Jazz All-Stars featuring Brian Simpson, Kim Waters plus vocalists Phil Perry & Maysa!
Happy Hour featuring 2nd Wind and Mandy Gaines
Friday, June 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Kingsgate Marriott Hotel, 151 Goodman Dr, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Music enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys having a good time, may be happy to know that a jazz festival will return to Heritage Landing this summer. While the inaugural event in 2012 was the one-day Lakeshore Jazz Festival, this year’s festival features a new name – Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival — and an expanded schedule. The festival will be a two-day event this year, instead of the one-day event in 2012.
“I prefer to call the first one the pilot (festival),” said Alexander Zonjic, renowned flutist and co-organizer of the festival.
With a passion for jazz music and the Muskegon area, Hawkins Lang, the original organizer of the jazz festival in Muskegon, had an idea to create a music festival to celebrate the anniversary of his restaurant, Hawk’s Feathers and Finns. But what Lang didn’t expect while organizing the festival two years ago was the strong relationship he would begin to develop with Zonjic.
When the original headliner artist for the “pilot” jazz festival fell through, Lang came across Zonjic’s name, listened to his music and called Zonjic. Lang was surprised that Zonjic answered the phone. “I thought it was going to be his assistant (on the phone),” Lang said. From there, the two “just kind of hit it off.” Over time, Lang and Zonjic said they believe the festival will greatly benefit the area economically.
Zonjic, who has been both performing and working in the music festival business for more than 20 years, is excited about the Muskegon area. When he originally visited Muskegon, he said he knew Heritage Landing would be a wonderful place for a jazz festival. “My instincts kicked in and I thought ‘this would be so cool,’” Zonjic said. Zonjic said the idea of the festival is to have a large, cultural and diverse event in Muskegon.
Because the event is two days, Zonjic is hoping that jazz enthusiasts from Chicago and Detroit will visit the area. The music festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets are expected to be available for purchase soon for the price of $25 per day.
The two-day jazz festival is set to have a total of 10 acts.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1:00 pm
1pm – Lin Rountree, 2:30pm – Urban Jazz Coalition, 4pm – Tim Bowman, 5:45pm – Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson & vocalist Maysa, 7:30pm – Boney James.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 1:00 pm
1pm – Phil Denny & Oli Silk, 2:30pm – Michael Manson, 4pm – Jeff Lorber Fusion with Eric Marienthal & Jimmy Haslip , 5:45pm – Vocalists Lalah Hathaway & Ruben Studdard, 7:30pm – Alexander Zonjic with special guest Kenny G.
Heritage Landing, 199 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded line up for the All New Smooth Cruise series , now in its 17th year. The 2014 season marks a change to a new boat, The Hornblower Infinity, a luxurious 210-foot luxury yacht.
The cruises set sail Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 28. The summer’s roster includes 11 nights featuring 19 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz acts in a superb, intimate setting with shows at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson, not only offering exceptional music but breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.
“We’re very excited about our new cruise night and new boat. The Hornblower Infinity is a much larger ship than past years, offering our guests improved sightlines to view an amazing array of acts. It’s a fresh twist to our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on scenic Hudson harbor,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.
The 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule:
June 12: Jazz Attack feat. Peter White, Euge Groove, & Rick Braun
June 26: Patti Austin and Marion Meadows
July 3: Pieces of a Dream
July 10: Najee
July 17: David Sanborn
July 24: Will Downing with special guest talent
July 31: Love & Soul Tour feat. Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, & Alex Bugnon
August 7: Maysa
August 14: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, & Mindi Abair
August 21: Rachelle Ferrell
August 28: Boney James
Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises. The open bow, covered sky deck, and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Smooth Cruise attendees will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks.
The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $25, cash bar. Limited Deluxe Packages are available featuring a separate boarding line, a premium buffet on a private dining deck, and a premium open bar.
For information and to purchase tickets, visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com. Tickets are on sale now online at Ticketweb.com and by phone at 1-866-468-7619. Ticket prices range from $45 to $65. See individual show pages on the Smooth Jazz New York web site for ticket details, package pricing, and available limited time discounts. It is recommended that tickets be purchased early because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly.
Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014
Join The Osthoff Resort for the 12th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 9-11, 2014! We are delighted to bring together yet again a wonderful weekend of world renowned jazz musicians, dynamic concert performances and music enthusiasts from all over the United States to kick-off another concert season!
This year’s performance line-up includes RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Maysa,
Global Noize / Sly Re-Imagined with Nona Hendryx, Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena, Darren Rahn
(festival host), Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer, Urban Jazz Coalition, Steve Cole and Marcell Guyton.
During the festival, sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy an eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs.
We look forward to seeing you in 2014!
Friday, May 9th
4:30pm Gates Open
5:15pm Darren Rahn (also Festival Host)
9:15pm RnR featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot
Saturday, May 10th
1:00pm Gates Open
1:45pm Urban Jazz Coalition
3:45pm Steve Cole
6:00pm Global Noize / Sly Reimagined featuring Nona Hendryx,
Andy Snitzer & Maya Azucena (directed by Grammy Award Winner, Jason Miles)
8:30pm Chieli Minucci & Special EFX with
Karen Briggs & Lao Tizer
Afterglow – May 9th & 10th
Marcell Guyton performs nightly at Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge following the last performance each evening.
Sunday, May 11th
Jazz Brunch, 10am – 3pm, featuring Marcell Guyton.
Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)
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
The 18th & Vine Jazz & Blues Festival features a variety of performers on three stages.
“SALUTE TO GEORGE DUKE” featuring headliners: Pieces of a Dream, Bobby Lyle & Maysa, Con Funk Shun, The Messenger Legacy, Bettye LaVette, Kelley Hunt with local and regional talent.
Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival (formerly Rhythm & Ribs) will be Saturday, October 12.
The re-branding will help connect the festival at the historic 18th and Vine area to Kansas City’s history as one of the homes of jazz, said Trey Runnion, chairman of the museum’s board.
American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108