Jazz Up the Holidays With the First Annual “Concerts On The Shore” Series at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

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“A Peter White Christmas” On the Friday After Thanksgiving and Brian Culbertson Headlines New Year’s Eve

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Ring in the holiday season and the New Year at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa with the first annual “Concerts On The Shore” jazz series. The beachfront resort will be decked out in its holiday finest, offering expansive views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean while guests enjoy jazz greats including Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius and Larry Braggs, Peter White and more.

The festivities begin on November 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, with A Peter White Christmas, featuring jazz guitarist Peter White with saxophonist Mindi Abair and trumpeter Rick Braun. This talented group began ringing in the holidays nearly a decade ago, performing unique arrangements of holiday favorites and seasonal standards. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, White combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. Abair, one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, has sold a half million records as a solo artist, and is now well-known as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Braun’s done just about everything, from backing the likes of Rod Stewart and Sade to stepping out into the spotlight as a vocalist and a master of the trumpet and flugelhorn.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the November 29 show are on sale now starting at $55 for the Reserved Section, $75 for the Premium Section, and $100 for VIP Seating and Reception, which includes a reserved seat at an intimate table in front of the stage, VIP Reception with the artists.

Brian Culbertson will headline the New Year’s Eve show on December 31, which promises to be an exciting evening, including a plated dinner and dancing in the resort’s formal ballroom. Culbertson, a keyboardist and trombonist, is an award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer who is best known for his debut album “Long Night Out” and is currently revisiting that first collection of songs that will be released in February 2014 as “Another Long Night Out.” He has released more than 13 albums, toured the world and has been at the top of Billboard and radio charts. Culbertson will play two sets and plans to play well into the New Year.

Opening the evening will be contemporary saxophonist Eric Darius and vocalist Larry Braggs. Darius combines, his distinctive and fresh sound with the passionate vocals of Larry Braggs. Known for pushing musical boundaries from Jazz, Hip-Hop and Pop, Darius has four critically acclaimed albums, a number one hit single and five top 10 radio hits. Braggs, with a vocal range over three octaves, has become one of the most electrifying entertainers on tour. He is well-known as the lead vocalist for the legendary soul band “Tower of Power,” and as a solo artist he has become one of the most sought after artists in the business.

The doors will open on New Year’s Eve at 6:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy a DJ throughout dinner, which will be served at 7:00pm. The opening act begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and all tickets include music and dancing, a reserved seat in the Grand Ballroom, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors. VIP Dinner Package includes a three-course dinner of surf and turf for $225 per person; Premium Seats are $150 per person, and Reserved are $95 per person.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased by calling (949) 360-7800 or by visiting http://www.concertsontheshore.com/. All tickets are subject to service and shipping fees. Artists and times are subject to change.

About the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa features 517 tastefully appointed guestrooms, including 57 suites, offering guests sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Resort amenities include the 20,000 square foot Pacific Waters Spa, Slyders water playground, a tranquil lagoon-style swimming pool, Shubee’s and Mankota’s Poolside Bar and Cafés, and “The Village,” an eclectic shopping experience with everything from pizza to surf memorabilia and fine art. The resort is also home to the largest collection of function space along the Orange County coastline with over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. For further information call 714.698.1234 or visit http://huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com.

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