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BRINGING YOU TRULY FABULOUS MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT...

The Dave Koz & Friends at Sea Cruise is delighted to be able to cruise the “Scandinavia and the Baltic” in style with you.

MARCUS ANDERSON

One of the premiere saxophonists in the world, Marcus Anderson is not only a sought after solo artist, with eight albums to date, who performs to audiences all over the world, and who accompanies other great artists such as CeeLo Green and Judith Hill, but he is also known as being a featured saxophonist with the late Prince's New Power Generation. In addition to being a sax maestro, Marcus plays the flute, sings, writes, dances, produces and arranges music; his talent is undeniable to most audiences and to his peers. As if that wasn't enough, his recent accomplishments include ranking #1 on Billboard Smooth Jazz and SirusXM Radio Watercolors. Marcus recently became a key contributor to CeeLo Green's tour band, traveling internationally with the Love Train Tour. Marcus is no stranger to notoriety touring often with his own band both as a recording artist and performer.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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ELLE CATO

Singer-Songwriter Elle Cato's debut album is due for released in summer 2016 This incredible songstress has shared the world stage with top international artists including Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Robbie Williams and UK leading Jazz-Funk & Soul band, Incognito to name a few. She comes alive on the stage driven by her powerful, energy fuelled and yet sultry voice. Her vocal prowess and stage charisma leave her listening audiences asking for more. Audiences worldwide can't help but rise from their seats and dance the night away.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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DYLAN CHAMBERS

Dylan Chambers is a pop/R&B/soul singer, songwriter and guitar player from Arlington, TX. He got his start performing in nightclubs, restaurants and other live venues around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex while still in high school. At age 16, he opened for the legendary Three Dog Night in his home town in front of a crowd of thousands. After graduating, Dylan was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but declined to move to Los Angeles and work full time on his music. Since then, Dylan has shared the stage with artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Nicole Scherzinger, Tori Kelly, R5, JoJo, Ryan Cabrera and has worked with hit songwriters and award-winning producers such as Brian Kennedy ("Disturbia" by Rihanna, "Forever" by Chris Brown), BC Jean ("If I Were A Boy" by Beyonce), Steve Dorff ("I Cross My Heart" by George Straitt, "Growing Pains" TV Theme) and more.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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PETER CINCOTTI

Like a pilot in a cockpit, when Cincotti sits down at a piano it's as if the world is at his fingertips. And this time, on his highly anticipated new album, he is indeed traveling a Long Way From Home. "Never before have I used the piano in this way. A few years ago, I began having these visions of an album that brings active, rhythmic piano playing back into the landscape of modern music. " Peter learned how to play the instrument at the same age he learned how to walk and talk. It’s as integral to him as the bare essential elements of life. "It wasn’t something that I ever thought about doing, it was just something I did," he recalls. "And as I got older, I consciously walked the line of learning more, and learning too much. The minute it gets too cerebral, it's over.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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JONATHAN FRITZEN

Take one of the hottest composers and keyboard players in instrumental pop, add in featured performances from the likes of Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor and Nils Landgren, hook them up with ten wonderful new tunes and what do you have? The answer is ‘Fritzenized’, the latest album from the Billboard chart-topping, artist Jonathan Fritzén. It is the Swedish American’s fifth solo CD and follows the critically acclaimed ‘Magical’ from which the title cut blasted a path to #1 on every smooth jazz airplay chart on the planet. The fact that even before it’s release date, ‘Fritzenized’ has already become a chart topper says much for a collection that, two years in the making, is Fritzén’s most personal to date. Writing, producing and (for the first time) mixing every track, he comes closer to his true musical vision than with any other project he has created so far.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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ADAM HAWLEY

Adam Hawley, currently a resident of Los Angeles, started his music career in the Portland Metro Area of Oregon before moving to Southern California in 2002. He has performed and/or recorded in a myriad of settings with such artists as Lalah Hathaway, Ruben Studdard, Jennifer Lopez, The Backstreet Boys, Natalie Cole, Dave Koz, Joss Stone, Sheila E, Peabo Bryson, Terry Lewis, Larry Graham, Jordin Sparks, Fantasia, Eric Benet, Rahsaan Patterson, Mario, Monica, The Manhattan Transfer, Marc Anthony, Flo Rida, Lil’ Wayne, Wisin Y Yandel, Pit Bull, Phil Perry, Jessy J, Kenny Latimore, Michael McDonald, Tiara Thomas, Montell Jordon, Sally Richardson-Whitfield, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliott, Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Take 6, Ray Parker Jr.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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JUSTIN HOPKINS

