Grammy Award Winning Guitarist Norman Brown returns for an evening of hot jazz guitar and vocals. He is bringing his LA band featuring pianist Gail Johnson . Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold close to 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Having shared the stage with virtually every Contemporary Jazz superstar from Boney James to Dave Koz to Gerald Albright.
Saturday Septemeber 15th , Liliu Theater 8 pm , Hawaii Convention Center
Parking available at The Convention center.
Platinum seats 75.00. Gold reserved 60.00
VIP meet and greet with wine reception 35.00 (reception only , does not include concert admission)
Join us for an evening of great music and friendship featuring three Grammy Award winning artists . Guitarist Paul Brown is a two time Grammy winning urban jazz producer (with over 60 #1 radio airplay hits) and a popular guitarist, artist and performer in his own right. In the remarkable 12 years since he released his debut album Up Front, Brown has released six albums (including three that hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Albums chart), scored countless hit singles, and done thousands of performances across the U.S. and internationally, Vocalist Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The “Midnight Blue” singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” winning the Grammy in that category four years later for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”Two songs she performed, “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “The Promise,” were nominated for Oscars in the same year. With 21 solo recordign to her credit she is a timeless perfromer that always gives it her all onstage . Briging friends back together is always a pleasure. Gregg Karukas toured with Melissa back in the 80's, Sicne then he has become a grammy award winning keyboardist and composer. Gregg has received multiple Best Keyboardist nominations at the Oasis and National Smooth Jazz Awards. Two of his best-known singles, "Girl in the Red Dress" and "Nightshift", reflect a style familiar to his fans. I will be joingin them on saxophone. This will truly me a memorable night of great music !
Special EFX All-Stars. Comprising of some of today's most accomplished musicians and led by veteran Guitarist Chielli Minnuchi this ensemble of artists and musicians will be feature the vocal stylings of Elliott Yamin. He is known for his hit single "Wait for You" and made his worldwide debut on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled album, debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and at number three on the Billboard 200. Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucciis longtime leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci, a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years. He has recorded and performed with many top artists, such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown,Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, and many others. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic, and others. Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others. Keyboardist Lao Tizer also heads his own band and has four solo relases to his credit. Joining them will be sax and flute virtuoso Nelson Rangell. His brilliance and virtuousity on the sax and flute is unmatched and will leave your jaw gaping. Four headliners on one stage . We bring you the best live music at Goroves at The Westin!
Michael Lington, Steve Oliver wit the LA Collective . Having performed for the royal family in his home country of Denmark Michael Lington has released 10 solo albums since his debut in the US and has 23 singles that have charted on the Billborad and Radio and Records contemporary jazz radio charts.[Over the course of his career, Lington has collaborated with Michael Bolton, Bobby Caldwell, Barry Manilow , Taylor Dane, Brian Culbertson and many others. Joining Michael will be guitarist vocalist Steve Oliver . A dynamic and entertaining performer Steve has been mesmerizing audiences with his unique vocal stylings and synth acoustic guitar. Steve's newest release "Illuminate" is the much-anticipated eleventh career album from multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer . Steve returns with a record deeply rooted in contemporary jazz guitar melodies and Steve's trademark wordless vocalese. His first collection of new original instrumentals since 2012, Illuminate shines a light upon Steve's highly successful career - one that has produced multiple #1 hits on the Billboard charts and countless radio staples over nearly two decades.
Backing them will be the hottest new ensemble in smooth jazz The LA Collective . LA Collective, a contemporary Jazz group, is their musical persona galvanizes the stage with high powered energy and they delight in each other’s company which creates a palpable synergy. This group is comprised of four accomplished musicians, guitarist ADAM HAWLEY, drummer TONY MOORE, keyboardist GREG MANNING and bassist DARRYL WILLIAMS.
The LA Collective originally came together as a backup band for different artists on the 2014 Dave Koz Cruise to Alaska. However, the band’s success catapulted them into deciding they would be a permanent fixture in the Southern California contemporary jazz music scene. There is a raw energy to their sound, which is a blend of jazz, funk, Latin and soul. The group draws directly from the diverse talents of its members and the “collective energy” they manifest on stage. Get energized for the holiday season with this unique Holiday concert!