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Sandy Shore's Jazz Weekender South Pacific
Apr 23-30, 2022
Carmel Monterey Travel
Sandy Shore's Jazz Weekender South Pacific
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

SANDY SHORE expands her JAZZ WEEKENDER with event host NATHAN EAST + BAND (GREG PHILLINGANES, MICHAEL THOMPSON, STEPHEN FERRONE) to a full week in the French Polynesia on board the luxurious, mid-size cruise ship, the m/s Paul Gauguin (only 300 passengers). HEADLINERS include FOURPLAY w/ BOB JAMESNATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON plus Guest Guitarist ROBBEN FORD, also KIRK WHALUMPATTI AUSTIN, RAY PARKER JRJUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ + The World's Most Dangerous After Party with PEET PROJECT, SYLVIA BENNETT and M'LYNN! 831-649-4292

Hyatt Summer Concert Series
July - Oct, 2021
Bank of the West
Hyatt Summer Concert Series
Newport Beach, California, USA

Join us this summer for your favorite Smooth Jazz, Pop, and R&B stars at the stunning back bay amphitheater at Hyatt Regency Newport BeachThe Bank of the West Summer Concert Series returns with PETER WHITE & EUGE GROOVECHRIS BOTTIBONEY JAMESDIONNE WARWICKGEORGE BENSON, RICHARD MARX, JEFFREY OSBORNE & GERALD ALBRIGHT, WILL DOWNING & DW3 with more to be announced! 

Jazz and R&B On The Lawn
AUG 15, 2021
TSenior Management
Jazz and R&B On The Lawn
Chesapeake, VA, United States

A full day of Jazz and R&B starting at 2PM at Chesapeake City Park featuring Grammy Award winning vocalist HOWARD HEWETT, soul singer CHERRELLE, MZ DRUMMER, MARCUS ADAMS, ISAAC BYRD JR, JOSELYN BEST, CHAN HALL, CAPTIVATING CATS DANCE TEAM, AFRICIA ANSARI, DAVID BOOKER & QUINCY CARR

Capture the Rhythm Series
AUG 21, SEP 18, OCT 16
Legends of the Game
Capture the Rhythm Series @ MONTBLEU Resort Spa Casino
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA

An exceptionally unique weekend experience with unforgettable  performances by NORMAN BROWN, JEANETTE HARRIS, ROGER SMITH, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JONATHAN BUTLER, JULIAN VAUGHN, RICHARD ELLIOT, LINDSEY WEBSTER & ROHAN REID! A weekend designed just for you featuring Smooth Jazz, a celebrity golf event, dancing, dining and casino excitement in breathtaking Lake Tahoe ! Tix & Info : 916-871-5911

Golden Gate Jazz Festival
AUG 27-29, 2021
Golden Gate Jazz Festival
San Fransisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Jazz Festival is ready to make concert-going fun again at the recently renovated Presidio Theatre, an architectural jewel in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Produced by two time Emmy Winning bassist TONY SAUNDERS featuring performances by Saunders and THE RAINFOREST BAND, KIM WATERS, KAYLA WATERS, THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, PETE ESCOVEDO & SONS, REGINA BELLEJAZZ IN PINK and more!

Lowcountry Jazz Festival 2021
SEP 3-6, 2021
Closing the Gap in Healthcare
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

The return of South Carolina’s premier jazz festival event in Historic Downtown Charleston at the beautiful Gaillard Center, benefiting Closing the Gap In Healthcare, helping increase health literacy in Greater Charleston. Lineup includes NICK COLIONNE, WILLIE BRADLEY, PEABO BRYSON, LINDSEY WEBSTER, ADAM HAWLEY, KINDRED FAMILY SOUL, RICHARD ELLIOT and RICK BRAUN.


Riverfront Jazz Festival
SEP 3-5, 2021
The Black Academy of Arts & Letters
Riverfront Jazz Festival - Live Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues
Dallas, TX, USA

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents three days at three venues featuring live jazz, R&B, soul, blues, neo-soul w/ERYKAH BADU, PETE ESCOVEDO, TERENCE BLANCHARD, DAVID BENOIT, RICK BRAUN, JEFFREY OSBORNE, PEABO BRYSON, WILL DOWNING, DAVID SANBORN, KEIKO MATSUI and more to be announced. Visit Dallas, big things happen here. 

John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
SEP 4-5, 2021
John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
High Point, NC, USA

The 10th Annual is scheduled to kick off this year with Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI, and the world-class celebration of jazz & blues will also feature KURT ELLING, TITO PUENTE, JR, KENNY LATTIMORE, JULIAN VAUGHN, MARCUS ANDERSON and more as High Point, NC pays homage to their native son, jazz legend JOHN COLTRANE


Capital Jazz Festival
SEP 4-5, 2021
Capital Jazz
Capital Jazz Festival
Washington, District Of Columbia, USA

Join us in the Washington, DC area for "the jazz festival with soul!" Our 28th annual festival will feature LALAH HATHAWAY, WILL DOWNING, ERIC BENET, SHEILA E, MARCUS MILLER, TAMIA, STOKLEY, AVERY*SUNSHINE, ERIC ROBERSON, BELL BIV DEVOE, and many more. Tickets on sale now!

