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CONTENTS Publisher and Managing Editor Melanie Maxwell Operations & Distribution Manager Craig Collier Copy Editors JoAnn Armke Kerri De Rosier Barbara Knox Brad Sondak Contributors Ken Capobianco Cashmira

Smooth Jazz News 5519 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #134 San Diego, CA 92117 858-541-1919 smoothjazznews@aol.com www.smoothjazznews.com Smooth Jazz News is published seven times annually: Monthly: April and May; Bimonthly: June-July, August-September, October-November, December-January and February-March. The publisher assumes no responsibility for claims or actions of its advertisers. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the publisher, staff or advertisers. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publisher. ©2018, Smooth Jazz News | All rights reserved.

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Contributing Photographers Pat Benter David Hopley Raj Naik Lori Stoll

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Graphic Design Gina Mancini

The third annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival returns to the luxurious and scenic Vila Vita Parc in Portugal, Oct. 16-21. For details on this and other events happening in October and November, check out our calendar section beginning on page 24.

8 Notes from the Publisher Melanie Maxwell takes her own advice and returns to Catalina Island during the off-season. It was a good thing! 10 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival A treasure chest of talent in an enchanting setting 12 DISCover New Music New music worth a spin 14 Special FREE-CD offer to Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival attendees Receive a FREE CD or DVD when you renew or subscribe to Smooth Jazz News at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 15 Catalina Island Visitors Guide Enjoy smooth jazz, freshly caught seafood, nightlife, spa treatments and

spectacular scenery in the seaside village of Avalon, California 20 Basia The ’80s pop-jazz vocalist from Poland is back on track with a U.S. tour, which makes a stop at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 24 Calendar of smooth jazz events Concerts, cruises, festivals and brunches nationwide and beyond 34 Smooth Jazz News home delivery Subscribe today 37 Smooth Jazz News merchandise Cool concert apparel: classic jazz shirts, golf shirts, T-shirts, tank tops, hats and fleece jackets 38 Cashmira’s Starguide October and November horoscopes


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Dave Koz once told me that he tries to fit in an extra day or two when he’s on tour in a new town or country to explore the sights and culture. Nearly every time I work at a jazz festival out of town, I try to do the same, but have yet to succeed at it or return as a proper tourist. There are so many places I wish I had time to explore when I’m finished manning the Smooth Jazz News booth. But, a typical festival work day starts before the oil has heated up to fry the first batch of battered catfish filets in the food court, and doesn’t end until after the stage crew has cleared off the last piece of equipment. By then, another deadline is calling me back home. For more than 20 years, an off-season visit to Catalina Island has been at the top of my New Year’s resolution list––and, just like my dieting and fitness goals, has never come to fruition. I had hoped last year would be different, especially because I had a little extra motivation: the Chihuly exhibit at the new Catalina Island Museum. Dale Chihuly, a renowned artist and leader of the avant-garde development of glass as a fine art, has a permanent home at the

Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle and in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, as well as temporary exhibits at other venues around the globe. So, seeing his works in Catalina would almost be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and certainly a convenient one for me. Plus, the museum had advertised the exhibit in our Annual Catalina Island Visitors Guide that year, and I always patronize our advertisers’ businesses. But, with the hustle of working the booth during JazzTrax and racing to get meals in between afternoon and evening shows, it simply never happened ... until Dec. 11, 2017. On the day I had planned to leave for Avalon with a Chihulyloving friend, strong Santa Ana winds had fueled thousands of acres of fires throughout California, including one 30 miles from my home. The weather had also whipped up some pretty high seas, making it nearly impossible to travel by boat from the mainland to Avalon. My friend didn’t want to travel on rough waters, and was also fearful the flames might spread to our community, so she canceled.

For more than 20 years, an off-season visit to Catalina Island has been at the top of my New Year’s resolution list

Avalon in December 2017


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It was the final day of the Catalina exhibit, and I didn’t want to miss it. So, I decided to go by myself, high seas and all. When I checked into the Hotel Metropole, there was a crowd in the lobby. I thought, “Wow, these low, mid-week, off-season rates really pack in the people.” It turned out that they were Chihuly’s Seattle-based crew in town to break down, pack and ship the delicate glass art pieces. I dropped off my luggage in my room and headed up the street to the Catalina Island Museum to see the last two hours of this amazing art show, which featured indoor and outdoor displays of Chihuly’s award-winning work. After that visually exhilarating experience, I had a 90-minute massage at A Touch of Heaven Day Spa (compliments of Sana Hernandez, the spa owner) downstairs from the hotel, where guests receive a 20 percent discount on any treatment. My massage therapist, Ramona Garcia, who has become a friend, possesses amazing reflexology, hot stone and Thai massage skills. She also introduced me to “raindrop” therapy, a treatment in which she sprinkled a variety of doTERRA brand essential oils (lavender, peppermint, clove, frankincense, oregano, eucalyptus, jasmine, ginger, etc.) onto my back and massaged them into my skin. And, at the end, she applied doTERRA’s Deep Blue oil (similar to an Icy Hot-type product, but all natural) to relieve my hip and back pain. After the massage, I took Ramona to dinner at Mi Casita to celebrate her recent engagement. On the drive to the restaurant in her golf cart, we saw so many festive sights: homes, businesses and streets spiffed up with holiday lights and decorations, and a big Christmas tree in the middle of town next to a palm tree. When we arrived at the restaurant, I was surprised to be seated immediately. There is usually a wait during JazzTrax. We ordered the “Catalina’s Original Cazuela” (a 28 oz. cocktail with tequila, fresh citrus fruit, special house mix) to share, along with chips with guacamole (served deconstructed on a plate with three scoops of avocado, chopped onions, tomato, serrano chiles and a fresh lime wedge, ready to assemble to your own liking). And, for the entreé, we had the Ranchero Enchilada (cheese enchilada covered in ortega chiles, relleno sauce and sour cream, with beans and rice). All delicious! After the meal and cocktail, it was time for me to get to bed. The next morning, I had planned on taking a tour, but opted for another massage instead. This time, I spent 60 minutes at the day spa, repeating the prior day’s therapies. By the time I was finished, the complimentary continental breakfast offered at the hotel had ended. So, I went to my favorite breakfast spot, Jack’s Original Country Kitchen. Again, I was surprised to see no line and no wait. I ordered the Dungeness crab cake benedict.

