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Smooth Jazz All-Stars with Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley, Norman Brown, Maysa, Brian Simpson and Peter White
Performer/composer Brian Simpson has assembled an explosive evening with his friends for 2012. Claiming Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley as his main influences, Gerald Albright is one of the biggest multi-genre stars. Since 1998, Walter Beasley has been one of the top 10 best selling saxmen in the business and has been named by fans and critics alike as “heir to Grover Washington Jr.’s throne.” Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Wes Montgomery, GRAMMY award-winning guitarist Norman Brown’s performances are described as veritable “love fests.” Although Maysa started out listening to Janet Jackson, she soon discovered Al Jarreau, which led to further explorations of Dianne Reeves and Carmen McRae, thus shaping her sound and first gig as a backup singer for Stevie Wonder.