Archive for April, 2017

The Queen City Jazz Fest 2017 features Yuna, Jeff Lorber, Mike Phillips with special guest Jeff Bradshaw and Brian Culbertson.

In addition the world famous Rick & Russ Show with CJ Flash will be back as well.

Saturday June 17, 2017

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

The Board Of Directors of the Musical Arts Institute invite you to the 5th Annual “Electric Fire” Gala Concert. Please join them for this very special event. This concert will feature performances by the incomparable R&B vocalist, Maysa , as well as the Musical Arts Institute Students and ensembles. You can also go to for even more info. This Gala will sell out so we urge you to get your tickets soon. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, United States

The 3-day Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival features a variety of music, including

Friday, June 16, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Urban Jazz Coalition with Joey Sommerville at 9pm on the Jazz Stage

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

fo/mo/deep at 5pm and the Tony Monaco trio with Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb at 9pm on the Jazz Stage

Creekside District, Walnut St, Gahanna, Ohio 43230  (Columbus)

The Austin Area Jazz Festival presents Jazz Blues Soul featuring Kindred The Family Soul, Najee & vocalist Betty Wright.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St, Austin, Texas 78702

The Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival features: 3pm – JJ Sansaverino, 5pm – Urban Jazz Coalition, 7pm – Paul Taylor.

Saturday, July 08, 2017 – 3:00 pm

St Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd, Coltons Point, Maryland 20626

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Guitarist Adam Hawley, currently a resident of Los Angeles, started his music career in the Portland Metro Area of Oregon before moving to Southern California in 2002. He graduated in 2008 with a Master’s from the University of Southern California, and two years later, he completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Studio/Jazz guitar there. Currently, Adam also teaches at the Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College. So far, he has appeared on shows or festivals like Seabreeze Jazz Fest, Catalina Jazz Fest, Cancun Jazz Fest, Dave Koz and Friends Cruise or American Idol, and he has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Lalah Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Natalie Cole, Sheila E, Larry Graham, Flo Rida, Kenny Latimore, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliott, Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Phillipe Saisse, Mindi Abair, Keiko Matsui. 2016 has been an exciting year for him: His debut record “Just The Beginning” was released in March. The first single “35th St.” featuring Eric Darius had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016 (5 weeks). And also the second one, “Joy Ride” co-written and produced with Greg Manning, hit the Top Ten on Billboard. Furthermore, Adam has been named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:

Warren Hill featuring Oli Silk (keyboards), Mark Jaimes (guitar), Frank Felix (bass) & Westley Joseph (drums)

To book by phone call 0207 439 4962

May 4th – May 6th

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

Saxophonist Elan Trotman, has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.

Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense of how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many. Through the years Simpson has been revered for his unparalleled ability to compose unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves. Simpson’s soulful approach to music has made him first call for many including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz. A chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s, Brian Simpson has a knack for churning out timeless anthems.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Kayla Waters, contemporary jazz pianist, composer and songwriter will be performing songs from her debut album release “APOGEE.” The lead single “I Am” is already making serious noise across the country currently reaching #3 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard chart. She is the daughter of Penny Mayo and renowned Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters. Success in the music industry is indubitably on the way for Kayla as she has eloquently found herself welcoming and utilizing a plethora of opportunities to tour the world and perform with several musical legends and major recording artists. The distinctive list includes musical giants such as Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Avery*Sunshine, and Maysa, to name a few. Recently, Kayla’s gifts garnered her national recognition on the BET television network’s highly acclaimed “Black Girls Rock” awards show. Kayla expertly played keyboards for the legendary Gladys Knight, Marsha Ambrosius, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Imani Uzuri. She was also a featured performing artist at the first annual Fender Rhodes Fest in Los Angeles, California last summer along with a host of stellar music contemporaries.

Fri, May 19, 2017 7:00 PM

The Minker Banquet Hall, 920 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville, MD 21903, United States