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Sat, May 23

Jackiem Joyner with Selina Albright

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Smoothjazzlovers.org presents an evening of hot jazz and cool R&B featuring saxophonist Jackiem Joyner and vocalist Selina Albright.

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Fri, May 29

Mr. Majestyk's 8 Track Revival

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

So, what exactly *is* MR. MAJESTYK'S 8-TRACK REVIVAL (And His Cavalcade of All-Stars)?? We're glad you asked. To answer that, we must enter (not so quietly) into the realm of GENIUS: A Band forged with the toughest musicians there are, performing musical masterpieces from THE ERA: the 1970s. Their musical choices dont dwell within the obvious cheese, nay; they drill deep into the medulla oblongata for the songs you REALLY LOVED when they were played on the radio. These are the songs that blasted from the 8-track player of your '70 Challenger as you hurtled thru the desert, Vegas-bound.
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Thu, June 4

Howie Day with Ryanhood

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Howie Days emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Days warm tenor voice soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit, as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years with a brave, beautiful singing voice. During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft. After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: She Says and the platinum single Collide. After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Days journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, Be There, became a staple at modern AC radio. After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. New songs began to emerge and evolve at shows across North America and Australia. Day is currently immersed in the recording process of his fourth studio album, which he is crafting with the help of longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen. There is a sense of inherent creativity and imagination to these sessions, Day says. Everything seems to be in perfect balance, and I want to capture that energy as its happening. Nothing is over or under thought, its just in the moment.
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Fri, June 5

Tickets on sale 5/6 at 10AM! Dotsero CD Release Party!

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Telltale by DOTSERO is the 14th CD release on their own Cinderblock Records label. Fully embracing todays independent movement and attitude, this generous 14 song rendering is not only daring in its trend setting approach, but promises to be a Game Changer for the veteran band who has never followed the norm, and has always pushed the envelope musically and as an instrumental crossover rebel! Telltale brings together Contemporary Jazz, Rock, Funk, Americana, Folk, R&B, and Country. The perfect FUSION of all musical styles. Each one heavily influencing the playing, performing and composition of each member of DOTSERO. Drop the CD into play to hear what the Telltale might be. But, be careful, the very next song is another musical twist and turn that leaves the listener reeling as to what musical season and direction could be next! A Telltale adventure for sure! Telltale available on Itunes, CDBaby and Dotseroband.com
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Sat, June 6

World Party with Gabriel Kelley

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Karl Wallinger was born in Prestatyn, north Wales on 19 October 1957. His musical career has been wide-ranging, interesting and took him to the heights of critical and commercial acclaim in the early 1990s. These days, he's musically self-reliant and recovering from a serious aneurysm. His formative years were spent listening to the hippy rockers of the 60s such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Love, as well as Motown and Merseybeat, all of which have echoes in the funky but folkily-hippy soul pop songs he went on to make. 1983 found him joining a funk band called The Out and then The Waterboys as a keyboard player. Tensions between him and Mike Scott in the band were severe, coming to a particular head in 1985. Scott refused to lip-sync on Top Of The Pops, costing them a place on what was then the single most important method of publicising a single. Then Scott over-ruled Wallinger over the inclusion of songs written by each of them about Live Aid and its aftermath. Wallinger left The Waterboys, along with his bandmates Guy Chambers and Chris Witten, in 1986, and worked on what would became World Party's debut album. Private Revolution was released in 1987, and was a minor hit for Ensign, who'd kept Wallinger on contract after he'd left The Waterboys. Private Revolution was also a minor critical success. Suffice to say although interest was there, it wasn't a breakthrough. That came with the 1990 album Goodbye Jumbo, released after Wallinger had contributed to Sinead O'Connor's 1988 debut album The Lion And The Cobra. Goodbye Jumbo was commercially successful, spawning the hits Message In The Box and Way Down Now, and becoming the very first Q magazine Album of the Year. The follow-up, Bang!, was another big commercial success, reaching number two in the UK album charts and charting with the singles Is It Like Today and All I Gave. In 1994 he was the musical director for the film Reality Bites and also contributed to the soundtrack of 1996's Clueless.
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Sun, June 7