2017 Chihuly exhibit at the new Catalina Island Museum

Afterward, I borrowed Ramona’s golf cart for one last spin around Avalon. I drove to the Casino, and over to Descanso Beach, then in the opposite direction to Lover’s Cove just past the ferry dock, and also made some stops at my favorite shops before it was time to board the boat back to Long Beach. I can’t believe how much I got to do in less than 24 hours, which is more than I can usually fit in during 10 days in October, and it was all at a leisurely pace at that!


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Oct. 11-14 and Oct. 18-21

32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

Photos: Pat Benter

Avalon, California

Catalina Casino Ballroom, where the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival happens Friday through Sunday

By Melanie Maxwell As one of the pioneers of smooth jazz, Art Good was credited with bringing emerging artists to fame, playing the records of then-unknowns (who evolved into genre stars) on his “Lites Out San Diego” radio show. He soon parlayed his enthusiasm for that exciting and blossoming radio format with local concerts showcasing a new crop of musical talent whose tunes he was spinning from the Smooth Jazz 98.1 KiFM studios. Although Good left KiFM in 1999 before it flipped formats, he continues bringing audiences “the absolute newest and classic old” smooth jazz through his weekly syndicated “JazzTrax” radio show (which now streams on Smooth Jazz KiFM’s online and 98.1 HD2 channels), and live during his annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, now in its 32nd year. Good has a knack for creating a lineup featuring the stars of smooth jazz complemented by up-and-coming acts and names that are unfamiliar to most of us, plus special ensembles. For example, he encouraged Swedish keyboardist Jonathan Fritzén to form a trio with saxophonist Marcus Anderson and vocalistviolinist Peter “Peet” Ferencz (from Budapest, Hungary), which he calls “The Euro All-Stars with a Little Bit of Carolina,” the scheduled headliners for Friday, Oct. 19.

A short walk from the Casino building is Descanso Beach, the venue for Thursday night “Unplugged” concerts and the Saturday night After-Parties

Trumpeter Willie Bradley (from the legendary James Brown Band) makes his JazzTrax debut (Oct. 14), as does Rads Krusaders, a Joe Sample-mentored group from Houston (Oct. 13). Rising stars saxophonist Jazmin Ghent and guitarist Adam Hawley are returning alongside headliners such as Najee, Candy Dulfer and Richard Elliot. There will also be blasts from the past with ’80s pop-jazz vocalist Basia and keyboardist Dan Siegel, as well as the hottest violinist on the current touring circuit, Damien Escobar. All of this talent is presented in scenic settings at two venues. Thursday night concerts are “Unplugged Under the Stars” at Descanso Beach, with, new this year, the addition of an opening act. Friday-Sunday performances are illuminated under elegant Tiffany chandeliers in the ballroom of the Catalina Casino. The iconic, circular, 11-story, 1929 landmark, perched at the edge of Avalon Harbor, is not a gambling facility, rather, it was named after the Italian word meaning “a place of gathering.” So, if you’re looking for something cool to do in October, be it a weekend getaway or a day trip (Catalina Express has late-night boats back to Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday nights), the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival is an excellent choice.


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When

Lineup

Oct. 11-14 and Oct. 18-21

Thursday, Oct. 11 (at Descanso Beach) Peter White, plus Daniel Ho as the opening act, Unplugged Under the Stars .....................................................6 p.m

Friday-Sunday performances are held in the Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California. Thursday night “Unplugged Under the Stars” concerts and the Saturday evening after-parties happen at Descanso Beach.

Getting there Catalina Express offers 30 daily departures from ports in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, California. Special, after-performance boat departures at 11:45 p.m. from Avalon back to Long Beach are available after JazzTrax festivals on Saturday and Sunday. If flying into the Los Angeles-Orange County areas, flights are available into John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Shuttles and taxis are available from these airports to cross-channel transportation operators. Distance to Catalina Express’ Long Beach terminal is approximately 11 miles from LGB, 22 miles from LAX and 29 miles from SNA. If driving, parking is available at the terminal for a fee. For reservations or information, visit www.CatalinaExpress.com or call 800-995-4386.

Staying there These properties offer special “JazzTrax” packages (based on availability). Hermosa Hotel, Catalina Island’s dog-friendly economy hotel, is located in the heart of Avalon at 131 Metropole Ave. For reservations or information, visit www.HermosaHotel.com or call 310-510-1010. Hotel Catalina and Courtyard Garden Suites are both located steps from the bay, at 129 Whittley Ave. and 108 Marilla Ave., respectively. Guests receive a 10 percent discount at Mi Casita, El Galleon, Antonio’s Pizzeria & Cabaret and Original Jack’s Country Kitchen. For reservations or information, visit www.hotelcatalina.com or call 800-540-0184.

