Every year the Seabreeze Jazz Festival brings smooth tunes with sea breeze to Northwest Florida provided by renowned artists and classy performances. In the past we’ve had artists like George Benson, Brian Culbertson and Eric Darius and this year’s lineup promises to be as entertaining as ever.
This year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival will be held at the newly completed Aaron Bessant Park Ampitheater (which looks amazing) April 17 – 21, 2013.
Tickets can be bought by visiting SeabreezeJazzFestival.com/tickets.
Here’s the lineup.
Wednesday April 17th
Smooth Jazz Dinner Cruise aboard The Lady Anderson
Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL
Hosted by Brian Culbertson 7pm-10pm
(Boat boards at 6:30pm, sails at 7pm)
Thursday April 18th — Gates open at 5pm — Show at 6pm
6pm – Steve Oliver
7:15pm – Margo Rey
8:45pm – Boney James
Friday April 19th — Gates open at 5pm — Show at 6pm
6pm – Ken Ford
7:30pm – Tim Bowman
8:45pm – Fourplay
(Bob James, Harvey Mason, Nathan East, and Chuck Loeb) with special guest Layla Hathaway
Smooth Jazz After Party — 10:30pm at Reggae J’s at Pier Park (buffet at 10:30pm/Show at 11pm) featuring Motown Jazz Jam — Hosted by Tim Bowman
(Presented by Smooth Lounge.com)
Motor City’s top smooth jazz artists and session players create the ultimate jazz jam show. Artists confirmed include Dave McMurray, Althea Rene, Ron Otis, Rayse Biggs, Yancyy, Ron Otis, Al Mackenzie, Paul Dozier, Gwen Foxx, William Pope, Kali Douglas, and Kereem Warren.
Saturday April 20st — Gates at 10am — Show at 11am
11am Brian Lanair — (Seabreeze Rising Star)
12:30 DW3 — (Los Angeles based smooth jazz group)
2pm – Peter White and Euge Groove
4pm – Peet Project (Hugarian based jazz and funk – 1st USA show) (Seabreeze Hidden Gem)
6pm – Brian Culbertson
8pm – BwB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, and Rick Braun)
After Party — 10:30pm at Reggae J’s at Pier Park featuring Brian Culbertson and special guests (Presented by SmoothJazz.com)
Sunday April 21st — Gates at 10am — Show at 11am
11am – Roman Street
12 noon – The Southern Gentlemen featuring Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, and Eric Essix
2pm – Yancyy (Seabreeze Rising Star)
4pm – Average White Band
6pm – Jazz In Pink featuring Pamela Williams, Athea Rene, Karen Briggs, Gail Jhonson, Maria Antionette, and others
8pm – Tower of Power