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Smooth Jazz Festivals and Events

Welcome to our Concert Calendar page! We hope you find something jazzin' in your neck of the woods. This page will be updated regularly; so, be sure to check back often! Please note that all dates and lineups are subject to change. Be sure to check the venue for confirmation.

 

Upcoming Smooth Jazz Festivals and Events – 2017

 

NOW – October 1, 2017 – Jazz in the Park (various locations), Birmingham, AL

Magic City Smooth Jazz presents their 7th Annual Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series, bringing various forms of jazz to the culturally underserved communities in Alabama at no cost. FREE concerts on Sundays from now til October at various parks in the Greater Birmingham area. Artists include Marc Antoine, Steve Oliver, Brian Simpson, Four80East and more! Building Community Through Jazz.

More information: magiccitysmoothjazz.com

 

 

August 16, 2017 – Chene Park Jazzy Nights, Detroit, MI

Jazzy Nights are back on Wednesday nights at Chene Park in Detroit! This beautiful waterfront park is the epicenter of live entertainment in the heart of downtown Detroit.

Artists include Lalah Hathaway and many more!

More information: cheneparkdetroit.com

 

 

August 16, August 25, 2017 – Smooth Cruise Summer Series, New York, NY

,New York’s favorite summer jazz series in coming back on board the Hornblower Infinity as you cruise the scenic Hudson River, past the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

August 16 – Najee

August 25 – The Stylistics

More information: www.smoothjazznewyork.com/events

 

NOW – August 24, 2017 – Bradford Jazz on the Green, Bradford, CT

What started out as a sweet free Sunday afternoon of music turned into a jazz-focused Thursday night ‘groove before the weekend’ to stimulate the local economy. The tradition continues now in its 8th season of local and international artists til the end of August!

8/17 – Rhythm Future Quartet

8/24 – Eric Darius

More information: www.branfordjazz.com

 

 

NOW – October 13, 2017 – Bank of the West Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

The popular Friday night series is back at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Southern California!  Enjoy a great evening of cool music with friends while the sun sets over the beautiful Back Bay. 

August 18 – Maceo Parker / The Family Stone

August 25 – Brian McKnight

September 1 – Gino Vannelli

September 15 – West Coast Jam (Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Norman Brown)

September 22 – An Evening with Richard Marx

September 29 – Fourplay (Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, Harvey Mason)

October 6 – Jeffrey Osborne / Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

October 13 – Special Guest to be announced

More information: series.hyattconcerts.com

 

August 20, 2017 – Smooth Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA 

From the classic Smooth Jazz of Dave Koz to the funky sounds of the Ohio Players and more, prepare yourself for a laid-back, groove-filled midsummer evening!

Artists include Dave Koz & Friends, Ohio Players, EPK (Euge Groove, Peter White & Keiko Matsui) and Morgan James.

More information: Click here

 

August 20, 2017 – February 17, 2018 – Montrose Room, Chicago, IL

Our good friends at SmoothChicago.com continue to bring the best of the Smooth Jazz world to our friends in the Big Windy! Big name artists are coming each month to the intimate Montrose Room – so many, that I’m almost wishing that SmoothChicago.com could bottle up their cool mojo and bring it to all corners of the world so that we could partake in their greatness! Don’t miss any and all of these artists coming to the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

August 20 – Richard Elliot

August 26 – Tribute to the music of Earth Wind & Fire

September 16 – Najee

September 30 – Urban Jazz Coalition

October 7 – Keiko Matsui

October 21 – Mindi Abair

October 28 – Jonathan Butler

November 11 – Alex Bugnon

November 25 – Tribute to the music of Santana with the Rico Band

December 2 – Eric Darius

*December 16 – Brian Culbertson (tickets not yet on sale)

December 29 – Peter White

December 31 – New Years Eve  Celebration with Paul Taylor

*February 17, 2018 – Nick Colionne and Steve Cole (tickets not yet on sale)

More information: www.smoothchicago.com

 

NOW  – October 14, 2017 – Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series, Temecula, CA

Now in its 29th year of providing stellar entertainment along with exceptional champagne and gourmet dining, this annual concert series is a favorite among connoisseurs of the Temecula Valley Wine Country in California. This intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace overlooks the vineyards and the valley, offering a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California.

