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CONTENTS Publisher and Managing Editor Melanie Maxwell Operations & Distribution Manager Craig Collier Copy Editors JoAnn Armke Kerri De Rosier Paula Fitzgerald Barbara Knox Brad Sondak Contributors Cashmira Marcia Manna Darcy Peters Graphic Design Gina Mancini Contributing Photographers Dave Koz cover photo: Irvan Risnandar Maarten de Boer Antonio Dixon Katherine Gilraine Cooper Hardwick David Hopley Raj Naik Lena Ringstad Irvan Risnandar Lori Stoll Smooth Jazz News 5519 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #134 San Diego, CA 92117 858-541-1919 smoothjazznews@aol.com www.smoothjazznews.com Smooth Jazz News is published seven times annually: Monthly: April and May; Bimonthly: June-July, August-September, October-November, December-January and February-March. The publisher assumes no responsibility for claims or actions of its advertisers. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the publisher, staff or advertisers. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publisher. ©2019-2020, Smooth Jazz News | All rights reserved

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4 Smooth Jazz News merchandise Give something cool this Yule, to yourself or as a gift

7 Holiday Gift Guide Music, apparel, travel and more creative ideas to guide your gifting

8 Notes from the Publisher A passion for writing and smooth jazz inspired this magazine

10 Jazz Buzz Get jolly with top smooth jazz stars .....page 10 Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot and more ring in the new year in Tucson ....page 12

15 DISCover New Music Your soundscape for the smooth jazz lifestyle

16 Dave Koz On land, sea and airwaves, the GRAMMYnominated saxophonist is a master of the smooth jazz universe who is, once again, staging his popular holiday tour

20 Calendar of smooth jazz events Concerts, festivals, Christmas shows, New Year’s Eve celebrations and brunches nationwide

29 Smooth Jazz News subscription The perfect year-round gift

30 Book review “Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan”

30 Cashmira’s Starguide December-January horoscopes


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BRUNCHES Hornblower Cruises & Events ..............................page page 25 Smooth Jazz News’ 20th Anniversary page 27 Brunch Party & Jam Session ................................page

CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS 2020 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest .......... inside front cover Warren Hill’s 2020 Los Cabos Jazz Festival...... page 13 Warren Hill’s 2020 SolFest Los Cabos ............... page 13 Colors of Christmas at the Balboa Theatre ........page 21 Chris Botti at The Wiltern .....................................page 23 2020 Seabreeze Jazz Festival ........................back cover

CRUISES Rick Braun’s European River Cruise 2021 ..............page 5

CDS/RECORDED MUSIC

MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

Gerald Albright Not So Silent Night .....................page 3

Smooth Jazz News magazine ............................. page 29

Brian Bromberg Thicker Than Water........................page 11 Jonathan Butler Christmas Together .......................page 11

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Steve Cole Gratitude .............................................. page 11

Cannonball Musical Instruments ...........................page 3

Kirk Whalum Humanité .......................................... page 11

Yamaha saxophones endorsed by Dave Koz .... page 19

Gabriel Hasselbach MidCentury Modern Vol. 2 .... page 15 Marqueal Jordan Intention & Purpose ................ page 15

WINE

Marion Meadows Christmas with You................. page 15

Hungry Hawk Vineyards and Winery .................page 22

Joey Sommerville, single “O Holy Night”............. page 15


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Most of us jazz fans are at an age where we have either planned well for retirement or now realize we should have prepared better.

Eventually, after a few years without mortgage clients, I let my real estate and NMLS licenses expire, and I retired from the mortgage business permanently. I’m not sure I had a clear vision of exactly where I would be 20 years after the first 16-page tabloid I initially published on Some have sailed into retirement with newsprint 11 times a year. By 2003, it grew to all the time and sufficient funds to book a 28-pager with an enhanced glossy cover. jazz-themed cruises, buy VIP packages In 2007, before I felt the affects of the at the most popular festivals, and even mortgage meltdown make our international and economic crash, we jazz travel dreams come upgraded to a 72-page, true. Others budget for all-glossy magazine general admission tickets: format. And, despite packing picnics and downward market trends, searching for a comfortable we published between 40spot on the lawn––often 72 pages, on an 11-issue despite mobility issues–– annual publication schedule, at local smooth jazz events. until 2011, when we scaled Regardless of where we are back to 10 issues. on this scale, all of us want As the economy our smooth jazz lifestyle continued to decline in to continue. 2012, we began publishing First publication in 1999 First glossy magazine cover 2003 That was my professional eight times per year. And, goal 20 years ago when I launched in 2014––due to increased Smooth Jazz News. I was preparing operational and production for my future when I stepped costs, decreasing ad revenues, and away from a financially lucrative the abandonment of the smooth mortgage-banking career to jazz format by terrestrial radio downsize into a more fulfilling and stations––we went to a 32- to meaningful, yet modest, writer’s life. 40-page layout and a seven-issue I traded in my Mercedes-Benz for publication year, where we have a Toyota Camry and put my personal remained comfortably (and shopper at Nordstrom on hold. On shore and at sea the sax master marvels profitably) ever since. at the unity of the smooth jazz community I took on a partner at the mortgage Because Smooth Jazz News is a company where I was working so he Current issue First all-glossy magazine 2007 business, we have printers, writers, could handle the daytime tasks while editors, graphic designers, support staff, distribution costs and other I built my magazine business. When my Smooth Jazz News workday ended, I drove to the mortgage office to meet with clients and catch up expenses to pay. Without the support of advertisers, there would be no Smooth Jazz News for our readers, to whom I am also incredibly grateful. on paperwork each night. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who Even a few years in, when the magazine became profitable has ever advertised with us, and recognize those companies and enough to support myself, I kept this up for a decade or so. As the individuals who placed ads with us in 2019. They are listed on financial industries waned, I stayed at the mortgage job (sans page 9 in alphabetical order. the partner), which had now become more of a part-time gig, to Although I’ve reached the age that makes me eligible for my take advantage of corporate benefits, including affordable health mortgage company pension, IRA distributions and early Social Security insurance (my individual plan’s premium is now nearly as much benefits, dare I say cheers to another 20 years? as my mortgage payment!). HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Got a list? We've got the gifts!

SMOOTH JAZZ CHRISTMAS ON TOUR

A pantheon of smooth jazz luminaries bear gifts of holiday music

PHOTO CREDITS: Richard Elliot by Sherry Fisher. The Lexus Jazz Festival at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach by Ambrose

RICK BRAUN'S NEW YEAR'S EVE GETAWAY

Relax at a resort and celebrate New Year's Eve with celebrities

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AND COMPANIES WHO ADVERTISED IN SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS IN 2019 • A Peter White Christmas • A Touch of Heaven Day Spa (Catalina Island) • Adam Hawley’s 2nd Annual Christmas Concert • Gerald Albright • Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival • Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival (Portugal) • Mariea Antoinette • Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret (Catalina Island) • Apaulo Music Productions (Terri and Michael Paulo) • Asia America Symphony Association • Balboa Theatre (Laura Briney, Teri McPherson) • David Benoit • Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest (John Ernesto) • Willie Bradley • Christiane and Rick Braun • Break of Dawn (Navigator Entertainment) • Johnny Britt • Brian Bromberg • Isaac Byrd Jr. • Cannonball Musical Instruments (Sheryl and Tevis Laukat) • Renee’ and Mark Carter (The Seabreeze, 106.3, Smooth Jazz) • Catalina Express (Angela Sanchez) • Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival (Art Good) • Chapman & Co. Management (Steve Chapman and Bud Harner) • Reggie Codrington • Trey Daniels • Eric Darius • Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival (Larry Moore and Michelle Hornberger) • Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour • Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour • Derby City Jazz Festival (Max Maxwell) • Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island • Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor • Isaac Edwards • Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion and Golf Weekend • Camella and Richard Elliot

• Elliot Ranch Vineyards presents West Coast Jam featuring Richard Elliot, Peter White, DW3 & The West Coast Horns to benefit JDRF • Eric Marienthal & Friends benefit concert for High Hopes Head Injury Program (Mark Desmond) • EXL Media (Lisa Baggio) • Mark Allen Felton • Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters • Festival of Arts: Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate • Festival of Arts Concerts on the Green • Fresh Coast Jazz Festival (Carl Brown) • Gapp Media • Gardena Jazz Festival (Sen. Steven Bradford and Evette Benjamin) • Groovin U (Gene Harris) • Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition (William “Cadillac” Banks) • Hal Leonard Books • Gabriel Mark Hasselbach • Hermosa Hotel on Catalina Island (McKinley Capital & Advisory) • Hornblower Cruises & Events (Rebecca Milkey, Sophie Shrader, Sue Baranski) • Hotel Catalina • Hungry Hawk Vineyards & Winery • Independent Artists Services, LLC (Kim Giles) • Jazz at the Creek San Diego (Leonard Thompson) • Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr.) • Marqueal Jordan • Reza Khan • Kiesel Guitars • Lake Arbor Jazz Festival (Lisa Alexander) • Life Luxe Jazz: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Terry Powell) • Live Nation • Long Beach Jazz Festival • Love, Peace & Jazz (Gayla and Calvin Pixley) • Mack Avenue Records (Shannon Moore and Dan Tekin) • Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival (Spain) • Michael Manson • Marcus Anderson’s Jazz and Coffee Escape 2019 • Keiko Matsui • MISZ The Groove Producer

