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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 Travel + Leisure’s #1 pick for the most luxurious mid-size ship on the seas, the m/s Paul Gauguin (only 300 passengers). Artists include FOURPLAY w/ BOB JAMESNATHAN EAST & HARVEY MASON also PATTI AUSTIN, JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ + The World's Most Dangerous After Party with PEET PROJECT and introducing M'LYNN. 831-649-4292

Daytona Jazz Weekend
MAY 20-23, 2021
Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
Daytona Jazz Weekend - Hosted By Keiko Matsui
Daytona Beach, FL, USA

KEIKO is joined by MINDI ABAIR, NICK COLIONNE, VINCENT INGALA, PAUL TAYLOR and PETER WHITE at The Daytona Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL. Price includes Concerts, Hotel accommodations, Dinners, Brunches, and Activities at the Daytona International Speedway. Produced by The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit charity, this exclusive event is limited to only 180 guests with 2-person tables under an outdoor tent to provide enhanced guest distancing! Call 386-681-7007 to join!

Capture the Rhythm Series
AUG 21, SEP 19, 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 ROGER SMITH, JEANETTE HARRIS, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JONATHAN BUTLER, RICHARD ELLIOTLINDSEY WEBSTER and NORMAN BROWN. 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
August 27-29, 2021
Golden Gate Jazz Festival
San Fransisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Jazz Festival will be held 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, THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, PETE ESCOVEDO & SONS, JAZZ IN PINK and more to be announced.

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, MICHAEL FRANKS, 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
SEPT 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 as High Point, North Carolina pays homage to their native son, jazz legend JOHN COLTRANE. This world class celebration of jazz & blues will feature a spectacular line-up to be announced soon. Watch this space!


Mazatlan Jazz Festival 2021
October 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! 

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, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, QUEENS OF SOUL w/ALTHEA RENE & JEANETTE HARRIS and MORE!