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The Rippingtons

Monday, 01 July 2013 by

July 6th and 7th Fans that have followed Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons for any stretch of time over the past quarter century know the versatile award winning and Grammy nominated guitarist/composer, and producer has long had a penchant for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Aruba, Kenya, Morocco, Weekend in Monaco, Sahara, etc).

June 29th and 30th Join us for David Sanborn, Joe Sample and others in celebration of the Fourth of July in our Founding Fathers of Contemporary Jazz spot.

Walter Beasley

Monday, 17 June 2013 by

June 22nd and 23rd Beasley grew up in El Centro, California. By the age of 13 he was singing in Spanish in a band called Los Elegantes, and he played in various bands and performed at clubs throughout middle and high school. He graduated from Berklee in 1984 and a year later took a short-term

BWB

Monday, 10 June 2013 by

June 15th and 16th Brown-Whalum-Braun, better known as BWB, is a jazz band that is named after its three members: guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and trumpeter Rick Braun. Buy BWB’s MUSIC HERE

Euge Groove

Monday, 27 May 2013 by

June 1st and 2nd Steven Eugene Grove (born November 27, 1962), better known as Euge Groove, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 background. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984.[1] A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Grove did not record his first

Fourplay

Monday, 20 May 2013 by

May 25th and 26th For two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings – six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s

Darren Rahn

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 by

May 18th and 19th A master’s level jazz graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, Canadian born saxophonist Darren Rahn is rapidly becoming a major player in the contemporary jazz genre. As an artist, he has recently scored two top five Billboard hits, including his #1 smash hit “Talk of the Town’ which happens to

Lee Ritenour

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 by

Listen this Weekend – May 4th & 5th Growing up in L.A. in the 60′s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at

Boney James

Saturday, 27 April 2013 by

Three-time GRAMMY nominee Boney James has returned with a dynamic, genre-busting album “The Beat”. One of the most successful instrumental artists of our time with sales totaling over 3 million records, James’ new project fuses his R&B/Jazz roots with Latin rhythm and percussion. “This record was born of my love for both Latin and R&B

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