Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice!! the wildly popular A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove is coming to the Emerald Coast,Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm (CT), 2016 in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, FL, at 100 College Blvd. East on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. The event is another Seabreeze 106.3 FM smooth jazz event and is sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast year after year. Tickets to this Guest Event at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center are now on sale and avaiable from the center’s Box Office, by phone, web or in-person. The front four rows on the floor (rows AA, BB, CC & DD) are $80 each. All main floor and balcony seats are $40 each. Call (850) 729-6000 or toll-free 1-888-838-ARTS(2787) Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (central time) or purchase online exclusively through the non-profit center’s official website at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org
Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world renowned. Euge Groove adds a dynamic charm to his music with exquisite saxophone artistry and wisdom. Rick Braun is a masterful trumpet/flugelhorn player whose warm tones transform the simplest melody into a work of art. They have each separately sold millions of records and their combined fans will surely appreciate this special performance of Christmas chestnuts!
Peter recalls: “My earliest memories of Christmas were probably not much different from many other people: snowflakes, tinsel, Santa Claus, reindeer and the opening of presents surrounded by family. As a child my father taught me to play Christmas music on my first instrument, the recorder, and my love for Christmas music has endured throughout the years. I hope this tour will be an opportunity for many Smooth Jazz fans to enjoy their favorite Christmas songs in a family setting. You know, I might even bring my recorder!”
Peter White’s classic acoustic guitar style can be enjoyed through an ever-growing and best-selling catalog including his latest release on Heads Up “Smile ” (2014).
Says Rick Braun: “Christmas reminds me of the cold weather in PA where I grew up and long car trips with my family with the windows all steamy and rolled up, seeing lights in the windows of houses and then being with my dad and the whole family for turkey and football.” Rick’s latest CD on Artistry Music is “Can You Feel It” (2014). Euge Groove is a quadruple threat; the saxophonist, composer, producer and DJ, has built an impressive career as a free spirit who remains true to his own artistic vision. It is no wonder the charismatic saxophonist has been able to record a string of #1 hits and garner a devoted following.