I’m back home from Seabreeze, and the very next day(April 21st) I go see Boney James again at the Knight Theater. Another sold out Jazz Diva show. Buff Dillard opened the show and did a great job. Hopefully, you would have had the pleasure of seeing Boney perform live. If not, do yourself a favor and catch his show either in your city or a city nearby. You won’t regret it. Boney is not only a bad boy on the saxophone, but he is an entertainer. He’ll have you singing, snapping your fingers, waving your hands in the air, and on your feet dancing as he makes his signature moves through the crowd. You’ll leave mesmerized and exhilarated. Whew! What a music filled week it’s been. On Tuesday April 30th, Hidden Beach Recording Artist Jeff Bradshaw performs at Club Label.
Click below to see Omari William’s drum solo on “The Beat” Tour with Boney James in Charlotte, NC.
I’ve added a new Jazzfest to my list this year. The 15th annual Seabreeze Jazzfest in Panama City, Fl. As a matter of fact, I’m sitting in the airport on my way there now. After hearing nothing but things about Seabreeze I couldn’t wait to experience it for myself. That’s exactly what I did. Panama City, FL is a lovely beach city. The water is blue and the sand is white. The Jazzfest which is held at Pier Park debuted a new ampitheater this year, and Seabreeze was the first to show they had. With an estimated 7500 people in attendance, it was clear that this was definitely the place to be. Starting on Wednesday guest could enjoy a cruise with the one and only Brian Culbertson. Thursday the line-up was Steve Oliver, MargoRey, and headlining was none other than Boney James. Debuting his new album “The Beat” as well as mesmerizing us with older tunes. As night came upon us, we were all on our feet grooving with Boney. Friday’s line-up was Ken Ford, Tim Bowman, ending the night was the phenomenal Fourplay with special guest Lalah Hathaway. Saturday is the longest day of entertainment. Beginning with Brian Lenair, DW3, Euge Groove, Peter White, PeetProject, Brian Culbertson, BWB(Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, and Rick Braun). The week ended on Sunday with Roman Street, The Southern Gentelmen, Yancy, Average White Band, Jazz in Pink, and closed with Tower of Power. The dates for next year are April 23-27, 2014. Make your plans now to attend. Get all the information you need by going to www.seabreezejazzfestival.com. Hopefully I’ll see you there.