Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 Tickets

monterey jazz festival 2017One of the hidden jewels in the state of California is Monterey.  It is a kind of small town with a rustic feel.  Because it is on the coast, the weather can be cool…or cold.  There are some interesting attractions, such as Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, and lets not forget that Carmel – Pebble Beach is right down the street, and that is home to one of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Heck, HBO has a series, Big Little Lies, that is set in Monterey.

Now let us add a little music to the mix.

The Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 will be happening September 15th-17th, 2017.  In a nutshell:

  • 500 artists
  • 100+ shows
  • 8 stages
  • 3 nights & 2 days

Here are some of the names that will be performing:

By the way, the Monterey Jazz Festival has been providing jazz education programs for over 50 years.  They invite the top student musicians from all over to participate in the Generation Next Jazz Festival.  They sponsor a couple of Jazz in the Schools Program, where top artists go into the schools in the Monterey area.

Check out this Digital Music Education Project

So overall, the Monterey Jazz Festival organization has been doing big things for many years.

There will be several ticket options for you to choose from:

  • Full Weekend Arena Packages
  • Full Weekend Grounds Packages
  • Single Day Tickets

There will be military and student discounts.

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We have a couple of options to book your flight and hotel accommodations:

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Newport Beach Jazz Festival 2017

Newport Beach, California in the summer months.  There is really nothing like it.  The weather is second to none.  Add a two-day festival to the mix, and you have the best of both worlds.  The Newport Beach Jazz Festival 2017 will be happening June 2nd-4th, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.  There will be two venues for this event.  On Friday, June 2nd, the Back Bay Amphitheater will be the scene for the event.  On Saturday and Sunday, the Back Bay Golf course will play host with two stages of entertainment.

Here are the artists that are scheduled to perform:

  • The O’Jays
  • Vanessa Williams
  • David Sanborn
  • West Coast Jam*
  • Bobby Caldwell

West Coast Jam is Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Norman Brown

West Coast Jam

Foreign affair is Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Alex Bugnon

Foreign Affair

There are different ticket options:

  • Friday VIP
  • Saturday & Sunday General Admission – Lawn Seating
  • Saturday & Sunday VIP

You can also purchase valet parking for the Saturday and Sunday shows.

Purchase tickets here

Secure rooms at the venue, the Hyatt Regency

You could wait until the day of the show to purchase tickets, but I am guessing this will sell out.  If there are tickets on the day of the show, the price will increase $10.  Doors open on Friday:  6:00pm – Saturday:  10:30am.


Here are a couple of tracks by DW3 and Kandace Springs:


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Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 2

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 2

Top Jazz Tracks Week of April 2

Cindy Bradley makes a big leap to number one this week.  Category A is the first single off the new album, Natural.  Bradley has been picking up steam over the past couple of years, showcasing her superior trumpet skills.

  Song Artist Album Listen! Buy Now!
1 Category A Cindy Bradley Featuring Chris Standring Cindy Bradley
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2 I Am Kayla Waters Featuring Kim Waters Kayla Waters Apogee
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3 Hey Girl Brian Culbertson Brian Culbertson Funk
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4 Why Not Marc Antoine Featuring Philippe Saisse
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5 We Don’t Talk Anymore Rick Braun Featuring Peter White Rick Braun Around The Horn
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6 Boom Boom Gerald Albright
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7 Joy Ride Adam Hawley thejazzworld AdamHawleyBeginning
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8 Morning Call Nick Colionne the jazz world NickCtheJourney
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9 Don’t Say A Word Walter Beasley Walter Beasley Blackstreams
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10 Tuesday Swings Jazz Funk Soul
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A great article about Dr. Gregory Chernoff Indianapolis

A great article about Dr. Gregory Chernoff IndianapolisThere is a general idea that cosmetic surgery procedures are used just to improve ones looks. Cosmetic surgery also has a side that isnt frequently considered. While many people do actually use cosmetic surgery to look better, others do it to improve their health and to help their bodies feel better. A few examples would be the correction of physical defects with which a person was born. Some people want to have reconstructive surgeries after being healed of breast or skin cancer. Cosmetic surgery is not just about being gorgeous, but also about having a better quality of life for yourself.

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Soul Train Cruise 2018

Soul Train Cruise 2018Well, the Hippest Trip in America will be heading out to sea at the end of January, more specifically, January 27th-February 3rd, 2018.  The old school will be in full effect as you enjoy great music, food, and activities such as the Soul Train Line dance, 25 celebrity hosted events, and you can even renew your wedding vows at sea.

So, what does the itinerary look like?

It will start on Saturday, January 27th, in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  You will be at sea until Tuesday, January 30th, where you will dock at Philipsburg, St. Maarten.  On Wednesday, January 31st, you will hit Frederiksted, St. Croix.  You will then sail to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, then head back to Florida, and dock on February 3rd.

You will sail on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam, which has five types of staterooms to choose from, and six different restaurants.  There’s also a spa and fitness facility, so when you feel you have eaten too much, you can go right over to the treadmill and burn some of those calories!

It is 936 feet long, and has a 2106 passenger capacity.

What does the musical lineup look like?

They have definitely got you covered!

  • Charlie Wilson
  • Eddie Levert
  • Jeffrey Osborne
  • The Pointer Sisters

  • Temptations Review w/Dennis Edwards
  • The Whispers
  • The Spinners
  • Gerald Alston

  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr
  • Howard Hewett
  • Maxi Priest
  • Rose Royce

There will be other musical acts, DJ’s and maybe even a couple of the original Soul Train Dancers!

Tony Cornelius and Angela Stribling will be the hosts for the cruise.

You can make cabin reservations right now, and there’s even a payment plan, so you do not have to pay all at once.

Soul Train Cruise 2018

You can make reservations here

You can book a hotel room to have before you set sail.  You can get it at a group rate.  Click here for the information.


Of course we have you covered with the airfare:


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