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Yosemite Jazz Train
MAY 1 - OCT 9, 2022
Yosemite Jazz Train
Fish Camp, California, USA

Your inclusive full fare passage includes a chef-prepared appetizer selection, intimate artist conversation followed by an informal meet-and-greet. The whistle blows and “All aboard!” for a narrow-gauge steam train ride to the Lewis Creek Amphitheater for an “unplugged” concert in the Sierra National Forest. Performers include KEIKO MATSUI, MINDI ABAIR, ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY, RICK BRAUN, DAVID BENOIT, VINCENT INGALA, HIROSHIMA, PETER WHITE, STEVE OLIVER & BRIAN SIMPSON

Newport Beach Jazz Festival
JUN 3-5, 2022
The Suburu
The Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Newport Beach, California, USA

The 26th Annual Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California! The festival will feature CEELO GREEN, BRIAN CULBERTSON, BRIAN MCKNIGHT, ERIC BENETMORGAN JAMES, and many more! Join us for 3 days of world-class jazz, R&B and soul music! 

Jazz Legacy Foundation Decade of Excellence
JUN 10-14, 2022
Jazz Legacy Decade of Excellence PT 1
Hampton, Virginia, USA

Celebrating a Decade of Excellence Gala Weekend Part 1, “Summer Jazz,” June 10-12, with a 
3-Day Uniquely Jazzy Experience featuring and all-star line-up including MARCUS MILLER, HIROSHIMA, MARCUS ANDERSON feat CEELO GREEN, GREGORY PORTER, RICHARD ELLIOT, KEIKO MATSUI, KIRK WHALUM, REGINA BELLE and many more supporting jazz and music education! Part 2 of the celebration takes place on November 10-13, 2022! 

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival
Jun 11-12, 2022
Rainbow Promotions
San Diego Smooth Jazz Fest
San Diego, California, USA

Uniting music lovers from around the world in America's Finest City. This annual event combines the soothing sounds of Smooth Jazz, delicious California cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience. The 4th Annual event features a world-class line-up including BONEY JAMES, JONATHAN BUTLER, NAJEE, ERIC DARIUS, MAYSA, JESSY J, BRIAN SIMPSON and more!



Ladies of Smooth Jazz
Jun 11, 2022
Women In Jazz Association, Inc.
Ladies of Smooth Jazz
Austin, Texas, USA

The Ladies of Smooth Jazz concert features international smooth jazz and gospel recording artist JAZMIN GHENT, flutist ALTHEA RENÈ and vocalist PAMELA HART. Expect a mixture of jazz, soul, R&B, and funk. These ladies, supported by The AZUL Experience and percussionist James Fenner, will take you on a fantastic journey. 

Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival
JUN 17-18, 2022
Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

It's the return of Steel City Smooth Jazz Festival featuring two days on the grounds of historic Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. Don't miss THE ISLEY BROTHERS, BONEY JAMES, MUSIQ SOULCHILD, JONATHAN BUTLER, MAYSA, ALEX BUGNON, KIRK WHALUM, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, MARION MEADOWS, VINCENT INGALA, KEIKO MATSUI, PETER WHITE, EUGE GROOVE and many more!

Capture the Rhythm Art & Jazz Series
JUN 18, 2022
Legends of the Game
Capture the Rhythm Art & Jazz Series
Georgia , USA

Capture The Rhythm Art & Jazz will feature World-class Concert events at Premier venues featuring some of the most popular Smooth Jazz and R&B artists including MICHAEL LINGTON, LINDSEY WEBSTER & BRIAN SIMPSON on JUN 18, SPECIAL EFX ALL STARS, JEANETTE HARRIS & ALTHE RENE, SHAWN RAIFORD & CAROL ALBERT on JUL 23 and EUGE GROOVE w/JULIAN VAUGHN on SEP 24. Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Sunset Jazz Fest
JUN 18, 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, FREDA PAYNE, CHAZZY GREEN, JASON LEOPOLD, JACQUES LESURE, GTHANG and Hosted by PAT PRESCOTT

Orlando Music Festival
Jul 1-3, 2022
Orlando Music Festival
Orlando, Florida, USA

Get ready for the inaugural ORLANDO MUSIC FESTIVAL! Experience the ultimate music extravaganza with Hall of Fame and Grammy Award winning Smooth Jazz and R&B artists including BONEY JAMES, BRIAN CULBERTSON, THE JACKSONS, RAY PARKER JRDAVID SANBORN, PETER WHITE, RICK BRAUNEUGE GROOVEPIECES OF A DREAMRICHARD ELLIOT, ERIC DARIUSSPYRO GYROLINDSAY WEBSTERVINCENT INGALA, MARION MEADOWS, ADAM HAWLEY and More! A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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!

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.

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2022
AUG 12-13, 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, JONATHAN BUTLER, SERGIO MENDES, DAMIEN ESCOBAR, ERIC DARIUS & 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.

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!

Cincinnati Intl Jazz Festival
SEP 2-3, 2022
Rainbow Promotions
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. Come enjoy great art, food, culture, and sing & groove to great live entertainment. Line-up and Tickets coming soon!

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!

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!

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