ‘Pine Cliffs Gardens’ (built in 2018) and the ‘Pine Cliffs Townhouses’. The latter are available with up to 3 separate bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), a living room and a full equipped kitchen – the most cost effective solution and perfect for being shared with friends.

The Resort also comes up with a fabulous place for the concerts: The ‘Tabu Garden Lounge‘ is an open-air venue right on top of the cliffs. Imagine, live-music in your ears, a cool drink in your hand… and from your seat, you are not just overlooking the stage, but also the Atlantic Ocean. Is there any better way to enjoy a first-class artist line-up??? And the after show parties at the ‘Aldar Club’ in the main building will round off every evening.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
www.smoothjazzshop.eu

Tracy Hamlin’s Sweet Jazz & Wine Festival features Alex Bugnon, Kim Scott, Rick Braun, Eric Essex, Art Sherrod Jr. and Tracey Hamlin.

Get your ticket here.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 12:30 PM

Tarara Winery, 13640 Tarara LN, Leesburg VA 20176

A highlight of the 2019 Showcase Series is sure to be an evening of terrific music with Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Rick Braun. Accompanied by a five-member backup band, Rick will thrill Sand Harbor audiences with his original compositions and jazz standards. During his career, this trumpet maestro has soloed on over 20 #1 smooth jazz hits and issued over 17 albums. They are thrilled to welcome this world-class artist to their Showcase Series stage as part of the 6th annual Prim Jazz Night!

August 19, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Hwy 28, Incline Village, Nevada 89451 (Lake Tahoe)

Jazz Under The Stars 2019 features Kenny Lattimore, Hiroshima, Adam Hawley, The Commodores, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 06:00 PM

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068