Tickets on sale 4/3 at 10AM! Shelby Lynne

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

I threw these colors down in a fit of rage/ My feelings hardly fit onto the page It starts, as always, with that voice. Two parts Alabama sunshine; one part Memphis rainstorm, its one of the most gorgeous sounding instruments in all of popular music. Cloudy memories make for darker grays/ But blue is how I paint myself today So begins Shelby Lynnes 13th full-length album I Cant Imagine, quite possibly the most brilliantly crafted and intensely affecting set of compositions since her landmark collection I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000. Comprising 10 new songs written or co-written by the GRAMMY winning vocalist, I Cant Imagine is powered by Lynnes lustrous, virtuosic vocal performance, her indelible, sparkling songwriting, and the sympathetic, versatile playing of a top-flight band, led by Los Angeles based guitarist Ben Peeler. The songs themselves reflect a panoply of Lynnes influences from Southern soul, Crescent City R&B, and California country & western to the ardent social consciousness of precursors like Woody Guthrie and even the roots n blues vocalizing of Billie Holiday all brought into clear focus by Lynnes keen pop sensibility. According to Lynne, the songs were mostly written in a swift burst in 2012. Asked what was going on in her life at the time, she replies, What wasnt going on? There are always twists and a turns. Besides five songs composed solo by Lynne, the album includes two tracks (Love is Strong and Be in the Now) co-written by Ron Sexsmith and three authored with Lynnes band mates -- Better and I Cant Imagine with Philadelphia guitarist/keyboardist Pete Donnelly and Sold the Devil (Sunshine) with Peeler. As is apparent throughout her best work, Lynne dissects some dense emotional landscape on I Cant Imagine. The truth in these characters manifests in their struggle for wisdom and transcendence. The girl in Back Door Front Porch pushes against the intense pull of home and all of its memories, its a goodbye to my past Lynne says. The migrant worker in Son of a Gun, a poignant, finely detailed Depression-era portrait, delivers the searing lyric: Hunkered down low/Under a bridge/The voice in my belly/ Is my only friend. Thats a passion of mine, the Great Depression, she says of the song. Its a tribute to that generation -- theyre my grandparents, but it could be today. I drew that parallel when I was writing it. Lynne captures the ephemeral nature of innocence in Following You, adding, that one is about my daddy shooting squirrels in the woods with him when I was 11. Reflecting on Down Here, a razor-edged southern rocker Lynne said, When I read stories about people in the South throwing out their kids for being gay, I say, What the ? The broken woman at the heart of Better, an exquisite, spaced-out L.A. country ballad, chants Its better that youre gone like a mantra. Shes never gonna be right, Lynne acknowledges. We all have to find our own inner Van Gogh, she says of album opener Paper Van Gogh. The song is like my self-portrait. Ill never be perfect, but in arts eyes everything is perfect. To record I Cant Imagine, the Virginia-born, Alabama-bred Lynne who has lived in Southern California for the last 16 years returned to the South, to the intimate Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana (population: 642). Its right on the Vermilion Bayou, Lynne says. As she has on four of her last five albums (the exception being the memorable 2008 Dusty Springfield recital Just a Little Lovin, helmed by the late Phil Ramone), Lynne produced the new album herself. Her method is simple, she says: This is what we do: Everybodys here? Great. This is how the song goes. Push Record. Hell yes, it was organic. I dont know how to do anything else. When you call the right people to the party, and the vibe is right, the song will go where it needs to go. It will take itself there, and if youre smart, youll go along where it takes you. In addition to Peeler and Donnelly, the core members include drummer Michael Jerome, the longtime anchor of singer-songwriter-guitarist Richard Thompsons group, and bassist Ed Maxwell (Joe Purdy, Gary Jules). I Cant Imagine is also graced by the presence of talented singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood, better known as Citizen Cope, who adds beautiful background vocals to three tracks Back Door Front Porch, Down Here and Better. Lynne assembled the players on I Cant Imagine with an eye towards touring her new music. I could get a studio band to do this, but its not going to be the same thing, she says. Its not going to be me. Ive done those fancy records. My guys were the perfect recipe. Plans call for her to mount a double-barreled live show that will take in her best-known early work and the new album, in their entirety. Im going to tour this record, and Im going to do I Am Shelby Lynne in the same show - one long two-hour show. I want to give people their moneys worth. No intermission, two great albums. Boom! I am once again humbled by the places music has taken me, she reveals in the albums liner notes. These songs Ive lived, and now told, and Im grateful. I Cant Imagine anything better.
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Tue, June 9