Tickets and information www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849

Friday, Oct. 12 (at the Catalina Casino)

Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster .....................................7 p.m. Marc Antoine and David Benoit.............................................9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13 (at the Catalina Casino) Rads Krusaders .......................................................................noon Najee .....................................................................................2 p.m. Jazmin Ghent ........................................................................7 p.m. Jesse Cook............................................................................9 p.m. After-party featuring DJ Jonathan Phillips at Descanso Beach ......................10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 (at the Catalina Casino)

Willie Bradley ...........................................................................noon Hiroshima ..............................................................................2 p.m. Adam Hawley ........................................................................7 p.m. Candy Dulfer..........................................................................9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18 (at Descanso Beach) Keiko Matsui, plus Steve Oliver CD-Release Party as the opening act, Unplugged Under the Stars..............................6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 (at the Catalina Casino) Josh Vietti ..............................................................................7 p.m. Jonathan Fritzén, Peter “Peet” Ferencz and Marcus Anderson ...........................................................9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 (at the Catalina Casino)

Dan Siegel ...............................................................................noon Damien Escobar ....................................................................2 p.m. Skinny Hightower ..................................................................7 p.m. Basia......................................................................................9 p.m. After-party featuring DJ Jonathan Phillips at Descanso Beach ......................10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21 (at the Catalina Casino) Jeff Ryan .................................................................................noon Tim Bowman .........................................................................2 p.m. Urban Jazz Coalition .............................................................7 p.m. Richard Elliot .........................................................................9 p.m.

Photo: Pat Benter

Where


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JUSTIN YOUNG

JJ SANSAVERINO

• Home for the Holidays

• International Groove

(Justntime Records)

(SMI Records NYC)

JazzTimes writes, “Justin Young’s holiday offering is a boon of smoothly wreathed holiday jazz. Home For The Holidays celebrates the holiday season in boughs of shimmering instrumentation resonating a melodic luster. He fills the tunes with a great deal of content polishing every brush stroke and smoothening every curve to a harmonious incline. Young shows respect for the traditional phrasing of these tracks while injecting his own ideas into the mix, and modernizing holiday classics with contemporary cuts.” AvAilAble At: www.justinyoungsax.com Website: www.justinyoungsax.com

New York City guitarist JJ Sansaverino is an extraordinary performer who has a “take-no-prisoners” performance attitude. With the release of his third CD, International Groove, fans are in store for 10 unique and refreshing jams leading you on a worldly journey. His new single, “Footsteps,” with smooth melodies and exciting groove, gives your stride an extra bounce. See him at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California, Jan. 12, 2019. AvAilAble At: www.jjsans.com, iTunes, www.amazon.com Website: www.jjsans.com

JAZMIN GHENT • The Story of Jaz (Jazzy Ghent Music)

The Story of Jaz, featuring collaborations with Jeff Lorber, Philippe Saisse, James Lloyd and Kim Scott, expresses Jazmin Ghent’s journey in life, love and music thus far. The project, which was produced by Euge Groove and Ron Jenkins, cultivates and encompasses a wide variety of musical palettes. Be a part of the journey and get your copy today! AvAilAble At: www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com, www.spotify.com Website: www.jazminghentmusic.com

NILS • PLAY (Baja/TSR Records)

From the artist who brought us the most played song on smooth jazz radio, “Pacific Coast Highway,” NILS is back with a brilliant new album, PLAY, featuring 12 tracks of stellar lead guitar, an added horn section and simply great compositions. A “Must-Have” CD for the smooth jazz enthusiast. AvAilAble At: www.nilsmusic.com/shop/cds/, iTunes, www.amazon.com Website: www.nilsmusic.com

JAZZ IN PINK • ”Back & Forth” (single) (Philly The Kid)

The first single, “Back & Forth,” from Jazz in Pink’s highly anticipated upcoming CD, has been released. This all-female ensemble, featuring Gail Jhonson, Robin Bramlett, Tomoka, Dee Simone and D’Love, offers a smooth, funky and jazzy song that all music lovers will enjoy. AvAilAble At: iTunes, www.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com Website: www.jazzinpink.com And, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jazz in Pink, the band is presenting “Women Making Music a Choice” on Oct. 20, at First Baptist Church of NoHo. This all-day event will feature panel discussions with industry insiders, workshops, vendors, food, raffle and fun “pink” stuff, followed by a concert featuring Jazz in Pink band members, including Karen Briggs and Mariea Antoinette. For tickets, more information or to donate to this event, which is scheduled for Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of NoHo, 11210 Otsego St., N. Hollywood, California, visit www.jazzinpink.com.

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JONATHAN BUTLER CLOSE TO YOU Renowned guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler’s new release Close to You celebrates classics from the Burt Bacharach-Hal David songbook. Butler cut his musical teeth on Bacharach songs while growing up in Cape Town, and covered “Please Stay” for his first single in 1975. Now closing the circle, Close to You includes ten songs from the songwriting duo in addition to Butler’s self-penned ode to his hometown “Cape Town.”

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CATALINA ISLAND VISITORS GUIDE

By Melanie Maxwell

Each October, genre enthusiasts sail 26 miles across the Southern California coastline to Avalon for the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival. They travel for world-class music, but they’re in store for so much more. This island is a dream for those tracking steps on their fitbit, as nearly everything is within walking distance. As passengers disembark from a Catalina Express high-speed ferry, they are greeted by bright orange Garibaldi shimmying through the kelp gardens in the waters between the boat and rock-wrapped jetty. Then, scenic views and scents of island cuisine (including fresh-caught fish sizzling on grills or crisping in fryers) enhance the stroll from the Cabrillo Mole to the town’s variety of accommodations. Before, after and between the shows, festivalgoers have a plethora of dining experiences, shopping, spa treatments or continued on page 16


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sightseeing options to explore. With so many enticing choices (zip lining, golf, hiking, biking, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, paddleboarding, tours, glass bottom boat excursions, kayaking, whale watching or sailing), I highly recommend adding an extra day or two to your trip. Visit www.catalinachamber.com for more information. There are no rental cars in Avalon, a 2-square-mile slice of the island and its only city. So, if you are interested in a less physically active experience, you can hail a cab, take the Garibaldi Public Bus or rent a golf cart (2- or 3-hour maximum) for transportation.

Here are some suggestions to include in your itinerary during JazzTrax––or anytime you visit the island.

DINING ANTONIO’S PIZZERIA & CABARET has been an island tradition for more than 27 years. Antonio’s offers a casual, fun atmosphere serving lunch and dinner with indoor dining and patio seating on the bay. Traditional Italian dishes, steaks, seafood, grilled chicken breasts, hot and cold sub sandwiches, burgers made with premium certified Black Angus beef, soups, salads, calzones and a large selection of pizzas make Antonio’s a local favorite. Enjoy one of their house specialties that includes Mamma Mia’s day-old spaghetti, which is a local favorite. 230 Crescent Ave. • www.catalinahotspots.com • 310-510-0008 Since 1967, EL GALLEON RESTAURANT & KARAOKE LOUNGE has been the top choice for good food and fun times. Located in the center of town, El Galleon is the place to go for aged steaks, prime rib, fresh fish, New Zealand lamb chops, king crab legs and applewood-smoked BBQ ribs and chicken. El Galleon serves the finest Montana Ranch Brand™ certified Piedmontese beef and Omaha natural Angus beef. Join them in October for Lobsterfest, serving fresh local Catalina lobsters, and Oktoberfest, with specials on Paulaner Beers from Munich. Full bar, karaoke and patio seating. 411 Crescent Ave. • www.catalinahotspots.com • 310-510-1188 LUAU LARRY’S is an institution on Catalina Island. Located just steps from the beach, Luau’s offers breathtaking views of the harbor in a lively, fun and tropical setting. Our staff is second to none; eager to assure that your visit is memorable. For more than 25 years, we have been offering world famous drinks, live entertainment and delicious food! Please join us for some of the local favorite concoctions including Buffalo


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Milks and Wiki Wackers. Listen to some of the Island’s best entertainment, and relax knowing that you have enjoyed one of life’s greatest pleasures, Luau Larry’s! 509 Crescent Ave. • www.luaularrys.com • 310-510-1919 MI CASITA is Avalon’s authentic Mexican restaurant serving the best Mexican breakfasts, lunches and dinners on Catalina Island. In addition to all the fantastic traditional Mexican dishes, also featured are steaks, seafood, homemade soups, salads and a large selection of tantalizing appetizers. Specialties of the house include fire-roasted achiote citrus chicken and Mojarra Frita. Two full bars specialize in large 18-oz. margaritas and bowls of the original Catalina cazuela. Breakfast is served from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. 111 Claressa Ave. • www.catalinahotspots.com • 310-510-1772 The best breakfast place on the island, according to Smooth Jazz News, is ORIGINAL JACK’S COUNTRY KITCHEN. This Catalina-themed diner offers extensive breakfast and lunch menus as well as desserts. Enjoy fresh fruit crepes, chicken and waffles, homemade soups and chili, burgers, sandwiches, salads, hot-plate meals and more. Their meals are made with the finest ingredients such as eggs from cage-free hens, Jidori free-range chicken, Niman Ranch beef and pork. Pies, bolillos, croissants and muffins are baked daily at its adjoining bakery. Original Jack’s Country Kitchen is just a few doors up from the Green Pleasure Pier. 118 Catalina Ave. • www.catalinahotspots.com • 310-510-1308

SHOPPING Looking for a cute outfit or accessories to spice up your wardrobe? The STARE CASE is the unofficial jazz-ensemble headquarters. Shop owner Mona Casarini is an icon of the Catalina Island shopping experience. She offers a wide variety of clothing and jewelry (a lot of bling-bling!), including elegant evening wear, stylish after-five dresses, casual wear, bathing suits, thongs, Spanx Shapewear, and a 10 percent discount for JazzTrax attendees. 105 Metropole Ave. in the Metropole Marketplace • 310-510-1940

PAMPERING A TOUCH OF HEAVEN DAY SPA offers relaxing, therapeutic massage treatments and reflexology. The serene, full-service spa situated in the Metropole Marketplace also provides foot scrubs, peppermint scalp treatments, mud wraps and an aromatherapy body polish. 205 Crescent Ave. in the Metropole Marketplace • www.hotel-metropole.com/day-spa/massage-services • 310-510-1633 Advertorial


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Capital Jazz presents

Nobody rocks the boat like Capital Jazz!

13th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise January 16–24, 2020 •

Sailing from Fort Lauderdale

Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea – 8 days and nights of jazz, soul, comedy, gospel, and funk! The vacation for music lovers! Concerts • Theme Parties • Jam Sessions • Contests • Wine Tasting Workshops • Dancing • Fitness Classes • Karaoke • Films • Poetry Games • Cooking Demos • Panel Discussions • ...and much more!

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Talent lineup coming in December 2018!

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BASIA SIA Release of Butterflies represents freedom to record what she wants

By Ken Capobianco

Music fans can expect

many things from international

jazz-pop singer-songwriter Basia— powerful, expressive vocals, elegantly engaging songs, compelling live shows and deep musicality. Just don’t expect her to make albums at the rate of most musicians who tread on the pop music industry hamster wheel and churn them out like Big Macs. The vocalist’s newest album, Butterflies, is her first record of original music in nine years and only her third album of originals over the last quarter century. “I guess you could say I’m not the most prolific when it comes to putting out albums,” the talkative, good-natured musician born Barbara Trzetrzelewska said via phone recently. “We put out From Newport to London, which was a live album with three new songs, a few years ago [2011] after my last studio record. So yes, it’s been awhile, but I never stopped writing. I’ve toured also. I guess the truth is, some musicians work very quickly and put out a lot of albums. I’m just not one of them,” laughed the renowned vocalist, who has worked with her longtime musical collaborator, Danny White (the brother of smooth jazz superstar Peter White), for more than 30 years. “I just am slow about making music. I’ll admit that. I like to take my time, and that can be very frustrating for Danny, who likes to work at a faster tempo. Making music is very important to me, and I want to create songs that everyone can relate to. For me, that takes time. “Of course, I also want to spend time with my family. Having quality time with them and friends is quite important, also. It’s about

living a full life, so that’s a priority for me. I do write a lot of songs, and, for an album, I choose 10 I’m happy with.” The London-based singer took a breath and considered her words. “It’s always more important to have quality than quantity, isn’t it? At least that’s what I think. If I’m happy with what I put out, to me, that’s what’s important.” Butterflies finds Basia in excellent form, as it’s one of her most eclectic and versatile records, combining the Latin-tinged jazz-pop distinctive to her sound with big band, acoustic jazz, sultry dance,


