Experience the Wonder

NOVEMBER 2-6, 2023

Experience The Music, Magic, & Marvel

The Life Luxe Experience is an upscale and urbane event, designed to celebrate the best of culture, cuisine, and creativity while highlighting the universal influence of jazz across all musical genres.

Experience The Music

Appreciate the depth and breadth of jazz, and its legacy, through our outstanding line-up of world-class artists.

BelL Biv Devoe

Multi-platinum group Bell Biv Devoe – Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and Ron Devoe – have been bridging the gap between R&B and Hip-Hop music with a pop-feel-appeal-to-it for more than 25 years. A direct byproduct of the hugely successful 1980’s vocal quintet “New Edition”, “BBD” merged the irresistible sounds of Hip-Hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies.

The group’s wildly successful debut album Poison sold 4 million copies and featured 4 classic hits. In addition to the the Platinum selling title track, the album featured “Do Me,” “When Will I See You Smile Again,” and “BBD…I Thought It Was Me.” BBD’s follow up album, “WBBD-Bootcity” (A Remix LP)“ sold over 700,000 units, while the 1993 album Hootie Mack was gold-certified.

Presently, the group is still going strong! BBD’s many accolades include numerous Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, countless “Keys to The City,” as well as an abundance of esteemed salutations for their many humanitarian efforts. Not only do they continue to tours regularly as BBD, [as members of New Edition] they have been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Soul Train and BET. Not to mention, coproducing the BET bio-pic; The New Edition Story. The 3 part miniseries has been seen by over 29 million viewers domestically and abroad. Ricky, Mike and Ron are stronger today than ever before. Since the early days with New Edition, BBD has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has won the hearts of millions of fans globally.

BBD’s extraordinary accomplishments have set them apart from their peers and have cemented them as pioneering icons in their own right.


Leela James is an American soul singer, born in Los Angeles, California. The acclaimed recording artist appreciates the eternal qualities of an undeniable star — raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that’s timeless.

eric benet

Eric Benét is a contemporary R&B singer with mild hip-hop and strong adult contemporary influences. As a teenager, he performed in a family vocal group (appropriately named Benét) with his sister and cousin. The group signed with EMI and released an eponymous album in 1992 that largely went unnoticed. Eric blazed his own trail as a solo artist shortly afterward, signing to Warner Bros. and releasing his debut album, True to Myself, in the fall of 1996. A Day in the Life followed in 1999. Its first single, a cover of Toto’s “Georgy Porgy,” was a moderate radio hit, but it was the album’s second single, “Spend My Life with You” (featuring Tamia), that helped put him on the map. The song went to number one on the Billboard R&B chart, was certified gold, and received a nomination for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Benét’s popularity was on the rise, and A Day in the Life went platinum and earned a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male.


Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band, Zapp & Roger) is an American funk band that emerged from Dayton, Ohio, United States, in 1977. Particularly influential in the electro subgenre of funk, Zapp were known for their trademark use of the talk-box effect.


Grammy and American Music Award nominees After 7 (Melvin Edmonds, Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell) best known
for their dynamic and distinctive R&B sound, marked a 32 year musical milestone in 2021.

In 1988, these three talented young men from Indianapolis, Indiana were brought to Virgin Records by the legendary hit-making duo Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds – Kevon and Melvin’s younger brother.

After 7 is a NAACP Image Award recipient and has received countless of other awards and accolades. The group will
continue to reach the hearts of fans worldwide and bring their message of passion and love through their music.

Mike Phillips

Contemporary jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips combines smooth, romantic riffs with a funky, hip-hop-influenced sound. Initially emerging as a sideman for Jill Scott in the 2000s, Phillips has played with a bevy of name artists, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Bootsy Collins. He has also distinguished himself with his own albums, including 2005’s Uncommon Denominator and 2020’s Pulling Off the Covers.

lee ritenour

Lee is an American jazz guitarist who has been active since the late 1960s. At the age of eight he started playing guitar and four years later decided on a career in music. When he was 16 he played on his first recording session with the Mamas & the Papas. He developed a love for jazz and was influenced by guitarist Wes Montgomery. At the age of 17 he worked with Lena Horne and Tony Bennett. He studied classical guitar at the University of Southern California.

kevin ross

An accomplished singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Kevin Ross determines his course on his own terms. The Washington, D.C.-born artist elevates R&B through eloquent songcraft, rich sonic architecture, and downright traffic-stopping vocals. Since launching his artist career in 2016, he has quietly risen to the forefront of the culture with over 100 million streams and counting, #1 Billboard entries on the Adult R&B Songs Chart, and countless sold-out shows. He initially made waves behind-the-scenes, penning hit-charting tunes for the likes of Trey Songz, Toni Braxton, Tank, and many more. As a solo artist, he wrote, recorded, and produced “Long Song Away” in 2016, toppling the R&B Songs chart at #1. In between collaborations with Kevin Hart, Ne-Yo, and T.I., he built a bulletproof discography highlighted by The Awakening [2017], Drive EP [2017], and Audacity Vol. 1-2 [2020].


Jazz In Pink is the world-renowned, all-female, all Star band based in Los Angeles, CA. In just six years, Jazz In Pink has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent and popular all-female, ensembles. They enjoy a growing social media presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Jazz In Pink delivers a mixed genre which is primarily Jazz with soul, R&B, symphonic, rock and hip hop undertones.


Innovate. Captivating. Powerful: three words that describe musician and music producer, Ron Jerome Avant, best known professionally as T.Nava. As a proficient keyboardist and ¼ of Anderson .Paak’s Grammy-nominated R&B/Soul band The Free Nationals, he lends his talents to synthesizers and backing vocals. The band’s effective and authoritative, yet innovative, ability to transform high-energy performances into soulful, cinematic experiences is evident by countless YouTube followers and millions of views.

