Rainbow Promotions presents a Valentine’s Day Concert featuring artists Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Golub, and special guest artist Michael Franks for an evening of soulful jazz at the Terrace Theater/Long Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 12th, at 7PM.
From his early days in Memphis playing in his father's church choir, veteran saxophonist Kirk Whalum draws inspiration from the rich musical traditions of the city. Whalum is an 8-time Grammy nominated saxophonist and songwriter who has recorded a series of well-received solo albums in genres ranging from pop and R&B to smooth jazz.
Whether he is playing contemporary jazz or producing his own music on the bass guitar, Gerald Albright stands in a class of his own. Albright is known for his talent on the saxophone, working with famous artists such as Olivia Newton-John, Ray Parker, and The Temptations. Albright has nine albums under his belt and has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the US alone.
After working as a backup musician for 15 years, smooth jazz guitarist Peter White decided to go solo. His distinctive guitar style has earned him several coveted awards for his work including: Guitarist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year at the 2010 Smooth Jazz Awards.
Distinguished contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Golub is best known for his work with Rod Stewart, with whom he toured for seven years before breaking out on his own. Golub now has six solo records and three successful records with the instrumental band, “Avenue Blue.”
Singer-songwriter Michael Franks has captivated audiences worldwide with his work in jazz, soul, and pop music. He is best known for his songs: “Popsicle Toes,” “Monkey See-Monkey Do,” “The Lady Wants to Know,” and “Tiger in the Rain.”
"It is an honor to have such a talented and diverse group of Jazz musicians come together for this special concert," said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. "We are excited to welcome them to the Long Beach Terrace Theater.”
Tickets will be available starting November 29th, at 10AM. Ticket prices range from $50 to $125 with a special VIP dinner package available. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or ww.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
One of the few ocean front arena and convention facilities in the country, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center attracts approximately 2 million people each year for conventions, trade shows, theater and sporting events. Managed by SMG, the Center offers state-of-the-art facilities including unique entertainment venues at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which includes the Terrace and Center Theaters, as well as the Long Beach Arena. For further information on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, please call (562) 436-3636 or visit www.longbeachcc.com.
Headquartered in West Conshohocken, PA, SMG provides facility services to over 200 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, performing arts theaters and convention and trade centers. With facilities across North/Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, SMG controls over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide and manages more than ten million feet of exhibition space.