Grooving Into the Summer
All times of year are beautiful, but there is a heightened anticipation for Summer, because it is a time of frolicking, fun, and sunshine. The enjoyment is made even better by lazy afternoons languishing in a pool; chilling at a BBQ, or simply lying in the grass or at the beach.
For me, Summer kicks off a lot of wonderful smooth jazz concerts, and one of the top-notch concert series is held at the Thornton Winery, in Temecula, CA. The winery is host to some of the top talent in the smooth jazz industry, from Brian Culbertson, to Boney James (both are two of my ULTIMATE favorites to see in concert).
This year is no exception, as they will be hosting the likes of Jonathan Butler, Dave Koz, Hiroshima, David Sanborn, Bob James...the list is jam packed with primo talent, and lest I forget Jessy J (a USC Alum, like myself); an incredible saxophonist that has busted onto the scene with a vengeance (if you haven't heard of her, you need to check her out; especially one of my favorite songs by her, "Tequila Moon.")
Here's to a wonderful Summer of great music, food and (of course) wine!
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