Capital Jazz Fest, Saturday
Corinne Bailey Rae, Jaheim, Incognito, The Whispers, West Coast Jam - featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown, and Richard Elliot, El Debarge, Lee Ritenour, Avery*Sunshine, Pieces Of A Dream, Kelly Price, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East, Cayman Kelly, Marcus Miller
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Doors 10:00 AM / Show 12:00 PM
This event is all ages
Capital Jazz Fest, Saturday
Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of hot fun and cool jazz — The Capital Jazz Fest. This multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won't see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.
In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets. And after the show, check out the late night after-parties.
There will be four ADA parking lots available for the Capital Jazz Fest, one near each entrance.
· ADA North (closest to MARKETPLACE/SOUL STAGE/TENT CITY) with marked ADA spaces in the parking garages and surface lots across the street from the North Entrance; 10462 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. Vehicles should enter this site from Little Patuxent Parkway.
Please note all individuals seeking access to the following accessible parking locations should use the Broken Land Parkway/Hickory Ridge Road access to the site. The vehicles will then be directed to park in the appropriate ADA lot. These lots will be serviced by golf carts.
· ADA West Gate (closest to SOUL STAGE/MARKETPLACE/TENT CITY) for wheel chair accessible needs only located at coordinates 39.210668, -76.865844.
· ADA West Auxiliary (closest to SOUL STAGE/MARKETPLACE/TENT CITY) with spaces available in the lot closest to the West Entrance, off Broken Land Parkway near the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Hickory Ridge Road
· ADA South (closest to PAVILION STAGE) with spaces available in the main parking lot closest to South Entrance Road and past the entrance to the ADA East wheelchair lot.
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Corinne Bailey Rae
From Leeds, England, artist Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album in 2006, debuting at #1 in the UK and #4 in the USA, featuring the global hits "Put Your Records On" and "Like A Star". It catapulted Bailey Rae into the spotlight with millions of albums sold and earned multiple award nominations, including Grammy® and Brit Awards.
The second album, 'The Sea' released to worldwide critical acclaim, reaching Top 5 in the UK and Top 10 in the USA. It was no surprise that Corinne Bailey Rae found "The Sea" nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The subsequent EP 'Is This Love' was awarded a Grammy® for Best R&B Performance in 2011.
Corinne received a Grammy® Award for her work on Herbie Hancock's album 'The River'. Recent recordings have seen her work with Al Green, Claude Kelly, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, John Legend, John Mayer, KING, Malay, Norah Jones, Paul McCartney, RZA, Salaam Remi, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Valerie Simpson and more. Bailey Rae also has written music for films and television shows, including "Venus" (starring Peter O'Toole), "Man with the Iron Fist" and, most recently, the theme song to Stan Lee's "Lucky Man".
Originally the front-woman of an indie band, Corinne Bailey Rae's music spans indie, electronic, soul and experimental.Bailey Rae has just completed her highly anticipated third studio album and she recently performed in Los Angeles for The Grammys' MusiCares Foundation with Pharrell, The Roots and Leon Bridges just prior to the first track launch and album announcement.
Incognito is recognized as one of the best funk/jazz/soul/dance outfits in the world. A pioneer of the "acid jazz" movement who has delighted listeners and dancers for decades, Incognito has scored hits with versions of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" and Ronnie Laws' "Always There," selling more than a million records worldwide in the process.
While Maysa is no newcomer to the music scene, her ninth solo CD, Motions of Love, which boasts cameos by the legendary Stevie Wonder and neo soul crooner Dwele, has introduced the veteran soul and smooth jazz vocalist to the widest audience of her career. She first gained fame as the featured voice on British acid jazz band Incognito's defining `90s era hits such as "Don't You Worry About A Thing", "Still A Friend of Mine" and "Deep Waters." She then launched a concurrent solo career with the hits "Am I Wrong (For Lovin' You)," "Friendly Pressure" and "Hypnotic Love." With a sultry alto on par with Phyllis Hyman and Patti Austin's honeyed notes, Maysa should be one of the biggest names in the urban mainstream but instead she's earned a loyal underground audience.
