Archive for February, 2019

The largest jazz festival in the Southern Hemisphere takes place on one of the smaller islands in the Pacific. Java, the capital and most populous island of Indonesia—a trans-continental country comprised of a chain of islands—hosts the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (often called just Java Jazz).

In fact, as one of the largest jazz festivals in the world, Java Jazz features more than a dozen stages with live music, with more than 1,000 musicians, many of whom call the South Pacific home. Java Jazz tends to highlight Indonesian artists—as Jakarta is an enormous cultural hub—although previous years’ lineups have also included everything from American pop stars, and Japanese ska punks to Nigerian saxophonists and Broadway-style stage performers. 2016’s rendition attracted upwards of 120,000 visitors.

On any year, the international artist spread can feature names like American jazz-rock band Blood Sweat & Tears, jazz-fusion pianist Chick Corea, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, Italian-born, New York City-based pianist and vocalist Diana Schaechter, and English singer/songwriter/arranger/pianist Anthony Strong. Additionally, larger ensembles like the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (the jazz group from the famed eponymous Amsterdam venue) have played multiple times. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find an act like the U.K.-based experimental Renegade Brass Band, comprised of eight horn players, two percussionists, a scratch DJ and live MC.

The complete lineup is to find here. Notable smooth jazz artists are the Bob James Trio, Harvey Mason featuring Dira Sugandi, Nathan East Band of Brothers, Peter White, Ron King Big Band.

JIExpo Convention Centre, Jalan Benyamin Suaeb, Pademangan Timur, RT.2/RW.10, Jakarta Utara

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Welcome to the MALLORCA SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL – the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean area. Actually, in Sa Coma, on the beautiful east coast of the Spanish island Mallorca.

In the middle of May, a music festival with unique live music awaits you in the exclusive ambience of the Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. The 5-star hotel is also the venue and is characterized by an elegant and modern equipment, a full-equipped spa area as well as landscaped gardens and swimming pools (indoor/outdoor). Located only 300 metres from the beach, right on the Punta de n’Amer natural park.

This musical vacation is all about enjoying the finer things in life. Good music. Good food. Good wine. Good entertainment. Good weather. Good prospects for recovery and a unique experience in the breathtaking scenery of the Mediterranean Sea.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
www.smoothjazzshop.eu/mallorca

After 12 months of hard work, Matt and his band are excited to announce that the Simple Man album release is set for March 28, 2019. It will take place at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY. This historic music venue in western Long Island, NY Is the perfect venue for this new album and the new musical journey they will begin. This new record is an 11 song album that will feature Matt on vocals in a more Americana, country, blues, and singer songwriter presentation. He truly believes it’s his most honest and well produced album he has ever released. Matt was blessed to have Grammy award winning producers and some of the best musicians in NY and Nashville help him make this album a reality.

March 28, 2019 – 09:15 PM

My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd. , Roslyn, NY, 11576-1623

East Bay Soul featuring Greg Adams

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado 80230

 

New Orleans Jazz Fest has revealed its 2019 lineup. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Big Easy institution, and organizers are celebrating with an all-star lineup led by The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, and Jimmy Buffet.

Other notable acts include Van Morrison, Al Green, John Fogerty, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Tom Jones, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmy Cliff, Mavis Staples, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kamasi Washington, Big Freedia.

Also playing are Bob Seger, Santana, Pitbull, Logic, J Balvin, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avene with the Nevilles, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, The Head and the Heart, Ziggy Marley, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ani DiFranco, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Indio Girls, Gregory Porter, Dumpstaphunk, The Radiators, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, among others. Looks like smooth jazz stars are not on this party.

This year’s festival takes place April 25-27th and May 2nd-5th. Tickets are on sale.

Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

3rd Annual Jazz Festival 2019 Smooth Jazz!

Our vision to bring a diverse group of Jazz and Blues artists to the local DFW community continues for the 3rd consecutive year. We are delighted to bring these nationally recognized Jazz Music Masters together to preserve, present and promote the beauty and diversity of this exciting musical culture. Through our performances, we strengthen the local jazz community and contribute to the overall cultural and artistic diversity of the region.

Featuring music by:

o Tom Braxton – Saxophonist and composer Tom Braxton understands his purpose on earth is to create music that touches our hearts.

o Blake Aaron – Guitarist, Composer, Recording Artist and Radio Show host.

o Joe Mc Bride – keyboardist/singer Joe McBride began playing the piano at age four.

o Josh Giles – Writer, composer, and collaborator, songwriter and performing musician

Friday, March 1, 2019 – Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert starts at 7:00 pm

o Kim Waters – Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B,

funk and soul.

o Yoko Mabuchi – She is a sensational and captivating pianist that consistently treats her audience to the highest quality of music performance.

o Jarrod Lawson – As a composer, keyboardist, and singer he is heavily influenced by Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Like those legends, he incorporates social and spiritual messages into

his uplifting sound.

Saturday, March 2, 2019  – Doors open at 6:30 pm and concert starts at 7:00 pm

Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St, Arlington, Texas 76011

Phillips and his soulful yet funky grooves have wowed fans across the globe and earned standing ovations from audiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and the inaugural balls for President’s Clinton and Obama. His television credits include performances on the Grammys, BET Awards, BET Honors and the Soul Train Awards. Phillips also served as musical director and host of the popular BET program Lyric Café.

Audiences around the world also know when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen. In a short time, the Mount Vernon, New York native (home of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Heavy D) has exploded on the world music scene becoming the jazz man with hip-hop flavor known for blowing away audiences on stage, television and with chart-topping recordings.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – 08:00 PM

St. James Live3220 Butner Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331