Christmas Tour 2018 with Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui
Venue: Red Rock Ballroom
Date: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25, $35, $45, $5 and $65 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating
Artist Info: In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur.
One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and dynamic stage presence. She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard album charts. In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg.
Butler began his singing career at age 7, releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12. He made history by being the first black artist played on white South African radio while earning three gold records (“Please Stay” went double gold and “I Love How You Love Me” went gold) in 1975 as he became a teenager. More than a decade later, Butler moved to London, England after signing with Jive Records and released his first album internationally. The self-titled set went gold in 1987 in the United Kingdom and in the USA. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song for his R&B-pop vocal hit “Lies” and for Best Jazz Song for the instrumental “Going Home.” His genre-busting material earned songwriter’s awards and received abundant airplay in multiple radio formats: pop, urban, contemporary jazz, adult contemporary and gospel. Butler’s 2004 album, Surrender, went gold in South Africa where he remains a superstar.
A native of Tokyo, Japan, Keiko Matsui’s career has spanned three decades and featured the release of more than 20 albums. Matsui released her American debut album titled A Drop of Water in 1987. Matsui’s success continued throughout the 1990s, with her albums Sapphire, which reached number two on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and Dream Walk, which reached number three. Matsui reached number one on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart with the release of her album Deep Blue. Throughout her successful career, Matsui has received several awards, including the Oasis award for Best Female Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 1999 and 2000.
Guests must be 21 years or older
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