Sandy Shore’s Jazz Weekender hosted by Nathan East proposes a new way to gather around live music. With a focus on comfort in an intimate, high-fidelity venue,
renowned recording artists will perform”seamless sets” of music, that will segue from special guest to special guest without interruption.
Encouraging artful collaboration, Jazz Weekender headliners will share crossover songs as they mix in and out of the set, while performing with the some of the most recorded musicians in the world. Global Radio visionary, Sandy Shore, introduces the element of surprise, as she curates live music sets — making things exciting for audiences and artists alike.
Utilizing the entire Quail Lodge & Golf Club’s pristine 850 acre property in Monterey County’s wine country, Quail’s relaxed Peninsula venue lends itself to Shore’s Weekender concept to create a jazz club meets a California living room vibe, providing a relaxed atmosphere to build progressive sets of music with Special Guest Artists including iconic songsmith BOZ SCAGGS, chart-topping jazz and soul vocalist MAYSA (Incognito), urban jazz flutist ALTHEA RENE, Smooth Jazz trumpeter RICK BRAUN, rising star, saxophonist VINCENT INGALA and Woodstock, New York based jazz singer, LINDSEY WEBSTER, who is the first woman since Sade to hit #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts.
California Radio Personality and Global Media Innovator, Founder of SmoothJazz.com Global Radio, Sandy Shore has teamed up with GRAMMY-nominated bassist and founding member of jazz supergroup FOURPLAY, NATHAN EAST, who will serve as the event’s music director to curate sets of music with his Band of Brothers featuring some of the most recorded and noteworthy musicians on the planet; STEVE FERRONE on drums (Tom Petty, Average White Band, Eric Clapton), MICHAEL THOMPSON on guitar (Babyface, Cher, Joe Cocker) and GREG PHILLINGAINES on keys (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones).
Kicking off the Weekender on Valentine’s Day, February 14 with two shows (5:00 & 8:00PM) is one of the most popular Smooth Jazz and Soul saxophonists of all time, BONEY JAMES, who is promising a romantic evening of sexy jazz; NATHAN EASTwill be performing a welcome opening set.
Also scheduled for Valentine’s night, the Swoon & Sway Supper Club Style Valentine’s Dinner in Quail’s Covey Restaurant with GRAMMY Nominated crooner, SYLVIA BENNETT (Lionel Hampton) performing her original songs and classics from the Great American Songbook (Limited Seating).
Nathan and the Jazz Weekender House Band will be performing collaborative concert sets on Friday, February 15th (5:00 & 8:00PM) with Boz Scaggs, Maysa, and Althea Rene; as well as on Saturday, February 16th (5:00 & 8:00PM) with Rick Braun, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster.
The event also includes lifestyle excursions that are selling quite briskly in addition Weekender 3-night concert passes and individual concert ticket — Play A Round with Paul Brown on Friday morning, February 15th, as the charismatic Double GRAMMY-winning producer and guitarist leads foursomes down the greens of Quail’s acclaimed golf course.
On Saturday, February 16th guests will jump aboard the Jazz & Wine Line Luxury Bus Tour from 10:00AM – 2:30PM departing Quail Lodge to two downtown Carmel tasting rooms (Scheid and Blair) and two Carmel Valley tasting rooms (Joyce and Testarossa). Each venue will host a Smooth Jazz recording artist. Megapop & jazz hitmaker andsuper producer Paul Brown will be in Carmel Valley headlining the Jazz & Wine Linewhile rising star saxophonist Jazmin Ghent and English singer/songwriter Joe Hurworth (think Michael McDonald meets Ed Sheeran) will be in Carmel. Lula’s Chocolates and the Cheese Shop will provide nibbles. Wine tasting, snacks and live entertainment included in the fee.
On Sunday, Feb 17 the Weekender wraps with the Nathan East Trio performs at the Sunny Side Upright Sunday Brunch with his son Noah East on keys and Steve Ferrone on drums.
Nathan East and Sandy Shore share a warm, long-time friendship, “When Sandy calls, I come running.” East jokes.
Deconstructing your typical festival event, the Jazz Weekender presents a new way to experience music; a California-inspired, music destination in an intimate, rejuvenating environment (only 250 people per show) on civilized, cushioned chairs and concierge seating; high-fidelity audio, and world-class performers paired with California wines and craft beers and surroundings on a 850-acre paradise — along with several music-oriented, lifestyle excursions showcasing Monterey County’s beauty and bounty.
The festival is located at Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley Greens Dr, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923.