• Multi Music Fest • Music City Jazz Festival (Marvin Spencer) • Music Getaways, LLC (Warren Hill’s SolFest Cancun, SolFest Los Cabos, Los Cabos Jazz Festival) • Norman Brown and Pamela L. Banks (Normantic Entertainment) • Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas tour • Original Jack’s Country Kitchen (Catalina Island) • Oxnard Jazz Festival (Chuck Dennis) • Payne Pest Management (Kathy Payne, Willie Payne and Jason Payne) • Lillian and Phil Perry • Phaze II Jazz (Adrian Norton) • Rainbow Promotions (Kimberly and Ozzie Benoit) • Rainbow Promotions A Smooth Jazz Valentine’s Concert for Friends & Lovers • Rainforest Band (San Francisco Records) • Rhythm on the Vine at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa • Rick Braun’s European River Cruise Getaway • Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Getaway • Rick Braun’s Signature Events (Rick Braun and Sandy Riser) • San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival • San Diego Zoo Global Press • Seabreeze Jazz Festival (Renee’ and Mark Carter) • Shanachie Entertainment (Rick Rosenberg) • Jeffery Smith • Smooth Entertainment (Sandra and Christian Bössner) • Joey Sommerville • Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad presents “Life, Love, and Women: Music & Conversation with Rick Braun” • South Coast Winery Resort & Spa (Karl Kruger) • Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment (Cary Hardwick and Laurie Sisneros) • Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion (Warren Keller) • Sycuan Casino Resort • The Stare Case (Mona Casarini) • Thornton Winery’s Champagne Concert Series (Tonya Wake, Steve Thornton, John Thornton) • Nora and Jack Tucey • Visit Pensacola • W. F. Leopold Management (Mark Graham) • Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival • Yamaha Entertainment • Rob Zinn


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HOLIDAY CONCERTS CRISSCROSS THE COUNTRY SPREADING COMFORT AND JOY By Melanie Maxwell

The stars of

A Peter White Christmas and the Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of Season Christmas had already hit the road before

Thanksgiving leftovers disappeared from the fridge, “Jingle-belling” down the highway on tour buses spreading seasonal musical joy.

DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS

Gifts of the Season

Photo: Lena Ringstad

Michael Lington

Melissa Manchester

Chris Walker

Photo: Antonio Dixon

oz tapped his buddy Jonathan Butler, South African guitarist-vocalist, to join the ensemble again this year. And, he added GRAMMY-winning singer Melissa Manchester, saxophonist Michael Lington and vocalistmusician Chris Walker to the lineup. The band for this 22nd annual tour, which started on Nov. 29 in Florida and ends Dec. 23 in California, features keyboardist Brian Simpson, guitarist Randy Jacobs, drummer Jay Williams, and bassist Nathaniel Kearney Jr. Timed perfectly with this tour, new holiday CDs released by Koz (Gifts of the Season), Butler (Christmas Together) and Lington (A Foreign Affair Christmas) will be available for sale at the shows. For tickets or more information on the Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas tour, visit www.davekoz.com.

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CRISTMAS TOUR

Jonathan Butler

Dave Koz

A PETER WHITE Christmas

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or those dreaming of a Peter White Christmas, the popular guitarist has a new ensemble for his annual tradition with saxophonist Euge Groove, vocalist Lindsey Webster and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala. The 23-date tour, which started on Nov. 29 in Texas and ends Dec. 22 in California, features a band comprising Nate Phillips on bass, Stevo Theard on drums, and Keith Slattery on keyboards. Although White doesn’t have a new holiday CD to sell at his shows, he did just release an album of boarding and landing music for STARLUX Airlines, a luxury Taiwan-based airline scheduled to launch in January. The album, titled “Music for STARLUX Airlines,” features six songs, all of which exceed seven minutes in length, totaling more than 44 minutes of all new music. “The songs were written for


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Photo: Lori Stoll

STARLUX airline passengers to enjoy, but they turned out so well they became a CD,” White enthused. Will he perform any of this new music on the Christmas tour? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. For tickets and more information on A Peter White Christmas tour, visit www.peterwhite.com.

