Based out of Atlanta Ga, Eric Thomas delivers an incomparable sound leaving crowds with only one question “when can I hear him again?” Eric started his Professional Journey as a finalist in Atlanta's first future of Jazz competition. Since then he has captivated audiences from the Atlanta Jazz Festival to the Blue Note New York and many other places in between.
Born in Miami Florida and raised in Riverside California, Eric has managed to pull from his life experiences to deliver such an engaging and intimate musical reference for his listeners. With his distinct tone and soulful approach Eric's music allows listeners to hear his story and gain insight about who he is through his playing. This multi talented saxophonist approaches the art of jazz by fusing multiple genres, elements of music and textures of sound to create a moment. Eric says “ I'm just a cat trying to join the conversation of this music”. “If what I do inspires one person or changes one life, then live my life the way I have was all worth it”.
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Meet Attorney Keith and Arnice Foster
of College Park, GA
Grammy award-winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. His charisma and versatility afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a cross-section of Jazz & R&B superstars including George Benson, Brian McKnight, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Chante’ Moore, Jeff Lorber, Peabo Bryson, Boney James, Miki Howard, and Gerald Albright. Jazz Times Magazine touts him as “a culmination of Jimi Hendrix and George Benson with some of Wes Montogmery thrown in.” Allmusic raves that Brown is “one of contemporary jazz’s brightest lights...a master player and improviser.” Udiscover Music named him one of the top “50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time.”
With over three decades of recordings and sharing the concert stage with luminary figures of jazz music, Tom Browne continues to captivate listeners as an entertainer who has successfully mixed stage presence and musical artistry with a sincere audience connection and warmth. “People don’t just come to hear your music,” says Browne, “they come to connect with you!”
Tom is perhaps best known for what music icon George Benson said of his “believability in any musical style; his ability to communicate!” This ability to emerse ones-self into the musical era, style and dreamscape of a composition, and then artistically create as though you are perfectly at home in that location, is a rarity among musicians. Perhaps this ability is resultant of Browne’s upbringing near Jamaica, New York where greats like Count Basie lived on one block and James Brown on another. “It was the merger of so many musical influences and styles that created the Jamaica scene, and certainly my approach” says Browne.
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BK Jackson, recording artist
Bernard “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. A native of Tampa, Florida, he goes by the stage name “BK Jackson” and has crossed musical paths with industry giants such as B.B King, Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, Hunter Hayes, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Zac Brown Band and more. Most notably, BK spent three years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz.
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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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Jeanette Harris is the scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz. This lady understands that energetic and captivating performances matched with uplifting and inspiring vibrations in the music are the solid platinum recipe for success. Fans already recognize her for her wonderful cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All I Do,” which hit Billboard’s smooth jazz singles chart from her previous album, Saxified. Classically trained in both sax and piano, a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, and the saxophonist for the late, great Teena Marie’s final year of touring, Jeanette has weathered the fiercest challenges to bring the world her own brand of soulful healing vibes. That baptism awaits in her fourth CD, Summer Rain, on which Jeanette had a hand in writing all of the selections except her lovely cover of the Luther Vandross classic “Here and Now.” Its 11 sunny songs wrap the listener in the glow of fun love grooves and sweet romance.
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Suite Food Lounge
375 Luckie Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
The St. James Live Club
3220 Butner Road
Atlanta, GA 30331
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
2241 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 W. Broadway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20007
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012