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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

 

May 4 – Paula Atherton & Willie Bradley in Concert, Delaware Loves Jazz Concert, Wilmington, DE

WE’RE REALLY DOING THIS, PEOPLE!!!               

We at The Smooth Jazz Ride have been talking about this for a couple of years now…and now, we’re gonna make this happen!

TSJR has wanted to create NEW cool concerts with the proceeds going to kids so that they can learn more about music through education, and buying instruments for those schools in need…so that we boost up the NEXT generation of super talent so desperately needed in the music world! Whether for personal growth or professional aspirations, it makes no difference…but kids NEED to be able to have the opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate music for a richer, more fulfilling life! So putting on a live Smooth Jazz concert with great contemporary artists AND having the proceeds go to help kids is a win-win in my book!

So…mark your calendars for May 4, 2019, when The Smooth Jazz Ride and Entertainment by Candlelight present an all-new groove experience for you and a real motivational experience for music students. Join singer and saxtress Paula Atherton and trumpeter Willie Bradley for an afternoon of high-energy music and a rare opportunity for a question and answer segment after the show so that kids of all ages will have the chance to find out how artists do what they do! Come early to enjoy the vendors that will be providing food, services and art at this school setting. Benefits from this concert will go to assist music education with schools…and we hope that this is the first of many shows that we can put on for our cause!

More information: Click here

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March 16 – 17 – Spring Wine and Jazz Festival, Galveston, TX

The Roof and Martini Blu present this exciting event in historic Galveston and will be held at the beautiful Moody Gardens resort to celebrate the season with a sparkling lineup of Smooth Jazz superstars including Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Take 6, Julian Vaughn, Lindsey Webster, Adam Hawley and many more!

More information: Click here

 

 

NOW – December 7 – Montrose Room, Chicago, IL

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!

March 23 – Eric Darius and Gerald Veasley

March 30 – Alex Bugnon

April 13 – Keiko Matsui

April 20 – Paul Taylor and Michael Lington

May 18 – Najee

June 15 – Walter Beasley

June 29 – Down to the Bone

July 20 – TBA

August 17 – TBA

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)

More information: www.smoothchicago.com

 

April 4-6 – Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO

Join guitarist Earl Klugh as he puts on the 16th annual show at The Broadmoor! A wonderful weekend awaits you with world-class talent, exceptional wine, cuisine and service, fitness, wellness experiences and so much more amidst the splendor that IS The Broadmoor.

Artists include Michael McDonald, Jonathan Butler, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Joey Alexander, Najee, Ron Otis, GTF and many more

More information: www.weekendofjazz.com/broadmoor

 

 

April 5-14, 29th Annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, Reading, PA

Sooo…who ISN’T at Berks??? The Holy Grail of Smooth, it’s one festival that all want to go to and one that all artists hope to play at. You’ve got Brian Culbertson, Jeffrey Osborne, Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg, Joe McBride, Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, Jackiem Joyner, Jay Rowe, JJ Sansaverino, Kevin Whalum…and that’s just the first night! Held at various locations in and around Reading…and the unofficial start of touring season for many of these artists! You go to Berks to see the new pairings of groups and hear the latest material, then schedule your year accordingly! Need I say more? GO!

More information: www.berksjazzfest.com

 

 

April 6, April 10 – Grooves at the Westin, Palm Springs, CA

Saxophonist and producer Michael Paulo brings back the his signature concert series of smoothest grooves to the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. The Spring Series has three incredible nights of an all-star lineup featuring the best in Smooth Jazz.

April 6 – Grace Kelly, DW3, Gail Jhonson

April 10 – An Evening with John Tesh

More information: https://groovesatthewestin.com/

 

May 4 – Paula Atherton & Willie Bradley in Concert, Delaware Loves Jazz Concert, Wilmington, DE       

We at The Smooth Jazz Ride have been talking about this for a couple of years now…and now, we’re gonna make this happen!

TSJR has wanted to create NEW cool concerts with the proceeds going to kids so that they can learn more about music through education, and buying instruments for those schools in need…so that we boost up the NEXT generation of super talent so desperately needed in the music world! Whether for personal growth or professional aspirations, it makes no difference…but kids NEED to be able to have the opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate music for a richer, more fulfilling life! So putting on a live Smooth Jazz concert with great contemporary artists AND having the proceeds go to help kids is a win-win in my book!

So…mark your calendars for May 4, 2019, when The Smooth Jazz Ride and Entertainment by Candlelight present an all-new groove experience for you and a real motivational experience for music students. Join singer and saxtress Paula Atherton and trumpeter Willie Bradley for an afternoon of high-energy music and a rare opportunity for a question and answer segment after the show so that kids of all ages will have the chance to find out how artists do what they do! Come early to enjoy the vendors that will be providing food, services and art at this school setting. Benefits from this concert will go to assist music education with schools…and we hope that this is the first of many shows that we can put on for our cause!

More information: Click here

 

May 18  – Church Street Jazz Series, Norfolk, VA

The Church Street 2018-2019 Jazz Series continues their fourth season at the historic Attucks Theatre and the Harrison Opera House in Downtown

Norfolk! A lot of starpower coming to Virginia!

May 18, 2019 – Jonathan Butler

More information: www.sevenvenues.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.

May 31 – Jeff Lorber  / Eric Darius

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.

June 1 – Jeff Lorber / Eric Darius

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!

June 2 – Jeff Lorber / Eric Darius

October 6 – Steve Cole / Jeff Kashiwa

November 17 – Nick Colionne / Paul Taylor

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