August 20 – Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright

August 27 – An Evening with Ottmar Liebert

September 8 – Melissa Etheridge – M.E. Live (just added!)

September 9 – Dave Koz & Larry Graham Side by Side

September 10 – Dave Koz & Larry Graham Side by Side

September 16 – West Coast Jam with Rick Braun, Norman Braun & Richard Elliot

September 23 – Keiko Matsui and Poncho Sanchez

September 24 – Boney James (just added!)

September 30 – Brian Culbertson (just added!)

October 1 – Guitar Tango featuring Peter White & Marc Antoine

October 7 – Jeffrey Osborne

October 14 – An Evening with Chris Botti

More information: click here

 

August 25, 2017 – Downtown Jazz Summer Series, Winston-Salem, NC

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership is proud to announce the 20th annual Summer Music Series.  The FREE concerts brings a cool vibe of smooth sounds by combining national and international artists with local musicians to the downtown area over the course of the summer!  The last show of the series features Eric Darius with DJ Reggie Reg opening for Eric. Time to get your last groove on in Winston-Salem!

More information: www.downtownws.com

 

August 25-26, 2017 – Jazz Festival Extravaganza – Houston, TX

The Martini Blu Jazz Café brings you its first annual Jazz Festival Extravaganza to Houston! Two nights of stellar entertainment under the stars, great food and a cool vibe that Martini Blu is known for. Artists include Alex Bugnon, Kim Waters, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Althea Rene’, Julian Vaughn, Bob Baldwin, Michael Ward and many others.

More information: www.martiniblu1.com

 

August 26, 2017 – Freedom Music Series, Charlotte, NC

Smooth and funky Chigago guitarist Nick Colionne closes out the FREE Freedom Music Series in Freedom Park!  Bring a lawn chair!  Concessions will be sold…please, no tents, oversized umbrellas or outside alcohol will be permitted. Freeport Jazz will open for Nick.

More information: www.charlotteagenda.com or click here

 

August 27, 2017 – 15th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival, Gardena, CA

Join Brian Culbertson for a hot time in Gardena, California for the 15th annual Gardena Jazz Festival! It’s a concert celebration of the original American   art form that is jazz music. Just a short hop from LAX and you’re there!

Other artists include David Sanborn, Brian Simpson and Jeanette Harris, Louie Cruz Beltran, Johnny Britt and the Long Beach Poly Jazz Combo.

More information: www.gardenajazzfestival.com

 

August 27, 2017 – REVV Summer Concerts at The Centre, Escondido, CA

Lexus Escondido has created a summer lineup of premium concerts that cater to every sense of fine dining, entertainment, excitement, romance, and sophistication rolled into a perfectly wrapped package tagged REVV! on the Moonlight Veranda. Tickets are now available; VIP and dinner packages also available at RevvConcerts.com.

August 27 – John Pizzarelli with Jessica Molaskey

More information:  thecentreescondido.com

 

 

August 31 – September 3, 2017 – Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival, Cancun, Mexico

Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival is an All-Inclusive music festival that takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, located approximately 45 minutes south of Cancun, Mexico, just northeast of Tulum. The festival is a 4-day event taking place August 31 thru September 3, 2017. There is also a 7-day package now available from August 28 thru September 3, 2017, which will include 3 days of excursions along with the 4 night music package.

Artists include George Benson, Kenny G, Norman Brown, and Keiko Matsui, among many others.

The Cancun Jazz Festival is an All-inclusive festival which means your ticket not only includes the great entertainment it also includes your food and beverages, yes even the alcoholic beverages!

More information: http://cancunjazz.com/

 

September 1-3, 2017 – Riverfront Jazz Festival, Dallas, TX

Labor Day weekend is gonna be HOT in Dallas when Curtis King brings you the inaugural show in the Lone Star state! King has traveled the country for 15 years to frequent and study major music festivals to bring you the best of Jazz, Blues and Soul for one weekend on three stages while also showcasing promising youth artists from Dallas/Fort Worth and around the country for your listening pleasure. Shop through vendor booths, experience diverse foods and enjoy music performances produced by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL), which has entertained and served the community for almost 40 years.