For Fans Of: Jazz/Funk Music, Jamiroquai, Groove Collective, Rachelle Ferrell, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway
R&B's most distinctive and celebrated voices, El DeBarge, continues to make his personal and creative transformation. Currently in the studio working on the follow up to his Grammy nominated, Second Chance album, El DeBarge says "he's pacing himself for longevity and taking the necessary steps to maintain it."
The sixth of ten DeBarge children, El DeBarge's signature falsetto anchored sixteen Top 10 hits, both with the family group, DeBarge ("All This Love," "I Like It," "Time Will Reveal") and as a solo artist ("Rhythm of the Night," "Who's Holding Donna Now"). In 1990, El teamed up with Quincy Jones to create the unforgettable smash "The Secret Garden," which also featured Barry White, Al B. Sure!, and James Ingram. The last new music he released was 1994's acclaimed Heart, Mind, and Soul
As he returned to the studio to work on Second Chance, El lamented that the album was deeply personal and the songs were a part of his spiritual memoir and mental DNA," he says, "and they came to me on a need-to-know basis from the Lord.
His "yet-to-be-titled" project is shaping up to pick up right where Second Chance left off. "This album is cathartic, in a sense. I'm still shedding layers through my music, but like Second Chance, in this project, there is hope and love and promise in there too," El admits. In the great DeBarge tradition, most of El's music is concerned with matters of the heart, his own tribulations and lessons echo through many of the songs. "Things I've lost to drugs, relationships damaged, and also everyday situations, just somebody treating somebody wrong. "I'm forthcoming on this album," he continues, "and I take the blame where I need to, but I also show that I'm bigger than the struggle, it's not bigger than me. I'm learning to slip forward, not backward. I'm learning from my mistakes.
Though DeBarge had been absent from the music scene, his sound and his legacy never completely disappeared. Such stars as the Notorious B.I.G., Ashanti, and Mariah Carey covered or sampled his hits, and he contributed to tracks by DJ Quik and the RZA.
DeBarge credits Virgin Records, Executive Vice President, Ron Fair, who Co-Executive Produced Second Chance with Pete Farmer, with guiding him through a difficult period of transition. "He was a pillar of strength, and he championed me through every step of this process," says the singer. "I could never describe what he means to me—he actually reminds me of Berry Gordy."
With this extraordinary set of songs, El DeBarge begins a new chapter in an uncommon life—accepting responsibility and looking ahead, with a new appreciation for his gifts and talents. For a man who reached stardom at a young age, he exudes maturity, in his words and his art, as he demonstrates why everyone deserves a second chance, and then some.
"I feel strength, having had the experiences I've had," says DeBarge. "I have confidence. I know what I've gone through and that I've overcome it, it didn't overcome me. Now I'm stronger, I've embraced it, and I'm going all the way."
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 60's, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with The Mamas & The Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin. 17 Grammy nominations, numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. Adding to this legacy is his latest CD Smoke 'n' Mirrors, the recently completed Grammy nominated recording, Amparo, and producer of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's latest CD Act Your Age (which is nominated for 3 Grammys).
It's been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour's legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato, with a band including Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason and Ernie Watts became part of the musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house till the wee hours of the morning. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists such as Pink Floyd (The Wall), Steely Dan (Aja), Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand. Not to forget the dazzling array of talent appearing on his solo works and collaborations, notably– Phil Collins, Brazilian greats Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, Djavan and Jao Bosco, George Benson, Chaka Kahn, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and opera great Renee Fleming.
Bursting from an array of musical brilliance, singer/songwriter/pianist Avery*Sunshine emerges onto the scene with her soon to be released self-titled debut album. Rooted in gospel, she reaches
deep into that cornucopia of style and sound and sings a song which articulates the complexities of life with luminous insight. The project is an amalgamation of jazz, gospel and soul, and features legendary vibraphonist and funk-soul jazz composer Roy Ayers; Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride; and her talented lyricist/guitarist/producer and musical partner Dana Johnson. The production and release of the project has catapulted Avery*Sunshine into a whirlwind of opportunity and recognition.
"One of R&B's best kept secrets, but not for long" - BET.com
For Fans Of: Jill Scott, Maysa Leak, Angie Stone, Kem, Lalah Hathaway
Pieces Of A Dream
Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed.