Lindsey Webster, Vincent Ingala, Peter White and Euge Groove

A

of

THE COLORS Christmas XXVII

lthough there won’t be A Peter White Christmas at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego this year, Peabo Bryson will bring The Colors of Christmas XXVII to that historic Gaslamp Quarter District venue on Dec. 15. This year’s show features GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Oleta Adams, Tony Peabo Bryson Award-winning actordancer-singer Ben Vereen, and GRAMMY-winning singer Jody Watley. For tickets or more information on The Colors of Christmas, scheduled for Dec. 15, at the Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., San Diego, California, visit www.sdbalboa.org or call 619-570-1100. continued on page 12


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RICK BRAUN ’S New Year’s Eve Getaway Photo: Katherine Gilraine

f you’re still thinking about through the midnight champagne spending the final days of 2019 toast. They’ll be backed by a at Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve band comprising Randy Jacobs Getaway, but haven’t bought your on guitar, Ron Reinhardt on tickets yet, you’ll have to plan your keyboards, Franklin “Third” cork-popping celebration elsewhere. Richardson on drums, and For the fifth year in a row, Nate Phillips on bass. the trumpeter’s annual gala at the Tickets for the 2020 New Year’s JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Eve Getaway––which is part of Tucson, Arizona, has sold-out. Rick Braun’s Signature Events Rick Braun, his wife Christiane and daughter Emma celebrate with the band and other artists For those who planned ahead, and includes his annual European during his 2018 New Year’s Eve Getaway their Getaway starts on Dec. 30 with River Cruises, also produced by a celebrity golf tournament, followed Braun and Riser––will go on by a “Start the Party Early” concert featuring Mindi Abair. sale in March 2020. If you’d rather be singing “Auld Lang Syne” The main event on Dec. 31 begins with a reception, with Braun in Tucson next year rather than belting out the blues entertainment and silent auction (which, along with other activities, because you missed out, you may want to make your New Year’s raises money for autism charities and, also this year, the Juvenile resolution to buy your 2020 tickets early. Diabetes Research Foundation). To make charitable giving more Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve 2019 Getaway is scheduled for convenient, Braun and his business partner Sandy Riser have Dec. 30 and 31, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, implemented software for the silent auction that allows patrons to 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, monitor and bid on their desired items from their phone. visit www.RickBraunNewYearsEve.com (where you can sign up During dinner, guitarist Nick Colionne kicks off the musical to receive an email alert when 2020 tickets go on sale), or call performances of this “Starry, Starry Night”-themed evening. The 520-219-3381. For more information on Rick Braun’s European entertainment continues with Braun, Dave Koz and Richard Elliot River Cruise Getaways, visit www.rickbraun.com.


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Thank you from the publisher

It takes a talented team to produce and distribute each issue of Smooth Jazz News. I would like to acknowledge the following professionals who contributed to this magazine in 2019: Copy editors: JoAnn Armke, Felicia Campbell, Kerri De Rosier, Paula Fitzgerald, Barbara Knox, Brad Sondak Graphic designers: JoAnn Armke, Gina Mancini Operations and distribution manager: Craig Collier Photographers: Pat Benter, David Hopley, Ambrose Martin, Ellis Moore Writers: Ken Capobianco, Quincy LeGardye, Marcia Manna, Darcy Peters


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DAVE KOZ Offers Yuletide classics as musical comfort food that reminds us of good times and family

GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and radio personality Dave Koz has hosted 22 Christmas tours and produced seven Christmas albums, including his recent release, Gifts of the Season. It’s a rather long-standing commitment for someone who was born to Jewish parents and raised in sunny California. “It’s a head scratcher,” Koz admitted. “We celebrated Hanukkah. I never thought in a million years that I would be doing this much Christmas. But I always loved going to friends’ houses on Christmas Eve and enjoying the festivities. The music is what made me respond to the feeling of the holidays. I always loved the music. That never wavered for me.” When it comes to performing Yuletide carols, Koz stays close to the classics with upbeat, soulful selections from the American Songbook. The Gifts of the Season CD, available online, includes Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “I’ll be Home for Christmas” by Walter Maurice Kaufman (aka Walter Kent), and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” penned by Johnny Marks. “There is so much meat on the bones of these songs,” Koz enthused. “They are like musical comfort food and a part of our humanity. They make us feel good and remind us of our past and our families––and hopefully good times in our lives. I always considered it a great honor to play this music at holiday time.” The idea to pay a musical tribute to the holiday season came about in 1997 during a time of loss. “My dad had passed away, and I was talking to David Benoit–– actually interviewing him for my radio show,” Koz said. “His mom had passed away two weeks prior to my dad. We were really commiserating in this interview about how we would move on without these very important people in our lives. He said, ‘Why don’t

Photo: Maarten de Boer

By Marcia Manna


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we honor our folks the way we know how––which is playing music.’

“It’s a wonderful, fun, late night. We have had John Mayer there,

That was the first year of the Christmas tour.”

