Grooves presents Rick Braun
My Good friend Rick Braun Returns to Grooves at the Westin, His shows are filled with fun and his feel good musical arrangements and songs comprise the soundtrack of our generation. If you’ve ever seen Rick Braun perform, you know what a high-energy entertainer he is. But ask him to talk about his career and the gregarious, charismatic musician-songwriter-producer becomes visibly uncomfortable and awkwardly quiet. “The collective moments are one big unfolding story that’s still not done. I just sit back and be grateful to still be making music with friends,” says the humble trumpeter-flugelhorn player-vocalist Braun, a consistent chart-topper who has amassed a catalogue of No. 1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and radio hits throughout his solo career that began in earnest in 1992.One of those memorable moments for Braun occurred twenty years ago at influential Los Angeles radio station 94.7 The Wave with friend and fellow contemporary jazz star Peter White. The two had a hit from Braun’s 1994 breakthrough release Beat Street entitled “Club Harlem,” a horn and nylon string guitar duet. It was a track that came at a time when both artists were being propelled from being first-call sidemen to solo recording artists. Braun recalls turning to his frequent collaborator and asking, “How long do you think we’ll be able to keep doing this?” Well he is still going strong and will be joined by band that has played with him for many years. The thing that amazes me about Rick is that he can play any style and genre of music well , His style on the trumpet is unrivald and his music adlibs are effortless. Come see him live at the best Jazz concert series in the Palm Springs. Grooves at The Westin. Joining him will be violinist Josh Vietti. Josh was the most talked about artist at the recent Catalina Jazz Festival. His videos on you tube generates millions of views and his live perfromances are electrifying
all tickets are mailed up to ten days prior to the concert after which time they are placed at will call.