Archive for September, 2011

This is the 1st Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival at Jones Plaza (Downtown Houston) with performances by Ronnie Laws, Bobby Lyles, Marion Meadows, Kermit Ruffins, Theresa Grayson, Jimmy Baber, Kyle Turner, Michael Ward, and more to be.

Jones Plaza has a long history as downtown Houston’s outdoor centerpiece, dating to its construction in 1966. The plaza is one block square across the streets from both Jones Hall and Alley Theatre in the heart of the Theater District. It is bounded on the north and south by Texas and Capitol avenues and on the east and west by Louisiana and Smith streets. Jones Plaza is now more accessible and more suitable for everyday use by the general public after renovations. Culminating 15 months of construction, Jones Plaza was reopened prior to the Thanksgiving Parade in 2001 after a $6.5 million facelift funded by the City of Houston.

Red Cat Jazz Festival, Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana St, Houston, Texas 77002

Saturday, October 08, 2011 – 3:00 pm

 

The 2011 Yuma Fall Jazz & Blues Festival is blending art, contemporary, Latin, smooth, and traditional Jazz, and Blues in one of Arizona’s greatest little cities, which has more to offer than meets the eye. Though small, it brings thousands of visitors from all over the world each year to enjoy not only the beautiful weather, but its great museums, parks, and other great amenities.

And this year, a little something extra…. a free jazz and blues festival for the whole family to enjoy, this year… and many more years to come. From 10 am to 9 pm Saturday November 5th, 2011, there will be plenty of beer, sodas and water. There will be several food vendors, with a variety of foods to please a multitude of taste. For one only day, there will be some of the hottest jazz and blues your cool ears can endure, from nationally known artist to some of Yuma’s best local talent.

The day will kick off with Yuma’s local talent and some of the best young musicians you will ever hear, as well as a few seasoned artist that play around town. Then, taking it on into the evening with the nationally acclaimed talents of Dee Lucas, Freeport, Yuma Jazz Project, and The Yuma Jazz Company, just to name a few. This will be an event that is not to be missed.

This Jazz and Blues Festival will reach a primarily family-oriented audience with mid to high levels of discretionary income, and, there is also the added income of the over one hundred thousand plus winter visitors which come to Yuma this time of year each year.

Featured artists are Dee Lucas, Freeport  and The Yuma Jazz Company.

West Wetlands Park, 2200 Water St, Yuma, Arizona 85364

- Every Wednesday Night Through November 16th -

Experience the 6th season of Groove Jazz Nights at the

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront

Event time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Rain or Shine Free Admission

DRESS TO IMPRESS for this Classy Upscale Oceanfront Jazz Party

- NEW MENU PRICES -

EXCLUSIVE FOR WEDNESDAY JAZZ NIGHTS

$3.00 off all menu prices on Appetizers, Salads, and Sandwiches

$3.75 Wine — $3.25 Wells — $2.75 Drafts

Happy Hour prices extended until 9pm on Groove Jazz Nights

Jazz Artist Performance Schedule

OCT 5th — OLI SILK International Recording Artist)

OCT 12th — GROOVE MASTERS (From Orlando)

OCT 19th –

OCT 26th –

NOV 2nd –

NOV 9th –

NOV 16th –

Additional Future Shows To Be Announced Soon…Keep Checking http://www.thegroove.org/.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, Florida

The Smooth Jazz Fall Festival will heat up the Redstone Room with three stellar national artists, October 21st Pianist Bob Baldwin, Trumpeter Joey Sommerville, and the following night October 22nd Guitarist Peter White, with smoky jazz, sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves.

Tickets to the 8th annual event at the Redstone Room, are available now at www.smoothjazzseries.com or via phone 563.324.4208, all major credit cards are accepted. DON’T MISS!!! Great Sounds Promotions: Celebrating 15 years!

Red Stone Room, 2nd floor, 129 Main St, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Internationally renowned jazz artist Najee performs under the stars in a romantic cabaret setting. Throughout his career Najee has had the opportunity to have worked with many great artists such as…. Quincy Jones, Will Downing, Patti LaBelle, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, Lalah Hathaway, Jeff Lorber, Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz, Lionel Richie, Gerald Veasley, Jonathan Butler, MAYSA, Ledisi, and more.

Da’rrell Ravenell and The Sound opens the evening’s entertainment. This event is part of the Moja Arts Festival.

Porter Gaud Stadium, 300 Albemarle Rd, Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Admission: $26 General; $400 for a Reserved Table of 10 seats.

Sat. Oct. 1 from 8-10:30pm.

Join us for The Grown & Saxxy Smooth Jazz Concert

Featuring…

Pamela Williams (Celebrating 20 Years in the Music Business)

Tony Exum Jr

Brian Lenair

Ron Thompson

Trendle Thomas

Cory Baker

Lorenzo Sands

Hosted By Art Sherrod Jr

Friday, October 14, 2011 / 7:30pm

Sheraton – Baltimore Washington 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd. Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090

Tickets on sale NOW $25 www.charmcityjazz.com

443-858-9781

The story of Acoustic Alchemy has always been about innovation and adaptability. In the nearly 25 years since their first recording, the UK-based group has crafted a sound that maximizes the potential of not only the acoustic guitar but also its electric counterpart – and in so doing they’ve explored the subtle corners where jazz, pop, world music and other genres intersect. Along the way – with the help of a massive worldwide following created by consistent touring – they’ve weathered personal setbacks, dramatic shifts in musical trends, and in recent years, sweeping changes in the music industry.

The next step in this ongoing journey is Roseland, their new recording on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 13-song recording – licensed to Heads Up by Acoustic Alchemy’s newly formed label, Onside Records – is set for release on September 27, 2011.

In support of their new album Acoustic Alchemy  is touring this fall in USA. Here is the schedule:

October 5 & 6 – Dakota, Minneapolis, MN – USA
October 7 – Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls, SD – USA
October 8 – Soiled Dove, Denver, CO – USA
October 9 – Thornton Winery, Temecula, CA – USA
October 12 – Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA – USA
October 13 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA – USA
October 15 – Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Catalina Island, CA – USA
October 16 – The Carriage House, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA – USA
October 17 & 18 – Yoshi’s Jazz Club, San Francisco, CA – USA

November 3 – Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH – USA
November 4 & 5 – Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA – USA
November 6 – Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction, VT – USA
November 7 – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA – USA
November 9 – Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA – USA
November 11 – Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling, NY – USA
November 12 – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT – USA
November 13 – Daniel Street, Milford, CT – USA
November 14 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA – USA
November 15 – Ramshead,Annapolis, MD – USA
November 17 – The Boulton Center, Bay Shore, NY – USA
November 18 – Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY – USA
November 19 – Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, OH – USA

Philly…. The 42nd SEASON OPENER at the Painted Bride features urban jazz harmonicist FREDERIC YONNET. Don’t miss him. If you’re not in Philly then tag your Philly Phriends!

Sat, September 24 | Pre-Concert Reception 6:00 PM | Two shows: 7pm and 9pm |

After Show Party and Jam at 10:30 with DJ Joey Blanco

Ticket: $25 in advance/$30 day of show

Sponsored by Philly360

Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA