Archive for May, 2019

The Smooth Jazz Cruise is bringing The Greatest Party at Sea ashore for a full day of amazing smooth jazz. The show starts with local favorites Erin Bode and Tim Cunningham and continues with the high-energy show of Eric Darius and the elegance and talents of Grace Kelly. All leads up to the grand finale featuring one of the genre’s most popular stars, Brian Culbertson.

3:30 pm: Tim Cunningham
4:30 pm: Erin Bode
5:30 pm: Eric Darius
7:00 pm: Grace Kelly
8:30 pm: Brian Culbertson
10:15 pm: VIP Meet and Greet

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran’s Place Dr, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

The Westerville Jazz Series 2019 features Alexander Zonjic, Jeff Lorber, NextLevel, Nick Colionne, Urban Jazz Coalition, Jessy J, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene, Eric Darius.

Alum Creek Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St., Westerville, OH

Hot Summer Nights features Marion Meadows and Nils with Bird Williams

July 13, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TE

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend “the jazz festival with soul”: The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers nationwide, is more than just a concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, and meet & greet the artists. And after the show, check out the late night events at our host hotel. Beside numerous R&B acts the following smooth jazz musicians are featured:

Saturday, June 8, 2019 -12 noon -10 PM

Gregory Porter
India Arie
Gerald Albright with Selina Albright
Regina Belle
Nick Colionne

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 12 noon-10 PM

Norman Brown with special guest Lindsey Webster

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Jazz In The Park 2019 features

June 1, 2019 – Althea Rene, Selina Albright, Kayla Waters

June 15, 2019 – Paul Taylor

Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

For The Cool In You Wine And Music Festival with Spur Of The Moment, Chelsey Green, Vybe, DJ Ezzy and More

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Clinton Sports Complex, 9400 Piscataway Road Clinton, MD 20735

Brian Culbertson’s Chicago Jazz Getaway 2019 features

Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Lindsey Webster, Marcus Anderson, Nicholas Cole, Marqueal Jordan and more.

Get your tickets here.

Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn with Billy Kilson and Larry Braggs

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074

Regarded as one of the most prolific and important Memphis musicians of his generation, twelve-time GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum will host Kafé Kirk, a new monthly series, at Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Concourse on Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm. Kafé Kirk is a concert with musical collaborations between Whalum and his special guests as well as on-stage interviews between the musicians about music, life, and spirituality.

The kick-off event June 2 will feature Whalum alongside his Memphis-born nephews: vocalist, actor, and STAX Music Academy professor Kortland Whalum; and trombonist Kameron Whalum, a member of Bruno Mars’ band who is featured on “Uptown Funk” and who has performed on MTV’s Video Music Awards, The GRAMMYs, the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and Saturday Night Live. The second iteration will be July 7 with Whalum and two-time GRAMMY-nominated, gold-selling singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler.

Around each event, guests will also do a workshop with a local youth program.

Kafé Kirk specializes in the soul connection. A liminal space where extraordinary music seasons the atmosphere, and ‘ain’t nobody scared’ to celebrate our mutual connections: horizontal — with each other, across every boundary, and vertical — with The Divine,” says Whalum of the new series.

WHO: Kirk Whalum with special guests Kortland Kameron Whalum
WHAT: Crosstown Theater kick-off of Kafé Kirk series
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 6 pm
WHERE: Crosstown Theater, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
TICKETS: $45 for regular ticket, $60 VIP packages via Eventbrite or at the door. VIP packages include a meet-and-greet with the performers and a free CD: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kafe-kirk-kirk-whalum-special-guests-tickets-57747364923

There will be Horse Carriages, Amazing local artists, wonderful food and drink with friends to meet once again ~ as we celebrate each other, this community and a jazz-loving friend who left us way too soon. Make plans to join the festival and the rest of the county June 06, 2019 at 6:00pm for the kickoff.

The events feature Nelson Rangell, Eric Marienthal, Dave McMurray, Alexander Zonjic, Paul Brown, Patrick Yandall, Jessy J and more.

At 4 venues in Monroe, Michigan.