Bob Sagat, John Stamos, Rick Braun is a regular member, and

The decision to launch a holiday-themed tour, Koz said, came

Jonathan Butler. But, of course, Norman is the guy who holds

from an “organic place.” It started with a half-dozen performance dates

court and puts it all together. You leave completely full and

and a group of musicians who were real-life friends, intent on sharing

inspired. The conversation is smart and varied, and I feel blessed

holiday spirit. The combination resonated with audiences.

to be a part of that group.”

“Brenda Russell came with us that first year, and the next year Peter

Koz also is known for his full-ship cruise charters, and next year,

White, and the next Rick Braun,” Koz remembered. “We just built it, and

more than a dozen artists are participating in the Dave Koz & Friends

people made us part of their holiday tradition. Over the years, I ended

at Sea 2020 cruise, which visits Amsterdam and the British Isles in

up releasing a lot of holiday music as a companion piece to the tours.”

June. The two scheduled voyages are already sold-out, and there’s a

This year’s Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour includes GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Melissa Manchester, guitarist-singer Jonathan Butler, Danish saxophonist Michael

waiting list for the next journey. Koz credits saxophonist Warren Hill, a participant in some of the earlier jazz-themed cruises, for inspiring a venture that has created a

Lington and vocalist Chris Walker.

subculture of smooth jazz musicians

They will visit 11 states through

and fans. “I learned the business and

December for a total of 22 shows in

got to know how it all works,” said

25 days. All four artists also appear on the new album, Gifts of the Season. Koz started his career as a sideman working with vocalist Bobby Caldwell, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and singersongwriter Richard Marx. In the 1990s, he began recording his own

Koz has performed on stages all over the world, on land and sea, during every season.

Koz, who soon thereafter hosted a cruise for five years for another promoter. “When that deal was up, we started our own entity, and we have been doing that for almost 10 years now.” Koz likens the cruise experience

material, and when he was tapped

to a musical travel club. He says the

to write a theme song for the 30th

smooth jazz community is made up

anniversary of the television soap “General Hospital,” he composed “Faces of the Heart” with his older brother Jeff, also a musician. The theme aired in 1993, and remained as the show’s title track for more than a decade. An engaging conversationalist as well as a musician adept at soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone, Koz helps to keep smooth jazz on the airwaves with the “Dave Koz Radio Show,” a syndicated broadcast since 1994. He also hosts “The Dave Koz Lounge,” airing Sundays on SiriusXM (satellite radio), and “Dave Koz & Friends

of people who come from “the same heart space” and that translates to the guest experience. “Even if you don’t know one other person, you are among friends,” he explained. “You are brought together because of your shared love of music, and there’s a palpable feeling of unity and the power of music on those ships. I’ve been humbled by that over and over––to see how people who are completely different, young and old, gay and straight, Republicans, Democrats and every race––are bound by a shared love of music. People support each other in a way that doesn’t happen in regular life.” Last year, Koz hosted a cruise to Australia, and it’s the first place he

Radio,” a channel on JAZZRADIO.com.

would think of returning to for a non-working vacation. “Everyone

Television and radio exposure enabled Koz to build a

is so friendly,” he said. “The food is amazing, and if you are a coffee

devoted fan base that encompasses multiple generations.

fan, the coffee is unreal. You wouldn’t think of it, but Melbourne is

But enduring collaborations have equally shaped his

becoming one of the coffee capitals of the world for us coffee snobs.

long career. There’s television producer Norman Lear, for instance, whom Koz describes as a “huge life mentor.” Koz is one of the guests invited to a late “guys night” hosted by

It was the best I ever had.” Koz has performed on stages all over the world, on land and sea, during every season. And, nearly every year, he plays close to home

the 97-year-old Lear every few months.

at the Hollywood Bowl. The Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns

“We have wines and an incredible dinner, and we retire to

tour was staged there last summer with pals Gerald Albright on alto

Norman’s patio, where we smoke cigars and make music,” Koz said.

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The Starlight Foundation Photo: Cooper Hardwick

saxophone, trumpeter Rick Braun, vocalist Kenny Lattimore and trombonist Aubrey Logan. Koz first played the iconic venue in 1986, accompanying Lorber at the

delivers entertainment items, such as gaming programs and virtual reality headsets, to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals in the

Playboy Jazz Festival. He fondly

United States. Studies have shown

recalls the photograph taken

that Starlight’s gaming program

backstage with his parents, who

creates a better hospital experience,

attended that show.

and it contributes to feelings of mastery and achievement. The

“I still look at it because they were so proud in that moment,”

Starlight Virtual Reality headsets

Koz said. “I was born and raised

are customized, hospital-ready and

in Los Angeles, and went there

come equipped with preloaded,

when I was a kid. It’s such a thrill

age-appropriate content. “We do a silent auction on our

but also this huge responsibility. On your way to the stage, there is

cruise, and people donate so much

KOZ Rosé

money for auction items,” Koz said.

picture after picture of legendary artists. The Beatles. Judy Garland. By the time you walk out there you

“It all goes to Starlight; same thing with the wine. Through our generous

are like, ‘Oh my God, I better not screw this up.’ I think that leaving that

fan network, we’ve raised more than a million dollars for Starlight to

stage after having done a good job, it doesn’t get much better than that.”

continue its mission, something for which I’m very proud.”

