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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!



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


The Festival’s casual and classy outdoor setting, together with the soulful sounds of jazz surrounded by fine art, creates an ideal evening for friends, sweethearts, and family.

July 10: Jackiem Joyner
July 17: Chris Standring
July 24: Gregg Karukas
July 31: Brian Bromberg
August 7: Steve Oliver
August 14: Pretzel Logic (A Steely Dan tribute band)
August 21: Tony Guerrero and Bill Cantos
August 28: Billy Valentine

Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, California 92651



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)

JazzintheValley Poster 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sidewalk Stompers (Dixieland) ……………………………….. Around Town

Jazz in the Venues

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band (Jazz) ……… Fitterer’s Furniture
Henry Cooper Band (Blues) …………………………………….. Grand Central
Swingin’ Soire Dance Band (Jazz) ………………………… Moose Lodge

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Orville Johnson & Grant Dermody (Blues) …………… 420 Building
Kareem Kandi Quartet (Jazz) …………………………………….. Gallery One
David Friesen Quartet (Jazz) ………………………………. Rodeo City BBQ

9 p.m. – Midnight

Darren Motamedy (Smooth Jazz) ……………………………………….. Rotary Pavilion
Rebecca Kilgore & Randy Porter (Jazz) …………. Clymer Museum
The Kim Field Band (Blues) ………………………………………… The Elmira
Clave con Jazz (Latin Jazz) ………………………………………… Dakota Café

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Main Stage – Rotary Pavilion

Noon – Henry Cooper Band (Blues)

2 p.m. – Lenny Price Quartet featuring Hal Weary (Jazz)

3 p.m. – Orville Johnson and Grant Dermody (Blues)

4 p.m. – Brian Nova Trio (Jazz)

5 p.m. – The Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band (Jazz)

6 p.m. – The WIRED! Band(Blues)

Between Acts: Sidewalk Stompers (Dixieland)

Elk Run Spring Jazz Festival


The Elk Run Spring Jazz Festival features two days of jazz performances, along with vendors, crafts, hayrides through the Mt. Airy vineyards and wine tastings.

Saturday June 14th

Noon-1:30 Howard Burns Trio
1:45-2:30 Ray Jozwiak
2:30-3:15 Laura Baron
3:30-5:00 Ronny Smith and Friends

Sunday June 15th

Noon-1:30 Time Squared
1:45-3:15 Josh Bayer Trio
3:30-5:00 Darryl Brenzel Quartet

Elk Run Vineyards, 15113 Liberty Rd, Mt Airy, Maryland 21771 (Frederick)



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



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


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


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

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

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

La Laguna Resort Lake Elsinore


“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


Returning for a second year, Jazz On The Mountain At Blue includes a full weekend with over 30 concerts, featuring 100 musicians. Free and ticketed shows from local and international artists in the Events Plaza and Club Series as well as a Master Class series will run from noon through to 2AM. The festival offers an amazing musical experience in the heart of Blue Mountain Village. Nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and the sparkling shores of Georgian Bay, it is the perfect backdrop to experience all that jazz has to offer. This pedestrian-only village, with its stone pathways connecting the resort’s plazas and squares, is an ideal setting for an intimate and highly interactive jazz festival that is fit for the whole family.

Individual Mainstage Concerts at the North Mountain
Friday, July 4: Gino Vannelli, 9PM

Saturday, July 5: The Commodores, 9PM

Sunday, July 6: Yellowjackets, 3PM
Early Bird $34.95, plus HST and s/c until May 20th

A Free Concert Series will also be presented throughout the weekend at Events Plaza in the heart of Blue Mountain Village with established artists and up-and-coming Canadian performers showcasing a combination of jazz, pop, funk and R&B.
Featuring: Top Pocket, Quincy Bullen Band with special guest Eddy Bullen, Vibrosis, Gone Fission, Rob Tardik, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Countermeasure, and The Ault Sisters.
On Friday and Saturday evenings a free Jazz Club Series with the best in established and up-and-coming jazz and contemporary players will be presented at four venues within the Blue Mountain Village: Copper Blues Bar, Firehall Pizza Co., C&A Steak Co. and Tholos.
Featuring: Chris Smith, Alex Pangman, Rob Tardik, Stan Samole, and the Alex Goodman Duo.
The second edition of our Master Class Series runs twice daily, Friday through Sunday at The Westin Trillium House located inside the Blue Mountain Inn. In an intimate setting, music lovers and students can participate in the creation and exploration of jazz in an unforgettable learning experience. Featuring: Stan Samole (Guitar & Dean of the 2014 Master Classes), Damien Erskine (bass), Bob Mintzer (saxophone), Russ Ferrante (keys), Will Kennedy & Vito Rezza (drums) and Felix Pastorius (bass).

Blue Mountain Resort, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 3Z2