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MONTREAUX JAZZ FESTIVAL & RHONE RIVER CRUISE Calling all jazz fans—as well as lovers of food, wine, art and history—for the Montreux Jazz Festival!  Book now for a delicious and entertaining 11 day jazz adventure. Beginning in Lausanne, Switzerland you’ll stay on the shores of Lake Geneva where you’ll attend the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

The fun continues as you travel to France and on to nearby Vienne, for the Vienne Jazz Festival. Once in Lyon you’ll board the luxury small ship MS Amadeus Provence and sail south through the famous Rhone Valley. In addition to strolling through open markets and wandering in impossibly picturesque villages, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Picasso and Cézanne. Play some “boules” with the locals, take a walk through Roman ruins and rub elbows with international jazz musicians and fans alike. A perfect blend of jazz, history, food and wine — space is limited. Join for the ultimate jazz adventure! (Black berets optional)

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Smooth Operators
Grammy winning guitarist Paul Brown, Grammy Nominated Sax player Jeff Kashiwa, And recording artist guitarist Ed Taylor join forces as the Smooth Operators for two nights in concert.

Paul Brown is the craftsman behind the hits of Luther Vandross and Boney James with a total of 9 chart topping solo albums as a guitarist and vocalist.  Seattle saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons before beginning his solo career and the formation of the Sax Pack. Northwest guitarist Ed Taylor spent 12 years in LA as a session player honing his craft before traveling north and recording 4 solo albums. 

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NAJEE – Jazz Alley
Grammy-nominated and award-winning international saxophonist and flautist with five #1 albums and four #1 singles on the Billboard charts, touring in support of his new release Poetry in Motion. Win tickets to opening night January 25th.

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LAILA BIALI – Jazz Alley
Award winning Canadian pianist, composer and vocalist Laila Biali makes her first apearance at Jazz Alley February 6th & 7th. Expanding on her unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record” (Spinner Magazine), Laila is currently set to release a new album of original songs alongside covers of David Bowie, Coldplay and more. You can say you saw her the first time she played Seattle.

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