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Napa Blue Note
JUN-AUG, 2022
Blue Note Napa
Napa, California, USA

Seamlessly blending the quintessential Greenwich Village jazz club experience with the Northern California wine country ambiance and the historic architecture of the nineteenth century Napa Valley Opera House. The live music jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue is an experience to delight all the senses. Upcoming shows include ERIC BENÉT, LEE RITENOUR & DAVE GRUSIN, DAVID SANBORNSPECIAL EFX ALL STARSOMAR SOSA QUARTETO AMERICANOSTONY SAUNDERS & THE NOTEWORTHY BAND and More!

Blue Note presents Charles Krug Summer Sessions
JUN-AUG, 2022
Blue Note Napa
Charles Krug Summer Sessions
Napa, California, USA

The Blue Note Charles Krug Summer Sessions returns, featuring top national talent, decadent food & wine pairings on memorable summer nights. Located at the iconic estate of the Charles Kurg Winery, audiences can enjoy the best in live music and comedy in one of Napa's historic landscapes. Tickets on sale now for SERGIO MENDES, RICKIE LEE JONES, STANLEY CLARKEBEBEL GILBERTOJAKE SHIMABUKURO, JONATHAN BUTLER & GERALD ALBRIGHT, JESSE COOK, LALAH HATHAWAY, BRIAN MCKNIGHTPETER WHITE, MINDI ABAIR & VINCENT INGALA and more!

Hyatt Summer Concert Series
JUL-OCT, 2022
Omega Events
Summer Concert Series 2022
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! Catch performances by RNR featuring RICHARD ELLIOT & RICK BRAUNCHRIS BOTTI, CHRISTOPHER CROSSJESSE COOK, BILLY OCEAN, and more to be announced!

 

Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
Jul 13-17, 2022
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
Lake Arbor, Maryland, USA

The 12th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival features 5 days of Smooth Jazz and Classic R&B with performances by South African singer/guitarist JONATHAN BUTLER, smooth jazz saxophonist GERALD ALBRIGHT, Grammy Award winning saxophonist KIRK WHALUM, legendary soul/funk band WAR and many more! Tickets available now at LakeArborJazz.com!

Golden Gate Jazz Festival
JUL 22-24, 2022
Golden Gate Jazz Festival
San Fransisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Jazz Festival is happening in 2022 ready to make concert-going fun again at the recently renovated Presidio Theatre. Produced by 2x Emmy Winning bassist TONY SAUNDERS featuring performances by Saunders and KIM & KAYLA WATERS, MARION MEADOWSTHE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, THE ESCOVEDO BROTHERS (Juan & Peter Michael), BRANDON THE MESSENJAH, NAJEE, JAZZ IN PINK & THE NOTEWORTHY BAND.

Capitol Stage Jazz Festival
JUL 29, 2022
Capitol Stage Jazz Festival
Washington D.C., USA

Bursting on the scene is the Capitol Stage, offering a night of Smooth Jazz, vocals and melodies that will leave you with an appetite for more. Capitol Stage will kick-off Friday, July 29th at 7PM with Special Guests CHAN HALL, NEIKA SIMONE, TONY CRADDOCK JR and  MARCUS JOHNSON. Hosted by MICAH BAM BAMM WHITETheCapitolStage.com

Sunset Jazz Festival 2022
JUL 30, 2022
Sunset Jazz Fest
Malibu, California, USA

Sunset Jazz has been hosting international musicians, DJs, and festivals for over a decade, providing the ultimate experience for jazz enthusiasts. Join us for an exquisite day of music next to the world-famous beaches of Malibu, California on Pacific Coast Highway featuring live performances from WILL DOWNING & NAJEE, also FREDA PAYNE, CHAZZY GREEN, JASON LEOPOLD, JACQUES LESURE, GTHANG and Hosted by PAT PRESCOTT

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2022
AUG 12-14, 2022
Rainbow Promotions
Long Beach Jazz Festival
Long Beach, California, USA

Come celebrate the 33rd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival featuring LEDISI, AVERAGE WHITE BAND, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ROBERT GLASPERJONATHAN BUTLER, SERGIO MENDES, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, ERIC DARIUSJUSTIN LEE SHULTZ & KANDACE SPRINGS! The only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful waterfront setting with VIP seating along with a great selection of food, art and so much more.

Alexander Zonjic's Shoreline Jazz Festival
AUG 26-28, 2022
DTE presents
Alexander Zonjic's Shoreline Jazz Festival
Muskegon, Michigan, USA

The 8th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival features 3 fun-filled days of world-class music on Lake Michigan with live performances from ALEXANDER ZONJICNAJEE, MAYSA, JAMES LLOYD, LINDSEY WEBSTER, LIN ROUNTREE, ERIC DARIUS, ORGANISSIMO, 496 WEST and more!

