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Life Luxe Jazz – The Los Cabos Jazz Experience is a premier luxury cultural experience with jazz as the focal point, bringing people together with common interests in music, culture and exceptional cuisine with the goal of building bridges across borders.

Featured artists are Marc Curry, Gerald Albright, Average White Band, Alex Bugnon, Incognito, Pieces of a Dream, Ronnie Laws, Aundrae Russell, Tom Browne, Roy Ayers, Sheléa, Raul Midon, Kirk Whalum

November 7 – November 11, 2019

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort, Cabo Pacifica S/N, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur 23450, Mexico

The hottest Jazz Concert of the summer will play under the stars Father’s Day Weekend as New Day Entertainment presents the “3rd Annual Jazz Spectacular!” This year’s all-star lineup includes Paul Taylor, Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Alexander Zonjic, Avery Sunshine, Jean Carne, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith and Gregory Porter at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill as part of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series on Saturday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets ($24 on the Kroger lawn; $44, $64 and $84 in the Crest Ford pavilion) go on sale Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Lineup is subject to change.

The “3rd Annual Jazz Spectacular!” features an exceptional line-up of jazz greats. The collaboration of dazzling vocals from extraordinary musicians will make for a memorable evening of jazz synthesis.

The jazz unit Paul Taylor, Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore will kick off the night with soulful sounds followed by gifted jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic who be the host for the evening. The Jazz Spectacular will continue to build with the radiance of pianist/vocalist Avery Sunshine.

Superstars of Jazz Fusion, Jean Carne, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws and Lonnie Liston Smith, are guaranteed to leave jazz fans on a melodious high with their ensemble leading into the finale.

Two-time Grammy®-winning vocalist, Gregory Porter will close the night out with his sweet and sophisticated ballads promised to feed your musical soul.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 5:30 PM

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, 14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312

The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 2017 features

Friday, July 14, 2017 – 5:00 pm

The Rippingtons, Najee, Pieces of a Dream

Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Euge Groove, Spyro Gyra, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tom Browne, Ronnie Laws

Town Point Park, 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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

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


Smooth Jazz New York in association with Marquee Concerts is pleased to present another star-studded contemporary jazz line up for New York City’s original Smooth Cruise series, now in its 19th year. The 2016 season takes place aboard the Hornblower Infinity, a 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Wednesday evenings, July 13 through August 31. The summer’s roster includes seven nights featuring more than a dozen of the world’s most popular contemporary jazz and R&B acts in an intimate setting. With shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm, the Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson River, offering world-class artists as well as exceptional views of the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, and the New York City skyline.

“It’s great to be back onboard the Hornblower Infinity with for our 2016 season,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York. “We’ve curated an exciting array of jazz and R&B artists to perform this season with the added perk of the breathtaking harbor views that have come to make the Smooth Cruises so popular for almost two decades.”


Wed., July 13: Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Wed., July 27: BWB with Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun
Wed., August 3: The return of Down to the Bone
Wed., August 10: Rachelle Ferrell & Rahsaan Patterson
Wed., August 17: Najee & Alex Bugnon
Wed., August 24: Roy Ayers & Nick Colionne
Wed., August 31: Freddie Jackson & Eric Darius

The spacious Hornblower Infinity features an open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows that provide endless opportunities to enjoy sights of New York Harbor as guests enjoy the music of world-renowned artists. The yacht features spacious exterior sun decks and includes climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, enabling the cruises to sail rain or shine.

The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $30 and there are cash bars on multiple decks. Limited Premium Ticket Packages feature a separate boarding line, a premium buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and a reserved seating section.

For information and tickets, visit Tickets are on sale now at and by phone at 1-866-468-7619. Prices start at $45 depending upon time of purchase and ticket level. Smooth Cruise Early Bird ticket pricing is currently in effect through 11:59pm on Friday, June 10. See the web site for ticket options, package pricing, available limited time discounts, and a discount parking links. The Smooth Cruises sell out quickly and so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early.


The 3-day Capital Jazz Fest lineup is:

Friday, June 05, 2015 – 6:30 – noon

PAVILION STAGE – Hosted by Tony Richards – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, India Arie, Catch A Rising Star showcase featuring Moonchild.

Saturday, June 06, 2015 – 12:00 – noon

PAVILION STAGE – Hosted by Tony Richards – Boney James, Roy Ayers, Vocalist Patti Austin, Earl Klugh, Najee, Harvey Mason, Catch A Rising Star showcase featuring vocalist Carol Riddick.

SYMPHONY WOODS STAGE – Hosted by Cayman Kelly, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Chrisette Michele, Ruben Studdard, Deborah Cox, Rahsaan Patterson, The Rebirth.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 – 12:00 – noon

PAVILION STAGE (contemporary jazz and adult contemporary) — Hosted by Tony Richards – Kenny G, Jonathan Butler, Vocalist Michael McDonald, Naturally 7, Nick Colionne, Vocalist José James, Catch A Rising Star showcase featuring James Lloyd (of Pieces of a Dream).