Tickets on sale 2/13 at 10AM! Tom Russell

Genre: Americana
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

For over four decades and 28 album releases Tom Russell has continued to live up to his status as "one of the best singer- songwriters of our time" (Washington Post). His previous two studio releases, Blood and Candle Smoke (2009) and Mesabi (2011), are considered his strongest composed works yet and were, in part, recorded with the groundbreaking roots band Calexico. In the 1990s, Russell and Dave Alvin were hailed as the architects of what came to be known as "Americana" music after their Merle Haggard tribute, Tulare Dust, initiated the Americana charts in the U.S. and remained number one for a year. Russell's previous release, Aztec Jazz (2013), moved Americana into a new realm and his acclaimed song catalog into uncharted territory. Tom Russell's songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dave Alvin, Joe Ely, and others. The Rose of Roscrae is his third in a series of acclaimed folk operas, follows The Man From God Knows Where (1999) and Hotwalker (2005). Russell has also composed movie scores, including songs for the Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere. and published five books, most recently 120 Songs of Tom Russell. An accomplished fine artist, Russell's paintings are featured in: Blue Horse/Red Desert: The Art of Tom Russell. Tom Russell's anticipated double-album folk opera, The Rose of Roscrae, features a who's who of legendary Americana icons including: Jimmie Dale Gilmore, David Olney, Johnny Cash, Joe Ely, Augie Meyers, Fats Kaplin, Barry Walsh, Jimmy LaFave, Gretchen Peters, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Walt Whitman, Moses "Clear Rock" Platt, Jack Hardy, David Massengill, A.L. "Bert" Lloyd, Finbar Furey, Sourdough Slim, Blackie Farrell, Tex Ritter, Glen Orhlin, Pat Russell, John Trudell, Henry Real Bird, Thad Beckman, Maura O'Connell, Eliza Gilkyson, The McCrary Sisters, Ian Tyson, Bonnie Dobson, Lead Belly, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gurf Morlix, and Pat Manske. Overture performed by the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, arranged by Mats Hlling, composed by Tom Russell. Produced Russell and Barry Walsh.
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Thu, June 11

Acoustic Alchemy

Genre: Acoustic/Jazz/Nu-Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Acoustic Alchemy is the guitar-based duo that personifies what has come to be known as New Adult Contemporary music. With the release of This Way, Acoustic Alchemy's first album under Higher Octave/Narada Jazz's association with Blue Note Records, guitarists Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale celebrate a remarkable two decades since 1987's Red Dust and Spanish Lace established the British ensemble as an ever evolving, powerhouse force in contemporary jazz. Their thousands of fans around the world may be feeling nostalgic, but the duo - while keeping their trademark acoustic guitar synergy front and center - Is clearly committed to forging ahead, following the laid back pop-soul vibe of American/English (2005) with their most aggressive and swinging, hard rocking and artfully jazzy disc to date. Join us for a night of enriching music with a group that is now twenty years in the making, yet still forging new sounds, styles and song-scapes.
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Fri, June 12

Tickets on sale 2/13 at 10AM! Booker T. Jones

Genre: R&B/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like Green Onions, Hang Em High, Time Is Tight, and Melting Pot the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the musics boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nations bloodstream. Sound the Alarm, the new album from Booker T, finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead yet again, laying down his distinctive bedrock grooves amid a succession of sparkling collaborations with some of contemporary R&Bs most gifted young voices. Sound the Alarm also marks Booker Ts historic return to Stax Records, the Memphis soul label the instrumentalist, bandleader, producer, and songwriter helped put on the map during the 1960s, along with his brilliant band, the MGs. Creatively, its another bold new step in a career that has witnessed a striking resurgence in recent years. Booker T took home Best Pop Instrumental Album GRAMMY Awards for both 2010s Potato Hole, his head-turning collaboration with The Drive-By Truckers and 2012s The Road From Memphis, his critically acclaimed album with The Roots.
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Thu, June 18

