Archive for April, 2012

Founded in 2002 – attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to more than 162,000 in 2010 – attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world.

Acoustic Alchemy will give a concert among numerous performers of all jazz genres during this 9-day festival. Access with Club Pass or purchase a ticket at the door for $20. No advance sales. Seating is first-come, first-served. Get there early! Two shows, 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straightahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

New this year is a smart-phone app that will appear some time in May and a new Club Pass venue Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman School of Music, which will feature all-acoustic solo and duo performances. Over the 9 days of the festival, XRIJF will present more than 1000 musicians, performing in more than 300 concerts at eighteen venues in and around Gibbs (“Jazz”) Street.

Rochester International Jazz Festival, Harro East Ballroom, 155 N Chestnut St, Rochester, New York 14604

Friday, June 22, 2012 – 5:30 pm


Opening Night Becomes Super Spectacular as Jazztrax takes the  entire audience out on the lake. Music, drinks, dancing and fun abound on the Big Bear Lake shore with the annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival. Located at the Marina Resort Lake Side Lawn, 40770 Lakeview Drive, a floating stage will feature the smooth sound of jazz bands doing their thing while spectators celebrate into the night.
There will be 2 launchings of the Sternwheeler MISS LIBERTY
Board at Pine Knot Landing…..1 block from Festival Site, behind Post Office
Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd. across from Robin Hood Resort entrance
5:30 p.m. departure….be there 20 minutes prior…..gates close at 5:25 p.m.
7:30 p.m. departure…be there 20 minutes prior….gates close at 7:25 p.m.

Walk from Festival Site or Some Parking at Pine Knot Landing or Pine Knot Marina

Shuttle passes through Marina Resort and Robin Hood Resort at 5 and 7 p.m.

Starring the Lake at sunset and dusk
Canadian guitarist Rob Tardick unplugged.

On Board for Purchase…..Bar and Finger Foods
Followed by First AfterParty UpStairs at Nottingham’s at Robin Hood Resort

FRIDAY NIGHT – Canadian Guitarist Rob Tardik on board Miss Liberty Sternwheeler
June 22

SATURDAY – Kansas City Bassist Julian Vaughn
June 23 Sax and the City Starring Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows and Jessy J
Keyboardist Brian Culbertson

SUNDAY – Swedish Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen
June 24 New Orleans  Guitarist Jeff Golub & New Orleans Keyboardist Henry Butler
Saxophonist Mindi Abair

Tickets Are Now On Sale

Marina Resort, 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315


Join us for the 20th Annual “Wine in the Woods” on May 19-20, 2012!

Sample Maryland’s finest wines from a souvenir glass; make food purchases from an abundance of high quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers; sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars; enjoy exceptional works offered by invited artists and crafts persons; and revel in continuous live entertainment on two stages.

The grounds have been expanded and include Merriweather Post Pavilion. Saturday’s ticket includes lawn admission to a concert at Merriweather following the wine festival.

*Saturday, May 19th 11am – 6pm

Ticket prices:
-$35 advanced purchase; $40 at gate
-Designated Driver $25
-Youth (ages 3-20) $25

*Saturday ticket price includes lawn admission to a concert at Merriweather Post Pavillion that evening.

Sunday, May 20th 11 am – 5pm
Ticket prices:
-Wine Taster: $30 advanced purchase; $35 at gate
-Designated Driver $20
-Youth (ages 3-20) $20

This two-day event features performers of all genres, including the Tizer Trio on Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 1:15 pm.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland

This year, we’re adding a tasting of over 25 restaurants that will be showing off their finest creations. It’s the first annual Taste of the Bash! That is all taking place at the Bash itself and it means that your $45 General Admission ticket will get you into the concert and into the taste for no additional charge.

There is nothing else like the KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. Make plans now to experience what happens when more than 30 distinguished musicians – including lots of surprise special guests – join forces to support south Orange County’s community radio station.

KSBR Birthday Bash, Oso Viejo Park, Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, California 92692

Sunday, May 27, 2012 – 3:00 pm



The following performers were announced today by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Keep checking the website of the festival, Facebook and Twitter regularly for updates on performance times, stages and additional performers to be announced soon!

Friday, May 25

Brian Culbertson
Billboard chart topping artist, Brian Culbertson began his quest in music at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. With 12 albums that have passionately surveyed a broad spectrum of musical styles, Culbertson has prominently featured many of music’s finest players, including Patti Austin, Will Downing, Brian McKnight, Kenny Lattimore, Faith Evans, acoustic guitar legend Earl Klugh and William “Bootsy” Collins, to name a few. One thing that this multi-talented man’s fans can rest assured of is that Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

Sonny Rollins

Grammy award winner, Theodore Walter (Sonny) Rollins, established a reputation in the fifties first among musicians, then the public, as the most brash and creative young tenor on the scene. More than 50 years later, his extensive resume includes a performance Grammy for This Is What I Do (2000), and his second for 2004’s Without a Song (The 9/11 Concert). In August 2010, Rollins was named the Edward MacDowell Medalist, the first jazz composer to be so honored. And in March 2011, Rollins was presented the Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

Karrin Allyson

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist has long been described as a “musician’s musician”. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates — it sounds so effortless — but it conceals the deep musical sophistication. May 2011 marked a milestone for the artist, the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album “I Didn’t Know About You.” Karrin currently lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Music lovers and critics around the world marvel at the range of this extraordinary musician.

Saturday, May 26

Patti Austin with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sunday, May 27

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band with Terence Blanchard
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White Trio

Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Jacksonville, Florida

Grab a slice of summer fun at Main Street Days, the official kick-off to summertime in Grapevine. Like the song says, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore, and when the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore.” Taste the international wines, craft beers and pizza pies. Dine at the Pizza Piazza, dance to non-stop entertainment, seek out your favorite festival food and shop the day away. Main Street Days is a fun-filled festival perfect for the entire family. Now that’s amore!

The 3-day Main Street Days features bands of all genres, including on Sunday, May 20, 2012  at 2pm – 3:30pm Tom Braxton and at 4:45pm – 6pm – Russ Hewitt Band.

Historic Downtown Grapevine, Grapevine, Texas 76051


Smooth Jazz Festival 2012 Vocals | Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

Uné‘s (you-nay) musical talent began in the Jeffrey Projects in Detroit. Encouraged by his mother to use his God given talent, Uné along with his brothers performed at various venues in Detroit. Finally he decided to move to the LA area and further his career as an independent artist. He completed his album “UNE”, which was produced by Sterling G. and co-produced by Carmela C. Martin and formed „UneMusic”.

“My goal is to make music that touches the very soul of a person. My music stems from bittersweet realities of life – the love, the hurt and joy.”

Uné’s style is reminiscent of Marvin Gaye & Luther Vandross but evokes the neo-soul vibe of John Legend & Anthony Hamilton. He has played his music at various venues in the U.S. and England and performed with artists such as Jessy J and Eric Darius.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
All Concerts & 2 Overnight Stays, Single Room from 303,60 Euro | Double Room from 524,40 Euro
Concert Tickets (without Hotel), 49,00 Euro per Person