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COVER DESIGN Jim Clark brings it back to the beach with a new look. This year’s

“Sweet Sixteen” cover has a saxophone carrying woman wearing bold, bright, and exciting colors all within an natural beach background.

SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL producers Renee and Mark Carter WSBZ - The Seabreeze 106.3 fm / www.seabreeze.fm www.SeabreezeJazzFestival.com

PUBLISHER / CREATIVE DESIGN / photographer Jim Clark - Clark & Company ~ Creative / Design / Photography email jim@juststay.com or visit juststay.com

MODEL WearInDestin.com‘s Mara Rodriguez lends us her beauty within the pages of this year’s program.

saxophone Thank you Playground Music for providing the

saxophone to use as a great fashion accessory.

ADVERTISING for next year Festival Sponsorships or Program Ads contact

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Sweet Sixteen!

T H E U LT I M AT E W E E K E N D O F S M O O T H J A Z Z

SEABREEZEJAZZFESTIVAL

presented by

This is our 16th year and we know one thing for sure. It will be another great and memorable festival. A funfilled event with talented performers, plenty of great people, loads of good food, refreshing ice cold drinks, creative artists and craftsmen selling their wares, and even more. The festival brings all types of music lovers together for “smooth” socialization, days to relax, nights to dance, and all with that laidback chill we need in our lives. We would like to welcome you back or if it’s your first time here, welcome to “Sweet Sixteen”, celebrating 16 years of the Seabreeze Jazz Festivals.

Mark & Renee Carter WSBZ-FM Owners - Founders of Seabreeze Jazz Festival


MICHAEL J THOMAS is an ever-evolving and ourishing artist. His sultry tunes are beginning to pop in many sought-after venues. The accomplished saxophonist is leaving his mark on local fans, national fans, and the Billboard charts as well.

MICHAEL J. THOMAS |

michaeljthomas.net

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contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today’s stars. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Nick takes the guitar to unexpected places every time he performs and his rich baritone vocals delight his audiences. As for his showmanship....you have to experience a Nick Colionne show for yourself. With style and energy to spare, unparalleled musicianship and a natural comedic air, he is one of a kind.

NICK COLIONNE |

nickcolionne.com

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NICKCOLIONNE

Jazz, Funk, Soul, Passion - With a jazz style that is both urban and

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TROMBONE

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TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE Good things continue to happen for Trombone Shorty, thanks to his virtuosity, his dedication, and his ability to move people. That he pursues his passion with such humility and unpretentiousness makes his still-unfolding story as compelling as the music he’s making along the way. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue includes Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews - Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals, Michael “Bass” Ballard - Bass Guitar, Pete Murano - Guitar, Dan Oestreicher - Baritone Sax, Joey Peebles - Drums, and Tim McFatter - Tenor Sax.


GLORIFIED this Band delivers an infectious sound that makes it hard to keep your seat---Indeed, their musical prowess is compelling! Featuring Vocalist/ Keyboardist Extraordinaire Cheryl Jones, Denny Jones on Bass, Brent Purcell on Drums, Paul Scurto on Trumpet, Ike Bartley on Sax, Ellis Jones on Trombone, and Wayne Burkholder on Guitar, this Super Talented Group of Performers elevates the experience of music toward spiritual heights grounded in Glorified Divine Funk!

JONES & COMPANY

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DIVINE FUNK!

Experience the Heart and Artistic Soul of Jones And Company as


DARIUS

ERIC Eric Darius is one of the most exciting young musicians to enter the Contemporary Jazz scene

in the last decade, innovatively crossing over all music boundaries from Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, to Pop and creating a very distinctive, fresh sound and approach that is uniquely his own. With

four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, a Number One hit single and Five Top 10 radio

hits on Nielsen’s R&R/Billboard Contemporary

Jazz Charts, Eric continues to be a force who is on the verge of music superstardom.

ericdarius.com

| ERIC DARIUS

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A key word in Butler’s life is balance... “These days I try to do a little bit of living in between. I balance my life,” he shares. “I’ve got to spend time living, and through living you come up with stories to talk about and songs to write.

