Archive for August, 2012

Power trio with Chris Geith: keyboards – Dave Anderson: bass – Trever Somerville: drums

Thursday, September 06, 2012 – 8:00 pm

La Boca Mexican Restaurant, 337 Main St, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 (Hartford)

Purchase tickets for the 3rd Annual Pianos in The Park Jazz Fest 2012!!


Smooth Jazz Pianist – “Bob Baldwin with Special Guest: R&B Sensation – Glenn Jones!”

This event will be held on Labor Day Weekend | Sunday – September 2, 2012

@ the Levitt Shell at Overton Park

Gates open 5pm | Showtime is from 6 – 9pm.
Ticket Prices:
$30 in advance
$35 at the gate
Free admission for children (12 & under)

Levitt Shell, Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

The exciting 2012 Hillsborough Jazz Festival will be September 15 from 11am to 6 pm

The festival will take place outdoors at a very special venue…

The Historic Moorefields estate is an idyllic homestead on 84 beautiful acres just a few miles from Hillsborough, NC.

Come and enjoy great jazz, the scenic vistas & cool shaded gardens of beautiful Moorefields…

General admission is just $20.00 at the door, with lawn seating. Parking is free. Festival attendees are asked not to bring recording devices, animals, tents, grills, coolers, or alcohol.
As per the Fire Marshall, This is a non- smoking event. Smoking will only be allowed in one designated smoking area. Thank you.

Advance tickets are $15.00 and are available at the Sportsplex during regular business hours or at the Hillsborough Arts Council from 1-4pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Children 10 and under are free.
To purchase advance tickets on line click here

Rain Date is Sunday Sept 16th from 1pm to 6 pm. It will be posted here if the event date is changed to Sunday.

11:00am – 12:00 Capital Transit
12:15pm-1:15pm James Saxmo Gates
1:30pm-2:30pm Alamance Jazz Band
2:45pm-3:45pm Lenny Marcus & The Big Easy
4:00pm-5:00pm Freeport
5:15pm-6:15pm M4B

Hillsborough Jazz Festival, Moorefields Estate, 2201 Moorefields Rd, Hillsborough, North Carolina  (Durham area)

The Soul Food Music Festival is the official Labor Day weekend celebration in Downtown Columbus Ohio! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy two full days of live concerts featuring some of the best Rhythm & Blues performers. Taste some of the greatest lip smacking finger licking, soul food cooking and desserts east of the Mississippi River! Shop at the soul vendor’s market place, featuring ethnic artwork, clothes, jewelry, and all sorts of cool accessories. Enjoy the “soul night laser light show, as we make history performing the largest soul train unity dance line in the entire nation. Don’t delay make your plans for Labor Day weekend with us! Proceeds from the Soul Food Music Festival supports “Making the Peace Initiatives” in Central Ohio.

Entertainment Line-up

Hours – Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Saturday – September 1st

Carl Thomas
Urban Mystic
Mel Waiters

Sunday – September 2nd

Paul Taylor
Alex Bugnon
Urban Jazz Coalition

For more information call – 614 258-4633 or email :

September 1st & 2nd, 2012

Scioto Mile Park, Columbus, Ohio

The Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, where you can bring your own food and beverages, and enjoy great music under the sun and stars.

The festival will take place at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater. It’s metro-Atlanta’s only mid-size, outdoor concert venue with covered, reserved seats! Located in south Cobb County, the publicly-owned facility has the capacity to host 2,400 people for everything from country to rock concerts and from plays to symphony orchestra performances.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 :: Doors open at 12:30pm :: Show starts at 1:30 pm

Mable House Amphitheater Box Office Map/Location
** no lawn chairs are allowed; you are allowed to bring in all your food and drink
5329 Floyd Road, Mableton GA 30126
Group Discounts for 10+
(770) 819-7765

2012 Artist Performance Line-up

*** Artist line-up subject to change *** Doors open at 12:30 pm

1:30 – 2:30 pm Kevin Griffin (opener)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Jeanette Harris

4:30 – 5:30 pm Matt Marshak

6:00 – 7:30 pm Marc Antoine/Jeff Golub/Brian Simpson

8:00 – 9:30 pm Sax Pack (Jeff Kashiwa / Steve Cole / Marcus Anderson) (Headliner)

9:30 – 9:40 pm Festival Jam Session w/available artists

Food, Wine & Cigar Festival 2012

SAX PACK with Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Marcus Anderson
The Sax Pack was originated in 2004 by saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa who called on some of his saxophone peers to start this new group. Sax Pack has released two CDs and in 2012 features Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Marcus Anderson.

Alex Bugnon
Alex Bugnon is a Contemporary jazz keyboard player who grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown of Switzerland. After two years of attending the Paris Conservatory of Music, he then moved to the U.S., and went to the Berklee School of Music, while performing in gospel groups. As a session musician, he spent four years in New York backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat.

Joey Sommerville
Joey Sommerville has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including mega-rock group Phish. He was also featured as the instrumental soloist on Cirque de Soleil’s Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning album, Algeria. His musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “The Get Down Club” the latest offering is an iconic, forward thinking contemporary jazz featuring funk, gospel and bop influences delivered with pop sensibilities.

