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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! 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-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!

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

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 2-4, 2024
Scranton Jazz Festival
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Since 2005, The Scranton Jazz Festival has brought world class jazz, blues, and world-beat music to the City of Scranton, providing a three-day celebration of music and art. Featuring an incredible roster of renowned musicians for 19 years and this year's line up is testimony to the event's stellar reputation with BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY and JOE LAVANO headlining! ScrantonJazzFestival.org

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 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

Nov 6-10 , 2024
Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend
Hampton, Virginia, USA

The 12th Annual Gala Weekend features ALTHEA RENE, JJ SANSAVERINOACOUSTIC ALCHEMY, LAKESIDE, ADAM HAWLEY, PAUL TAYLOR, JACKIEM JOYNER, VICTOR WOOTEN & THE WOOTEN BROTHERS, THE FELLAS w/NATHAN MITCHELL, LIN ROUNTREE, NICHOLAS COLE, MARCUS ANDERSON & JULIAN VAUGHN, AVERY SUNSHINE & WILL DOWNING, CON-FUNK-SHUN, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, PATRICE RUSHEN, WALTER BEASLEY, RICHARD ELLIOT, ZAPP feat BOOTSY COLLINS, LINDSEY WEBSTER, BRIAN CULBERTSON, MARION MEADOWS and many more! JazzLegacyFoundation.org

 

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

OCT 6-13, 2025
Smooth Jazz Europe
Amsterdam Smooth Jazz Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This week-long cruise aboard the AMADEUS BRILLIANT begins and ends in Amsterdam. Visit peaceful fishing villages, observe old windmills, and sample delicious Edam cheese and world-famous Belgian chocolates. Cities such as Bruges, Maastricht, Rotterdam, and Antwerp, with their unique culture and architecture, may cause you to lose track of the day as you meander their charming streets and alleys. Every day is rounded off with the masters of Smooth Jazz live on stage in the Panorama-Lounge including ERIC DARIUS, KEIKO MATSUI, KIRK WHALUM, PETER WHITE and more to be announced.
 A limited festival experience with only 130 guests!