Smooth jazz guitarist Peter White is set to depart for Cuba this holiday weekend where he’ll spend Labor Day performing for over 6,000 members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed at the Guantanamo Bay military base. The British recording artist, who resides in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, will perform as part of the 2nd Annual Guantanamo Bay Jazz Festival. The base is home to all five branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
“It’s quite an honor to be able to perform for the men and women who are proudly serving and devoting their lives to protecting our freedom,” said an excited White. “I’m looking forward to the adventure.”
White released his ninth solo album on Columbia Records in March. The first single from Confidential, “Talkin’ Bout Love,” was his twelfth #1 radio hit. His new single, “How Does It Feel,” entered the national radio chart this week and has begun its march to the top. In May, the Mediabase 24-7 radio airplay tracking service revealed that White is the most played artist in the entire smooth jazz radio format. For more than a decade, his distinctive acoustic guitar melodies combined with R&B, jazz, pop and Latin rhythms have helped shape and define the musical genre. A four-time consecutive winner of the National Smooth Jazz Awards Guitarist of the Year honor, White has formed a lasting bond with fans through passionate and energetic concert performances.Posted by Peter Böhi at September 4, 2004 6:34 AM