Artists include Pieces of a Dream, Martha Wash, Ruben Studdard, Alex Bugnon, Jon Secada, Kim Waters, Phil Perry, Erykah Badu, Jeff Lorber, Rahsaan Patterson, Will Downing, Oleta Adams, Najee, Jazz in Pink featuring Karen Briggs, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Rachelle Ferrell, Peter White, Paul Taylor, Euge Groove and many more!

More information: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org/

 

September 1 – 3, 2017 — 9th Annual Greater Charleston Low Country Jazz Festival, North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC

Jazzing with a Purpose — Experience a great Labor Day weekend of powerful jazz in Greater Charleston, SC. The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is a 2,300 seat proscenium theater. Since its opening in 1999, the Performing Arts Center has hosted a variety of events, including major concerts, family shows, ballets and symphonies, art festivals and more.

This year’s lineup includes Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, among others.

More information: http://www.lowcountryjazzfest.com/

 

September 2, 2017 – Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition, Pensacola, FL

Bring your lawn chairs, your coolers and get ready for a HOT time at this year’s Summer Fest!

Artists include Boney James, Mindi Abair, Cindy Bradley, Nick Colionne, Althea Rene’, Gregg Karukas and Antoine Knight.

More information: https://www.gulfcoastsummerfestjazzedition.com/

 

September 2-3, 2017 – 7th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, High Point, NC

While many connect saxophone artist and visionary John Coltrane to Philly, Coltrane was born in Hamlet, NC and first learned to play the sax while growing up in High Point. Since 2009, this festival – borne from the committee formed to commemorate this jazz great’s life with a statue – has succeeded in bringing the very top names in jazz, paid homage to the blues and celebrated the life and musical legacy of jazz’ greatest artists. The festival attracts a growing audience and has become a destination point each Labor Day Weekend.

Artists include Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Eddie Palmieri, Special EFX, Spyro Gyra, Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo and many more.

More information: www.coltranejazzfest.com

 

September 7,  September 23, 2017 – HuskyShows Summer Concert Series at McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

It’s going to be a HOT time in Sacramento this summer at a new venue – The Hangar at McClellan Conference Center – but the same world-class style you’ve come to love with HuskyShows!  While we mourn the loss of the outdoor Grove at the Red Lion Hotel, we’re looking forward to what Tom Huskiens has in store at this larger indoor venue!

September 7 – Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright (rescheduled from June 2)

September 23 – Boney James

More information: www.huskyshows.com

 

September 8-10, 2017 – Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival, Harrisburg, PA

11th Annual Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival is about to get underway!

Beautiful Fort Hunter Park is the place to be as national, regional and local recording artists  along with top wineries, craft and food vendors welcome you to Central Pennsylvania. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a fun-filled great weekend!

Artists include Joey DeFrancesco + the People, Eric Roberson, Kim Waters, Chelsy Green with Jeanette Harris and David P. Stevens, Eric Darius with Jeff Bradshaw and many more!

More information: www.dauphincounty.org

 

September 8-10, 2017 – 2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival, Oxnard, CA

This three-day event is fun for the entire family! Besides a great festival lineup that includes Gerald Albright, Adam Hawley, David P. Stevens, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Jessy J, Jonathan Butler, Malo Anthology and Pamela Williams and more, other offerings include Friday Comedy night, an ‘All White After Party’ and opportunities for wine tours, brunches, golfing and spa day (PLEASE NOTE that these options are SEPARATE optional paid offerings that are not inclusive to the Jazz Festival in the Park.)

More information: oxnardjazzfestival.com

 

September 9, 2017 – Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens Signature Events, Fallbrook, CA

Southern California’s premiere wedding and event venue in the San Diego area opens their doors to the public to host some incredible Jazz and Wine festivals throughout the summer. Along with extraordinary food and wine, these shows are an experience for ALL of your senses!

September 9, 2017 – Jazz & Wine Festival featuring Fourplay

More information: grandtradition.com

 

September 15, 2017 – Oli Silk at Jagz, Ascot, UK

Join keyboardist Oli Silk as he returns to where it all began for Sugar and Silk (before teaming up with James Vargas and long before his solo career} 15 years ago! Backed by the best of the best musicians and flanked by DJ Richard Edwards, Oli promises ‘a night of unrivaled musical ecstasy and aural delight!’ So head on down to Ascot and get ready to party like it’s 2001!

