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World’s Hottest Jazz Events Guide

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

 

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-OCT 2024
Omega Events
Subaru Summer Concert Series
Newport Beach, California, USA

Don't miss your favorite Smooth Jazz, Pop and R&B stars at the stunning back bay amphitheater at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach! This year catch performances by SPYRO GYRA & LEE RITENOUR, WILL DOWNING, RICK BRAUN with RICHARD ELLIOT & PETER WHITE, JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZNAJEE & BRENDA RUSSELL, BONEY JAMES, BRIAN CULBERTSONCOLBIE CALLIAT & more!

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

JUL 13, 20 & 27, 2024
City Center Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch Smooth Jazz Series
San Ramon, California, USA

Don’t miss the free Smooth Jazz Series at City Center Bishop Ranch Saturday evenings July 13, 20 and 27. PETER WHITE on July 13, MICHAEL LINGTON on July 20 and MARION MEADOWS on July 27. Enjoy dinner from one of City Center’s 16 restaurants. Choose from a prix fixe meal at LB Steak or The Slanted Door with reserved seating or get dinner to go and enjoy it in Alexander Square. CityCenterBishopRanch.com

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 2-3, 2024
GAB Shows
Louisville Jazz Festival
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The Louisville Jazz Fest is an annual event that brings together jazz lovers from all over the world to celebrate the rich history and culture of jazz music, while also providing a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents. This year's line-up features BRIAN CULBERTSON, AVERY*SUNSHINE, GEREY JOHNSON, BONEY JAMES, JETER JONES, VOLTON WRIGHT, TASHA MAC & REBECCA JADE. GabShows.com

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 CEELO GREEN, 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 21-22, 2024
Women In Jazz Association, Inc.
Austin Women in Jazz
Austin, Texas, USA

Get ready to be swept away by an evening of undeniable talent with jazzy and soulful melodies that will leave you spellbound Saturday's line-up features MAYSA, CHELSEY GREEN and THE GREEN PROJECT, CHRISTIE DASHIELL and THE PAMELA HART QUINTET, while Sunday includes KIM SCOTT, KYLE TURNER, PHYLICIA RAE, KERRY WILKINS and ANGE K. Tickets Available @ WomenInJazz.org

 

 

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

The nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and has been held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds since 1958. The 67th lineup features STANLEY CLARKE N•4EVER, MAVIS STAPLES, SAMARA JOY, ROBERT GLASPER FEAT YEBBA, JOSÉ JAMES, CORY HENRY, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA w/BOBBY RUSH, EASTWOOD SYMPHONIC, HIROMI'S SONICWONDER, JOSHUA REDMAN GROUP FEAT GABRIELLE CAVASSA, 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