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On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Mike Jones Kidney Foundation (MJKF) will hold an Evening of Jazz benefit featuring Tower of Power Founding Member, Grammy® & Emmy nominated trumpeter Greg Adams and his band East Bay Soul. A secret guest artist is set to perform who will be announced at a later date. The event will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 starting with a VIP reception, meet and greet at 5:00PM.

The MJKF is a 501(c)(3) organization created in the memory of Mike Jones, who was a kidney recipient and a community organ donor educator who passed away on March 7, 2013. He was an advocate of donor awareness where his mission was to help educate the public on how to give the “Gift of Life” for kidney, liver, bone marrow or blood transfusions while remaining healthy in the process. His work inspired churches, schools, and gave hope to kidney patients. He was blessed to receive a kidney after waiting five years.

“We look forward to re-establishing Mike’s love for jazz and his mission to educate everyone about kidney disease by creating the MJKF”, said Greg Adams, Grammy® and Emmy nominated trumpeter. “Our Evening of Jazz will be great and we know Mike will be there with us in spirit”.

MJKF’s mission is to grant financial assistance to kidney recipients, donors and families of hospitalized family members to cope with financial challenges on their medical journey, providing a safety net of critical assistance. Each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

The MJKF was founded by Jones’ birth father Willie E. Williams – Charter Member of California Association of Independent Accountants, Andrea L. Adams – Music Management, Margaret D. Maier – Kidney Donor and Board Certified Medical / Surgical Nurse through the ANCC, The Honorable Lee W. Tsao – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, and Greg Adams – Grammy® and Emmy nominated trumpeter and arranger.

The evening will feature a dinner prior to the concert along with chances to win several prizes available like a professional Jupiter Trumpet performed that evening by Greg Adams, a spa/golf package at a resort in Palm Springs, a Beverly Hills Salon package, tickets to several local events such as Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Disneyland/California Adventure and Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and many more.

Advanced reservations for General Admission tickets are $45.00 and $50.00 at the door. Advanced reservations for Orchestra Seating are $55.00 and $60.00 at the door. Advanced reservations for VIP Seating is $90.00 which includes a VIP meet and greet reception, dinner and VIP Orchestra Seating. Advanced reservations are required; VIP Reception is limited to seating for 100. No VIP tickets will be sold at the door.

To find out more about the Evening of Jazz benefit, discuss potential sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, visit
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Greg Adams and East Bay Soul will be at Yoshi’s Oakland Wed, Sept, 2! You are in Funk Trouble if you do not make it to this show! This band is funking amazing! Soulful beyond words! So much talent it just gushes off the stage!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, California 94607


The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for over 21 years. The free concert series takes place July 10, 17, 24, July 31 and August 7, on Friday evenings at the spectacular outdoor Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas.

Internationally acclaimed artists such as Peter White, Slim Man, Paul Brown, Joseph Vincelli, Jeff Kashiwa , and Nils have headlined this prestigious event in years past.

Outdoor seating on the amphitheatre lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically jazz fans begin staking their spots with blankets and lawn chairs the morning of each concert. Food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent Food Court inside Wonderland of the Americas.

Revel in the sights and sounds of great live jazz across the reflecting pool of one of San Antonio’s most arresting outdoor venues, the Amphitheatre at Wonderland of the Americas. It’s more than music! It’s one of South Texas’ most anticipated summer happenings. Musical magic at its finest, under the stars at the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival.

Artists Schedule:

7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Jul 24: Elizabeth Mis U-NAM
Jul 31: Warhawk Jessy J
Aug 7: Rodney Bowens Peter White

Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78201


Greg Adams & East Bay Soul in Seattle

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes hot jazz funksters, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul for three nights and four shows. Band members include, Greg Adams (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals), Darryl Walker (lead vocals, tenor sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, fugelhorn, vocals), Johnnie Bamont (sax, flute, vocals), Greg Vail (sax, flute, vocals), Joey Navarro (keys, vocals), Kay-Ta Matsuno (guitar), Dwayne “Smitty” Smith (bass), Herman Mathews (drums, vocals) and Johnny Sandoval (latin percussion, vocals). Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm

Thu, Jul 2 – Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Get tickets here.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121


This is a Holiday Party you don’t want to miss! Tickets are going fast! Two Shows! One Night! Saturday, Dec 13!

Tixs: 9:30PM
Tixs: 7:00PM

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles)


This Wine and Jazz concert series is featuring national recording artists in a very intimate setting in the Rose Terrace. Sample the award winning wines while you listen to the beautiful sounds of world class musicians.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 6:00 pm

This concert features multi Grammy Award winning guitarist Paul Brown. With over 50 number albums to his credit and numerous number one hits on the smooth jazz charts, Paul Brown has defined the sounds of a generation. His melodic guitar melodies will make you groove. Hailing from Denmark and born into a musical family, Michael Lington is a second generation Saxophonist following in his fathers footsteps. As with each generation Michael taken it to a new musical level in the family becoming an international saxophone star. His latest recording has topped the smooth jazz charts and his smooth and funky style is a perfect compliment to the melodic grooves of Paul Brown. Two amazing artists that will make you move in your seats!

Coming October 25th , The smooth Jazz all-stars at Keyways Winery and Vineyards: Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas, Greg Adams, Brian Bromberg, Richard Smith.

Keyways Vineyard & Winery, 37338 De Portola Rd, Temecula, California 92592


Tuesday July 1 thru Thursday July 3, 2014

Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 9812