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Desert Lexus Jazz presents:

Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns featuring Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright and Mindi Abair plus Euge Groove with vocalist Elliott Yamin.

Saturday, May 03, 2014 – 5:00 pm

Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, California 92210


For an 11th straight season, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh will host his Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor April 3-5, 2014 featuring exceptional musicians and performances, along with unique culinary and wine experiences. Enjoy talent from: 8-Time Grammy nominated saxophonist DAVE KOZ; 4-Time Grammy nominated jazz singer and composer GREGORY PORTER; 5-Time Grammy nominated jazz pianist and composer DAVID BENOIT; 4-Time Grammy nominated soul, jazz & gospel singer/pianist OLETA ADAMS; a ‘Night of Guitars’ featuring your Grammy-winning host EARL KLUGH, Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, composer and producer CHUCK LOEB, and 2-Time Grammy nominated R&B, jazz and gospel guitarist JONATHAN BUTLER; and more!

The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906


Arizona Jazz Festival 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014
* Ne-Yo
* Ledisi
* Fantasia

Saturday, March 8, 2014
* Smokey Robinson
* Hypnotic Groove Tour – Jeffrey Osborne, Faith Evans, Dominic Amato, Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Euge Groove, Eric Darius and Melanie Fiona
* Boney James
* Jonathan Butler & Norman Brown

Sunday, March 9, 2014
* The Isley Brothers
* Summer Horns – Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright
* Gladys Knight
* Peter White, Euge Groove, Rick Braun
* Robert Glasper
* Leela James

Tickets and room packages are on-sale now at or charge by phone at 602-244-8444.

Arizona Jazz Festival, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85044


We are celebrating our “Sweet Sixteen” this year our 16th year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. And this year we would like to thank Wyndham Vacation Rentals for being our presenting sponsor again. The line-ip is already published here.

Among the artists of the upcoming event are Dave Koz, Will Downing, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Simpson, The Family Stone, Cindy Bradley, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry, Maysa, Eric Darius, Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, Jonathan Fritzén, Lebron, Nicola Cole and many more.

April 23 – 27, 2014

Pier Park Amphitheater, Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida


Enjoy an evening of music under the stars at the 23rd Annual Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series featuring intimate performances on the concert green!

Saturday, August 3rd features favorite Contemporary Jazz trio, BWB! Trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and guitarist Norman Brown join forces.

A special performance from Dave Koz on August 17th. Dave is bringing along his friends Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot to celebrate the release of the brand new album, SUMMER HORNS!

For more information visit

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA 95448


Started in 1990 as the San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has become one of the most popular music festivals in the West. What began as one small stage focusing on fusion and straight-ahead jazz has grown into a 12-stage, 3-day extravaganza featuring a wide range of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing straight-ahead jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B, and more.

The festival is powered by San Jose Jazz, a region-wide, 25 year-old non-profit organization that enriches our community through education and performance. San Jose Jazz provides music education programs that have helped more than 65,000 gifted and underserved youth in the last decade. The organization presents 160+ free concerts per year, and other concerts and series including Winter Fest. Learn more at

Smooth Jazz is presented by Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot.

Sun, Aug 11 @ 6pm
San Jose Jazz Festival, Main Stage, Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California


Mr. Showbiz returns. There’s nobody quite like Dave Koz. The man has boundless energy and his shows are always spectacular. Grammy nominated, Dave makes his 4th visit in recent years to win your heart and light up your life.Joining Dave will be Brian Simpson (keyboards), Mark Jaimes (guitar), Frank Felix (bass) & Marc Parnell (drums).


The concept is perfect, and perfect for summer. Dave Koz is joined by a front line of top-notch horn players – Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot & Gerald Albright – to re-interpret an array of horn-heavy songs made famous by Tower of Power, Chicago, EW&F, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Ronnie Laws, Blood Sweat & Tears and others. In addition, the world’s best horn arrangers are contributing their talents: Greg Adams (Tower of Power), Jerry Hey, Tom Scott and Gordon Goodwin.  Abair, Elliot & Albright will be doing summer dates with Dave Koz.

