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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


Introducing a ‘signature’ jazz series to the citizens of Dallas and all jazz lovers: Uptown Jazz Dallas | Live on the Lawn at Klyde Warren Park presented by Chase.

This is the beginning of a new tradition for jazz in the heart of downtown Dallas and represents a significant milestone for the both Klyde Warren Park and Uptown Jazz Dallas (the Festival organization). Together, we’ll bring you the best park experience featuring our area’s top jazz artists from North Texas as well as, internationally acclaimed jazz/soul performances.

Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75201


An early summer, world-class, outdoor jazz festival hosted at The Preserve in beautiful Hoover, Alabama; held annually the weekend after Memorial Day. Voted as one of the 50 “Must See Music Festivals” of 2011 in conjunction with The Year of Alabama Music.

4pm Kim Scott | 5pm Good Times Brass Band | 6:30pm Alex Bugnon with Eric Essix | 8pm Spyro Gyra

Sunday, June 02, 2013 – 4:00 pm

Regions Park/Hoover Met, 100 Ben Chapman Dr, Hoover, Alabama 35244

November 7 – 11, 2012, Sun & Sand will draw scores of renowned actors, musicians, producers, directors and other entertainment-industry trendsetters to the sugar-white shores of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

Five Days of Creative Genius

This five-day mega-event will connect film and music enthusiasts across the nation with respected, rising and aspiring players in all facets of the filmmaking, music and entertainment world. All set in an emerging destination for filmmaking: Mississippi.

Films & Filmmaking

Sun & Sand will screen both new and previous releases of major motion pictures as well as independent films. In addition, the festival will unveil the latest concepts, equipment and technologies in the field, such as the digital effects that bring movies like Avatar to life.

Music Performances

To further fuel the creative energy, catch major music headliners November 9 and 10 at the Jones Park beachfront stage in Gulfport, Mississippi. Highlight for smooth jazz fans will be  Spyro Gyra on Saturday, November 10, 2012 – 10:00 am.

Come experience the first film and music festival surrounded by the sandy beaches and exciting nightlife of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Make plans today to be part of Sun & Sand—plan your trip or be a sponsor!

Jones Park, 2250 Jones Park Dr, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

Multiple Grammy Award nominated jazz-fusion artists Spyro Gyra and contemporary pianist David Benoit are set to headline the 2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival.  A hugely successful commercial group which has sold over ten million albums since its 1977 inception, Spyro Gyra will appear Saturday, October 13, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. 

The popular Benoit, a major influence on the genre, will perform on Friday, October 12, also at the Omni. Online tickets are available since July. For tickets visit

Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, Florida

NW Ohio Blues & Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Centennial Terrace , 5773 Centennial Road, Sylvania, Ohio

Doors open @ 3:00 pm

Ticket Ordering:

$25 ticket includes admission to all acts. $30 at the door.
Advanced tickets must be ordered by Friday, June 8, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
$60 VIP tickets include admission to all acts, plus food and drink in the VIP area. Must purchase VIP tickets by June 1, 2012.

Event Information
NW Ohio Blues & Jazz Festival Details
3:00pm – Doors Open
3:00pm – Artists & Vendors Open
3:00pm – 427 on Stage
4:30pm – 9:00pm VIP Area Open
4:30pm – Swamp Kings on Stage
6:00pm – Kelly Richey on Stage
8:00pm – Joe McBride on Stage
10:00pm – Spyro Gyra on Stage

The Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront is the venue established for the Gladys Gatlin Foundations Benefit and Suffolk Riverfront Jazz. The hotel is pleased to welcome and host the Gladys Gatlin Foundations Benefit. The proceeds from this event will assist women in the United States Armed Forces as they transition from military to civilian life. This benefit will be the first of upcoming jazz series


Saturday, July 28, 2012

4:00pm: Vocalist Lezlie Harrison | 5:00pm: Jeff Bradshaw | 6:30pm: Spyro Gyra |8:00pm: Brian Culbertson

Sunday, July 29, 2012

4:00pm: Soulon, Jazz, R&B Band | 5:00pm: Cindy Bradley | 6:30pm: Stanley Jordan | 8:00pm: Boney James

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront Hotel, 100 E Constance Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 (Norfolk, Chesapeake)

Jubilee CityFest, Alabama’s premier festival will be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday 19 in downtown Montgomery. Alabama’s largerst pyro music spectacular Bama’s Big Bang, to be held on Saturday, May 19. The fireworks spectacular will follow the concert. Bama’s Big Bang is presented by Creek Casinos and Jubilee CityFest, Inc.

During the festival weekend, family favorites such as KidsFest will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. Jubilee’s BrewFest and BBQ Cook-Off will be held Friday May 18, 2012 underneath the trainshed. The ever popular Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s concert will still be held Memorial Day Weekend on Friday May 25, 2012.

Spyro Gyra will perform along with other performers at the CityFest.

Riverwalk Amphitheater, 355 Commerce St, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won’t see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets. And after the show, check out the late night after-parties. Black Sense is not the promoter of the festival, but their poster is stunning.

Talent Lineup
June 1-3, 2012

Updated on March 13, 2012
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
7:30pm – 10:30pm
(Gates open 6:30pm)

Hosted by Will Downing

An Evening with Anita Baker

plus special surprise guest comedian


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

Mix & Mingle Reception

12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)

Hosted by Will Downing

George Benson

Kirk Whalum featuring Kevin Whalum


Peter White

Euge Groove

Afro Blue Vocal Band (finalist from “The Sing-Off” television show)

Gerald Veasley presents “The Sound of Philadelphia”

featuring Walter Beasley, Maysa, Nick Colionne, & Carol Riddick

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase – Part I

featuring Frank McComb and Cindy Bradley

Hosted by Tony Richards

Musiq Soulchild

Stephanie Mills

Kenny Lattimore

Steve Arrington

Tower of Power

Valerie Simpson’s Tribute to Nick Ashford

featuring the music of Ashford & Simpson


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

Late Night Dance Party & Jam

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)

Hosted by Will Downing


India Arie

Marion Meadows

Paul Taylor

Jessy J

Spyro Gyra

Naturally 7

Walter Beasley

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase – Part II

featuring Jackiem Joyner and Al Turner

Hosted by Tony Richards

Charlie Wilson

K.C. & The Sunshine Band

Marsha Ambrosius

Jeffrey Osborne

Anthony David

The Foreign Exchange

The 20th annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place on June 1-3, 2012.

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