Elan Trotman
Elan Trotman grew up in the paradise island of Barbados where he grooved to calypsos, reggae and local music. He began piano lessons at the age of 7 and picked up the saxophone five years later. He has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. He is a 3-time winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Jazz Male and was nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2010 for Best Jazz Male. He was also the winner for the Instrumentalist of the Year (Barbados) in 2011.

Matt Marshak
Matt Marshak is a native of Long Island, New York and grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Once out of college, he performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. Along with his freshest and cohesive work, ‘Urban Folktales’, he has also been working on an all-acoustic guitar, new age and winter-themed music, as well as what promises to be a beefy, juicy modern blues record. Marshak is proud to be part of the new music scene growing on eastern Long Island.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 12:00 – noon

Gardena City Hall, Front Lawn, 1700 W 162nd St, Gardena, California 90247

Uncork’d Art Presents:

Sip, Paint, and Listen …..Featuring Live Jazz by Marcus Johnson

This Open Paint Session* Includes an Open Flo Wine Bar, Light Hors d’oeuvres and Live Jazz by the Amazing Marcus Johnson

Date: Tuesday, Aug 28th, 2012

Time: 7pm -10pm

The location is The B Spot, a multi-purpose art gallery, juice bar and tea room located in the cultural corridor of Eastern Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in SE DC. The facility capitalizes on the community’s deep-rooted artistic milieu to provide exposure to varied expressions of the arts in a luxurious setting and intimate atmosphere.

Open Paint Option:

Individual Admission $65

Couple Admission $110 (save $20)

Non-Paint Option:

Individual Admission $45

In Concert for Cancer (ICFC) is an annual concert fundraising event that raises brand awareness and funds for cancer organizations.  ICFC’s mission is to share the joy of world-class live music performance, and in doing so, raise critical dollars for cancer research and patient services.

March 11, 2011 marked the inaugural launch of ICFC in San Diego, CA. We welcomed 839 attendees aboard the flight deck of the legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Midway Museum. Our San Diego beneficiary is Scripps Health in La Jolla California. ICFC returns to San Diego September 8, 2012 for its 2nd annual concert event celebrating cancer survivorship in support of Scripps Cancer Center (

Among the announced artists are Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal and The Family Stone, featuring original founding members from Sly and The Family Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico.

On the flight deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, 910 N Harbor Dr, SanDiego, California 92101

This is the 3rd Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival, however, they are taking the show on road to the all new Pearland Town Center at Shadow Creek with performances by Ronnie Laws, Kermitt Ruffins, Joey Sommerville, Brian Best, Theresa Grayson, Michael Ward, Nick Colionne, and more to be announced.

Hosted by Red Cat Jazz Café, synonymous with the Houston jazz scene. Red Cat Jazz Café has been recognized by the Greater Houston Convention & Visitor’sBureau for being legendary pioneers in Houston’s jazz scene;in fact, Red Cat is often credited for putting Houston’s jazz on the map. Winning every possible award for its genre in the Houston from every major publication and popular voting contest, no other jazz establishment has been able to compete with this highly-decorated, award-winning historical fixture in the city.

Red Cat Jazz Festival, Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77584 (Houston)

What started as a 10-day series of jazz concerts held on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues all around the City of Clearwater, has evolved into a major international jazz festival and draw for tens of thousands of visitors. Now in its 33rd year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a world-class gathering of the some of the greatest talents and greatest fans of jazz. The event takes full advantage of its home in Clearwater, Florida, offering music and art against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world’s greatest beaches, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Over its 32 year history, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday has featured such legendary talents as Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, Stephan Grappelli, Stan Getz, and the Count Basie Orchestra, to name only a few. Today’s most popular and innovative jazz stars have also made stops in Clearwater, including Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Al Dimeola, Kevin Mahogany, Hiroshima, Julian Coryell, the Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’Rivera with New York Voices, Rick Braun, The Neville Brothers, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Clarke – Bela Fleck – Jean-Luc Ponty, Koko Taylor , Boney James, Kenny G, Manhattan Transfer, Buckwheat Zydeco, George Benson, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Medeski Martin & Wood, Peabo Bryson, Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber, Marion Meadows, Al Jarreau, Chris Botti, Soulive, Dr. John, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Brian Culbertson, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, Kevin Eubanks and Dianne Reeves.

2012 Schedule:

Thursday, October 18

4:30pm Gates Open
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Carol Stein and Friends
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Maia Sharp
8:30pm – 10:00pm – Bonnie Raitt

Friday, October 19th

4:30pm Gates Open
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Common Ground Reunion
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Down To The Bone
8:30pm – 11:00pm – Mindi Abair & Friends featuring Jeff Golub and David Pack

Saturday, October 20th

1:30pm Gates Open
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Pat Close & The Groove
3:45pm – 5:00pm – El Nino Garcia and the Latin Knights
5:30pm – 6:45pm – Tia Fuller Quartet
7:15pm – 8:45pm – Kurt Elling
9:15pm – 10:45pm – Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
10:45pm Fireworks

Sunday, October 21st

2:00pm Gates Open
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band
4:00pm – 5:00pm – The Cave Dwellers featuring the Reinhardt Brothers
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds
7:30pm – 9:30pm- The Avett Brothers

** Schedule and Artists subject to change

Coachman Park, 301 Drew St, downtown Clearwater, Florida