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Long Beach Jazz Festival 2014

The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. Jazz, an experience you will never forget!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014
TYRESE
RAMSEY LEWIS
RACHELLE FERRELL
NAJEE
MICHAEL LINGTON
JESSE BOYKINS III
LEE ENGLAND JR.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
LALAH HATHAWAY
WILL DOWNING
AL JARREAU
DALEY
HIROSHIMA
AL WILLIAMS JAZZ SOCIETY FEATURING RONNIE LAWS, WILTON FELDER, AND MORE IN A TRIBUTE TO WAYNE HENDERSON
RICK PARMA

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802

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The annual KJazz Summer Benefit Concert features vocalist Steve Tyrell and special guests pianist David Benoit & vocalist Jane Monheit. Opening the concert is pianist Jason Moran.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

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Wayne County Parks Presents The 19th Annual Jazz on the River at Elizabeth Park, Trenton, Michigan.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Yancyy & Friends

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Andreas Varady

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Harvey Mason “Chameleon”

5:45pm – 7:00pm – Tim Bowman

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Ohio Players

Sunday, August 3, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Sound Proof

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Dee Brown

4:00pm – 5:00pm – The Detroit “Jazz on the River” All Stars
(Gerard Gibbs, Perry Hughes, Rayse Biggs, Carl Holmes, and Ron Otis)

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Alexander Zonjic with
Special Guest Peter White

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Al Jarreau

The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 suggested donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at the corner of Jefferson and West Road, also Jefferson and Elm to the entrance of Elizabeth Park.

The park will be open to the public on both days beginning at Noon, and will close after the final performance.

Elizabeth Park is located off Jefferson, east of I-75, south of West Road in Trenton. Take I-75 South to the West Road exit and follow West Road east to Jefferson. Take Jefferson south into the park.

Questions? More info? Call 734-261-1990.

Elizabeth Park, 202 Grosse Ile Pkwy, Trenton, Michigan 48183 (Detroit)

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The Festival of Jazz features: Manhattan Transfer, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin and Jessy J.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 2:00 pm

Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville, Washington 98072

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The LA Phil, which presents the summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, will now present the Playboy Jazz Festival. We look forward to continuing this cherished tradition!

The Playboy Jazz Festival is June 14 and 15, 2014.

 June 14, 2014 

Dianne Reeves

Jamie Cullum

Celebrating George Duke! Starring Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke w/ Ndugu Chancler, Paul Jackson, Jr., Byron Miller, Greg Phillinganes, Josie James, Lil John Roberts

John Beasley, music director

Kenny Barron with special guest Ravi Coltrane

Arturo Sandoval Big Band

Allen Stone

Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 featuring Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein

Tia Fuller

The New Jump Blues featuring Antonio ‘Huggy Bear’ Fargas

The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas

George Lopez, master of ceremonies

 

June 15, 2014 

George Benson with special guest Earl Klugh

Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland: PRISM

Fantasia

Dr. Lonnie Smith “In the Beginning” Octet

José James

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

Jon Batiste and Stay Human

James Cotton Blues Band with special guest Big Jay McNeely

Los Amigos Invisibles

Esperanza High School Band under the direction of Brad Davis

George Lopez, master of ceremonies

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, California 90068

JazzLake

Come out and join Jazz at the Lake Productions along side Empowering Success Now as we present Jazz At The Lake 2014 at beautiful beach side view of La Laguna Resort in the city of Lake Elsinore on June 21st 2014. This will be a day filled with music, food and lots of fun. A portion of the proceeds will go back to Empowering success now. For more details on the Non Profit organization please visit http://www.empoweringsuccessnow.org

Hosted by actor/ comedian Flex Alexander. An Amazing headline including Latin artist Tito Punte Jr., R&B Sensation Shanice, Grammy nominated violinist Karen Briggs and many more.

For more information go to http://www.jazzatthelakeproductions.com/.

Gates open at 11AM on on June 21st, 2014.

La Laguna Resort Lake Elsinore

GlobalNoize

“Sly Reimagined” with Global Noize feat. Jason Miles, Nona Hendryx, Maya Azucena, Falu & Cyro Baptista!

Keyboardist extraordinaire Jason Miles, who has worked with everyone from Miles Davis and Luther Vandross to Ivan Lins and Roberta Flack, created Global Noize as a free-wheeling collective, to create music that takes listeners on a wide-ranging journey. Over the course of several albums, guests have included Me’shell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin (Medeski, Marin & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Color), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, Parliament-Funkadelic) and Karl Denson.

