Archive for May 12, 2011

Close Up (CU2) is a smooth jazz club which features live smooth jazz, in a contemporary upscale environment with an ethnic diverse professional clientele. CU2 is located in downtown Chicago in the heart of the financial district, one block from the Board of Trade. CU2 is the only live smooth jazz club in Chicago. CU2 will feature the best of local and nationally recognized smooth jazz artists. CU2 will also have VIP memberships, which will entitle members to free valet parking, free birthday party, free admission and much more. All inquires regarding corporate or private events, please contact CU2 Management Team after 3 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday at 312.385.1111.

CU2 is a wonderful place to relax after a stressful day, listen to great smooth jazz, network or participate in stimulating conversation. Street parking is allowed after 6pm and a self parking lot is available on a first come first serve basis at the end of the block. Admission is Free on Wednesday and Thursday for ORGANIC GROOV. Admission is $10 for Featured Bands Friday and Saturday. Wednesday and Thursday first set starts at 7 p.m.; on Fridays &nbsp8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 p.m.

Now the party also starts in Atlanta!

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The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival, also known as SAS FEST (San Antonio Summer Festival) and JAZZ FEST S. A. (Jazz Festival of San Antonio) is a free 3-day event held on the first full weekend of June. SAS FEST features 10 great jazz concerts, an Arts and Crafts Fair and delicious Texas cuisine.The San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival is in its 9th year of presenting great fun and entertainment for the whole family.

SAS FEST / JAZZ FEST is host to a free jazz workshop during it’s event. These workshops are developed for young student musicians in middle and high school and feature instruments associated with the style of jazz music. Although these workshops are aimed at underprivileged school districts in San Antonio, they are open to any person interested in wanting to learn more about the instruments associated with jazz, jazz music and the music industry itself.

A portion of the proceeds from SAS FEST benefit Any Baby Can, ABC. ABC is a nonprofit organization that provides services free of charge to families with children from birth through 12 years of age, who have serious illnesses, disabilities and/or special needs.

SAS FEST is also host to about 25 children; 25 from Methodist Children’s Home or 25 from St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home, two great non- profit organizations that provides temporary care and housing for children who have been abandoned or abused. SAS FEST provides a special covered VIP area, dinner and a toy as a keepsake for these children.


Friday, June 3

Latin Jazz Night

United States Command Jazz Band
San Antonio, Texas
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Beto and the Fairlanes.
Austin, Texas
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SAS Fest
Friday Midnight
Jazz Concert Party

Augie’s Barbed Wire Smoke House
North Saint Mary’s Street
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 4

David Villanuevea
San Antonio. Texas
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Acoustic Dream
San Antonio, Texas
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ken Slaven
San Antonio, Texas
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Joseph Vincelli
Dallas, Texas
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Turner
Houston, Texas
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5

Lewis and Clark
San Antonio, Texas
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Small World
San Antonio, Texas
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Rhythm City Hot Cats
San Antonio, Texas
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Daryll Even Jones
Memphis Tennessee
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday and Saturday
Free Student Musician Workshops
Crockett Park
1300 North Main Avenue
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Crockett Park, 1300 North Main Ave at Cypress St, San Antonio, Texas 78212