Archive for April, 2011

live at Smooth Jazz In The Cube | Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:00 am


On Sunday the festival closes with a final jam session that once again unites the artists of the weekend together on stage. The brunch includes international and Austrian specialities.

Audio samples and more information about the artists, click here.

Order your exclusive ticket and hotel room in the CUBE Biberwier-Lermoos now (only a few rooms available).

Buy Jazz Cruises & 103.1 WLOQ Presents DMS featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn concert tickets for the show at House of Blues Orlando. More information here.

Saturday 05/28/2011
Doors: 07:30 PM
Show: 08:30 PM
$30.25 – General Admission Standing
$33.25 – General Admission Standing Day of
Ages: all

House of Blues Orlando, 1490 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Daughter of Robert Williams and (the late) Myrtle W. Williams, Lori Anne Williams is the lead vocalist for two Washington-based jazz ensembles (Collaboration and Lori Williams and Friends), and featured vocalist on The Saltman Knowles Group and Sherry Winston’s CDs.

Lori has performed with many nationally-known recording artists such as Regina Belle, Eric Benet, Keter Betts, Tom Browne, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, N’Dea Davenport, Will Downing, David Dyson, Walter Hawkins, Nathan Heathman, William Hubbard, Allyn Johnson and Divine Order, Ben E. King, Debbie Kirkland, Ledisi, Marion Meadows, Maysa, Julia Nixon, Phil Perry, Lloyd Price, Ellie Saitoh and The Love Tambourines, Saltman Knowles Group, Spur of the Moment, Sylver Logan Sharp, The Sherelles, Gary Taylor, Tony Terry, Bobby Vee and The Vees, Andre Ward, Kim Waters, Caron Wheeler, Allyson Williams, Vanessa Williams, Vesta Williams, and Sherry Winston. She also has done extensive studio recording and commercial work on the East Coast, USA and Japan.

In a career spanning nearly two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. On September 22, 2009, Dave Koz, the six-time Grammy nominee, was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame.

The list of artists who Koz has played with bears testament to his talent and includes such musical luminaries as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny Loggins, U2, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross, and Rod Stewart. With a triumphant career as an artist and radio personality, and the well-earned respect of the recording industry, Dave’s artistry, commitment and influence continue to grow. His recent Concord Records release, Hello Tomorrow, features 13 tracks written by Dave and his collaborators, friends and legends and focuses on new beginnings along with a bright future.

Friday May 13th 7:30pm

In the Grove at the Radisson Sacramento, CA

Guitaritst David P. Steven‘s new CD “The Shedd” features Steve Cole, Gerald Veasley, and Carol Riddick singing the Hit Single “Love Is Still In Style” that you may have heard on WHUR 96.3.

Saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr.’s new CD “Seasons” has an all star lineup of guests which include Will Downing, Marcus Johnson, U-Nam, Chuck Loeb, Gerald Albright and Tracy Hamlin.

Thanks in advance to The Silk Social Club for their support of our Event.   Tickets are $15.

Rio’s Restaurant & Lounge, 13501 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, Maryland 20707

Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 8:00 pm

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The Sax Pack is a class act consisting of three signature sax players; Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do.

Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, The Sax Pack inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show. The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians; jazz. Highlights of the tour will feature original music written specifically for The Sax Pack , as well as each sax player’s signature hits and the classic funk, R&B and jazz tunes that will get fans out of their seats.

The Bishop Arts Theater Center (BATC) is building a legacy as an important link in Dallas’ cultural history. It is a charming building near the Bishop Arts District that offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the privacy of balcony suites, truly an intimate theater experience.

There are no more than nine rows from the stage at our theater so the intimacy and immediacy of the performances is stunning. Add to that the fact that the artists love playing here and enjoy spending time with the fans after each performance to connect on a human and personal level.

2011 Jazz Series, Bishop Arts Theater Center, 215 S. Tyler St, Dallas, Texas 75208

Friday, May 13, 2011 – 7:00 pm

The Hanson House Foundation is proud to announce the 16th Annual Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival, Saturday, May 14th at the Palm Springs Riviera Resort and Spa. This annual charity benefit will begin at 6:00pm with a garden reception featuring British smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring followed by dinner and dancing in the Riviera Grand Ball Room and a two set performance by super saxman Dave Koz!

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Hanson House Foundation, the Coachella Valley’s first and only hospital hospitality house. The Mission Statement of the Hanson House is very simple.“To provide a community supported facility with low or no cost services whose dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to making available a safe, clean and caring temporary HOME AWAY FROM HOME for the families of the critically ill and injured. Hanson House has sixteen guest rooms accomodating up to sixtyfour guests per night. Since opening in December of 2003, more than 5,000 families have been served with more than 15,000 guests nights. Hanson House has a totally volunteer staff operating 365 days per year.

The Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival is the 16th Annual fund raiser for the Hanson House Foundation.
Headliner Dave Koz

In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. Koz’s 2011 Hello Tomorrow Tour pushes the reset button for an artist who’s been in the game for two decades, and positions him for the next chapter in a story that’s already multi-dimensional and compelling.

Starting off the evening will be British Smooth jazz guitarist Chris Standring.

Over the course of six CDs, Standring has distinguished himself in the contemporary jazz realm with adventurous and lyrical compositions leavened with pure-pop perfection, dazzling guitar solos and thick beats. His latest CD “Blue Bolero” was selected as JazzTrax 2010 Album of the Year.

Tickets are just $68 per person for a Jazz Cat Reserved Seat.

