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Eric Darius

Born into a musical family (his father plays bass, his mother and sister sing, and his older brother plays the drums and trumpet), Darius studied at Blake High School of the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, where he was a member of the Blake Jazz Ensemble and many other bands the school offered. In 1999, Darius and the Blake Jazz Ensemble were selected to perform at the Essentially Ellington Festival in New York City, where they placed fourth out of the top twenty jazz bands in the United States. While in New York, he had the opportunity to play with Wynton Marsalis and Paquito D’Rivera in a jam session

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Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz ...

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New Edition Of The Arizona Jazz Festival Is Packed With Soul

New Edition Of The Arizona Jazz Festival Is Packed With Soul

R&B veterans Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mint Condition, Kem, Fantasia and Jaheim join smooth jazz headliners Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Euge Groove and more Phoenix, AZ: Thousands of concertgoers from all over the U.S. will be dancing in the ...

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Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cameo, Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Benét, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove and more will put the soul into the September 19-21, 2014 music festival. Phoenix, Arizona: Since the roots of jazz are in rhythm and blues, it should be no surprise that a stellar cast of ...

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Brian Culbertson To Getaway In A Lexus

Brian Culbertson To Getaway In A Lexus

The contemporary jazz hitmaker’s third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway bolstered by a presenting sponsorship from the luxury automaker Napa, CA: Brian Culbertson’s pursuit of perfection has nabbed a getaway car. The contemporary jazz star’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway adds luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus as presenting sponsor for the third annual wine and jazz festival luring ...

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Wine And Jazz Fans Can Getaway For The Day

Wine And Jazz Fans Can Getaway For The Day

Single-day tickets for June’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway are now on sale. Los Angeles, CA: Single-day tickets went on sale today for the star-studded concerts taking place June 12-15, 2014 as part of the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a wine and jazz festival set in scenic California Wine Country. Available at TicketFly, tickets are ...

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Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Parade of Grammy winners and R&B legends set to join a stellar jazz slate March 7-9, including Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight Phoenix, AZ: With thousands of old school and new school R&B and contemporary jazz fans from across the U.S. flocking to Phoenix twice a year for the Arizona ...

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"Another Long Night" Of Success

"Another Long Night" Of Success

Brian Culbertson’s first crowd-funded album surpasses fundraising goal weeks ahead of schedule. Los Angeles, CA: Fervent interest from Brian Culbertson’s international legion of fans powered the contemporary jazz star past his fundraising goal two weeks ahead of the close of the Indiegogo campaign launched to help bring his passion project to fruition: re-recording his entire debut ...

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Growing Jazz Getaway Offers A Divine Taste Of Napa

Growing Jazz Getaway Offers A Divine Taste Of Napa

Brian Culbertson assembles an array of jazz & funk stars for the 2014 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway. Los Angeles, Calif. (7 October 2013): While in the midst of the vineyards last June to shoot a promotional clip for the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the flourishing jazz and wine festival’s Founder and Artistic Director Brian ...

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Hot Jazz And Soul In The Desert

Hot Jazz And Soul In The Desert

Robin Thicke, Maxwell, Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole and jazz headliners will heat up the Arizona Jazz Festival on October 25-27, 2013. Phoenix, AZ: The endless Arizona sky will be filled with a galaxy of stars day and night during the Arizona Jazz Festival slated for October 25-27, 2013 at the Arizona Grand Resort & ...


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