Boney James

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

4-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 GRAMMY nominated album The Beat. His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James. Released by Concord Records May 4, 2015, futuresoul features vocalist and Mint Condition frontman Stokley on Either Way, a collaboration enabled by Twitter. Says James, Like my recent duet with Raheem DeVaughn, I was able to meet Stokley on Twitter and send him the music for this track. He wrote the brilliant lyric and sent me a finished vocal all via email! Also featured is rising-star trumpet player Marquis Hill (2014 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition) on the plaintive Far From Home. In addition to his GRAMMY nominations, James is a Soul Train Award winner and has been honored with two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Jazz Album. He has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. To date, ten of James' albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and two have reached the top 10 on the R&B Albums Chart, a rare feat for an instrumental artist. Boney is also renowned for his compelling live performances. According to The Boston Globe: Lets make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. Yeah, he is often grouped with people like Kenny G and Najee, but his music is muscular and gritty.James swaggers across the stage like a blacktop hero draining trays on an overmatched opponent. He even weaves his way through the crowd, all but daring them not to have a good time.
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Thu, June 18

Boney James

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

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4-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 GRAMMY nominated album The Beat. His 15th CD, futuresoul contains 10 original songs produced and written or co-written by James. Released by Concord Records May 4, 2015, futuresoul features vocalist and Mint Condition frontman Stokley on �Either Way,� a collaboration enabled by Twitter. Says James, �Like my recent duet with Raheem DeVaughn, I was able to meet Stokley on Twitter and send him the music for this track. He wrote the brilliant lyric and sent me a finished vocal all via email!� Also featured is rising-star trumpet player Marquis Hill (2014 winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition) on the plaintive �Far From Home.� In addition to his GRAMMY nominations, James is a Soul Train Award winner and has been honored with two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Jazz Album. He has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. To date, ten of James' albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and two have reached the top 10 on the R&B Albums Chart, a rare feat for an instrumental artist. Boney is also renowned for his compelling live performances. According to The Boston Globe: �Let�s make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. Yeah, he is often grouped with people like Kenny G and Najee, but his music is muscular and gritty�.James swaggers across the stage like a blacktop hero draining trays on an overmatched opponent. He even weaves his way through the crowd, all but daring them not to have a good time.�
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Fri, June 19

Tickets on sale 3/6 at 10AM! Nina Storey

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Nina Storey is a 21st Century soul singer-songwriter whose voice has been called, "...half Janis and half Alanis, and whose arresting delivery is three parts Virgin Mary and one part Dirty Harry". Nina's sound incorporates blues, funk, soul, and rock with a singer/songwriter sensibility.
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Sun, June 21

