Today is Proclaimed ‘Wynton Marsalis Day’ in Santa Cruz

World famous wynton Marsalis & jlco will perform today at santa cruz civic auditorium

Jon Barnes

Valencia Barnes purchased two tickets to see Wynton Marsalis & JLCO perform tonight, as a birthday present for her husband, Jon Barnes.  The city of Santa Cruz asked Jon Barnes, who has studies Wynton’s music for over 30 years, to write a proclamation to honor Wynton and his amazing orchestra.  Jon says, “it is with great respect that I am able to participate in giving back to our heros, who have worked so hard in creating new opportunities for musicians, playing and promoting Jazz music in education all around the world! Wynton inspired me to teach, write, compose, record, and score my own big band music to share with my students and continue the tradition of our culture, which can be found on itunes.  Music education is key in developing life long learners!”

Trumpeter Winston Marshal

Founded by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been going strong for 25 years. The original line-up consisted of Wynton’s septet and former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and now features fifteen of the best all-around musicians in jazz today. Marsalis, the first jazz composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize (for Blood on the Fields), conceived the idea of preserving and advancing America’s art form through the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s performances. For this concert, the JLCO celebrates the music of three respected composers whose innovative works have stood the test of time: Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Chick Corea.
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Winston Marshall gets spotlight tonight.

Wynton Marsalis & jlco

Be sure to attend the concert tonight, at 7:30 PM, at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, sponsored by http://www.Kuumbwajazz.org.  http://www.JonBarnesOfficial.com                            http://www.Barnesandnotes.com

Jazz Musician Jon Barnes with legendary music writer and guitarist Buddy Princeton, Hollywood, CA

Join us in expressing heartfelt appreciation for Wynton’s contribution to the music world and ensuring that jazz music continues to thrive.     iTunes – Music – Joyful BACH & DIZ – Single by Jon Barnes

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Kick off your new year in style – Jazz music by Jon Barnes on iTunes – 2014

on stage with Arturo Sandoval, skip martin and jon barnes

Arturo Sandoval, Skip Martin and Jon Barnes on stage at the daCarbo Jazz Fest in Europe.

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Arturo Sandoval on trumpet and Jon Barnes at the Catalina Jazz Club.

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Music Master Jon Barnes to perform with Earth, Wind and Fire’s Larry Dunn and Singer Theresa King at the Catalina Jazz Club Oct. 1

Jon Barnes, who played with Arturo Sandoval and Kool and the Gang’s former lead Singer, Skip Martin to peform with Earth Wind and Fire’s Larry Dunn and Theresa King Tuesday night at the Catalina club

Jazz Giant Jon Barnes teams up with Earth, Wind and Fire’s Keyboardist Larry Dunn Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, Catalina Jazz Club. Tickets are $25. Barnes will also take the stage with smooth Jazz Singer Theresa King for a one night performance at the legendary music venue.

On stage with Arturo Sandoval, skip martin and jon barnes

Arturo Sandoval, Skip Martin and Jon Barnes on stage at the daCarbo Jazz Festuval

Barnes recently performed at the Catalina Jazz Club (Aug. 2-3) with Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin (Kool and The Gang former lead singer). The jazz trio performed at the daCarbo Jazz Festival this summer  The European tour was also filmed as a possible upcoming documentary.

MAYO Communications with Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.

Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance.

“I’m excited and living a dream to have the chance to play with such talented jazz and hit music masters as Sandoval, Martin and Theresa. And now from Kool and the Gang fame, I’m teaming up with the legendary Earth, Wind and Fire’s keyboard man Larry Dunn, so it don’t get any better,” he said.

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Jon Barnes produced two bonus songs on the Earth, Wind & Fire new album, “Now, Then & Forever.”

Barnes recently teamed with Dunn to performed music on the new album, the first in 12 years by Earth, Wind and Fire entitled, “Now, Then and Forever.”   

