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Kentucky Performing Arts Presents DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2021 Photo Kentucky Performing Arts Presents DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021

Kentucky Performing Arts presents Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2021, with Special Guests Johnathan Butler, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Introducing Rebecca Jade, Sunday, December 12.

David Garfield's 'Stretchin' Outside The Box' Due September 27 Photo David Garfield's 'Stretchin' Outside The Box' Due September 27
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2021

Contemporary jazz keyboardist and producer David Garfield is renowned as an in-demand touring and session musician, working over 30 years as George Benson's musical director. Due out September 27, Stretchin' Outside The Box is the sixth and final installment in his Outside The Box series.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Will Come to The North Charleston PAC in December Photo Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Will Come to The North Charleston PAC in December
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021

Chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road this holiday season with the 24th annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021 with South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade.

Keyboard Wizard David Garfield Set to Release 'Stretchin' Outside The Box' Photo Keyboard Wizard David Garfield Set to Release 'Stretchin' Outside The Box'
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2021

Contemporary jazz keyboardist and producer David Garfield is renowned as an in-demand touring and session musician, working over 30 years as George Benson's musical director.

DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS: CHRISTMAS TOUR On Sale at Playhouse Square This Friday Photo DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS: CHRISTMAS TOUR On Sale at Playhouse Square This Friday
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2021

Chart-topping, GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz returns to the road this holiday season with the 24th annual Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021 with South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Richard Elliot and introducing vocalist Rebecca Jade.

Van Wezel Announces Additional Shows for 2021-2022 Season Photo Van Wezel Announces Additional Shows for 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

The Hall has announced three holiday performances for the 2021-2022 season, including the Broadway-style musical with circus artistry, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, the Dave Koz and Friend's Christmas Tour 2021 featuring a brilliant selection of musicians, as well as a special performance by Emmy nominee Michael Londra in Celtic Yuletide – Christmas in Ireland.

Celebrity Chef Alton Brown and More Announced At The King Center Photo Celebrity Chef Alton Brown and More Announced At The King Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Three new shows have been announced at the King Center.

New Haven's Shubert Theatre Announces Holiday 2020 Virtual Season Photo New Haven's Shubert Theatre Announces Holiday 2020 Virtual Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020

For those looking to safely celebrate the holiday this year – perhaps from afar with friends and loved ones – The Shubert Theatre has a full line-up of seven virtual shows now through January 3, 2021:

Van Wezel Announces Additional Virtual Programming and an Update on Live Performances Photo Van Wezel Announces Additional Virtual Programming and an Update on Live Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2020

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has just announced additional virtual events! Dave Koz and Darlene Love present virtual concerts this holiday season, and BroadwayHD allows viewers to experience the magic of Broadway right in their own homes.

Mad Dogs & The Englishman Will Play The Cannery in March Photo Mad Dogs & The Englishman Will Play The Cannery in March
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 12, 2020

Cannery Casino Hotel will bring various top entertainers to The Club in March, including “Mad Dogs & The Englishman – Tribute to Joe Cocker,” funk band WAR, R&B and jazz singer-songwriter Jeffrey Osborne and rock bands LIT & Marcy Playground. Guests can also enjoy free live entertainment at Pin-Ups Bar throughout March.

Adam Hawley to Release New Album ESCAPE Photo Adam Hawley to Release New Album ESCAPE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 29, 2020

The four years since dropping his debut album has been a bit of a rocket ride for award-winning R&B-jazz guitarist Adam Hawley. Six of his seven singles have gone to No. 1 nationally and he deftly avoided the sophomore slump when his second outing further established the artist as a centerstage solo artist. The stage is now being set for the February 28th arrival of “Escape,” his third album and first for his new record label, MBF Entertainment. Hawley produced and wrote eight of the record's ten tunes featuring collaborations with a constellation of smooth/contemporary jazz luminaries including Rick Braun, Najee, Michael Lington, Jeff Ryan, Marcus Anderson and Greg Manning.

Vanessa Carlton, Raheem DeVaughn and More Are Coming to City Winery Photo Vanessa Carlton, Raheem DeVaughn and More Are Coming to City Winery
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2020

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, has announced Grammy-nominated pop artist Vanessa Carlton, R&B chart topper Raheem DeVaughn, Chicago-born jazz sensation Ann Hampton Callaway, and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Friday, January 24 at noon. Tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago.

Carol Albert's 'Stronger Now' Set to Drop January 31 Photo Carol Albert's 'Stronger Now' Set to Drop January 31
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 5, 2019

Embarking on a fresh new chapter in her life musically, emotionally and spiritually, Carol Albert builds upon the inspiring career-shifting momentum of her recent Billboard Top Ten chart successes with her perfectly titled new full-length album Stronger Now. Featuring all original songs written and arranged by the prolific composer and pianist, the stylistically eclectic, 10 track collection - follow up to her 2017 breakthrough album Fly Away Butterfly – is set for release on Cahara Records January 31, 2020. Stronger Now includes two tracks previously released as singles that lit up terrestrial, internet and satellite stations. The Atlanta based artist scored her biggest success to date early in 2019 with the Brazilian flavored “Femme Flight,” which hit #4 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart. Produced by Carol, mixed by two-time Grammy winning hitmaker Paul Brown and featuring flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova, the track also earned Albert a new legion of fans via airplay on SiriusXM's Watercolors. Also featured on Stronger Now is Carol's latest single “Sun's Out,” a Latin tinged track produced and mixed by Brown that is currently in the Top Ten on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart as well as MediaBase, Smooth Jazz Top 20 at #5, Radiowave at #3 and GrooveJazz Chart at #2. Her earlier chart hits include “Chasing Waterfalls” (which reached #15), “Fly Away Butterfly” (#5) and “One Way.”

