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The Smooth Jazz Cruise in association with Alan Stein

A marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that translate exceptionally to live performance. More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Lorber and Loeb will be joined by talented saxophonist Everette Harp.

$95 VIP Orchestra Pit , $65 Orchestra, $50 Balcony

Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm in EST

Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, New York 11570


BRENCORE Entertainment Presents International Recording Artist Frank McComb’s Tribute to the Music of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder at The Carlyle Club. Don’t miss the talented Keyboardist/Songwriter Frank McComb as he pays homage to two of the greatest artists in the music industry. Close your eyes and you can hear both Donny and Stevie when Frank performs their hits.

In addition to Frank yo4u will be also enjoying the sounds of the talented Capital Jazz Festival Winners PHAZE II Band onstage. Don’t wait to get your tickets to this event!

Advanced tickets are onsale at for $30.00 – $40.00 (Booths only) and $35.00 and $45.00 the day of event. Two shows 5:00pm and 8:00pm

Sunday 11/16

The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Tel: (703) 548-8899


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)



Wayne County Parks Presents The 19th Annual Jazz on the River at Elizabeth Park, Trenton, Michigan.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Yancyy & Friends

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Andreas Varady

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Harvey Mason “Chameleon”

5:45pm – 7:00pm – Tim Bowman

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Ohio Players

Sunday, August 3, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Sound Proof

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Dee Brown

4:00pm – 5:00pm – The Detroit “Jazz on the River” All Stars
(Gerard Gibbs, Perry Hughes, Rayse Biggs, Carl Holmes, and Ron Otis)

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Alexander Zonjic with
Special Guest Peter White

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Al Jarreau

The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 suggested donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at the corner of Jefferson and West Road, also Jefferson and Elm to the entrance of Elizabeth Park.

The park will be open to the public on both days beginning at Noon, and will close after the final performance.

Elizabeth Park is located off Jefferson, east of I-75, south of West Road in Trenton. Take I-75 South to the West Road exit and follow West Road east to Jefferson. Take Jefferson south into the park.

Questions? More info? Call 734-261-1990.

Elizabeth Park, 202 Grosse Ile Pkwy, Trenton, Michigan 48183 (Detroit)

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More than 24 contemporary jazz and R&B high rollers promise to make the Las Vegas Jazz Festival a winning bet. Tickets are now on sale for the 3-day music and lifestyle event to be held at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on September 27-29, 2013 showcasing Grammy-winning and nominated soul singers and chart-topping instrumentalists.

The opening night of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival boasts a funky Friday lineup headlined by 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner Charlie Wilson, a 6-time Grammy-nominated vocalist who won a Soul Train Icon Award in 2009. A soulful pairing comprised of saxophonist Eric Darius and platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Lyfe Jennings will take the stage first.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter India.Arie, veteran R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne and saxman Euge Groove top the marquee on Saturday. Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown and sax powerhouse Richard Elliot join forces for a session filled with R&B grooves. Emerging sax player Dominic Amato will perform a mid-afternoon show following a trio segment featuring saxophonists Michael Lington and Jessy J with keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen. The day will begin with a hit-filled performance by saxophonist Paul Taylor, a Las Vegas native.

The closing program of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival presents two-time Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Kem followed by Grammy-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton. Soul-jazz guitarist Jeff Golub unites with saxmen Warren Hill and Tom Braxton for what bodes to be a blues-singed set. Guitarist Nick Colionne brings Chicago-style fire and flamboyant fashion to his shows. Sax Pack Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa and Jackiem Joyner – always delivers a high-octane performance. The final day gets underway with Jazz in Pink, a trio of talented women consisting of keyboardist Gail Jhonson, violinist Karen Briggs and saxophonist Paula Atherton.

Tickets can be purchased for the entire Las Vegas Jazz Festival or as single-day events, but’s Brad Laughlin, the producer and promoter of the festival, encourages guests to come for the weekend.

“Part of the magic of our jazz festivals is when guests come and totally immerse themselves in the music and lifestyle experience for the entire weekend. One of the reasons we produce our events at first-class resorts like the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is to foster that feeling of community that takes place when concert goers spend the weekend enjoying the live music along with the plush accommodations and top-notch facilities. In addition to the extraordinary shows we go to great length to produce, our festivals are an opportunity for people to getaway, relax, socialize, network and form relationships. These aren’t just concerts; they are fun mini-vacations and our guests fly in from all over the country to join the party,” said Laughlin, whose company also produces the Arizona Jazz Festival and the San Diego Jazz Festival.

Starting at $65.00 for single-day ticket and $285.00 for a 3-day seat, tickets for the Las Vegas Jazz Festival are available online at and by phone at 602.244.8444.