Hanson House Benefactor Tickets including a three course dinner and preferred seating are $217.50 per person.
More Information/Purchase Tickets by Phone or On Line:

Phone: 760.323.6673
Frank R Ercoli,MD, Chairman Hanson House Foundation

Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262

Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 6:00 pm

Charity Events Outreach Services by EBJ is proud to announce the third annual Education for Empowerment Jazz Festival – JAZZY JAM 2011, co-chaired by event producer Jacqueline Snell Brown and Councilwoman Jacque Robinson, City of Pasadena.

JAZZY JAM 2011 will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 12noon – 8pm at Central Park in Old Pasadena.

This year’s benefit concert will present live musical performances showcasing best in contemporary and traditional Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin/Salsa and Afro-Cuban music on the scene today. The event will also offer a health pavilion, and a taste of spring food court and art and crafts displays.

Pre-event activities include an music clinic/workshop for Pasadena Unified School District students and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County.

Proceeds from the event will support children and youth served by Charity Events Outreach Services and Flintridge Center.

The Artists:

Everette Harp
Johnny Polanco
Karen Briggs
Supa Lowry Bros.
Freddie Fox (Featuring Evelyn Champagne King)
Vessel(s) & the Band
Jazzy Jam Band
Rapid Response
Cornelius Mims
Pasadena City Wide Gospel Choir (Directed by Pastor Jonathan DeCuir & Carolyn Hill)
Introducing Kori Withers!!!

Central Park, Old Pasadena, 219 S. Fair Oak, Pasadena, CA. 91105
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Starting @Noon

The Atlantic City Smooth Jazz & Wine Festival will take place at  Lakes Bay Resort Hotel, 8029 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On May 29th, 2011, Atlantic City Smooth Jazz & Wine Festival will begin a music-filled annual tradition at Lakes Bay Resort Hotel, hosting an event that will surely get the attention of the region’s Smooth Jazz fans and fine wine lovers, beaconing them to come and experience an illustrious lineup that will make this festival second to none. Your Atlantic City Smooth Jazz & Wine Festival experience will include up to 4 special events, and plenty of eating, drinking, browsing, sampling, shopping, grooving, partying and more!

In this its very first year, the Atlantic City Smooth Jazz & Wine Festival expects to garner an enthusiastic audience of over 5,000 guests, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the well-appointed Lakes Bay Resort Hotel. Patrons can expect to enjoy live performances by event headliners guitarist KEN NAVARRO and saxophonist ALFONZO BLACKWELL alongside a host of other top regional talents such as PLAN B, TABLE 4 5IVE, ELLAS Y AMIGOS, ANIYA and TRIO NOVA, all the while reveling in food and wine tastings and a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors of high-quality merchandise and services from all around the region.

With your support and patronage, this event expects to get bigger and better each year, and 2011 will not disappoint. Continue to browse this website to get updates on talent, tickets, hotel, and travel packages, vendor information, sponsor updates, SJWF branded merchandise, and pre-fest promotional events to meet and greet the artists!

South Jersey’s largest gathering of Smooth Jazz aficionados and wine lovers takes place on Sunday, May 29th, 2011 when the Atlantic City Smooth Jazz & Wine Festival rolls out its carpet at the Lakes Bay Resort Hotel in West Atlantic City, NJ.

Save the date for South Jersey’s largest gathering of the area’s Smooth Jazz aficionados and wine lovers:

  • Smooth Jazz & Wine Expo 10am-6pm — Exhibition Hall
  • VIP Welcome Reception 2pm-6pm – Bachrach Room (VIP guests & performers)
  • Groove-Time Black-Tie Gala 7pm-10pm – Exhibition Hall
  • “Club Jazz” After-Party 10pm-2am – Exhibition Hall

Sunday, May 29, 2011 – 10:00 am.

Performances by:  Alfonzo Blackwell, Ken Navarro, Tru Vibe, Table 4 5ive, Steel Kings, Plan B, Lynn Riley, Louis Taylor and Aniya.

Visit for more information as it develops about the line-up. Tickets & hotel packages go on sale to the general public on April 1, 2011. Call 609-641-3546 for more info about event details.

Patrons will be able to enjoy as much or as little as they desire with 7 different ticket options from $20 General Admission (Expo or After-Party) to $50 Black-Tie Gala to $100 VIP All-Access Pass to $350 All-Inclusive Hotel Package for Two. Tickets & Hotel Packages for the Atlantic City Smooth Jazz Festival will go on sale to the general public on April 1, 2011. Special Advance “Buy-One-Get-One-Free” Pre-Sale of General Admission Tickets for the Expo (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and the “Club Jazz” After-Party (10:00 PM to 2:00 AM) in effect until March 31st. Does not apply to Reserved Seating Admission or VIP Passes.

Patti LaBelle’s unmistakable style of soul meets the smooth rhythm and passion of Kenny G in “An Evening of Elegance” at Colonial Life Arena on Friday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Both musicians are in the middle of respective tours covering most of the East coast, and will combine their talents for their first Colonial Life Arena appearance this spring. The show is hosted by The Steve Harvey Morning Show’s very own, Nephew Tommy.

Critics have said that Patti LaBelle is notorious for her “passionate stage performances and wide vocal range.” She is probably best known for her 1974 megahit, “Lady Marmalade,” and also received a Grammy for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” for her 1991 album, “Burnin.”

Kenny G’s jazz saxophone melodies have been reaching the ears of music lovers for decades. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, he is sure to deliver a great show every time. Kenny G won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for his song, “Forever in Love” in 1994. Kenny G’s solo tour is inspired by the release of his 13th studio album in June 2010 which includes tracks with vocals from Robin Thicke and Babyface.

Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Friday, April 29, 2011 – 8:00 pm