Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

The 2-day John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival features a variety of jazz including Lee Ritenour

Saturday, September 01, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Oak Hollow Festival Park, 1841 Eastchester Dr, High Point, North Carolina 27265

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The 2-day Playboy Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz, among them

Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Saturday, June 09, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Ramsey Lewis Quintet

Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90068

The SLO Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz, including Jeff Lorber Fusion headlining

Friday, May 18, 2018 – 8:15 pm

on the Mission Main Stage

Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years – the St. John’s River. This year, we’re taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts three outdoor stages with state­of­the­art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 15 city blocks!

Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival program like the Jazz Marketplace where artists and makers showcase their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining options, along with ever ­popular signature events such as the Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch and more.

Join the City of Jacksonville May 24 – 27 and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.  Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown. Among the awaited musicians are Euge Groove, Trombone Shorty and Sheila E.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day weekend tradition. This year’s festival kicks off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at the Florida Theatre. Additional festival hours are as follows:

Friday, May 25th: 4 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 26th: 1 – 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 27th: 1 – 10 p.m.

The festival returns to the downtown core this year comprising 15 city blocks in downtown Jacksonville full of live entertainment, great food and unique shopping experiences. Plug 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 into your GPS or online map for direction assistance.

The Church Street Jazz Series features the Bob James Trio with vocalist Lindsey Webster

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

The 7-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres, including George Benson on

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 11:00 am

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

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.

Smooth Jazz fans await Jeff Lorber, Elan Trotman, Michael Manson and more to be announced.

March, 2, 3, 4, 2018

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