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  • Brian Culbertson Live Stream Tonight

    This evening at 6:30pm pacific, Brian Culbertson is having a dress rehearsal for his new tour at Center Staging in Burbank, CA.  This can be streamed live at


  • Richard Elliot's New #1 Album

    Saxophonist Richard Elliot's new album Summer Madness debuted at #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Chart this week! Purchase the album at major retailers or an exclusive autographed copy at the links below.

    Autographed CD:

  • Prince Tribute Show Line-up: Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, John Mayer & More

    Prince: The Official Prince Tribute a Celebration of Life and Music will be on October 13 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and features all-star cast of Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition, Morris Day and the Time, Judith Hill, and Liv Warfield.  Tickets go on sale Monday at 10am through Ticketmaster.



  • Herb Alpert Foundation Donates $10 million

    Trumpeter Herb Alpert. (Dewey Nicks / Herb Alpert Foundation)

    Trumpeter and co-founder of A&M Records, Herb Alpert, has changed the lives of music students at Los Angeles City College. According to, the Herb Alpert Foundation is making a $10.1-million donation to Los Angeles City College that will provide all music majors at the school with a tuition-free education.

    “LACC is a gem of an institution,” Alpert said regarding the donation. “The biggest motivation was helping kids who don’t have the financial energy to go to a major college. At LACC, they’ve nurtured thousands of dedicated students every year. My brother went there. My ex-partner [record producer] Lou Adler went there. I’ve visited the school. It’s alive. It’s kickin’.”


  • King + Queen of Hearts World Tour

    Tickets for the King + Queen of Hearts World Tour with Maxwell and Mary J. Blige go on sale today. Get more information at

  • Lin Rountree Performs in Uganda

    The 9th Annual Nile Gold Jazz & Soul Safari

    Lin Rountree recently shared a video on Facebook from his upcoming concert on October 8th in Uganda with Maxi Priest and Jackiem Joyner.


  • Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows

    Aretha Franklin has cancelled several upcoming shows due to health reasons, according to AP. The 74-year-old singer said in a statement Monday that “due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so”.

    Cancelled shows include her Aug. 26 show at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts near Vienna, Virginia and her appearance in “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” on Sept. 15, and a solo show on Sept. 23 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. We wish her good health.

  • Reza Khan's Wind Dance

    Have you checked out REZA KHAN’s new album “WIND DANCE” at The Bangladesh born and raised, NYC based composer/guitarist cool style is influenced by the classical Indian and Bengali music of his youth, and contemporary grooves of Western rock and jazz fusion.

    Each of Reza’s albums explores a different theme, and WIND DANCE was inspired by autumn. “I was at my country house in Pennsylvania in the fall, watching leaves falling and a twister of leaves of all different shapes swirling round,” Reza explains. “They brought me into a feeling of total nostalgia”.

    WIND DANCE features Andy Snitzer, Philippe Saisse, Nelson Rangell, Mark Egan, Miles Gilderdale, and Marc Antoine. Explore it now at or





  • Chris Standring: TEN

    Guitarist Chris Standring has released his tenth solo album filled with a dazzling soul infused groove. Celebrating the remarkable milestone of album number TEN, he mixes live instrument and DJ sounds with infectious melodies, rhythms and arrangements. The perfect combination? Sounds like a perfect Ten.

    Check out Chris Standring’s TEN now at




  • Peter White Christmas

    A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 - Featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove

    Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice!! The wildly popular A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove is coming to the Emerald Coast, Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm (CT), 2016 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, FL, at 100 College Blvd. East on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. The event is another Seabreeze 106.3 FM smooth jazz event and is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

    Tickets to this Guest Event at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center go on sale August 1, 2016 from the center's Box Office, by phone, web or in-person. The front four rows on the floor (rows AA, BB, CC & DD) are $80 each. All main floor and balcony seats are $40 each. Call (850) 729-6000 or toll-free 1-888-838-ARTS(2787) Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (central time) or purchase online exclusively through the non-profit center's official website at

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