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The National Black Women In Jazz & the Arts Day Inaugural weekend celebration begins Friday, Feb 27- Sunday, March 1, 2015.
The Attire is Black Tie for the awards show

**Feb 27 – Welcome Cocktail Reception & Concert 7pm
Health, Beauty, Wellness & Artist Market

**Feb. 28 -Living Legends & Pearls of Courage Luncheon 2pm-5pm
Health, Beauty, Wellness & Artist Market
Artist Instructed Workshops and Seminars

**Feb 28 – 5pm- Atlanta Screening (Documentary)

**Feb 28 – BWIJA – Artist Market -(Original Paintings, Sculpting, Literary and more! (All Sales from the Artist Market are Final)

**Feb 28 – 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Themed Costume Party – 8pm-11pm

**March 1 – Doors open at 3pm – Red Carpet-4pm

** March 1 – 2nd Annual Black Women In Jazz & the Arts Awards Presentations – 6pm

**March 1 – Dessert Reception Immediately following the Awards

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.BlackWomenInJazz.com and http://www.BWIJAwards.com . Inquiries? Call: 678.861.7370.

Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337

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Major Concert Schedule

March 18 | April 10 | April 11 | April 12 | April 13 | April 14 | April 15 | April 16 | April 17 | April 18 | April 19
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

7:30 p.m.: Alvernia Performing Arts Series
CYRILLE AIMÉE
Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall at Alvernia University: $20
Tickets: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture/

Ticket Info
FRIDAY, APRIL 10

7 p.m.: Guitar Master
PAT MARTINO TRIO featuring Pat Bianchi, Carmen Intorre
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Concert
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
Santander Performing Arts Center: $59 and $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part I
DANCE HALL DOCS with special guest BRENT CARTER
plus THE UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Opening Night Party
BONEY JAMES
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Reading Jazz Connection
GREG HATZA & TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 p.m.: Live from Seattle
RANDY HANSEN: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
MINDI ABAIR & THE BONESHAKERS featuring SWEETPEA
ATKINSON
plus PIECES OF A DREAM
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.
BRIAN BROMBERG with special guest ANDREW NEU
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $30 (General Admission)

Ticket Info

7 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
THE SOUL OF JAZZ featuring JEFFREY OSBORNE, NAJEE, MAYSA, NICK COLIONNE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN SIMPSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
plus the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Back by Popular Demand! Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
INCOGNITO
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.
ANDREW NEU
with special guests CAROL RIDDICK and DAVID P STEVENS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Sunday Jazz Brunch
URBAN JAZZ COALITION & FRIENDS
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

1:30 p.m.: Ultimate Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Soulful Sunday
GERALD ALBRIGHT
plus JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn Night
DIANNE REEVES
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 13

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus THE BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: FREE (General Admission)

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus the POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown: FREE (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

7 p.m.: Hidden River Film Initiative
20 FEET FROM STARDOM (Film)
R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX: Tickets available at the door

7:30 p.m.: Legendary Drummer
BILLY COBHAM’S ‘SPECTRUM 40’ BAND
featuring DEAN BROWN, GARY HUSBAND, RIC FIERABRACCI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $42 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

Ticket Info
THURSDAY, APRIL 16

7:30 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt and more
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
featuring JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, BILL NIXON, MICHAEL NIKOLIDAKIS, TREY LARUE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Classic Rock, Blues Guitarist
PAT TRAVERS BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: 25th Anniversary Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NICK COLIONNE, PETER WHITE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, EUGE GROOVE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, MARION MEADOWS, PAUL TAYLOR, LIONEL CORDEW, ALEX BUGNON, BOBBY LYLE, MARC ANTOINE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

7 p.m.: Honoring Masters of Fusion
ALEX BUGNON, LIONEL CORDEW, GERALD Veasley and more
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $40 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: An Evening With DAVE KOZ
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
STRINGS ATTACHED
featuring LARRY CORYELL, JIMMY BRUNO, VIC JURIS,
JACK WILKINS, JOE COHN
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues at The Inn
JAMES HUNTER SIX
plus MIKEY JUNIOR BAND
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part II
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIF STARKEY, DAVID CULLEN, SCOTTIE MANN,
DREW LOVE, ALISA B
plus REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH A FUNK
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
JAZZ ATTACK
featuring RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, EUGE GROOVE
and special guest ELLIOTT YAMIN
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Sax Summit
NATHAN BELLOTT, SETH EBERSOLE, ANDY MOHLER, GREG WILSON
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