Hold on to your Santa hats, it does get better. A sure thing for putting Koz in a holiday mood is sharing a glass of his KOZ Rosé. “I don’t know much about wine, except I like to drink it,” Koz quipped. “Our partner is Whole Foods, and over the years, we have tried different varietals. They said it would be a great summer wine,

This season’s $200,000 donation provides state-of-the-art Starlight Virtual Reality headsets to 100 children’s hospitals stationed along the route of this year’s holiday tour. “It’s inspirational. Not only are you drinking good, you are doing good,” Koz enthused. Now ’tis the season for Koz to do good, not only for charity, but

and they were right. It sold-out, and they reordered it.” KOZ Rosé is available at Whole Foods in California, Nevada,

for his fans, as he and his friends spread the holiday spirit nationwide

Arizona and Hawaii. And, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment

during his Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour

in Seal Beach, California, serves it in bottles autographed by the

2019, which kicked off on Nov. 29 in Florida and concludes in

saxophonist. Koz donates proceeds from the sale of his signature

California on Dec. 23.

wine to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, for which he has served

For more information on Koz, his concerts, cruises, and a complete tour schedule, visit www.davekoz.com.

as its Global Ambassador for more than 25 years.

On Tour

Photo

: Irva n Risn andar

Dec. 31 Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Getaway JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa Tucson, Arizona www.RickBraunNewYearsEve.com 520-219-3381 (Sold-out. Waitlist only.)

Oct. 11, 2020 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Catalina Casino Avalon, California www.jazztrax.com 866-872-9849


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Chris Walker, 7:30pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Florida, www.rutheckerdhall.com, 727-791-7400

A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 5pm, Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas, Texas, www.peterwhite.com

Joey Sommerville special guest with Gary Harris, 7pm, Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, Georgia, www.eddiesattic.com, 404-377-4976

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7pm, Artis-Naples, Hayes Hall, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, Florida, https://artisnaples.org, 800-597-1900 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 9pm, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W., Oakland, California, www.yoshis.com, 510-238-9200 2

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7:30pm, King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida, www.kingcenter.com, 321-242-2219 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 8pm, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W., Oakland, California, www.yoshis.com, 510-238-9200 3

A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 6:30 & 8:30pm, The Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio, www.peterwhite.com Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest

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A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 7:30pm, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 5

A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 6:30 & 9:30pm, Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, Maryland, www.ramsheadonstage.com, 410-268-4545 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, http://floridatheatre.com/, 904-355-2787 Patrick Lamb’s First Annual Charlie Brown Christmas, 8pm, the Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon, www.christmasattheoldchurch.com DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729

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Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Georgia, www.cobbenergycentre.com, 770-916-2800 Joey Sommerville, Atlanta Pop: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta International Pop Festival, 8pm, Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Georgia, www.ticketfly.com, 404-524-7354 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 7

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Ferguson Center for the Arts, Diamonstein Concert Hall, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, Virginia, http:// fergusoncenter.org/, 757-594-8752 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 6 & 8:30pm, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, www.peterwhite.com, 412-323-4000 East Bay Soul Sweet Soul Christmas featuring Greg Adams Holiday CD-Release, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave.,

Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 8

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7pm, Tilles Center Concert Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, New York, http://tillescenter.org/, 516-299-3100 Patrick Lamb’s First Annual Charlie Brown Christmas, 7pm, the Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon, www.christmasattheoldchurch.com Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest presents A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 3 & 7pm, Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N. 2nd St., Reading, Pennsylvania, https:// millercenter.racc.edu/, 610-607-6270 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 9

A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, City Winery, Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, https://citywinery. com/atlanta/ Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Maryland, www.strathmore.org, 301-581-5100


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10 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, www.pvconcerthall.com, 904-209-0399 11 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7:30pm, Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, www.palacetheatrecolumbus.com, 614-469-9850 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., Key West, Florida, www.peterwhite.com 12 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7:30pm, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, www.playhousesquare.org, 800-801-7407 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, Florida, www.peterwhite.com DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 13 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago, Illinois, www.davekoz.com, 312-462-6300 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 8:30pm, The Ludlow Garage,

