- New Toni Braxton Social App
The official "Toni Tigers" app is now available for download! According to www.ToniBraxton.com, the Toni Tigers app is a social network made exclusively for Toni and her fans. Join now by downloading the app here: http://bit.ly/toniapp. Toni will periodically chat live with fans from inside the Toni Tigers app.
Toni's album with Babyface Love Marriage & Divorce is available now! You can get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/iLMD
- Culbertson Pinot Noir
Chart-topping musician, producer, songwriter, wine and jazz festival founder and artistic director Brian Culbertson can add vintner to his burgeoning resume. The recording artist behind 26 No. 1 hits and the star-studded Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is now pouring his new custom-crafted wine, “Culbertson” Pinot Noir by Reata Wines, which he personally blended with Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ winemaker Nori Nakamura.
“Culbertson” Pinot Noir is available by bottle, case and packaged with an autographed copy of Culbertson’s new CD, “Another Long Night Out,” and a pair of Riedel wine glasses decorated with the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway logo. To purchase the wine or for more information, please visit http://www.brianculbertson.com/wine/
- Michael Lington has SOUL APPEAL
You can now pre-order autographed copies of SOUL APPEAL by saxman Michael Lington and also receive a free download of his first single when you do. Order yours now here.
- Kenny G on tour now
Below are some of Kenny G's upcoming tour dates.
3/13 Oakland, CA – Yoshis
3/14 Oakland, CA – Yoshis
3/15 Oakland, CA – Yoshis
3/16 Oakland, CA - Yoshis
4/15 Moscow, Russia – Kremlin Palace
4/16 St. Petersburg, Russia – BKZ Oktyabrsky
4/17 Warsaw, Poland - Sala Kongresowa
4/18 Minsk, Russia – Palace of Republic
4/20 Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
4/21 Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
4/22 London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
5/8 Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
5/9 Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
5/10 Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
5/11 Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
6/28 Temecula, CA – Thornton Winery
7/4 Chandler, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Casino & Hotel
7/5 Baja California, Mexico – Los Vinedos Santo Tomas
8/23 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
For a complete list, visit http://www.kennyg.com/events
- Single-day tickets for June’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway are now available
Single-day tickets are now available for the the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a wine and jazz festival set in scenic California Wine Country from on June 12-15, 2014.
The Napa Valley Jazz Getaway will stage four days of concerts with the June 12 & 13 shows taking place at The Lincoln Theater and the June 14 & 15 shows to be held on the majestic grounds of the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. The Thursday night lineup showcases the Legends of Jazz featuring Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Earl Klugh with special guest Eric Marienthal and more. Friday Night Funk Night headlines The Ohio Players and special guest comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans. The weekend concerts move outdoors with Saturday spotlighting Brian Culbertson & Friends, Morris Day & The Time, Average White Band and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Eric Benét, Mavis Staples, Eric Darius and Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene and Karen Briggs fill the marquee on the final day of the 2014 Getaway.
Available at TicketFly (www.TicketFly.com), tickets are priced at $99 apiece except for the June 13 show, which cost $129 each and includes entry to an exclusive The GRAMMY® Foundation benefit wine reception and silent auction.
- JALC announces 2014 Jazz Hall of Fame Inductees
Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) has announced Betty Carter, Fletcher Henderson, Elvin Jones, and Wes Montgomery as the 2014 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (EJHF). The EJHF honors legendary artists or members of the jazz community based on thier singular dedication and outstanding contribution to jazz. To date, JALC has inducted 45 members into the EJHF and will continue to induct new members annually.
After gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world, the newest EJHF class with be inducted on June 9, 2013, in a private ceremony at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, in New York City. Viewers can watch via live webcast at jalc.org/live.
- Jeff Lorber Fusion Upcoming Tour Dates
On the heels of their Grammy nominated release Hacienda, Jeff Lorber Fusion will be on tour and performing on the following dates:
4/2/2014 Wyomissing, PA Berks Jazz Festival
4/3/2014 Wyomissing, PA Berks Jazz Festival
4/4/2014 Wyomissing, PA Berks Jazz Festival - Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base
4/7/2014 New York, NY Blue Note
4/10/2014 Springfield, MA Springfield Tech Community College
4/18/2014 Milford, CT Smooth Jazz for Scholars - Parson's Complex
4/19/2014 Rosemont, IL (JAZZ FUNK SOUL - LOEB/HARP)Hotel Intercontinental - Montrose Room
4/25/2014 Akron, OH (JAZZ FUNK SOUL - LOEB/HARP) Tangier
4/26/2014 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Jazz Festival - Government Amphitheatre
4/27/2014 Panama City, FL (JAZZ FUNK SOUL - LOEB/HARP)Seabreeze Jazz Festival - Pier Park Amphitheater
4/28/2014 Melbourne, FL (JAZZ FUNK SOUL - LOEB/HARP) King Center of the Performing Arts
5/22/2014 Kansas City, MO Gem Theater
5/23/2014 San Antonio, TX Ft. Sam Houston Theatre
5/24/2014 Dallas, TX Bishop Arts Theatre Center
8/9/2014 Laguna Beach, CA- The Festival of Arts
For a complete list of tour dates, visit http://lorber.com/news.html
- Seabreeze Jazz Festival® April 23rd-27th
The 16th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival® features a Star-Packed Weekend of Smooth Jazz in Panama City Beach, FL April 23rd-27th.
Known as "The Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz", the Seabreeze Jazz Festival was named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the North American Tour Bus Association.
The 2014 Lineup is an exciting collection of top-notched musician featuring: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, and Richard Elliot. Other performers include Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, The Family Stone, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson, Maysa, Phil Perry, Kim Waters, Chuck Loeb, Eric Darius, Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, Alex Bugnon, Jonathan Fritzen, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Lebron, Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree, Micheal J. Thomas, and Jones and Company.
- Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge of Beverly Hills
Dave Koz recently announced on his Facebook page, the future opening of the Spaghettini &The Dave Koz Lounge on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The fine dining restaurant will feature great food and world-class music and is set to open this Summer. Hear the Dave Koz Radio Show on the Smooth Jazz Network on Sunday Nights at 9pm.
- New Dukes of September release
The Dukes of September-the super group featuring legends Donald Fagen (of Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs, are releaseing their first DVD. Directed by David Horn, THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER LIVE will be released worldwide by 429 Records on March 18th. For more information visit: http://www.429records.com/dukesofseptember