Marc Antoine, Brian Simpson and Shilts

Smooth Jazz

Thu, May 6

Marc Antoine

Smooth jazz/jazz fusion guitarist Marc Antoine is heavily influence by Roma gypsy music. He first came to the public eye in the late 1980s playing with Basia and has since backed artists like for marquee artists such as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Selena, Queen Latifah and George Benson. In addition, his songs have appeared in films like Get Shorty, Patch Adams and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Brian Simpson

A longtime studio musician, musical director, and touring keyboardist to stars as diverse as Janet Jackson and Dave Koz, Brian Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist with his 2006 debut It’s All Good. He also is a composer, whose hits include “The First Time,” a No. 1 hit in 1991 for Surface. When not working on his own music, Simpson tours with artists like George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton and Billy Cobham.


British-born sax player Paul “Shilts” Weimar has never forgot that the key to playing music is to keep that sense of play. That’s why he proudly calls himself a “cheeky cockney chappy.” His high energy solos have been an integral part of the music of British groups like the Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai.

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