Smooth Jazz Festivals and Events

Welcome to our Concert Calendar page! We hope you find something jazzin' in your neck of the woods. This page will be updated regularly; so, be sure to check back often! Please note that all dates and lineups are subject to change. Be sure to check the venue for confirmation.

Upcoming Smooth Jazz Festivals and Events



NOW- August 3- Stanford Jazz Workshop, Palo Alto, CA

Each year, the best of the best come to perform at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and this year is no exception. Coolest highlights this year include a return pairing of vocalist Lisa Fischer and pianist Taylor Eigsti, who were electrifying in 2017 on July 20 and 15-year-old wunderkind pianist Joey Alexander, who Wynton Marsalis calls HIS hero (July 21). Taylor Eigsti returns with his group on July 30.

More information and full performance schedule: https://stanfordjazz.org/stanford-jazz-festival-2019/


July 19-20 – 4th Annual Music City Jazz Festival, Nashville, TN

Music City Jazz Festival is more than an outdoor concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, mingle, relax soak in the rays, and of course hear some of he coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artists. Featuring classy veterans who have set the standard to young lions taking the jazz scene by storm, all capturing the spirit of smooth jazz that knows no boundaries in exhilarating, intimate performances.

This year’s artists include Marc Antoine, Jeanette Harris, Althea Rene, Paul Jackson Jr., Pete Belasco, Alex Bugnon, jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr., Euge Groove, The Yellowjackets, Lindsey Webster, Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum,Najee and more!

More information: http://www.musiccityjazzfest.com/


NOW – December 21- Montrose Room, Chicago, IL  (NEW ARTISTS & DATES ADDED!)

Our friends at SmoothChicago are back at it, bringing Chicagoland the finest in SJ royalty for the 2019 season! Producer Mark Vrabel works hard at this gem of a venue, located at the Loews O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. See one show or see them all; you won’t be disappointed!  GO!

July 20 – Gerey Johnson CD Release Show (just added!)

August 17 – Kool and the Gang Tribute Show / Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Show (just added!)

September 7 – The Sax Pack (Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Jackiem Joyner) w/special guest Jessy J

September 28 – Richard Elliot

October 5 – Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr.)

October 12 – Pieces of a Dream

October 19 – Acoustic Alchemy

November 2 – Jonathan Butler

November 16 – Kirk Whalum

November 23 – David Benoit and Marc Antoine

December 7 – A Norman Brown Christmas (special guest TBA)

December 21 – Gerald Albright with special guest Selina Albright (just added!)

More information: www.smoothchicago.com


NOW – August 23 – Downtown Jazz Summer Series, Winston-Salem, NC

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership is proud to announce the 21st annual Summer Music Series.  The FREE concerts brings a cool vibe of smooth sounds by combining national and international artists with local musicians to the downtown area over the course of the summer.

July 26 – Dee Lucas / David P. Stevens (opening act)

Aug 9 – Julian Vaughn / Natural Element (opening act)

Aug 23 – Melvin M. Miller / Keith Byrd (opening act)

More information: www.downtownws.com


NOW – November 15  – Alamo City Jazz Series, San Antonio, TX

ALW Entertainment present an intimate evening of jazz in the amazing Empire Theatre. Each night will include a wonderful evening filled with sounds from some of today’s groundbreaking jazz artists.

October 4 – Steve Cole / Jeff Kashiwa

November 15 – Nick Colionne / Paul Taylor

More Information: http://www.alwe.com/alamo-city/


NOW – November 16  – Bishop Arts Jazz Series, Dallas, TX

ALW Entertainment brings to you a special 5-show series at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Dallas.

October 5 – Steve Cole / Jeff Kashiwa

November 16 – Nick Colionne / Paul Taylor

More information: http://www.alwe.com/bishop-arts/


NOW- November 17 – Bayou City Jazz Series, Houston, TX

ALW Entertainment presents an intimate evening of jazz in the amazing House of Blues! Each night will include a wonderful evening filled with sounds from some of today’s groundbreaking artists. Come enjoy a show or an entire season of the best jazz experiences in Houston!

October 6 – Steve Cole / Jeff Kashiwa

November 17 – Nick Colionne / Paul Taylor

More information: http://www.alwe.com/bayou-city/