You know it’s going to be a fun and entertaining night when Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and some of the top genre musicians are on stage together. The fact that Friday night’s concert at the California Center for the Arts-Escondido was a fundraiser for that community’s High Tech High made it a bit more interesting. […]
George Benson, Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) and Rick Braun were among Ray Parker Jr.’s friends who came out for the installation of Parker’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bill Withers spoke at the ceremony, which was also attended by Mindi Abair, Randy Jacobs, Tony Maiden, Jessy J and many others. Parker hosted […]
Ray Parker Jr. will be honored with the 2,518th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 6. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will feature Bill Withers and Brian Holland guest speakers. And, Parker plans to have his guitar close by so he can play an acoustic medley of his […]
With all of this rain in California, it sure makes next weekend’s Arizona Jazz Festival quite enticing! Scheduled for March 7-9 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, the spring version of this semi-annual event is scheduled to feature Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti LaBelle, Peter White, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Paul Taylor, Dave Koz […]
Dive in, without getting wet, at the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival, Feb. 28-March 2! This event, which features Peter White, David Benoit, Spencer Day & Eric Marienthal, will be held under tents (with heaters) at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. The Friday night concert and Saturday evening gala events are sold out, but […]
Brian Culbertson’s 14th album, Another Long Night Out, was released today, Feb. 25. A boundless creative force, this showman, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter is responsible for 26 No. 1 hits. There seem to be a few more in this new CD. Available now at www.brianculbertson.me, www.amazon.com and iTunes.
Dave Koz & Friends’ Summer Horns featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot was nominated for the Best Pop Instrumental GRAMMY this year. Dave Koz and Mindi Abair at the GRAMMYs with fellow nominees in the same category; Earl Klugh for Hand Picked and Jeff Lorber for Hacienda.
Single-day tickets are now on sale for Brian Culbertson’s third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a wine and jazz festival set in Northern California’s Wine Country, June 12-15. 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 […]
Tickets are on sale now for the Desert Lexus Jazz Festival featuring Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. Also appearing at the festival on May 3, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s new, 2,000-seat, shaded, performance pavilion, are Euge Groove with special guest Elliott Yamin. For tickets […]