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romantic pop, and an Asian-influenced ballad. Of course, the focus remains on Basia’s rich vocals that elevate the songs to heights few singers can achieve. “I’ve always tried to be eclectic, even though record companies and radio has had a tough time classifying the music and figuring out how to sell it. Years ago, they used to worry about what shelf to put my albums on in the record stores. I don’t think they have to worry about that anymore,” she said with a laugh. “I really never made music by worrying about being too diverse or maybe confusing to people who have to market it. I just make the kind of music I like and whatever I feel. I listen to a lot of pop music, and I’m always fascinated by the different styles I hear. I love jazz, classical, soul and so many different styles, so, of course, my songs are going to reflect different tastes and approaches. “It’s a little different now also because I have less pressure from outside forces. I’m pretty free to do what I want and that makes for a wonderful creative freedom we didn’t always have.” Basia is in a very different place than she was in the 1980s and 1990s, when she was a pop superstar in high demand around the world thanks to her best-selling records like Time and Tide (1987); London Warsaw New York (1989), which yielded the hit single “Cruising For Bruising;” and The Sweetest Illusion (1994), an album that turned her into a dance floor sensation thanks to the fizzy “Drunk on Love.” After a Broadway run of shows that culminated in the album Basia on Broadway in 1995 (she beat Bruce Springsteen to the trick by over two decades), the singer stepped away from the recording industry to reclaim her life and deal with personal matters. She didn’t return to recording until 2009. She said her time outside the music industry gave her a different perspective on life and music, which is now reflected in Butterflies. “That time I spent and all my downtime over the years was freeing. I could step back with no pressure to make a new record and then observe myself from a distance. “I was able to get a better grasp of my private life, and I realized I could do whatever I wanted instead of what was expected of me. That’s a big difference,” she emphasized. “I was lucky. I never received pressure from the record company when I was selling records. They

just let us be and do what we wanted. We had a track record, so they trusted us, but there were other pressures. It’s a difficult industry. “And now, I just don’t care about any of that. Now that I think about it, I feel like a butterfly. Butterflies are free and unaffected. What I feel now is a grown-up freedom to do what I want and be who I want to be. I don’t worry about what people say.” She thought momentarily and added, “I’m so happy that the new album was so warmly received. I am speaking in my own voice, and people are responding to the music. That’s what matters—the music.” Basia maintained that getting sucked into the pop-star-makingmachine can be a dangerous thing, and she admires artists who have kept their distance from the industry while achieving great success. “You can get caught up in that fear of failure and not being liked, so it’s best to stay away from the rubbish of glitz and glamour. I always appreciated a great musician like Mark Knopfler, who always had a low profile and made the music he wanted to make. It’s important to do what you feel and what makes you most comfortable. That doesn’t only apply to music, but to everything.” Her music’s foundation is based on her collaboration with Danny White. They met in the ’80s jazz-pop band Matt Bianco, which also featured Mark Reilly, a collaborator on Butterflies. “Danny and I have been collaborating for so many years—it feels natural. It’s always been easy,” she said. “He’s half English and half French, and I’m Polish, so we come from very different backgrounds, but our musical tastes were very similar. We both loved Quincy Jones and soul music and immediately found common ground. It was always easy to work together. On music things, we under understand each other without words, and that’s so rare. “He’s a perfectionist and so am I, but in different ways. We know what we want, and together, we’re able to achieve it. It’s a very beautiful thing.” She added that her long break from recording sent them in different directions, but they were bound to work together once she decided to get back into the studio. “When I had breaks, he tried to wait for someone else or work with others, but didn’t find that musical common ground, and when I returned, he came back. It was like we never missed any time together. Things just fell into place.”

“I really never made music by worrying about being too diverse or maybe confusing to people who have to market it. I just make the kind of music I like and whatever I feel.”

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Basia is touring the United States and is scheduled to make a very rare appearance when she brings her band to the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival in October. “I have never played many jazz festivals, so I am looking forward to it. Over the years, I’ve played maybe four or five festivals. I’ve played in Jakarta in Indonesia, Cape Town, South Africa, and, of course, in Poland, but I’m usually just playing shows on my tour. “I like festivals because there are different acts—some I’m unfamiliar with—and I enjoy listening to everyone. I learn a lot while enjoying the sets. There’s usually a special energy. We rehearse a lot for the shows and are quite meticulous about them. As I said, Danny is a perfectionist, and we want to give the audience the best show possible.” The singer-songwriter said she loves the diversity of audiences at jazz festivals, as it demonstrates the unifying power of music. “The music glues people together and brings joy to their lives. In Poland, a lot of my friends will come out, and some of them have totally different views—the country is very divided now—and everyone forgets about their differences and comes together. That’s what is so powerful about music.” While she is an international superstar with fans in countries around the globe, Basia is still surprised at the reaction her music gets at shows in places where she hasn’t played before. “When I was in Cape Town, I was in shock. Once we started playing, everyone began singing along immediately,” she said, laughing. “I had no idea. That happens sometimes, and it’s so

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fulfilling. You get a perspective on things and how your music impacts lives. You can see how much the songs mean to everyone.” Now that she’s on tour, Basia isn’t looking ahead, but she is hopeful that she won’t keep her fans waiting another nine years until her next record. “That’s not the plan, but you never know,” she said slyly. “I honestly don’t think so. We wrote a lot of songs for this record, so there are a few of them we have done. I’m so encouraged by the reaction to Butterflies, so I’m feeling positive about it. “Making a record is a process, though, so it might take a bit of time.” She paused for a few moments, and added cheerfully, “I can’t promise anything, but let’s stay optimistic.” For more information on Basia, visit www.basiasongs.com.