Miramar Jazz Festival
SEP 11, 2021
Miramar Jazz Festival
Miramar, Florida, USA

An immersive music festival experience on the Florida coast combining natural ambience with boundless artistic creativity. Smooth Jazz and Classic R&B starring Grammy-award winning saxophonist DAVID SANBORN, world-renowned South African singer/guitarist JONATHAN BUTLER, Grammy-award winning vocalist REGINA BELLE, and Smooth Jazz Guitarist ERIC ESSIX! Get your tickets now at

64th Monterey Jazz Festival
SEP 24-26, 2021
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, California, USA

Monterey Jazz Festival is back, the 64th Annual! The multiple GRAMMY-Award winning Line-up features HERBIE HANCOCK, GEORGE BENSON, PAT METHENY SIDE-EYE, TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON + SOCIAL SCIENCE, KANDACE SPRINGS and many others! Three-Day Tickets Available in July at!

Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival
OCT 4-10, 2021
Smooth Entertainment
Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival
Sa Coma, Mallorca, SPAIN

The only Smooth Jazz festival in the European Mediterranean returns to at the 5-Star Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa in SaComa, Mallorca,Spain! Featuring the biggest and most successful international stars of Contemporary Jazz scene including DOWN TO THE BONE, KEN NAVARRO, BLAKE AARON, PHIL DENNY, MINDI ABAIR, DAVID BENOIT, BRIAN SIMPSON, ERIC MARIENTHAL, KEIKO MATSUI, TOM BRAXTON, LARRY BRAGGS, WILLIE BRADLEY and more to be announced!

Mazatlan Jazz Festival 2021
OCT 8-11, 2021
Mazatlan Jazz Festival
Mazatlan, Mexico

The Most Sophisticated Jazz Experience of the Year in the Pearl of the Pacific! For Smooth Jazz enthusiasts that not only crave great jazz but also enjoy vacationing in luxurious accommodations, this AAA Diamond Resort has been named the “Top Resort in Mazatlan” by the Conde Nast Traveler with beautiful suites, fantastic dining and a world class spa. Line-up includes EUGE GROOVE, PETER WHITE, JACKIEM JOYNER, MARION MEADOWS, DW3, comedian MONIQUE MARVEZ and more! 

Newport Beach Jazz Festival
OCT 8-10, 2021
Bank of the West presents
Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Newport Beach, California, USA

It's the Special 25th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, rescheduled for the weekend of October 8–10, 2021 at the iconic Hyatt Regency Newport Beach! The incredible lineup features ANTHONY HAMILTON, TOWER OF POWER, SHEILA E., DAMIEN ESCOBAR, LALAH HATHAWAY, RnR featuring RICK BRAUN & RICHARD ELLIOT, MINDI ABAIR, SHELÉA and many more!

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
OCT 13, 2021
South Arts
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA

Let Music Be Your Escape this fall! Visit the Hammock Coast, Pawleys Island, SC for a memorable evening of jazz, yacht rock, Motown and more! THE LAO TIZER BAND feat ERIC MARIENTHAL will make their debut appearance at the 30th Annual Pawley’s Island Festival of Music & Art on Wednesday, October 13! South Carolina. Just Right!

Althea Rene South Central Jazz Fest
OCT 23, 2021
The Strong Group & ARJG
Althea Rene South Central Jazz Fest
San Antonio, Texas, USA

The Strong Group and ARJG present the Althea Rene South Central Jazz Fest. Attendees will enjoy delicious foods from San Antonio vendors as Soul-Jazz Flutist ALTHEA RENE, Saxtress JEANETTE HARRIS, and vocalist NAYBU FULLMAN deliver an amazing evening of music on the beautiful stage of a historic military airplane hangar. Tickets available now! 

Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway
OCT 29-31, 2021
Brevard Music Group
Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway
Melbourne, FL, USA

Experience unparalleled personalized service, exquisite dining, memorable Smooth Jazz concerts and family fun including a Saturday Afternoon Ocean Deck Smooth Jazz party, all wrapped up in affordable, all-inclusive weekend packages! Enjoy LIVE performances from Chart-toppers PAULA ATHERTONGREG MANNING, JEFF RYAN, ROB ZINN, TONY EXUM, JR and OLI SILK. More details @ 321-783-9004 or


Life Luxe Jazz 2021
NOV 4-8, 2021
Life Luxe Jazz - The Los Cabos Jazz Experience
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Get Back to the Luxe Life in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico! Life Luxe Jazz pairs an upscale destination with live music, luxury accommodations, breathtaking golf and Health & Wellness options - all on the beach! RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, NATURALLY 7, LEELA JAMES, ERIC ROBERSON, AVERY*SUNSHINE, CON FUNK SHUN, MIKE PHILLIPS, HIROSHIMA, MAYSA, JEFF LORBER and more! The Experience is an outdoor socially-distant event. Purchase your tickets now!

Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
NOV 5-7, 2021
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Hosted by ERIC DARIUS, includes performances from BRIAN CULBERTSON, RICK BRAUN, JONATHAN BUTLER, KEIKO MATSUI, NAJEE, and many more at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach. Limited to less than 600 guests, packages include Concerts, Hotel and Meals. Optional Thursday Night package available w/Sax to the Max featuring VINCENT INGALA, MICHEL LINGTON & PAUL TAYLOR. Call 386-681-7007 to join!

The Jazz Legacy Foundation
NOV 10-14, 2021
Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend
Hampton , Virginia, USA

Immerse yourself in a uniquely jazzy experience and support a great cause with your favorite Smooth Jazz Artists + Elegant Gala, Pre-Party, Smooth Jazz Lunch Cruise, Jam Sessions, After Parties & Grand Finale! Lineup featuring PIECES OF A DREAM, GERALD ALBRIGHT, HIROSHIMAMARION MEADOWS, PETER WHITEWILL DOWNING & MAYSAINCOGNITO, NILS, JULIAN VAUGHN, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, QUEENS OF SOUL w/ALTHEA RENE & JEANETTE HARRIS and MORE!