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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

Join us every Wednesday night from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Orozko Lounge for the Nugget Jazz Night! These weekly shows are FREE so get here early.

Spend a well deserved evening out and relax with live jazz each week in the beautiful atmosphere of the Orozko Lounge. There is no cover charge and parking is free and easy in our parking lot west of Orozko just across 14th Street or valet at the hotel’s main entrance.

Wed, Sep 7 Nils, Guitar

Fully living up to the title of a popular instructional book he once wrote called “How To Make Your Guitar Talk,” Nils was the smooth jazz story of 2005, breaking through to audiences across the country with the energetic title track from his Baja/TSR debut Pacific Coast Highway.

Wed, Sep 14 Drew Davidsen, Guitar

Drew Davidsen is a multi-talented composer, guitarist, and longtime session player who has appeared on close to 30 high profile projects. His unique style, tireless work ethic, and heart for jazz have always made him stand out in and around his hometown of Towson, Maryland.

Wed, Sep 21 Joey Sommerville, Trumpet

Trumpeteer Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who ‘got happy’. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.”

Wed, Oct 5 Shilts, Saxophone

Saxophonist for the funk/soul/jazz band Down to the Bone.

Wed, Oct 12 Oli Silk, Keyboards

Oli Silk is a British Keyboardist, Performing Artist, Writer and Producer. His professional musical journey began in 2000 as one half of Jazz Funk duo “Sugar and Silk” and together they released two CDs in the UK and Europe.

Wed, Oct 19 Marcus Anderson, Saxophone

Capital Jazz Fest Challenge winner, Marcus Anderson electrifies stages with an unmatchable energy and an intoxicating sound that stretches the definition of jazz.

Wed, Oct 26    Jonathan Fritzen, Keyboards

Jonathan Fritzén was born in Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an American father. He grew up in a musical family and started playing drums as a young child. He later added piano, bass, guitar, flute and vocals, whilst during his formal training at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm he became one of the first students to receive a Masters degree in jazz. By the age of 22 Jonathan had performed on national Swedish television several times and toured with some of the countries most respected jazz musicians. Three years later he recorded ‘Love Birds’ and in doing so he made his mark as the first Swedish pianist to release a smooth jazz CD. His second album “VIP” (2009) spent in total 40 weeks on the Top 50.

Wed, Nov 2 Uptown Band (Duo), Vocals & Saxophone

Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder lead The Uptown Band based near Philadelphia. With the release of their debut CD “Waiting for Her” and their 2010 Christmas release “Merry Christmas Baby,” they are gaining fans around the world because of their unique mix of Jazz and Funk. Besides being partners on stage, they are also married off stage, which help in making their live shows extremely memorable! Please note, only Erich and Jenifer will be performing.

Wed, Nov 9 Matt Marshak, Guitar

Don’t miss this up and coming jazz guitarist at the Nugget! Voted “best new jazz artist in NYC,” Matt has opened for Jeff Golub, Richard Elliot, Peter White, and Steve Cole.

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431  (Reno)

Just a few blocks from the beach sits this newly renovated convention facility where many of Rehoboth’s larger events take place. The Center features a long auditorium with 6,700 sq. ft. of space and a seating capacity of 1,000 people. There is also a stage with light and sound equipment, a kitchen, and many other amenities.

Wed. 10/12/2011

at 8:00 PM Rippingtons Opening ”JAZZ GETS THE BLUES” Starring Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Steve Cole, Jeff Golub & Matt Marshak Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Thu. 10/13/2011

at 8:00 PM Norman Brown & Richard Elliot Opening Mindi Abair Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 7:30 PM Tom Netherton Epworth United Methodist Church

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 9:00 PM Fourplay Opening Steve Cole Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 10:30 PM Gerald Veasley and Friends – A Late Night Jam Clear Space Theatre

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 1:00 PM Smooth Jazz All-Stars Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 2:30 PM Gerald Veasley’s Tribute to Stevie Wonder with Special Guest Joe McBride Epworth United Methodist Church

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 4:00 PM Jeff Golub & Paul Taylor Clear Space Theatre

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 7:00 PM Matt Marshak with Marcus Anderson & The Urban Jazz Coalition Epworth United Methodist Church

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 9:30 PM An Evening With Rick Braun, Gerald Albright & Peter White Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 10:30 PM An Evening With Mindi Abair, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson Clear Space Theatre

Sun. 10/16/2011

at 2:00 PM Smooth Jazz All-Star Grand Jam Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

Saturday, September 10

Sunday, September 11

4:00pm – 9:00pm

Fort Hunter Park


4:30 – David Bach Consort

6:00 – Shilts

7:30 – Nick Colionne


4:30 – Milton Hershey Middle School Division Jazz Band

5:00 – Hershy Jazz Band

6:00 – Four80East & Matt Marshak

7:30 – Eric Darius

The Dauphin County Commissioners are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Jazz Festival. Pack up a blanket and chair – come to see national and local recording artists in a serene park. Enjoy PA’s top regional wineries, along with food and craft vendors. Children are free of charge. One ticket will gain people admission for both days.

Tickets: Advance ticket sales $20 for a weekend pass

At the Gate $25. Children under 12 are free.

Dauphin County Jazz Festival:

Due to flooding on the river the Festival has moved to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Banquet Hall, 2300 N.Cameron Street, Ft. Hunter, PA, and is now indoors! Saturday line-up: David Bach Consort, Paul Shilts Weimar and Nick. Sunday line-up: Fretwork, Four80East and Matt Marshak and Eric Darius.