The Playboy Jazz Festival, to be presented for the sixth year in a row by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has announced its full lineup for 2019.

Featured acts will include Kool & the Gang, Boz Scaggs, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the Maceo Parker Big Band, Terence Blanchard, the Cookers, Angélique Kidjo, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benny Golson, The Family Stone, Sheila E., Terrace Martin, and Sona Jobarteh.

There will also be a special celebration honoring the late drummer Ndugu Chancler, featuring Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Doc Powell, Byron Miller, Rayford Griffin, Josie James, and TC Carson.

The festival, hosted by comedian George Lopez, will take place June 8-9 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif.

Tickets for the 2019 Playboy Jazz Festival go on sale Mar. 5. For more information, go here.

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90068


Richard Elliot with Ron Reinhardt (keys), Gerey Johnson (guitar), Nate Philips (bass) & Eric Valentine (drums)

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May 23 – May 26, 2019

PizzaExpress Live, 99 High Holborn, London, United Kingdom


Alexander Zonjic’s Mother’s Day Concert 2019 features Alexander Zonjic, James Lloyd, Justin Schultz, Brandon Rose, Eugine McBride, Kris Kurzawa, Serieux.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – :30 PM

Emerald Theatre, 31 North Walnut St., Mount Clemens, MI

On Sunday April 28th, Jazz Appreciation Month concludes with the celebration of the life and music of jazz trumpet legend, educator Dr. Donald Byrd. This will be the first public tribute of his musical genius and legacy in the Los Angeles area since his passing 6 years ago. The Donald Byrd Acoustic & Electric Sessions will bring together Johnny Britt (trumpet recording artist), Dominique Toney (songstress) and Kevin Toney (2 X Grammy nominated and founding member of “The Blackbyrds”) along with an All -Star Band. Dr. Don Mizell, Grammy – winning producer, who worked with Byrd in the late 70’s at his Elektra Jazz Fusion Imprint, will serve as MC /host for this signature event. Concert will highlight his truly remarkable creative legacy by presenting music that showcases the full gamut of his work from straight ahead acoustic bebop to the fresh jazz soul fusion innovations of the Mizell Brothers music with him.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 07:00 PM

The Miracle Theater, 226 S. Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301

You’re in for a major treat as flutist Darryl Evan Jones (The Ambassador of Instrumental Soul) and Vocal stylist Adria Shahid join forces to bring you “SOUL/JAZZ ELEGANCE Volume II”. SOUL/JAZZ ELEGANCE was a major hit last summer, and two of the concert’s stars have returned to give you a show like no other.

Darryl Evan Jones delivers a unique and unmistakable sound that moves audiences in a way rarely accomplished by an instrumentalist. Hailing from The Bronx, this Jones boy has set up an embassy right here in the mid-south. Visit Darryl Evan Jones at and Then, prepare for a buffet for your ears, heart and soul.

Adria Shahid brings a most soulful jazz sound all the way from Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Adria brought classy, sassy, jazzy, and soulful all to the kitchen. Then she cooked them all up to serve to you on stage. Learn more about Adria Shahid at

If you manage to sit still for this concert event – well, you might want to seek medical attention.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, Bartlett, TN 38133

The Jazz festival includes music, art, good food, adventure, and exploration. The festival aims to shine a light in the region and attract Pan-African and international fans, especially those in America, presenting South Africa t0 the rest of the continent and the world. It will also be paying tribute to South Africa`s musical icons and other people who have made a major contribution to the arts, and to offer a strong platform for the development of local talent growing from strength to strength.

Among the performing artists are smooth jazz stars Pieces Of A Dream, Ernie Smith and Julian Vaughn.

June 14 – 16, 2019

Gog Gardens Soweto,  R558 Zuurbekom Road, Protea Glen, Soweto, Johannesburg

500 Artists / 120+ Shows / 8 Stages / 3 Nights & 2 Days / September 27-29, 2019

Line-Up includes Dianna Krall,Chris Botti, Yellowjackets, Candy Dulfer, Sarky Puppy, Double Vision Revisited with Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller plus hundreds more!

Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, California 93940