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Joey Alexander

Special EFX Jan. 12

with Regina Carter & Eric Marienthal

Groover Quartet

Jan. 11

The Music of

Nelson Riddle Jan. 13

Jan. 12

Kathleen Grace & Larry Goldings

Jan. 14

Terell Stafford

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

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Elan Trotman’s 5th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend Welcome Reception, 7:30pm; Comedy Night featuring Damon Williams, 9pm; VIP Meet-and-Greet, 10:30pm; After-Party in the Careenage Bar, 11:30pm, Hilton Barbados Resort, Barbados, West Indies, www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival (Oct. 4-7) featuring Michael McDonald; KEM; Boney James; Dave Koz Summer Horns featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot & introducing Aubrey Logan; Damien Escobar; Marc Antoine & David Benoit; Kirk Whalum; Peter White; Eric Darius, Nick Colionne & special guest Nicholas Cole; Pieces of a Dream; Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa,

Steve Cole & Jackiem Joyner; Marion Meadows & Adam Hawley (Oct. 3); Tim Bowman & Jazmin Ghent (Oct. 2), Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, www.cancunjazz.com, 805-491-5299 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Bob James Trio CD Release, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 5

Michael Franks, 8pm, Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, Maryland, www.ramsheadonstage.com, 410-268-4545 Elan Trotman’s 5th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf

Weekend featuring Brian Bromberg, 7pm; Alex Bugnon, 8pm; Maysa, 9pm; VIP Meet-and-Greet, 10:30pm; After-Party in the Careenage Bar, 11:30pm, Hilton Barbados Resort outdoor stage, Barbados, West Indies, www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com DOTSERO, 9:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 Nils, 8:30pm, JazzRock Café, Willem Wilminfplein 2, Enchede, Netherlands, www.jazzpodiumdetor. nl/events/event/jazzrock-cafe-thepact-atak-enschede/ Bob James Trio CD Release, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 6

Michael Franks, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 Elan Trotman’s 5th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend featuring Elan Trotman’s “Taste of the Caribbean” with Nestor Torres & special guest Vaughnette Bigford, 2:30pm; VIP Meet-and-Greet, 4pm; Carnival Jump with Alison Hinds “Queen of Soca,” 5:30pm; AfterParty in the Careenage Bar, 11pm, Hilton Barbados Resort outdoor stage, Barbados, West Indies, www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com DOTSERO, 9:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 Nils, 11pm, Rue De La Gare, Stationsstraat 8, Emmen, Netherlands, www.ruedelagare.nl Bob James Trio CD Release, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 7

Elan Trotman’s 5th Annual Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend featuring Jeff Bradshaw, 6pm;

Karen Briggs, 7pm; Najee, 8pm; VIP Meet-and-Greet, 9:30pm; AfterParty in the Careenage Bar, 11pm, Hilton Barbados Resort outdoor stage, Barbados, West Indies, www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com Nils, 4:30pm, Café Buckshot, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 58, Groningen, Netherlands, www.buckshotcafe.nl Nate Najar, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Bob James Trio CD Release, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 Thornton Winery’s 30th Annual Champagne Jazz Series presents Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Peet Project, 4pm, Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California, www.thorntonwine.com, 951-699-0099 8

Nils, 7:30pm, The Cinnamon Club, The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, Manchester, United Kingdom, http://thecinnamon.club/events/ 11

32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Unplugged Under the Stars featuring Peter White, and opening act TBA, 6pm, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 (sold-out) 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Art Sherrod Jr. & the ASJ Orchestra presents “MoJAZZ: When Motown Meets Jazz!” with Tracy Hamlin, Adam Hawley, Marion Meadows, Carol Riddick, Eric Roberson, Jeff Kashiwa & Marcus Anderson, 9:30pm, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199


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32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster, 7pm; Marc Antoine & David Benoit, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 DOTSERO, 9:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Matt Marshak & Nick Colionne, 10pm, Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, 8pm, Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring JJ Sansaverino with Matt Marshak, 1pm, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival presents Incognito featuring

Maysa, 9:30pm, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com

DOTSERO, 9:15pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000

29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, 10pm, The Performing Theater at Rehoboth Elementary School, 500 Stockley St., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com

29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Club Phred, 1pm; Urban Jazz Coalition, 2:30pm; Steve Cole & Marcus Anderson, 4pm; Eric Darius & Selina Albright, 10pm, Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com

Jazmin Ghent, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Justin Young, 4:30pm, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th Ave., Woodinville, Washington, www.columbiawinery.com/events/ upcoming-events 13

32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Rads Krusaders, noon; Najee, 2pm; Jazmin Ghent, 7pm; Jesse Cook, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849

29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Eric Roberson, Pieces of a Dream, 1pm, The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Keiko Matsui with the Ebony Strings, 2:30pm; Raul Midón, 7:30pm, Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Fall Wine, Beer & Food Festival featuring the Van Williamson Trio with Bob Abbott & Wes Crawford, noon, Outlet Liquors, 19724 Coastal

Hwy., Unit 2, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com (free admission) 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring R&R with Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, 4pm; Morris Day & The Time, 10pm, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Morgan James, 2:30pm; Kim Waters & Marion Meadows, 9:30pm, The Performing Theater at Rehoboth Elementary School, 500 Stockley St., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com Lindsey Webster, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Thornton Winery’s 30th Annual Champagne Jazz Series presents Boney James, 7pm, Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California, www.thorntonwine.com, 951-699-0099 continued on page 26