Photo Coverage: Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour Lights Up The Kravis Center Photo Photo Coverage: Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour Lights Up The Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 1, 2019

Dave Koz's music and multitalented friends lit up the Kravis Center For The Performing Arts last night on all levels. It was a spectacular presentation of swinging holiday music and multi media lighting effects that had the West Palm Beach audience dazzled during the entire concert. The friends who joined Dave for this tour were, Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker. Broadwayworld was there…check out the photos below.

World-Renowned Jazz Musician Rick Braun Raises over $90,000 for Autism School Photo World-Renowned Jazz Musician Rick Braun Raises over $90,000 for Autism School
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Rick Braun is a musician, record producer and father of Emma, his 19-year-old daughter with autism. Braun's signature events raise funds for a variety of autism related causes through his immense fan base. This year's recipient, Meristem, holds a special place for the Brauns; Emma is a student at Meristem, a school for young adults on the autism spectrum.

BWW Previews: UPTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL AN EVENING OF SAX THERAPY at University Area CDC Photo BWW Previews: UPTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL AN EVENING OF SAX THERAPY at University Area CDC
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 6, 2019

On Saturday, June 15, University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) will present Uptown Music Festival - an Evening of Sax Therapy featuring nationally known jazz artists, from 4 to 10 p.m. Benefiting the center and created to highlight the diverse musical culture, the inaugural festival will also feature an art gallery, a family-friendly Kids Zone, and local vendors, along with the headlining jazz artists.

Montalvo Announces 19/20 Carriage House Series
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2019

Art enthusiasts gathered last night (May 22) at Montalvo Arts Center for an exclusive members-only unveiling of its 2019-2020 Carriage House Theatre Concert Series line-up. The historic Silicon Valley venue announced a thrilling roster of performers from Meow Meow to The Second City, from Pablo Cruise to Loudon Wainwright III, tributes to The Beatles, Cream, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and an appearance by NPR's hit radio show and podcast "Selected Shorts." The season launches in October, offering a stellar line-up of theatre, comedy, magic, Grammy Award nominees/winners performing jazz, bluegrass, pop, rock, classical, new age, folk, Hawaiian music, and more. Tickets are now available to Montalvo members, and go on-sale to the general public beginning May 30. For more information or to purchase tickets, the public can visit montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5858.

Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring to Release 'Best of Chris Standring Remixed' Photo Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring to Release 'Best of Chris Standring Remixed'
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 1, 2019

Over twenty years and twelve albums into his career as a solo artist, chart-topping guitarist Chris Standring had no interest in putting out a typical “best of” album. After a gig, a fan approached him with a novel idea that did get his creative wheels spinning.

Bassist Allen Carman and A Masterful Collective Team To Define Own Brand Of Music The Photo Bassist Allen Carman and A Masterful Collective Team To Define Own Brand Of Music They Call 'Carmanology'
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 21, 2019

It started out as just a few friends having fun making music together but grew into a recording project that to date has placed three singles on the Billboard chart with a fourth, “State of Mine,” certain to follow suit, in part due to the distinctive rhythmic riffing of Grammy-winning guitar legend Nile Rodgers. Bassist Allen Carman shelved his music aspirations twenty years ago only to rekindle them after reconnecting with percussionist Gumbi Ortiz and keyboardist Philippe Saisse a couple years ago. Joined by drummer Luis Alicea, the quartet became The Allen Carman Project, a band scrapbooking contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin, Afro Cuban, funk and fusion with a bolt of added star power from prominent soloists: Rodgers, saxophonist Andy Snitzer, trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Marc Antoine. In the process, the “Carmanology” album, produced by Ortiz and Saisse and featuring eight original songs, introduces the sound of an exciting and creative collaborative that will drop their debut disc April 5 on the ACP Music label.      

Sandy Shore's Inaugural Jazz Weekender Hosted By Nathan East Promises 4 Days & 3 Nigh Photo Sandy Shore's Inaugural Jazz Weekender Hosted By Nathan East Promises 4 Days & 3 Nights Of Wine, Song And Love
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2019

Sandy Shore's Jazz Weekender hosted by Nathan East proposes a new way to gather around live music. With a focus on comfort in an intimate, high-fidelity venue, renowned recording artists will perform"seamless sets" of music, that will segue from special guest to special guest without interruption. Encouraging artful collaboration, Jazz Weekender headliners will share crossover songs as they mix in and out of the set, while performing with the some of the most recorded musicians in the world. Global Radio visionary,  Sandy Shore, introduces the element of surprise, as she curates live music sets -- making things exciting for audiences and artists alike.

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