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The Smooth Cruises Return for Summer 2015!

Wednesday, June 24th catch the first Smooth Cruise of the 2015 season with Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner sax man Boney James aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity as you sail the Hudson and take in the sights of New York Harbor.

The Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sun-decks.

THE 2015 SMOOTH CRUISE SCHEDULE:

June 24: Boney James

July 15: Norman Brown & Marion Meadows

July 22: Peter White & Richard Elliot

July 29: Gerald Albright & Mindi Abair

Aug 5: Dave Koz & Rick Braun with Special Guest Kenny Lattimore

Aug 12: Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon

Aug 19: Najee

Aug 26: Rachelle Ferrell

Sept 2: Freddie Jackson

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:30pm & 9pm)

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014

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Dave Koz Ultimate Caribbean cruise embarks from San Juan, Puerto Rico with ports of call in Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St Lucia; St Johns, Antigua; Philipsburg, St Maarten; and St Croix, US Virgin Islands; February 21-28, 2016.

Featured Performers: Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Larry Graham, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Lington, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, comedian George Wallace and others to be announced.

Guest Artists: Vincent Ingala, Elan Trotman, Ariana Savalas, The LA Collective with Greg Manning, Tony Moore and Darryl Williams. Get on the wait-list!

NVJG

The Napa Valley Jazz Getaway presented by Lexus is a 5-day luxury wine & jazz festival set in the heart of California’s famous wine country. This June 10-14, 2015, we will feature an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats including Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Peter White, Mindi Abair, Spyro Gyra, Eric Darius, The Family Stone, Fred Wesley, Kenny Lattimore, Maysa, Chuck Loeb, Raul Midón, Eric Marienthal, Marqueal Jordan, DW3, Cecil Ramirez, DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash and our special guest comedian, Alonzo Bodden. In addition, you’ll try some of Napa’s most iconic wines and many hidden gems as well.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
The Lincoln Theater

“Jazz Legend Night”

Al Jarreau

Raul Midón with special guest appearances by Eric Marienthal & Brian Culbertson

plus comedian Alonzo Bodden

Friday, June 12th, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
The Lincoln Theater

“Friday Night Funk Night”

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The Funk Show”
feat. Fred Wesley, Eric Darius, Marqueal Jordan & Eric Marienthal

The Family Stone

plus comedian Alonzo Bodden

Saturday, June 13th, 2015, 3-9pm
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The R&B Show” feat. Kenny Lattimore & Maysa 7:30-9pm

Boney James 6-7pm

Spyro Gyra 4:30-5:30pm

DW3 3-4pm

DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash

Hosted by Sterling James from KBLX Radio

(gates open at 2pm)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 1-7pm
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Chaka Khan 5:45-7pm

Brian Culbertson & Friends “The Smooth Jazz Show” feat. special guest Chuck Loeb 4-5:15pm

Peter White & Mindi Abair 2:30-3:30pm

Eric Darius 1-2pm

DJ’s The World Famous Rick & Russ Show feat. CJ Flash

Hosted by Sterling James from KBLX Radio

(gates open at 12pm)

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Ciao Smooth Jazz-Lovers all over the world,

Our festival family has grown again. In the new year, the altogether 13th edition of our SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL series takes us to a new place in a new country – a country known for good food, good wine, fashion, summer, sun, sunshine – a country known for LA DOLCE VITA: Italy.

The 3rd in the league of our annual festivals is from now on going to take place there, more precisely at the picturesque Lake Maggiore. The second largest lake in Italy is located in the wine region of Piemonte and is just within a stone’s throw of Lake Como, where amongst others George Clooney owns a house. Venue for our festival is the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno. The exclusive bathing and holiday resort Baveno, which is situated about 45 minutes north of the fashion metropolis Milan, is surrounded by picturesque mountains. It has retained the glamour of the 60s and the charm of Art Nouveau. The hotel itself is nestled in a beautiful natural setting with century-old trees in the parks, pools, and the breathtaking panorama of the Borromean Islands. The spacious complex extends directly to the lake shore and has a private boat jetty.

