The 3rd annual Antelope Valley Fair Jazz Festival features: Spyro Gyra, David Benoit, Vocalist Morgan James.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 4:00 pm
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Ave H, Lancaster, California 93536
GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond BROADMOOR Resort in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy exceptional hospitality, accommodations and world-class music – all among the splendor of the Colorado Rockies. April 9-11, 2015 will mark Klugh’s 12th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor! Join Burt Bacharach; ‘Jazz and the Movies’ with Earl Klugh, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour; Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nikki Yanofsky, and more!
The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Cruise with M.E.E. on the Hornblower Infinity Yacht with the amazing band Spyro Gyra on October 3rd.
Come aboard FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7:00PM for a Smooth Cruise with the iconic contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra!
To mark the 35th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough Morning Dance album, Spyro Gyra will be performing it start to finish at their NYC show. Then they will continue the show with highlights of more of their memorable music.
Catch the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.
Cruise departs promptly at 7pm (Boarding begins: 6pm)
Jazz’SAlive in Travis Park celebrates its 30th Anniversary with live performances from National & International Artists,
Plus Local & Regional Bands who participated in the very first Jazz festival in Travis Park.
September 21, 2013
Main Stage: 7pm — S.A. River Rats Brass Band | 7:30pm — Ed Calle | 9:30pm — Hiroshima | Jefferson St Stage: 11:30am — Take Note (City of San Antonio’s Parks & Rec. Dept. Youth Band) | 1:00pm — Small World | 2:30pm — Bett Butler & Joel Dillery | 4:00pm — Beverly Houston | 5:30pm — West Side Horns
September 22, 2013
Main Stage: 6:00pm — S.A. River Rats Brass Band | 6:30pm — Spyro Gyra | 8:30pm — Ramsey Lewis | 11:00pm — After Dark Jam Session featuring visiting national, local & regional artists | Jefferson St Stage: 12:00pm — The Regency Jazz Band | 1:30pm — Ken Slavin | 3:00pm — Joe Posada | 4:30pm — First Light featuring Richard Garcia
Travis Park, 711 Navarro St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
For over 35 years, Spyro Gyra has maintained a strong position at the forefront of modern jazz. Their debut album 1979’s Morning Dance included the title track that became a Top 40 single and proved to be the band’s breakout single. To this day, the Calypso-inspired track is still in heavy rotation on contemporary jazz stations nationwide. Soon after their acclaimed first release, the band initiated a heavy touring schedule that has been in perpetual motion ever since.
Their 2001 album In Modern Times, an album that spent 64 weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, peaked at the #2 position. Two years later, the band released Original Cinema, followed by The Deep End in 2004. Both albums spent a considerable amount of time on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. 2006’s Wrapped in a Dream cemented the band’s position as heavyweight contenders in the contemporary jazz arena, earning a Grammy nomination and wide critical acclaim.
Spyro Gyra continued this momentum into 2007, releasing Good To Go-Go, an album that captures a more live groove with the help of new drummer Bonny B. Good To Go-Go scored two Grammy nominations in December 2007: Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (the latter nomination for the track “Simple Pleasures”). In 2009, Spyro Gyra added the album, Down the Wire, to its voluminous discography and earned the group a Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Their most recent release 2011’s A Foreign Affair debuted at #2 on Billboard’s jazz charts. Spyro Gyra continues to remain an exciting and dynamic instrumental group, constantly pushing and exploring the boundaries of contemporary jazz.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 6:00 pm Two cruises, 6 & 9 p.m.
Spirit of New York, Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York, New York 10011
This is a free Festival in the streets of Niwot, Colorado featuring International & Local Jazz Legends.
This Year’s Smokin’ Jazz Line-up
Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts with special guests
Don Grusin & Brad Goode
Tony Gulizia Quartet
Vail’s Favorite Jazzman
Ken Walker Sextet
Suzanne Morales & La Candela
Salsa & Latin Jazz
Don Grusin and the
Featuring Robben Ford,
Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña Contemporary Jazz
Everett Greene &
the Festival All-Star
The Vocalist of the Count Basie Orchestra with a 17-piece Jazz All-Star Orchestra
Friday, August 16, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Festival Stage, Niwot Rd & 2nd Ave, Niwot, Colorado 80503 (Boulder)