Archive for the ‘Smooth Jazz’ Category

The O’Hare Jazz Fest 2020 features Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Euge Groove, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Nick Colionne, Vncent Ingala, Althea Rene, Marqueal Jordan, Lin Rountree.

August 7, 8, 9, 2020

Loews Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (Chicago)


Gabriel Mark Hasselbach plays many instruments – trumpet, flute, flugelhorn and trombone –, but trumpet remains his first choice. Born and raised in Colorado, he followed his muse to Vancouver in the 1970s. “I brought my bike, my trumpet and a stack of music books,” he said in an interview. “I never went to a conservatory, but I read the books, I practised a lot and I performed a lot. I think, this way, I kept my musical self, my uniqueness as a musician.” His career on the world stage started with the multiplatinum Powder Blues Band. After many national and international tours, he launched his solo career. Although he has also had notable straight ahead jazz successes, he prefers “the more rhythmically succinct domain of smooth jazz for the variety of color and texture that it provides”. Also as a soloist, he has toured many festivals (e.g. Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Fest), and has recorded or performed with artists such as Bob James, Little Richard, George Benson, John Denver, The O’Jays, Ben E King, John Lee Hooker, Paul Hardcastle or Michael Bublé (whose album ‘Dream’ was produced in Gabriel’s studio).

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A Little Night Music featuring Alexander Zonjic and Justin Schultz

Friday, September 20, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Alexander Blue House, Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Only 4 weeks before this great event, put together by some great teens trying to make a positive difference in other kids lives. Come and enjoy some great music, delicious food in one of the most beautiful mansions in Glendora.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – 02:00 PM

The Ranch in Glendora,  610 Cerritos Rd., Glendora, CA 91740

The Big Bib Too Event Center in San Antonio welcomes chart topping bassist and composer Darryl Williams LIVE on Saturday, September 28th!

Darryl Williams has performed and toured with the who’s who of Smooth Jazz and RnB, including Euge Groove, Michael Lington, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Howard Hewitt, Richard Elliot, Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Lorber, Peter White, The Sax Pack, Kim Waters, Steve Cole, Brenda Russell and more.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Big Bib Too Event Center, 106 Lanark Dr., San Antonio, TX 78218

This unique jazz festival brings to life a new and exciting way to experience live music, with spontaneous performances in a variety of intimate and inspiring venues, adding the element of surprise, dare we say danger, to every set… You never know what’s going to happen next!

Big Little Vibes will filter through the romantic, late winter air on the Monterey Peninsula on Valentine’s Weekend in Carmel at the stunning Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, located on 800 acres between Carmel-by-the-Sea and the rolling hills of Santa Lucia Mountains offering an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, and cozy fireplaces, transforming into the ideal California jazz experience with open living spaces, high-vaulted, natural wood ceilings, cushioned chairs, exquisite sound, artful lighting with world-class performers who are close enough to touch!

Nathan East’s Band Of Brothers provides the driving force as the Jazz Weekender House Band (Nathan East – Bass, Stephen Ferrone – Drums, Greg Phillingaines – Keys, Michael Thompson – Guitar).

Four days of special musical Guests including Marc Antoine, Mariea Antoinette, Patti Austin, David Benoit, Paul & Jaqui Brown, Wayne Gutshall, Steve Oliver, Peet Project, Nelson Rangell, Brendan Rothwell, Kim Scott and Avery*Sunshine.

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Dates for the 2019 edition of the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival have been released. Look for another weekend of music, food and fun on October 4 – 6, 2019.

Started as a free backyard jam four years ago, this event annually features an exciting slate of smooth, soulful, and edgy regional and local jazz artists. Music-loving audiences in attendance have hailed from all of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and beyond.

A celebration of jazz, culture, community and individuals from all walks of life, the Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival has also made it a top priority to help preserve the history of Carver Street. This culturally important area was home to Charlie’s Place, a supper club that played host to the biggest names in music while providing an early showcase for the Shag, South Carolina’s official state dance.

October 4 – 6, 2019. All Concerts are from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Carver Street, Myrtle Beach