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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


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


Saturday, February 01, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Two shows, 7:30 & 9:30pm

Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W, Jack London Sq, Oakland, California 94607


Details of the 9th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival can be revealed NOW. The date of February 22nd is confirmed and the location will remain the same as previous years – on the banks of the beautiful Peace River at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda. Details of the line-up for the Main Day are:

1-2.15pm MINDI ABAIR

All of the headlining artists for 2014 will appear on Saturday February 22nd. The festival will kick off on Thursday February 20th, during our city’s Gallery Walk, followed by a VIP reception on Friday to meet the artists and the main event on Saturday. The Sunday Jazz brunch brought to you by Presley Beane Financial Services will take place at the Isles Yacht Club on Sunday February 23rd.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Laishley Park, E Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950  (Fort Myers)


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


A Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair and Rick Braun

Reserved: $55 Premium: $75 VIP Table Seating: $110

Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Braun has been playing trumpet since he was a kid. No news there for the legions of fans his richly melodic playing style has attracted since the release of his first album, Intimate Secrets in 1993. Less known is the fact that he’s been a singer, and a good one (backing Rod Stewart and Sade among others, with vocals as well as his stellar trumpet) for most of his life, as well.

December 1 Chicago, IL InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Hotel- The Montrose Room 5300 North River Road
December 3 Boston, MA Scullers Jazz Club Scullers Jazz Club 400 Soldiers Field Road
December 4 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage Rams Head On Stage 33 West Street
December 5 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere The Birchmere 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
December 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Mohegan Sun Casino- Wolf Den 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
December 7 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club B.B. King Blues Club 237 West 42nd Street
December 8 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts Miller Center for the Arts 4 North Second Street
December 11 Akron, OH The Tangier The Tangier 532 West Market Street
December 12 Birmingham, AL Discovery Alabama Discovery Alabama 4500 Alabama Adventure Parkway
December 13 Fort Walton Bch, FL Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium 107 Miracle Strip Pkwy
December 14 Atlanta, GA Ferst Center for the Arts Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW
December 15 Melbourne, FL Maxwell King Center Maxwell King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road
December 16 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth Road
December 17 Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre Lyric Theatre 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue
December 18 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre Florida Theatre 128 East Forsyth Street
December 19 Palm Desert, CA McCallum Theatre McCallum Theatre 73000 Fred Waring Drive
December 20 Fresno, CA Tower Theatre Tower Theatre 815 East Olive Avenue
December 21 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre Balboa Theatre 868 4th Avenue


Join us on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to ring in the new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson. This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Mindi Abair and Grammy nominated guitarist Norman Brown. Also, back by popular demand, the night’s festivities will get started with crowd favorite, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band.

The event will once again include a five course gourmet dinner and a silent auction where the proceeds will be donated to help families affected by Autism and to support youth music education scholarships.

In addition, this year will also include a pre-event evening on Monday, December 30, 2013 with another concert at the resort in a more casual atmosphere featuring recording artist Neamen Lyles. Tickets for this concert are only available for those attending the gala on New Year’s Eve.  The pass code to purchase tickets to the Neamen concert will be provided in the Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve ticket email confirmation when purchased.

Come to the desert for warm sunny days and hot jazz nights!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – 6:30 pm

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85745


Shows this year will be held on 5 stages – The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Epworth Church, Delaware Distilling Co. and Saketumi Restaurant. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 8:00 pm

Sheila E in the Performing Arts Theater

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 8:00 pm

8pm: Keiko Matsui | Najee with Alex Bugnon in the Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School | 11:30pm: Marion Meadows with Joey Sommerville at the Delaware Distilling Company (formerly Old Bay Restaurant)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm

1pm: Peter White & Mindi Abair | 2:30pm: Jeff Lorber Fusion with Steve Cole

4pm: Jazz meets James, celebrating the music of James Brown and featuring Nick Colionne, Matt Marshak, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Albright, Art Sherrod, Marion Meadows, Sheila E, Joey Sommerville, Eric Darius and Paula Atherton

7:30pm: vocalist Will Downing | 9pm: A Tribute to Rockabilly featuring Walt Hetfield & band

10:30pm: Rehoboth Beach All-Stars featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Jeff Lorber & Peter White

Sunday, October 20, 2013 – 11:00 am

11am: Jazz Festival Gospel Hour | 3:30pm: Grand Jam featuring Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Sheila E, Four80East, Jeff Lorber, Matt Marshak, Marion Meadows, Joey Sommerville, Elan Trotman and Peter White

6:30pm: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Benji Porecki, Four80East, Elan Trotman and more surprise artists.

Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971

Pacific Rim

We are proud to present The Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival at The Hawaii Convention Center. With the success of our first three years we hope to continue our tradition of providing World Class entertainment and feature artists who are not only exceptionally talented on their voice and instruments but are also great performers and a thrill to watch. Along with these artist we are also proud to feature some of our best Local Entertainers, Chefs and Restaurants. In maintaining our connection with the community we will also help raise money for scholarship programs for our children. Last year we managed to raise over 30,000 dollars for these programs!

Located at the entrance to Hawaii’s famous resort destination Waikiki, the Hawaii Convention Center provides a convenient location for all to attend. For those of you visiting our site from the US mainland, Asia and around the world we invite you to come and experience the best that Hawaii has to offer, Great Entertainment, Great Food and our world famous Hawaiian Hospitality! The Fourth annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, a unique entertainment experience for the people of Hawaii and our visitors to Hawaii!

Warmest Aloha,

Michael Paulo

World Class Smooth Jazz and R&B artists such as the great singer /songwriter Bobby Caldwell , Pianist Keiko Matsui, Saxtress Mindi Abair, Vocalist Spencer Day, Brian Simpson, Michael Paulo, Hawaii’s Jazz Legend Jimmy Borges and more. Food tasting by some of Hawaii’s favorite Chefs from popular restaurants such as Sidestreet Inn, Kai’s Market, The Chart House, Lavernes catering, Jade Dynsaty, 3660 on The Rise and more TBA. Benefitting the Kapolei Foundation scholarship program for youth.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Dave Koz brings his friends Peter White and Mindi Abair to London for the biggest UK smooth jazz show in a decade.

The undisputed shining superstar of the Smooth Jazz genre and eight time Grammy nominee, saxophonist Dave Koz is a great showman and sublime musician. His friends are equally stellar; British acoustic guitarist Peter White is one of the most popular and gifted Smooth Jazz artists in the world. Formerly a member of the Al Stewart band, Peter’s long and illustrious career has produced thirteen solo albums and countless live performances. Mindi Abair is one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the USA, not least because of recent appearances on the TV show American Idol. She is also currently touring the USA with Dave as part of his new Summer Horns project.

Dave Koz and friends promise an evening of incredible music and an unforgettable show.

Cadogan Hall,5 Sloane Terrace,London SW1X 9DQ