On stage, we welcome some of the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary and Smooth Jazz scene:

KEIKO MATSUI MINDI ABAIR KIM WATERS MARC ANTOINE BRIAN SIMPSON JULIAN VAUGHN ROCCO VENTRELLA RENATO FALASCHI ILARIA DE ROBERTIS GIANNI VANCINI

The live concerts take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and on Sunday forenoon until afternoon.

The official sale starts on April 10, 2015 in our online-shop: www.smoothjazzshop.eu/italy.

JazzOnTheVine2015

The Osthoff Resort is proud to announce the 13th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival, May 8-10, 2015. We invite you to join us once again for a special weekend dedicated to world-renowned jazz performers coming together and offering dynamic concerts that all music enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. Kick off the summer concert season at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake!

This year’s performers include Mindi Abair & The Bone Shakers, Michael Lington featuring Kenny Lattimore, Nick Colionne, Vincent Ingala, Cindy Bradly & Chris Standring, Down to the Bone, Roman Street and Marcell Guyton.

During the festival, sample an array of wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and more. Relax and enjoy an eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff chefs. We look forward to having you with us in 2015!

Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020 (Sheboygan)

Seabreeze

The DREAM LINEUP of smooth jazz festivals is here! Benson, Sanborn, Culbertson, and Jarreau — just to mention a few! The 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival coming April 22-26th to Panama City Beach, FL is over the top with MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE SMOOTH JAZZ ARTISTS — all together in one ultimate weekend of music just steps away from the white sand beaches and emerald-green waters.

Named a “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine — the Seabreeze Jazz Festival has become a destination festival where great music and good times combine with a true Florida Beach Vacation. Tickets are sold in 41 states and 7 countries. Over 25 artists — all with charting music on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts! It’s not a dream. It’s the Dream Lineup! Call 800-595-4849 for tickets or go online to http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 10:30 am

10:30am — Jazzy Lunch Cruise with Eric Darius aboard The Solaris (Lighthouse Marina, Panama City Beach)

3pm — Gates open at Amphitheater | 5pm — Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Althea René | 6:30pm — The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman | 8:30pm — Euge Groove | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Eric Darius ( Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 4:00 pm

3pm — Gates open | 5pm — Down To The Bone | 6:30pm — Ken Ford | 8:30pm — George Benson | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Euge Groove (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 9:30 am

8:30am — Gates open | 9:30am — Rob Tardik | 11am — Eric Darius | 12:30pm — Acoustic Alchemy | 2:30pm — The Sax Pack Reunion featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Kim Waters | 4:30pm — Brian Culbertson | 6:30pm — Vocalist Al Jarreau | 8:30pm — BWB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun | 10:30pm — Seabreeze After Party All-Star Jam hosted by Brian Culbertson (Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park)

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 9:30 am

8:30am — Gates open | 9:30am — Ryan Montano (Seabreeze Rising Star) | 11am — The Seabreeze Groove Project featuring Four80East, Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson | 12:30pm — Chris Standring | 2:30pm — Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers | 4:30pm — Jazz Funk Soul featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp | 6:30pm — Josh Vietti | 8:30pm — David Sanborn

Pier Park Amphitheater, 500 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Red Cat

During May 7-10, 2015, Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, Inc. will be hosting its 5th annual Red Cat Jazz Festival at Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa. The theme for the festival is: “It’s Island Time,” Discovering New Territories. The 2015 festival will feature the following:

Four Days of Non-stop Live Jazz Concerts featuring a variety of local and international jazz artists, 2015 Invited guests include Grammy winner Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Tizer, Jazz in Pink and Mike Phillips, and a host of others. Ticket here.

May 9 at 2:00am to May 11 at 5:00am

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf & Conv Ctr, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554