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City Center Bishop Ranch Smooth Jazz Series
San Ramon, California, USA
FEB 10, 2024 - DEC 14, 2024
Foster Perry Travel & Events
Jazz on the Water Concert Series
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Presented by Foster Perry Travel & Events, Jazz on the Water by Land and by Sea Concert Series presents the biggest stars in Smooth Jazz! RICHARD ELLIOT, LINDSEY WEBSTER, GREG MANNING & JEFF RYAN, RICK BRAUN, JESSY J, GERALD ALBRIGHT & WALTER BEASLEY! Bringing the best of jazz to San Antonio! Tickets & Travel : JazzOnTheWaterUS.com

 

MAY 25-26, 2024
UEG Productions, Inc presents
Uptown Music & Arts Festival
Tampa, Florida, USA

One of Tampa Bay’s premier cultural events featuring works of art and world-class performances from ALEX HARRIS, ERIC DARIUS, DW3, ADAM HAWLEY, PAULA ATHERTON, JOSE VALENTINO RUIZ, CHARLTON SINGLETON, ROB ZINN, ANDREW NEU and TIM GEORGE BAND! Tickets & Info : UptownMusicFestival.com
 

MAY 31-JUN 2, 2024
The Suburu
The Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Newport Beach, California, USA

The Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency in Southern California! 🌴 Featuring BABYFACE, BRIAN CULBERTSON, AVERAGE WHITE BAND, NORMAN BROWN, JAZZ FUNK SOULLINDSEY WEBSTER, MARION MEADOWS & ALTHEA RENÉ, JARROD LAWSON, AVERY*SUNSHINE, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, ERIN STEVENSON, LIN ROUNTREE and VIP Kick-off Party with DW3, PETER WHITE & ERIN STEVENSON! 3 Days of World-class Jazz, R&B and Soul! Festivals.HyattConcerts.com 

JUNE 7-9, 2024
Capital Jazz Fest
Columbia, Maryland, USA

The Jazz Festival with Soul... Don't miss the 31st Annual festival featuring GREGORY PORTER, INDIA.ARIE, KEM, LALAH HATHAWAY, BABYFACE, JOSS STONE, ANTHONY HAMILTON, JODECI, EL DEBARGE, BLACK VIOLIN, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHRISETTE MICHELE, RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, LEELA JAMES, KARYN WHITE, JON B and many more artists. 3 days, 2 stages, 1 great weekend of musical fun! CapitalJazz.com

 

JUN 13, 2024
Ridgefield Playhouse presents
Chris Botti
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI returns for his 9th Playhouse performance. Botti has been one of the most popular instrumentalists in the world for nearly 3 decades and has collaborated with some of the biggest superstars on the planet! His latest album, VOL. 1, is a fresh start for the trumpeter... His first album in over a decade finds him coming back to his roots, focusing on acoustic jazz and classic standards. RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

JUN 14-15, 2024
Ruth Eckerd Hall & The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
Clearwater Smooth Jazz Jam
Clearwater, Florida, USA

The 2nd Annual Clearwater Smooth Jazz Jam brings your favorite smooth jazz and R&B artists to Ruth Eckerd Hall! Don’t miss the all-star lineup of JEFFREY OSBORNE, BRIAN CULBERTSON, SHEILA E and the E TRAIN, RICK BRAUN, RICHARD ELLIOT, PETER WHITE and GERALD ALBRIGHT! FloridaSmoothJazz.com

JUN 22-23, 2024
Rainbow Promotions
San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival
San Diego, California, USA

The 6th Annual San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival at the beautiful Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, combines the soothing sounds of Smooth Jazz, delicious California cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere creating an unparalleled 2-Day experience! Hosted by ERIC DARIUS! Featuring BONEY JAMES, GREGORY PORTER, KENNY LATTIMORE, SPYRO GYRA 50th Anniversary, and many more! 

SanDiegoSmoothJazzFestival.com

JUN 23, 2024
Ridgefield Playhouse presents
Kenny G
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

After a sold out show in 2022, jazz icon KENNY G returns to the Playhouse by popular demand! With global sales totaling more than 75 million records, Grammy and American Music Award Winner Kenny G is the best-selling instrumental musician of all time. Kenny has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music throughout his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Katy Perry to The Weeknd. RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

JUN 30, 2024
Ridgefield Playhouse presents
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

Back after their masterful 2022 performance, BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET return to our stage! With a style most rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their performances reveal an explorative creativity, technique, and improvisation, reflecting their dedication to the spontaneous spirit of jazz, and an inherent ability to naturally integrate the influences of funk, blues, and world music. Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives, including with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck. RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

July 17-21, 2024
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
Lake Arbor, Maryland, USA

The 14th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival features 5 days of Smooth Jazz and Classic R&B with performances by BRIAN SIMPSON, AVERY*SUNSHINE, RICK BRAUN, RICHARD ELLIOT, MAYSA, LIN ROUNTREE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER, ALTHEA RENE, LINDSEY WEBSTER and many more! LakeArborJazz.com

