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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


Nile Gold in partnership with Black Roots Unlimited have announced Grammy nominated international R&B superstar Joe Thomas and Grammy winner, guitarist Norman Brown as the headliners for the 7th Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari. The five man Jazz super group, TIZER is also added to the star-studded line-up. Andre Manga, Chili & Gail Jhonson are also on this party.

The show will take place at The Kampala Serena Conference Centre, Friday 3rd October 2014.


TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer at Yoshi’s San Francisco on International Jazz Day.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Yoshi’s – SF, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115


“The Jazz Festival has long been one of Jacksonville’s signature events,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “It’s a growing tradition that gets bigger and better every year. This year promises to be the best ever. The Jazz Festival is just one more example why downtown Jacksonville is where people want to be.”

The new Jacksonville Jazz Festival event footprint will include stages along Bay Street, one near Marsh Street and the Shipyards, another near Newnan Street, and at the Jacksonville Landing.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival takes place May 22 – 25, 2014. Performers announced to date are: Tizer featuring Karen Briggs, Marcus Johnson, and Joey DeFrancesco along with local acts the Joshua Bowlus Quartet, the Jacksonville Jazz Collective, the JB Scott Swingin’ Allstars and the Katz Downstairs. More performers will be announced over the next few weeks. Most of the events will be free.

Multiple stages in downtown Jacksonville, Florida



Make your plans now to discover the Smoky Hill River Festival — the midwest’s premier arts festival.

Revelers young and old gather each June in shaded, historic Oakdale Park, near the banks of the river, to enjoy the Smoky Hill River Festival.

Now in its 37th year, the River Festival spans three-and-a-half days in early June. The Festival is best known nationally for its excellent art and cultural programming, its relaxed, family-friend atmosphere, and the organic way in which many vibrant art installations and other key elements mingle, to challenge returning and new visitors in surprising and delightful ways.

Featuring a rainbow of artistic offerings for the senses, the River Festival offers a veritable symphony of fine art and crafts, children’s activities, Festival food, and more. Four stages of top-notch musical and roving entertainment round out the menu for this ‘create your own’ event that officially kicks off the summer season for thousands of residents and out-of-town guests. The Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2013.

The River Festival begins on Thursday evening with the Festival Jam concert on June 6, at 6 p.m. Festival gates open that night at 4, come early to stake out your spot and enjoy supper on the grounds from more than 30 outstanding Festival food vendors. That’s just the beginning, as the Festival evolves over the weekend with special events including a fun run, Big Band Dance, children’s art activities, artisan craft demonstrations and more, highlighted by time to browse each fine art and craft booth and enjoy entertainment on the hour on the Festival stages.

Admission to the Smoky Hill River Festival is by Festival Button only, which are $10 in advance or $15 at the Gate. Gates of the River Festival open at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for patrons to enter, with activities running from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, the Festival’s final day. So, grab your lawn chair, blanket, and cooler and plan to join your friends and loved ones for a time of relaxation and discovery at the Smoky Hill River Festival.

Oakdale Park, Oakdale 730, Salina, Kansas 67401


The JAS June Festival, a two week event, includes four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent (June 21-23 and July 6), an expanded JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell Series, and a FREE Nightly Lawn Party from 6pm on the Music Festival Grounds with food vendors, bars, and two live music stages. Come out & enjoy the fun!

6.21.13 Jackson Browne with Sara Watkins Benedict Music Tent

6.22.13 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Benedict Music Tent

6.23.13 Tedeschi Trucks Band Benedict Music Tent

6.23.13 Naturally 7 Benedict Music Tent

6.21 to 6.23.13 “Direct from Cuba: Mezlca Jazz All Stars” Lawn Party

6.21 to 6.23.13 TIZER Lawn Party

7.6.13 @ 8pm Pink Martini Benedict Music Tent

Friday, June 21, 2013 – 6:00 pm

JazzAspen SnowMass, Snowmass Village, Aspen, Colorado


TIZER featuring Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs and Chieli Minucci

Driven by an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, jam band influences and Afro Cuban and world rhythms, Downbeat — the first studio album by TIZER, a multi-cultural band led by Boulder, CO native, keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer — throws down a high powered collection of 12 brand-new originals on this scintillating release of fresh instrumental music from one of today’s rising stars of the world-fusion genre. Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.