“Larry Dunn produced two songs on the record and also played on the other tracks. he and I conducted, scored, and played on Whirlwind, written by Larry and Luisa Dunn and Hiroto Kobayashi,” said Barnes.

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Music Jazz giant Jon Barnes to rock the house with Theresa King at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood

Jon Barnes and Theresa King headline a big smooth evening of jazz at the famous Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood. Tickets are on sale now for the October 1, 2013 performance (for Tickets: http://goo.gl/bAVA0o)

Arturo plays trumpet while jon barnes looks on

Arturo Sandoval on trumpet and Jon Barnes at the Catalina Jazz Club.

Jon Barnes, who recently played with Kool and the Gang’s former lead Singer Skip Martin and Grammy Award-Winning Arturo Sandoval (Aug. 2-3), at the famous Catalina Jazz Club ( 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90028), is coming back. Barnes returns Oct. 1, 2013 with Jazz Singer Theresa King.

Barnes is at the Monterey Jazz festival on the Central Coast this weekend, which features George Benson and Dave Holland to name a few.

Barnes has also been commissioned to write music for Grammy Award-winning Arturo Sandoval’s Big Band.  All three (Sandoval, Martin and Barnes) recently returned from the daCarbo Jazz Festival in Europe and hit the ground running the following weekend  with a sold out show at Catalina.

Jon Barnes and Skip Martin prior to the show with Arturo Sandoval.
Jon Barnes and Skp Martin (Kool & the Gang) with carbon fiber made trumpets.

Jon Barnes has been commissioned to write and produce music for Arturo Sandoval and his big band. Sandoval, protégé of the jazz master, Dizzy Gillespie, was a founding member of the Grammy-winning group Irakere, that had an explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music. It caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world.

Arturo Sandoval plays trumpet at Catilina Jazz Club.

Barnes just wrapped up a European tour in Barnbach, Austria at the DaCarbo Jazz Festival with Arturo Sandoval, lead vocalist, Skip Martin of Kool and the Gang.

The “Tribute to Louis Armstrong Jon Barnes von Earth Wind & Fire LIVE erleben in Bärnbach”. The European event also included music workshops with daCarbo (carbon fiber made) trumpets.

Most recently Barnes has been note for his work on the new Album of Earth, Wind and Fire entitled, Now, Then & Forever. 

 Barnes also played in the movie Dirty Dancing. He’s a writer, composer, producer, businessman and educator. Although his principal instruments are trumpet and piano, Barnes plays all and teaches music. Growing up in Baltimore, he started studying trumpet in church and elementary school.

Cover of album of Now, Then and Forever by Earth, Wind and fFire Album cover.
Jon Barnes wrote new music and performs
with Earth, Wind and Fire on their new album,
Now, Then and Forever out in stores now
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His first of many mentors was the late Robert Smith who was his music teacher, as well as a violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a jazz pianist. Another mentor, the late David Hairston from Garrison Jr. High School taught Barnes music theory and composition. He was hired to play gigs in order to develop his craft.

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Legendary Catalina Jazz Club, Hollywood, CA

Jon Barnes, Arturo Sandoval & Skip Martin performed a smashing double header during a hot (inside and outside) August weekend at the world famous Catalina Jazz Club.

Catalina Jazz Club with Arturo Sandoval, Skip Martin and Jon Barnes.

“I want to give a big shout out for Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin (playing above in photo) for inviting us to play with his big band and amazing orchestra here at the Catalina,” said Barnes. “We were almost dancing on the ceiling and I’m horse from blowing the trumpet and singing all night.”

JON BARNES AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Tickets to get into the show are $25 and can be purchased
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For more information about Jon Barnes and updates on his performances visit his blog at http://jonbarnesofficial.com/ The official website is: Barnesandnotes.com. Twitter: @thatsjonbarnesFacebook.com/JonBarnesMusic.

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Jon Barnes featured on YAHOO! at world renowned auto show – next Catalina Jazz Club in October

Jazz Musician Jon Barnes is featured on YAHOO on an article just published on the Concours d’ Elegance, Pebble Beach auto show, where concept cars went on display for the first time in public. The 2014 Carbon Fiber made Porsche, 918 SPYDER was one the many show stoppers, too.

