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Each Memorial Day weekend, local enthusiasts and aficionados from around the world unite at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to celebrate the music, art, and culture of America’s music!

What began three decades ago as the humble Mayport and All That Jazz Festival is now one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country boasting an all­star lineup of jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Buddy Guy, Harry Connick, Jr., Mavis Staples and many more. Check out the festival history for more on the legacy of the event.

Although the event has changed locations several times during its storied history, one important landmark has remained on the scene, keeping a watchful eye over the evolving festival throughout the years – the St. John’s River. This year, we’re taking it back to the core, returning to downtown for an epic street party full of great food, good fun and plenty of FREE live entertainment. The festival boasts three outdoor stages with state­of­the­art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 15 city blocks!

Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival program like the Jazz Marketplace where artists and makers showcase their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining options, along with ever ­popular signature events such as the Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch and more.

Join the City of Jacksonville May 24 – 27 and experience three stages of live jazz, local food, drinks, shopping and entertainment.  Since first taking place in 1981, the Jazz Fest has become one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere, and in 2018 you can experience it on an even larger scale throughout 15 blocks of downtown. Among the awaited musicians are Euge Groove, Trombone Shorty and Sheila E.

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is a Memorial Day weekend tradition. This year’s festival kicks off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition on Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at the Florida Theatre. Additional festival hours are as follows:

Friday, May 25th: 4 – 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 26th: 1 – 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 27th: 1 – 10 p.m.

The festival returns to the downtown core this year comprising 15 city blocks in downtown Jacksonville full of live entertainment, great food and unique shopping experiences. Plug 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 into your GPS or online map for direction assistance.

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The 10-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features 100+ musicians of all genres.

Janelle Monáe, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Grace Potter, The Subdudes, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Donald Harrison Jr., Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Cowboy Mouth, Christian Scott, The Black Lillies, Walter Trout, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, New Orleans Classic Recording Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, and Jean Knight, Hot 8 Brass Band, Flow Tribe, The Anointed Jackson Sisters, Jason Marsalis, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Bria Skonberg, Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize, Eric Lindell, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart’s Muscle Theory, Shannon Powell presents a Tribute to Smokey Johnson, Matt Lemmler presents “The Music of Stevie Wonder” featuring Brian Blade, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band,Shades of Praise, Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble, The Deslondes, Baby Bee, The Topcats, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, New Wave Brass Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord, Real Untouchable Brass Band, We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Club, New Generation Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club, The Caesar Brothers Funkbox, La Tran-K Band, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Guitar Masters featuring John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Cranston Clements, Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson, Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians, Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians, Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians, Driskill Mountain Boys, Vishtèn of Canada, Native Nations Intertribal, Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guest Javier Cabrera of Mexico, New Orleans Gospel Soul Children and many more.

Smooth Jazz highlights are Chris Botti and Trombone Shorty on Sunday, May 01, 2016

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

Seabreeze

We are celebrating our “Sweet Sixteen” this year our 16th year of Seabreeze Jazz Festivals. And this year we would like to thank Wyndham Vacation Rentals for being our presenting sponsor again. The line-ip is already published here.

Among the artists of the upcoming event are Dave Koz, Will Downing, Trombone Shorty, Brian Culbertson, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Simpson, The Family Stone, Cindy Bradley, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry, Maysa, Eric Darius, Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Lin Rountree, Jonathan Fritzén, Lebron, Nicola Cole and many more.

April 23 – 27, 2014

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

Started in Walton County in 1998, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival began attracting music lovers from all over for its top-tier lineup of world renown jazz artists and picture-perfect setting along our famed Emerald Coast. The crowds grew quickly and the festival was moved to Panama City Beach’s Pier Park in 2008.

Since moving to Panama City Beach, the festival has been hailed as one of the best jazz festivals in the nation for the caliber of its lineup, sun-soaked setting and family-friendly atmosphere.

Bring a blanket and your beach chair and settle in for five days of outdoor entertainment featuring the talents of some of the biggest names in jazz including Dave Koz, Fourplay, Trombone Shorty, Down to the Bone, Maysa, Peter White, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber and more. The Seabreeze Jazz Festival runs from April 18 to April 22 and the Grand Panama Beach Resort can help you with everything you need to make the most of your festival experience.

