Looking for fun and exciting things to do this summer? Check out the June-July issue of Smooth Jazz News, which is out today! It features Rick Braun, our Annual Jazz Concert Series Guide, the Capital Jazz Fest, Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series and JazzFest West! Pick […]
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 […]
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.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters and legendary singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) have confirmed their participation in a wonderful stage production, “Women Making a Difference.” Presented by the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter, this production is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd., […]
The only two things that seemed usual to brunch patrons last Sunday at Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment was hearing DW3 performing in the lounge and being delighted by the dazzling culinary choices displayed at the incredible brunch spread. Brunchgoers made their first round through bowls and platters filled with traditional Italian pasta (chicken and […]