Tickets on sale 5/1 at 10AM! Jefferson Starship

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

PAUL KANTNER founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years ... though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century. In 1974 Mr. KANTNER created JEFFERSON STARSHIP and again enjoyed chart-topping success. PAUL, & JEFFERSON AIRPLANE were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as PINK FLOYD. JEFFERSON STARSHIP, the name created by PAUL for his 1971 solo debut Blows Against The Empire recording, has endured 40 years as one of rock's most legendary bands. That recording was the first and only to ever be nominated for literary science fictions Hugo Award a stellar achievement. ?? Co-founder DAVID FREIBERG also started the legendary QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE, the Fillmore era San Francisco band who often shared the bill with THE DEAD & THE AIRPLANE). DAVID is a world famous singer, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was also a member of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, and co-wrote one of JEFFERSON STARSHIP's all-time biggest hits, Jane which he performs. ?P. 2 ? DONNY BALDWIN became part of the San Francisco music scene in the early 70s growing, up there. From 1973 to 1978 Donny was with the "Elvin Bishop" Band. During this time he toured and recorded six albums, which included the #1 hit single, "Fooled Around and Fell In Love". From 1981 to 1989, Donny was a member of JEFFERSON STARSHIP. In January 1994, he joined the JERRY GARCIA BAND. He has toured, recorded and played with Artista such as KENNY LOGGINS, PABLO CRUISE, CHUCK BERRY, VAN MORRISON, RONNIE MONTROSE, GREGG ALLMAN, HEART, LYDIA PENSE & COLD BLOOD, 38 SPECIAL and EDDIE MONEY. CHRIS SMITH joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP in 1998, instantly winning the job of keyboardist, having toured with THE SUPREMES and LOU BEGA. CHRIS has gone on to place music in film and television including the #1 rated series CSI. In 2000 he assumed the seeming impossible task of playing piano AND (synth) bass simultaneously a feat only duplicated by the legendary RAY MANZAREK of THE DOORS. CHRIS has been keyboardist longer than any in the bands fabled history. CATHY RICHARDSON joined JEFFERSON STARSHIP in 2008, and anchors the historic role made famous by GRACE SLICK. She is an award winning music artist, graphic artist, and clothing designer. Her professional credits include fronting her own successful rock band, producing and releasing seven albums on various indie record labels. She was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Art Direction of her band's 2003 release, The Road to Bliss, which also received two DIY Awards (Do It Yourself in Film, Books and Music) for Album Art of the Year and Producer of the Year. Her latest release, Delusions of Grandeur, topped the 2007 DIYs when she won both Album and Producer of the Year. She portrayed Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of the hit show Love, Janis and also in Chicago, Sag Harbor, NY, San Francisco, Phoenix and Tucson. JUDE GOLD is an acclaimed lead guitarist - joining in 2012 for a 10 country, three-month international tour - replacing longtime lead player Slick Aguilar who recently underwent a liver transplant. JUDE also tours with contemporary stars MIGUEL MIGS, STU HAMM and JGB (Jerry Garcia's Band) before that. He is also a professor at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Los Angeles.
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Sat, July 11

Tickets on sale 5/15 at 10AM! Bobby Caldwell

Genre: R&B/Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby entertains at any venue for fans of all ages. His timeless classic,What You Won't Do For Love has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including a rendition by Boys II Men on their recent comeback album.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Sat, July 11

Tickets on sale 5/15 at 10AM! Bobby Caldwell

Genre: R&B/Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby entertains at any venue for fans of all ages. His timeless classic,What You Won't Do For Love has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including a rendition by Boys II Men on their recent comeback album.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Sun, July 12

All Ages Show! Seryn

Genre: Indie Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Seryn is a 6 piece band who calls Denton, Texas their home. When listening to the well layered textures of guitars, ukulele, accordion, bass, viola, banjo and various percussion, it's hard to imagine This Is Where We Are is the band's debut effort. The band's strength resides in their vast musical talent and understanding of dynamics. Their beauty is gracefully displayed through chilling harmonies. Each member and their voice carry the same importance. One is not complete without the other.
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Sun, July 19

