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Michael McDonald opens the Summer Concert Series!


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an evening with
Michael McDonald

Thursday May 7th
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► Blue Eyed Soul in the Grove!
Two notes. That's all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From '70s-era Doobie Brothers classics "What A Fool Believes" and solo hits like "I Keep Forgettin'" and two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop - an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.

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Buy TicketsJeffrey Osborne
with special guests
The Sax Pack
featuring Jeff Kashiwa,
Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner

Saturday, June 6th - 7:30pm
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► A 'Time for Love' in the Grove!
Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group L.T.D. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as "Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," and a duet with Dionne Warwick, "Love Power." Jeffrey's solo career has brought him five gold and platinum albums, including "Stay With Me Tonight" and "Only Human". He also recorded an album of duets with popular singer James Ingram, and scored an international hit with "On the Wings of Love" in 1982. After his six albums released on A&M during the '80s, he moved to Arista for Only Human (1990), then switched to a series of independent labels. His releases during the 2000s and 2010s included That's for Sure (2000) and Music Is Life (2003), as well as the covers albums From the Soul (2005) and A Time for Love (2013).

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Buy Ticketsan evening with
Norman Brown
& Gerald Albright

Saturday, July 18th - 7:30pm
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► 'After the Storm' in the Grove!
Norman Brown splashed into the soul-jazz scene in 1992 as a recording artist for Mo Jazz and quickly went on to win substantial acclaim, beginning with his award-winning second album, After the Storm. Both Gavin and Soul Train named it Jazz Album of the Year, and After the Storm remained on the charts for over two years. Suddenly critics drew comparisons to other astonishing jazz guitarists from the past such as George Benson and Wes Montgomery, and Brown became the toast of the soul-jazz crowd.

Saxophone master Gerald Albright has recorded numerous successful solo albums when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. Born in South Central Los Angeles, the saxophonist idolized James Brown and took much influence from Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley. He first made a name for himself within the music industry during the '80s, when he became a highly requested session musician. His revered reputation resulted in a solo contract with Atlantic Records. His first album for the label, Just Between Us, introduced him to the masses in 1987, and numerous albums resulted.

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Buy TicketsDave Koz
& Rick Braun
featuring Kenny Lattimore & Maysa
Friday, August 21st - 7:30pm
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► A lot of 'Friends' in the Grove!
Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Koz. He’s played with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. Born and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Dave initially just saw the saxophone as a way to help him gain entry into his big brother’s band. What began as a ploy became a lifelong obsession. After graduating from UCLA, Koz decided to become a professional musician. Within weeks of that decision, he was recruited as a touring member of Bobby Caldwell’s band. It was during this time that Koz befriended keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who invited Koz to come play on one of his tours. That stint was followed by a fourteen-month tour with pop singer Richard Marx. He’s become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

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Buy Ticketsan evening with
Chris Botti

Saturday, September 12th - 7:30pm
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► Fall in Love in the Grove!
" With his finely etched features and piercing green eyes, trumpeter Chris Botti combines matinee idol looks with the simmering lyricism of an expert balladeer. The breakout instrumental star of the past decade, he's collaborated with a cross-section of A-list musicians, from Yo-Yo Ma and Herbie Hancock to Vince Gill and Mark Knopfler. But the secret to his success as a performer is his discerning ear for talent as a bandleader." Andrew Gilbert - San Jose Mercury News

Starting with his 2004 Jazz CD When I Fall In Love, and continuing with acclaimed recordings including To Love Again, Italia, Chris Botti In Boston, and Impressions, trumpeter Chris Botti's stellar parade of albums have firmly established him as the world's largest selling jazz instrumentalist. He received a Grammy for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" in 2013, and has had four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums charts.

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Buy Tickets Jake Shimabukuro
Friday, August 14th - 7:30pm
in The Grove - Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, Sacramento

► You won't believe what a Ukelele can sound like!
Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the “machete” their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and Spanish guitar with Hawaiian songs. Native Hawaiians renamed the little machete the ukulele and it’s become synonymous with Hawaiian music and Hawaiian culture.

Jake Shimabukuro comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He’s combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition. Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.

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