Austin Area Jazz Festival 2018!

The annual Austin Area Jazz Festival showcases the importance of art, our love for the Austin area, the impact of diverse cultures, and of course, the best in smooth jazz. We bring together legendary national acts with talented up-and-coming musicians. The result is always a great show, and a musical experience that is second to none! 

The 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival is a great way to kick off your holiday season. With performances by Damien Escobar, Chanté Moore, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nick Colionne, and Althea Rene, this is going to be a show you do not want to miss!

Damien Escobar

Violinist extraordinaire, Damien Escobar, is a two-time Emmy Award winner, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

 

Chanté Moore

Vocalist Chantè Moore has been nominated for Grammy and MCP Music Awards. She has also won the NAACP Image Award, Soul Train Award, UB Honors, and American Music Award.

 

Gerald Albright

Iconic saxophonist and 8x Grammy-nominated artist, Gerald Albright will be hitting the stage with the incredible sound that has influenced generations.

 

Jeff Lorber Fusion

Jeff Lorber Fusion brings the unique hybrid sound of jazz, blues, and funk to AAJF. The Grammy Award winning band came to life in the 70s and the influences of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Thelonious Monk run wild with each note the group plays.

Nick Colionne

Guitarist Nick Colionne has taken home the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award and International Instrumental Artist of the Year. He has also been nominated for Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year by the American Smooth Jazz Awards.

Althea Rene

Flautist Althea Rene’s sound is a mix of jazz, pop and even R&B. Her single, “In the Flow” was the first flute-featured #1 single on Billboard Music Chart. She also has multiple singles that reached Billboard’s top 20 including: “Gypsy Soul,” “My Summer” “Love,” “SundayCruise,” and “Free.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Austin Area Jazz Festival 2018

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 | 10 AM-10 PM

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center
Damien Escobar | Chanté Moore
Gerald Albright | Jeff Lorber Fusion
Nick Colionne | Althea Rene

AAJF EXPERIENCE

Austin Area Jazz Festival is truly an experience like no other. In addition to the daylong outdoor concert filled with amazing performances, we will also have wine tasting, and a showcase of brilliant visual art. 

As with all of our events, the proceeds of the 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival benefit the various programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas.

STAY CONNECTED

#AAJF
#AustinAreaJazzFestival

Al Jarreau was an #artist like no other. During his career, he won 7 Grammy awards. Jarreau had vocals that fit perfectly on a smooth #jazz ballad or a more uptempo #pop song. He was truly one of a kind and his music is the kind that'll "last forever." #RIP #AlJarreau
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Austin Area Jazz Festival

When Kirk Whalum grabs his saxophone, it's easy to see how much he loves his craft! We had the pleasure of having him perform a few years back for #AAJF, and it is still stuck in our minds! It was nothing short of spectacular! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Legend #ThrowbackThursday #ValentinesDay ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

Grammy-award winning musician, Norman Brown, has sold millions of albums throughout his career. When he performed with jazz super group, BWB during #AAJF, it was easy to see why. From jazz to funk, Mr. Brown controlled every note on his guitar with perfection! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Legend #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

We've always heard about NAJEE The Official Page being able to hold a note for what seems like forever, and he proved it was true when he stepped on stage for our event a few years back. We were in awe of how he kept us all entertained while switching instruments with ease! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF #JazzBluesSoul #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

We've had incredible performers grace the stages of AAJF events over the years. Who could ever forget Ledisi? Her interaction with the fans was like she was having a one-on-one conversation with everyone in attendance, and her vocal capabilities were definitely put on display! She is a soul #icon! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

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In 2018, we lost trumpeter, Roy Hargrove. It didn't matter if he was playing jazz standards, a hard bop style, or accompanying artists like @thedangelo, Roy always fit the groove perfectly. Mr. Hargrove, you are missed! #RIP #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF https://t.co/V6g9SZksNQ

Singer, @ledisi had an amazing performance a few years back at #AAJF. She interacted with the crowd as if she was conversing with us individually! She is a soul #icon, and you can tell she loves what she does! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ThrowbackThursday #ValentinesDay 4

We heard @najeeofficial was able to hold a note for what seems like forever, and he proved it was true when on our stage a few years back. We were in awe of how he kept us entertained while switching instruments with ease! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF #JazzBluesSoul #Throwback 3

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Austin Area Jazz Festival 2018!

