Saxophonist ShaShaty set to embark upon a “Dream Ride” leading to a “Brighter Day”

ShaShaty

Saxophonist ShaShaty set to embark upon a “Dream Ride” leading to a “Brighter Day” 

Vibrant radio single precedes the artist’s Steve Oliver-produced album, due March 3.

 

It’s a new dawn for veteran contemporary jazz saxophonist ShaShaty, who will release his sixth album entitled “Brighter Day,” on March 3 on the newly formed A.H.I. Records. His first collection comprised entirely of original songs in more than a decade, the set showcases the artist who had a hand in writing seven of the disc’s eleven songs that were produced by guitarist-vocalist Steve Oliver, writer or co-writer of ten songs for the record. The energizing excursion “Dream Ride” bodes to illuminate radio playlists ahead of the album’s street date when the single is serviced to stations for airplay early next month. The video for the single will premiere at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California where ShaShaty has been a featured performer over the past decade.

Instead of limiting himself to a singular sax voice, ShaShaty’s dynamic multihued approach places him front and center on the melody-rich jazz, pop and R&B outing playing tenor, alto and soprano sax. Fellow sax player Will Donato bolsters the horn section parts on “Dream Ride” and Spyro Gyra drummer Bonny B dispenses deft beats on four cuts. Taiwanese vocalist Usay Chu makes her U.S. recording debut by gracing a pair of tunes – “Song Of Hope” and “A Million Miles” – with her ethereal wordless vocalizations. Making “Brighter Day” a standout session is the chemistry between ShaShaty and Oliver. The hornman’s impassioned and emotive play flourishes in the company of the guitarist who has a masterful command of buoyant harmony. Tracks have a robustly full sound from which potent hooks connect and enveloping melodies leave a lasting impression. The power-packed pop gems that comprise “Brighter Day” also have depth and provide a varied listening experience that audaciously ventures into funky trip hop territory (“Let’s Go!”), explores an off-kilter staccato rhythm (“Late On 91”), mines an Indian motif (“Mumbai”), serves a sublime sax and guitar call-and-response chorus (“August”), romances on amorous overtures (“My Heart Yours” and “I’m Always Near”), takes off on a whimsical flight of fancy (“Brighter Days”) and closes with a blissful meditation (“Float Away”).

I haven’t recorded an original project in quite some time. My previous two projects consisted of classics from the past few decades. Those interpretations were part of a period of growth and self- discovery for me musically, especially when reimagining so many beloved works. I found myself in a new, fresh space and realized it was time to reach deep inside to see what would emerge creatively. Steve Oliver and his amazing production work provided the skilled hand to help me realize ‘Brighter Day.’ I’d love for this instrumental pop project to be the vehicle that opens new horizons for many new listeners – even from other genres and cultures – that may not have necessarily been contemporary jazz followers before, but now call themselves fans,” said ShaShaty, who will perform material from “Brighter Day” on Valentine’s Day at Rideau Vineyard in Solvang, California.

A Miami, Florida native who is a long-time Los Angeles resident, ShaShaty has vast stage experience performing on concert dates and festival bills with the likes of Carlos Santana, The Mavericks, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Michael McDonald, Peter Cetera, George Benson, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson and Boney James. In addition to garnering radio spins throughout the U.S., ShaShaty has played on national television on “Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda” and on a PBS special alongside GRAMMY® winner Al Jarreau. ShaShaty, who released his self-titled debut album in 1993, serves as host of “Vineyard Jazz,” a wine and music lifestyle program being developed by A.H.I. Records for syndication. Please visit http://shashatymusic.com/ for additional information.

“Brighter Day” contains the following songs:

“Dream Ride”
“Let’s Go!”
“Song Of Hope”
“Late On 91”
“My Heart Yours”
“Mumbai”
“A Million Miles”
“August”
“I’m Always Near”
“Brighter Days”
“Float Away”

Local Soulful Singer Chadwick Johnson Will Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom September 20-21

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Local Soulful Singer Chadwick Johnson Will Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom September 20-21

Singer, songwriter, Chadwick Johnson will bring his hip vibe and fresh spin on vintage and modern classics to the Suncoast Showroom on September 20 and 21 with the premiere of his production show, “Golden.”

Known for his soulful approach to music, Johnson has been sought out by celebrated producers including David Foster, who has produced music for high profile artists Celine Dion, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and many more.

Johnson’s “Golden” is a multimedia spectacular that will showcase today’s new hits alongside some of the greatest songs from the vintage era. He performs the songs we all love like we’ve never heard them before, making them his own with his unique musical arrangements visually accented by a sizzling 4-piece dance troupe.

Specializing in jazz, pop, R&B, dance and soul, Johnson’s range has been compared to artists such as Journey’s former lead vocalist, Steve Perry, and powerful songstress Eva Cassidy. His unique vocal ability and soulful “throwback” sound on stage has led him to perform for many prestigious American icons including Kevin Spacey and President Bill Clinton.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

 

Chadwick Johnson

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

2013 Entertainment Schedule at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

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Updated 2013 Entertainment Schedule at Excalibur Hotel & Casino

 

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Monday
Dark:                                      Tuesday
Times:                                     Monday and Friday:  6 p.m.
                                                Wednesday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday:  6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES

Dates:                                     Saturday – Thursday
Dark:                                      Friday
Time:                                      7 p.m.

Name:
Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Address:
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV  89109

Phone:                         (702) 697-7777
Toll Free:                    (800) 937-7777
Website Address:        www.excalibur.com