Originally hailing from Portland, OR, at 37, Hopkins is already a veteran multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter of the Los Angeles music scene. With credits ranging from Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds to the Gin Blossoms, Hopkins is known for his lively stage presence, sharp wit, and easily recognizable voice, reminiscent of great soul singers like Michael McDonald and Joe Cocker. You may recoginize him from his time on Last Call with Carson Daly as a house guitar player, or as a member of Cee-Lo Green's team on Season 2 of The Voice, in addition to topping the charts in Sweden, with his first single "Why would God come to LA. " With a new record, produced by Grammy winner Jeff Trott slated for summer 2018 release, Hopkins, and his "barefoot soul" sound will have you smiling, dancing, crying, and laughing for an incredible night of entertainment.

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VINCENT INGALA

One of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album, North End Soul. Still in his early twenties, the charismatic saxophonist has been named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world, including two number one hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, four singles in the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 10, as well as an unprecedented 25 weeks at #1 on SmoothJazz. com’s Top 50 Independent Chart and #15 on SmoothJazz. com’s 2014 Year End Chart with Can’t Stop Now!... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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REBECCA JADE

Rebecca has been described, by many, as having a chameleon-like quality to her voice, being able to deliver each song in a unique way. Yet, she has been blessed with a sound unlike anyone else. Music lovers express how her singing induces a genuine feeling within them, and many have stated that she has the ability to transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners. Rebecca has opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Vanilla Ice and the late Teena Marie, and sang background vocals for Kenny Lattimore. She has performed for Rev. Jesse Jackson and his guests at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, for Drew Brees and Marshall Faulk at their Celebrity Golf Tournaments, as well as private events for Michigan State’s Basketball coach Tom Izzo and NFL Charger Antonio Gates. Rebecca has over 23 years of recording studio experience.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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AUBREY LOGAN

Aubrey Logan is an award-winning artist with vocals that range from deep and electric to delicate and vulnerable. She breaks traditional genre barriers by combining jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop, and a touch of rock. The singer/instrumentalist/composer dazzles audiences wherever she’s seen and heard around the globe. Wrapping a 12-city tour throughout the U. K. and Dubai, U. A. E. , Aubrey dashes home to L. A. to continue work on a new album. Then it’s off again to be featured on tour with Scott Bradlee’s acclaimed Postmodern Jukebox in 18 European cities from Stockholm to Athens. Stateside this year, Aubrey appears in concerts in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D. C. , and Seattle, as well as jazz festivals in Boston and Bakersfield and Sunfest in South Florida.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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GREG MANNING

Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning has performed on stages throughout the U. S. , Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia. Manning’s use of jazz, funk, and soul, to create simplistic yet, complex compositions, are blended with precise timbre and intricate instrumentation. They are rich in texture, and identifiably this recording artist’s distinctive imprint of Soul-Jazz. While growing up in Zurich, Switzerland, Manning was mostly exposed to Jazz by his parents. Yet, he discovered his deep love for music only after hearing “Isn’t She Lovely” by the legendary Stevie Wonder. He started playing the piano at age 12. Several years later, he moved to the U. S. to study piano and film scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. It was during this time his break came.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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RICK MARCEL

Hailing from Rochester, New York, Rick Marcel spent most of his upbringing listening to Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Soul music. At the age of 12, he began sneaking in to local clubs and venues sitting in with adult bands and refining his Vocal, Bass and Guitar skills. He started his first band (The Radiance Band) at the age of 13 along with two of his closest friends - Drummer, Tony Howard and Bassist, Scot D. Brown performing at countless venues across upstate New York. They caught the eye of one of the biggest Promoters in the world, Mr. Alan Haymon who booked them as opening acts for well-known entertainers such as Maze, Millie Jackson, SOS Band and Kashif. They also played at many local colleges throughout upstate New York.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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OLI SILK

