Eric Marienthal & Friends ticket giveaway!

Click here www.smoothjazznews.com/freestuff.php for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Eric Marienthal & Friends benefit concert for High Hopes Head Injury Program on Sunday, July 20, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. This 16th annual event features Al Stewart and a variety of special guests who, due to contractual obligations, will remain […]

Festival of Arts & Pageant of the Masters…WOW!

  The courtyard was packed with a colorfully dressed, multi-generational crowd dancing to a live band performing covers of Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and other make-your-hips-shake-like-Shakira R&B and pop hits. I wasn’t sure if I was at a concert or the Festival of Arts opening night preview party. I’m certain the stilt walkers […]

Jazz at the Beach returns to San Diego!

EXCITING NEWS! Lites Out Jazz at the Beach returns to San Diego on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre! Steve Oliver, Brian Simpson, Marc Antoine and a surprise guest (to be announced later this month) are scheduled to perform from 3-7pm. Tune in to “Lites Out with Kelly Cole” on 102.1 KPRi on […]

JazzFest West canceled

We are very sorry to report that JazzFest West, scheduled for July 19-20, has been canceled. This is the announcement we received today from the promoter: “It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the 19th Annual JAZZFEST WEST, originally scheduled for July 19 & 20 at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. […]

Stanley Clarke joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Stanley Clarke has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Only 271 invitations were extended to artists and executives this year to honor their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Fans of Clarke’s multi-faceted musical career may be surprised to know that he recently scored the 2013 box office smash, “The […]

Dave Koz Summer Horns “Hot Fun In The Summertime”

My favorite show of last summer, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns, is back! Koz and his buddies Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot are hitting the road together again. They’ll be swinging through the U.S. with 20 shows, performing new versions of the tunes from the GRAMMY-nominated Summer Horns album. “I remember a […]

All-smooth-jazz festival in Big Bear Lake

JazzTrax Big Bear

Kicked off the first day of summer yesterday in Big Bear Lake, California, at the JazzTrax Festival. The waterfront Marina Resort offered the perfect sunny venue for performances by Lebron, Hiroshima & Richard Elliot. Tickets are still available for today’s lineup which includes DW3, Paul Taylor & Marion Meadows and Norman Brown. With shade trees, […]

Ticket giveaway for JazzTrax in Big Bear Lake!

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Ninth Annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival, June 21-22. This spectacular lakeside setting, partially shaded by pine trees and other aromatic foliage, is slightly eclipsed by the mountain of talent headed to this Southern California resort town. You know with Richard Elliot and DW3 […]

Rick Braun featured in June-July issue/Annual Jazz Concert Series Guide

Rick Braun cover

Looking for fun and exciting things to do this summer? Check out the June-July issue of Smooth Jazz News, which is out today! It features Rick Braun, our Annual Jazz Concert Series Guide, the Capital Jazz Fest, Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series and JazzFest West! Pick […]

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