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Jazz Festivals

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, CA

September 1st - 4th

 

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey, CA

September 15th - 17th

 

Al Di Meola

San Diego, CA

September 22nd

Blaboa Theatre

 

Ramsey Lewis & The Electric Band

San Diego, CA

October 5th

Balboa Theatre

 

Gregory Porter

San Diego, CA

November 3rd

Balboa Theatre

 

Tucson Jazz Festival

Tucson, AZ

January 11, 2018

Hypnotic Brass Rialto Theatre

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Concerts

Avery Sunshine - 

Peace Center Concert Hall,
Greenville, SC
Saturday, November 18, 2017 -
Sunday, November 19, 2017
 

Calvin Richardson

Boutwell Auditorium -

Birmingham, AL

Friday, December 29, 2017

Euge Groove

The Smooth Jazz Cruise -

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, February 10, 2018
 

Brian Simpson

The Smooth Jazz Cruise - 

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -
Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

 

 

 


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Meet Najee

Najee

Album: Poetry In Motion

Multi-platinum seller, recipient of multi-Grammy nominations, the NAACP Image Award and the Soul Train Award, Smooth Jazz icon Najee has shared the stage with such greats as PrinceChaka KhanPatti LaBelleLionel Richie and his beloved mentor, George Duke!
Poetry In Motion is the highly anticipated follow up to Najee’s much loved You, Me and Forever which was #1 both on the Billboard chart and at Smooth Jazz radio! As the title implies, the album represents Najee’s exploration into the world of sensuality and romance, interspersed with some fantastic spirited grooves that have made Najee a favorite the world over! Highlights include “We’ll Be Missing You,” Najee and Will Downing’s heartfelt tribute to Al Jarreau and Prince; “Is It The Way,” the vibey, neo-soul collaboration with Eric Roberson; the sensuous “Don’t Make Me Wait,” featuring Maysa and much more!

Boney James New Album

It’s been a full quarter-century since a young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017, Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you’ve already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.

?“I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed,” says the genre-blurring James. “With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”

Honestly follows futuresoul, James’ 2015 release which spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. The New York Times raved, “Boney James performs with panache...His arc as a soloist is emotional...he can paint a scene.” Honestly, says James, is quite different sounding than the previous record. “It’s more exposed,” he says of the 10-track collection. “Some of the arrangements are not as dense. A number of the songs have a more buoyant, cheerful, happy quality to them.” James produced the record and co-wrote all but one track, his interpretation of the Johnny Mercer-Hoagy Carmichael classic ‘Skylark.’

Meet Rick Braun

 

 
Trumpet Maestro Rick Braun Invites You To Take a Trip
Around The Horn & A Journey Into His Diverse Influences
New CD Features Special Guests Peter White, Till Brönner, Lindsey Webster & John Stoddart & Draws Inspiration from Unexpected Sources including Africa, Brazil, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay, Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez

“I just want to continue to explore the boundaries of what I am capable of as a musician,” declares acclaimed chart-topping trumpeter, composer and producer Rick Braun. Known for his impeccable technical chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, the consummate Los Angeles based musician has been thrilling audiences for decades. Braun has made a mark staying true to his own musical voice and eclectic influences that have allowed him to collaborate across genre with some of the biggest names in music including Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon. Having clenched over 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with all of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz from Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Peter White, to Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson. February 24, 2017 Shanachie Entertainment will release Rick Braun’s 17th recording as a leader, Around The Horn. The dynamic trumpeter’s label debut is an adventurous mix of originals as well as exhilarating reinventions of hits by Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez. Shanachie VP of A&R, Danny Weiss states, “Rick's tone, chops and phrasing link him to the jazz giants of the past. He can hold his own in any setting. Yet he communicates to a vast audience far beyond the jazz aficionado.  His warmth, wit and musical spirit make him a great communicator - a hit maker!”

 

 

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Kenza Dawn

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Introduces

 

Kenza Dawn

 

 

Kenza DAWN is HIP HOP Tricked-Out on the Neo Soul Tip. A Wordsmith; skillfully Blending HIP HOP, Neo Soul, & Spoken Word.