Keyboardist Oli Silk is the UK’s Smooth Jazz Ambassador! He began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s. The pair released 2 albums to much European acclaim and this grabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records’ CEO Les Cutmore who signed Oli on a multi-album deal which first gave us his debut solo CD ‘So Many Ways’ in 2006. Fast forward just over a decade, and Oli now has 5 CD’s to his name, all under the Trippin’N’Rhythm label. The most recent, released in July 2016 is entitled ‘Where I Left Off’ and the first single, top 10 Billboard hit ‘Take Me Away’ features one of Oli’s musical mentors and pals Peter White on guitar.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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ANDERS PAULSSON

Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992, Anders Paulsson (*1961) is widely recognized as one of the finest soprano saxophonists in the world. His musicianship has inspired a succession of over 50 international composers to write solo concertos and chamber music for him. He has performed in major music centres like Alice Tully Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Moscow International Performing Arts Centre and Kitakyushu Performing Arts Centre i Japan. In 2012 Anders Paulsson was awarded the Royal Gold Medal Litteris et Artibus for his prominent artistic achievements as soprano saxophonist. Anders has performed hundreds of concerts as a soloist in 25 countries and released 22 CDs.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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PEET PROJECT

“The Peet Project is primed to become a Global sensation [they] have really managed to distill the important elements of Smooth Jazz and present the genre in a new, hip way that gets listeners dancing and grooving, and guarantees to leave a smile. ” ~Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz. com. With influences ranging from Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, George Duke, Earth Wind and Fire through Justin Timberlake to the Rippingtons, the Peet Project’s original music is a seductive, high-energy blend of jazz, funk and pop, spiced up with violin and a dash of vocals. The group’s driving force is violinist / composer / producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz (27) who gives the band its unique sound through his use of violin as a lead instrument in an equivalent role to saxophone or keyboards. The band’s career kicked off in 2009 when they won the grand prize of Budapest-based Jazzy Radio’s song contest.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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GREG PHILLINGANES

Greg Phillinganes is one of the world’s most prolific Keyboard artists. A Detroit native and music veteran for almost 40 years, he began his career in 1975 with Stevie Wonder as part of his band, Wonderlove. Since leaving Stevie in 1979, Phillinganes went on to record, perform, tour and or write with a staggering array of GRAMMY Award winning artists. A short list includes Quincy Jones, Eric Clapton, Jamie Foxx, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Mick Jagger, Jennifer Hudson, Babyface, Snoop Lion, Michael Bublé, john Legend, willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Steven Tyler, Lionel Richie, Celine Dion, John Mayer, Usher, Santana, Burt Bacharach, Elton John and Michael Jackson. Greg is an ASCAP Pop Award Winner for the song “Love Will Conquer All,” which he co-wrote with Lionel Richie.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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ARIANA SAVALAS

Ariana Savalas is a consummate show-woman with an unparalleled talent that might make her this generation's Bette Midler. Savalas marries – well, she’s not really the marrying type; let’s just say she engages in a series of one-night stands with – Gatsby-esque decadence, swing era sophistication, burlesque bawdiness, and Sunset Strip grit. A singer, dancer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and comedienne extraordinaire, over the course of an evening she can seduce, surprise and touch you – sometimes literally. If Savalas seems born to be on the stage, that’s probably because she was. Her father was actor Telly Savalas, whose larger-than-life persona and arched-eyebrow sense of humor she inherited.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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ILYA SEROV

Jazz standards never go out of style. Today, this timeless musical genre is benefiting from an array of gifted young artists who bring an infusion of imagination, vision and energy to the many shades of America’s original musical art form. Ilya Serov is one such artist -- with an unusual twist. He’s a Russian-American award-winning trumpeter-singer-band leader, yet he possesses both the chops and the charisma to help spark the American jazz renaissance. Although he’s smack dab in the midst of millennial-hood, Ilya’s passion is for vintage classics, inspired by such seminal artists as Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. Based near Los Angeles, Serov spent the summer of 2017 in the recording studio working on Back in Time, his sophomore album tentatively planned for release in early 2018.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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