The acclaimed new album, Sly Reimagined, features Sly & The Family Stone’s material reimagined by Jason Miles, with legendary singers Roberta Flack and Nona Hendryx, as well as Maya Azucena and Falu, and backed by a killer rhythm section​ that includes original Family Stone​ drummer Greg Errico, as well as​ horns and turntables. Concerts have been off the hook, prompting Bob Davis of Soul Patrol to call it, “one of the best concert experiences I have ever had. In fact it was so good I didn’t want it to end.”

Global Noize, which has been described as a hip and eclectic musical journey crossing all boundaries, is an organic, free-spirited sonic brew of some of the best elements of jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion – it’s music without borders. Miles concludes “When I hear music I love I want to be involved with it. It would be boring for me to stay in one place musically so I love to explore different music. I know Miles Davis felt that way and I’m just trying to keep the grooves hot, the melodies great and collaborate with the best artists I know. Hopefully we can bring Global Noize to the world and show people ​our musical vision.

June 8-8 PM The Blue Note Jazz Festival@The Highline Ballroom-Global

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SUMMER TOUR

US

5/9 Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
5/10 Sewell, NJ – TD Bank Center for the Arts
6/14 Temecula, CA – Thornton Winery
6/15 Hollywood, CA – Playboy Jazz Festival

EUROPE
6/18 London, UK – Ronnie Scott’s SOLD OUT
6/19 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Royal Hall
6/20 Manchester, UK – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
6/22 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Symphony Hall
6/23 London, UK – Hampton Court Palace Festival
6/25 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT
6/26 Bournemouth, UK – Bournemouth International Centre
6/28 Paris, FR – L’ Olympia
6/29 Paris, FR – Theatre du Casino Barriere
7/3 Mantauban, FR – Jardin des Plantes
7/4 Barcelona, ES – Palau Real Pedrables
7/11 Milan, IT – Villa Arconati Festival
7/12 Juan Les Pins, FR – Jazz a Juan

US
7/19 Winter Park, CO – Winter Park Jazz Festival
7/26 Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/30 High Point, NC – John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
8/31 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
9/18 Pomona, CA – Los Angeles County Fair
10/23 New York, NY – B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill *2 shows!
10/24 New Brusnwick, NJ – State Theatre
10/26 Portsmouth, NH – Music Hall
11/9 Carmel, IN – The Palldium * Inspiration, A Tribute To Nat King Cole

Hampton

The 3-day Hampton Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz, pop, blues, soul and R&B.

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Friday’s show features the incomparable Charlie Wilson. Since storming back onto the music scene after his departure from the Gap Band, Charlie has turned out one hit after another and is currently one of the finest entertainers working today. Making his festival debut this year will be Jaheim – billed as possibly the next Luther – fans will come to appreciate the true greatness of his voice. Also appearing on Friday will be a super jazz package featuring Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown and Alex Bugnon. This is probably smooth jazz at its best. Friday’s show will open with Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers with special guest William ‘Mobetta’ Ledbetter.

Saturday, Jun 28, 2014 7:00 PM

Saturday’s show features Hampton Jazz Festival’s favorite – The O’Jays – paired with another icon of R&B music – Chaka Khan. Together they are sure to give Festival patrons a once in a lifetime experience. Also appearing will be Morris Day & The Time – a great throwback to music from the 70’s and 80’s. Rounding out Saturday will be one of the true icons of the smooth jazz genre – Spyro Gyra.

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 2:00 PM

Sunday’s show will feature something truly special. Toni Braxton and Babyface will both appear and perform complete shows – but what will be really exciting for Festival patrons will be that they will perform songs together from their brand new smash album “Love, Marriage & Divorce”. This will surely be one of the highlights of the Festival. Also appearing will be Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns 2014 with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliott. Local Hampton Jazz fans will also delight in this year’s Sunday opener The Now & Then Trio + One, well-known throughout the Tidewater area.

Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!

Artists Schedule:

Roman Street, Brian Culbertson, Kelley O’ Neal & the KAYO Band, Frank McComb, The Eric Essix Project, Kim Scott, Tracy Hamlin, and Karen Briggs.

Labor Day Weekend
August 29-31, 2014

Renaissance Ross Bridge, 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35226