The performance schedule is listed here.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Pier Park Amphitheater, Panama City Beach, Florida

The 3rd Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont brings back a sense of serenity, soul and smooth sounds to the City of Richmond. Located at Maymont, the Richmond Jazz Festival features over 20 local, national and international bands and artists on two stages. Festival attendees enjoy smooth jazz, while taking advantage of products and services sold by vendors, scheduled wine tastings and chef demonstrations featuring international cuisine. This year, the festival will span over 3 days!

Festival performances will begin on Friday, August 10th with local jazz acts at the Hippodrome Theater. Then come enjoy the beautiful landscape of Maymont where over 20 artists will perform on August 11th and August 12th. The musical selections will be predominately jazz, but will also include R&B, neo-soul and other genres that add diversity and flavor to the festival.

Artists Schedule:

Friday
Lonnie Liston Smith

Saturday
India Arie
Robert Cray
Dave Koz
Trombone Shorty
Stanley Clarke
Keiko Matsui
Brian Simpson
Ravi Coltrane
Bebe Winans
Kim Waters
Allen Stone

Sunday
George Benson
The Whispers
Norman Brown
Poncho Sanchez
John Pizzarelli
Najee
Jeff Lorber
Nick Colionne
Norman Connors
Anhayla
Lonnie Liston Smith

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

An annual event featuring 20 hours of live jazz on two stages over two days in Saratoga Springs, New York USA. The 2012 Festival will take place on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2012 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY USA.

Saturday – June 30th

Amphitheater

Chris Botti
Esperanza Spalding
Christian McBride
Maceo Parker
Michel Camilo with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and bassist Charles Flores
Mingus Big Band — celebrating the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus
Mario Abney

Gazebo Stage

Jeremy Pelt Quintet
Hailey Niswanger
Mario Abney & The Abney Effect
Catherine Russell
Pedrito Martinez

Sunday – July 1st

Amphitheater
Diana Krall
Trombone Shorty
The Trio of Oz returns to the festival after performing in 2010
The Yellowjackets
Hiromi
Arturo O’Farill

Gazebo Stage

Steve Kroon Sextet
Sachal Vasandani
Trio of Oz featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z
Brian Mitchell Band
Edmar Castaneda

The following performers were announced today by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Keep checking the website of the festival, Facebook and Twitter regularly for updates on performance times, stages and additional performers to be announced soon!

Friday, May 25

Brian Culbertson
Billboard chart topping artist, Brian Culbertson began his quest in music at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. With 12 albums that have passionately surveyed a broad spectrum of musical styles, Culbertson has prominently featured many of music’s finest players, including Patti Austin, Will Downing, Brian McKnight, Kenny Lattimore, Faith Evans, acoustic guitar legend Earl Klugh and William “Bootsy” Collins, to name a few. One thing that this multi-talented man’s fans can rest assured of is that Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

Sonny Rollins

Grammy award winner, Theodore Walter (Sonny) Rollins, established a reputation in the fifties first among musicians, then the public, as the most brash and creative young tenor on the scene. More than 50 years later, his extensive resume includes a performance Grammy for This Is What I Do (2000), and his second for 2004’s Without a Song (The 9/11 Concert). In August 2010, Rollins was named the Edward MacDowell Medalist, the first jazz composer to be so honored. And in March 2011, Rollins was presented the Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence, from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

Karrin Allyson

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist has long been described as a “musician’s musician”. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates — it sounds so effortless — but it conceals the deep musical sophistication. May 2011 marked a milestone for the artist, the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album “I Didn’t Know About You.” Karrin currently lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Music lovers and critics around the world marvel at the range of this extraordinary musician.

Saturday, May 26

Patti Austin with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sunday, May 27

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band with Terence Blanchard
Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White Trio

Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Jacksonville, Florida

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the music lineup for the 2012 Festival scheduled for April 27 – 29 and May 3 – 6.  Started in 1970, the Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to showcase the most storied names in music history alongside many of Louisiana’s equally respected musical artists. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, pop, R&B, Cajun, zydeco and much more. Over 400,000 fans attended last year’s Festival, which annually celebrates the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Trombone Shorty, Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, TBA, John Mayer, The Neville Brothers, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Ne-Yo, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Allen Toussaint, Feist, Bunny Wailer, Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams, Iron & Wine, Pete Fountain, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse, Rebirth Brass Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Esperanza Spalding, funky Meters, Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Aaron Neville, Steve Earle, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Jam, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Ani DiFranco, Givers, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Dianne Reeves, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Better Than Ezra, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Koz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gomez, Pedrito Martinez, The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa, Israel & New Breed, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Zebra, Amanda Shaw, James Cotton “Superharp” Band, Cowboy Mouth, Asleep at the Wheel, Papa Grows Funk, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Bobby Rush, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Ellis Marsalis, Marcia Ball, Voice of the Wetlands All Stars, John Boutt, Gary Clark Jr., Texas Tornados, Poncho Sanchez Latin Band with Terence Blanchard, Cheikh LÃ (Senegal), Tab Benoit, Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”, Bombino (Niger), Glen Hansard, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jeremy Davenport, Sara Jarosz, Bonerama, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic, Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey, Wycliffe Gordon, Donald Harrison, Lindigo & Fixi (Reunion Island & France), Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Soul Rebels, The Stars of Heaven, Jewel Brown with the Heritage Hall Band, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Anders Osborne, Honey Island Swamp Band, Theresa Andersson, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Eric Lindell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Pine Leaf Boys, James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark, Banu Gibson, Hot 8 Brass Band, Creole Wild West, George French and more are all among the artists scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest.

Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival, said, “Serving all communities, all ages, and families too, only at Jazz Fest 2012 will you find a roster like this! At its heart, the New Orleans Festival celebrates with our own, from our dynamic nationally emerging homegrown talent, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Givers, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and Galactic; to our sacred icons, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Pete Fountain, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In addition, this year may be the broadest and most powerful line up of “special guests”, including: Eagles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, The Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Paulina Rubio, Al Green, My Morning Jacket, Jill Scott, Bon Iver, and on and on and on. This holiday season, Jazz Fest truly has a gift for everyone.”

The Jazz Festival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival’s popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival’s stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area. All of the hugely popular VIP packages are on sale now while very limited supplies last. The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for any of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit http://www.nojazzfest.com.

Jazz Fest also offers full-service travel packages for fans wishing to take the guesswork out of attending the event. Visit http://www.nojazzfest.com to learn more about the official travel packages that include hotel accommodations, travel to and from the Festival grounds and Festival tickets, including the option for Festival VIP packages.

Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, went on sale today at 10am. A very limited number of discount ticket packages including tickets to each day of a particular weekend of the Festival will be offered. Ticket packages purchased for all three days of the first weekend (April 27, 28 & 29) will be $120 ($40 per day), while second weekend packages purchased for all four festival days (May 3, 4, 5 & 6) will be $160 ($40 per day). (Tickets included in each package are day-specific.) Advance single-day Jazz Fest tickets are only $45 through February 29. Starting March 1, advance single-day tickets will be $50, while the gate price ticket is $65. Children’s tickets (ages 2 – 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day’s attendance.

Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jazz Fest ticket office located at the New Orleans Arena Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

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

The ultimate weekend of smooth jazz returns for its 14th season! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival showcases the top names in smooth contemporary jazz — all just steps away from the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and exciting shopping, dining, and nightlife. Named a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the North American Tour Bus Association, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival combines top talent and white sand beaches for a jazz experience unlike any other.

Artists to appear include:

Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Trombone Shorty, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Nick Collione, Mindi Abair, Four 80 East, Maysa, Jeff Golub, Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, David Pack, Eric Darius, Alexander Zonjic, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene’, Shilts, Urban Jazz Coalition, Karen Briggs, Matt Marshak, Gail Johnson!

Tickets available online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com and by phone at 800-595-4849. Plus, don’t miss our Seabreeze Dinner Cruise with Brian Culbertson aboard The Lady Anderson Dinner Yacht on Wednesday April 18th from 7-10pm. Kick off the ultimate weekend of smooth jazz in style with Brian Culbertson! For more information call 850-267-3279.

The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival will be here before you know it. Tickets are already on sale and jazz lovers are booking their favorite Panama City Beach gulf-front vacation rental. Every year, the Panama City Beach vacation rentals sell out for this event and those closest to the event site at Pier Park go first.

April 19 – 22, 2012
Pier Park Amphitheater, Panama City Beach, FL