Dave Koz And Friends “Summer Horns” Tour 2013

All dates are with Special Guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot

6/7         Clearwater, FL                   Ruth Eckerd Hall

6/8         Columbia, MO                   21st Annual Capital Jazz Fest

6/15       N. Las Vegas, NV              Aliante Hotel and Casino

6/22       Temecula, CA                    Thornton Winery-Champagne Jazz Series

6/23       Temecula, CA                    Thornton Winery-Champagne Jazz Series

7/12       Moon Township, PA       Robert Morris University-Sewall Center Arena

7/13       Easton, PA                          State Theatre Center for the Arts

7/19       Saratoga, CA                      Montalvo Arts Center

7/20       Sparks, NV                          John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel & Casino-Celebrity Showroom

7/21       Winter Park, CO                Winter Park Jazz

7/26       Apple Valley, MN             Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater

8/16       San Diego, CA                    Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay

8/17       Healdsburg, CA                 Rodney Strong Winery

8/18       Los Angeles, CA                Hollywood Bowl

8/24       Austin, TX                            One World Theatre

8/29       Ridgefield, CT                    Ridgefield Playhouse

8/30       North Charleston, SC      North Charleston Performing Arts Center

8/31       High Point, NC                   John Coltrane International Jazz Blues Festival



The Hanson House Foundation is proud to announce the 16th Annual Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival, Saturday, May 14th at the Palm Springs Riviera Resort and Spa.

This annual charity benefit will begin at 6 pm with a garden reception featuring British smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring followed by dinner and dancing in the Riviera Grand Ball Room and a two set performance by super saxman Dave Koz. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Hanson House Foundation, the Coachella Valley’s first and only hospital hospitality house. The Mission Statement of the Hanson House is very simple: “To provide a community supported facility with low or no cost services whose dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to making available a safe, clean and caring temporary home away from home for the families of the critically ill and injured.”

Hanson House has 16 guest rooms accommodating up to 64 guests per night. Since opening in December of 2003, more than 5,000 families have been served with more than 15,000 guests nights. Hanson House has a volunteer staff operating 365 days a year.

The Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival is the 16th Annual fund raiser for the Hanson House Foundation.

Headliner Dave Koz

In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. Koz’s 2011 Hello Tomorrow Tour pushes the reset button for an artist who’s been in the game for two decades, and positions him for the next chapter in a story that is already multi-dimensional and compelling.

Starting off the evening will be British Smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring

Over the course of six CDs, Standring has distinguished himself in the contemporary jazz realm with adventurous and lyrical compositions leavened with pure-pop perfection, dazzling guitar solos and thick beats. His latest CD “Blue Bolero” was selected as JazzTrax 2010 Album of the Year.

Tickets are $68 per person for a Jazz Cat Reserved Seat.

Hanson House Benefactor Tickets including a three course dinner and preferred seating are $217.50 per person. More Information/Purchase Tickets by Phone or On Line:

Phone: 760.323.6673 or

May 14, 2013, 6:00 pm

Circa 59 at the Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Source: Palm Springs Life



The 21st annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place on June 7-9, 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage features contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Soul Stage (aka “The Party Stage”) showcases classic soul and alternative soul. This year’s talent lineup includes Will Downing, Bob James & David Sanborn, Robert Glasper Experiment, Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Eric Benet, Dave Koz, Ledisi, and many more.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
7:30pm – 10:30pm
(Gates open 6:30pm)

Hosted by Pat Prescott

Special Event!

Will Downing’s 25th Anniversary Concert Celebration

featuring Will Downing and many special surprise musical guests!
You do not want to miss this show!

plus special guest comedian Jammin’ Jay Lamont

plus “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase


10:30pm-1:30am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Mix & Mingle Reception

12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)

Hosted by Pat Prescott

Dave Koz’s Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Richard Elliot,

Mindi Abair, & Gerald Albright

Lalah Hathaway

Marcus Miller

Robert Glasper Experiment

Kim Waters

Ronny Jordan

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Gregory Porter

Hosted by Doug E. Fresh

Chaka Khan

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Kindred The Family Soul

Vivian Green

The Ohio Players



10:30pm-3:00am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Late Night Dance Party

Come eat, drink, dance, and mingle with Capital Jazz fans from across the country!

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)

Hosted by Pat Prescott


“Double Vision” featuring Bob James & David Sanborn

Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

“Jazz In Pink” featuring Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Althea Rene,
Pamela Williams, & Lisa Deveaux

Ken Ford

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Gretchen Parlato


Hosted by Doug E. Fresh

The Whispers

Eric Benét

Angie Stone

The S.O.S. Band

Chanté Moore

Algebra Blessett

Banner by Black Sense, a Event Planning/Travel company that specializes in putting together the best package to the Capital Jazz Festival.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044