• Dave Koz and David Sanborn on Tour
  • Columbia Winter Jazz Festival 2016
  • Mariah Carey Live Shows in Las Vegas
  • Prince Tributes On Awards Shows
  • Hot Jazz Tracks Week of July 3
Dave Koz and David Sanborn on Tour

Dave Koz and David Sanborn on Tour

  Dave Koz and David Sanborn on Tour If you like your Jazz with an R&B flair, you do not want to miss this duo!  We have dates available for Dave Koz and David Sanborn on Tour.  They will be on the road for the month of August, and they will hit cities in Texas, Colorado, California, New Jersey, and a few other select cities. David Sanborn is a six-time Grammy…

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Columbia Winter Jazz Festival 2016

Columbia Winter Jazz Festival 2016   The Columbia Winter Jazz Festival 2016 is happening in November this year, more specifically November 4th-6th.  The scene will be the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina and it will be a great weekend for smooth jazz. Day 1 – Friday, November 4th – Boney James and Pieces of a Dream Day 2 – Saturday, November 5th – Najee and Norman Brown Showtimes for both days are…

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Mariah Carey Live Shows in Las Vegas

Mariah Carey Live Shows in Las Vegas

Mariah Carey Live Shows in Las Vegas Let us think back for a moment.  Vision of Love, off of the Mariah Carey album,was released in 1990.  That album actually produced four number 1 hits, and at the time, it was the first to do so since the Jackson 5 to achieve such a feat.  Prior to that, she was a struggling songwriter trying to make it in the music business….

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Prince Tribute Slow Jam Medley

Prince Tributes On Awards Shows

Prince Tributes On Awards Shows   I personally have been underwhelmed with the Prince tributes on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, and the BET Awards 2016.  The best one so far is the Sheila E tribute from the BET Awards. http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2016/performances/sheila-e-medley-prince-tribute.html I get it….Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, and the other performers are great artists in their own right, but the essence of Prince was missing.  That is what…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of July 3

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of July 3 Adam Hawley stays at the top spot once again with 35th Street.  This is the fourth consecutive week for this smooth track. Steve Cole has a new one, titled Mirage, a nice uptempo track to get your day going.  3rd Force is back with Breakout from their smash album Global Force.

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Hall of Fame Jazz Composer Maceo Pinkard

Hall of Fame Jazz Composer Maceo Pinkard We received a note from Lster Rutsky the other day, and he let us know that June 27th is the anniversary of Hall of Fame Jazz Composer Maceo Pinkard’s brith. Pinkard learned to play every instrument, but he is best known for composing “Sweet Georgia Brown,” a song that the Harlem Globetrotters adopted as their theme music.  Sugar, was also a big hit, as…

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Derby City Jazz Festival 4th of July Weekend

Derby City Jazz Festival 4th of July Weekend   If you will be near Louisville, KY this Fourth of July weekend, head on over to the Derby City Jazz Festival!  They are taking over 4th Street Live, and it is shaping up to be a great lineup.   Single day pass start at $55. Weekend VIP passes start at $100.  General Admission weekend passes are $85.   Friday, July 1st Tim…

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Wolf Creek Jazz Festival Tickets

Wolf Creek Jazz Festival Tickets

Wolf Creek Jazz Festival Tickets If you have not made plans for Labor Day Weekend, you may want to consider a trip down to Atlanta, GA.  The Wolf Creek Jazz Festival is happening, and we have all of your ticket information right here.  The festival takes place September 2nd-4th, at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater. The Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located in South Fulton County, and it sits on a beautiful 435 wooded site.  There’s reserved…

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Kim Waters Rhythm and Romance Review

  Kim Waters Rhythm and Romance Review What were you doing in 1989?  Kim Waters was busy releasing Sweet & Saxy, and this was the first time we learned of this talented saxophone player.  Since then he has released 34 albums, including three with The Sax Pack.  Kim has proved his staying power, and it looks like this will continue with no end in sight! Waters’ latest offering, Rhythm &…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 26

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 26 Adam Hawley stays at the top spot once again with 35th Street.  This is the third consecutive week for this smooth track. Paul Jackson, Jr. is back on the scene with B.F.A.M. (Brothers From Another Mother)  We will try to get you a sample ASAP!