All Ages Show! Scars on 45

Genre: Alternative
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

After Scars On 45s EP Give Me Something came out in early 2011, the rock group found themselves on a journey they hadnt intentionally started. The foursome, who hail from Bradford, England, had created the album with no real plan of being an actual band, just four friends making music together for a few years prior. Signing with Chop Shop/Atlantic, which scored a song placement on Greys Anatomy, solidified that fact that Scars On 45 would be a band and would tour and would make more music. The band unveiled their self-titled debut album in the spring of 2012 and embarked on what felt like an endless tour. The album, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, earned critical acclaim, and VH1 named the band a You Oughta Know Artist leading to their national TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. We used to get together and just be friends and play music, Danny says. Once we got signed, we were basically sent to America and we were shoved in a van and told to tour. Thats how we learned really to be a band. Before that, we really didnt play live at all. It was a big learning curve for us those three years, and we felt like we got swallowed up in the whole industry thing. It was the most enjoyable time of any of our lives, but we also got a bit lost in it. When the touring ceased, the band found themselves back home in Bradford, tasked with writing the follow-up album, and over the course of six months churned out nearly 50 songs. But as the nature of the industry goes, the band and their label parted ways during the process. Nevertheless, the musicians remained optimistic and determined to continue on. It was a little jarring, Danny says. We were back in England in the same little rehearsal room in the same little place where we recorded our first album. But we wanted to move forward no matter what. Scars On 45 spent time flying between Minneapolis, where they recorded with a friend named Eric Olsen, and Leeds, where they recorded with Will Jackson. Much of the music was made in a DIY fashion, in hotel bathrooms and in Aimees house in England. The album, titled Safety In Numbers, was co-produced by the band and finished laying it down near the end of 2013. By the holidays, the musicians realized they were out of money and needed help completing the record. The band launched a Pledge Music campaign to fund the mixing and mastering of Safety In Numbers and head out on a tour in early 2014. The response from fans was enormous. We booked this tour, a little acoustic tour where wed do these house shows that people had pledged for as well as some small intimate venues and radio stations, Danny says. We had nothing else for the best part of two years. It was mind-blowing. It really gave us what we needed. To see that people still cared about us and still wanted to come and see us and were still passionate about the band was amazing. It helped us realize that all our hard work, all the slogging we did on tour for the first album, had really paid off. Its crazy how much things can turn around. The album itself, a collection of 11 impassioned rock songs, reflects all those years of hard work. As they wrote, the musicians looked back over the three years theyd spent on the road and what those experiences had meant for them as humans. Golden, the albums anthemic opening number, and This Is Not Your Love Song, a surging, hook-laden rocker represent the bands entry points into the collection, both setting the tone for what Safety In Numbers eventually became. Crazy For You, the discs first single, is cathartic and lovely, its propulsive chorus offering a plaintive sense of longing. The album glides through various emotions, revealing the sheer joy of experiencing your dream to the discontent that comes with leaving home and relationships for so many years. Its about being the happiest youve ever been and then, at points, the most miserable youve ever been, Danny notes. But for me, a lot of the songs on the album are about either really joyful experiences or the self-awareness of actually being happy. This album is a lot about realizing who you are. The songs, really, explain the last four years of our lives. After finishing the album, Scars On 45 found both a new record label, Nettwerk, and renewed sense of passion for their music. Safety In Numbers represents pure honesty and hard work, and the culmination of a strange journey the musicians never realized theyd be going on. In the end, though, the band is grateful for strife and tumultuous process involved in arriving at this point because it has allowed them to become who they are. We needed to slog our guts out for four years and not really achieve our potential, Danny says. But then after all that we needed something to inspire us to get back in the van and do it again. Making this album and signing with Nettwerk did that. We might not be the biggest band in the world yet and weve got so much more to achieve, but we know now that people care about our band. We owe it those people to give this everything weve got.
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Sat, July 25

Mary Fahl (of October Project)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

"Sounding like no other singer of her generation" (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.Since the band disbanded, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album "Love and Gravity". She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song ("Going Home") for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Now Mary returns with her album "Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House", a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and filmed for PBS to be aired starting in late 2014. Fahl's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man's folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls "a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms". Her upcoming performance will include "Exiles", a song written for Anne Rice's new audiobook "The Wolves of Midwinter", a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic "Both Sides Now", and many October Project favorites.
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Tue, July 28

Rickie Lee Jones

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Special offer! A digital download of Rickie Lee Jones� new album, The Other Side of Desire (coming in June 23), is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your album following your purchase.

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances. Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade. �This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,� says Rickie. �I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast�. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.�

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Sat, August 1

An Evening With Brian Culbertson

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

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Brian Culbertson began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up near Chicago, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Sting and Chick Corea. So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes. Brian flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved to downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears, Coors and McDonald's in the bustling city's highly competitive advertising community while still continuing to make records and tour. Since then, Brian has released fourteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, and received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California's famous wine region. The inaugural event featured Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius and many top wineries throughout Napa Valley including Silver Oak, Chimney Rock and others. After three successful years, the 4th annual is already on sale for June 10-14, 2015. Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with 14 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best and brings the very best out of others in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors. Check out Brian's brand new 2-Disc LIVE CD, commemorating his 20th Anniversary Tour due out on January 12th, 2015.
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Sat, August 1

