Archive for June, 2012

Come and enjoy the funky, soulful sounds of Patrick Lamb and his band. Their high energy funk is sure to get your out on the dance floor for this festive celebration. In addition to the music, you can enjoy great food, beer/wine and beautiful settings of the Columbia River Gorge!

July 4th, 2012
Skamania Lodge Amphitheater Stevenson, WA
Concerts on the Columbia at Skamania Lodge presented by
CNW Construction
Time 7pm-9pm
4th of July Celebration with Patrick Lamb
Fireworks on the Columbia presented by The City of Steveson,WA


Tickets in Advance: $8 GA, $12 Reserved
Tickets Day of Show: $12 & $15

No outside food or alcohol permitted
For room packages please visit or call 1.800.221.7117

The unveiling of the Miles Davis stamp by Eduardo H. Ruiz Jr., left, L.A. District manager of the USPS, and bassist Marcus Miller, right, with musicians and members and friends of the Davis family during the U.S. Postal Service dedication of the Miles Davis stamp before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27.

Miller, a two-time GRAMMY winner, returns to composing and exploring new music of his own on “Renaissance” with a new band of curious and like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel the world to take the message of his musical movement straight to the people. Set for release August 7 on Concord Jazz, “Renaissance” includes eight original compositions with inspired interpretations of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5 and Ivan Lins.

Jazz Is Coming to Beautiful Lake Arbor, MD! Join us for a day and evening of contemporary, traditional and Latin jazz and soulful entertainment at the 2012 Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, Saturday July 14, 2012 on the grounds of the Lake Arbor Community Center in beautiful Mitchellville, MD!

Enjoy delicious food from a variety of food vendors and arts and crafts merchandise from an array of vendors offering jewelry, clothing, book and more! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends for a wonderful day and evening of jazz.

Artists are:  On Kee Band | R&B band Framewerk | Secret Society | Marcus Young | Vocalist Yvonne Johnson | The Buddy Jordan Project | Frederic Yonett

Lake Arbor Jazz Fest, Lake Arbor Community Ctr Grounds, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, Maryland 20721



Charm City Jazz Presents Moonlight Jazz Summer Smooth Jazz Cruise  featuring The Smooth Jazz Super Group

The Spirit of Baltimore delivers Baltimore’s most vibrant and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and breathtaking views. Cruising year-round from Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, Spirit Cruises offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!
Purchase online at or call 1-800-695-2628.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 9:30pm

Spirit Of Baltimore, Downtown Inner Harbor

As the excitement mounts for January’s 10th anniversary sailings, The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea will present soul-jazz sax sensation Boney James in concert August 31st at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater (The Fred) in Peachtree City, GA.  Opening the show will be eclectic violinist Ken Ford.  Tickets are now on sale and available at The Fred Box office (770.631.0630 and at Ticket Alternative outlets (877-725-8849

James is a leading light in the contemporary/smooth jazz realm who has also achieved crossover success in the urban music world.  In his 20-year solo career that spans a dozen albums, he has scored nine #1 Billboard contemporary jazz albums while earning four gold records, three Grammy nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination.  His music is a soul-drenched mix of R&B grooves, contemporary jazz instrumentals, and romantic ballads.  In addition to his slick originals, James has a knack for delivering sterling renditions of R&B classics – “Sweet Thing,” “Grazin In The Grass” and “Send One Your Love” to name a few.  Touring in support of last year’s hit-filled “Contact” album, which spent a remarkable 11 weeks at #1, his sultry single “Deep Time” is presently heating up the radio airwaves.

The Atlanta-based Ford will make his debut aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013.  Dispensing a unique fusion of jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop, the electric violinist pours passion into his exhilarating performances.  His latest recording, “State of Mind,” is a seven-song EP that includes a pair of bonus tracks, fan favorites produced by Grammy winner Colin Morrison (The Temptations, Chante Moore).  Utilizing live instrumentation and adventurous sonicscapes, Ford is a soulful improviser best experienced in a concert setting.

