The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the Tidings of Jazz and Joy Tour featuring contemporary jazz pianist Keiko Matsui and saxophone journeyman Euge Groove with Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley. The concert will feature a collaboration of holiday music and jazz hits each artist is known for.
Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, and humanitarian, Keiko Matsui’s music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. The petite powerhouse has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Hugh Masekela and Bob James. She’s lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Euge Groove, a pseudonym for saxophone journeyman Steve Grove, began playing piano in the second grade and turned to the saxophone at the age of nine or ten. His teacher gave him a classical education on the instrument, which he followed at the University of Miami’s School of Music, where he became interested in jazz. Initially he remained in Miami doing sessions and playing in bands such as Expose. He then moved to LA and joined Tower of Power, remaining with them for about four years, freelancing after that, doing sessions and working in backup bands. His clients including Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, the Gap Band, Huey Lewis & the News, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Eros Ramazotti, and Richard Marx.
Growing up in an artist community in Woodstock NY, the allure of music was never far from Lindsey Webster. Webster’s been taking the contemporary jazz world by storm, scoring a #1 hit with her soulful original “Fool Me Once”. This feat is remarkable in numerous ways. Not only is Lindsey half the age of the male instrumentalists who dominate the genre, but her #1 is the first vocal driven song that has topped the Billboard smooth jazz chart 2010.
2016 has been an exciting year for guitarist Adam Hawley, whose debut record “Just The Beginning” was released on March 18. The first single “35th St.”, featuring Eric Darius, had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016. Adam has also been named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.