Norman Brown to bring Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas with special guests Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows to Santa Fe Station
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz and R&B superstar Norman Brown is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance of his annual holiday show Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas featuring special guests Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows at Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold close to two million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, it was his father’s preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career and soon delivered his debut album, Just Between Us, and later followed with the gold-certified After The Storm and Better Days Ahead. His 2002 release Just Chillin´ earned Brown much-deserved Grammy recognition in the best pop instrumental category. His latest album, Let It Go, was released in 2017.
A New York native, Bobby Caldwell formed his first band at 17 years old. After signing his first major-label recording contract, Caldwell released his debut album What You Won’t Do for Love. Featuring the singles “My Flame,” “Can’t Say Goodbye” and “Down for the Third Time,” the multi-platinum album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard charts. The album’s title track has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including Boyz II Men. Caldwell followed with the albums Cat in the Hat and Carry On, both of which were highly successful internationally. Following a string of successful albums in the 1990s, Caldwell returned in 2005 with Perfect Island Nights and again in 2012 with House of Cards. Caldwell’s songs and samples have contributed to more than $40 million sales with artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G., among others. In addition, Caldwell also starred in the theatrical production “The Rat Pack is Back” in Las Vegas.
Marion Meadows was born in West Virginia and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of nine. His passion for various types of music led him down an eclectic musical path. He was intrigued by the styles of jazz musicians, like Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Grover Washington and many others. Meadows’ first RCA release For Lover’s Only was a huge success and was followed by his ground breaking Keep it Right There album. He became a staple of the contemporary jazz format with his subsequent recordings, which include Body Rhythm, Forbidden Fruit (1996), Passion (1997), Another Side Of Midnight (1999), Next To You (2000), In Deep (2002), Players Club (2004), Dressed To Chill (2006), Secrets (2009) Whisper (2013) and his current album Soul City.
Tickets for Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas are $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.stationcasinoslive.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
About Santa Fe Station
Santa Fe Station offers entertainment options including the Chrome Showroom, Santa Fe Lanes, a 60-lane bowling center; and a 16-screen multiplex movie theater. Dining choices include The Charcoal Room steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Grand Café, Feast Buffet and several casual restaurants. The property features a premier race and sports book, bingo, poker, tables games and more than 2,400 slot and video poker machines. Santa Fe Station has 200 hotel rooms, meeting and convention space and Kid’s Quest, a supervised child care facility. Santa Fe Station is owned and operated by Station Casinos. For more information, visit www.santafestation.sclv.com.