Archive for May, 2016


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

If you’ve ever seen him perform, you know what a high-energy entertainer he is. A consistent chart-topper and two-time winner of the Gavin Report’s Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year award who has amassed a catalogue of #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and radio hits, Rick Braun has remained modest. A native of Allentown/Pennsylvania, the trumpeter and vocalist first surfaced as a member of the jazz-fusion outfit Auracle. After two LPs the group disbanded, and Braun turned to songwriting, scoring a hit with REO Speedwagon’s “Here with Me”. That was his entry, and he became a highly-respected sideman touring and recording with Rod Stewart, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole and Tom Petty. When his own Single “Cadillac Slim” had become a big hit, he had to either continue touring with Rod or really commit to his solo career. Instinctually he made the decision right away and never looked back. Rick has not only crafted his own, but also many #1 hits for other musicians. He’s also a member of RnR (with Richard Elliot) and BWB (with Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum).

Here you can order your exclusive festival package including stay at the 5-star luxury resort Vila Vita Parc and concert tickets:

from 2 nights (Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 6 concerts:
from 533,00 Euro per person in a double room

from 3 nights (Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 8 concerts:
from 747,00 Euro per person in a double room

jonathan fritzen

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 9:00 pm

St James Live, 3220 Butner Rd SW #240, Atlanta, Georgia 30331


Smooth Jazz Cruise 2017 (Sold out! Wait List Available)

Lineup includes: Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Alonzo Bodden, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Keiko Matsui, Jon Secada, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 4:00 pm

Cruise embarks from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Labadee, Haiti; Samana, Dominican Republic & Nassau, Bahamas from Jan 21-28, 2017


Wine & Jazz On The River features Jeff Kashiwa aboard the World Yacht Duchess.

Join New York Wine Events for delectable summer wines and cool jazz on the Hudson River this summer!
This new series, part of Circle Live, will feature award-winning wines, direct from the wineries in combination with some of today’s best live jazz performers and their bands.

The cruises will take place on the on the luxurious World Yacht Duchess, departing from North River Landing, Pier 81, at 42nd Street.

There are 2 ticket types:

(i) Early Bird / General Admission $35

(ii) Reserved Seat + complimentary glass of wine ($45 Early Bird).

Note: Reserved Seats are the rows closest to the stage; reserve guests will have exclusive access to this area.


A buffet dinner will available as an option for all guests on each cruise. $25.00 additional fee includes chicken, beef, pasta, salad, bread and dessert. Pay on board (cash or credit). Wine selections will feature preferred whites, roses and reds.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 6:00 pm

North River Landing, Pier 81, 42nd St & West Side Hwy, New York, NY 10036

Notti Jazz Fest

The 3-day Notti Jazz Fest features on

Friday, June 17, 2016:

5:30pm — Lake cruise with Steve Oliver on Miss Liberty​

8:30pm — Upstairs at Nottingham’s Tavern with Will Donato

Saturday, June 18, 2016:

3pm — Chris Standring on the patio​

8:30pm — Upstairs at Nottingham’s Tavern with Jackiem Joyner

Get tickets here.

Sunday, June 19, 2016:

Today the 3-day Notti Jazz Fest concludes with Mike Cross on the patio at Noon. Free event!

Robinhood Resort, 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315


The Tri-C JazzFest presents a Contemporary Jazz Extravaganza featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway, Brian Culbertson, BWB with Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 7:15 pm

Connor Palace, Playhouse Sq, 1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Jazz a’Round Old Town Helotes features:

2:05pm — The Four O’Clock Five

3:20pm — Helotes Area Community Band Jazz Band and Sax Ensemble

5:15pm — Aaron Prado

7pm — Marc Antoine

9pm — Jeff Kashiwa & Jay Rowe

11pm — Jam Session

Free event!

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Old Town Helotes, 14391 Riggs Rd, Helotes, Texas 78023 (San Antonio area)