Sheila E. will headline the 10th annual Uptown Jazz Festival

The annual Uptown Jazz Festival will return to North Long Beach in August and the headliner is, drum roll please, the “The Queen Of Percussion” herself: Sheila E. The “Glamorous Life” singer will perform on day two of the free Aug. 20-21 concert at Houghton Park. But before she takes the main stage, the 10th [...]

ColaJazz Fest coming to Midlands May 1-2

COLUMBIA – The 2021 ColaJazz Fest will be coming to the Midlands Saturday, May 1-2, at the Koger Center for the Arts. A #supportlocal themed night will showcase Columbia’s best in jazz with artists who have struggled through the pandemic. Four diverse bands will take to the stage at The Senate on Saturday, May 1. [...]

Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival to Take Place Online This Friday

Belfast jazz festival Brilliant Corners will take place online this week. The festival – which is coordinated by music promoter Moving on Music – is now in its ninth year and will present ten concerts on 26 March, recorded in venues in Belfast, New York, Berlin, London, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam and Maghera in Derry. This year’s line-up includes [...]

San Jose Jazz set to debut new jazz venue in downtown

San Jose Jazz is opening what it calls a state-of-art venue for jazz music in downtown San Jose. It’s a pop-up video recording and performance venue called the SJZ Break Room, which will make its debut next month as part of the SJZ New Works Fest 2021 that runs April 29 to May 8. It [...]

Athens Jazz Festival adapts with virtual programming, performance

The 2021 Athens Jazz Festival is taking the stage March 22-27 virtually this year due to COVID-19. Two main guests are presenting clinics and performing with OU students and faculty: Bria Skonberg, a trumpeter, singer and songwriter and Carl Allen, a drummer and educator. Performing music over Zoom and Microsoft Teams is not the traditional [...]

Will music festivals happen in 2021? Here’s what we know

After a year with no live music, large-scale festivals are making a triumphant return in 2021 — for the most part. A handful of major music festivals have announced that they plan to forge ahead with their events in 2021, and some are getting creative to ensure the music plays. California’s Outside Lands, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo [...]

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