More information: tinyurl.com/olisilk

 

September 23, 2017 – Sax on the River’s Smooth Jazz Concert for the Cure, Sacramento, CA

A fabulous local show near and dear to my heart. This little festival has grown over the years to where it outgrew its name and cozy backyard setting on the water to its new home at the McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove, CA (a stone’s throw from the state capital). The music is still fantastic and the benefit for this show is still the same – raising funds for breast cancer prevention and research. Originally held in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the show will run in September to lead the pack to find a cure.

This year’s featured artists will be Marcus Anderson, Phil Denny, Adam Hawley and Cecil Ramirez. Great food, fabulous wine and a great time is guaranteed!

More information: www.saxontheriver.com

 

September 26, 2017 – 3rd Annual Jammin’ for One Gen Away Concert, Franklin, TN

Join contemporary saxophonist Michael Lington as he returns to headline for the third time at the historic Franklin Theatre to benefit the works of One Generation Away, a group dedicated to providing emergency food service to those in need via mobile pantries as well as through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, law enforcement, churches, civic groups and others who want to wipe hunger off the face of America.

This star-studded event includes country star James Otto and the debut of country duo, The Okies, with Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members Dave Innis and Paul Gregg (Restless Heart} plus surprise guests.

All artists are donating their time and talent and 100% of the proceeds will benefit OneGen. For every dollar raised, OneGenAway can purchase $16 of nutritious food to distribute to families in need in Middle Tennessee.

More information: www.onegenaway.com

 

September 26 – October 1, 2017 – Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, Algarve, Portugal

Hey European Smoothies, are ya ready to party? Then look no further than to our friends in Portugal who are excited to share a six-day festival full of great half-day excursions and nighttime concerts with the best of the best in Smooth Jazz and will, for the first time ever, be featuring an All-star Jam Session!

Artists include Keiko Matsui, Richard Elliot, Paul Brown, Kirk Whalum, Brian Culbertson, Paul Jackson Jr., Jackiem Joyner, Tom Braxton, Larry Braggs and John Stoddart.

More information: www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de

 

September 29-30, 2017 – Vrroom VIP Mini Jazz Fest, Durham, NC

For their inaugural festival, the producers wanted a unique Jazz experience in a small and intimate setting. So they’ve decided on creating a festival at a small venue with an amazing lineup, room packages for their out of town guests, Mix & Mingles and other surprises all included with each ticket. The original host hotel has now sold out, but they’ve made arrangements at another hotel with a discounted rate for those coming in for the festival if you book before August 30.

Artists include Marcus Johnson, Brian Simpson, Marcus Anderson, Jeanette Harris, Phillip “Doc” Martin, Althea Rene’, John Dillard and Joe Lindsay.

More information: www.vrroomvipjazzfest.com

 

September 30, 2017 – Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

The Apaulo Productions brand is synonymous with great music, a fun time and big-name talent for your buck…and this time, it’s no exception! Join producer and saxophonist Michael Paulo at the Liliu Theater in the Hawaii Convention Center when he brings, for the first time, trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Ray Parker Jr to play! It’s guaranteed that this WILL be a party…bring your dancing shoes!

More information: www.apaulomusic.com

 

September 30, 2017 – Stockton Jazz Festival,  Stockton, CA

SMA Entertainment presents Nick Colionne LIVE to the Weber Point Event Center. Two stages full of Jazz, Blues, Funk and Salsa; food, drinks, arts & crafts and so much more!Other artists include Jazz in Pink, Julian Vaughn, Jeff Taboloff, Sonny Fairly and Sweet Tea.

More information: www.smaent.com

 


October 6-8, 2017 – Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, Slidell, LA

It’s always a pleasure to tell others about new festivals and this is one of them!  Join festival founders and Smooth Jazz aficionados Wil and Diane Bias for the first annual Smooth Jazz festival in the New Orleans area.  This couple has traveled to and  have produced many shows and wanted to bring their love for the music to the Northshore to spotlight Smooth Jazz as an educational and motivational tool while partnering with local government, civil organizations and the business community.

