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jazz on the vine

Join The Osthoff Resort for the 11th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 10-12, 2013!

They are delighted to bring together yet again a wonderful weekend of world renowned jazz musicians, dynamic concert performances and music enthusiasts from all over the United States to kick-off the summer concert season!
This year’s festival features jazz musicians such as Fourplay, Larry Carlton Quartet, Acoustic Alchemy, Michael Lington with special guest Bill Champlin, (formerly of CHICAGO), Shilts (also festival host), Cindy Bradley, Matt Marshak and Marcell Guyton.

During the festival, sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs.

Accommodations are on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets sell quickly! They look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)

The Las Vegas Jazz Festival is coming to Las Vegas September 14 – 16 2012!

This inaugural event will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

Peformers include the smooth jazz Allstars Peter White, Mindi Abair, Eric Darius, soulful singer Will Downing plus many more!

::Fri sept 14::
Dominic Amato

::Sat sept 15::
Peter White, Mindi Abair & David Pack
Larry Graham
& Graham Central Station
Richard Elliot & Rick Braun
Nick Colionne
Chris Standring & Shilts

::Sun sept 16::
Will Downing
Eric Darius & Larry Braggs
The Rippingtons
featuring Russ Freeman
Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole
& Marcus Anderson

JW Marriott Las Vegas, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

WLOQ 102.5 and the City of Altamonte Springs bring you the areas best outdoor concert series. Join us in the Eddie Rose Amphitheater for great music, food, wine and beer. This concert series attracts many vendors to Cranes Roost Blvd. adding to the excitement of things to do and see.

Featured Artists:

Paul “Shilts” Weimar hails originally from London, England. His career has spanned all forms of jazz, soul, rock and pop music. He has toured all over the world and performed with a host of international artists, such as The Brand New Heavies,Jamiroquai,David Bowie, and many more. Eventually Shilts formed and became the most visible and identifiable member of the UK jazz group Down To The Bone. After 11 years, 6 CDs and 4 solo CDs under his belt,”See What Happens”, “HeadBoppin”, “Jigsaw Life and his latest release, “Going Underground”. Shilts finally left DTTB and has moved on to become a sought after solo artist & producer. Read more about Shilts at

Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school he honed his chops with three well-respected teachers: Joseph “Joey” Casciano, Mike Orioles and Richard Rabatin. They all inspired in him a lifelong commitment to his craft, while Rabatin in particular turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. While attending college at SUNY Geneseo, Matt had the opportunity to play with a blues and R&B group, as well as connecting and improvising with straight-ahead jazz saxophonist Joseph Yoon. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists, even drawing praise from Deep Purple’s legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Although Marshak is busy with live shows and the recording studio, he also finds time to write TV jingles (his guitar was featured on the New York Mets’ Mets Zone on Fox Sports) and conduct guitar clinics. Marshak is also proud to be a part of the new music scene growing on eastern Long Island. Read more about Matt at

Jazz Jams Uptown, Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 7:00 pm

The 10th annual Smooth Jazz For Scholars show featuring Paul Taylor, Nick Colionne, Chieli Minucci, Nelson Rangell and Shilts will be held May 5th 2012 at the Parson’s Complex located at 70 West River Street Milford, CT. 06460. Tickets are now on sale for $40 each and the first 200 tickets sold will be reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc. to P.O. Box 3723 Milford, CT. 06460.
Saturday, May 05, 2012 – 8:00 pm
The Parsons Complex, 70 West River St, Milford, Connecticut

The ultimate weekend of smooth jazz returns for its 14th season! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival showcases the top names in smooth contemporary jazz — all just steps away from the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife. Named a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the North American Tour Bus Association, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival combines top talent and white sand beaches for a jazz experience unlike any other.

Artists to appear include:

Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Trombone Shorty, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Nick Collione, Mindi Abair, Four 80 East, Maysa, Jeff Golub, Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, David Pack, Eric Darius, Alexander Zonjic, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene’, Shilts, Urban Jazz Coalition, Karen Briggs, Matt Marshak, Gail Johnson!

Tickets available online at and by phone at 800-595-4849. Plus, don’t miss our Seabreeze Dinner Cruise with Brian Culbertson aboard The Lady Anderson Dinner Yacht on Wednesday April 18th from 7-10pm. Kick off the ultimate weekend of smooth jazz in style with Brian Culbertson! For more information call 850-267-3279.

The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival will be here before you know it. Tickets are already on sale and jazz lovers are booking their favorite Panama City Beach gulf-front vacation rental. Every year, the Panama City Beach vacation rentals sell out for this event and those closest to the event site at Pier Park go first.

April 19 – 22, 2012
Pier Park Amphitheater, Panama City Beach, FL

The intimate 400 seat theatre has exceptional sightlines and outstanding acoustics. With the furthest seat only 14 rows from the stage, the Prairie Center is the ideal venue to see a show.

Already announced are the artists Norman Brown, Shilts and Larry Carlton. More to come!

Schaumburg Prairie Ctr for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg, Illinois

Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 7:30 pm

This spectacular two-day event is a juried fine art and jazz festival featuring 100 award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz music will be presented on stage on both days.

Musical Performers

Shilts hails from London, England and has been playing saxophone since his early teens. His career has spanned all forms of jazz, soul and pop music, and he has toured all over the world and recorded with a host of international artists.

Most recently you will have seen Shilts as Bandleader and front-man of British urban jazz funk export “Down To The Bone” which has enjoyed massive success in the United States. DTTB have released 7 albums of which Shilts is heavily featured, both as a player and as a writer.

In 2008 after a bitter sweet decision, Shilts finally said farewell to DTTB and turned his full focus on his solo career. Armed with his new CD “Going Underground” with the #1 single “Seeing Things Clearly,’ things couldn’t look brighter for the future.

Shilts’ ethos is a desire to produce good music without ever losing sight of the fact that it should be good fun at the same time. Now let’s just wait and ………….. “see what happens”!

Matt Marshak

Matt Marshak, a native of Long Island, New York, grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. There’s no denying Matt Marshak’s mastery of the contemporary jazz format, as he lays down original, stylish guitar licks with shades of the blues, rock, pop, soul and—of course—jazz. Marshak is known for his lively, fun and energetic live shows. Being one of the finest guitarists in the contemporary jazz genre means that Marshak also digs experimenting with his guitar sounds.

Whether his music sounds vocal or instrumental, Marshak has been one of most appealing new faces in contemporary jazz. That’s even before the late, great and influential CD 101.9 smooth-jazz radio station in New York named him one of the best new smooth-jazz artists. Later would come worldwide recognition from JazzTimes magazine, which showered praise on his music and unique style.

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Whitewater Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Dr, Rancho Mirage, California

Saturday, November 12, 2011 – 1:00 pm