The place to be on Friday, March 14th at 9:00pm is City Tavern in Downtown Dallas for Vandell Andrew’s “Turn It Up” Album Release Party & Concert! In the building will be special guest artists, DJ Showtime, and much more! Mark you calendars, find someone to babysit your bad chil’rins for the night, and come on out!
We’re celebrating the release of a phenomenal smooth jazz album that is already topping both the Billboard, Itunes, and Amazon Smooth Jazz Charts AND Pop/Dance charts!
April 12th – April 13th
Master Saxman Boney James hasn’t played in the UK for 9 years now, so it’s with great pleasure that we
announce two special shows to give Boney fans a much needed fix.We’ll have full details of Boney’s line up shortly. Tickets are already selling very fast so you are urged to book your place for this historic occasion at the earliest opportunity.
In association with Pizza Express Jazz Club
Saturday April 12th – £45.00
The dance house theater, Manchester.
Sunday April 13th – £27.00
Dutch-born Candy Dulfer first picked up the saxophone at the tender age of six. Over 30 years and two decades after her Grammy-nominated recording debut in 1990, the sizzling saxophonist has earned a reputation as a high-energy performer with charisma and sex appeal to burn. Along the way, Candy Dulfer has made scores of friends in high places. She appeared in the Prince video, “Partyman” in 1990, and played with him on the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack released that same year. She has toured with him frequently since the late ‘90s, most recently on his Musicology tour in 2004, and played on his 2006 release, 3121.
Other collaborative partners have included Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Maceo Parker, Van Morrison, David Sanborn, Beyonce, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Blondie, Joey DeFrancesco, and many others.
Crooner Bobby Caldwell is a contemporary jazz favorite. Even more impressive in a live show, the singer’s powerful vocal range and abilities are layered with tender renditions and soulful images.His acclaimed rhythm ‘n’ blues band reconnects with past hits and give new songs his torching, vibrant flair. Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.
As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. Bobby’s timeless classic, “What You Won’t Do For Love” has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau. **Please note: each artist will perform individually – See more at: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-saxophonist-candy-dulfer#sthash.hSVUq4Bk.dpuf.
Sunday, April 06, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Knight Theater, 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Jazz Gets the Blues with Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, and Brian Simpson, is an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Legends in their own right, this super group blends blues classics with burnin’ chops, funky grooves and high-energy performances. Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four number one hits.
With a style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to straight the top. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and rock, he has created an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, and producer, Chuck Loeb has had a musical career that spans over four decades, and he is proud to be known as a “Renaissance man” in the music world. Loeb is one of the most in-demand artists in the world, with his own recognizable sound. Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the go-to man for everyone from Janet Jackson to Dave Koz and has written numerous chart-topping R&B hits.
Sunday, April 06, 2014 – 6:00 pm
One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, Texas 78746
The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is thrilled to announce its dates for 2014!
The festival will take place Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1 and will feature performances by 20+ world class musicians. Mark your calendars for 3 days of music & fun in Newport Beach!
The following artists are already announced:
Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Jazz Attack ft. Rick Braun, Euge Groove & Peter White!
Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660
The 25th Street Band are writers, arrangers and producers Russ Klinger and Dave Radnor. They play keyboards, guitars and programming. Since their debut album The key of H (2007) we had to wait seven years. Now the wait is over with their return Dawn Of My Career (2014).
Guesting from LA are drummer Tom Brechtlein, and bassist Hussain Jiffry, from Toronto flutist Bill McBirnie, from the UK sax player Mornington Lockett, on vocals Ann Bailey, and Ollie James.
Skyway comes with a lot of joy and effortless ease. Mornington Lockett presents the basic melody in a new light. From the middle of the piece, the group interprets the piece as a naughty rock jazz before they turn back to the smooth jazz style.
Golden Moments is featuring songstress Ann Bailey richly decorated with a string orchestra. Grand Central Station is outlined with hip bass rhythm and snappy keyboard runs. The group also has the courage to chaotic elements. A little rock, turntable scratching and more. I am happy to hear the familiar keyboard sounds of Roland.
Timo falls out of the ordinary. The intro is from the hip-hop, the vocal part is reminiscent of priestly chorales, then goes something into Latin. A roller coaster ride of musical styles. Rock and jazz enter into a palatable communion on Beat. Dawn Of My Career presents a splendid triumvirate of keyboard, guitar and vocals.
Jazzira is by far the longest piece of this album with a length of more than 12 minutes. Great solos of all musicians especially flutist Bill McBirnie. Cold Star Journey is characterized by beautiful sounds, melodies and fantasies. With the funky Hugo’s There, the musicians once again show the immensity of their musical freedom.
Get yourself into the adventure of 25th Street. Listening to this album is great fun.
Title: Dawn Of My Career
Artist: 25th Street Band
Genre: Smooth Jazz
01 Skyway [7:18]
02 Golden Moments [4:58]
03 Grand Central [6:20]
04 Timo [6:26]
05 Beat [5:22]
06 Dawn Of My Career [7:18]
07 Jazzira [12:38]
08 Cold Star Journey [8:20]
09 Hugo’s There [6:32]