The three-day festival features a golf tournament on Friday, day-long jazz festival on Saturday and concludes with an indoor jam session on Sunday at the Harbor Center.

Artists include Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Steve Oliver, Marcus Anderson, 3rd Force, Joey Sommerville, Generation NeXt (Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree and Lebron), Bill Summers and Stephanie Jordan. More artists are still to be announced.

More information: www.camcityjazzfest.com

 

October 6-9, 2017 – Elan Trotman’s 4th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion and Golf Tournament, Barbados, West Indies

Have some fun in the sun Columbus Day weekend! Join saxman/host Elan Trotman for his 4th annual island festival, where ‘Bigger but Simpler’ is the mandate for a great time. The schedule not only allows for plenty of downtime to enjoy the tropical beauty of the island, but for the second year, Trotman’s Golf Charity will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.   Artists include Brian Simpson, Norman Brown, Jeanette Harris, Julian Vaughn, Will Downing, Marion Meadows and the Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds.

More information: barbadosjazzexcursion.com

 

Oct. 7, 2017, Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell, LA

This inaugural star-studded festival brings some of the best contemporary artists from around the world to the beautiful banks of Lake Pontchartrain on the Northshore in Slidell, Louisiana.

Talent lineup includes Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Chieli Minucci, 3rd Force, Steve Oliver, and more!

More information: http://camelliacitysmoothjazzfestival.com/

 

October 11-15, 2017 – Smooth Hot Jazz Festival, Madrid, Spain

For the very first time, the city of Madrid will present a major Smooth Jazz festival! Situated at the Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Via on Gran Via 66, you’ll be in the heart of Spain’s mini-Broadway where you will find most of the main shows of the city. The festival is also offering tours and excursions (info not available at press time) that will be available but separate from the ticketed show event.

Artists include Dave Koz, Maysa, Najee, Jim Brickman, Kim Waters and many more from Italy and Spain.

For information: www.smoothhotjazzfest.com

 

October 12-15, 2017 – 28th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The popular festival has been the celebrated finale to the beach’s summer season for over 28 years! Besides being home to an amazing show of performances, the RBJF is the finale of a week-long series of live performances at various venues (a Straight Ahead fest called the True Blue Jazz Festival also runs 10/11-15 in Rehoboth Beach).

From Nick Colionne and Eric Darius, JJ Sansavarino, Will Donato, West Coast Jam (Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Norman Brown), Maysa, Peter White, Steve Cole, Four80East, among others to Keiko Matsui, Euge Groove, Boney James, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, this fest is a DON’T MISS! The Grand Jam and the Closing Party will be a star-studded event for sure!

More information: rehobothjazz.com

 

October 12-15 & October 19-22, 2017 – JazzTrax Catalina Island Festival, Catalina Island (Avalon), CA

​Jazz host and producer Art Good brings back the 31st Annual JazzTrax Jazz Festival to Catalina Island for two weekends in October.

Artists on Weekend 1 include West Coast Jam (Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Norman Brown), Take 6​, Paul Jackson Jr. and Jazz in Pink; Weekend 2 features Guitar Tango (Peter White and Marc Antoine), David Benoit, Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster with more to be announced for both weekends. Traveling to Catalina by either ferry (sometimes with the artists on the same ship) or helicopter is an experience you won’t soon forget!

More information: www.jazztrax.com

 

October 14, 2017 – Paul Brown’s Jazz Diego, San Diego, CA

Producer/Guitarist Paul Brown brings back Jazz to San Diego in October with a stellar lineup: Larry Carleton, Jessy J, Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo, Jazmin Ghent, and DW3! Also featuring beer, wine and spirits, a cigar lounge and an art showcase, PB is bringing the best jazz event in San Diego.

More information: www.jazzdiego.com

 

October 19-22, 2017 – Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Clearwater, FL

Get your party ON at the 38th Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday! Coming a long way from their humble beginnings of concerts on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues around Clearwater, this four-day and night live music festival is enjoyed by over 35k people in October, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year to Coachman Park with the Gulf of Mexico as its magnificent backdrop. The festival’s diverse lineup covers a wide array of musical styles and showcases a new generation of artists, emerging stars and classic legends.

