If you're a faithful OC Gazette blog reader, you'll remember reading various posts in the past few weeks about the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach's Summer Jazz Series (here and here). Well, we try not to just gloat about all the fun stuff that's going on around town while leaving you in the dust; this week, we've got 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway to this Friday's Jazz night at the Hyatt!
To whet your appetite: this Friday's event will include live music by Norman Brown's Summer Storm with Phil Perry, Jessy J, and Brenda Russell. These tickets go for $55-95 each, and we're offering OC Gazette fans a chance to score a pair for free! The show starts at 8pm this Friday night, July 16th.
About the artists: Over the past 18 years, jazz guitarist Norman Brown has released 8 full-length albums (3 of which were released under Motown's label), plus a ninth album collaboration with saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and trumpeter Rick Braun. Phil Perry is a jazz/soul singer who was the voice and writer behind 70s jazz band The Montclairs. With an impressive resume - attracting attention from the likes of Quincy Jones, among others - Phil Perry is a well-known name in the jazz world. Jessy J is a jazz singer and saxophonist who was named Radio and Records' "Debut Artist of the Year" in 2008. She was also awarded the "Contemporary Jazz Song of the Year" award from R&R and Billboard for her hit "Tequila Moon." The "J" in Jessy J stands for "jazz." Brenda Russell is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and co-writer for the music behind the Tony-award winning Broadway musical The Color Purple. With collaboarations with big names like Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Ray Charles, and Joe Cocker, Brenda Russell has the record to prove that she knows her stuff.
HOW TO ENTER:
1) Leave a comment below with an email address that we can contact and confirm with you in the next 24 hours if you win.
2) Earn an extra entry by becoming a Twitter / Blogger follower or a Facebook fan. Simply leave a second comment letting us know which site you follow.
Hurry - and tell your friends to enter, too - because all entries must be received by 12 p.m. noon tomorrow, Thursday, July 15th to be considered!
Best of luck to you!