Thursday, August 11

Jazz Series Finale

Eliot Lewis of “Live From Daryl’s House” – 129 Lounge
Lin Rountree – Amaya’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Herbie Russ – Julie’s Corner Café
Brent Stanley – McGeady’s Town Pub
Alonza McKenzie – Public House Food & Drink

Friday, August 12

Preview Party
6:00 pm – Marcus Anderson
7:30 pm – Michael Manson

Saturday, August 13

1:00 pm – River Raisin Big Band
2:30 pm – 496 West
4:00 pm –
5:45 pm – Grammy Nominated Vocalist Oleta Adams
7:30 pm – Alexander Zonjic & Friends

Sunday, August 14
1:00 – The Pulse
2:30 – Planet D Nonet
4:00 – Jay Rowe
5:45 – Tim Bowman
7:30 – Grammy Award Winner Brenda Russell

St Mary’s Park, Monroe, Michigan 48162  (Toledo, Ohio)


ACT JAMS Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Event with Chris “Big Dog” Davis, two-time Grammy nominee writer and producer, featuring Billboard chart-topping flutist Althea Rene along with vocalists Barbara Fowler and Christi Jones. This will be Althea’s first Connecticut Appearance! Hosted by Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3 WYBC-FM Smooth Jazz Sundays.

It’s an All-White Attire Smooth Jazz Affair in the Waterbury Palace Theater orchestra lobby on Friday, July 29, 2016 starting at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 and this is a Limited Seating event. Call 203 525-8420 for tickets or info regarding this magnificent show. Visit http://www.palacetheaterct.org for online ticketing or contact the box office at 203-346-5000.

Christopher “Big Dog” Davis is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned ten Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records over the past eight years. We also will be celebrating Big Dog’s birthday.

Soul Jazz Flutist Althea Rene is one the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists and regarded by some as a “master of her craft.” Her hit song “In the Flow” allowed her to become the first flute player in the history of the Billboard Chart to reach the #1 spot. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers.

Recording Artist Barbara Fowler of Hartford will be debuting her new music, which includes a hot single titled “I’m Just Saying” or “IJS” as well as some very tasteful selections for this Up Close and Personal evening of music.

Christi Jones of Waterbury is an electrifying vocalist that will captivate a crowd and leave you wanting more. She’s a bona fide recording artist that can be heard on the single “No Sleep” from saxophonist Kim Waters new album titled “Rhythm and Romance”.

Following the concert, guests will be invited to take to the dance floor for an Old School Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk and club classics. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their white outfits and dance the night away!


Schedule of events

Friday August 12, 2016

An evening of Jazz with Marcus Johnson

Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Pkwy, Elmira, New York 14901

Saturday August 13

outdoor festival begins at 2:00 pm

Top Shelf
JT Project
Bob Baldwin

Thorne Street Park, Horseheads, New York 14845 (Elmira, Corning)


Taste of Downtown not only showcases the diverse cuisine and culinary creativity of downtown Lansing’s restaurants and sampling of wines from around the globe, but live entertainment for your enjoyment from an outdoor stage. Festival-goers experience an eclectic mix of sounds, from Reggae beats to smoking Blues and Jazz and everything in between. Bring your dancing shoes because it’s a perfect line up for kicking up your feet and dancing in the street!

Performance Schedule:
3:30-4:30 p.m. Taylor Taylor
5:00-6:00 p.m. Avon Bomb
6:30-7:30 p.m. Phil Denny
8:00-9:00 p.m. Air Margaritaville

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 3:30 pm

100 S Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan 48933


The QC Summerfest takes place July 29-31, 2016 in the Belk Theater and features

Friday, July 29, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Boney James, Brian Simpson, Loose Ends. After the show, The Clef Club features Tom Browne.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 7:00 pm

BWB with Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown, Marion Meadows, Terence Young. After the show, The Clef Club features Lonnie Liston Smith.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 5:00 pm

Jonathan Butler, Euge Groove, Solo 11am — Jazz Brunch with Nelson Rangell, 2pm — Bowling with David P Stevens.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr, 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


Alexander Zonjic’s Jazz on the Vine Live at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards

Zonjic Meets Motown

Alexander Zonjic & Friends with special guests
Serieux (Temptations Review)

$45 person – Includes Concert, Glass of Wine, One Gourmet food item

Call 519-738-4295


Sunday, July 24, 2016 Doors at 4pm – Show at 5pm

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, 1425 Iler Road, Harrow, Ontario

Jazz On The River 2016

Wayne County Parks presents Jazz On The River 2016

The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at Kennedy Ice Arena
3101 West Road, Trenton; 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.

Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2016

Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI