Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

The Playboy Jazz Festival, to be presented for the sixth year in a row by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has announced its full lineup for 2019.

Featured acts will include Kool & the Gang, Boz Scaggs, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, the Maceo Parker Big Band, Terence Blanchard, the Cookers, Angélique Kidjo, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benny Golson, The Family Stone, Sheila E., Terrace Martin, and Sona Jobarteh.

There will also be a special celebration honoring the late drummer Ndugu Chancler, featuring Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Doc Powell, Byron Miller, Rayford Griffin, Josie James, and TC Carson.

The festival, hosted by comedian George Lopez, will take place June 8-9 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif.

Tickets for the 2019 Playboy Jazz Festival go on sale Mar. 5. For more information, go here.

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

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On Sunday April 28th, Jazz Appreciation Month concludes with the celebration of the life and music of jazz trumpet legend, educator Dr. Donald Byrd. This will be the first public tribute of his musical genius and legacy in the Los Angeles area since his passing 6 years ago. The Donald Byrd Acoustic & Electric Sessions will bring together Johnny Britt (trumpet recording artist), Dominique Toney (songstress) and Kevin Toney (2 X Grammy nominated and founding member of “The Blackbyrds”) along with an All -Star Band. Dr. Don Mizell, Grammy – winning producer, who worked with Byrd in the late 70’s at his Elektra Jazz Fusion Imprint, will serve as MC /host for this signature event. Concert will highlight his truly remarkable creative legacy by presenting music that showcases the full gamut of his work from straight ahead acoustic bebop to the fresh jazz soul fusion innovations of the Mizell Brothers music with him.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 07:00 PM

The Miracle Theater, 226 S. Market Street, Inglewood, CA 90301

500 Artists / 120+ Shows / 8 Stages / 3 Nights & 2 Days / September 27-29, 2019

Line-Up includes Dianna Krall,Chris Botti, Yellowjackets, Candy Dulfer, Sarky Puppy, Double Vision Revisited with Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller plus hundreds more!

Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, California 93940

The Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival showcases internationally acclaimed jazz artists and celebrates the wonderful wineries, historic downtown, and remarkable beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley. This four-day event offers Festival Pass holders a musical tour through the Lake Chelan Wine Valley. Twenty five jazz performances take place at 11 wineries and venues over 4 days around Lake Chelan. Among these acts is saxophonist Justin Young. We invite you to join us for our second annual festival on May 16 – 19, 2019.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 – 5:00 pm – Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Lake Chelan Wine Valley, PO Box 2112, Chelan, WA 98816

 

New Orleans Jazz Fest has revealed its 2019 lineup. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Big Easy institution, and organizers are celebrating with an all-star lineup led by The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, and Jimmy Buffet.

Other notable acts include Van Morrison, Al Green, John Fogerty, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Tom Jones, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmy Cliff, Mavis Staples, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kamasi Washington, Big Freedia.

Also playing are Bob Seger, Santana, Pitbull, Logic, J Balvin, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avene with the Nevilles, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, The Head and the Heart, Ziggy Marley, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ani DiFranco, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Indio Girls, Gregory Porter, Dumpstaphunk, The Radiators, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation, among others. Looks like smooth jazz stars are not on this party.

This year’s festival takes place April 25-27th and May 2nd-5th. Tickets are on sale.

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

Humphreys Backstage Concert Series present Bob James

December, 4 + 5, 2018 – 7:30 PM

Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, California 92106

Hosted by Marcus Miller, Don Was, Robert Glasper

This cruise features among a plethora of jazz artists the following smooth jazz artists: David Sanborn, Candy Dulfer, Eric Marienthal

Ports of call are

Ft Lauderdale, Nassau, Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, Costa Maya, Mexico, Key West, FL and back to Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Book here.