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Smooth Jazz At Aliante Casino Las Vegas

Smooth Jazz At Aliante Casino Las Vegas

Smooth Jazz At Aliante Casino Las Vegas There’s a lot of Smooth Jazz happening in Las Vegas.  In addition to the Jazz Under the Stars Concert Series in Las Vegas that is going on, the showroom has some artists that will make you travel to the desert.  Let’s take a look at some of the Smooth Jazz At Aliante Casino Las Vegas this summer. Najee – June 25th Kirk Whalum – July 9th Earl…

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SMOOTH SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

  Smooth Summer Jazz Festival 2016 Many Jazz festivals are weekend affairs, featuring ten artists or more over a span of three days.  While this is a great format, there will be times where you cannot attend all three days, so you have to determine which day you want to go.  Of course, there will be an artist or two that you will miss…..such a bummer. The Smooth Summer Jazz…

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Usher New Album Flawed and Remix Contest

Usher New Album Flawed and Remix Contest

  Usher New Album Flawed and Remix Contest Usher returns with a new album, Flawed, which is set to be released in July.  That, of course could change, but that is the latest information we have.  Rumored producers include:   Brandon “B.A.M.” Hodge & Christopher Perry, Jermaine Dupri, Brian Alexander Morgan, Pharrell Williams, Diplo, Skrillex, and Max Martin. This will be the first release since the 2012 release, Looking 4 Myself, which…

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Maxwell On Tour

Maxwell On Tour

  Maxwell On Tour Maxwell is coming to a stage near you.  If you are looking for a hot show to attend this summer, check out Maxwell On Tour.  He will perform all of your favorite hits, going all the way back to 1996 with the Urban Hang Suite.  Wow, has it really been that long since Ascension, Sumthin Sumthin, and Til The Cops Come Knocking’ first came out? Maxwell On Tour  The…

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Preorder the Rippingtons True Stories

Preorder the Rippingtons True Stories

Preorder the Rippingtons True Stories 30 years is a long time for anything.  Friendship, marriage, working at the same company.  For bands, 30 years is a milestone, as many bands break up for various reasons. The Rippingtons are celebrating 30 years with a new album.  True stories will drop on June 24th, so preorder it today! In the meantime, check out Wild Tales. On a related note, we have to…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 19

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 19 Adam Hawley stays at the top spot this week with 35th Street.  This is the second consecutive week for this smooth track.  We posted an album review last week, check it out.  There’s some excellent music on the album. Cindy Bradley cracks the top ten with Lost and Found, Gregg Karukas re-enters the top ten, and Euge Groove’s first single off of the new album makes…

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Kirk Whalum at Aliante In Las Vegas

  Kirk Whalum at Aliante In Las Vegas Stevie Wonder recorded a track entitled, Hotter Than July.  That is especially true in the desert.  Kirk Whalum is about to turn up the heat a little more, as he hits the stage on July 9th at Aliante Resort in North Las Vegas. Whalum has been playing that sax on wax since the Floppy Disc in 1985.  Since then, he has played…

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Incognito New Album In Search of Better Days

Incognito New Album In Search of Better Days   The Jazz World is really excited about the new album from Incognito.  In Search of Better Days will drop on June 24th, and we are sure that it will give us some great music to enjoy for years to come.  The group, led by Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, have been in the game of Jazz+Funk since the 1981 release Jazz Funk.  Since then they…

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Adam Hawley Album Review Just The Beginning

Adam Hawley Album Review Just The Beginning Just The Beginning is Adam Hawley’s debut album, but be is not a newcomer to the scene.  Hawley has played his guitar on tour with Jennifer Lopez, Dave Koz, and Brian Culbertson among others.  When he is not on the road or in the studio, Hawley can be found in the classroom, teaching at a few colleges around Southern California.  I am sure his students appreciate…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 12

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of June 12 School is in session!  The educator, Adam Hawley takes the top spot this week with 35th Street.  We call him the educator, because Hawley teaches at a few colleges around Southern California.  When he is not teaching class, Hawley finds the time to record  some Smooth Jazz.  In addition to having the number one single this week, Hawley will be on the road strumming…

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