Shot of the new Porsche Concept car 918 Spyder at Concours d' Elegance

Jon Barnes at Concours d’ Elegance Porsche 918 Spyder exhibit. Barnes’ trumpet is made out of carbon fiber and so are the concept cars like the Spyder seen here.

Music instruments like the new, daCarbo Trumpets, are Swiss-made of carbon fiber material, too. Jazz Musicians Arturo Sandoval, Skip Martin (former leader singer, Kool and the Gang) and Jon Barnes all have the trumpet, which is lighter than the standard trumpets. Barnes, who was standing next to the Porsche 918, blew some high notes on his carbon-fiber trumpet.

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on Barnes at the Catalina plays the new daCarbo trumpet with Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin, Hollywood.
Oct. 1st, Jon Barnes returns with special guest Theresa King. Tickets are now on sale.
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Jon Barnes is also schedule to play October First with a special Guest at the famous Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA,90028. 

Last month fresh off a daCarbo Jazz Festival tour, Jazz Musician Jon Barnes teamed up with Grammy Award-Winning Arturo Sandoval  earlier this month (Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3), at the popular club and restaurant. 

Jon Barnes has been commissioned to write and produce music for Arturo Sandoval and his big band.

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Jon Barnes produced two bonus songs on the Earth, Wind & Fire new album entitle, NOW, THEN & FOREVER. 

Most recently Barnes has been spotlight on the new Album of Earth, Wind and Fire entitled, Now, Then & Forever. 

And over the weekend Jon Barnes at the Monterey County Fairgrounds with the famous ‘TOWER OF POWER’ (You’re Still A Young Man”).

Jon Barnes with Tom E. Politzer, Tower of Power

Jon Barnes back stage with Tower of Power Tom Politzer on Saxophone, They played at the Monterey County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Jon Barnes,  Andi Keller, Tower of Power, Tom E Politzer, Official Tower of Power Band.

 

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Music Master Jon Barnes contributes to “Now, Then & Forever” Earth Wind & Fire’s new album

MAYO Communications with Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.

Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

For several years Jon Barnes has been collaborating with Earth, Wind & Fire for upcoming music. His hard work has finally paid off. Earth, Wind & Fire plan to release,  “Now, Then & Forever”, their first album in eight years, on Sept. 10th.

(This story was published in Examiner.com)

It’s been around eight years since Earth, Wind and Fire released their last album, which was nominated for a Grammy. (Illumination). And now, they’re set to go on tour for the latest studio release of, “Now, Then & Forever.”

Jon Barnes at the Lamborghini Exhibit poses with a visitor at the Concours D' Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA.

Jon Barnes Concours d’Elegance poses in front of the Lamborghini exhibit with a music fan at the concours d’ Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA. Barnes and his friend producer Larry Dunn contributed to the new Earth, Wind & Fire album, “Now, Then and Forever”, which will be released Sept. 10th.
October 1, 2013 Barnes performs at Catalina Jazz Club.

“My good friend Larry Dunn, an American keyboardist, music director and one of the founding members of Earth, Wind & Fire, called me and ask if I would like to work with him on the music,” said Music Master Jon Barnes, from his recording studio this afternoon (Wed., Aug. 28, 2013).

Long shot of Catalina Jazz Club stage with Jon Barnes

on Barnes at the Catalina plays the new daCarbo trumpet with Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin, Hollywood.
Oct. 1st, Jon Barnes returns with special guest Theresa King. Tickets are now on sale. (click image above)

Barnes recently returned from Europe at the daCarbo Jazz Festival (July 5-7 in Baernbach, next to Graz, Austria), with Arturo Sandoval and Skip Martin, former lead singer of Kool & The Gang. “It’s always an honor to work with legends like them,” Barnes said. Barnes, who has been commissioned to write music for Arturo Sandoval, is scheduled to play at the Catalina Jazz Club, where he performed to a packed house last month with Sandoval and Martin.

