BK Jackson

BK Jackson
Opening Artist

BK Jackson has opened for and shared the stage with numerous artists, including Dave Koz, Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, Arturo Sandoval, B.B. King, and Tony Bennett.  He is currently touring in the U.S and Europe with Prince as a member of the New Power Generation Orchestra and is also touring with Liv Warfield, recently being seen performing live on national television with both artists.

 

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman

The Rippingtons featuring
Russ Freeman

The GRAMMY®-nominated Rippingtons have become synonymous with contemporary jazz. The list of many awards received by Russ and the Rippingtons includes the Lifetime Achievement Award and Best Group from the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, and Best Group by Billboard BET.  Their first album “Moonlighting” was voted to be the #1 Most Influential Contemporary Jazz Album of all time by Jazziz Magazine.  Their newest Peak Records CD Fountain of Youth debuted at #1 in iTunes and is the Rippingtons’ 20th release.

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Gerald Albright and
Norman Brown

Saxophonist Gerald Albright, whether playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, stands in a class all by himself.  In June 2012, Albright released 24/7, a collaboration CD with Norman Brown.  His most recent GRAMMY® nomination was for the Summer Horns CD with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, and Richard Elliot.  His newest CD, Slam Dunk, released 8/5/14, features classic by Phil Collins and James Brown, a tribute to his friend the late George Duke, and includes special guest vocalist Peabo Bryson.