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The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. “Jazz”, an experience you will never forget!

Friday, August 11, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Rachelle Ferrell, Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Everette Harp

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Boney James, Will Downing, Nathan East, Eric Darius

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Poncho Sanchez, Najee, Bob James, Spyro Gyra, Al Williams Jazz Society

Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, California 90802

Soul-jazz saxman Elan Trotman will host his fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion with a festival lineup featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Alison Hinds, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris and Julian Vaughn.

Bigger but simpler. That’s the mandate soul-jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman adopted for his flourishing music festival and benefit golf tournament in his native Barbados. Festivalgoers that flock to the fourth annual Barbados Jazz Excursion this Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8, 2017) will be treated to the biggest and best lineup of contemporary jazz and R&B artists yet assembled at the fest along with a simplified schedule that allows more time to discover the alluring tropical beauty of the Caribbean island. For the second year, Trotman’s Charity Golf Outing will benefit the Never Lose Your Drive Foundation and the Headstart Music Program in Barbados.

Top-lining the Barbados Jazz Excursion’s opening night marquee is Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown, who will share the bill with urban-jazz saxplayer Jeanette Harris and rising star bassist Julian Vaughn. Trotman & Friends, including Barbadian Alison Hinds – known as the Queen of Soca – will be presented in an outdoor setting on the afternoon of day two, concluding pre-sundown to give excursioners the entire evening to discover Barbados’ many dining and nightlife options. Sunday morning, the golfers will hit the wondrous and challenging greens of the Apes Hill Club. The Sunday evening bill will feature Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Will Downing, R&B-jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows and contemporary jazz keyboardist Brian Simpson. The weekend shall conclude with a late night all-star jam session.

“Each year that we have produced the Barbados Jazz Excursion has been a learning experience. We want to ensure that our guests’ experience is better and better by presenting a topnotch lineup, amazing entertainment and first-class luxury accommodations. What gives the weekend more meaning and significance is that we have a nonprofit golf tournament attached thus the events are not just an opportunity to share my country, my culture and my story, but also an opportunity to introduce people to the charity I support that provides music education for elementary school students in Barbados,” said Trotman, who recently released his seventh album, “Electro Sax,” a collection that continues his commitment to incorporate authentic Caribbean sounds into a mix of contemporary jazz and R&B grooves.

Introducing guests to Barbados has always been at the fore of Trotman’s festival weekend. With that in mind, this fall’s schedule and menu of excursions has been simplified to allow festivalgoers the flexibility to build their own itinerary along with the option to spend more time enjoying the array of amenities and plush accommodations at one of the three host resorts: The Crane, Hilton Barbados Resort and O2: Ocean Two. New for this year is that the Island Adventure Tour visiting scenic and historic locales is now included with the purchase of any festival package. Other exciting excursions on offer are the award-winning Atlantis Submarines Undersea Adventure; the Jolly Roger Lunch Party Cruise that serves up a sumptuous feast and world-famous Jolly Roger Rum Punch while observing sea creatures and sailing past sunken ships; exploring the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave; and a chance to literally taste Barbados history at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery.

The beneficiary of the golf tournament that is expected to include several music and sports celebrity participants, Trotman’s Never Lose Your Drive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that generates funds to support the Headstart Music Program in Barbados, which provides lessons and instruments to students at the beginner’s level.

For more information or to purchase a Barbados Jazz Excursion package, please visit http://barbadosjazzexcursion.com/.

Source: Great Scott Productions

The Seattle Music & Jazz Cruise departs from Seattle, Washington with ports of call in Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Glacier, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Lineup includes: Najee, Will Downing with Sonya, Michael Powers, Justin Young and Dark Divas.

July 6-13, 2018

jazzinthegardens

Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.

Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.

Hosted by Rickey Smiley

Featuring:

LL COOL J, Robin Thicke, The Roots, Common, Jill Scott, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, DJ Z-Trip, Morris Day & The Time, Chante Moore, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Smokie Norful

March 18, 2017, 4:00 pm – March 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Hard Rock Stadium,  347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, USA

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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Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion – The Caribbean’s Newest and Hottest Jazz & Golf Getaway

Elan Trotman as host is featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Marion Meadows, Brian Simpson, Jeanette Harris, and Julian Vaughn.

Friday, October 6, 2017

9am | Atlantis Submarine
11am | Jolly Roger Party Cruise
8pm | Norman Brown, Jeanette Harris & Julian Vaughn

Saturday October 7, 2017

11am | Island Adventure
3pm | Elan Trotman & Friends In Concert
8pm | Dining Around Barbados

Sunday October 8, 2017

8am | Annual Charity Golf Tournament
10am | Mount Gay Rum Distillery
8pm | Will Downing, Marion Meadows & Brian Simpson
11pm | All-Star jam Session & After Party

Book your package here.

dallas

The Dallas Riverfront Jazz Festival will take place from September 1-3, 2017.

Some of the acts performing on this historic event include: Erykah Badu, Will Downing, Najee, Maysa, Peter White, Alex Bugnon, Kim Waters, Phil Perry, Tom Braxton, Pieces of a Dream, and Rick Braun to name a few.

Canton Street, Downtown Dallas