Brian Culbertson

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

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Brian Culbertson began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up near Chicago, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Sting and Chick Corea. So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes. Brian flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved to downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears, Coors and McDonald's in the bustling city's highly competitive advertising community while still continuing to make records and tour. Since then, Brian has released fourteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, and received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California's famous wine region. The inaugural event featured Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius and many top wineries throughout Napa Valley including Silver Oak, Chimney Rock and others. After three successful years, the 4th annual is already on sale for June 10-14, 2015. Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with 14 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best and brings the very best out of others in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors. Check out Brian's brand new 2-Disc LIVE CD, commemorating his 20th Anniversary Tour due out on January 12th, 2015.
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Sun, August 2

Tickets on sale 4/17 at 10AM! Brian Culbertson

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 4:00PM
Show: 5:00PM

Brian Culbertson began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up near Chicago, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Sting and Chick Corea. So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes. Brian flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved to downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears, Coors and McDonald's in the bustling city's highly competitive advertising community while still continuing to make records and tour. Since then, Brian has released fourteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, and received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California's famous wine region. The inaugural event featured Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius and many top wineries throughout Napa Valley including Silver Oak, Chimney Rock and others. After three successful years, the 4th annual is already on sale for June 10-14, 2015. Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with 14 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best and brings the very best out of others in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors. Check out Brian's brand new 2-Disc LIVE CD, commemorating his 20th Anniversary Tour due out on January 12th, 2015.
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Sun, August 2

Tickets on sale 4/17 at 10AM! Brian Culbertson

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Brian Culbertson began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up near Chicago, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Sting and Chick Corea. So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes. Brian flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved to downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears, Coors and McDonald's in the bustling city's highly competitive advertising community while still continuing to make records and tour. Since then, Brian has released fourteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, and received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award. Also in 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California's famous wine region. The inaugural event featured Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius and many top wineries throughout Napa Valley including Silver Oak, Chimney Rock and others. After three successful years, the 4th annual is already on sale for June 10-14, 2015. Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with 14 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best and brings the very best out of others in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors. Check out Brian's brand new 2-Disc LIVE CD, commemorating his 20th Anniversary Tour due out on January 12th, 2015.
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Sat, August 22

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Genre: New Age/World
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Ottmar Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations of the East coast and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1989, he founded the first incarnation of his new band Luna Negra. Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local Indian artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a fully remastered version. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings, including the remix collection Euphoria (1995), the live album Viva! (1995), the double CD Opium (1996) and the classical-oriented orchestral album Leaning into the Night (1997). He wrapped up his decade with Epic with 2001's Little Wing and went back to Higher Octave Music, releasing a lush album of lullabies called In the Arms of Love in 2002 and an album with Luna Negra XL called The Santa Fe Sessions (2003). La Semana (2004) was the first all-new band album in five years, followed by Winter Rose (2005), which featured original pieces, classical music and christmas songs. In 2006 Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. His newest releases are Up Close (2008), which is a binaural dummy head surround sound recording, and The Scent of Light (2008) a labor of five years.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes
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Sat, August 22

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Genre: New Age/World
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Ottmar Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations of the East coast and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1989, he founded the first incarnation of his new band Luna Negra. Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local Indian artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a fully remastered version. Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings, including the remix collection Euphoria (1995), the live album Viva! (1995), the double CD Opium (1996) and the classical-oriented orchestral album Leaning into the Night (1997). He wrapped up his decade with Epic with 2001's Little Wing and went back to Higher Octave Music, releasing a lush album of lullabies called In the Arms of Love in 2002 and an album with Luna Negra XL called The Santa Fe Sessions (2003). La Semana (2004) was the first all-new band album in five years, followed by Winter Rose (2005), which featured original pieces, classical music and christmas songs. In 2006 Liebert's record label SSRI released One Guitar, his first solo guitar recording, which received Liebert's fourth nomination for a Grammy. His newest releases are Up Close (2008), which is a binaural dummy head surround sound recording, and The Scent of Light (2008) a labor of five years.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes
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Wed, September 2

