The Tidings Of Jazz & Joy Tour 2017 will be hitting select cities through December. This is a good, diverse lineup for an evening of smooth jazz music.
Mr. Groove will release a new album, Groove On, on November 17th. This saxophone player is the king of slunky music – Slow and funky – and he continues to give us great music. He has been in the business for 30 years, and he keeps getting better and better.
Keiko Matsui is also a veteran in the industry. This pianist released her first album, A Drop of Water, in 1987. She has released more than 30 albums, and she has made numerous guest appearances on other albums. She has a unique sound, and her live shows are something to behold.
Perhaps the top vocalist of the last two years, Lindsey has plenty of momentum right now. Her latest release, Back To Your Heart has done well on the charts. Where Do You Want To Go is my favorite, but there are others that are also enjoyable. Webster also teamed up with Rick Braun on the track, Love Take Me, off his Around The Horn album. She has a smooth delivery that we have not heard since Sade.
If you like guitarists, Adam Hawley may be your man. This music instructor has played with some of music’s top artists, such as Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Sheila E, The Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole and the Backstreet Boys. His Just The Beginning album spawned several hits, and “35th St. ft Eric Darius” had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016.
I did say he was a music instructor! Adam teaches music at a few colleges in Southern California.
This tour is a must see if you love smooth jazz. Here are the dates for the Tidings Of Jazz & Joy Tour 2017:
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
B.B. King’s Blues Club
December 3rd – Reading, PA
Miller Center for the Arts
Early show: 3:00pm
Late show: 7:00pm
Montalvo Arts Center
Early show: 8:00pm
Late show: 10:00pm
Early show: 7:30pm
Late show: 9:30pm
Hyatt Regency Arizona Ballroom
One World Theatre
Early show: 7:00pm
Late show: 9:30pm
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts