Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Jazz’


Cruise with M.E.E. on the Hornblower Infinity Yacht with the amazing band Spyro Gyra on October 3rd.

Come aboard FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7:00PM for a Smooth Cruise with the iconic contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra!

To mark the 35th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough Morning Dance album, Spyro Gyra will be performing it start to finish at their NYC show. Then they will continue the show with highlights of more of their memorable music.

Catch the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.

Cruise departs promptly at 7pm (Boarding begins: 6pm)

Jazz’SAlive in Travis Park celebrates its 30th Anniversary with live performances from National & International Artists,
Plus Local & Regional Bands who participated in the very first Jazz festival in Travis Park.

September 21, 2013

Main Stage: 7pm — S.A. River Rats Brass Band | 7:30pm — Ed Calle | 9:30pm — Hiroshima | Jefferson St Stage: 11:30am — Take Note (City of San Antonio’s Parks & Rec. Dept. Youth Band) | 1:00pm — Small World | 2:30pm — Bett Butler & Joel Dillery | 4:00pm — Beverly Houston | 5:30pm — West Side Horns

September 22, 2013

Main Stage: 6:00pm — S.A. River Rats Brass Band | 6:30pm — Spyro Gyra | 8:30pm — Ramsey Lewis | 11:00pm — After Dark Jam Session featuring visiting national, local & regional artists | Jefferson St Stage: 12:00pm — The Regency Jazz Band | 1:30pm — Ken Slavin | 3:00pm — Joe Posada | 4:30pm — First Light featuring Richard Garcia

Travis Park, 711 Navarro St, San Antonio, Texas 78205


For over 35 years, Spyro Gyra has maintained a strong position at the forefront of modern jazz. Their debut album 1979’s Morning Dance included the title track that became a Top 40 single and proved to be the band’s breakout single. To this day, the Calypso-inspired track is still in heavy rotation on contemporary jazz stations nationwide. Soon after their acclaimed first release, the band initiated a heavy touring schedule that has been in perpetual motion ever since.

Their 2001 album In Modern Times, an album that spent 64 weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, peaked at the #2 position. Two years later, the band released Original Cinema, followed by The Deep End in 2004. Both albums spent a considerable amount of time on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. 2006’s Wrapped in a Dream cemented the band’s position as heavyweight contenders in the contemporary jazz arena, earning a Grammy nomination and wide critical acclaim.

Spyro Gyra continued this momentum into 2007, releasing Good To Go-Go, an album that captures a more live groove with the help of new drummer Bonny B. Good To Go-Go scored two Grammy nominations in December 2007: Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (the latter nomination for the track “Simple Pleasures”). In 2009, Spyro Gyra added the album, Down the Wire, to its voluminous discography and earned the group a Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Their most recent release 2011’s A Foreign Affair debuted at #2 on Billboard’s jazz charts. Spyro Gyra continues to remain an exciting and dynamic instrumental group, constantly pushing and exploring the boundaries of contemporary jazz.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 6:00 pm Two cruises, 6 & 9 p.m.

Spirit of New York, Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York, New York 10011

Jazz On 2nd Ave Festival

This is a free Festival in the streets of Niwot, Colorado featuring International & Local Jazz Legends.

This Year’s Smokin’ Jazz Line-up
Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts with special guests
Don Grusin & Brad Goode

Tony Gulizia Quartet
Vail’s Favorite Jazzman

Ken Walker Sextet
Straight-Ahead Jazz

Nelson Rangell
Contemporary Jazz

Suzanne Morales & La Candela
Salsa & Latin Jazz

Don Grusin and the
L.A. Hang
Featuring Robben Ford,
Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña Contemporary Jazz

Everett Greene &
the Festival All-Star
Big Band
The Vocalist of the Count Basie Orchestra with a 17-piece Jazz All-Star Orchestra

Friday, August 16, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Festival Stage, Niwot Rd & 2nd Ave, Niwot, Colorado 80503 (Boulder)


Brooklyn is the Hang!

Check out In The Spirit of Miles Davis at The Shapeshifter Lab on July 30th

Jason Miles, Ingrid Jensen, Jay Rodriguez, Amanda Ruzza, and JT Lewis will make this a very vibey funky and electric set of Miles from the Past to The Future!



As a performing artist, composer, teacher and businessman, Eric is more active and productive than ever and continues to strive for excellence in everything he is involved with. Already having produced his own self tiled new album and a project for guitarist and tenor banjo player, Tony Lombardo, Eric has already begun planning an early 2013 release tentatively entitled “4” which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Church bombing with songs of healing, reconciliation and hope .

Ticket online at $15.00 More at the door.

Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:30pm in EDT

Acoustix Jazz (Restaurant & Lounge), 840 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318



Make your plans now to discover the Smoky Hill River Festival — the midwest’s premier arts festival.

Revelers young and old gather each June in shaded, historic Oakdale Park, near the banks of the river, to enjoy the Smoky Hill River Festival.

Now in its 37th year, the River Festival spans three-and-a-half days in early June. The Festival is best known nationally for its excellent art and cultural programming, its relaxed, family-friend atmosphere, and the organic way in which many vibrant art installations and other key elements mingle, to challenge returning and new visitors in surprising and delightful ways.

Featuring a rainbow of artistic offerings for the senses, the River Festival offers a veritable symphony of fine art and crafts, children’s activities, Festival food, and more. Four stages of top-notch musical and roving entertainment round out the menu for this ‘create your own’ event that officially kicks off the summer season for thousands of residents and out-of-town guests. The Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2013.

The River Festival begins on Thursday evening with the Festival Jam concert on June 6, at 6 p.m. Festival gates open that night at 4, come early to stake out your spot and enjoy supper on the grounds from more than 30 outstanding Festival food vendors. That’s just the beginning, as the Festival evolves over the weekend with special events including a fun run, Big Band Dance, children’s art activities, artisan craft demonstrations and more, highlighted by time to browse each fine art and craft booth and enjoy entertainment on the hour on the Festival stages.

Admission to the Smoky Hill River Festival is by Festival Button only, which are $10 in advance or $15 at the Gate. Gates of the River Festival open at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for patrons to enter, with activities running from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, the Festival’s final day. So, grab your lawn chair, blanket, and cooler and plan to join your friends and loved ones for a time of relaxation and discovery at the Smoky Hill River Festival.

Oakdale Park, Oakdale 730, Salina, Kansas 67401