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Steve Cole

Monday, 21 October 2013 by

October 26th and October 27th Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for

Jeff Lorber

Monday, 14 October 2013 by

October 19th and October 20th Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as “one of the founding fathers of fusion” (Keyboard), returns with his GRAMMY®-nominated power trio the Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring bassist/co-producer Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Since the late 1970s, this contemporary jazz collective has blended elements of jazz, funk, rock, R&B and world music

Jeff Golub

Sunday, 06 October 2013 by

October 12th and October 13th “To me, there’s only two kinds of music: the kind that’s from the heart and the kind that’s not,” Jeff Golub says while discussing Train Keeps A Rolling, his 12th album under his own name, and his third for Entertainment One Music. “Regardless of the style or genre, music is

Boney James

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 by

October 5th and October 6th Robert James Oppenheim [born Sept. 1, 1961], better known to smooth jazz fans as Boney James, was born in Lowell, MA.  He took up the saxophone at age 10, and by his late teens, had formed a fusion band which found some success opening for established acts like the Yellowjackets.

Paul Hardcastle

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 by

September 14th and September 15th Paul Hardcastle [Dec. 11, 1957] never planned to become a musician; he wanted to race motorcycles for a living.  But after an accident sidelined those dreams, he discovered his true calling. Working as a stereo salesman, he famously traded some video equipment for his first synthesizer. Following some minor underground dance

Chuck Loeb

Monday, 02 September 2013 by

September 7th and September 8th Grammy nominated guitarist, composer, and producer Chuck Loeb’s musical career spans over 4 decades, and he is proud to be known as a “renaissance man” in the music world. He is a 1 jazz recording artist, composer of over 250 published songs, network television show themes and scores, a producer

BWB

Monday, 26 August 2013 by

August 31st and September 1st Supergroup BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whaulm and Norman Brown reunites to celebrate Michael Jackson on the brand new album Human Nature! This long-awaited sequel to their debut project spotlights BWB’s stupendous reimaging of eleven selections made famous by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Individually, they are three titans

Tim Bowman

Monday, 19 August 2013 by

August 24th and 25th As one of 12 kids, Tim Bowman needed a way to stand out – and he found it, picking up the guitar at age 11. Bowman admits he was inspired by a guitarist who performed each week at church, and it was the church who helped him develop his talent: Bowman asked the

Paul Brown

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 by

August 17th and 18th Two decades into a multi-faceted career marked by dynamic explorations of the possibilities of contemporary jazz and R&B, two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Brown keeps his grooving momentum going with an amped-up visit to The Funky Joint—his sixth solo album and Woodward Avenue Records debut. The guitarist and composer’s eagerly anticipated

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