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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 – 2018

 

 

February 24 and March 3 – Grooves at the Westin, Palm Springs, CA

Saxophonist and producer Michael Paulo brings back the his signature concert series of smoothest grooves to the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. The Spring Series has some incredible nights of an all-star lineup featuring the best in Smooth Jazz.

February 24 – Peter White

March 3 – David Benoit and Marc Antoine

More information: http://www.westinmissionhills.com/grooves

 

February 24 – 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 – 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

 

March 10 – Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert, Hollywood, CA

Join Greg Adams, Jazz in Pink, Urban Groove, and other surprise guests along with hosts Sinbad and radio personality Pat Prescott for the 18th annual fundraiser to benefit Hands4Hope LA, which supports FREE after-school programs and single-parent support groups year round.  Do good, feel good and have a great time doing it!

More information: http://www.hands4hopela.org/site/pages/home

 

March 23 – Fundraising benefit, Escondido, CA

Join Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Norman Brown and the West Coast Horns to benefit JRDF (curing Type 1 Diabetes) at the California Center for the Arts. In Escondido.

More information:

http://artcenter.org/event/west-coast-jam-featuring-richard-elliot-rick-braun-norman-brown-west-coast-horns

 

March 17 – May 26, 2018 – Church Street Jazz Series, Norfolk, VA

The Church Street 2017-2018 Jazz Series continues their third

season at the historic Attucks Theatre and the Harrison Opera House in Downtown Norfolk! A lot of starpower coming to Virginia!

March 17, 2018 – Vincent Ingala

April 21, 2018 – Bob James Trio

May 26, 2018 – Fourplay

More information: https://www.livenation.com/artists/173219/church-street-jazz

 

 

April 7 – Home Cooking: A Night of Love, Laughter and Jazz, Southfield, MI

All it takes is a little love, a bit of music and a whole lot of soul! Trumpeter Lin Rountree and flutist Althea Rene bring their groove to the Silver Garden Event Center. Actor/Comic Mike Bonner will host.

More information: www.linrountreemusic.com

 

April 12-14 – Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO

Join guitarist Earl Klugh as he puts on the 15th annual show at The Broadmoor! A wonderful weekend awaits you with world-class talent, exceptional wine, cuisine and service, fitness, wellness experiences and so much more amidst the splendor that IS The Broadmoor.

Artists include Vanessa Williams, Bob James, West Coast Jam (Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Norman Brown), Peter White, Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster, Al Turner and many more!

More information: www.weekendofjazz.com/broadmoor

 

April 21 – First Annual Temecula Blues Festival, Old Town Temecula, CA

Besides being the home to some of the world’s finest wines, this sleepy little town is soon to be known for its soulful blues! The Temecula Blues Festival is proud to present this year’s lineup of eight great bands, all headed by superb band leaders/musicians. The Temecula Blues Festival lineup consist of local, regional & national artists who have all earned the distinction of being selected to be part of the 1st Temecula Blues Festival. Artists include Tad Robinson, The Chris Fast Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, The Shari Puorto Band, The Honey Lickers, JD Priest Band, Tim Cash Band and Stoney B. Blues. Blues to ya!

More information: http://www.temeculabluesfestival.com/index.html

 

November 1-4 Live Luxe Jazz Experience, Los Cabos, Mexico

Life Luxe Jazz is a premiere luxury cultural experience with jazz as the focal point, bringing people together with common interests in music, culture and exceptional cuisine with the goal of building bridges across borders.  Wine, dine, golf, spa…it’s all at the sumptuous Pueblo Bonita Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort! And the music! Let’s not forget about the music! Boney James, Norman Brown, Gregory Porter, Maysa, Mindi Abair, Keiko Matsui, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster, Bobby Caldwell, Michael Manson, Lin Rountree and many more! Jazz workshops, a VIP Ultra Lounge, Sunset Jazz Cruise, golf tournament, yoga and spa time, concerts…the list goes on!

More information: www.lifeluxejazz.com

 

 

2019 EVENTS

 

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