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SwanRise Productions PRESENTS Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Gala
RECORD TICKET SALES TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA
TUCSON, November 23, 2015 – SwanRise Productions, LLC is pleased to announce that it will once again bring the best New Year's Eve show in the country, Rick Braun's New Year's Eve Gala, to Tucson on Wednesday, December 30, and Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. Ticket sales for the annual event have consistently well outpaced all previous years and a sellout crowd is expected to ring in the New Year in style that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber international jazz musician headliners with him each year. This year he is bringing high energy saxophonists Mindi Abair and Euge Groove, along with vocalist Larry Braggs, formerly of Tower of Power. The night's festivities will get started with New York City guitarist Matt Marshak and Tucson vocalist Crystal Stark. On Wednesday, December 30, the party will get started with a casual concert on the resort premises for attendees of the New Year's festivities. This concert features the dynamic saxophonist Will Donato from Palm Desert, California and many other surprises. The two day event will benefit the Autism Society and the University of Arizona scholarship fund of The Black Chamber of Arizona.
"This themed event is a destination for contemporary jazz lovers across the country with seventy five percent of the attendees coming from outside of Tucson" says Sandy Riser, co-owner of SwanRise Productions. "Rick Braun is an exceptional musical partner and the team at Starr Pass delivers their best to help us bring an event of this caliber to Southern Arizona."
The evening will include a gourmet dinner, midnight champagne toast, dancing and seven hours of live music. "The theme we implemented for the event last year was a great hit with our regulars who come year after year" says Pete Swan, co-owner of SwanRise Productions. "The Blue Chicago theme is no exception with everything from a Chicago Prohibition Speakeasy to a cozy Blues Club to set the stage for all of the live entertainment."
In addition to the reception and dinner, this year will also include an after party in a Chicago Blues club atmosphere featuring local artists Lew Lepley on piano and vocalist Angel Diamond along with a very late night snack.
About SwanRise Productions SwanRise Productions is a concert production company dedicated to bringing live music to a mixture of audience musical tastes in Southern Arizona. The company is a joint effort by local musician, Peter Swan, and local business owner, Sandy Riser, who collectively have over 60 years of music and business expertise. They use that expertise to bring an exceptional experience to their concert attendees, while also fulfilling their commitment to raise funds to support the needs of the local community.