SYMPHONY WOODS STAGE – Hosted by Cayman Kelly – Eric Benét, Meshell Ndegeocello, Morris Day & The Time, Johnny Gill, Amel Larrieux, Atlantic Starr.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday events are FREE!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Jazz Festival Warm-up event

Winard Harper and Jeli Posse Hosted by the New Brunswick Jazz Project at Makeda Restaurant, 338 George Street

Come out Thursday, Oct 4th 2012 New Brunswick NJ!!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

5:00-8PM The legendary, Curtis Lundy, Happy Hour at Makeda Restaurant, 338 George Street,

8PM-12midnight—Kick Off Celebration and Dance Party hosted by the NJ Chapter of Chicago Steppers,
With Valerie Adams and The New Dimensions Band, Christopher’s at The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Ave.
10AM-1AM—John Bianculli Trio with vocalist Jackie Jones, Due Mari Restaurant, 78 Albany Street

Saturday, October 6, 2012

7PM-10PM- Madam Pat Tandy, Delta’s Restaurant, 19 Dennis Street,

8PM-11PM, The James White Band, Makeda Restaurant, 338 George Street
9PM-12midnight, Lady CeCe, Panico’s Restaurant, 103 Church Street
10PM-1AM, The Gordon White Band, Tula Lounge, 47 Easton Avenue
The main event takes place at the Hyatt Regency on

Sunday, October 7, 2012

starting at 1:00 p.m. headlining Roy Ayers, Bob Baldwin & Friends Featuring Kim Waters, Vocalist Alyson Williams & Chembo Corniel, The JT Project and Radam Schwartz

Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Chene Park is located along the banks of the Detroit river, just east of the General Motors world headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Located at the foot of Chene Street, just east of Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor, it is a 6,000-seat amphitheater where concerts are regularly scheduled every summer.

Jazz, Classic Soul and Rhythm and Blues acts are the staples of the season. The park also includes the Chene Park Fountain, and the Lake Lounge bar. Chene Park is owned by The City of Detroit and is a facility of the Recreation Department.

Wed July 27 Superstars of Jazz Fusion: Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Lonnie Liston Smith

Wed August 10 Jonathan Butler and Maysa

Chene Park, 2600 Atwater St, Detroit, Michigan 48207


The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, Philadelphia’s preeminent music and culture event is back and better than ever. The 2011 edition of the festival will again showcase internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists, alongside some of the best regional and upcoming talent.

This year, we celebrate the diversity that is our world, our country, our city and our communities. We invite you to Ogontz Avenue to experience, on two stages, three days of live Jazz, Salsa, R&B, Classical, Soul, Reggae and more. Explore the Marketplace filled with hand-crafted, original Art creations. Exhibitors from around the country have been selected to deliver a multi-cultural mix of jewelry, clothing, photography, paintings and so much more. No festival is complete without food! Come enjoy the array of cuisine from around the globe and around the corner. A new feature of the festival is our Children’s Day event; complete with live performances, music workshops and a video gaming arcade.

As part of the festival’s greening and sustainability initiatives, we urge the use mass transit. Free shuttle service to the festival site is available at our Park and Ride locations in select locations around Philadelphia. Complimentary parking is available at many locations.

Chaka Khan, Men of Soul (Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, Howard Hewett), Chrisette Michele, Eddie Palmieri, Christian McBride, Roy Ayers, The Rodney Mack – Philadelphia Big Brass, The Persuasions, Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra, Tia Fuller, Gerald Veasley, 3D Ritmo de Vida, Webb Thomas Trio, Sherry Butler, Po/Jazz Connection, Fred and Tanya Jazz Duo, Alex Evans, Micel Beckham, Lynn Riley, Tony Wyatt, Timi Tanzania, Val Ray Quartet, 3rio, Mike Boone, Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Ensemble, Georgie Bonds, Carl Grubbs, Crystal J. Torres , TC III, Andy Aaron and the Mean Machine, David Joel, Bootsie Barnes, Jafar Barron, Monkadelphia , Philadelphia Clef Club Youth Band, Michael Ray, Richard Waller, Carmen Butler, and so many more!

For the complete lineup visit

West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, 7143 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Roy Ayers live @ Vonn Jazz 3.4.11 (2) SHOWS 7pm & 10pm $30G/A $35 PREF $40 VIP

For Tickets:

Vonn Jazz is so proud to announce ROY AYERS live March 4, 2011.
2 shows: 7pm & 10:00pm.
$30 General Admission, $35 Preferred Seating and $40 VIP.
With Preferred and VIP, there is a $25 per head minimum with each seat purchase.
With, fo/mo/deep Opening!!

fo/mo/deep plays 6:30pm to 7:30 & 10:pm to 10:30pm – before each Roy Ayers show!

Friday, March 4 · 6:00pm – 11:30pm

245 East Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235