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 […]

Keb’ Mo’ performs in magical setting for Scripps Health

Summer in San Diego is so magical, especially when accompanied by music and harbor views! GRAMMY-winner Keb’ Mo’ is performing at one of the counties most scenic outdoor venues on Monday, May 19. Scripps Health has chosen, once again, Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, a one-of-a-kind, waterfront venue on San Diego’s Shelter Island, to have […]

Jackiem Joyner’s new CD, Evolve, is available now!

Jackiem Joyner's "Evolve"

  Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner released his latest CD, Evolve, April 29, and Mack Avenue. Available at www.jackiemjoyner.com, www.mackavenue.com and wherever you like to buy music. Jackiem’s touring schedule includes Breakfast with Gary & Kelly in Mission Viejo, and Spaghettini in Seal Beach, both on May 10; as well as the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz […]

Desert Lexus Jazz at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this Saturday!

Dave Koz & Friends “Summer Horns” with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot are performing in the new, shaded, 2,000-seat performance pavilion at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, May 3. Euge Groove, Elliott Yamin (2008 “American Idol” contestant) and Will Donato are also scheduled to perform at the 15th Annual Desert Lexus […]