JONATHAN BUTLER |

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Alex has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades. A renowned musician/composer/bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Montreux, Switzerland.

alexbugnon.com

| ALEX BUGNON


SMOOTH

ARTISTS

JA ZZ

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| NORMAN BROWN

GRAMMYŽ Award winner Norman Brown is a multitalented guitarist, composer and singer. Classic R&B and contemporary jazz coming out of his guitar into your ears to get you dancing or kickin’ back.

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Guitarist, producer, composer - is the leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group SPECIAL EFX, which formed in 1982. Minucci & Special EFX have recorded a combined 25 CDs, 8 of those being solo releases. In addition Minucci has recorded and performed with top pop artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Jessica Simpson, Anastasia, and others.

chielimusic.com

CHIELMINUCCI & SPECIAL EFX


With seven original compositions, two spellbinding covers and guest performances from Gregg Karukas & Jonathan Fritzen, ‘Can’t Stop Now’ is a measure of just how far Vincent has come and a tribute to the focus and dedication he has for his music. Let’s all welcome back Vincent Ingala.

VINCENT INGALA |

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Music with the power to captivate, coupled with a touring schedule that spans Europe, the far east, and some of the biggest festivals in the United States, is rapidly turning Swedish American composer and keyboard player Jonathan Fritzén into a truly global phenomenon.

JONATHAN FRITZEN |

jonathanfritzen.com


MINDI ABAIR |

mindiabair.com


mindi abair wild Mindi Abair is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on

the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American

Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and

joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour.

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brian

culber tson Brian has released many 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. In 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day celebration of wine, food, art and music set in California’s famous wine region.

brianculbertson.com

| BRIAN CULBERTSON


DAVE KOZ SUMMER HORNS G E R A L D A L B R I G H T, M I N D I A B A I R , A N D R I C H A R D E L L I O T.

F E AT U R I N G

Dave Koz has assembled three of his most talented and trusted colleagues – Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, and Mindi Abair – to revisit this golden age with new arrangements of classic songs from this period in the history of popular music. Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns, produced by Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson, June Tabor, Boney James), is a collaborative effort that throws the spotlight on four high-profile saxophonists, and augments the team with several other equally talented musicians and vocalists.

2014 GRAMMY NOMINATED ®


DAVE

SUMMER HORNS

KOZ DAV EKO Z.c o m


With over a quarter century of skillful & steady industry navigation in his rear-view mirror, veteran smooth R&B stylist Will Downing still has his hands firmly on the wheel and his foot pressed on the gas. The road ahead is looking brighter, the tunes keep getting better and Downing is clearly enjoying the ride!

WILL DOWNING |

willdowning.com

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With the release of Unscripted, her latest Trippin’ N Rhythm recording, Cindy Bradley is not only keeping the trumpet and flugelhorn hip and grooving lead jazz instruments like her late great heroes Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell --she’s also continues her knack for picking spot on album titles.

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| CINDY BRADLEY

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inspiration

GEN ERA TION NEXT

What happens when you combine four musicians from a new generation? You get a performance that you enjoy and one that you won’t soon forget. Nicholas Cole, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, and Lebron are the gentlemen who know how to play and how to represent “Generation Next”.

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j u l i a n va u g h n m u s i c . c o m

GENERATION NEXT

F E AT U R I N G

NICHOLAS COLE, JULIAN VAUGHN, LIN ROUNTREE, AND LEBRON linrountreemusic.com

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JAZZ FUNK SOUL


JAZZ FUNK SOUL

F E AT U R I N G

CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, AND EVERETTE HARP

Grammy nominated guitarist, composer, and producer, Chuck Loeb provides “Jazz” with a musical career that spans over four decades, and he is proud to be known as a “renaissance man” in the music world. Jeff Lorber is the “Funk” as prominent figure in jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds on the keyboard. Everette Harp brings on the “Soul” combining dynamic funk edges and urban textures into the mix on each one of his Alto and Tenor saxophones.