Reminiscent of musical greats such as M.C. Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Lauryn Hill, Kenza DAWN’s unique style and powerful lyrics are leaving an imprint on the music industry and the hearts of millions. This multifaceted artist has performed with live theater companies, been featured in national commercial and print campaigns (Citgo, MasterCard, Kohl’s, SC Johnson, Goodwill) film, television, and well-attended venues across the country.

Kenza DAWN’s unique musical repertoire has positioned her to open for a diverse range of artists such as KRS-One, Kanye West,Regina Belle, Kem, and Aloe Blacc. Kenza DAWN has graced the stage at local and nationally renowned venues. A Milwaukee, WI native, Kenza DAWN is passionate about impacting the world.

The REVIBAL Mixtape Series and debut album 'Feminetics' (May 2015) have received global support and are establishing Kenza DAWN's presence in the United States and abroad. In regular rotation at radio stations around the globe, the world is beginning to experience ‘Hip Hop Wombman-Style’. Her new single, ‘Smile in the Morning’ exposes a sensually vulnerable layer  of  this musical gem.

“Music is my pleasure, my passion, and my purpose. I'm unapologetically feminine and my music is a celebration all that I am; an expression of my truths. This is what I do. My music is my movement.” -Kenza DAWN

 

 

 

Jazz in The Gardens

12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup With JILL SCOTT, LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP

Also Performing: Common, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, Betty Wright, Andra Day, Morris Day & The Time, Herbie Hancock, Smokie Norful, Jazz All-Stars featuring Chante Moore, Will Downing & Marion Meadows on March 18th and 19th, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

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Newsletter

The 11th Annual Miami Jazz in the Gardens was a big success.....

 

With featured acts performing Jazz, Funk, Soul, and R&B gave the thousands of fans one of the Hottest Concerts in the country. Major Acts Charlie Wilson, Usher, Brian Culbertson, Babyface, Janelle Monae, Kool & The Gang, Average White Band, Regina Belle, Michael McDonald, Najee, Alex Bugnon, and Fred Hammond was one of the Hottest line-up so far for this great concert.

 

The entire two day concert was electrifying in every way a music lover could imagine. Concert goer Gwen Wells from Chicago, IL said " Uncle Charlie turn the Saturday Night in to a old school Blue Light in the basement party."

 

The SunLife Stadium where this smorgasborg of talent and fans came together to party raised the bar for the event planners for the 2017 Miami JazzIn The Gardens. If you miss this year concert, please plan ahead for the 2017 event.

 

 

Upcoming Movies

WARNER BROS. PICTURES TO BRING CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S ACCLAIMED EPIC "DUNKIRK" BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN

(November 16, 2017 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen. On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others. Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. 

Kroll stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience...whether for the first time or again.”

 


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Featured Artist

 

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Lindsey Webster

Genre: Jazz, R&B Pop Gospel

Scoring two #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits in a row (the first vocalist to accomplish that since Sade!) and winning “Best Acoustic Song” in the Independent Music Awards is just the beginning for this amazing Contemporary Jazz/R&B diva, whose voice has been compared to R&B royalty SadeMariah Carey and Anita Baker!  Back To Your Heartfeatures 12 inspired Lindsey Webster originals. The album’s first single, “Back To Your Heart,” is already rocketing up the Smooth Jazz radio charts, and other highlights such as the sensuous “Where Do You Want To Go” and the soulful “One At A Time” (featuring Kirk Whalum) make Back To Your Heart a must have album!


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Brian Culbertson to celebrate love with a colorful bouquet of romantic music on Valentine’s Day

The jazz-R&B keyboardist will release the intimate “Colors of Love” single and album that will be supported by an extensive spring concert tour. A bonus track is available for Indiegogo supporters.

 



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Jazz Clubs & Venues

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ATLANTA
 

Suite Food Lounge

375 Luckie Street

Atlanta, GA 30313

The St. James Live Club 

3220 Butner Road

Atlanta, GA 30331

 

LOS ANGELES

 

Catalina Jazz Club

6725 West Sunset Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028

 

OAKLAND

 

Yoshi's

510 Embarcadero West

Oakland, CA 94607

 

SAN DIEGO

 

Humphreys

2241 Shelter Island Drive

San Diego, CA 92106

 

 

CHICAGO

 

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

4802 W. Broadway Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640

WASHINGTON DC

 

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20007

 

NEW YORK

 

Blue Note Jazz Club

131 W. 3rd Street

New York, NY 10012

 

 


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