Archive for April, 2014


Now in its 10th year, the Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival is held on Father’s Day and  located on The Manassas Museum lawn. Featuring headline jazz artists, this event is an intimate and relaxing afternoon of tasting and purchasing wines from award-winning Virginia wine artisans. This year Marcus Johnson is the headliner.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 – 12:00 – noon

Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St, Manassas, Virginia 20110 


California I’m coming to you for my official West Coast Debut of my long await release of my 2nd CD “Waiting For You” Saturday May 3 at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. 8-11pm tickets are only $20.

I am so excited for this Night, it’s gonna be a hell of a show and a party never to forget!

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles area)



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.

The 3-day Jazz & Rib Fest features jazz of all genres including Brian Culbertson and the Soul Rebels.

Friday, July 18: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 19: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Arena District in McFerson Commons & North Bank Park, Columbus, Ohio


The Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society announced today they have rescheduled their annual festival that was interrupted by inclement weather last fall. Moody Gardens at Galveston Island will be the host venue for the 2014 Red Cat Jazz Festival, May 2nd – 4th.

The Red Cat Jazz festival makes its highly anticipated comeback to the island bigger than ever. “Our previous plan was to pay homage to Houston jazz legend Ronnie Laws, whose 50-year career has taken him around the world and back home to Texas. Laws will once again join the line-up consisting of the Tom Browne, Marion Meadows, Jazz in Pink, Miki Howard. “This will be the most spectacular show that we have done to date, Frankie Beverly and Maze will headline this year’s event,” said festival organizer Sam Pink, founder of the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society and owner of the Red Cat Jazz Cafe at 711 Franklin St. in downtown Houston.

Friday, May 2, 2014
VIP Poolside All-White Reception
Join us as we kick off the 4th Annual Red Cat Jazz Fest. Mix and mingle with special musical guest before they hit the stage on Saturday and Sunday. Hor d’oeuvres, live music and more.
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Moody Gardens Hotel Pool

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens
1:00PM – 10:00PM
Gates open at Noon
MAZE Featuring Frankie Beverly
Mike Phillips
Joey Summerville
Michael Ward
Bryan Bass
RJ Pietre
Celebration of the Red Cat Young Musicians Program

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Oleander Bowl at Moody Gardens
1:00PM – 10:00PM
Gates open at Noon
Ronnie Laws
Marion Meadows
Tom Brown
Jazz in Pink with special guest Nicole West

Moody Gardens Oleander Bowl, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554


Tuesday July 1 thru Thursday July 3, 2014

Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 9812


Now in its fifth year, we’re taking it to another level! Don’t miss this year’s festival! It’s going to be another wonderful day of great music, friends, family and fun!

In partnership with M-NCPPC and the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation, we’re returning to the heart of beautiful Lake Arbor in Mitchellville, MD for this year’s event. Join us for a day and evening of contemporary and traditional jazz music featuring some of Washington, DC’s finest jazz and R&B groups.

Enjoy delicious food from a variety of food vendors, and arts and crafts merchandise from an array of vendors offering jewelry, clothing, books and more.

The 3-day Lake Arbor Jazz Fest is featuring:

TBA Marcus Mitchell Project
TBA Ronny Smith
TBA Brian Lenair
TBA Nick Colionne
TBA Jazz in Pink
TBA Marcus Anderson
TBA Avery* Sunshine
TBA Plunky & Oneness
TBA Antone “Chooky” Caldwell
TBA Marcus Young
TBA Afro Bop Alliance

Jazzy’s, 12500B Fairwood Pkwy, Bowie, Maryland 20720



Please come to this cool club and see Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

(Chieli, Lao, Rufus Philpot, Dave Hooper)

Thursday, May 1 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm in PDT

Squashed Grapes, 2351 E. Main Street, Ventura, California 93003


Joey Sommerville Live at the Suite lounge

Trumpeteer Joey Sommerville has established a reputation as one of the most engaging and dynamic performers on the contemporary jazz scene. No matter the venue, he always seems to be able to connect with the audience, establish a relationship, and take them on a musical roller coaster ride, from Ellington ballads to P-Funk, to his own music which can best be described as a funky musical gumbo of Jazz, R&B, Gospel and World Music influences. His musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who ‘got happy’. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music.
Soul communication is the key.

Tickets only $15.00 On line more at the door or

Suite Lounge ATL, 375 Luckie Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313


TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer at Yoshi’s San Francisco on International Jazz Day.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Yoshi’s – SF, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115



Join us for the 2014 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons to celebrate regional wine, food and culture of northern Michigan. More than 5,000 people will join the festivities on Saturday, June 21, 2014. It’s a great opportunity to get a true taste of Traverse and the surrounding region all in one location! – See more at this website.

2014 Entertainment Schedule

Please note: all times are approximate

Main Stage

3:00 pm – Phil Denny

5:00 pm – The Crane Wives

6:45 pm – The Mainstays (formerly Funktion)

Art Garden Wine Bar Staging Area

4:30 pm – The Accidentals

6:15 pm – Jordon Taylor

8:00 pm – Samantha Crawford

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City, Michigan 49684