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Candy Dulfer, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 3rd Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival featuring Rocco Ventrella, 8:45pm; Jeff Lorber Fusion, 10:15pm; After-show Chillout, 11:45pm, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Porches, Portugal, www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de, (+49) 821 2292711 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Unplugged Under the Stars featuring Keiko Matsui, & Steve Oliver CD-Release Party as the opening act, 6pm, Descanso Beach Club, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 19

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Keiko Matsui, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Willie Bradley, noon; Hiroshima, 2pm; Adam Hawley, 7pm; Candy Dulfer, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Closing Party featuring Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson, Phil Denny, JJ Sansaverino, Jeff Kashiwa & more, 7:30pm, Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring Kirk Whalum & Take 6, 1pm, Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival featuring The Sax Pack with Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa & Kim Waters, 2:30pm, The Performing Theater at Rehoboth

Beach Elementary School, 500 Stockley St., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com Lindsey Webster & Jazmin Ghent, 6pm, Mediterranean Jazz & Supper Club, 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, California, www.whatsupdaygo.com, 619-478-0001 The Peet Project, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 16

Incognito with special guest Maysa, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 17

3rd Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival featuring Smooth Jazz AllStars Jam Session, 9pm, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Porches, Portugal, www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de, (+49) 821 2292711 Candy Dulfer, 8pm, Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, Maryland, www.ramsheadonstage.com, 410-268-4545

3rd Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival featuring Lindsey Webster, 8:45pm; Norman Brown, 10:15pm; After-show Chillout, 11:45pm, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Porches, Portugal, www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de, (+49) 821 2292711 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Josh Vietti, 7pm; Jonathan Fritzén, Peter “Peet” Ferencz & Marcus Anderson, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 Elan Trotman & Bernie Williams, 8 & 10pm, Scullers Jazz Club, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, www.scullersjazz.com, 866-777-8932 DOTSERO, 9:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 JJ Sansaverino, 8pm, Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Hwy. S., Suite 201, Hoover, Alabama, www.perfectnotelive.com/?page_ id=1221, 205-986-7280 20

3rd Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival featuring Marc Antoine, 11am; Michael Lington, 12:30pm; Brian Bromberg, 8:45pm; Paul Taylor, 10:15pm; After-show Chillout, 11:45pm, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Porches, Portugal,

www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de, (+49) 821 2292711 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Dan Siegel, noon; Damien Escobar, 2pm; Skinny Hightower, 7pm; Basia, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 Dee Lucas & Tony Exum Jr. CDRelease Party & Concert, 5:30pm, Live at Jack’s, 500 16th St., #320, Denver, Colorado, www.liveatjacks.com, 303-433-1000 JJ Sansaverino, 8pm, Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Hwy. S., Suite 201, Hoover, Alabama, www.perfectnotelive.com/?page_ id=1221, 205-986-7280 Jazz in Pink presents “Women Making Music a Choice” with a concert featuring Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Mariea Antoinette & more, panel discussions with industry insiders, workshops, vendors, food, raffle, etc., 9:30am-8pm, First Baptist Church of NoHo, 11210 Otsego St., N. Hollywood, California, www.jazzinpink.com Nils CD-Release Party, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 21

3rd Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival featuring Lin Rountree, 11am; Peter White, 12:30pm, Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Porches, Portugal, www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de, (+49) 821 2292711 32nd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring Jeff Ryan, noon; Tim Bowman, 2pm; Urban Jazz Coalition, 7pm; Richard Elliot, 9pm, Catalina Casino Ballroom, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, www.jazztrax.com, 866-872-9849 Oleta Adams, 8pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg. com/soiled-dove/shows, 303-830-9214 25

Acoustic Alchemy, 8pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg.com/soiled-dove/ shows, 303-830-9214 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199


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Gerald Albright with special guest Selina Albright, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 26

Dee Dee Bridgewater, 8 & 10pm, Scullers Jazz Club, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, www.scullersjazz.com, 866-777-8932 Jonathan Butler, 7 & 10pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg.com/soiled-dove/ shows, 303-830-9214 DW3: A Tribute to Legends of Music, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Gerald Albright with special guest Selina Albright, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 27

Dee Dee Bridgewater, 8 & 10pm, Scullers Jazz Club, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, www.scullersjazz.com, 866-777-8932 Jeff Kashiwa, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Gerald Albright with special guest Selina Albright, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 28

Gerald Albright with special guest Selina Albright, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 31

Acoustic Alchemy, 8pm, Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, Maryland, www.ramsheadonstage.com, 410-268-4545

NOVEMBER 1

Life Luxe Jazz (Nov. 1-4) featuring Boney James, Norman Brown, Gregory Porter, Maysa, Mindi

Abair, Keiko Matsui, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster, Bobby Caldwell, Michael Manson, Meli’sa Morgan, Lin Rountree, Ernest Quarles, Zoe Wood, Darian Emory, Jessica Jolia, plus jazz workshops, VIP activities, welcome reception, sunset jazz cruise, golf tournament, health & wellness options, wind down & more, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, www.lifeluxejazz.com/, contact@lifeluxejazz.com DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199

A Peter White Christmas featuring aun and Euge Groov r B k e Ric

Jonathan Butler, 8 & 10pm, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, www.bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141 2

JJ Sansaverino, 7 & 9pm, Beyu Caffe, 341 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina, http://beyucaffe. com/jazz-club/, 919-683-1058 Jonathan Butler, 8 & 10pm, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, www.bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141 3

Jonathan Butler, 8 & 10pm, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, www.bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141 4

Spencer Day, 7pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Jonathan Butler, 8 & 10pm, Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, DC, www.bluesalley.com, 202-337-4141 8