342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, www.ludlowgaragecincinnati.com A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 6 & 8:30pm, The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, Florida, www.lyrictheatre.com, 772-286-7827 Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, 8:30pm, Pat Quinn’s, 5133 Springs Blvd., Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, www.patquinns.com, 604-948-1123 14 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, Florida, www. rutheckerdhall.com/event/peterwhite-christmas, 727-791-7400 Jessy J Christmas Show, 6:30 & 9pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 15 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7pm, The Palladium, 1 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana, www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org, 317-843-3800 Colors of Christmas starring Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Ben Vereen & Jody Watley, 7pm, Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., San Diego, California, www.sdbalboa.org, 619-570-1100 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 4 & 7:30pm, Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, California, http:// montalvoarts.org, 408-961-5858 16 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Plaza Theatre, 125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, Texas, www.davekoz.com A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8 & 10pm, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W., Oakland, California, www.yoshis.com, 510-238-9200

17 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7:30pm, Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona, https://boxoffice.mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8 & 10pm, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W., Oakland, California, www.yoshis.com, 510-238-9200 18 9th Annual Holiday Hootenanny featuring Joey Sommerville, 7pm, Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Georgia, www.eventbrite.com, 404-524-7354 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, California,

www.mccallumtheatre.com/, 760-340-2787 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, California, https://lewisfamilyplayhouse.com, 909-477-2752 19 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, The Magnolia, 210 E. Main St., El Cajon, California, www.jazzconcerts.com A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 7 & 9pm, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona, www.mim.org, 480-478-6000 (sold-out) DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 continued on page 22


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Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 8:30pm, The Dosey Doe Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, Texas, www.doseydoe.com, 281-367-3774

Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 5:30 & 8:30pm, Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, Maryland, www.ramsheadonstage.com, 410-268-4545

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Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 7 & 9:30pm, One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas, www.oneworldtheatre.org, 888-616-0522 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Dr., Cerritos, California, www.cerritoscenter.com, 800-300-4345 DOTSERO, 9:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000

Terry Wollman & Friends Holiday Show, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 7:30pm, Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St., Stockton, California, http://www.stocktonlive.com, 209-373-1400 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 7pm, Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, 1010 Ulatis Dr., Vacaville, California, https://vpat.net, 707-469-4013 23

A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Aliante Casino & Hotel, Access Showroom, 7300 Aliante Pkwy., N. Las Vegas, Nevada, www.aliantegaming.com, 800-745-3000

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, San Jose Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, California, www.davekoz.com, 408-792-4542

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A Very MAYSA Christmas, 7:30pm, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, 7pm, James Street Cafe & Grill, 3819 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, http:// jamesstreetcafe.ca, 604-676-1876

Dave Koz & Friends Gifts of the Season Christmas Tour with Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington & special guest Chris Walker, 8pm, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Dr., Cerritos, California, www.cerritoscenter.com, 800-300-4345 A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Aliante Casino & Hotel, Access Showroom, 7300 Aliante Pkwy., N. Las Vegas, Nevada, www.aliantegaming.com, 800-745-3000 Eric Marienthal, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

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DW3: A Tribute to Legends of Music, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Mixt Lobby Lounge, 15269 104th Ave., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, www.mixtlounge.com, 604-587-6127 28

Pieces of a Dream featuring JustinLee Schultz, 7:30pm, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500


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DOTSERO, 9:15pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 Nick Colionne, 8pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg. com/soiled-dove/shows, 303-830-9214 Ellis Hall, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 30 Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Getaway “Start the Party Early” featuring Mindi Abair, 8pm, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, www.RickBraunNewYearsEve.com, 520-219-3381 (Sold-out. Waitlist only.) 31 Ring in the New Year with Elan Trotman, 8:30 & 11pm, Scullers Jazz Club, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, www.scullersjazz.com, 866-777-8932 New Year’s Eve with Vincent Ingala, 7 & 10pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Getaway featuring Dave Koz, Richard Elliot & Nick Colionne, silent auction, appetizers, 6:30pm; Colionne performs, 7:45pm; dinner, 8:45pm; Braun, Koz & Elliot, perform, 10:30pm; champagne toast, midnight, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, www.RickBraunNewYearsEve.com, 520-219-3381 (Sold-out. Waitlist only.)

JANUArY 2020 4 Terry Steele Birthday Bash, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

5 Jeff Lorber Trio featuring Jimmy Haslip, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 9 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 10 Will Donato, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 11 Eric Marienthal featuring Paul Jackson Jr., 5:30 & 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Gabriel Mark Hasselbach with Rob Montgomery, 1pm, The Railway Stage & Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, www.frankiesjazzclub.ca/ upcoming-events/, 604-564-1430 18 Karen Briggs, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 19 Brian Bromberg Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic 10-piece Band featuring Michael Paulo & Ray Fuller, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 24 Paul Brown & Friends featuring Jacqui Brown, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment,

3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 25 Paul Brown & Friends featuring Jacqui Brown, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, 8pm, Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, www.frankiesjazzclub.ca/ upcoming-events, 604-688-6368 30 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch

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Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 31 Will Downing, 7:30pm, The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 DW3: A Tribute to Legends of Music, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 NOTE: Artists, events, venues, dates and show times are subject to change without notice. Smooth Jazz News is not responsible for any cancellations or changes or the accuracy of any concert or festival information contained in this magazine in advertisements and/or editorial, which has been provided by outside sources. Please contact each venue directly to confirm all information.