Known as “The Greatest Party at Sea,” The Smooth Jazz Cruise showcases legends, Grammy winners and chart-topping contemporary jazz and urban adult contemporary artists aboard a luxurious full ship Holland American charter that will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Belize City and Key West on January 13-20 and January 20-27, 2013.  It is an extraordinary week devoted to live music with the 2013 lineup consisting of Ford, George Benson, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Bob James, Jeff Golub, Angie Stone, Paul Taylor, Steve Cole, Raul Midon, Larry Braggs, DW3, music director Brian Simpson and comedian Alonzo Bodden presented in theatre, club and intimate piano bar settings.  The velvet rope is removed allowing cruisers to mix and mingle freely with the musicians at cocktail parties, informative seminars, autograph and Q&A sessions, theme nights and even sporting contests.  Perennially sold-out, nearly 60% of the passengers are repeat guests.  For further information or to reserve a cabin, please visit

Source:  Great Scott Productions


Official artist and guest hotel of the Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg The 4-star superior hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren Augsburg is with its 500 years of history one oft the most traditional hotels in Germany. As best address in Augsburg it is integrated in the ‘Altstadt’ and on the magnificent Maximilianstraße. Severals sights, such as the famous ‘Schaezlerpalais’ are located around the hotel. After a complete renovation in 2011/2012 the hotel presents itself the young grand hotel on historic ground. Guests also included famous people such as Casanova, Mozart, Goethe, Richard Wagner and many more.

The Steigenberger Drei Mohren Augsburg has 131 rooms and suites in a timeless-chic, elegant style. There are 11 rooms for conferences and events and the famous ballroom, the ‘teahall’ with an impressive glass roof. On the culinary side the Fine-Dining Sartory, the restaurant MAXIMILIAN’S with front cooking and direct access to the wine-cellar offer a wide selection of fine foods and wine. The bar 3M with outside seating area is open daily from 10 am. The wellness-area is 360m² big and in oriental style. Another specialty is the massive art collection, that decorates the rooms and public areas of the hotel.

You can order your exclusive Concert Ticket and  Hotel Package (including Festival-T-Shirt, Festival Poster, Welcome Drink, Wellness area, Bus Ticket, Guided City Tour) at our ONLINESHOP.

The 30th annual Winter Park Jazz festival will be held in Winter Park, Colorado on July 21 and July 22. The WP Jazz Fest is the premier summer music festival in Winter Park, CO and maybe the whole of the Rocky Mountain West.

Now is the time to book your Winter Park Jazz Festival lodging if you haven’t already done so. The premier jazz festival lodging usual goes quickly so now would be the time to get your lodging in order.

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Jazz Festival Line Up!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Charlie Wilson

Summer of Soul featuring Jonathon Butler, Maysa and Warren Hill

Joe Louis Walker Big Band

Dotsero with special guest appearance by Mary Louise Lee

Sunday, July 22, 2012

David Sanborn/Brian Culbertson

Mint Condition

Eric Darius

Hideaway Park, Winter Park, Colorado,  Boulder

For more information visit this website.

Welcome to the 25th Annual Yellowstone Jazz Festival.  “Entertaining and Educating thru Jazz”

The Summer Festival will be held on July 12 & 13, 2012 in Cody, Wyoming.

For over two decades the Yellowstone Jazz Festival has been bringing top jazz performers and musicians in the Yellowstone National Park area to participate in jazz concerts during the Festival.

2012 Summer Festival Headline Performers

Dotsero & Jazz Vocalist  Sunny Wilkinson

Yellowstone Big Band

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 720 Sheridan Ave, Cody, Wyoming 82414

The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier entertainment destination of downtown Columbus, we are thrilled to once again call The Arena District the home of hot ribs and cool jazz.

McFerson Commons and North Bank Park stages will anchor the event with performances featuring the best regional and international jazz artists. The Jazz Café at North Bank Pavilion will showcase local artists on an intimate riverfront stage set against the city skyline. Award winning rib-burners representing 10 States and Canada will fire up their grills along Spring & Long Streets to compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.

Friday, July 20: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 21: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 22: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Performers, including Matt Marshak and many others are to find at this website.

The Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons and Spring & Long Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to the 2012 Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival –Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz.
The 9th Annual Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival returns to the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. After a very successful festival last year, we want to personally invite each and every one of you back to our Historic District for the most exciting jazz festival in the southeast. So tell your friends, the Historic 4th Avenue District is the place to be on Saturday, September 22th.

Nothing is more important than educating the next generation of musicians. Join us at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as Euge Groove hosts a FREE music education workshop for youth at the Carver Theatre Performing Arts Center.

1631 Fourth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203