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Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy, and picked up the saxophone at the age of 12. With the album “Give Me The Groove”, the saxophonist received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007, 5 tracks of the CD hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations. Soon, Rocco made his mark in the scene and appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival (Georgia/USA), the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube (Austria) as well as our Smooth Jazz Festivals in Augsburg (Germany), at Lake Maggiore (Italy) and in Sa Coma (Mallorca/Spain). His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius and many more.

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Olá Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

Are you ready for the 3rd edition of our ALGARVE SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL? Then follow us to the southern end of Europe, directly to the Portuguese Atlantic coast – more specifically to the spectacular rock formations of the Algarve. Mid October, we are going to open the gates of a small paradise for festival guests from all over the world: The exclusive 5-star hideaway Vila Vita Parc extends on a 22-hectare, subtropical park, which sits directly on the seaside cliffs.

The member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” is located in Porches, about half an hour drive away from Faro International Airport, and has much to offer – among others 170 rooms, suites and villas, which are housed in various Moorish style buildings. In addition, it has ten restaurants – one of them has been awarded with two Michelin stars – seven bars, a café and an underground vaulted wine cellar, where Vila Vita Parc proffers amongst others its house wine. As well as for example the olive oil they serve in the hotel it is grown on the Vila-Vita-Estate “Herdade dos Grous”.

In addition to a varied additional program, we have put together a first-class artist line-up again. Look forward with us and the Vila Vita Parc team to having a glorious time in a heavenly place full of frank hospitality. And be assured: To all those who are looking for more than additional program and concerts Vila Vita Parc offers a wide variety of options to pass their time, relax, to do sports etc. Anyone who wants to find out more, should take a close look at our website – anyone who wants to experience it first hand, should book a hotel package.

Announced artists are Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Peter White, Paul Taylor, Marc Antoine, Michael Lington, Brian Bromberg, Lindsey Webster, Lin Rountree and Rocco Ventrella.

Get your tickets here.

October 16 – October 21, 2018

Vila Vita Parc, Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, 8400-450 Porches

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The 2016 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival features an “unplugged” concert on the beach with Peter White and Marc Antoine.

Friday, October 14, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Rocco Ventrella with the LA Collective, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — vocalist Lindsey Webster, Michael Lington, vocalist Kenny Lattimore & Jonathan Fritzén, 7pm — Roman Street, Boney James

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Vocalist Javier Colon, Pieces of a Dream, 7pm — Cecil Ramirez, Brian Culbertson

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The 2016 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival features an “unplugged” concert on the beach with Nick Colionne tonight.

Friday, October 21, 2016 – 7:00 pm

7pm — Keiko Matsui, DW3

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Eric Darius, Acoustic Alchemy, 7pm — Grace Kelly, Average White Band

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

Noon — Ben Tankard, Ray Parker, Jr, 7pm — Adam Hawley, Peter White, Paul Taylor and Euge Groove

Descanso Beach Club, 1 Descanso Ave, Avalon, California 90704

Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California 90704

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Rocco Ventrella was born in Bari, Italy. With the album ‘Give Me The Groove’, the saxophonist has received a Pre-Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2007, 5 tracks of the CD hit the Top20 of numerous smooth jazz radio stations. Also Ventrella has gotten quotes from George Duke, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more.

Rocco appeared in selected jazz festivals including the James Brown Festival in Georgia, the Smooth Jazz Festival Bregenz (Austria), Smooth Jazz in the Cube (Austria), the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg (Germany), the Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca (Spain) plus performances in Luxembourg, UK, USA and France. His passion is performing live on stage and touring the world. In his carreer, he shared the stage with some of the most respected smooth jazz artists worldwide such as Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Renato Falaschi and many more. In 2015, he released his latest CD.

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Ciao Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

Our festival family has grown again. In the new year, the altogether 13th edition of our SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL series takes us to a new place in a new country – a country known for good food, good wine, fashion, summer, sun, sunshine – a country known for LA DOLCE VITA: Italy.

The 3rd in the league of our annual festivals is from now on going to take place there, more precisely at the picturesque Lake Maggiore. The second largest lake in Italy is located in the wine region of Piemonte and is just within a stone’s throw of Lake Como, where amongst others George Clooney owns a house. Venue for our festival is the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno. The exclusive bathing and holiday resort Baveno, which is situated about 45 minutes north of the fashion metropolis Milan, is surrounded by picturesque mountains. It has retained the glamour of the 60s and the charm of Art Nouveau. The hotel itself is nestled in a beautiful natural setting with century-old trees in the parks, pools, and the breathtaking panorama of the Borromean Islands. The spacious complex extends directly to the lake shore and has a private boat jetty.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene:

KEIKO MATSUI MINDI ABAIR KIM WATERS MARC ANTOINE BRIAN SIMPSON JULIAN VAUGHN ROCCO VENTRELLA RENATO FALASCHI ILARIA DE ROBERTIS GIANNI VANCINI

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

The official sale starts on April 10, 2015 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.eu/italy.

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Innervision NAMM Jam featuring Will Donato, JJ Sansaverino, Blake Aaron, Patrick Yandall, Slim Man, Rocco Ventrella, Jack Prybylski & Phillip Martin.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles)

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“One can only smile and enjoy when hearing the music of Rocco Ventrella. The joy of his music that exudes from his soul is undeniable. His passion for smooth jazz is so obvious with every note he plays”

Rocco Ventrella appeared in selected jazz festivals include the “James Brown Festival” in Georgia, the “1° Annual Smooth Jazz Festival” in Austria, the “The Cube Smooth Jazz Festival” plus with Brian Culbertson in Austria, the “Augsburg Smooth Jazz Festival” with Gerald Albright , Paul Brown, Jessy J. in Germany, the “Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013” with Rick Braun. Also Rocco played over 200 shows in 30 countries in front of more than 500 thousand people.

Actually Rocco continues to tour the world sharing stages with most respected artists such as Peter White, Marion Meadows, Candy Dulfer, Renato Falaschi, Mindi Abair, Jessy J., Brian Culbertson, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Nils, Paul Brown, Gerald Albright, Otto Williams, Jonathan Fritzen, Greg and Gary Grainger, Eric Darius. Brian Simpson, Rick Braun, Marc Antoine, Michael Lington, Dave Koz and more.

“Tres Palabras”(Three Words) is the new single released in June 2013 and that will be part of Rocco’s new CD slated for release in spring of 2014.

Friday, February 7, 2014 8:00pm in PST

Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740