DOORS OPEN: 7:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 8:00 pm
7301 E. Butherus Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Amplified Jazz Experience Vol.6
Saturday November 25, 2017
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Event Begins: 8:00PM
Flat 9 Entertainment presents “The Amplified Jazz Experience Vol. 6."
A great evening of smooth jazz, soul and funk music. Featuring Billboard charting and multi talented saxophonist Patrick Lamb. Soulful, Passionate and dynamic saxophonist Jazmin Ghent. Ear Candy featuring dynamic performer and muscian Vaughn Willis.
Patrick's last three singles recently made top 5 nationally on the Billboard Charts on his independent label, and Patrick has been inducted as one of the youngest members into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Recently given the Independent Spirit Award by the city of Portland Patrick regularly tours the the world or performs as the 'saxophonist to the stars' with with Grammy winners and luminaries like Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Tommy Thayer, Diane Schuur, Bobby Kimball and Smokey Robinson, showing that Patrick is comfortable where ever music many take him. Patrick now breaks out on his own as a solo artist - selling out concerts and leaving people on their feet as you can see by his non-stop and continuously demanding and developing tour schedule.
Patrick has appeared on other recordings with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tom Grant, Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, ‘Little John’ Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Marlon McClain, Nate Phillips, George Mitchell, Paul deLay, John Raymond, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable, and many others.
Patrick also demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fund- raisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Christie School, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. One can’t help but be moved by the huge heart of this young man as it comes though in his civic awareness...and in his exuberant energy to entertain and uplift people.
Jazmin’s start was aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014 where she opened for the Sirius XM Hall of Fame Ceremony hosted by Marcus Miller. Her smooth and soulful rendition of “Summertime” was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Jazmin is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education/Jazz studies and a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Master’s Degree in Music Education.
Jazmin’s debut cd, “Boss”, was successful in 2015 with her chart topping singles, “Compared to What” and “Boss” The CD was #32 according to Smooth Jazz Global radio’s top 50 Smooth Jazz CDs for 2015. Compared to What gained national recognition and was #5 on Smooth Jazz Charts. It received over 320 spins per week including airplay on Sirius XM radio as well as Music Choice, Pandora and Spotify. Jazmin has since released her sophomore album, Chocolate Sunshine which features gifted musicians like Johnathan Fritzen, Julian Vaughn, Nelson Rangell, and Adam Hawley.
Jazmin has performed at Low Country Jazz Festival, Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Rehoboth Jazz Festival, Magic City Jazz Festival, and Seabreeze Jazz Festival. She has played with artists such as Kim Waters,Steve Cole,JEff Kashiwa, Peter White, Euge Groove, Mindi Abair, Althea Rene, Paul Taylor, Kirk Whalum, Nick Colione, Ben Tankard, Norman Brown, Warren Hill, Joey Sommerville,Gail Johnson, Cindy Bradley, Lin Rountree,Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, Kim Scott,Julian Vaughn, Bobby Jones, Jazz in Pink and country artist, Keith Urban.
SWIF" (born Vaughn Willis) is a dynamic singer and musician from Detroit, MI. SWIF was taught to sing by his mother at a very young age. His dad played the organ in church, and wowed crowds with his skills on the harmonica. Influenced by his father, Vaughn was given his first harmonica at the age of 4 and he has never stopped playing. SWIF never received significant formal musical training, but because he was raised around singers and musicians, his ear for music is very strong and has helped him learn to play the piano, bass, guitar, harmonica, and even hand percussion instruments.
SWIF moved from Detroit to Phoenix, AZ on New Years Eve in 2004 along with his mother, father, brother and sister. In 2009, SWIF auditioned for Arizona Idol and was placed among Arizona's top 5 singers out of 900 contestants! SWIF has opened up for many legendary performers and never disappoints a crowd. Some of the artists he has opened for are Keke Wyatt, Timothy Bloom, Musiq Soulchild, Ginuwine, Donell Jones, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Joe Thomas, Dwele, Ryan Leslie, Lisa McClendon, Al Green (through Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit), Noel Gourdin, K'jon, Slum Village, and Diggable Planets. SWIF has also performed with CeCe Peniston. His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Musiq Soulchild, Boys II Men, and his parents, Mark & Arlette.
SWIF worked in the corporate world of University of Phoenix for over 5 years before he decided to take the leap of faith to become a full time performer. SWIF knew that he would have to make a choice between a career that would pay his bills, or his passion for music. SWIF thought that he had a plan for success, but fell prey to his lack of knowledge of the music industry. SWIF was reduced to playing music on the streets in order to earn money to buy food for himself and his two pet dogs. SWIF never gave up on his dream to be a performer. He continued to play on the streets and met many people who would eventually become fans as well as friends.
Now SWIF owns the SWIF Music Entertainment LLC! He performs throughout the metro Phoenix area and is positioning himself to become the most well known performer in the state of Arizona!
"I am a firm believer that if you seek first after the kingdom of God and His righteousness, everything you need will be given to you by our Father in heaven!" - Vaughn "SWIF" Willis.
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