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Sandy Shore's Jazz Weekender South Pacific
Apr 23-30, 2022
Carmel Monterey Travel
Jazz Weekender South Pacific Cruise
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 JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON plus Guest Guitarist ROBBEN FORD, also KIRK WHALUM, RAY PARKER JR, JUSTIN LEE SCHULTZ + The World's Most Dangerous After Party with PEET PROJECT, SYLVIA BENNETT and M'LYNN! 831-649-4292

Tucson Jazz Festival
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Hyatt Summer Concert Series
July - Oct, 2021
Bank of the West presents
Hyatt Summer Concert Series Newport Beach
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! The Bank of the West Summer Concert Series returns with DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS SUMMER HORNSCHRIS BOTTIBONEY JAMESGEORGE BENSON, DIONNE WARWICK, and JONATHAN BUTLER & MICHAEL LINGTON

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

SOLD OUT! Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates their 64th Annual with 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! Find more at

Bishop Arts Jazz Concerts - Dallas Zoo Edition
OCT 2, 2021
ALW presents
Bishop Arts Jazz Concerts - Dallas Zoo Edition
Dallas, Texas, USA

ALW Entertainment, the premiere music & entertainment company presents a beautiful evening of world-class jazz outdoors at the Dallas Zoo featuring Grammy-Award winning, 5-decade guitarist with 45 albums to date, LEE RITENOUR with the Saxtress of Smooth Jazz, JEANETTE HARRIS.


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
The Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Newport Beach, California, USA

SOLD OUT! The special 25th Anniversary celebration of the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival is 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 ABAIRSHELÉA and many more!

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
OCT 7-24, 2021
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 elite saxophonist ERIC MARIENTHAL will make their debut appearance at the 30th Annual Pawley’s Island Festival of Music & Art on OCT 13

Althea Rene South Central Jazz Fest
OCT 23, 2021
The Strong Group & ARJG presents
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.

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

SOLD OUTHosted 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. Sign up for next year! 386-681-7007

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!

ALW Live Jazz on the Seawall
NOV 21, 2021
ALW presents
Live Jazz on the Seawall
Galveston, Texas, USA

ALW Entertainment, the premiere music & entertainment company brings Live Jazz on the Seawall back to the island city of Galveston TX and hotter than ever with chart-topping, Smooth Jazz saxman, PAUL TAYLOR along with explosive,Contemporary Jazz guitarist and performer NICK COLIONNE

Come early for the pre-show brunch or plan your weekend getaway with the San Luis Resort.


Daytona Jazz Weekend
MARCH 17-20, 2022
Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation
Daytona Jazz Weekend - Hosted By Mindi Abair
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

MINDI ABAIR hosts the 2022 event with special guests RICK BRAUN, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUSVINCENT INGALA, KEIKO MATSUI, NATHAN MITCHELL, KAYLA WATERS, KIM WATERS, LINDSEY WEBSTER, & PETER WHITE at The Daytona Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL. Price includes Concerts, Hotel accommodations, Dinners, Brunches, and Activities at the Daytona International Speedway. 386-681-7007

Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival 2022
May 3-8, 2022
Smooth Entertainment presents
Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival
Algarve, Portugal

Europe's Soul, Funk & Jazz Party in Portugal on the stunning cliffs of the Algarve at Pine Cliffs Resort featuring PETER WHITEEVERETTE HARP, ERIC DARIUS, JONATHAN FRITZÉN, GREGG KARUKAS, KEN NAVARRO, FOUR80EAST with more artists to be announced soon!