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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

Steve Oliver

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 by

Steve Oliver is a smooth, funky and ultra-soulful guitarist and vocalist. Oliver blew a passionate Global Kiss to fans everywhere on his 2010 album release, scoring two number 1 hits (Global Kiss and Fun In The Sun) on the Billboard chart. Further defining his unique role as a musical World Citizen. On his latest collection,

Brian Bromberg

Saturday, 13 April 2013 by

Brian was born December 5th, 1960 in Tucson Arizona. He grew up in a family of musicians and artists. His father and brother played the drums. With all that music around the house, and drums all over the place, it was natural for Brian to start playing the drums as well. Brian was two and

Acoustic Alchemy

Saturday, 06 April 2013 by

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings – despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s

Marion Meadows

Saturday, 30 March 2013 by

Born in West Virginia, saxophonist Marion Meadows grew up in Stamford, CT, where he began playing clarinet and studying classical music at age 8. He naturally gravitated to the soprano sax in his high school years, and his passion for various types of music led him to appreciate numerous jazz musicians, including Stanley Turrentine, Sidney

Marc Antoine

Saturday, 30 March 2013 by

Born in Paris, Marc Antoine picked up the guitar at 11, progressing so rapidly that his parents enrolled him in the conservatory for classical music. Although sidelined by a serious accident to his hand, he eventually recovered and went on to join various groups around Paris and London. His first real break was performing in

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