Smooth Jazz And Books – The Best Of George Benson

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The Best Of George Benson by George Benson. For Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Vocal. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. Smooth Soul and Jazz Fusion. Difficulty: medium. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.308185).

ISBN 0793523958. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. Smooth Soul and Jazz Fusion. 9×12 inches.

Revised to include even more of his best hits as well as a bio. Songs include: Breezin’ * Give Me The Night * In Your Eyes * Lady Love Me (One More Time) * On Broadway * This Masquerade * Turn Your Love Around * Weekend In L.A. * and more.

Buy this songbook here.

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Smooth Jazz And Internet – The Smooth Jazz Hub

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The Smooth Jazz Hub is a place where Smooth Jazz fans, artists and the industry can meet, talk and share everything Smooth Jazz-related! Take a look around the site to find news, reviews, interviews, CDs, blogs, forums, festivals, gear, services and so much more!

For more information visit the website http://www.smoothjazzhub.com/ or their facebook-page.

David Sanborn – Straight to The Heart

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One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy.

By the age of 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. Dave went on to study music at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose. Later traveling to California on the advice of a friend, he joined the Butterfield Blues Band and played Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. Following that, Dave toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded for Wonder’s Talking Book album, played with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie with whom he recorded the famous solo heard on “Young Americans”.

At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City and studying with George Coleman, Dave started his solo career where he later collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor. Dave’s solo release of Taking Off in 1975—still considered a classic—further solidified his career. His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Dave’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. Veteran bassist and composer Marcus Miller joined Dave on the 1981 album, Voyeur. The single, “All I Need Is You” won Dave his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.

In 1983, Dave released the hit album Backstreet that included Luther Vandross as a featured guest vocalist. Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. Moving onto television, Dave hosted the show, Night Music from 1988 to 1990. Produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, the show featured films of jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck and Billie Holiday, as well as banter and memorable music jams by a remarkable list of musicians including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Sample, Pharoah Sanders, and many others. Additionally, Dave has regularly hosted the “After New Year’s Eve” TV special on ABC. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dave hosted a syndicated radio program, The Jazz Show with David Sanborn. Dave has also recorded many shows’ theme songs as well as several other songs for The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.

In his three-and-a-half decade career, Dave has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre, with 2010 tour dates exceeding 150. Considered as a whole, Dave is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.

David Sanborn published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.

Smooth Jazz And Their Promoters – Wallace Garner III

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Wallace Garner III is a native to Louisville, Kentucky. He has been involved with some sort of entertainment since the age of four when he auditioned on the drums for the University of Louisville band director. He has been active in music since that time, though he has taken on many endeavors since.

He considers himself a prodigy with jazz. He has been actively listening to jazz since the age of four. The other kids used to laugh at him. He knew there was something special about this music! The first piece he played on drums was “Poinciana,” by the great Ahmad Jamal. Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Les McCann and Eddie Harris were among his early influences. He strives to be instrumental in bringing many great artists back to Louisville to perform. At one point, Louisviile was the mecca of music in this region. With your help, he can restore Louisville to the top.

Wallace Garner III Productions is a division of Bread Entertainment founded by Wallace in 2010. It produces the critically acclaimed “Afterset” and promotes Jazz concerts in the Louisville Metropolitan area. Catch the Afterset on Power 1350 WLOU and the new Praise 104.7 each Saturday night at 10pm.

For more information visit http://www.breadentertainment.com.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Bottom Line Bar and Grill

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The Bottom Line Bar and Grill, formerly Hang Tyme Lounge, is all about enjoying yourself and letting loose. The bar featues special nights during the week to get customers excited, like all-day buffalo wing and beer specials during football season. Or if you feel like practicing for the next American Idol then Thursday is the night for you, as DJ Dave gets the bar singing with karaoke. Then on Friday it’s House Party night, where the music is loud, the lights are crazy and house music is in effect. But the real bottom line for this cozy bar and grille is the famous fried pork chops. You can’t leave without trying them.

Hope you’ll come and see The J.A.M. Brothers every Tuesday from 7:30pm-10:30pm at The Bottom Line at 9008 Old Branch Avenue in Clinton, MD! With Jaared is the “A.M.” of the brothers, Attila Molnar on Keyboards/Vocals!

Hosted by the man himself, Mr. “In Da House”, Alton Rouse!

The Bottom Line Bar and Grill * 9008 Old Branch Avenue * Clinton, Maryland 20735 * (301) 868-3308

The NAMM Show 2013

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NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. Our association—and our trade shows—serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a vision: We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of the right. That vision led to a mission: To strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.

More than a century later, that vision and mission have attracted a growing, thriving worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented companies that make, buy and sell the instruments that allow millions of people to make music. That community is called NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry.

Thursday, Jan 24 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan 25 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 26 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 27 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Historic Fort Sam Houston Theater

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After more than two decades of vacancy, one of the first dedicated movie theaters built by the U.S. Army in the United States was brought back to life. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $16.9-million contract to Lampasas-based RKJ Construction Inc. to renovate and build an addition to the 75-year-old main post theater on Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.

Many of the theater’s architecturally distinctive elements were retained. It was built in 1935 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with white-stucco exterior, arched entryways and a bell tower reminiscent of Spanish missions. It was finished by the fall 2011.

Come out and celebrate Valentine’s Day early – enjoy live-entertainment featuring smooth jazz pianist David Benoit and smooth jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor, Friday, February 8 at 8:00 P.M. in the intimate setting of the Historic Fort Sam Houston Theater at Joint Base San Antonio (Fort Sam Houston).

Friday, February 08, 2013 – 7:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston Theater, Stanley Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78234