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Boney James

 

Sun, Oct 28

Newport Beach, CA

 

Sun, Nov 4

Ojo De Agua De Los Negros, Mexico

 

Wed, Nov 07

Vallejo, CA

 

Fri, Nov 09, 10, 11

Seattle, WA

 

Thu, Nov 15

Milwaukee, WI

 

Kandace Springs

 

Wed, Oct 24

Boston, MA

 

Thu, Oct 27

Northampton, VA

 

Sun, Oct 28

New York, NY

 

Mon, Oct 29

Philadelphia, PA

 

Cindy Bradley

 

Sat, Mar 09, 2019

Norfolk, VA

 

Sat, May 11, 2019

Elkhart Lake, WI

 

Chris Botti

 

Fri, Oct 26

St. Louis, MO

 

Sat, Oct 27

Chicago, IL

Fri, Oct 28

Milwaukee, WI

 

Nov, 03

Utica, NY

 

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey, CA

September 21st - 23rd

 

 

Tucson Jazz Festival

Tucson, AZ

January 11, 2018

Hypnotic Brass Rialto Theatre

 

 

 

 


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Meet Skinny HighTower

 

Skinny Hightower (born November 12, 1985) is an American jazz pianist, drummer, bass player, and producer. He is known to have worked particularly within the smooth jazz community as a producer and session musician for nearly a decade but didn't begin working as a solo artist until 2015. He claims to listen to nearly every genre of music excluding smooth jazz, stating that he wants to always have a fresh perspective without presenting a stale expression of his interpretations.

 

Skinny Hightower was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas by both of his parents. After constantly hearing Hightower bang on random objects within the house, his father allowed Hightower to sit on his lap and play the drums at the age of two years old. Within a few years, Hightower had picked up the ability to play drums proficiently and began playing in church at the age of eight. Henceforth, he studied piano under the instruction of his mother and picked up bass at the age of 12 after watching his uncle play guitar. In middle school, Hightower downloaded a free production software and began making drum patterns. At that point in time, Hightower had surrounded himself with music, listening to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, The Temptations, Diana Ross, and gospel sensations Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Commissioned, along with many others. During summer breaks, he would practice eight to ten hours a day between drums, bass, and piano.

 

Hightower attended high school at South High School in Wichita, Kansas where he played in the marching band, jazz band, concert band, and pep band as a drummer, vibraphonist, and percussionist. During his senior year of high school, he began working part time at a drum shop. It was then that he began exploring the drum set heavily, watching and mimicking drummers such as Dennis Chambers, Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, and others. After graduating from high school, Hightower began playing drums for various local artists and bands across a very broad range of genres to include jazz, R&B, hip hop, gospel, country, rock, and alternative. He earned a full ride scholarship to play drums in college, but turned it down to help support his family financially.

 

Hightower stated that his exposure to music was due to his parents' collection of records and CD's which consisted mostly of gospel and jazz as they wouldn't allow him to listen to R&B or rap as a child. Later, he explored other genres of music and redirected his attention toward older releases by artists such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. Of his reasons for not listening to smooth jazz, he says “I don't have anything against smooth jazz. I just prefer to listen to other styles of music. I do enjoy making smooth jazz, but I want my style to be my own. I don't want to end up accidentally or purposely copying someone else's style.”

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Meet Rick Braun

 

 
Trumpet Maestro Rick Braun Invites You To Take a Trip
Around The Horn & A Journey Into His Diverse Influences
New CD Features Special Guests Peter White, Till Brönner, Lindsey Webster & John Stoddart & Draws Inspiration from Unexpected Sources including Africa, Brazil, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay, Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez

“I just want to continue to explore the boundaries of what I am capable of as a musician,” declares acclaimed chart-topping trumpeter, composer and producer Rick Braun. Known for his impeccable technical chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, the consummate Los Angeles based musician has been thrilling audiences for decades. Braun has made a mark staying true to his own musical voice and eclectic influences that have allowed him to collaborate across genre with some of the biggest names in music including Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon. Having clenched over 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with all of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz from Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Peter White, to Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson. February 24, 2017 Shanachie Entertainment will release Rick Braun’s 17th recording as a leader, Around The Horn. The dynamic trumpeter’s label debut is an adventurous mix of originals as well as exhilarating reinventions of hits by Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez. Shanachie VP of A&R, Danny Weiss states, “Rick's tone, chops and phrasing link him to the jazz giants of the past. He can hold his own in any setting. Yet he communicates to a vast audience far beyond the jazz aficionado.  His warmth, wit and musical spirit make him a great communicator - a hit maker!”

 

 

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The 11th Annual Miami Jazz in the Gardens was a big success.....

 

With featured acts performing Jazz, Funk, Soul, and R&B gave the thousands of fans one of the Hottest Concerts in the country. Major Acts Charlie Wilson, Usher, Brian Culbertson, Babyface, Janelle Monae, Kool & The Gang, Average White Band, Regina Belle, Michael McDonald, Najee, Alex Bugnon, and Fred Hammond was one of the Hottest line-up so far for this great concert.

 

The entire two day concert was electrifying in every way a music lover could imagine. Concert goer Gwen Wells from Chicago, IL said " Uncle Charlie turn the Saturday Night in to a old school Blue Light in the basement party."

 

The SunLife Stadium where this smorgasborg of talent and fans came together to party raised the bar for the event planners for the 2017 Miami JazzIn The Gardens. If you miss this year concert, please plan ahead for the 2017 event.

 

 


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Jazz Clubs & Venues

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ATLANTA
 

Suite Food Lounge

375 Luckie Street

Atlanta, GA 30313

The St. James Live Club 

3220 Butner Road

Atlanta, GA 30331

 

LOS ANGELES

 

Catalina Jazz Club

6725 West Sunset Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

 

OAKLAND

 

Yoshi's

510 Embarcadero West

Oakland, CA 94607

 

SAN DIEGO

 

Humphreys

2241 Shelter Island Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

 

 

CHICAGO

 

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

4802 W. Broadway Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640

WASHINGTON DC

 

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20007

 

NEW YORK

 

Blue Note Jazz Club

131 W. 3rd Street

New York, NY 10012

 

 


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