Brian Culbertson Talks Hyatt Festival, Funk Tour & More

Brian Culbertson takes the stage this Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival presented by Bank of the West. He’s no stranger to the festival, having performed there numerous times and he’s a real fan favorite with his high energy band and outstanding horn section. Brian called in to talk about the festival, his brand new Funk tour and his popular Napa Valley Jazz Getaway.

Segment 1
Brian is a perennial favorite at the Hyatt Festival. We talked about the venue and some of the things that make the festival so popular. The hotel is also the home of our summer concert series and if you’ve been, you know they’ve recently renovated. The hotel is full of festival attendees so it’s a 24 hour party all weekend long. Brian says musicians love to play there because of the knowledgeable fans and the great atmosphere.

Segment 2
Brian is very excited about a new tour that beigins this fall. It’s his Funk Tour, something he’s wanted to do for a long time. The tour celebrates the music he grew up with in Chicago, paying tribute to great groups like Earth, Wind and Fire and the many funk masters who hail from the Midwest and there will also be lots of Brian’s own funky brand of music too.

Segment 3
Later this month, Brian hosts his annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway. He’s been doing this since 2012, a five day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California’s famous wine region.

To find out more about the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the upcoming Funk Tour and all things B.C., visit and be sure to check out Brian and all the other great artists performing this weekend at the Hyatt Regency Newport Brach Jazz Festival presented by Bank of the West.

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