Saturday, May 9, 2009

Liquor Group and Happy Vodka Sponsor Jazz Music Series

St. Augustine FL - Liquor Group and their flagship Happy Vodka brand were sponsors for the kickoff concert of the St. Augustine Cool Jazz Music Series featuring vocalist and guitarist Steve Oliver with special guest The Blake Gaines Quartet. The series is hosted by SanMar Productions and will offer concerts throughout the summer of 2009 at the Flagler College Auditorium in downtown St. Augustine.

Steve Oliver is a widely recognized jazz stylist who has been nominated for such prestigious awards as Best New Artist and Best Guitar Player at the 2003 National Smooth Jazz Awards and Best Smooth Jazz Recording of 1999 by the Association for Independent Music (AFIM). Oliver tours extensively, performing over 200 dates a year and appeared with a wide range of stars before launching his solo instrumental career.

Blake Gaines is an almost legendary jazz bassist who has appeared with a broad array of jazz stars. His many recordings have received rave reviews from critics.

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