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 – September 13  – Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series, Woodinville, WA

Washington State’s oldest winery is surrounded by 105 wooded acres and unique craftsman-style architecture, acting as an oasis for every one who visits. This year’s summer concert schedule features an eclectic mix of rock, oldies, Counting Crows, Gipsy Kings, Elvis Costello/Impostors/Blondie, ZZ Top, Josh Groban, Steve Miller Band/Marty Stuart, Chris Isaak, Diana Krall and more.

More information and a complete schedule of all shows: www.ste-michelle.com



NOW – August 31 – Festival of the Arts of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

Apologies for not finding this hidden gem sooner! Guess you gotta be ‘in the know’ in Southern California to get to this one!

Groove to the sounds of these living legends in a casual outdoor gallery setting that offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California. The Festival of Arts continues to build on its nationally and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor art venues.

August 21 – Tony Guerrero Quintet

August 22 – Brian Simpson

August 30 – Terry Steele

August 31 – Slim Man

More information: https://www.foapom.com/


NOW – October 20 – Bank of the West Summer Concert Series at the Hyatt Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

Starting late but ending 3 weeks later this year, he popular Friday night series is back at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Southern California!  Enjoy a great evening of cool music with friends while the sun sets over the beautiful Back Bay.

August 23 – Kenny G

September 6 – Sheila E. / Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

September 13 – Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

September 20 – West Coast Jam (Richard Elliot, Peter White and DW3)

September 27 – Keiko Matsui /  Oleta Adams

October 20 – Damien Escobar / Eric Darius

More information: www.series.hyattconcerts.com


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.

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

More information: www.downtownws.com


NOW – November 3 – Rhythm on the Vine Jazz Concert Series, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula, CA

Saxophonist and producer extraordinaire Michael Paulo brings to you yet another fabulous series to Southern California…and this time, it’s at the beautiful South Coast Winery Resort and Spa in Temecula, CA! If you’ve ever been to an Apaulo Productions concert, you know that Michael brings the best of the best to perform for you! And this series is no exception with A-List personnel of the Cjazz world!

September 1 – Michael Paulo, Blake Aaron, Tateng Katindig, Lynne Fiddmont

September 29 – Marc Antoine and Brian Simpson

October 13 – Greg Adams and East Bay Soul

November 3 – David Benoit

More information: https://www.southcoastwinery.com/concerts


NOW – October 18 – HuskyShows Summer Concert Series at McClellan Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

It’s going to be a hot time in Sacramento this year at the COOLEST venue – The Hangar at McClellan Conference Center – with the same world-class style you’ve come to love with HuskyShows!  While we still mourn the loss of the outdoor Grove at the Red Lion Hotel from three years ago, producer Tom Huskiens has quickly made this a sweet stop at this larger indoor venue! What’s not to love about being easier to find, easier to park, safe and secure access and lighting, professional food service and beverages, a hotel within walking distance AND a climate-controlled indoor venue (no more sweltering in the hot Sacto sun!)? It’s time to make that monthly pilgrimage to the McClellan!

September  7 – West Coast Jam – Richard Elliot, Peter White and DW3

October 18 – Damien Escobar  (this show will be at the Crest Theater and NOT at McClellan)

More information: www.huskyshows.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!

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 – 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/