The 2nd Annual Mercedes-Benz SLO Jazz Festival, Presented by Alfano Motorcars
is coming May 16, 2015, to Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA from 11am to 10pm.
***** Tickets are on sale April 1, 2015 at all Vallitix locations, Boo Boo Records, and 1-888-825-5484. *****
Joshua Redman has been nominated for 2 Grammys and has garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of DownBeat, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. Learn more at www.joshuaredman.com.
Tickets are on sale APRIL 1 at all Vallitix locations, Boo Boo Records, and 1-888-825-5484.
Announcing our HEADLINER: JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET!
PRESS RELEASE: March 31, 2015 – The SLO Jazz Festival’s first headliner will be the Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, and Marcus Gilmore. One of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of his generation, Grammy Award Nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman “is unparalleled among horn players today” (JazzTimes).
The continued vision of SLO Jazz Festival is to include world-class jazz artists to celebrate jazz – an original American art-form – in all its artistry and imagination. The organization is concluding their final sponsorship drive before announcing the full line-up April 6. More acts to be announced soon.
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. In addition to his own projects, Redman has recorded and performed with musicians such as Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, The Dave Matthews Band, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Elvin Jones, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Yo Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, John Medeski, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, John Scofield, Soulive, McCoy Tyner, US3, Cedar Walton and Stevie Wonder.
GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider for small business, is a new sponsor this year, as the Signature Artist Series Sponsor for Joshua Redman. GoDaddy’s CEO, Blake Irving, is himself an accomplished drummer and jazz fan who has played with multiple Grammy winners. “Helping bring a musician as talented as Joshua Redman to the stage at this year’s SLO Jazz Festival is inspiring,” said Irving, who resides in San Luis Obispo. “Joshua is passionate, diverse and driven, not unlike our GoDaddy customers, who own small businesses. As an entrepreneur, as in jazz, you really have to love what you do and know how to improvise. This is going to be one heck of a great show and I'm stoked it’s all right here in SLO."
Full Lineup announcement next week! We're adding new VIP amenities, a new Youth in Music Stage with a drum and conga clinic, and featuring other new bonus attractions, plus an incredible lineup of top International, Regional, and Local talent!
2015 Jazz Festival Sponsorship Drive
For 2015 SLO Jazz Festival Sponsorship, please contact our Executive Director at 805-459-6939
We go to PRINT this week, LAST CHANCE to get YOUR BRAND on OUR POSTER! There are still opportunities to associate your brand with the SLO Jazz Festival - the City of San Luis Obispo's most exciting new event - coming again May 16, 2015! Call Scott Andrews at (805) 459-6939 if you'd like to inquire about sponsorship or a donation to SLO Jazz Festival, a non-profit dedicated to bringing more quality jazz-related events and education to the Central Coast!
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