Additional information about the Las Vegas Jazz Festival is available at


Phoenix, Arizona-based is one of the premiere concert producers in the Southwest. Among the star-studded jazz and R&B concerts and multiday music and lifestyle festivals that the company promotes are the Arizona Jazz Festival (, Las Vegas Jazz Festival ( and San Diego Jazz Festival (

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Rhythm and Blues and Jazz sensation, Will Downing, along with Najee, smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist, will be performing at the Bell Auditorium for a special one night only performance on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30pm. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the DeAnna Williams Heffner Kidney Transplant Fund. Will Downing, the Grammy nominated reigning “Prince of Sophisticated Soul”, celebrates 25 years of recording excellence with his 16th album, “Silver” in 2013. Silver is not a “Best of” or “Greatest Hits” collection. Silver is a personal invitation from Will Downing to his fans to jointly celebrate a quarter-century of giving his heart and soul through every song, concert and note. For loyalists that have been there from day one, it’s their Silver Anniversary.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St, Augusta, Georgia 30901



Kindred the Family Soul
Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition)
Tawanna Shaunte
Olamide Faison

Joe Johnson
Eric Essix
Joey Sommerville
Michael Ward
Olamide Faison

Bessie Smith Cultural Ctr, 200 E ML King Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403


Behind the scenes of Shanachie Entertanment recording artist Maysa with the Blue Velvet Soul sessions. Filmed Troy Burton.

Bill Carson (Shanachie Entertainment): “There is so much love out there for Maysa.  “Blue Velvet Soul” is spectacular, thanks for spreading the word via the radio and feel free to spread some Maysa love to your people, facebook, etc….here’s a few different ways to share… “


Soul Music takes you back, Hip-Hop keeps you grooving, and R&B moves you, while smooth Jazz soothes you. You’ve just entered the musical entertainment zone called the “2013 SOLJAZZ FESTIVAL” (SJF) a sequence of events created to provide a musical, mellow, yet energetic experience with a family fun atmosphere.

This unique 2nd year event will be sponsored by consumer-targeted companies, supported grassroots-style and brought to you by Gemstone Management & Consulting, LLC, Southwest Mobile Advertising, Operation Community Care, Cedar Crest Golf Course, American Diabetes Association, Rolling, Holiday Inn Express & Suites DeSoto,, Smooth 105.7, TimohicksPhotography, Marshall Arts Entertainment Group, Beautiful Textures, Black Contemporary Television KAZD 55.4, Warning, United Healthcare, Towne Place Suites by Marriott and MediumFour.

Featuring Live Performances & Appearances From:

Smokin’ Joe McBride, Cherrelle, Natural Change, Reginald Robinson, D. Elli$, Mocha Blue, Mike Guinn, Rick Rigsby Featuring the Stop Six Band, Catie Waters, Gino Lock Johnson Iglehart & The IvorY JeaN Band, Mocha Blue, Jurni Rayne, Trio Montuno, Alcedrick Todd, Tricia Woodgett, Vandell Andrew, Cherish Love, Flow of the New Night Babies, June Marieezy, Sista Sondra, Willie Mae McIver, Charlotte Lyons, Frankie Wilson, Jr, Q-Roc Ragsdale, Richmond Punch, Neicy Walker-Vann and many more!

Saturday, June 15, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Skyline Ranch, 1801 E Wheatland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75241


Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970. While attending the Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square (then known as Beauregard Square), she and Duke Ellington, who also appeared at the event, came upon the Eureka Brass Band leading a crowd of second-line revelers through the Festival grounds. George Wein, producer of the Festival, handed Ms. Jackson a microphone, she sang along with the band and joined the parade…and the spirit of Jazz Fest was born.

Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson and the Eureka Brass Band back in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the culture of Louisiana with the combined fervor of a gospel hymn and the joy of a jazz parade.

These artists will perform on the festival:

Bill Miller

Pura Fé
A Tribe Called Red

Yellow Bird Indian Dancers
Stoney Creek Singers
Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Aaron Neville

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Dr. John
Allen Toussaint

Irma Thomas

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Pete Fountain

The Nevilles

Rebirth Brass Band

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Better Than Ezra
The Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr. with special Guest Page McConnell
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
Vernel Bagneris presents The 35th Anniversary Celebration of “One Mo’ Time”
Marc Broussard
Chris Owens backed by Her Hot Rhythms Band
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys

Papa Grows Funk
Cowboy Mouth

Tab Benoit

Anders Osborne
Theresa Andersson

Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Jon Cleary & the Diabolical Fandangos

John Boutté
Sonny Landreth

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with special guest Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jeremy Davenport

Davell Crawford

Terence Blanchard
Deacon John

Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Donald Harrison, Jr.

Henry Butler & Friends

Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs
The Soul Rebels
Marcia Ball

Charmaine Neville Band
Treme Brass Band’s Tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste
Ellis Marsalis
Nicholas Payton XXX with Vicente Archer and Lenny White
George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Tucka & the Groove City Express

John Mooney & Bluesiana
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with special Guest Jo-El Sonnier
Jonathon “Boogie” Long & the Blues Revolution
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield
Glen David Andrews
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with special guest Queen Ida
Raw Oyster Cult

Hurray For The Riff Raff
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns

The Iguanas
The Revivalists

Creole String Beans
James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars

Eric Lindell
Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark
Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue
Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds

Astral Project
The Zion Harmonizers

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Val & Love Alive Mass Choir
Gregg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds
The Boutté Family Gospel

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