Resort’s Premier Music Series Featuring World-Class Musicians at the The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Four Jazz Concerts Scheduled Through March

By Chris Clemens

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa has announced the next line-up of jazz musicians for the continuing series of “Grooves at the Westin.” In partnership with Apaulo Music Productions, the concert series resumes on Saturday February 6 and goes through March, bringing an all-star line-up of veteran Jazz and R&B performers to the desert. Featured talent includes The Rippingtons with Russ Freeman, Peter White, Craig Chaquico, Jonathan Butler, Louis Price, Everette Harp, Lynne Fiddmont, Michael Paulo, and others.

Following are the concert dates and performers:

February 6, 2016 – R&B/Jazz All Stars

Featuring Jazz and Gospel guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, former lead singer of The Temptations and Drifters Louis Price, saxman Everette Harp, vocalist Lynne Fiddmont, and All-Star band: Freddie Washington on bass, Land Richards on drums, Michael Paulo on sax and more. Tickets for R&B/Jazz All Stars: www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=826344

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February 20, 2016 – Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons

The Rippingtons is a contemporary smooth jazz, jazz pop, and crossover jazz group formed in 1986 by guitarist and band leader Russ Freeman. Tickets for The Rippingtons: www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=826346

March 5, 2016 – Peter White and special guests

UK smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist and songwriter, Peter White is a 20-year veteran on the scene. Tickets for Peter White: www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=826871

March 26, 2016 – Jefferson Starship legendary guitar man Craig Chaquico

Beyond Starship, Craig Chaquico is a Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist and New Age artist. He was the original founding member and former guitarist of Jefferson Starship. Tickets for Craig Chaquico: www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=826872

All concerts take place in a beautiful resort setting in the Westin Ballroom or the outdoor Masters Plaza and begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 for general open seating, $45 for gold reserved seating, $60 for table seats that have cocktail and menu service, and $85 for premier seating and the VIP Reception to meet the artist and enjoy gourmet appetizers, wine and other beverages.  Concert Series Packages are also available from $160 to $300, and there is a 20 percent discount through Feb. 5 for the series package.

In addition, a special three-course dinner package, is available for $99 per person. The dinner package includes prime seating in the ballroom for indoor concerts or at Fireside Lounge for the outdoor concerts. All seats offer exceptional views of the concert. For dinner seating tickets call (760) 770-2150.

For more information about the concerts visit www.westinmissionhills.com/grooves. Sponsorships for the jazz series are also available by contacting Jim Pedone at (760) 770-2143 or via email at jim.pedone@westin.com.

For more information about the resort visit www.westinmissionhills.com or call (760) 770-2150. The resort is located at 71333 Dinah Shore Drive in Rancho Mirage. Discounted room rates are available starting at $129++ per night based on availability, by using code “JAZZ” when booking at (877) 253-0041.

  • Louis Price

  • Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson

  • Michael Paulo

  • Craig Chaquico

  • Peter White

  • The Rippingtons