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January 2011

The 32nd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland | April 28th – May 8th, 2011

Tri-C JazzFest Jump Starts Spring With a Legendary Lineup




32nd Annual Festival Showcases the Best in Jazz from April 28 – May 8

CLEVELAND, Jan. 31, 2011
/PRNewswire/ — The 32nd annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland will swing
into town with a stellar line-up of jazz, blues and R&B artists from
around the corner and across the globe.  Iconic R&B singer and
songwriter Smokey Robinson, the King of Motown, plays JazzFest for the first time, crooning selections from his seemingly endless arsenal of Top 40 hits. Dee Dee Bridgewater (shown above) and the Cleveland Orchestra salute Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, plus Orchestre National de Jazz, straight from France, pays tribute to drummer and vocalist Robert Wyatt.  

From April 28 to May 8, JazzFest heats up Cleveland with a dizzying array of the best in jazz. To continue and see list of artists appearing in Fest, please click “MORE”!

Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orschestra feat. Sheila E. & Juan Escovedo at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley | Feb. 17th – 20th, 2011

Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra
feat. Sheila E. & Juan Escovedo

February 17 – 20, 2011
FROM:  The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
CONTACT:  Rachael Millikan, 206-441-9729, rachael@jazzalley.com
RE:  Performance at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
COST: $26.50

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes Latin Jazz Timbalero Pete Escovedo, featuring drumming sensation Sheila E.  Band members are Pete Escovedo (leader, timbales), Sheila E. (drums), Juan Escovedo (Congas), Joe Rotondi (piano), Marc Van Wageningen (bass), Mario Gonzales (trumpet), Doug Beavers (trombone), Joel Behrman (trombone) and Alex Murzyn (saxophone, flute).  Set times Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.  Set time Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. Born in Pittsburg, CA, July 13, 1935, he began his musical journey while attending high school in Oakland, CA. At the age of sixteen, he began playing the saxophone and then discovered percussion which became his love of rhythm and his dream of playing Latin Jazz music. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

BeBe & Cece Winans & Mary Mary Announces “Still Something Big” Tour

Multi Grammy Winners/R&B & Gospel Giants Bebe & Cece
Winans and Mary Mary Announce Still Something Big: a Tour of Major US
Cities Including New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – January 25, 2011) – R&B and Gospel
icons Bebe & Cece Winans and Mary Mary have jointly announced a
series of upcoming major market US tour dates this April, 2011. The duos
re-unite following their spectacular holiday performance on The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno, where Bebe, Cece, Erica and Tina dazzled the studio
and TV audiences with a festive holiday medley, showcasing a collective
talent unmatched throughout the world. That superstar ‘quartet’ will
also be performing songs together on this tour in addition to their
respective hits and fan favorites. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

The Famed Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals Go Non-Profit


Famed Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals Go Non-Profit


 

NEWPORT, RI, January 25, 2011
The famed Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival ®, held in
Newport, RI, since 1954 and 1959 respectively, have returned to their
original roots as non-profit events. The Festivals will now be produced
under the umbrella of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a newly-formed
501(c)(3) organization. They will still be produced by George Wein and
his veteran staff. 

 

 “The
Foundation will perpetuate the history of jazz and folk music in
Newport and will allow these festivals, which have been my passion and
life’s work, to live on,” said Wein, Jazz Impresario and NEA Jazz
Master.  “Little did we know that when Louis and Elaine
Lorillard asked me to present a summer jazz event in Newport it would
spawn two annual festivals that would capture the hearts of world-wide
music fans for more than six decades.” To continue, Please click “MORE”!

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com/
 

FOR FIRST TIME NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY PATRONS ONLY-  A LIMITED NUMBER OF
25% OFF DISCOUNT PATRON PASSES ARE AVAILABLE!  CALL 949.759.5003!


11th Annual NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY
From ELLINGTON to SINATRA
~featuring~
John Pizzarelli and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
    
   Four Big Nights & Three Jazz Packed Days of the Best Jazz Party on the Planet!


NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.  Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2011,
will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the
country (& world) to arrive in Newport Beach for “Right Down The
Middle And Straight Ahead” Jazz at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.
 The party will again center on a large stage nightly at 7:00pm
(Thursday at 8:00pm) with reserved seating providing a near perfect mix
of concert conditions and intimacy of a club setting, all in the Grand
Pacific Ballroom. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com/
 

FOR FIRST TIME NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY PATRONS ONLY-  A LIMITED NUMBER OF
25% OFF DISCOUNT PATRON PASSES ARE AVAILABLE!  CALL 949.759.5003!


11th Annual NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY
From ELLINGTON to SINATRA
~featuring~
John Pizzarelli and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
    
   Four Big Nights & Three Jazz Packed Days of the Best Jazz Party on the Planet!


NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.  Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2011,
will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the
country (& world) to arrive in Newport Beach for “Right Down The
Middle And Straight Ahead” Jazz at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa.
 The party will again center on a large stage nightly at 7:00pm
(Thursday at 8:00pm) with reserved seating providing a near perfect mix
of concert conditions and intimacy of a club setting, all in the Grand
Pacific Ballroom. To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Nominations Announced for the 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards

by NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!   OASIS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AWARDS      VOTE TODAY! GO TO OASIS AWARDS SITE     2011 OASIS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AWARDS                                                              Join Host Dave Koz and Music Director Jeff Lorber March 10-13 in San Diego                                                            2011 Oasis Jazz Awards Weekend Artists Scheduled To Appear:  – Mindi Abair – …

Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” Dates…

JANET JACKSON’S Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour Standing Room Only


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Iconic Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” has sold out across North America
in record time.  The 35 city tour has been making headlines due to this
being Janet’s largest world tour ever. Janet is the fastest selling
single artist performance ticket this year. The show has sold out
multiple nights in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Atlantic City as well as single nights in Atlanta and Santa Barbara
(Janet now ranks as one of the fastest sold out shows in the 25 year
History of the Santa Barbara Bowl) prompting the Blackglama and
Universal Music sponsored tour to add the following cities: To continue, Please click “MORE”!

Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” Dates…

JANET JACKSON’S Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour Standing Room Only


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Iconic Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour” has sold out across North America
in record time.  The 35 city tour has been making headlines due to this
being Janet’s largest world tour ever. Janet is the fastest selling
single artist performance ticket this year. The show has sold out
multiple nights in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Atlantic City as well as single nights in Atlanta and Santa Barbara
(Janet now ranks as one of the fastest sold out shows in the 25 year
History of the Santa Barbara Bowl) prompting the Blackglama and
Universal Music sponsored tour to add the following cities: To continue, Please click “MORE”!

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