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, T.Nava always finds a way to submerge himself into the music scene. His symphonic contributions and uniquely prolific vibes ascribe to his vehement musical foundation and upbringing. His roots of soul music stemmed from growing up in a family of singers and musicians. Music from iconic artists like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, and Oscar Peterson were always filling his home’s airways. During his humble beginnings, he taught himself how to play the family piano by ear. Shortly thereafter, he began to develop an interest in playing percussion and became a Jazz Studies student at the prestigious School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his high school tenure, he became a member of NuSoul, an award-winning Jazz/Neo-Soul trio, affording him the opportunity to travel all over the United States.

After graduating in 2005, T.Nava chose to attend the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. There, he began performing live at various churches and school concerts. Establishing notoriety as a professional musician, he built rapport and became a touring musician for Snoop Dogg, Willow and Jaden Smith, Nas, Dr. Dre, Brother Ali, The Pharcyde, and Mayer Hawthorne. Furthermore, he began to earn credits as a writer for Macy Gray, Carmit Bachar (Pussycat dolls), Bobby Brown, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, Fergie, and Jhené Aiko. In 2012, through his collaborative efforts, he officially joined forces with multi-instrumentalist, rapper, producer, and songwriter Anderson .Paak. As a result, soul-slapping albums LoveJoy (2012), Venice (2014), Yes, Lawd! (2016), Malibu (2016), Oxnard (2018), and Ventura (2019) were released – leading to tours internationally across Australia and Europe. Showing no signs of slowing down, T.Nava landed features on both the “Gidget” and “Oslo” tracks on the band’s funky, eclectic self-titled album. The buzzworthy album led to guest appearances on major platforms such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Sway in the Morning, Complex, The Guardian, Forbes, Hot New Hip Hop and more.

Host: Mark Curry

A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, who finally encouraged Mark to try his stand-up routine at area comedy clubs. With legendary comedian Richard Pryor as his inspiration, Mark made his debut in Oakland and eventually became the city’s most sought-after stand-up comic. His success there paved the way for comedy-club bookings all over the world.

After party djs:
Russ & CJ

host: Chris Spencer

He is a writer and producer, known for Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), Postal (2007) and Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013).

Sunday’s host:
Robin Latimore

Robin started singing as a little girl for devotion at her mother’s revival services and in church. “When your mom is the minister, you don’t have a choice”. It was her parents who sparked her musical interest. Her dad had a passion for traditional and contemporary jazz as well as big band swing, and her mom pushed gospel and inspirational music. Together, Robin developed a love for these two genres more than any other.

She is a graduate of The Fort Valley State College where her talent was nurtured and requested highly. After winning several talent competitions there, people started noticing that this young lady had talent. She joined her first band in 1988. The Darren Winters Ensemble displayed a huge array of different music styles and this was something that sparked Robin’s interest in singing more than one type of music. She is no stranger to R & B, Rap, Country Western, and other alternative genres. She is heavily influenced by her idols Phyliss Hyman, Layla Hathaway, Oleta Adams, The Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, Maysa, and Jennifer Holiday.

Even with all this, Robin couldn’t (and wouldn’t) escape her gospel heritage. She started working as a choir director in Warner Robins, Georgia at the age of 19 and has continued to share her views on gospel music as well as teaching it with several denominational churches. “It gives me such a rush when gospel music is sang and ministered with passion”. She continues to do this same type of work, as she is the current Music Director of a prominent Baptist church in Lithonia, Ga.

Currently, Robin is the lead vocalist for her band “Robin Latimore and the Bad Boys”. She has recently shared the stage with jazz greats Johnathan Butler, Maysa, Rachelle Ferrell, Michael Franks, Phil Perry, and Jeff Lorber. As exciting as that was, she anxiously awaits the release of her upcoming CD project. This project has an anticipated release of late Summer 2015.

With her already hectic schedule, she continues to flourish her self-made business, Robin’s Singing Telegrams of Atlanta. “This business will always be my baby. The looks of disbelief, the tears, and the shock of the whole experience makes me want to do this forever!”

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Experience the Magic of Los Cabos

Travel to this breathtaking destination for a joyful weekend complete with all the luxuries and events necessary to stop time and entertain you mind, body, and soul. Live your Luxe Life while staying at our impressive class of 5-star resorts, as you enjoy both the community and culture of beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.

Experience the Marvel of it All

Making friends and collecting memories are a big part of the Life Luxe Experience. We’ve curated a series of excursions and activities designed to explore Los Cabos in the most interesting and entertaining ways. From sailing to shopping, fishing to horseback riding, you’ll enjoy the wonder of it all.


Curated Experiences*

  • Wine Tasting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf Tournament
  • Sailing
  • Ladies on the Links
  • Spa Packages
  • Fishing
  • Eat. Play. Shop. in Cabo San Lucas

*Additional Fee

The Experience Ticket and Accommodation Packages

All our packages include oceanside accommodations complete with ground transportation, concert tickets, fine cuisine and top shelf beverages during the concerts, admission to the Reunion, Nightcap and Program events. Our all-inclusive host hotels are the Hyatt-Ziva, the Krystal Grand, and the Royal Solaris. The Viceroy has breakfast only plans. Ticket only purchases are also available.

LuxeUp Your Experience

Whether it’s your own villa complete with rooftop pool or upgrading your accommodations package with premium seating, level up your experience to bucket-list worthy proportions.


hyatt ziva

royal solaris

krystal grand


The Music

Enjoy our outstanding line-up of world-class artists, as you sit oceanside luxuriating under the stars.

The Magic

Meet us oceanside on Sea of Cortez for a great weekend of world class music, great food and good people.

The Marvel

Be and do you as we gather in joy to celebrate our culture and community in a place where you belong.

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