CHUCK LOEB JEFF LORBER chuckloeb.com

lorber.com

EVERETTE HARP e v e r e t t e h a r p. c o m

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hot fun IN THE SUMMERTIME

Original Founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductees, and R&B Pioneer Award Winners Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, and Greg Errico; The First inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of Sly & The Family Stone. Featuring the Powerful Voices of Alex Davis and Nadia on vocals bringing you the message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time. Players like Nate Wingfield on the Guitar and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass. They present a set of their classic hits like: “I Want to Take You Higher”, Everyday People”, Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin”, “Dance To The Music”, “Hot Fun In The Summertime”, “Family Affair”, “Sing a Simple Song”

EVERYDAY PEOPLE THE FAMILY STONE |

thefamilystonemusic.com

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you are here E Okay if you are reading this then you have already made it here and are ready for your “ultimate weekend of smooth jazz”. Here is the festival layout and if you get lost just ask that nice man or lady standing next to you that you need help. Everyone... well almost everyone here are “good people” and willing to assist.

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BRIAN SIMPSON |

bsimpsonmusic.com Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years.

A great vocalist has a way of inhabiting a song, living it and making it their own. It takes especially great powers of interpretation for a singer to take a song definitively recorded by a legendary artist and giving it a new life.

PHIL PERRY reverbnation.com/philperry

THESEABREEZEALLSTARS!


THE SEA BRE EZE ALL STA RS! FEATURING

BRIAN SIMPSON KIM WATERS PHIL PERRY A N D M AY S A ...

“The man can play… he continues to add a sense of sensibility to the smooth-jazz airwaves.” - JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

KIM WATERS kimwaters.net

Maysa is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can.

maysa.com

| MAYSA


MUSICINSCHOOLS

As part of our commitment to smooth jazz, Smooth Jazz 106.3 (WSBZ) has created “Music In the Schools”. This local charity effort uses proceeds from The Seabreeze Jazz Festival and other WSBZ Smooth Jazz Concerts to provide funding for music scholarships, jazz band clinics, new instrument purchases, and more in our local Okaloosa and Walton County schools. This is our way of supporting music in our local school system by bringing students face-to-face with the top talent in contemporary smooth jazz. Students at Niceville High School, Ft. Walton Beach High School, Lewis Middle School, Destin Middle School. South Walton High School, Seaside Neighborhood School, and Butler Elementary School have participated in this program in the past. Artists such as Acoustic Alchemy, Jeff Kashiwa, Greg Adams, and others have been part of this program. In 2007, trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Steve Oliver conducted jazz clinics in conjunction with the 2007 Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Two annual High School Music Scholarships are awarded as part of the Music In the Schools effort, as well. Plus, local jazz band students at all area high schools receive free admission to all of WSBZ events, including the “Seabreeze Jazz Festival” and “A Peter White Christmas”.

MUSIC IN SCHOOLS

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COOLJAZZSTUFF

A big thanks to artist, Amberley Carter for our t-shirt art. Amberley is from Santa Rosa Beach in Northwest Florida and has supported our festival for years as a volunteer. Her work will be offered on festival posters and t-shirts. Stop by and tell her hello at the festival mechandise tent, she will be glad you did.

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SMOOTH JAZZ - GREAT MUSICIANS - GOOD TIMES


T H E U LT I M AT E W E E K E N D O F S M O O T H J A Z Z

SEABREEZEJAZZFESTIVAL Sweet Sixteen! PRESENTING SPONSOR 2014 PRESENTING SPONSOR GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

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thank you all - each and every one of your for helping to make this festival great!!!


smoothjazz WEDNESDAY - April 23rd, 2014

SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL DINNER CRUISE featuring BRIAN CULBERTSON (must have ticket to be admitted) 7pm - 10pm aboard The Solaris - Lighthouse Marina Panama City Beach - Boat boards at 6:30pm – sails at 7pm

