Chris Standring Live In London

If you have some availability on March 5th, 2017, you might want to consider taking a jaunt to London. Chris Standring Live In London recording a live session performance.  He will have a special guest vocalist, and it is one of my favorite performers.  English singer Mica Paris.  I remember her debut album, So Good.  It has several nice cuts on there.  My One Temptation, Like Dreamer’s Do, Don’t give Me Up and the remakes So Good and Where is the Love with Will Downing.  The album Chris Standring Live In Londonwas released in 1988, and since then, Mica has released six other albums.

Such a unique voice.

Of course we dig Chris because his music is based in the Funk.  His latest album, Ten is doing really well, and since he has been releasing music since 1996, he will have a lot of material to choose from when he hits the stage at Cadogan Hall in London.

An interesting aspect of the show is that the audience members will be able to experience the recording session live with Sennheiser headphones.  I really like that idea.

There are only 220 VIP tickets available, so if you are thinking about making a trip to London, this will be an added bonus!

If you purchase passes before December 4th, you can use the promo code CSLIVE10 to get 10% off the ticket prices.

Here is the direct link:

Chris Standring Live In London




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NEW YEARS EVE 2017 PARTY PREPARATIONWhile heading to parties is a great deal of fun, it is also a lot of fun to host your own New Year’s Eve party. It is absolutely a lot of work to prepare a memorable celebration, however it takes a great deal of preparation. These ideas need to be helpful for both beginner celebration planners as well as those who are experienced in preparing celebrations for their family members and good friends and colleagues.

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of December 4

Paul Hardcastle History

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of December 4

Paul Hardcastle grabs the top spot this week with Echoes Rising.  This is off The History of Paul Hardcastle, a nice compilation of Paul’s greatest hits.  It is a four disc set.  It also features a nice long chill-out mix, kind of like what we do here with the smoothed out mixes.

I am sure you were introduced to Mr. Hardcastle in 1984, when Rainforest was released.  The song 19 came out in 1985.  Those were two monster hits right out of the gate.

Fun fact:  Rainforest sampled the song Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force.

Do I Do, the Peter White interpretation of the Stevie Wonder classic, comes in at number eight this week.


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1 Echoes Rising Paul Hardcastle Paul Hardcastle History
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2 Put It Where You Want It Paul Brown 91ytlwpmlxl-_sl1500_
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3 Back To Your Heart Lindsey Webster 71cwnjmsi3l-_sl1500_
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4 Cachaca Richard Elliot RichardElliot_SummerMadness_5x5_RGB
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5 Taking Control Gerald Albright g-album-cover
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6 Lifecycle Nathan East 51uxkemt6cl-_ss500
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7 Love, Passion, And Joy Euge Groove be-still-euge-groove
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8 Do I Do Peter White peterwhite_groovin_5x5_rgb
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9 Funk Avenue Darren Rahn Featuring Rick Braun darren rahn sonic boom the jazz world
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10 Cotton Club Chuck Loeb chuckloebunspoken
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Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival

Warren Hill's Cancun Jazz FestivalDo you have plans for Labor Day Weekend 2017?  What?? You have not thought that for ahead?  Here is an idea.  Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival will be happening August 31st-September 3rd.  Riviera Maya, Mexico will be the scene.  All eyes will be on the Hard Rock Hotel for this All Star jam session.   



Here are the artists that are confirmed:

  • George Benson
  • Rick Braun
  • Candy Dulfer
  • Keiko Matsui
  • Norman Brown

  • Kenny G
  • Chris Botti
  • Richard Elliot
  • Brian Simpson
  • Jesse Cook
  • Euge Groove

  • Brian McKnight
  • Paul Taylor
  • Eric Darius
  • Michael Lington
  • Peter White

This is an all-inclusive trip which will include 5 star accommodations, casual and a la carte dining, fitness center (to work off some of that food!), nightly entertainment, live entertainment and more!

There are two different packages with four different flavors for each one.  You choose from a four night or seven night package.  From there you can select the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum package.

See the options here



I have never personally been to Mexico (well Tijuana but that does not count!) but this looks like the place to be for some fun and music.

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You have to actually get there on your own, as the flight is not included in the package price.  We have secured a deal with so you can get the best air fares.

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