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.”

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

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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Ms. Nancy Wilson was a musician, actress, and activist. Her career spanned over 5 decades and there seemed to be nothing she couldn't do. She was nicknamed, "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice" and those smooth and soothing vocals influenced generations. Her work in music, television, film, and civil rights will live on forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wPKzLvqKDg #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival ... See MoreSee Less

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Joe Sample was a legendary #pianist from Houston, TX. While studying piano at Texas Southern Tigers, he met musicians who would eventually become, "The Jazz Crusaders. " Sample's unique ability to incredibly blend jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical music gave him the opportunity to work with Miles Davis, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, The Supremes, and numerous others. He will forever be missed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5lR1O53tNU #RIP #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival ... See MoreSee Less

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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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Al Jarreau was an #artist like no other. He 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. #BlackHistoryMonth #ATX #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival https://t.co/MAmSjyPpYr

Joe Sample was a legendary #pianist from Houston. While at @TexasSouthern, he formed a group that eventually became "The Jazz Crusaders." He was able to brilliantly mix jazz, Latin, and classical music. #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF https://t.co/Ke7ESOfY7P

As 2018 came to a close, we lost song stylist, Nancy Wilson. Ms. Wilson was an entertainer & activist. She was nicknamed, "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice," and those smooth vocals influenced generations. Her legacy lives on! https://t.co/mVjvCaN2od #RIP #AAJF

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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.”

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

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

Ms. Nancy Wilson was a musician, actress, and activist. Her career spanned over 5 decades and there seemed to be nothing she couldn't do. She was nicknamed, "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice" and those smooth and soothing vocals influenced generations. Her work in music, television, film, and civil rights will live on forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wPKzLvqKDg #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Joe Sample was a legendary #pianist from Houston, TX. While studying piano at Texas Southern Tigers, he met musicians who would eventually become, "The Jazz Crusaders. " Sample's unique ability to incredibly blend jazz, gospel, blues, Latin, and classical music gave him the opportunity to work with Miles Davis, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, The Supremes, and numerous others. He will forever be missed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5lR1O53tNU #RIP #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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

1 week 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

Al Jarreau was an #artist like no other. He 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. #BlackHistoryMonth #ATX #AAJF #AustinAreaJazzFestival https://t.co/MAmSjyPpYr

Joe Sample was a legendary #pianist from Houston. While at @TexasSouthern, he formed a group that eventually became "The Jazz Crusaders." He was able to brilliantly mix jazz, Latin, and classical music. #BlackHistoryMonth #AAJF https://t.co/Ke7ESOfY7P

As 2018 came to a close, we lost song stylist, Nancy Wilson. Ms. Wilson was an entertainer & activist. She was nicknamed, "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice," and those smooth vocals influenced generations. Her legacy lives on! https://t.co/mVjvCaN2od #RIP #AAJF

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