Earl Klugh’s 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz featuring The Rippingtons with Russ Freeman, 7pm; Najee, 7 & 9:30pm; Al Turner, 8:30pm (available with 3-night Grande package only), Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, South Carolina, www.weekendofjazz.com, 800-654-2924 DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 continued on page 28

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One World Theatre Dosey Doe Tangier- Cabaret Room Sony Hall The Cabot Theatre John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts 12/2 Reading, PA Miller Center for the Arts 12/4 Richmond, VA Tin Pan 12/5 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere 12/6 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage 12/7 Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre 12/8 Niceville, FL Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College 12/9 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theater 12/11 Ponte Vedra, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 12/12 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts 12/14 Sacramento, CA The Hanger at McClellan Park 12/15 Fresno, CA The Tower Theatre 12/16 Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center 12/19-20 Oakland, CA Yoshi’s Oakland 12/21 San Diego, CA Balboa Theater 12/22 Las Vegas, NV Aliante Casino

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Nick Colionne, 8pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg.com/ soiled-dove/shows, 303-830-9214 18

JJ Sansaverino, 7pm, St. James Live Jazz Club, 3220 Butner Road, #240, Atlanta, Georgia, www.stjamesliveatl. com/calendar—purchase-tickets.html, 404-254-3561 19

Boney James, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 23

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 8pm, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, www.davekoz.com

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Jonathan Butler, 7 & 9:30pm, One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas, oneworldtheatre.org, 888-616-0522 Earl Klugh’s 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz Under the Stars featuring Ramsey Lewis, 7pm; Chris Botti, 8:45pm; Late-Night with East Coast Party Band (available with 2- and 3-night packages only), 10:30pm, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, South Carolina, www.weekendofjazz.com, 800-654-2924 Boney James, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 10

Chris Botti, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 Earl Klugh’s 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz Sunset Show featuring Earl Klugh, 4pm; Peabo Bryson with special guest Deniece Williams, 5:45pm; Late-Night with Adam

Hawley (available with 2- and 3-night packages only), Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, South Carolina, www.weekendofjazz.com, 800-654-2924 Al Williams Jazz Society, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 Boney James, 7:30 & 9:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 11

Chris Botti, 7:30pm, Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia, www.birchmere.com, 703-549-7500 Boney James, 7:30pm, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington, www.jazzalley.com, 206-441-9729 15

DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199

Special EFX featuring Chieli Minucci, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 24

A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove, 7 & 9:30pm, One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin, Texas, oneworldtheatre.org, 888-616-0522 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 8pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Florida, www.davekoz.com 25

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 7pm, Hayes Hall Artis, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, Florida, www.davekoz.com, 800-597-1900 A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove, 7pm, The Dosey Doe Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, Texas, www.doseydoe.com, 281-367-3774 27

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler,

Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 8pm, Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. 8th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, www.davekoz.com, 954-462-0222 28

A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove, 6:30 & 8:30pm, The Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio, www.thetangier.com, 330-376-7171 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 7pm, Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce, Florida, www.davekoz.com, 772-461-4775 29

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 8pm, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, Florida, www.davekoz.com DW3, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 30

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour featuring Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, Mindi Abair & introducing Sheléa, 8pm, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Georgia, www.davekoz.com A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove, 8pm, The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly, Massachusetts, https://thecabot.org Arturo Sandoval, 8 & 10pm, Scullers Jazz Club, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts, www.scullersjazz.com, 866-777-8932 Eric Darius, 8pm, Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, Colorado, www.tavernhg. com/soiled-dove/shows, 303-830-9214 Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell & Marion Meadows, 8pm, The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada, https://slslasvegas.com/ DW3: A Tribute to Legends of Music, 8pm, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettinisb.com, 562-596-2199 continued on page 30


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S U N DAY, O C T. 7 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am,

Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 S AT U R DAY, O C T. 1 3 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Brunch featuring James Al Pender, 9am, Chesapeake & Maine, 316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com, 302-226-3600

Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 S U N DAY, O C T. 1 4 29th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Brunch featuring Urban Jazz Coalition, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Kashiwa & Phil Denny, 9am, Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, Delaware, www.rehobothjazz.com KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, continued on page 32


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Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199

S AT U R DAY, O C T. 2 7 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER

KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER

continued from page 30

S AT U R DAY, O C T. 2 0 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music with special guest appearance by KJAZZ radio host Bubba Jackson, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 S U N DAY, O C T. 2 1 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

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S AT U R DAY, N OV. 3

KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER S U N DAY, N OV. 4 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 S AT U R DAY, N OV. 1 0 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER

KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER S U N DAY, N OV. 1 1 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 S AT U R DAY, N OV. 1 7 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, with special guest appearance by KJAZZ radio host Bubba Jackson, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER S U N DAY, N OV. 1 8 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from


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Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Hornblower San Diego Champagne Brunch Cruise, sails 11am-1pm, boards at 10:30am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 Spaghettini’s Legendary Champagne Brunch with live broadcast and performances by DW3, 10am, Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy., Seal Beach, California, www.spaghettini.com, 562-596-2199 T H U R S DAY, N OV. 2 2 Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower San Diego, sails 11:30am-1:30pm, boards at 11am from Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, www.hornblower.com, 855-627-8482 S AT U R DAY, N OV. 2 4 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W.

Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER S U N DAY, N OV. 2 5 KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring performances by Mat Gurman, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, California, www.hornblower.com, 310-301-9900, 888-HORNBLOWER KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise aboard Hornblower featuring live jazz music, sails noon-2pm, boards at 11:30am from 2431 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, California, www.hornblower.com, 949-650-2412, 888-HORNBLOWER

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NOTE: Artists, events, venues, dates and show times are subject to change without notice. Smooth Jazz News is not responsible for any cancellations or changes or the accuracy of any concert or festival information contained in this magazine in advertisements and/ or editorial, which has been provided by outside sources. Please contact each venue directly to confirm all information.

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