Artists include Jason Miles’ Celebrating the Music of Weather Report, Gerald Veasley, Karen Briggs, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Postmodern Jukebox, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Four Tops, The Temptations and many, many more!

More information: www.clearwaterjazz.com

 

November 8-11, 2017 – Earl Klugh’s 8th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC

Join Earl Klugh November 8-11 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for his 8th Annual Weekend of Jazz! Since 2004, Earl has been bringing world-renowned artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his one-of-a-kind weekend getaways.

ARTIST LINEUP JUST ANNOUNCED! Vanessa Williams, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown), Foreign Affair (Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Alex Bugnon), Jamison Ross, Vincent Ingala, Earl Klugh’s Night of Guitars (includes Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour and Ray Parker Jr.) and many more!

More information: www.weekendofjazz.com/kiawah

 

December ​30-31, 2017 – Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve Getaway, Tucson, AZ

​Trumpeter Rick Braun brings back two days of live music, dinner, dancing, champagne toast, golf tournament, silent auction and outrageous fun with a New York theme back to the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson.

This year’s artists include Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler, Michael Lington, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey ​Webster.

Webpage has not been updated but will be soon: www.tucsonnewyearseve.com

 

 

January 19-21, 2018 – The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Melbourne, FL

It’s NEVER too early to think about great concerts and festivals…so why not start planning to start 2018 right with a cool Smooth Jazz festival in Florida?  The place: The Plaza Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach’s Grand Resort! Join Rick Braun, Peter White, Nick Colionne, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius and Vincent Ingala for a fun-filled and festive weekend. This ‘cruise on land’ includes a weekend getaway of indoor concerts, dinners, brunches, beach and lots of fun. This exclusive intimate weekend escape is limited and won’t last for long!

More information: www.floridasmoothjazzweekend.com

 

February 24, 2018 – Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz, Punta Gorda, FL

Nick Colionne and Eric Darius have already been confirmed to perform for the 13th annual Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival; another act will be announced shortly. “We want 2018’s festival to be something special. A true celebration to honor those have made the festival what it is today, said John Wright, President of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. The bar has yet again risen to bring the very best of world-class jazz artistry to Punta Gorda.

More information: www.puntagordahamber.com

 

February 26 – March 2, 2018 – Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Cruise IV, Miami, FL to Montego Bay, Jamaica

Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa and Sixthman invite you on another bluesy journey across the Caribbean aboard the Norwegian Jade.

Artists include Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ana Popovic, North Mississippi AllStars, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, The James Hunter Six, Matt Andersen, Kirk Fletcher & Josh Smith, The Marcus King Band, Greyhounds, Toronzo Cannon, Larkin Poe, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, New Orleans Suspects, The Steepwater Band, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Jack Broadbent, The Bros. Landreth, Juzzie Smith and many more to be announced!

2,100 Blues aficionados, 5+ venues of music, 4 days of live performances, infinite new memories = one magical floating blues festival! Book your cruise today!

More information: www.bluesaliveatsea.com

 

February 2-9, 2019 & February 23-March 2, 2019 – The Smooth Jazz Cruise

2 sailings, Eight-day, full ship charter 

Ports of call: Samana, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; CocoCay, Bahamas

Ship: M/S Celebrity Infinity

Embarkation: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Since 2004, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has set the standard not only for jazz cruises, but for all theme cruises, earning the title “The Greatest Part at Sea.” If you haven’t had the pleasure of going on a music cruise, this is the one to cut your jazz chops on…but be forewarned: once you’ve been on a themed cruise, you will NEVER be able to go on any other ship ever! The interaction between fans and artists, the late night jam sessions, the activities onboard, the Q&A sessions…I could go on forever! And while you may think that 2019 is still two years away, it actually is not too soon to book this cruise as both 2018 cruises are already sold out and has a waitlist for both sailings!

Hosted by Marcus Miller and Boney James, featuring Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Lalah Hathaway, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Kirk Whalum, Najee, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Alonzo Bodden. More great acts to be announced in September.

More information: www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com