picture of Jon Barnes and Marc D. Johnnson, Laraki exhibit with his carbon made trumpet and a $2 million dollar carbon fiber made Laraki behind them, Concours d' Elegance

Jon Barnes and Marc D. Johnnson, Laraki exhibit with his carbon made trumpet and a $2 million dollar carbon fiber made Laraki behind them, Concours d’ Elegance

Barnes is sponsored by Monster Cable and daCarbo, which makes carbon fiber trumpets. And speaking of carbon fiber, the new concept car bodies are nearly all made with the lightweight carbon fiber design. Barnes just returned from the Monterey Auto Week, Concours d’ Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA, where several hundred rare cars were displayed and sold for nearly $302 million according to the LA Times.

jon barnes, playing trumpet

Jazz Master Jon Barnes hits the high notes at the Automobili Lamborghini America exhibit of concept cars at the concours D’ Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA.

Concept cars like prototype Porsche 914 Spyder, with two electric motors and has been tested to go zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. Other standouts made of carbon fiber were the new $4 million  Lamborghini Veneno and Laraki Epitome. The Epitome concept car displayed at the event has 1,750 horsepower and will be one of only nine built with a price tag of $2 million each.

“I’ve never seen so many cool hybrids and automobiles in my life,” said Barnes. “I really enjoyed being Monster Cable’s Noel Lee’s guest at the event,” he noted. “By the way when Earth Wind & Fire were in the recording studio, Lee gave them signature Monster headphones.”

Both trumpet and car are made of carbon fiber. picture inside lamborghini exhibit with Jon Barnes holding trumpet up in front of concept car.

Jon Barnes , Inside the Lamborghini exhibit at the Concours d’ Elegance, where amazing hybrids went on display for thousands of attendees of the world famous auto show.

Barnes, who has played music when Earth, Wind & Fire was hot in the 1970′s,  is back in studio preparing for his October 1st performance and has other upcoming developments, including a music documentary, which was filmed during the tour and workshops in Europe.

Barnes said it took two years for Earth, Wind & Fire to finished the “Now, Then & Forever” album.  And according to published reports, the album was started in Philip Bailey’s home.  Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the Earth, Wind and Fire band.

MAYOCommunications.com with Jon Barnes posed for a picture with Thomas Brinkman, Reg. Mgr., US, N. Region, Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC. at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.

After playing a few notes for Lamborghini auto show fans, Jazz musician, Jon Barnes posed for a picture with Thomas Brinkman, Reg. Mgr., US, N. Region, Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC. at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

After he reportedly  went back to listen to all of the Earth, Wind & Fire records, he then called keyboardist, Larry Dunn, one of the original members of the band, to help with the music.  Dunn, along with other members of Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Later they brought in Neal Pogue, who did all the powerful mixing for Outkast.

“So it was really a great crew of people and a good process. Originally we were going to put it out last year, but we weren’t ready,” Singer Philip Bailer said in a recent interview.

Earth, Wind & Fire has already announced tours for the UK, where tickets went on sale last Friday (Aug. 23, 2023).

By the way Jon Barnes worked on the bonus song entitled, “THE WHIRL WIND,” on the “Now, Then & Forever Album” by Earth, Wind & Fire.

For more about their album visit: http://earthwindandfire.com

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Jon Barnes and Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee participate in Monterey Auto Week in Pebble Beach

MAYOPR.com with Jon Barnes at Pebble Beach, Concours D' Elegance, Lamborghini exhibits.

Jon Barnes at Pebble Beach, Concours D’ Elegance, Lamborghini exhibits. He also play a few jazz tunes to the auto fans delight in front of a few gorgeous vehicles.

Jazz Musicican Jon Barnes join sponsor Monster Cable CEO Noel Lee, along with other celebs like Car Collector and Host Jay Leno, NBC Tonight show for a record turnout and sales at the Pebble Beach, Concours D’ Elegance (Aug. 16-18) for Monterey Auto Week.

