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Now recognized as one of the region’s premier jazz events, the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival is returning to beautiful Lake Arbor in Mitchellville, MD for our 8th annual event! Come and enjoy four days of non-stop contemporary and traditional jazz music featuring some of the DMV’s and the nation’s finest jazz and R&B groups.

Saturday, July 08, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Ken Ford, Christian “Big New York” de Mesones and the Smooth Jazz Allstars, Drew Davidsen, Willie Bradley, Eddie Baccus, Jr, Elliott Levine, Jeanette Harris, Jazmin Ghent, Point Blank,Matthew Whitaker

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Howard Hewett, Pam Ward, Jazmin Ghent

Grand finale allstar session

Gerald Veasley – Jam Session Host, Christian DeMesones, Drew Davidsen, Jeanette Harris, Jazmin Ghent, Marcus Mitchell Project, Charmaine Michelle

Lake Arbor Community Ctr, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Bowie, Maryland 20721

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:45 pm
+ Allstar Show on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Growing up in a home filled with the diverse sounds of jazz, blues, and R&B from the records his dad spun as a DJ, Ken Ford was born in St. Louis and lived in Detroit before his parents settled in Atlanta. His parents recognized a special gift in their child one night when they overheard him at a party, playing along with an Al Green song note for note on a toy keyboard – long before his first music lesson. From that point on, they kept an instrument in his hands but he never had a formal lesson until he settled on violin at age nine. Ken followed his passion for violin but, early in his career, lived a dual life, working as an IT programmer while jamming at some of Atlanta’s hottest jazz spots at night. Meanwhile, Ken’s talents have brought him on stage and into the recording studio with a range of superstar artists including Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, Chaka Khan, Brian Culbertson, Barry White and more. Today, he’s indulging his passion for violin full-time before worldwide audiences and a word that describes not only his violin but also the man himself is: electric. His electrifying live performances have audiences up on their feet and into the aisles, jumping and dancing around. Far from being any quiet instrument, Ken takes the violin center stage with amazing artistry and creativity, rocking out on it with a passion and fervor that rivals the biggest guitar solos.

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The 3-day Steel City Jazz Festival features: The O’Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Najee, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Jeffrey Osborne, Jazmin Ghent, Boney James, Ken Ford, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner and the Gulf Coast All Stars, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Vocalist Maysa, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, David Sanborn.

June 1-3, 2017

Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Who’s Coming to the Stage next for the 2nd Annual Music City Jazz Festival in Nashville, May 25-27, 2017? He is considered one of the most successful saxophonists of our time. He is also described as the most influential crossover players in Pop and R&B, of the past 20 years. MCJF FANS, introducing Grammy-Award Winning, “DAVID SANBORN”!!! We welcome you to the 2nd Annual Music City Jazz Festival Lineup. This lineup will be “One of the Hottest Smooth Jazz Lineups of the Summer” feat: David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Will Downing, Bob James, Roy Ayers, Maysa, Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Chuck Loeb, Ken Ford, Denny Jiosa and more TBA.

Purchase tickets at www.musiccityjazzfest.com.

Riverfront Park, 100 1st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

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Kenny G, Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Tower of Power, Eric Darius, Doc Powell, Darren Rahn, Pieces of a Dream, Paul Brown, Patti Austin, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Norman Brown, Four 80 East, Althea Rene, Michael Lington, Ken Ford, Matt Marshak, Roman Street , Jake Shimabukuro, Jeanette Harris, Adam Hawley and Candy Dulfer to appear at the 2017 Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach, FL. Over 25 artists in the “Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz” set for April 19-23rd. For complete details go to http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

Will-Call opens: Thursday & Friday 12pm / Saturday & Sunday 9:30am
Doors open: Thursday & Friday 2pm / Saturday & Sunday 10am
Show ends: 10:30pm All Dates

Location

Next to Pier Park on Panama City Beach in Florida, USA

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The Orlando Jazz Festival features: David Sanborn, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Ken Ford, Rick Braun, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner, Maysa, Chuck Loeb | Michael Ward, Marion Meadows, Michael Lington, Everette Harp, Marc Antoine and more!

For tickets visit this website.

March 10-11, 2017

Dr Phillips Center Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801

JazzFest West

The JazzFest West lineup continues to grow! Joining the incredible lineup on July 16 & 17 in San Dimas will be Brian Culbertson Official, The 40th Anniversary of Pieces Of A Dream, the first JFW appearance from Detroit’s Ken Ford Electric Violinist, and SoCal’s favorite party band DW3 with special guests Chante Moore & guitarist Adam Hawley. These six acts join the already announced performers – Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Mint Condition, Robert Glasper, Kindred the Family Soul, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne.

Tell your friends, and grab your tickets today.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bonelli Park, 120 Vía Verde, San Dimas, California 91773 (Map) (Los Angeles area)