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2013 Featured Artists

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2016 Artists

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Evelyn Champagne King and Freddie Fox

Evelyn Champagne King and Freddie Fox


 


David Pack

David Pack

 


Brian Simpson

Brian Simpson

 


East Bay Soul

East Bay Soul



Greg Adams


Greg Adams

The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. In a musical travelogue that has earned him both Grammy® and Emmy nominations, and an International Broadcasting Award from The Hollywood Radio and Television Society. In sync with an ever evolving musical landscape and a life’s work that has included success as an arranger, songwriter, producer and performer, taking him on worldwide tours and contributing to some of the most important recordings in pop culture. Greg has arranged, performed and recorded with countless artists as diverse as his career, including The Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovett, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Luther Vandross, Aaron Neville, The Brothers Johnson, Phish, Little Feat, Wilson Pickett, Huey Lewis and the News, Raphael Saadiq, Al Green, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Everclear, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston, Terrence Trent Darby, Josh Groban Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Celine Dion. Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power, legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. Beginning early with his arrangements on Santana’s “Everything Is Everything”, Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” Chaka Kahn’s “Fool’s Paradise” Little Feat’s “High Roller” and Heart’s “Tell It like It Is” to name a very few. Greg has played on over five hundred recordings. You’ve heard Greg’s collaboration with Paul Shaffer on the opening theme of Late Show With David Letterman and on score arrangements in such films as, Duets, Mask, Top Gun, Saving Silverman, Austin Powers In Goldmember with Smashmouth.  A deep commitment to music education and the art of jazz and contemporary music is realized through his continued involvement in education in our public schools, and colleges through seminars, clinics, performances and development of new artists. Greg strongly believes in music programs at all levels of education.

 


 

Michael Paulo

Michael Paulo

Festival Producer and Host Michael Paulo is a multi-talented artist with ten solo records to date. His most recent outing features the talented arranging of Pianist David Benoit along with a 40 piece symphony orchestra. With over 3 decades of experience in the music business Michael is not only a talented saxophonist but also is involved with producing the Pacific Rim Jazz festival, The popular Grooves in The Grove series at La Quinta Resort and Spa and numerous Smooth Jazz concerts in Hawaii from where he hails. It's through his numerous relationships that the festival is able to bring in such world class talent. He is also an artist in residence at The world famous Jakarta Internartional Java Jazz Festival. Michael currently resides in the Temecula Valley.



Kiki Ebsen

Kiki Ebsen

Kiki Ebsen is a versatile artist whose work includes multiple music genres: jazz, folk, pop and classical. Whether composing her own songs, performing or producing new music showcases, Kiki is driven by a stream of creativity and the pure joy of connecting with audiences around the world. At ease in any venue from intimate cabaret to large performing halls, during the past year, Kiki has performed from Los Angeles, to New York, Austin, TX, Canada, and select jazz cruises. With five original records under her belt, Kiki’s sixth and latest record, “Scarecrow Sessions,” has enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim. Born from a desire to fulfill her father’s wish for her to sing jazz (her father is iconic performer, Buddy Ebsen), Kiki recorded an album of songs that had a connection to his life and seven-decade career, beginning with his New York Vaudeville days and Hollywood’s Golden Era. From that record she created the multimedia touring show “To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen” with the help of her brother, award-winning video editor, Dustin Ebsen. It’s been described as “...a brilliant, must-see show” by Cabaret Scenes magazine. Kiki is a Yamaha artist, who performs solo, and in duo, trio, and with orchestra.



Adam Hawley

Adam Hawley 

Adam Hawley's debut recording was a number one hit. He has appeared with a who’s who list of artists in a wide variety of genres. Credits include Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and Friends Cruise, and American Idol to name just a few. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College. This will be his debut performance at our festival .



Kanzaki
Kanzaki

This Japanese Saxophonist is a highly respected and legendary musician in Japan. He is making his 5th appearance at The festival and has always been a crowd favorite, and travels from Japan to specially appear at the event.

 



Rene Paulo

 

Rene Paulo

Hawaii's Piano legend was a child prodigy at the age of 4 . He was the youngest featured soloist ever to perform with the Honolulu Symphony at age 12. After studying at the prestigious Julliard school of music he went on to lead his own band, record several solo records during the last 5 decades and garnering numerous hit records in Hawaii. Enjoying a long and illustrious career Rene has been awarded numerous lifetime achievement awards as a performer. At age 82 he is still going strong and always receives standing ovations at his live performances.


 

 

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