Lowcountry Jazz Festival 2022
SEP 2-4, 2022
Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina's premier annual Smooth Jazz event, returns to the Charleston Gaillard Center with a stellar lineup this Labor Day weekend. Join us for a weekend of incredible artists like ROBERT GLASPERNORMAN BROWNGERALD ALBRIGHT and MARCUS MILLER

 

Cincinnati Intl Jazz Festival
SEP 2-3, 2022
Rainbow Promotions in assoc w/Robbie Todd
Cincinnati International Jazz Festival
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Rainbow Promotions introduces the 1st Annual Cincinnati International Jazz Festival! Fusing their 2-day celebration with Cincinnati’s incredible skyline on the scenic shores of the Ohio River for a weekend of art, food, culture, and great live entertainment featuring NORMAN BROWN, ALEX BUGNON, BRIAN CULBERTSON, ERIC DARIUS, BRIAN SIMPSON, GERALD ALBRIGHT, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, KEIKO MATSUI & more!

Riverfront Jazz Festival - Live Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues
SEP 2-4, 2022
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 3 Days at 3 Venues featuring live Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues, Neo-soul w/ERYKAH BADU, CAMEO, DIANNE REEVES, BONEY JAMES, ERIC BENET, AVERY*SUNSHINE, HIROSHIMA, ROBERT GLASPER, INCOGNITO, PAUL TAYLORSPYRO GYRACORY HENRY, MARION MEADOWS, BOB JAMES and many more! Visit Dallas, big things happen here!

John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
SEP 3-4, 2022
John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
High Point, NC, USA

The premiere entertainment destination in the Southeast to feature world class performances from PATTI LABELLE, KIRK WHALUM, KEIKO MATSUI, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDEGERALD VEASLEY, JESSY JALEX BUGNON, POOGIE BELLCINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, MARION MEADOWS and more as High Point, NC pays homage to their native son, jazz legend JOHN COLTRANE!

65th Monterey Jazz Festival
SEP 23-25, 2022
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey, California, USA

Experience the best that jazz has to offer at the 65th anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival. This year’s event will feature four stages and hundreds of artists, including INCOGNITO with Special Guest MAYSAGREGORY PORTER, CHUCHO VALDÉS, DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, MOODSWING REUNION, VERONICA SWIFT, MELODY GARDOTARTEMIS and many others! MontereyJazzFestival.org

Capture the Rhythm Art & Jazz Series
SEP 24, 2022
Legends of the Game
Capture the Rhythm Art & Jazz Series
Augusta, Georgia , USA

Capture The Rhythm Art & Jazz feature World-class Concert events at Premier venues featuring some of the most popular Smooth Jazz and R&B artists. Don't miss EUGE GROOVE w/JULIAN VAUGHN on SEP 24, with more concerts to be announced soon! Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Miami Smooth Jazz Festival
OCT 28-29, 2022
Empowerment, Inc.
Miami Smooth Jazz Festival
Miami, Florida, USA

The Miami Smooth Jazz Festival celebrates various music genres with an emphasis on Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, and R&B. Experience outstanding performances over two days on the grounds of beautiful Zoo Miami. Line-up announced shortly, tickets on sale soon!


 

Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival
OCT 31-NOV 6, 2022
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 Sensatori Resort in SaComa, Mallorca,Spain featuring the biggest and most successful international stars of the Contemporary Jazz scene including ERIC MARIENTHAL, DOWN TO THE BONE, BRIAN SIMPSON, MICHAEL LINGTON, DAVID BENOIT, PAUL TAYLOR, BOBBY LYLE, BLAKE AARON, TOM BRAXTON, PHIL DENNY and more to be announced!

Jazz Legacy Foundation Decade of Excellence - PT 2
NOV 9-13, 2022
Jazz Legacy Decade of Excellence
Hampton, Virginia, USA

Celebrating a Decade of Excellence Gala Weekend Part 2, "A Uniquely Jazz Experience” featuring an all-star line-up including NAJEEKIM WATERS & KAYLA WATERSDMV ALLSTARS w/BRIAN LANAIR, ART SHERROD JR & WILLIE BRADLEYBONEY JAMESPEABO BRYSONERIC DARIUSKEN FORD "KING OF STRINGS," JEFFREY OSBORNE
GERALD ALBRIGHT
KAREN  BRIGGS  & FREDERIC YONNETKENNY LATTIMORE & MARCUS ANDERSONWAR,
WILL DOWNINGDAMIEN ESCOBAR​​, EUGE GROOVE​ and many more supporting jazz and music education! 
 

Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
NOV 3-6, 2022
The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
The Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Hosted by ERIC DARIUS, includes performances from GERALD ALBRIGHTBRIAN CULBERTSON, NICOLE HENRY, VINCENT INGALA, JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ, PETER WHITE, RnR w/RICK BRAUN & RICHARD ELLIOT, KEIKO MATSUI & KIRK WHALUM, Jazz Funk Soul w/EVERETTE HARP, JEFF LORBER & PAUL JACKSON, JR. Packages include Concerts, Hotel & Meals. 386-681-7007 

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Blue Note At Sea
JAN 13-20, 2023
Jazz Cruises, LLC
Blue Note at Sea
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Blue Note at Sea is back for 2023 with a blockbuster lineup of stars, sailing to beautiful Caribbean destinations aboard a luxury cruise ship. Enjoy 7-days of wall-to-wall music from artists including MARCUS MILLER,  ROBERT GLASPER, CHRIS BOTTI, CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT,  CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, SHEILA E.DAVID SANBORD, BRAD MEHLDAU and many more on the cruise where Great Music is the ONLY Rule! Fans of SmoothJazz.com Global have access to exclusive pricing when you book with Promo Code: SMOOTH