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What: The Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley When: July 28th – 30th, 2023 Where: The Silverado Resort – Napa, CA Mary J. Blige Nas Chance the Rapper and Artist in Residence Robert Glasper Host – Dave Chappelle The festival returns to Napa with three stages featuring established, eclectic, and cutting-edge artists who reflect a deep appreciation
Famed poet, novelist and founding father of the Beatnik movement, Jack Kerouac, once stated, “The only truth is music.” There is no doubt that music has helped many find themselves. Pioneering Contemporary Jazz duo Kombo; Hammond B3 guru Ron Pedley and guitar whiz John Pondel can attest to this. “At 14, I heard Jimmy Smith’s
Summertime is all about fun, and one of the best ways to have fun is by finding a musical festival you can attend. Whatever your music tastes, music festivals cater to everyone. Music is a huge part of life, as it is found almost everywhere. Many are extremely passionate about it because it can have
What: XJAZZ! Festival When: May 8-14, 2023 Where: Berlin, Germany Click the banner below to visit their main site and to get tickets. The post XJAZZ! Berlin Festival 2023 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
ANNIVERSARY – THE LIVE ALBUM will be released on Friday, April 7, by Motown Records, KEM’slabel home for 20 years – since the February 2003 release of his debut album, KEMISTRY. Recorded in Fall 2022 at The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, the new live album showcases the musical mastery and captivating vocals of one of the world’s
What: Monterey Jazz Festival When: September 22-24, 2023 Where: Monterey County Fairgrounds – Monterey, CA The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world and is held annually on the 20-acre, oak-studded Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. Since 1958, the nonprofit Monterey Jazz Festival has been committed to celebrating America’s
Legendary singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler traveled back to his home country of South Africa to craft his most exciting and deeply personal album to date. Featuring producer/bassist Marcus Miller, Ubuntu is a reintroduction of Butler’s life story, going back 60 years to his upbringing in apartheid-era Capetown, which shaped his world view, prompted years of advocacy and instilled the
What: Winter Park Jazz Festival When: July 15 & 16, 2023 Where: Rendezvous Event Center – Winter Park, CO Saturday, July 15: MAXWELL DAMIEN ESCOBAR JAZZ FUNK SOUL ft. Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp, Paul Jackson Jr. Sunday, July 16: DAVE KOZ SUMMER HORNS ft. Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, Maysa LEELA JAMES NORMAN BROWN JAZZ IN
Even before R&B-jazz trumpeter-vocalist Johnny Britt dropped his seventh solo album, “After We Play,” on March 17, he scored his first No. 1 instrumental single as a solo artist with the title track, a duet with guitar star Peter White. And now he’s got a top 5 single on the R&B charts, a duet with urban crooner Will Downing