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Holiday Champagne Brunch Cruise featuring live performances by Dave Scott Duo, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch featuring performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

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Hornblower San Diego Christmas Eve Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11:30am-1:30pm, boards at 11am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 w e d n e s day, d e c . 2 5

Christmas Day Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER Christmas Day Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower Christmas Day Brunch at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, 11:30am1:30pm, 2825 5th Ave., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Hornblower San Diego Christmas Day Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11:30am-1:30pm, boards at 11am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Rainbow Harbor Marina, 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 6A, Long Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Holiday Champagne Brunch Cruise featuring live performances by Dave Scott Duo, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch featuring performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

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New Year’s Eve Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER

New Year’s Eve Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego New Year’s Eve Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11:30am-1:30pm, boards at 11am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 wednesday, jan. 1, 2020

New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11:30am-1:30pm, boards at 11am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Rainbow Harbor Marina, 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 6A, Long Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise featuring live performances by Dave Scott Duo, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch featuring performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

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KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Rainbow Harbor Marina, 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 6A, Long Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER


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“Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan” D E C E M B E R 2 019 | JA N UA RY 2 0 2 0

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You will soon be presented with an opportunity. Be careful to not bite off more than you can chew. This project will take a huge amount of effort, but if you decide it’s worth it, jump in and do your very best. Some exciting adventures are beckoning, but remember you have responsibilities at home. If you can’t turn down the traveling, make sure there is someone at home to step in and help take care of business. You have some new ideas you are exploring. Try not to get too obsessed with this journey, and make sure you listen to other colleagues or friends. You should exercise some control, but the effort will be worth it.

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By Alan Paul and Andy Aledort St. Martin’s Press • 2019 • 368 pages • $29.99 Reviewed by Darcy Peters Authors Alan Paul and Andy Aledort have created an unusually personal history of the famed guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hundreds of interviews are included that provide intimate recollections with family members, band mates, fellow musicians and fans. Vaughan is considered by many to be one of the great guitarists of all time. Vaughan’s youthful obsession with the blues came naturally, as his older brother Jimmie was becoming a major name in the Texas blues scene. Jimmie Vaughan remarked, “If you want to be a blues guitar player, there’s no better place to grow up than Texas.” As a 14-year-old, Stevie haunted local clubs and was sometimes allowed to play. The recollections of many describe his complete dedication to his music and how he was rarely seen without his guitar. He started playing local clubs in Austin and Dallas, often for very small paychecks. Saxophonist Jim Trimmier said, “He just boogied. Everybody was older than him in all his early bands––and he made them all. Even at that age, there was no false notes. He was always true to the music.” Early on, Stevie was known for playing loud and was always tinkering with the equipment to meet his requirements. Eventually, Stevie was able to play with several of his blues idols, such as B.B. King, and he established a band he called Double Trouble. His penchant for wearing kimonos and feathered hats were thought to be homage to his rock idol, Jimi Hendrix. Stevie’s blues playing became less focused on traditional blues, and he became more interested in a blues-rock genre. Soon, his drug consumption and erratic behavior affected his personal relationships. He was famously known for not actually having a real home. He was an original couch-surfer, which made him a little hard to locate at times. He showed up for the shows, but often just barely. Band mate Jackie Newhouse recalled, “Despite it all, Stevie was a really sweet, funny guy and pretty easygoing as a bandleader; he never told me what to play.” Stevie married early, and the relationship was tempestuous. “Their relationship was tumultuous, dysfunctional, passionate, violent,” Newhouse said. Stevie and his wife were heavily into drugs. Through it all, he became more successful and recognized by rock heavyweights like David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Eventually, Stevie had to face his drug demons, and, while in London, he finally faced the issue and consulted a doctor recommended by Eric Clapton. He went through a monthlong rehab. Record promoter Harvey Leeds said, “He was very very serious about his rehab. Stevie carried around two bags like a doctor would carry, filled with his recovery books.” At the time of his untimely death, Stevie had been living a sober life for a few years. Vaughan died in a helicopter crash Aug. 27, 1990, after returning from performing a concert with Clapton. Although he was only 35 years old at the time of his passing, Stevie’s legacy lives on.


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