THURSDAY - April 24th, 2014

SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL JAZZY MIDDAY CRUISE featuring ERIC DARIUS (must have ticket to be admitted) 11am - 1pm aboard The Solaris - Lighthouse Marina Panama City Beach - Boat boards at 10:30am –sails at 11am. ​ FREE SNEAK PEEK AND JAZZ FEST KICKOFF SHOW 1:30pm - Food Court Promo Area Pier Park AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Gates open at 4pm - Show at 5pm 5pm.............. MICHAEL J. THOMAS 6:15pm......... NICK COLIONNE 8pm.............. TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY ALL-STAR JAM hosted by ERIC DARIUS (must have ticket to be admitted) 10:30pm Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park (formerly Reggae J’s) Doors open at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm

FRIDAY - April 25th, 2014

​1pm - 3pm MINDI ABAIR CD RELEASE PARTY (must have ticket to be admitted) at Pompano Joe’s AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Gates open at 4pm - Show at 5pm 5pm.............. JONES AND COMPANY 6:15pm......... ERIC DARIUS 8pm.............. JONATHAN BUTLER, NORMAN BROWN, AND ALEX BUGNON SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY ALL-STAR JAM hosted by Nick Colionne (must have ticket to be admitted) 10:30pm Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park (formerly Reggae J’s) Doors open at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm

SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL HOST

BECKY TAYLOR


HESCHEDUL

SATURDAY - April 26th, 2014

​AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Gates open at 9am – Show at 10am 10am..........MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS Presentation 11am..........VINCENT INGALA AND JONATHAN FRITZEN 12:15pm.....CHIELI MINNUCI AND SPECIAL EFX 2pm............MINDI ABAIR 4pm............BRIAN CULBERTSON 6pm............WILL DOWNING 8pm............DAVE KOZ SUMMER HORNS featuring Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, and Mindi Abair SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY ALL-STAR JAM hosted by Brian Culbertson (must have ticket to be admitted) 10:30pm Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park (formerly Reggae J’s) Doors at 10:30pm – Show at 11pm

SUNDAY - April 27th, 2014

​AARON BEASANT PARK AMPHITHEATER Gates at 9am – Show at 10am 10am..........MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS Presentation 11am..........“GENERATION NEXT” featuring Nicholas Cole, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, and Lebron 12:15..........CINDY BRADLEY 2pm............“JAZZ FUNK SOUL” Featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, and Everette Harp 4pm............THE FAMILY STONE 6pm............“THE SEABREEZE SMOOTH JAZZ ALL STARS” featuring Brian Simpson, Kim Waters, Phil Perry, and Maysa 10pm......... “SWEET 16” ALL-STAR AFTER PARTY JAM SHOW Presented by The Seabreeze 106.3 Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Pier Park - Free Admission

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GETCREATIVEDESIGN WORK. PLAY. PASSION.

graphic DESIGN Jim started doing graphic design before there were computers. Cutting and pasting with knives and rubber cement, “Mad Men Style” those were the days. And “Yes” we have computers now.

photography We love to shoot photos. We have been shooting at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival for years. See a few photography samples on this page and we can photograph your business or product too.

image development You have that great idea but when you put it down on paper it doesn’t project the desired image? We can help you with this. We can design your business logo, ads, and social media art too.

web design Simple sites to full blown internet madness, we can create what your company needs to compete online while still being priced affordable. See our website here www.juststay.com.

creative consultation It’s as easy as getting together for a cup of coffee while we discuss your plans for your next project. Together we can brainstorm, plan, and by the end bring your concepts to life. The services offered by Clark & Company are a varied as our clients. Some of our clients only want creative graphic design, others say “come up with a promotion for our new service and products”, and even others tell us “just take care of it (creative and advertising)” for them. Email us for a free estimate at creative@juststay.com.

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Love

IS THE ANSWER

A Smooth Jazz Celebration of Life, Love & the Human Spirit!

Steeped in a masterful mix of classic and contemporary jazz sensibilities, Geoff McBride’s signature soulful vocal on this 70’s anthem is as instrumental as it is interpretative and leads you on a unique journey into lyrical jazzland.

Check out Journey To The Soul at geoffmcbride.com and his Seabreeze Jazz Festival booth!


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