Our 2013 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Partners
To make such an event come off it takes a massive collective effort, so I’d like to give a huge thanks to all of our partners that make this Getaway possible!
Our returning hotel sponsor from the first year is back! I love staying at the Westin with their 'heavenly' beds and chic decor. The lobby bar which spills out to the fire pit/pool area is our spot for the "Late Night Hangs" as well. Unfortunately, our block of discounted rates are sold out. If you're interested in staying here, please book your rooms directly on there website.
A new partner with us this year, Silverado Resort & Spa is set on two 18-hole championship golf courses with stunning views all around and is only five minutes from downtown Napa! If you're looking for more of a relaxing 'nature' experience in a historic setting and are on a budget, Silverado is the place for you. Our block of discounted rooms have sold out but you can still book a room directly with them at 707-257-0200 or on their website.
The Napa Valley Opera House is a historic venue dating back to the late 1800's. Recently renovated, it is one of my favorite intimate venues to perform in. Every seat in the house feels like it's right up on the stage with the band...the energy inside is just awesome. I can't wait to be back there for our Thursday and Friday night concerts this June!
A state of the art performing arts center and home to Napa's Festival del Sole, The Lincoln Theater is the premier music venue in all of Napa Valley and is located on the historic grounds of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. I am thrilled to bring my "BC & Friends" shows on Saturday and Sunday nights to this amazing space. Although it's quite a bit larger than the Opera House, it still feels like a small venue which I love. In addition to our evening concerts there, we're also holding an outdoor welcome party with DW3 on their beautiful grounds which is gonna be a blast!
Come join us for a very special welcome dinner with celebrity chef, Cindy Pawlcyn at her newly renovated restaurant, CP's Wood Grill and Wine Bar. Michelle and I are huge fans of her cuisine so we couldn't be happier that she's having us back for this event. Be sure to get one of her many cook books while at the restaurant and I'm sure she'll sign it for you! To learn more about Cindy, please visit cindypawlcyn.com.
We really couldn't have an event in Napa Valley without our wine partners. I'm very honored to have so many incredible wineries involved this year. Please check back as we will be adding even more to this impressive list!!
Miner Family Winery
Prager Winery & Port Works
Odette Estate, a new PlumpJack Winery
Castello di Amorosa
Napa Smith Brewery (local micro-brew)
Additional Sponsors & Friends
Mason & Hamlin
I've been playing their hand built Model BB 7' grand piano since my "It's On Tonight" record. They have the purest tone of any piano I've ever played and are capable of a huge dynamic range. They are simply the best in the world! And remember, you'll have a chance to bid on 'my' piano during this year's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway silent auction on Saturday, June 8th. Both Cecil Ramirez and Tom Lagomarsino from Mason & Hamlin will be joining us in Napa so be sure to talk to them if you're interested in a new piano. Also ask them about their sister company, PianoDisc...a player piano system of which I've recorded several discs.
I use the Roland V-Piano and the RD-700NX as my main keyboards both in the studio and live on stage. In my opinion, no other keyboards on the market compare to their feel and 'sound'. I played the V-Piano on my Live From The Inside DVD and you'll see (and hear) me playing the RD-700NX all year on tour.
The GRAMMY Foundation
As you know, I've been a huge supporter of music education for years and am honored to be involved with such a wonderful organization. We will once again be holding a silent auction to benefit The GRAMMY Foundation on Saturday, June 8th from 5:30-7:00pm in the lobby of the Lincoln Theater. This event is open to all guests that are attending the concert that evening.
The Smooth Jazz Cruise - West Coast Edition
I'm so excited to be hosting this cruise along with Boney James in October 2013 sailing out of San Diego. I can't believe how amazing the lineup is so check it out and hopefully we'll continue this Napa party at sea together!
Caldwell Snyder Gallery
Thanks to Oliver Caldwell for creating our Jazz Getaway logo design in addition to allowing us the use of Ross Penhall's beautiful painting for our poster and backdrop. If you're looking for some new contemporary artwork for your home or office, please visit their gallery up in St. Helena during your time in Napa.
Thanks to Trinity & Lily on Watercolors for always playing our music and for being so supportive of this Getaway. Be sure to listen to SiriusXM channel 66 to hear all your Contemporary Jazz favorites commercial free.
Sandy Shore came and hung out with us at the first annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway and she's helping to spread the word again this year on her 'Global Home of Smooth Jazz' internet radio station. She will also be on site this year video blogging during the event so be sure to say hi and tune in.
Sky.fm Smooth Jazz
Jimi King is host of these 24/7 Internet radio stations. He is also the promoter who brings Smooth Jazz to the UK. I'll be returning to London's famed Pizza Express Jazz Club in May 2014 so come by if you'll be across the pond during that time.
I'm very proud to be signed to this prestigious record label, home of John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Ledisi and Trombone Shorty to name a few. To date, I've released six albums on Verve including: It's On Tonight, A Soulful Christmas, Bringing Back The Funk, Live From The Inside, XII, and Dreams.
Visit Napa Valley
Our friends at Visit Napa Valley invite you to visit their website to discover Napa Valley's world-renowned wines, Michelin-star restaurants, healing spas, cultural arts, and luxurious hotels, resorts and cozy B&B's. They also have a brand new welcome center in downtown Napa which I recommend visiting in addition to an Android and Apple app to help you plan your trip.
Napa Valley Wine Train
Take a ride on the famous Napa Valley Wine Train for lunch while partaking in some of Napa's finest wines and seeing the beautiful countryside. Get $10 off of your ride with our ACCESS CARD.
Arts Council Napa Valley
This year I'm starting to partner with the local arts council in order to continue my support of music education. Stay tuned as I announce programs and master classes with the local schools in Napa Valley throughout the year.