Fresno, California, April 22, 2013 —Bling 1 Entertainment, Wilson Entertainment and Peak Broadcasting-KMJ/Mega 95 are proud to present the 1st Annual Fresno Summer Jazz Series, featuring all-star performances from some of the greatest names in Jazz to be held at Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, on June 14, August 31 and September 28. Jazz Legends Al Jarreau, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Bob James, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Trombone Shorty and Lenny Williams will grace the stage for three evenings of spectacular jazz.
The Fresno Summer Jazz Series kicks off with Series 1 on June 14, featuring two time Grammy Award Winner and one of the founders of Smooth Jazz, Bob James; six time Grammy Award Winner David Sanborn, with a discography of 24 albums including one Platinum and eight Gold RIAA certified albums; and the world renown smooth jazz/R&B/funk musician Brian Culbertson who has written and produced over 25 #1 contemporary smooth jazz singles across multiple music charts.
Series 2 continues on August 31 with three time Grammy nominee Boney James, known for his compelling live performances, who has sold over 3 million records worldwide; singer Lenny Williams the former lead singer of Tower of Power, one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music; and Trombone Shorty, who began playing trombone at age six, and since 2009 has toured the world with his band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
Series 3 concludes on Sept 28 with Jazz legend and seven time Grammy Award winning singer Al Jarreau; six time Grammy Award Winning musician, composer, and keyboard pioneer George Duke; and pioneer of Jazz Fusion and film and television composer Stanley Clarke, the first bassist in history to headline tours, sell out shows worldwide, and to double on acoustic and electric bass with equal virtuosity.
“We created The Fresno Summer Jazz Series to be more than a concert. It is truly a unique jazz experience, in a beautiful location with great music, wine and food. Our goal was to create an event that appealed to all the senses in an environment that embodies the essence of the freedom of jazz”, says Darrin Hodges, Senior Partner of Bling 1 Entertainment. He adds, “Fresno is a great city and has a great deal of enthusiasm for music, jazz and the arts.”
Tickets go on sale, Friday, April 26. Ticket prices are: General Admission $45, Reserved Seating $65 and VIP Seating $85. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://fresnojazz.com or by calling 1-855-JAZZ-INFO.
“Most Jazz lovers have to travel a distance to see this high caliber of talent on one stage for one performance. Bling 1 has changed that dynamic by bringing great Jazz to the fans who want to experience it closer to their homes.” Says Rich Buchanan,COO of Bling1 Entertainment. “This Jazz Series is historic to the city of Fresno and is one of those one of a kind live music experiences you don’t want to miss.”
About BLING 1 Entertainment
Bling 1 Entertainment is a multi-faceted, full service, nationwide entertainment company specializing in concert promotions, event management, film & television production, music publishing, recording production, and artist management and development.
About Wilson Entertainment:
Wilson Entertainment is a Concert Promotions/Production company based in Fresno, CA, with a track record of over 34 years of successful concerts and event throughout the United States including music greats Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye.