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Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak was born in Long Island/New York and grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Passing guitarists inspired his playing, and in high school his teacher turned him on to the contemporary jazz and blues guitar sounds of Larry Carlton, George Benson and Robben Ford. Once out of college, Marshak performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. In 2001, Marshak released his debut CD and began to get more notice in New York. Later he opened for the popular “Guitars & Saxes” tour. In 2008 his album “On the Rocks” earned praise from JazzTimes magazine as “one of the best smooth jazz CDs of the year, for sure”. Again and again, Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop or down-home boogie. Keeping his music evolving in new directions is important to the guitarist, who is popular on the tour circuit.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
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 623,00 Euro per person in a double room

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The Community Empowerment Association presents Black Family Reunion & Cultural Arts Weekend, featuring a variety of activities, including R&B band ConFunkShun and Pieces of a Dream.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 – 1:00 pm

Schenley Park Oval, 1 Overlook Dr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15207

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It’s time to make your plans to visit Kentucky’s destination for Smooth Jazz! Each year on the 2nd weekend in August, Smooth Jazz fans from across the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond… make their way to Lexington for an experience like no other!

Set a midst the the rolling hills of the Bluegrass lies one of America’s finest resort campgrounds – the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is located approximately six (6) miles north of Lexington’s New Circle Road and nine (9) miles from downtown Lexington, five (5) miles north of the Embassy Suites Hotel on Newtown Pike, at I-75, exit 115, and three (3) miles south of Georgetown on Iron Works Pike, at I-75, exit 120. The campground’s entrance is just east of the main entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Smooth JAZZ: Live at the Library!

The Jazz Collective will perform at 7:00 PM in the Central Library’s William Stamps Farish Fund Theater.

Friday, August 12, 2016

An Evening of Smooth JAZZ

5 One Way Jazz Band will perform at 8:00 PM in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Hotel’s Coldstream Ballroom.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAY All Star Jazz Showcase

Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler will perform together on stage at 7:30 PM at the Kentucky Horse Park, in the Campground Primitive area.

Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, Kentucky 40511

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Thursday, August 11

Jazz Series Finale

Eliot Lewis of “Live From Daryl’s House” – 129 Lounge
Lin Rountree – Amaya’s Fresh Mexican Grill
Herbie Russ – Julie’s Corner Café
Brent Stanley – McGeady’s Town Pub
Alonza McKenzie – Public House Food & Drink

Friday, August 12

Preview Party
6:00 pm – Marcus Anderson
7:30 pm – Michael Manson

Saturday, August 13

1:00 pm – River Raisin Big Band
2:30 pm – 496 West
4:00 pm –
5:45 pm – Grammy Nominated Vocalist Oleta Adams
7:30 pm – Alexander Zonjic & Friends

Sunday, August 14
1:00 – The Pulse
2:30 – Planet D Nonet
4:00 – Jay Rowe
5:45 – Tim Bowman
7:30 – Grammy Award Winner Brenda Russell

St Mary’s Park, Monroe, Michigan 48162  (Toledo, Ohio)

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ACT JAMS Productions presents An Up Close and Personal Smooth Jazz Event with Chris “Big Dog” Davis, two-time Grammy nominee writer and producer, featuring Billboard chart-topping flutist Althea Rene along with vocalists Barbara Fowler and Christi Jones. This will be Althea’s first Connecticut Appearance! Hosted by Al “DJ ACT” Taylor from 94.3 WYBC-FM Smooth Jazz Sundays.

It’s an All-White Attire Smooth Jazz Affair in the Waterbury Palace Theater orchestra lobby on Friday, July 29, 2016 starting at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 and this is a Limited Seating event. Call 203 525-8420 for tickets or info regarding this magnificent show. Visit http://www.palacetheaterct.org for online ticketing or contact the box office at 203-346-5000.

Christopher “Big Dog” Davis is a Waterbury native and two-time Grammy nominated writer and producer, who has earned ten Billboard top #1 smooth jazz records over the past eight years. We also will be celebrating Big Dog’s birthday.

Soul Jazz Flutist Althea Rene is one the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists and regarded by some as a “master of her craft.” Her hit song “In the Flow” allowed her to become the first flute player in the history of the Billboard Chart to reach the #1 spot. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at age four as a classical flutist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers.

Recording Artist Barbara Fowler of Hartford will be debuting her new music, which includes a hot single titled “I’m Just Saying” or “IJS” as well as some very tasteful selections for this Up Close and Personal evening of music.

Christi Jones of Waterbury is an electrifying vocalist that will captivate a crowd and leave you wanting more. She’s a bona fide recording artist that can be heard on the single “No Sleep” from saxophonist Kim Waters new album titled “Rhythm and Romance”.

Following the concert, guests will be invited to take to the dance floor for an Old School Dance Party featuring everyone’s favorite R&B, funk and club classics. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their white outfits and dance the night away!

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Schedule of events

Friday August 12, 2016

An evening of Jazz with Marcus Johnson

Clemens Center, 207 Clemens Center Pkwy, Elmira, New York 14901

Saturday August 13

outdoor festival begins at 2:00 pm

Top Shelf
JT Project
Bob Baldwin

Thorne Street Park, Horseheads, New York 14845 (Elmira, Corning)

Taste

Taste of Downtown not only showcases the diverse cuisine and culinary creativity of downtown Lansing’s restaurants and sampling of wines from around the globe, but live entertainment for your enjoyment from an outdoor stage. Festival-goers experience an eclectic mix of sounds, from Reggae beats to smoking Blues and Jazz and everything in between. Bring your dancing shoes because it’s a perfect line up for kicking up your feet and dancing in the street!

Performance Schedule:
3:30-4:30 p.m. Taylor Taylor
5:00-6:00 p.m. Avon Bomb
6:30-7:30 p.m. Phil Denny
8:00-9:00 p.m. Air Margaritaville

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – 3:30 pm

100 S Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan 48933