Tickets on sale 5/1 at 10AM! Howard Jones The Songs, The Piano, and The Stories

Genre: Pop
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English song-writing and pioneering synthesizers. Anyone who was around in the mid to late eighties will remember those high energy gigs and his first two albums Human's Lib and Dream into Action. They lived in the higher reaches of the album charts in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Australia and many other countries in the 1984-86 period, and the hits kept coming........New Song, What is Love?, Pearl in the Shell, Hide and Seek,(which he performed at Live Aid in 1985), Like to Get to Know You Well, Look Mama, Things Can only Get Better, Everlasting Love and the quintessential No One is To Blame, which reached No.1 in the US. Howard Jones re-mastered those first two classic albums 'Human's Lib' and 'Dream into Action' and played them both live in their entirety for the first time at the IndigO2 in London's O2 Arena Complex. There-mastered albums are available from www.howardjones.com. A special re-mastered box set of the 12" mixes was also released together with a DVD of the IndigO2 concert. A third box set in the trilogy was then released which featured re-mastered versions of the next three albums 'One to One', 'Cross that Line' and 'In The Running'. A classically trained pianist, Jones applied his technique to the early synths particularly the Roland Juno 60, the Jupiter 8 and the Moog Prodigy. He also pioneered the classic Roland TR808 drum machine and the Sequential Pro-One. In the early days he was triggering sequencers live on stage whilst playing and singing, something that no one had done before. These days he still operates on the cutting edge of technology and has been one of the leading exponents of the Roland Fantom G8 and the Roland V-piano. Many contemporary giants of the dance world have shown interest in working with Howard which has resulted in tracks such as 'And do you Feel Scared?' with Eric Prydz, 'Into the Dark' with Ferry Corsten, a 2012 collaboration with Grum and the 2013 version of 'Things Can Only Get Better' with Cedric Gervais. My Space used this version to launch their new service at the Miami Winter Music Conference in March 2013 by advertising the track on 300 taxis, 50 trucks and even a plane with a banner which flew up and down Miami Beach. The track was released worldwide in July 2013 and reached the top 10 in the US Dance Chart. Howard Jones incorporated this version into his 2013 live performances.
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Sat, September 5

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Generation Next Featuring Nicholas Cole, Lebron & Lin Rountree

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

With successful outings at some of the country's premiere festivals including Berks, Seabreeze, Capital Jazz, Newport Beach, Norfolk and Catalina Island Jazztrax, plus a Billboard Top 10 hit single 'Let It Ride' in 2014, Generation neXt featuring Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree & Lebron is ushering in a new dimension of smooth jazz/R&B grooves with style and flair. Combining for 15 chart-topping singles, these world class musicians and rising stars from Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records/Cutmore Entertainment are at the cutting edge of contemporary jazz with R&B/soul influences. 21-year old keyboard phenom Nicholas Cole displays the technical proficiency and artistic vision of those twice his age. Cole’s 2012 release ‘Endless Possibilities' scored 4 Top 10 Billboard singles and the hit, 'Snap', featuring Vincent Ingala was a Top 5 Billboard smash. In addition to a thriving solo career, Nicholas has become an in-demand producer and collaborator, working with Ben Tankard, Willie Bradley and Julian Vaughn among others. A leader in Soul-jazz and R&B, trumpet master Lin Rountree returns with his 5th studio CD 'Soulfunky' (scheduled for May 2015 release). This follow up to 2013's 'Serendipitous' will take you on a journey that will have your head boppin' and body rockin'. Lin was showcased in the 2012 Whitney Houston film, ‘Sparkle’, and has performed with icons including the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Tim Bowman and Kem. “It’s all about the sound.” That is the powerfully simple principle inherent in saxman Lebron’s music. Brian McKnight, Phil Perry and Will Downing all influenced his phrasing, expression and solos as did Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Grover Washington, Jr. and Nelson Rangell. His debut release ‘Shades’ featured Paul Brown on the hit 'Groove City' and an appearance by producer Darren Rahn. Lebron's much anticipated sophomore release will be out in July 2015.