Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Scottish Rite Theatre in Detroit

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The Scottish Rite Cathedral Theater is part of the Masonic Temple building in Detroit, the largest Masonic Temple in the world. The Masonic Temple and this incredible 1,586-seat theater were designed by architect Raymond M. Hood. He also designed or co-designed the Chicago Tribune Building, New York Daily News Building, and Rockefeller Center. The Masonic Temple / Scottish Rite Cathedral was inaugurated on January 2, 1930.

The Masonic Temple Theatre is a venue for concerts, Broadway shows, and other special events in the Detroit Theater District. Architect George Mason designed the theatre which contains a 55-foot (17 m)-by-100-foot stage. Detroit Masonic Temple was designed in the neo-gothic architectural style, using a great deal of limestone. The cornerstone was placed on September 19, 1922, using the same trowel that George Washington had used to set the cornerstone of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. The building was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1926.

Smooth Jazz fans will attend Valentines with RnR at the Scottish Rite Theatre inside the Masonic Temple in Detroit on Thursday February 14, 2013.

Freddie Ravel – Music Applied To Life

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Utterly captivated by Music since age 5, Freddie Ravels’ talent took him from prodigy to a World-renowned Pianist, Composer, Recording Artist and Multi-Media Executive. His passion for bridging communication through Music propelled him to two decades of international acclaim and the creation of Tune Up to Success ®, an unprecedented interactive program that presents Music as a perfect metaphor for the dynamics of business and social networking.

Completing his Music degree cum laude, Freddie began performing around the World with Brazilian icon Sergio Mendes when Universal Records discovered and quickly signed the young artist. This resulted in a series of sensual and fiery albums: Midnight Passion, Sol to Soul & Freddie Ravel-charting #1 in the US. Embraced by his many fans, his songs continue to receive extensive radio airplay and garner critical acclaim: “Freddie’s blend of jazz textures, rock energy, tropical rhythms and charismatic performance style are sure pop-jazz crossovers.” – Los Angeles Times.

Establishing Ravelation Media Group in 1990, as CEO his reputation as a multi-faceted Producer, Artist & Composer soared to the top echelons of the music industry with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire and Al Jarreau under Freddie’s directorship. Subsequent invitations from Madonna led to their joint MTV appearances and featured Freddie’s sizzling piano solo in Madonna’s remix of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.

Freddie’s lifelong commitment to raise human potential through Music gave birth to a powerful interactive performance event in 2002, which he named Tune Up to Success ®. Performing this interactive program nationwide, to live audiences ranging from teens & young adults to Fortune 500 Companies, Freddie connected new Music Creation by everyday people to their personal and professional lives utilizing a process he called InTuneition™.

“Freddie Ravel shows how listening skills are critical to our success in business and in life by getting “in tune” with our customers, associates, families and ourselves through this truly innovative and entertaining program.”

-Randy Salley, Sr. Vice President, Wal-Mart Information Systems.

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Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Ocean Institute

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The mission of the Ocean Institute is to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans.

The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 115,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute’s 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.

To learn oceanography and science, students voyage onto the ocean to feel and taste the salty sea spray, sort through live specimens, sea creatures, and deep sea fish, observe migrating whales and collect scientific data.

To learn maritime history and literature, students spend an entire night aboard the brig Pilgrim – each student hauling lines, hoisting sails, standing night watch and swabbing decks. Furthermore, students get further appreciation for ocean issues facing our world today. Discussions on sea pollution and how we can save the ocean is part of the ocean education.

To support the Ocean Institute their popular jazz fundraising weekend event combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of epicurean dining, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Learn more about the festival here.

Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, California 92629

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Georgia International Convention Center

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Convention centers have a long history of hosting important events in our culture. They have served as the setting for everyone from presidents and CEOs, to educators and religious leaders, and even technology and the creative arts. Yet despite the prominence these great venues hold within our society, convention centers have a reputation for producing institutional-grade, mediocre food. Until now.

The Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) and Proof of the Pudding have teamed up to reinvent the food and beverage program at the GICC. This new venture is called CulinAero by Proof of the Pudding, and at its core is a commitment to restaurant-quality food made with fresh, sustainable ingredients.

“The GICC is an established leader in hosting events and now we’re ready to build a leading food and beverage program that will continue to enhance our reputation,” said Mercedes Miller, interim executive director, GICC. “There are a lot of associations and companies looking for meeting destinations that can serve restaurant-quality food made with fresh ingredients, and we believe the GICC can provide value to this market.”

The GICC may be the nation’s most accessible convention center. Connected to a major airport by the ATL SkyTrain, it is just as convenient by car — at the juncture of two major U.S. interstates. The heart of Atlanta is 10 minutes away by rental car or MARTA train. And the airport’s Rental Car Center links to the GICC by the ATL SkyTrain automated people mover.

Smooth Jazz fans will enjoy the 70′s New Year’s Eve Party With Ken Ford.

International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, Georgia 30337

Smooth Jazz And Books – David Sanborn Collection

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David Sanborn Collection (Soprano and Alto Saxophone)  by David Sanborn for Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone. Hal Leonard Artist Transcriptions. Smooth Jazz. Difficulty: medium. Instrumental solo songbook. Chord names, introductory text and discography. 76 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.675000).

Artist Transcriptions are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of the hottest wind, electronic, guitar and keyboard artists. These outstanding, accurate arrangements are in an easy-to-read format which includes all essential lines. Artist Transcriptions can be used to perform, sequence or reference.

5 transcriptions of this sax player’s best, including A Change Of Heart, Hideaway, Straight to the Heart and more.

Jason Parks comments: “If your looking for very detailed Transcriptions of David Sanborn then this is the book for you!”

David Sanborn Collection is available here.

Smooth Jazz And Internet – Cool Grooves – Smooth Jazz News

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The blog Cool Grooves – Smooth Jazz News offers some smooth jazz features. Smooth jazz is alive and well. It has merely transitioned to a new home – the internet and satellite radio, both comfortable formats for this demographic base.

Not only has it found a new home, but a plethora of new music has been created in the genre. Great musicians who can stir the soul with instrumental music continue to increase the output of new smooth jazz music. Thankfully it has veered far off the trajectory of silly instrumental cover songs. It is blossoming into a great catalogue of original groove, funk and fusion. And this blog is here to keep you posted as to what’s new in Smooth jazz. So put the top down on the sports car, hook up the Ipod and let’s groove, chill and enjoy!

More information about this website is available at coolgrooves.net.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Raviolis Italian Bistro

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Excellent food, service, and jazz music. They take great pride in serving the finest foods, freshly prepared with the highest quality ingredients, and complimented with our diverse wine selection.

What a gem! If you are in the Lake Elsinore area and looking for good Italian food then stop by for sure. The restaurant is very cute with a full bar. It has great service and amazing food.

Attend live entertainment at New Year’s Eve with Jason Weber.

Raviolis! Italian Bistro, 123 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, California 92530