Dazzling Dave Koz & David Sanborn: Side by Side Tour

In the last week of their Side By Side tour, Dave Koz & David Sanborn dazzled fans in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. The Platinum-selling saxophonists have a few days off the tour bus before concluding their tour, which began on July 30. Air travel will transport […]

Last call for Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate

Today is the final Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate show at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. It’s also the conclusion of jazz performances at the 80-plus-year-old festival in Laguna Beach, California, which also features the spectacular Pageant of the Masters. However, a variety of music will accompany the more than 140 art exhibits […]

Love Soul Music and Cruising? Curious about Cuba?

It’s been 50 years since cruise ships were allowed to travel from the United States to Cuba. To celebrate, Capital Jazz Productions presents The Soul Cruise, the first-ever music cruise from the U.S. to Cuba since restrictions to that country were lifted. While music cruising has become extremely popular within the jazz community, this inaugural […]

Smooth Jazz News 16th Annniversary Party No. 2

One of my favorite aspects of this year’s Smooth Jazz News anniversary brunch and jam session was our first-time guests. The people who sit in our reserved section at Spaghettini in Seal Beach are those who advertised with us the prior year. Many of them I had previously communicated with only by phone and through […]

Happy 16th Anniversary to us!

More than a decade ago, we began hosting a brunch party for our advertisers each December at Spaghettini Italian Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach California. Back then, we reserved a private dining room to celebrate the holidays and to thank all of the people who had advertised with us throughout the year. We […]

Who’s coming to our 16th Anniversary Brunch at Spaghettini?

Are you wondering who the surprise guest artists will be at our 16th Annual Anniversary Sunday Jazz Brunch & Jam Sessions at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA? Many of their names can’t be revealed until they arrive on Jan. 24 and Feb. 21. However, we can announce that Barbados-born saxophonist Elan Trotman and Canadian trumpeter […]

25 years of Dave Koz!

There were too many quotes and too little print space to include all of them in our Dave Koz feature story in Smooth Jazz News this month. In celebration of his 25th anniversary as a recording artist, here are the quotes from the beloved saxophonist’s friends and family in their entirety, and a few that […]

Richard Elliot Halloween Bash!

Richard Elliot and his wife, Camella, hosted a Halloween Bash at their Escondido home, which was decorated fabulously for this spooky occasion. DW3, with special guest Gail Jhonson, was the musical entertainment. Check out these photos taken by David Hopley… I usually catch myself mid-sentence when telling Camella Elliot about a particularly busy week, then […]

Jacobs presents Michelle Coltrane & other extraordinary concerts

Experience Michelle Coltrane and Other Extraordinary Concerts and Performances During the Jacobs Presents 2015–2016 Season As part of its commitment to creating a thriving Arts and Culture district in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is proud to announce their 2015-2016 Jacobs Presents season. From cultural celebrations to performances by […]

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