First annual music festival showcasing the hottest names in jazz music in a beautiful outdoor venue.
8 Hours of Hit Music from
EARL KLUGH featuring BOB JAMES | DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER | RICK BRAUN | JAZZ FUNK SOUL
RANDY JACKSON - Grammy award-winner Randy Jackson is your host for an afternoon of jazz and R&B. Randy is the well-known bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and, of course, television personality.
JEFFREY OSBORNE - Jeffrey possess of one of the richest and most uplifting voices in R&B. He is recipient of numerous Grammy nominations and charted with Top Ten hits like “Baby Stay With Me Tonight,” “On The Wings Of Love,” “You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)” and many others. As one of the most recognizable singers in R&B, our Firebird Music Festival inaugural headliner is truly one of the best!
EARL KLUGH featuring BOB JAMES - Two of the most revered names in all of contemporary jazz and both Multi-Grammy Award winners! Earl Klugh created a place for the acoustic guitar in contemporary jazz with a style of songwriting and playing that has become one of the most endeared and imitated sounds on guitar. Bob James’ touch on the piano sets him apart from any pianist over the last 40 years. He produced and recorded gold and platinum CDs including theme songs for hit television shows…most notably his “Theme From Taxi” which is iconic.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER - World-renowned Grammy-winning jazz and soul vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has had such a wonderfully eclectic musical recording career singing everything from Ella Fitzgerald, Big Band, to Memphis Soul. She will be bringing her 10 piece band to Firebird performing songs from her hit Memphis Soulphony tour.
RICK BRAUN - Internationally renowned contemporary Jazz trumpeter, Rick is one of the most popular, and hardest working instrumentalist in the genre. With over 15 solo CDs he has grown to be a force to be reckoned with both in artistry - and in entertaining an audience. His solo CDs have yielded several #1 singles.
JAZZ FUNK SOUL - A group established five years ago by three solo jazz recording artists, JFS has released two Grammy-nominated cds in the last five years. These artists are celebrated in their own right as they each have a long, rich history in the contemporary jazz world. The artists in the group are:
JEFF LORBER - Grammy award-winning, multi-talented keyboardist, songwriter, and producer, Jeff led his band - The Jeff Lorber Fusion Group - since the late 1970’s. He has a string of hits in the jazz, pop, and R&B genres.
PAUL JACKSON JR. - With eight cds of his own, Paul is also one of the most recorded guitarist in music history playing on hits for artists including Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Daft Punk, Al Jarreau, George Benson, David Sanborn, Janet Jackson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Babyface, Smokey Robinson, and more!
EVERETTE HARP - Grammy-nominated, multi #1 jazz single saxophonist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Everette has played and recorded with many artists including Kenny Loggins, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Sheena Easton, Anita Baker, Alecia Keys, Aretha Franklin, and many more. He has 11 solo CDs in the jazz genre.