JUL 18, 2024
Ridgefield Playhouse presents
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

New Orleans-born BRANFORD MARSALIS is an award-winning saxophonist, band leader, featured classical soloist, and a film and Broadway composer. In the process, he has become a multi award-winning artist with three Grammys, a citation by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master and an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence. RidgefieldPlayhouse.org

AUG 22-24, 2023
Fresh Coast Jazz Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

The 5th Anniversary of Milwaukee’s World-Class Jazz Festival on Lake Michigan’s beautiful fresh coast, National Geographic calls it one of the top 25 places in the world to visit. This year’s festival brings an unbelievable mix of some of the most popular smooth jazz superstars and the hottest young talent including BONEY JAMES, KIRK WHALUM, KIM SCOTT, DEE LUCAS, LEMEK & QUINTIN GERARD W, MARCUS ADAMSANDREA LISA, RYAN LA VALETTE & NATHAN MITCHELL and more! It truly is a Party with a Purpose! Get your tickets today! 

AUG 30-SEP 1, 2024
The Black Academy of Arts & Letters
TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival
Dallas, TX, USA

Make your plans in Dallas for Labor Day weekend's 7th Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival featuring live jazz, R&B, soul, blues and neo-soul! The star-studded line-up includes THE STRING QUEENS, MAYSA, NORMAN BROWN, STOKLEY, BRIAN MCKNIGHT, GINUWINE, STANLEY JORDAN, CASSANDRA WILSON, TAKE 6, DOWN TO THE BONE, PATRICE RUSHEN, SHEILA E, TOWER OF POWER and more to be announced! TBAALRiverfrontJazzFestival.org

AUG 31 - SEP 1, 2024
John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
High Point, North Carolina, USA

Named “One Of The Best Jazz Festivals In The U.S.” by Jazz Observer, the two- day music event honors the life and legacy of jazz saxophone icon and High Point, NC native son, John Coltrane. Line-up includes GREGORY PORTER, BRIAN CULBERTSON, SAMANTHA FISH, INCOGNITO, BILL CHARLAP TRIO with Special Guests DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER and NICHOLAS PAYTON, LAO TIZER BAND, with KAREN BRIGGS, ELLIOT YAMIN, CHIELI MINUCCI (SPECIAL EFX) and MUNYUNGO JACKSON, plus JESUS MOLINA, NIK WEST and many more! ColtraneJazzFest.com

Sep 15, 2024 - Nov 3, 2024
Foster Perry Travel & Events
Jazz on the Water Cruises
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Get ready for smooth sailing and explore romantic ports of call in the Caribbean on board world-class cruise lines with acclaimed jazz hosts including BILLYRAY SHEPPARD, ALTHEA RENE and the Kiland Concert Series Celebrating LUTHER VANDROSS! For travel arrangements including cruise, air, hotel and transportation visit JazzOnTheWaterUS.com!

SEP 27-29, 2024
67th Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF67)
Monterey, California, USA

The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds. Since 1958, the nonprofit festival has been committed to celebrating America's creativity and cultural heritage. The 67th line-up features STANLEY CLARKE, MAVIS STAPLES, SAMARA JOY, ROBERT GLASPER, JOSE JAMES, CORY HENRY, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, AVERY*SUNSHINE and more!  MontereyJazzFestival.org 

 

OCT 31 - NOV 3, 2024
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Hosted by ERIC DARIUS, includes performances from BRIAN CULBERTSON, JEFFREY OSBORNE, JONATHAN BUTLER & MARCUS MILLER, BOB JAMES, CANDY DULFER, RNR FEATURING RICK BRAUN & RICHARD ELLIOT, PETER WHITE & VINCENT INGALA, MARION MEADOWS, BRIAN SIMPSON & ALTHEA RENE, AND ERIC DARIUS with special guest REBECCA JADE. 386-681-7007 FloridaSmoothJazz.com

DEC 30-31, 2024
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
Rick Braun's New Year's Eve
Orlando , Florida, USA

Rick Braun's New Year's Eve Getaway starring RICK BRAUN and featuring GERALD ALBRIGHT, RICHARD ELLIOT, PETER WHITE, LINDSEY WEBSTER, MARCUS ANDERSON, JULIAN VAUGHN & NATHAN MITCHELL! Ring in the New Year with music, dining, dancing & hotel accommodations at Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando! 386-681-7007 | FloridaSmoothJazz.com

MAR 27-30, 2025
Florida Smooth Jazz
Daytona Jazz Weekend - Hosted By Mindi Abair
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Host MINDI ABAIR is joined by GERALD ALBRIGHT, KEIKO MATSUI, RANDY JACOBS, RICK BRAUN, VINCENT INGALA & PETER WHITE, PAUL TAYLOR  & ADAM HAWLEY and BRIAN SIMPSON & JESSY J. Packages include Concerts, Hotel, Dinners, Brunches and Activities. 386-681-7007 FloridaSmoothJazz.com