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Jessy J

Sunday, 03 November 2013 by

November 9th and November 10th Jessy’s had a gangbuster career already, scoring back-to-back hits, #1 Song of the Year and a #1 Billboard Album in 2011, five years after making her debut she’s back with her highly anticipated Self Produced album entitled Second Chances. Last year Jessy was able to achieve her dream of becoming

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Pieces Of A Dream

Sunday, 27 October 2013 by

November 3rd and November 4th In the world of jazz, commodities are fleeting. Styles come and go. Artists at the top of this week’s charts could be history by the end of next month. Words like “staying power” and “longevity” are for anyone or anything that sticks around for more than a couple years. But

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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