10 a.m. doors/11 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
featuring musical guests THE NEW SPIRITS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Eric Clapton Retrospective
CRAIG THATCHER BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ Day
NICK COLIONNE
plus MARION MEADOWS & PAUL TAYLOR
Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Acoustic Guitarist
MARC ANTOINE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $35 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: WDAS/WJJZ Night
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: A Journey into the Future of Jazz
KIND OF NEW featuring JASON MILES, INGRID JENSEN, JAY RODRIGUEZ, MIKE CLARK, JERRY BROOKS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS LIONEL LOUEKE, GARY BARTZ
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Steely Dan Tribute
THE ROYAL SCAM
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $25 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Sweet Southern Soul
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
featuring DEVON ALLMAN, CYRIL NEVILLE, CHARLIE WOOTEN, YONRICO SCOTT, BART WALKER
Building 24 Live: $39 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: Celebrate Sinatra
LOU DOTTOLI and the SOUNDS OF SUNNYBROOK DANCE BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown
Ticket info at sunnybrookballroom.com

10 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Night
REMEMBERING JOE SAMPLE
featuring BOBBY LYLE, WILTON FELDER, RAY PARKER JR., GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF BRADSHAW, LIOEL CORDEW, NIC HOLAS SAMPLE, RICK BRAUN, LIZ HOGUE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Classic Rock Meets Contemporary Jazz
THE JOST PROJECT featuring TONY MICELI, PAUL JOST, KEVIN MACCONNELL, ANWAR MARSHALL
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO
featuring special guest CHUCK LOEB
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Brassy Sunday Jazz Brunch
ÉLAN TROTMAN, JEFF BRADSHAW, JOEY SOMMERVILLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $40 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

3 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops
NEW YORK VOICES and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Gospel According to Jazz Celebration
KIRK WHALUM, YOLANDA ADAMS, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Various venues in or near Reading, Pennsylvania 19610

JazzFunkSoul

Jazz Funk Soul featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp in the Madison Theatre, special opening guest: Al DeGregoris with Chris Geith.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, New York 11571 (Long Island)

Clearwater

What started as a 10-day series of jazz concerts held on the back of a flatbed truck and at venues all around the City of Clearwater, has evolved into a major international jazz festival and draw for tens of thousands of visitors. Now in its 35th year, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday is a world-class gathering of the some of the greatest talents and greatest fans of music & jazz. The event takes full advantage of its home in Clearwater, Florida, offering music and art against the backdrop of warm breezes, brilliant sunsets and one of the world’s greatest beaches, on the Gulf of Mexico.

Thursday, October 16th

4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Buster Cooper Quartet
6:00pm – 7:45pm – “Changing Keys” – Clearwater Jazz Holiday 35th Anniversary Tribute
8:15pm – 10:00pm – Earth, Wind & Fire

Friday, October 17th

4:00pm Gates Open
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Al Downing Jazz All-Stars
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Theo Valentin
7:30pm – 9:00pm – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
9:30pm – 11:00pm – Spyro Gyra

10:00pm – 1:30am – Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party

Saturday, October 18th

1:00pm Gates Open
1:30pm – 2:30pm – TomKats Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Katt Hefner
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Julie Black
4:30pm – 6:00pm – Belinda & Kool Reflektions
6:30pm – 8:45pm – Boogie on the Bay – Marcia Ball / Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
9:15pm – 10:45pm – Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
10:45pm Fireworks Presented by HCA West Florida Pinellas County Hospitals

10:00pm – 1:30am – Clearwater Jazz Holiday After Party

Sunday, October 19th

1:30pm Gates Open
2:00pm – 3:00pm – REH/CJH Youth Jazz Band
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Crash
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Spirit Family Reunion
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:00pm – 9:30pm – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Coachman Park, 301 Drew St, Clearwater, Florida 33755

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Friday, October 24, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Watermark Place, 4500 Visionland Pkwy, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 (Birmingham)

SmoothJazzFallFestival

The Smooth Jazz Fall Festival 2014 brings “Passion, Connection and Soulful Expression” to the Redstone Room; GRAMMY Nominated Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring special guest saxophonist Eric Marienthal, will bring smoky jazz, sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves.

Saturday, October 11 8:00pm in CDT

Redstone Room, 129 N Main St, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2014

The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. Jazz, an experience you will never forget!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014
TYRESE
RAMSEY LEWIS
RACHELLE FERRELL
NAJEE
MICHAEL LINGTON
JESSE BOYKINS III
LEE ENGLAND JR.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014
LALAH HATHAWAY
WILL DOWNING
AL JARREAU
DALEY
HIROSHIMA
AL WILLIAMS JAZZ SOCIETY FEATURING RONNIE LAWS, WILTON FELDER, AND MORE IN A TRIBUTE TO WAYNE HENDERSON
RICK PARMA

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802