Grooves at The Westin
Our jazz concert series, Grooves at The Westin, continues this spring with four spectacular concerts! Don’t miss these top smooth jazz artists in a magnificent resort setting.
Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, LA Collective with special guest Eric Darius
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:00pm
Greg Adams and East Bay Soul will move you with a performance that keeps the funk alive. A combination of instrumental funk, soul jazz and rhythm and blues vocals, East Bay Soul creates a union that is nothing short of musical wizardry. Opening the show is the high-energy performance of LA Collective featuring Adam Hawley and Greg Manning with chart-topping saxophonist Eric Darius.
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:00pm
The smooth Lady of Saxophone comes to the Westin for the first time. In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US.
Rick Braun with special guest Josh Vietti
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:00pm
True to his reputation, Rick Braun brings a smooth, mellow and heartfelt performance to Grooves at The Westin. Rick Braun’s inimitable style of jazz trumpet delivers an experience straight to the soul. Joining him is Josh Vietti, Grammy-nominated hip-hop/pop violinist from southern California who incorporates pop, classical, country, gospel and jazz into his performances
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:00pm
Undoubtedly one of the most popular figures in smooth jazz, Peter White brings his endearing style and immense talent on acoustic guitar back to Grooves at The Westin. White will be performing songs from his 15th solo release "Groovin’" and will be joined by veteran saxophonist Michael Paulo and keyboardist Gregg Karukas
Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and seating for the show at Fireside Lounge* patio table. $99 plus taxes and gratuity *
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Call Pinzimini at (760) 770-2150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*If inclement weather relocates the show indoors, comparable dining seating will be provided.
SPECIAL ROOM RATES
A special room rate is available for Grooves at The Westin. Book online or call (877) 253-0041 and reference the code, “JAZZ.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For other information or inquiries, please contact Apaulo Music at (951) 696-0184
About the Artists
February 18, 2017
Greg Adams and East Bay Soul
The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. A musical journey that has spanned more than four decades. Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power, legendary for the arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. Greg Adams is the driving force behind East Bay Soul. The expansive ensemble is a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul. East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musical wizardry. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. East Bay Soul is dedicated to a singular vision of bringing their brand of funk and the magic of their live performance into every note they play.
LA Collective with special guest Eric Darius
Los Angeles Collective, LA Collective for short, is a group of five producers/ musicians/ engineers/ artists/ songwriters who collectively create a variety of versatile styles of music such as Rock, Funk, Dance, Disco, Ska, Punk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Metal, Country, Folk, R&B, Blues, Electro, Pop, Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Tropical, Merengue, Punta, Indy, etc. Their high-energy performances have been delighting audiences since 2011. Joining them is chart-topping recording artist, Eric Darius. A contemporary jazz saxophonist and composer, Darius’s music has been described as a combination of jazz, R&B, hip-hop and pop.
March 4, 2017
In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, or caught her appearance at The Grand Ole Opry. This powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing just about every genre of music. Her solo work has garnered ten #1 radio hits, 6 top 5 spots and 2 #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. Abair received a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, and more recently received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo cd Wild Heart.
March 18, 2017
Rick Braun with special guest Josh Vietti
Rick Braun is a smooth jazz trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist and producer known for his gregarious and charismatic performances. However, the humble trumpeter-flugelhorn player-vocalist Braun is “grateful to still be making music with friends.” Braun is a consistent chart-topper who has amassed a catalogue of No. 1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and radio hits throughout his solo career that began in earnest in 1992. A two-time winner of the Gavin Report's Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year award, Braun excels playing any style and genre of music, and his style on the trumpet is unrivaled. In addition to his solo career, Braun also plays in the band BWB, with saxophonist Kirk Whalum and guitarist Norman Brown. In 2005, he and saxophonist Richard Elliot co-founded ARTizen Music Group.
Josh Vietti is a Grammy-nominated hip-hop/pop violinist from southern California who incorporates pop, classical, country, gospel and jazz into his performances. He has appeared in an NBA All-Star Game Commercial, has performed LIVE on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and on celebrity wedding planner David Tutera’s hit TV show CELEBrations on WEtv. Josh currently tours the United States performing at colleges, corporate events, weddings and jazz festivals. Memorable, fresh and innovative are three words that perfectly sum up this fiddler from southern California.
April 1, 2017
UK smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist and songwriter, Peter White is a veteran on the scene. Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. He is known for his 20-year collaboration with Al Stewart. In addition, his songs "Midnight in Manhattan", recorded by Grover Washington, Jr. (1998), and "Bright" (2009) have each reached number one on the Billboard Jazz Songs chart.