Brian Culbertson joins Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb for the 34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
July 15-16, 2016
Town Point Park, Norfolk
National Recording Artist Brian Culbertson joins Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb for the 34th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk.
Hampton Roads’ longest running outdoor jazz festival is celebrating its 34th year on the Norfolk waterfront.
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Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler
One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, Gerald Albright earned his reputation as a “musician’s musician.” His latest release Slam Dunk continues his reign supreme as the genre’s most compelling and consistent artist and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category.
The youngest of 13 children, Jonathan Butler grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, ruled by Apartheid and segregation. He began his singing career at age 7, releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12. His first internationally released album went gold in 1987 in the United Kingdom and in the USA and his music continues to sell across the globe.
At fifteen, Vivian Green began to record at multi-platinum group Boyz II Men's studio. Her 2002 debut album A Love Story, featured the Billboard top 40 hit single “Emotional Rollercoaster.” The album was soon certified gold and reached the top 10 of the R&B/ Hip-Hop charts. She released her fifth studio album in 2015.
In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles while continuing to make records and tour. Since then, Brian has released fifteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few. He has received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award.
Jazz Funk Soul
Featuring recording artists Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, and Everette Harp, Jazz Funk Soul began touring in 2013 to tremendous enthusiasm. Jazz Funk Soul overflows with soaring saxophone solos, brilliant guitar riffs, super funky piano riffs, and incredibly compelling melodies. Highlights include the soon to be hit single, In the Moment, the sensuous Loeb original Feel Me, the high spirited romp All Over, and much more.
The Sax Pack
Seattle native Jeff Kashiwa co-founded founded The Sax Pack in 2004 with Steve Cole. Saxman Kashiwa is known for his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons. Cole, from Chicago, is one of the most celebrated sax players in contemporary jazz. Steve has performed/recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more. Jackiem Joyner had two number one songs on the Billboard charts, and his fifth album is set to release in April.