Brian Culbertson To Appear At The Low Country Jazz Festival This Labor Day Weekend

Brian Culbertson-Low Country The 8th Annual Low Country Jazz Festival, by all reports, was very successful! I want to thank all of our patrons from around the country and our local community for making this year’s festival the best one yet! We had a stellar line-up this year and finished the festival off by celebrating one of South Carolina’s native sons, Peabo Bryson. Additionally, we held our Jazzing with Sugar Summit, which is the health information and healthy lifestyle component of the Low Country Jazz Festival that featured celebrity chef Curtis Akins. We also provided Music in Our Schools, which provided students from Morningside Middle School the opportunity to meet and hear directly from famed [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Maysa To Appear At The Gateway Jazz Festival Saturday July 29th

Gateway Jazz Festival is more than an outdoor concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of he coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artist. Our Jazz Festival will feature classy veterans who have set the standard to young lions taking the jazz scene by storm, all capturing the spirit of smooth jazz that knows no boundaries in exhilarating, intimate performances. Gateway Jazz Festival will become more of a reunion and celebration of friends, family, culture, music and life. Bring a chair and a blanket then sit back and relax to smooth jazz performed by some of [...]

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: “Soaring to New Heights” Book Fair Chats With Dr. Alvin

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DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Celebrity Chef Carla Hall To Green Door Gourmet On July 22nd. See You There!

Carla Hall Green Door Gourmet Carla Hall, co-host of ABCs Emmy award winning series The Chew, and owner of Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will be returning to her hometown of Nashville to host an old fashioned community dinner on the ground at Green Door Gourmet! This is a family friendly event based on traditional southern Sunday supper and soul food cuisine. This event will take place in Green Door Gourmet’s beautiful Grand Barn and will feature live music from the Music City Doughboys. “VIP Meet and Greet” with Carla Hall begins at 5:00pm. VIPs will receive a signed copy of one of Carla’s books. Green Door Gourmet is a 350 acre organic farm, country store, [...]

DrAlvin.com Welcomes David Benoit To New Daisy Theatre On July 8th. See You There!

David Benoit Featuring David Benoit and The JT Project. For three decades, the 5 time GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. Benoit received three GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for “Every Step of the Way” (1989), Best Large Ensemble Performance for GRP All-Star Big Band (1996), and Best Instrumental Composition for “Dad’s Room,” the latter from the album Professional Dreamer (2000). In 2010, Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement [...]

DrAlvin.com Welcomes Maysa To The Derby City Jazz Festival On August 11-12th. See You There!

Derby City Jazz Festival Welcome to year two of the Derby City Jazz Festival (DCJF)! Come and join us for two great days of exceptional entertainment featuring some of the world’s best smooth jazz artist. This year’s festival will take place at the site of the historic Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Race Track. The Paddock Area– Plaza Stage provides the perfect back drop for this summertime event. Enjoy the best in smooth jazz music, take in the flavor of historic Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum and experience the best in food, culture and spirits that Louisville has to offer! Brown-Forman is the signature event sponsor, so be prepared to sample some of [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Natural Wonder To City Winery Nashville On Sunday August 27th At 7:30pm. See You There!

Natural Wonder According to the old idiom, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but some subjects worthy of flattery are not so easily imitated, and in the age of the tribute band, many a giant of the American songbook goes without authentic tribute simply because the original article set the bar a little too high. Such seems to be the case with Stevie Wonder, the genius of composition and unparalleled vocal and instrumental ability who, throughout his career, has had the backing of some of the most formidable musicians in the industry. When one considers the colossal talent that is Stevie Wonder–the limitless voice and boundless multi-instrumental skill–it’s no mystery as to why there [...]