Smooth Jazz Under the Stars

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  Grooves at The Westin, continues into its 8th season with three spectacular concerts. Don’t miss five new concerts featuring world class smooth jazz, pop and R&B entertainment!

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2019-2020 Concerts

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

BALLOON GLOW CONCERT Swing to the sounds of the Ron King band featuring vocalist Barb

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Masters Plaza, weather permitting

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

BALLOON GLOW CONCERT Swing to the sounds of the Ron King band featuring vocalist Barb

A dozen hot air balloons provide the backdrop for a spectacular evening of music and dancing, featuring the sounds of the Ron King Band with vocalist Barbara Morrison. Ron King  is an award-winning artist who has performed at virtually every venue in L.A. Including the Hollywood Bowl. For the last 15 years his band has been the featured big band at the world's largest jazz festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ron King is one of the finest trumpet / composer / arranger artists, in the world today. Morrison is known for a melodic voice and a three-and-a-half-octave range. She interprets a familiar jazz and blues classics repertoire in a unique style, and also sings original contemporary tunes. In an illustrious career spanning multiple decades, 


As an official event of the 6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival, this concert will feature a hot air balloon glow, weather and FAA permitting. No refunds will be given if balloons are canceled due to weather or FAA regulations. 

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Masters Plaza, weather permitting

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Sax for Christmas featuring Paul Taylor, Jessy J. & Michael Paulo

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Ambassador Ballroom

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Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Sax for Christmas featuring Paul Taylor, Jessy J. & Michael Paulo

Three of the hottest sax players in contemporary jazz, Paul Taylor, Jessy J. and Michael Paulo will rock you around the Christmas tree in a special holiday performance. Featuring holiday favorites and songs you can’t wait to dance to, this event also offers special large party dinner options perfect for social groups or small office Holiday parties. Paul Taylor is an American smooth jazz saxophonist who has released eleven albums. Jessy J is an award-winning contemporary jazz saxophonist. Michael Paulo is an internationally renowned saxophonist who has toured and recorded with a list of “who’s who” in contemporary jazz.

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Ambassador Ballroom

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

Ray Parker, Jr.

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Ambassador Ballroom

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

Ray Parker, Jr.

With a career spanning decades and collaborations with countless artists, Ray Parker Jr. performs for the first time at Grooves at the Westin along with special guest Kevin Toney. GRAMMY-winning artist, Ray Parker, Jr., is a musician, songwriter, record producer and actor, best known for the theme to Ghostbusters in 1984. Joining him is Kevin Toney, jazz pianist and composer who was a member of The Blackbyrds.

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Ambassador Ballroom

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Peter White

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Masters Plaza, weather permitting

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Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

Peter White

Undoubtedly one of the most popular figures in smooth jazz, Peter White brings his endearing style and immense talent on acoustic guitar back to Grooves at The Westin. White will be joined by veteran saxophonist Michael Paulo and keyboardist Gregg Karukas. Bring your sweetheart for an early Valentine’s Day treat.

7 pm - 9:30 pm

Masters Plaza, weather permitting

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Rick Braun & Guests

7pm - 9:30pm

Master's Plaza

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Rick Braun & Guests

True to his reputation, Rick Braun brings a smooth, mellow and heartfelt performance to Grooves at The Westin. Rick Braun’s inimitable style of jazz trumpet delivers an experience straight to the soul.

7pm - 9:30pm

Master's Plaza

Dinner Package

DINNER PACKAGE 

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and seating for the show at Fireside Lounge* patio table.  $99 plus taxes and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. 

Call Pinzimini for reservations at (760) 770-2150 or email pinziminips@westin.com 


* Fireside Lounge seats have limited/partially obstructed views of the stage. 

For indoor shows, seating is on the side or back of the ballroom. Table seating is assigned in order of reservations received.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For other information or inquiries, please contact Apaulo Music at (951) 696-0184

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