The annual Austin Area Jazz Festival showcases the importance of art, our love for the Austin area, the impact of diverse cultures, and of course, the best in smooth jazz. We bring together legendary national acts with talented up-and-coming musicians. The result is always a great show, and a musical experience that is second to none! 

The 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival is a great way to kick off your holiday season. With performances by Damien Escobar, Chanté Moore, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nick Colionne, and Althea Rene, this is going to be a show you do not want to miss!

Damien Escobar

Violinist extraordinaire, Damien Escobar, is a two-time Emmy Award winner, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

 

Chanté Moore

Vocalist Chantè Moore has been nominated for Grammy and MCP Music Awards. She has also won the NAACP Image Award, Soul Train Award, UB Honors, and American Music Award.

 

Gerald Albright

Iconic saxophonist and 8x Grammy-nominated artist, Gerald Albright will be hitting the stage with the incredible sound that has influenced generations.

 

Jeff Lorber Fusion

Jeff Lorber Fusion brings the unique hybrid sound of jazz, blues, and funk to AAJF. The Grammy Award winning band came to life in the 70s and the influences of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Thelonious Monk run wild with each note the group plays.

Nick Colionne

Guitarist Nick Colionne has taken home the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award and International Instrumental Artist of the Year. He has also been nominated for Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year by the American Smooth Jazz Awards.

Althea Rene

Flautist Althea Rene’s sound is a mix of jazz, pop and even R&B. Her single, “In the Flow” was the first flute-featured #1 single on Billboard Music Chart. She also has multiple singles that reached Billboard’s top 20 including: “Gypsy Soul,” “My Summer” “Love,” “SundayCruise,” and “Free.”

mic

UPCOMING EVENTS

Austin Area Jazz Festival 2018

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 | 10 AM-10 PM

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center
Damien Escobar | Chanté Moore
Gerald Albright | Jeff Lorber Fusion
Nick Colionne | Althea Rene

AAJF EXPERIENCE

Austin Area Jazz Festival is truly an experience like no other. In addition to the daylong outdoor concert filled with amazing performances, we will also have wine tasting, and a showcase of brilliant visual art. 

As with all of our events, the proceeds of the 2018 Austin Area Jazz Festival benefit the various programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas.

STAY CONNECTED

#AAJF
#AustinAreaJazzFestival

Al Jarreau was an #artist like no other. During his career, he won 7 Grammy awards. Jarreau had vocals that fit perfectly on a smooth #jazz ballad or a more uptempo #pop song. He was truly one of a kind and his music is the kind that'll "last forever." #RIP #AlJarreau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otVH5cv9z1A
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 days ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

When Kirk Whalum grabs his saxophone, it's easy to see how much he loves his craft! We had the pleasure of having him perform a few years back for #AAJF, and it is still stuck in our minds! It was nothing short of spectacular! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Legend #ThrowbackThursday #ValentinesDay ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

Grammy-award winning musician, Norman Brown, has sold millions of albums throughout his career. When he performed with jazz super group, BWB during #AAJF, it was easy to see why. From jazz to funk, Mr. Brown controlled every note on his guitar with perfection! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Legend #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

7 days ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

We've always heard about NAJEE The Official Page being able to hold a note for what seems like forever, and he proved it was true when he stepped on stage for our event a few years back. We were in awe of how he kept us all entertained while switching instruments with ease! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF #JazzBluesSoul #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Austin Area Jazz Festival

We've had incredible performers grace the stages of AAJF events over the years. Who could ever forget Ledisi? Her interaction with the fans was like she was having a one-on-one conversation with everyone in attendance, and her vocal capabilities were definitely put on display! She is a soul #icon! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #Throwback ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

In 2018, we lost trumpeter, Roy Hargrove. It didn't matter if he was playing jazz standards, a hard bop style, or accompanying artists like @thedangelo, Roy always fit the groove perfectly. Mr. Hargrove, you are missed! #RIP #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF https://t.co/V6g9SZksNQ

Singer, @ledisi had an amazing performance a few years back at #AAJF. She interacted with the crowd as if she was conversing with us individually! She is a soul #icon, and you can tell she loves what she does! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ThrowbackThursday #ValentinesDay 4

We heard @najeeofficial was able to hold a note for what seems like forever, and he proved it was true when on our stage a few years back. We were in awe of how he kept us entertained while switching instruments with ease! #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF #JazzBluesSoul #Throwback 3

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