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Montalvo Arts Center

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Jazz Chat in the Studio with Chris Botti and David Benoit

Get to know two of the jazz world's most fascinating musicians! Four guests will have an exclusive opportunity to take part in this one-hour private conversation with trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti and legendary pianist David Benoit in the composer's studio at the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program. This one-of-a-kind event will take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct 4, and includes light fare and beverages in the studio; four tickets to the Chris Botti concert in Montalvo's Garden Theatre on Oct 4 at 7 pm; and CDs by both artists.
Donors: Chris Botti, David Benoit

Private Box for 10 in Montalvo's Garden Theatre for Oct. 4 Chris Botti Concert

Invite nine friends to join you for an evening of the exquisite musical stylings of Chris Botti. Begin your evening with cocktails in the Griffin Room before the concert, then sumptuous catered hors d’oeuvres and wine served in your private box. The package includes five parking passes, 10 tickets to the concert, $300 in hors d’oeuvres, a case of J. Lohr wine and your own concierge for the evening.

In-home Concert with Jazz Pianist Taylor Eigsti

Future jazz legend and two-time Grammy nominee Taylor Eigsti will give a concert in your home or at Montalvo in 2010! Eigsti started playing piano at an early age, and was quickly labeled a child prodigy. He began his stage career at age eight, opening for his friend and mentor, David Benoit. He has recorded and performed with jazz stars Dave Brubeck, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody, Ernestine Anderson, and others, establishing himself nationally - and internationally - for his imaginative improvisation and elctrifying rhythmic sensibility.
Donor: Taylor Eigsti

To sum up the skill of Taylor Eigsti...

"He's the most amazing talent I've ever come across. Remember him." - Dave Brubeck

Set sail to the Caribbean with some of your favorite smooth jazz artists!

What do you get when you combine some of the world's best jazz artists and breathtaking tropical locales?...THE SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE!

Join legendary saxophonist David Sanborn, music host of this spectacular seven-day Caribbean journey, with renowned musicians Marcus Miller, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, George Duke and MANY more! Experience your favorite music and mingle with the musicians on this luxurious cruise January 16-23, 2011, with ports of call to the stunning tropical islands of Nassau, St. Thomas, Tortola and Half Moon Cay.

You and a guest will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on America Holland, one of the highest-rated premium cruise lines, for this spectacular musical voyage that also includes comedy and some fun surprises! Accommodations include a 254 sq. ft. DELUXE VERANDA OCEAN-VIEW STATEROOM with two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed, full bath, sitting area, private veranda and floor to ceiling windows!

Note: Airfare not included; port charges, taxes, gratuity and fuel surcharges of of $325 per person not included; includes all meals, shows and onboard events produced by Jazz Cruises, LLC.; valid for January 16-23, 2011, only.

Zeppelin Ride for 10 with Champagne!

See the Bay Area from new heights in an exciting, one-of-a-kind adventure on the largest airship in the world! Airship Ventures’ Eureka offers the only passenger Zeppelin flight service in America. Enjoy a limousine ride from Montalvo to Moffett Field, where you and 10 guests will board Eureka and enjoy a 90-minute flight, champagne onboard and even choose your own route! Once you're done, the limo will take you back to Montalvo. This will be one flight you won't soon forget!