Category Archives: Jazz Buzz

The latest buzz on the smooth jazz scene and other happenings of interest to smooth jazz fans.

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 […]

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 […]

Smooth Jazz at The GRAMMYs

  Dave Koz & Friends’ Summer Horns featuring Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot was nominated for the Best Pop Instrumental GRAMMY this year. Dave Koz and Mindi Abair at the GRAMMYs with fellow nominees in the same category; Earl Klugh for Hand Picked and Jeff Lorber for Hacienda.

“Women Making a Difference” honors Black History Month

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and legendary singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) have confirmed their participation in a wonderful stage production, “Women Making a Difference.” Presented by the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter, this production is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd., […]

Our 14th anniversary celebration at Spaghettini!

The only two things that seemed usual to brunch patrons last Sunday at Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment was hearing DW3 performing in the lounge and being delighted by the dazzling culinary choices displayed at the incredible brunch spread. Brunchgoers made their first round through bowls and platters filled with traditional Italian pasta (chicken and […]