HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (August 2019) – Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is hosting the 6th Annual “Bob Masteller’s Jazz For All Ages” jazz festival on Wednesday, October 30th, and Thursday, October 31st, 2019. Sponsored by The Junior Jazz Foundation, its affiliate The Jazz Corner, and Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, the festival will benefit The Junior Jazz Foundation, which is focused on preserving jazz through education and live performance, and ensuring that promising young artists get the instruments, music lessons, scholarships and access to the facilities they need.
This year’s festival will feature “Straighten Up and Fly Right: A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole” on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, from 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the resort’s elegant Santee Ballroom. The festival also will feature the Deas Guys Orchestra on Thursday, October 31st, 2019, from 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. in the resort’s Santee Ballroom.
“Straighten Up and Fly Right” will feature multi Grammy-nominated vocalists Jane Monheit and Clint Holmes, with special guest trumpet phenomenon Dominick Farinacci, all under the musical direction of renowned vibraphonist, composer and educator Christian Tamburr. Recognized as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians, Jane Monheit credits Ella Fitzgerald as a primary musical influence, and is blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty,” according to Stephen Holden, Music Critic for The New York Times. Featuring a powerful voice and a magnetic stage presence, Clint Holmes was recently honored in 2018 with two Grammy nominations. Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci was named the very first Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, and has performed in more than 120 cities and 14 countries. Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world.
VIP tickets for “Straighten Up and Fly Right” are available for $100 per person, which includes a VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and tapas and live entertainment at the Santee Ballroom Lobby, and reserved VIP seating for the concert. General admission tickets are available for $40, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit jazzforallages.com or call 843.842.8620.
On Thursday, October 31st, the Deas Guyz Orchestra, featuring the incomparable Reggie Deas, will present an entertaining evening of Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Old Motown, Pop, Rock, Reggae and more. The range of musical selections will include the Motown sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Formerly known as Nu World Beat, the band is now known as Deas Guys. The artists bring many years of prior experience performing professionally in other bands, clubs, festivals and hundreds of private functions.
VIP tickets for the Deas Guys Orchestra are available for $100 per person, which includes a VIP Reception at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and tapas and live entertainment at the Santee Ballroom Lobby, and reserved VIP seating for the concert. General admission tickets are available for $40, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit jazzforallages.com or call 843.842.8620.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive on Hilton Head Island. For more information or hotel reservations, visit Sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland or contact the resort directly at 843.842.2400. Also, follow the resort on social: Facebook (SonestaHiltonHeadIsland), Instagram (@SonestaHHI) or Twitter (@SonestaHHI).