Archive for June 19, 2011

Welcome To The Smooth Side Of Life…

… welcome to SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG in the Park Theater at Kurhaus Göggingen in Augsburg. Music lovers awaits an unexpexted sound experience, which does not have much in common with »classical Jazz« or »elevator music«, celebrated by some of the biggest names in international Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene.

In the side wings of the historic Kurhaus the catering crew will be offering drinks, lounge-food and international tapas, there are also more seating areas available. The patio will be opened to enjoy the mild late summer nights under the starry sky.

Visitors from all over Europe meet here in a sophisticated club atmosphere to an impressive, unstressed weekend with intense, passionate live performances and hilarious aftershow parties in the the beautiful ambiance of the Kurhaus. Space to dance and firsthand contact with the musicians included.

Ticket sale starts on June 20, 2011. Here you can order your exclusive ticket and hotel room.

Summer Sizzle returns for one day only to the Historic Third Ward on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

Summer Sizzle is a free, neighborhood festival and features live jazz — best of local, regional and Chicago musicians — in a variety of styles: traditional, Latin, swing, smooth and Dixieland. Check out the musical lineup below. View a map of the festival grounds after July 15.

Summer Sizzle 2011 Entertainment Line Up MAIN STAGE (corner of Broadway & Menomonee)


Rhythm Voyage

Argentinean drummer Leo Tato and his sextet kick off the festival with Latin jazz and world music.


Todd Holmes Band

Premier quintet with outstanding jazz vocalist performs crowd-pleasing jazz standards.


Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet

Vocalist Allison Margaret sings innovative arrangements of jazz classics — modern harmony and improvisational creativity.


Keith Scott Blues

Chicago guitarist Keith Scott and his trio tear up the stage with heavy-duty Mississippi and world blues.

Headliner – Tizer Trio


Tizer Trio

Nationally known keyboardist Lao Tizer leads this musical trio and treats the audience to captivating crossover jazz with strong rhythm and contemporary beat.

COMMISSION ROW (300 block of North Broadway)

11am-1pm Lenard Simpson & Bop-O-Philes

Tosa East jazz combo scores A+ playing bebop: Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker and more..


Bourbon Street Stompers

When the fantastic sextet plays delightful Dixieland tunes, parade down the street to a New Orleans bounce.


Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

Gypsy jazz group, Influenced by Django Reinhardt, performs “hot swing” repertoire, originals and uniquely arranged standards.


Agnieszka Iwanska

Polish-born Iwanska sings originals in a sultry, sensitive style. Howard Reich hails her as “voice of promise in contemporary jazz.”

8:30-10:30pm Swing Nouveau

Twirl and boogie in the streets to the hip, high energy sounds of this 15-piece vintage swing band. Groovy!

SOUTH PARK (100 block of North Broadway)

12:30-2:30pm Dick Eliot

Master guitarist Dick Eliot expertly roams jazz archives, with superb bassist Don Eliot.



Trio sends out intense groove with popular standards and funky originals.


Ray Tabs & Ollie Davis

Solid pianist Tabs and soulful vocalist Davis perform night filled with dynamic jazz.


Eric Jacobson

Group evokes suave sounds of Freddy Hubbard and Art Blakey, with hints of Latin jazz and funk of Donald Byrd.

NORTH PARK (200 block of North Broadway)


Terry Sims

Keyboardist Sims celebrates positive vibes and undiluted jazz funk.


Pam Duronio & Tim Stemper

Vocal diva Pam Duronio and ace guitarist Tem Stemper create cool, upbeat jazz.


Eric Jacobson

Group evokes suave sounds of Freddy Hubbard and Art Blakey with hints of Latin jazz and funk of Donald Byrd.


Marcya Daneille

Classically trained and soul-inspired jazz vocalist delivers remarkable renditions of favorite tunes.

For more information visit

Summer Sizzle, Third Ward Jazz Festival, Third Ward, Milawaukee, Wisconsin