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

Kenny Williams Sings is an Austin-based singer with smooth vocals that will instantly set your mind at ease. During a musical career that has spanned over 25 years, Williams has performed all over the world, including a nearly decade-long stay on Broadway where he was a part of both The Lion King and The Color Purple: The Musical. He is a musical force, and if you haven't checked out his work, please do so! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFest #AustinArtist #ATX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbLVxoH3xFs ... See MoreSee Less

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Pamela Hart is considered by many to be "Austin's First Lady of Jazz," and when she performed at #AAJF2018, we could see why! The music of greats like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald helped Ms. Hart find her sound, while teachers like Dr. James Polk helped her perfect it. Her career has spanned over multiple decades and she is doing all she can to keep jazz music alive! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ATX https://youtu.be/P1KAsqxEw0Y ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike Hamilton is a composer, producer, and musician from Killeen, TX. During #AAJF2018, Mike kicked the show off with high energy, great sound, and wonderful music. It was easy to see why he has been able to win numerous awards, teach at prestigious universities, and tour with artists like Savage Garden, Tyrese Gibson, and NE-YO. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dr. James Polk is a #musician who comes from a family of talented piano players, but he spent time playing several different instruments before he ended up following the family tradition.
During his last year at Huston-Tillotson University, he put together his first band, and in 1978, he got a call from Ray Charles to be a part of his orchestra. He worked closely with Ray to write and compose music while traveling the world.
Today, he is still a performer, band leader, composer, mentor and teacher with several different groups, including Dr. James Polk & Centerpeace and "Church on Monday." #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ATX
... See MoreSee Less

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Throughout Roy Hargrove's career, he released dozens of collections of music as a solo artist and a group member. Whenever he played, you could feel the fire in each note! It didn't matter if he was playing jazz standards, a hard bop style, Afro-Cuban music, or even accompanying Neo-Soul artists like D'Angelo, Roy always fit the groove perfectly. #BlackHistoryMonth #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8fIBUMvY0o ... See MoreSee Less

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TEXAS... 😊 It's. All. About. YOU!! San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, 🎈#LetsParrrrty 🎉🎊#MothersDayWknd❤

Great News! Gary Clark Jr has invited the Peterson Brothers Band to open in Boston, Philadelphia & Washington D.C.
3/27 #BostonMA - House of Blues Boston
3/29 #Philadelphia - The Met Philly
3/30 #WashingtonDC - The Anthem

#ThisLand #GaryClarkJr #ThePetersonBrothers #Thankful

me: 🙁

me on stage:

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* * . . * . 🌃 . * *. . *. 🎷
🎷 . * * . *. * .
. 🎷 * . 🎷 .

me: 🙂

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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

Kenny Williams Sings is an Austin-based singer with smooth vocals that will instantly set your mind at ease. During a musical career that has spanned over 25 years, Williams has performed all over the world, including a nearly decade-long stay on Broadway where he was a part of both The Lion King and The Color Purple: The Musical. He is a musical force, and if you haven't checked out his work, please do so! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFest #AustinArtist #ATX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbLVxoH3xFs ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Pamela Hart is considered by many to be "Austin's First Lady of Jazz," and when she performed at #AAJF2018, we could see why! The music of greats like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald helped Ms. Hart find her sound, while teachers like Dr. James Polk helped her perfect it. Her career has spanned over multiple decades and she is doing all she can to keep jazz music alive! #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ATX https://youtu.be/P1KAsqxEw0Y ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Mike Hamilton is a composer, producer, and musician from Killeen, TX. During #AAJF2018, Mike kicked the show off with high energy, great sound, and wonderful music. It was easy to see why he has been able to win numerous awards, teach at prestigious universities, and tour with artists like Savage Garden, Tyrese Gibson, and NE-YO. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Dr. James Polk is a #musician who comes from a family of talented piano players, but he spent time playing several different instruments before he ended up following the family tradition.
During his last year at Huston-Tillotson University, he put together his first band, and in 1978, he got a call from Ray Charles to be a part of his orchestra. He worked closely with Ray to write and compose music while traveling the world.
Today, he is still a performer, band leader, composer, mentor and teacher with several different groups, including Dr. James Polk & Centerpeace and "Church on Monday." #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival #ATX
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Throughout Roy Hargrove's career, he released dozens of collections of music as a solo artist and a group member. Whenever he played, you could feel the fire in each note! It didn't matter if he was playing jazz standards, a hard bop style, Afro-Cuban music, or even accompanying Neo-Soul artists like D'Angelo, Roy always fit the groove perfectly. #BlackHistoryMonth #AustinAreaJazzFestival #AAJF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8fIBUMvY0o ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

TEXAS... 😊 It's. All. About. YOU!! San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, 🎈#LetsParrrrty 🎉🎊#MothersDayWknd❤

Great News! Gary Clark Jr has invited the Peterson Brothers Band to open in Boston, Philadelphia & Washington D.C.
3/27 #BostonMA - House of Blues Boston
3/29 #Philadelphia - The Met Philly
3/30 #WashingtonDC - The Anthem

#ThisLand #GaryClarkJr #ThePetersonBrothers #Thankful

me: 🙁

me on stage:

* 🎷 . * . * . *
. * . * 🎷 .
* * . . * . 🌃 . * *. . *. 🎷
🎷 . * * . *. * .
. 🎷 * . 🎷 .

me: 🙂

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