Pieces of a Dream first started playing throughout the Tri-State area, and were soon featured on Temple University's pioneering jazz radio station, WRTI-FM. Long before the "Young Lions" era of Wynton Marsalis, Lloyd and Harmon were swinging so hard as teenagers that the great Count Basie once proclaimed them "a tough act to follow."
But it was another jazz legend, the late Grover Washington Jr., the sax man who made Philadelphia his home, who helped Pieces of a Dream become the internationally known stars they are today.
I'm a writer, first…"
Those are the words Kelly chooses to describe herself, her talent. When you listen, closely, to her songs, it's evident that she writes and sings from her soul. It's a place she's come to know quite well. "Music saved my life," she says. "Writing has been like therapy; it's the most incredible gift.
"At this juncture, Kelly Price has learned to loosen the reins on her creativity. Sure, she still reaches for a pen-and-pad and rattles off lyrics into her Dictaphone, but she's also learning to be more patient, allowing the songs to reveal themselves. Sometimes, the words will come. Other times, she'll hear the song as a fully-orchestrated composition. Either way, the results of her efforts are illustrated beautifully, truthfully, on her new album entitled, simply, Kelly.
Leading the album out of the gate is the spirited single, "Tired." Produced by Shep Crawford and inspired by a creative heart-to-heart she shared with fellow musician and past collaborator, R. Kelly, the song sheds light on the social ills that not only cause her distress, but also seem to be plaguing our world community. Even before she starts running down the list of things that consume her thoughts – from guilty feelings and broken dreams to baby mommas and ghetto dramas – you'll know where she's heading from the opening verse…"there's a hole in my heart, my soul is bleeding I need to free my mind, and say what I'm feeling, 'cause Lord knows...I'm tired."
Performing since seven, the bandleader of Funky Stuff since she was fourteen, an international recording artist at nineteen, and touring the world since she was twenty, Candy Dulfer rose to international acclaim on the strength of her funky alto sax stylings which quickly caught on with fans of contemporary jazz. Former Prince protege and saxophone chanteuse, Candy Dulfer is arguably the most sought after touring sax players in the world, having worked with everyone from Prince, Madonna, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, and Jimmy Cliff, to Dave Stewart to Van Morrison and Blondie.
"Primarily a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Marcus Miller has worked on hundreds of sessions -- crossing jazz, R&B, and rock -- and has released several solo recordings since his late '70s beginnings with Bobbi Humphrey and Lonnie Liston Smith. Despite the many hats he has worn -- improviser, interpreter, arranger, songwriter, film-music composer, bassist, clarinetist, saxophonist -- none of them have been put on for the sake of the whim. Never one to merely get his feet wet, Miller has been a utility player in the most extreme and prolific sense.
Miller was a fixture as a performer in New York's jazz clubs before he was old enough to drive. Born in Brooklyn on June 14, 1959, and raised in nearby Jamaica, he knew how to play several instruments with ease by the time he entered his teenage years. His father, who directed a choir and played organ, had a profound impact upon his musical upbringing. Once he broke in with Humphrey and Smith, he gained steady work with the likes of Dave Grusin, Earl Klugh, Grover Washington, Jr., Chaka Khan, and Bob James. During 1981 and 1982, the in-demand musician went on the road with longtime personal hero Miles Davis and would end up working with him on several albums -- including Tutu and Music from Siesta -- after that.
Throughout the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, Miller scattered several of his own albums throughout the constant pull of production and session work. His solo recordings were almost as diverse as his outside work; hybrids of smooth R&B, funk, and jazz peppered the majority of the albums, while 1993's The Sun Don't Lie and the following year's Tales (both issued through PRA) also incorporated sampling technology. 2001's M2 won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. 2003's The Ozell Tapes: The Official Bootleg, released on Telarc, displayed his range as well as anything else bearing his handiwork; the live set incorporated originals, improvisation, and covers that ranged from material originally recorded by Talking Heads, the Stylistics, and John Coltrane. Silver Rain followed in 2005." - Andy Kellman, AllMusicGuide
$98.50 - $210.00
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