Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Wonderland of the Americas

Wonderland of the Americas is located in the Balcones Heights area of San Antonio at 4522 Fredericksburg Road. The mall is located between I-10 to the east, Fredericksburg Road to the west, Loop 410 and access road to the north, and Crossroads Blvd to the South.

Wonderland of the Americas is an exciting place for families and a great opportunity for retailers looking to reach local customers in a shopping destination that is uniquely San Antonio. These spaces are perfect for national retailers or local establishments looking for storefront space. Be a part of the diverse family of shopping, dining, family entertainment and service retailers of this vibrant community.

This place welcomes The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for nearly 20 years. The free concert series takes place each July and August, on Friday evenings at the spectacular outdoor Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas.

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Smooth Jazz And Internet – Cjazz

Since 1994, Cjazz has promoted and presented recording artists of contemporary music. Founded by Michele Abrams, an events producer based in Seattle WA, Cjazz has created and produced music events for Grand Hyatt Hotels, The National Basketball Association, The YWCA of Kauai, Yamaha Music, Scripps Health, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Kirkland Performance Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and various performing arts centers.

Passionate about music and philanthropy, Cjazz has a special interest in producing concerts that raise money for cancer research and patient services. In 2011 the company launched “In Concert for Cancer”, a concert fundraiser aboard the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA. The inaugural event welcomed 850 patrons and will return in 2012. Cjazz works with a talented team of web developers, designers, production professionals, and sponsors, all of whom make Cjazz’s work possible.

For more information visit CJazz.

Richard Elliot – In The Zone

The reigning merchant of Soul Jazz, Richard Elliot invites loyal fans and newcomers alike to celebrate 25 years since the release of his debut album Trolltown. Where‟s the party? Where else—In the Zone, a grooving, funked up, horn-splashed collection that finds the energized-as-ever tenor saxophonist paying homage to the pioneering instrumental artists of his formative years („70s-early „80s) whose brilliance and musical innovations inspired his own.

The Scotland-born, L.A.-raised saxman was still on the road with Tower of Power when he released his debut album Trolltown in 1986. Embarking upon one of instrumental music’s most dynamic and multifaceted careers, he has scored four #1 albums (On The Town, Soul Embrace, After Darkand Jumpin’ Off) and a growing number of #1 airplay singles. In addition to his participation in all-star tours like Groovin’ For Grover and Jazz Attack, in the mid-‘90s he helped launch another of the genre’s annual franchises, the Guitars & Saxes tours, which he has participated in on and off ever since. At his peak, Elliot was doing over 100 tour dates a year, but he has scaled it back as his family has grown to include five children over the years.

“My original motivation for doing an album like In The Zone was the opportunity to reconnect with my earlier self, the musician I was when I first started out,” Elliot explained. “The songs remind me of listening to my heroes in those days and seeing them perform live, feeling incredible joy and enthusiasm about the possibility of following in their footsteps. The wonderful thing is, so many years after I began performing professionally, I still feel that excitement. I love to play live more than anything. Under certain circumstances, the recording process can be arduous, but when you can tap into the kind on inspiration I draw from here, it’s a whole different, joyous experience. It’s all about feeling the same way I did back when I was 18 and dreaming that this could someday be my life.”

Richard Elliot published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Duck Town Park

The Duck Town Park is a premier community recreational facility featuring 11 acres of natural beauty including trails through the Maritime Forest and willow swamp, open green space, soundside views, and access to the Town’s boardwalk.

There are four distinct vegetative communities located in the Town Park property. These are the maritime deciduous forest, the maritime evergreen forest, the willow swamp, and the marsh. The maritime deciduous forest is located in the southern portion of the park property on the high ground and is dominated by pignut hickory, southern red oak, Darlington oak, and sweet gum trees.

The maritime evergreen forest is located just north of the maritime deciduous forest and is differentiated by the presence of significant live oak trees. Together, these maritime forests represent a rare and endangered plant community found only on the eastern North Carolina seacoast. The willow swamp is located on the northern portion of the Town Park property between the Currituck Sound and the northern parking area and bluestone trails. It is dominated by large Carolina willow and red maple trees. Marsh communities are found along the soundside of the Town Park property where conditions are favorable.

This park will see the Duck Jazz Festival on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Rd, Duck, North Carolina

Smooth Jazz And Books – The Best of Kim Waters: The #1 Songs and Solos by the #1 Smooth Jazz Saxophonist

JazzTimes hails Waters as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists.” Here are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of 13 of his best tunes, plus a preface in which he discusses his inspirations and approach to playing. Songs: Easy Going * Fallin’ for You * In Deep * In the Groove * In the House * Let’s Get on It * Nightfall * The Ride * Secrets Told * Steppin’ Out * Two Hearts of Mine * Until Dawn * Waterfall.

The Best of Kim Waters: The #1 Songs and Solos by the #1 Smooth Jazz Saxophonist is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – St. Mary’s Park

St. Mary’s Park is located at the corner of N. Monroe St. and W. Elm Ave. behind the Gen. George A. Custer Monument. Monroe is just off I-75 Exit 14. Downtown Monroe is one block from the park on the South side of the River.

St. Mary’s Park offers a wide range of outdoor recreation activities. With tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic shelters and more, families and friends can spend an enjoyable day along the River Raisin. The Bandshell offers opportunities for concerts, movies and festivals with an open lawn to spread out your blanket and enjoy.

At this venue The River Raisin Festival will take place in August, 2012.

St. Mary’s Park, N. Monroe St and E Elm Ave, Monroe, Michigan