“This has been an amazing week here in Pebble Beach,” said Barnes, who attended several VIP functions and luncheons at the Concours D’ Elegance, including the lunch and dinners with the Lamborghini Club of America. “I’ve never seen so many rare cars and beautiful hydbrids.”

MAYO Communications with Jazz Musician Jon Barnes shakes hands with Thomas Brinkman, Lamborghini, USA at the exclusive exhibit area at Pebble Beach Concours.

Jazz Musician Jon Barnes shakes hands with Thomas Brinkmann, Lamborghini, USA at the exclusive exhibit area at Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

After signing autographs, he played his trumpet for small and large groups at the world renown auto event on California’s CentralCoast.

Published reports show Monterey Car Week attracted a record crowd and a new record in sales at the world auction at nearly $302 million in rare vehicles.

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After playing a few notes for Lamborghini auto show fans, Jazz musician, Jon Barnes posed for a picture with Thomas Brinkmann, Reg. Mgr., US, N. Region, Automobili Lamborghini America, LLC. at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

And speaking of rare Barnes brought his one-of-a-kind daCarbo Trumpet (made of carbon- fiber materials) and play a few notes for dignitaries. He also was invited inside the exclusive lawn area at the exhibits of like Ferrari, Bugatti, Laraki and Mercedes-Benz for a few more photos with owners of each brand.

The new hybrid Porsche 918, which has two electric motors, is also made of carbon fiber materials to make it lighter. On top and at the back of the hybrid, is the catalytic converter and exhausts, usually found under the car. It has an aerodynamic body design and according to owner Frank Wallister, it can go zero to 60 MPH in 2.7 seconds.

MAYO Communications with Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance.

Jon Barnes on Trumpet at the Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance.

There were a half-dozen auction companies according to the Los Angeles Times that sold 726 cars during the annual weeklong gathering of car fans in Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach. It amounts to a jump of nearly 15 percent more than last year, according to Hagerty Insurance, which tracks classic car values.

According to those people keeping track RM Auctions sold a rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider for $27.5 million on Saturday night making it the most expensive car to hit the road ever sold at an auction.  

Monterey Auto Week   

All over Monterey County from classic cars to hybrid sports cars took to the streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with automobiles of yesteryear.

The Concours D’ Elegance, Pebble Beach is a spectacular annual event where exhibits of some of the most unusual, eye-popping  pre-war and post-war cars, along with the latest in concept car designs. It is a long tradition going back more than a half century, the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. It is where the world’s collector cars meet and compete.

Only the 175 best collector cars in the world roll on to the legendary 18th fairway at Pebble Beach and only a few of them will get recognition for style, technical merit and historical accuracy of their vehicles. It is one of the most spectacular auto shows around the globe. 

Right now, music master Barnes is in studio writing music for Arturo Sandoval, who along with lead vocalist, Skip Martin of Kool and the Gang toured Europe for the Monster Cable-sponsored daCarbo Jazz Festival.

With MayoPR.com Musicians (L-R) Justin Horrell, Brian Lech and Jon Barnes and his Swiss-made daCarbo trumpet at the Concours D' Elegance, Pebble Beach, CA in the exhibit lawn area.

(L-R) Musicians Justin Howell, Brian Leach pose for a photo with Jon Barnes at the Jon Barnes at Pebble Beach, Concours D’ Elegance, Lamborghini exhibits.

Barnes has also produced a CD celebrating Miles Davis music. The cover features Barnes and a Miles Davis commemorative United States Postal Service Stamp. The music pays respect and honor to Miles Davis. Barnes original music was written after attending the ceremonies in New York and  at The Hollywood Bowl. To order a copy visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jonbarnes2

For more information about Jon Barnes and updates on his performances visit his blog at http://jonbarnesofficial.com/ The official website is: Barnesandnotes.com. Twitter: @thatsjonbarnes, Facebook.com/JonBarnesMusic.

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