Truly embodying the title and spirit of his 2007 solo album Diversify, Lao assembled a group of veteran world-class musicians to create a dynamic rich with new melodic, harmonic and improvisational possibilities. Co-produced by Lao and guitarist Jeff Kollman, the eclectic set includes five original compositions by Lao and numerous collaborations with his cohorts, including the first single “World In Rhythm,” co-written with Emmy winner and Grammy nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci, best known as founder and leader of Special EFX.

Over the past few years, TIZER—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”–has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, the Dubai Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival and the Festival International Providencia Jazz in Santiago, Chile. In addition to their usual whirlwind of U.S. dates, their 2012 schedule in support of Downbeat includes the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea and four shows in Russia. While Lao was a “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee in 2002 and Diversify spent many weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart, TIZER has a multi-genre, multi-national appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside Zappa Plays Zappa, Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, George Benson, Soulive, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.

Those who haven’t yet experienced TIZER’s intensity, expansive arrangements and exciting soloing in concert got the next best thing with the group’s 2010 debut release TIZER Live, which captured the vibrant interaction of what Lao calls “the ultimate cultural and musical melting pot”; Italian-American New Yorker Minucci, African American violin great Karen Briggs and Cuban born drummer/percussionist Raul Pineda, in addition to Kollman, Steve Nieves (sax/vocals/percussion) and Lao himself, who grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Bassist Rufus Philpot, who joined TIZER after that recording, hails from London. The concert recording at the world renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood was TIZER’s very first live performance as a group; it included fresh interpretations of seven songs from Lao’s earlier recordings, including Diversify and Golden Soul (2001).

Downbeat marks the first time that Lao has co-produced one of his albums. Loving the big sound of the band and all the intricacies it has in the live setting inspired his simple concept when it came time to write and record the album. “Producing and mixing with Jeff, my goal was to give listeners a taste of the energy TIZER creates in the live setting, so most of the recording was done live in the studio,” he says. “While no solo on disc can capture what happens onstage, we wanted Downbeat to have the same blend and balance via strong, detailed arrangements and studio production. It all starts with a completely live rhythm section—drums, bass, percussion, keys—and that translates to an organic foundation to build from.”

Saturday, March 23, 2013 – 6:30 pm

Resort at MarinaVillage, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33914

3 great days of music on the side of Warm Springs Mountain.

Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:30pm
intimate evening of jazz in our concert hall with Chris Potter Underground.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:30-6:00pm
bring your own blanket and chair for the outdoor festival on our lawn featuring:
Bert Carlson Quartet
John Hammond
Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blow-Out with Jerry Portnoy, Phil Wiggins, Steve Guyger, & Little Charlie Baty
Duke Robillard Band

Sunday, June 12, 2011 11:00 am-2:00pm
New York Jazz Brunch by Chef Randy with the Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble.

The great music will sound even better with delicious food and beautiful views through Dunn’s Gap.

Ticket Prices
Friday: $25 in advance/$35 day of show; 12 and under FREE
Saturday: $29 in advance/$35 day of show; 12 and under FREE
Sunday: $38 jazz brunch
2-day passes (Friday & Saturday): $45 (available until June 3)

Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445


The actual festival is 4 days, the concerts are the last 2 days of the festival. The first evening, Thursday, August 11, is called “Homegrown at the Hipp,” and is a concert featuring local artists at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward. Sponsor Kickoff Night will take place on Friday, August 12 at CenterStage, featuring the sounds of swing music from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation.

The Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont concerts will be held August 13-14 at the 100-acre Maymont park and museum in Richmond, Virginia and will feature some of the biggest names in local, national and international jazz.

The two-day, multi-stage event, with Altria Group serving as the presenting sponsor, will feature more than 20 artists representing mostly jazz, as well as other diverse music genres. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Maymont Foundation, the Richmond Jazz Society and Educational Learning Opportunities.

The 2011 Richmond Jazz Festival Lineup:

• Aaron Neville
• Chrisette Michele
• Fourplay
• Los Lobos
• Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Peter White and Gerald Albright
• The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors
• Brian Culbertson
• Soul of Summer featuring Jonathan Butler , Maysa and Eric Darius
• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
• Spyro Gyra
• Kirk Whalum
• The Rippingtons
• Earl Klugh
• Down to the Bone
• Pieces of a Dream
• Christian McBride
• Soul Rebels Brass Band
• Tizer featuring Karen Briggs
• Maestro J

For additional information visit

Richmond Jazz Festival, Maymont Park, 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, Virginia 23220