HuskyShows Summer Jazz Series 2019
Friday, Aug 2nd doors 6:30 Show 7:30
The Hangar at McClellan
Dave Koz and Friends
Summer Horns Tour
Feat. Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore
and Aubrey Logan
Nine-time Grammy- nominated saxophonist Dave Koz will be joined by saxophonist Gerald Albright, trumpeter Rick Braun, vocalist Kenny Latimore and trombonist and vocalist Aubrey Logan of Post Modern Jukebox, for the return of his popular Summer Horns Tour.
Together they will perform songs from their recently released album Summer Horns II From A To Z, including Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Getaway,” KC and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s the Way I Like It,” Natalie Cole’s “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” and “From A To Z (Take The “A” Train/ Roc Boys (And The Winner Is),” a mash- up medley of Billy Strayhorn’s standard “Take the ‘A’ Train,” with hip-hop icon Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is).” more
In a career that spans more than a quarter century, nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard
’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating Smooth Jazz more
He launched his solo career in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format, with Just Between Us in 1987 and has been a core part of the genre with chart-topping albums, countless radio hits and as a member of many all star tours, including Guitars & Saxes and Groovin’ For Grover. In the late 90s, he fronted a big band for and toured with pop star Phil Collins and did a dual recording with vocal great Will Downing called Pleasures of the Night. Between his last two Grammy-nominated solo albums Pushing The Envelope (2010) and Slam Dunk (2014), he enjoyed hit collaborations with two huge hits – 24/7 with guitarist Norman Brown and Summer Horns by Dave Koz and Friends (including Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot), which were also Grammy-nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Albums. He toured with Brown and Summer Horns, and most recently has been on the road with South Africa gospel/jazz singer and guitarist Jonathan Butler. Albright’s other albums whose titles perfectly reflect their flow include Smooth (1994), Groovology (2002), Kickin’ It Up (2004) and Sax for Stax (2008). Because Albright’s musical muse has taken him to so many fascinating locales along the contemporary R&B/urban jazz spectrum, he’s joyfully defied easy categorizations.
Official Gerald Albright Website
“I just want to continue to explore the boundaries of what I am capable of as a musician,” declares acclaimed chart-topping trumpeter, composer and producer Rick Braun. Known for his impeccable technical chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, the consummate Los Angeles based musician has been thrilling audiences for decades. Braun has made a mark staying true to his own musical voice and eclectic influences that have allowed him to collaborate across genre with some of the biggest names in music including Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon. Having clenched over 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with all of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz from Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Peter White, to Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson. February 24, 2017 Shanachie Entertainment will release Rick Braun’s 17th recording as a leader, Around The Horn. The dynamic trumpeter’s label debut is an adventurous mix of originals as well as exhilarating reinventions of hits by Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez. Shanachie VP of A&R, Danny Weiss states, “Rick's tone, chops and phrasing link him to the jazz giants of the past. He can hold his own in any setting. Yet he communicates to a vast audience far beyond the jazz aficionado. His warmth, wit and musical spirit make him a great communicator - a hit maker!”
Official Rick Braun Website
Hailed by the New York Times as a “modern soul man,” Grammy Award nominated singer songwriter Kenny Lattimore is in a groove with two back-to-back Top 10 songs “Stay On Your Mind” and "Love Me Back” — both lead singles from his independent label SincereSoul Records.
“I want to authentically perform music that covers all the genres and emotions that I have lived and loved throughout the years. From breakup and makeup songs, to the highs and lows, from gospel to jazz to R&B — I want to make sure each album reveals more about me.”
Official Kenny Lattimore Website
Aubrey Logan takes a song you’ve heard a thousand times and spins it on its heels. It’s new. It’s fresh. It delights.
And she writes. Oh, does she write! — songs with lyrics that paint the chambers of the heart with all the colors on the human palette.
And whether she’s jammin’ on her trombone or sailing through a song with her nothing-held-back, multi-octave vocal instrument, Aubrey captivates audiences and delivers originality to everything modern in music. Her style as an entertainer ranges from sassy to sultry, and her performances never fail to elicit the highest critical praise.
Aubrey Logan is jazz, yes, but she can’t be defined by jazz alone. Hear her tap into the graces of a neo-soul ballad, then claim your seat in First Class as she pilots a flight of classic rock.
Official Aubrey Logan Website
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