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Join us for the exclusive Kick-off Event for the 2018 San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival with Jackiem Joyner at Wilson Creek Winery, Sunday May 6th.

A night of wine tasting, fine dining and intoxicating smooth jazz. Meet and Greet: 5-6pm Dinner: 6-7:30pm Show: 7:30-9pm. For tickets and information call Rainbow Promotions at (562) 424-0013 or click here to buy tickets.

The 2nd Annual

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
June 29 – July 1, 2018

Hosted by Eric Darius

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival unites music lovers from around the world at the picturesque site of Embarcadero Marina Park North in the San Diego Marina. This annual event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine, and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience.

Presented by Rainbow Promotions and Payne Pest Management.

Our Venue

Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego

Embarcadero Park North

Address:  400 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

The Artists

Check out our incredible lineup

SCHEDULE

Monty Seward / Jessy J

An Intimate Evening of Smooth Jazz with Monty Seward and Jessy J – Hosted by Eric Darius

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival invites VIP patrons to come and spend Friday, June 29, 2018 in an Intimate Evening of Smooth Jazz with Monty Seward and Jessy J from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Additional purchase required. Limited number of tickets available.  

Monty Seward / Jessy J

Monty Seward, a California native, was born and raised in the Los Angeles county. He has been performing since the early age of 5 years old, singing solos in church, performing for special events, dignitaries and school assemblies all while developing his talent as a singersongwriter and performer. "I believe we are a product of our environment," confides the stunning multi-talented instrumentalist, singer and composer, Jessy J, who took the contemporary jazz world by storm in 2008 with a #1 Billboard hit for eight consecutive weeks.

Eric Darius

Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius likes to play by his own rules. Fearlessly pushing all musical boundaries, he is one of the most exciting musicians to enter the Contemporary Jazz scene in the last decade. His explosive arrival as a recording artist at the age of 17 caused a frenzy worldwide! Now, with six critically acclaimed albums under his belt, a Number One hit single, and Seven Top 10 radio hits on Nielsen’s R&R/Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts, international recording artist, Eric Darius’ star continues to rise straight to the top. Prophetically hailed Debut Artist of the Year by Smooth Jazz News in 2004, Eric has shared the stage with innumerable world renown, Grammy Award-winning artists, such as Prince, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, David Foster, Carlos Santana, Babyface, Wynton Marsalis & George Benson, just to name a few. His music innovatively crosses over all music boundaries from Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, to Pop, creating a very distinctive, fresh sound and approach that is uniquely his own.

Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, & euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70’s like EWF, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, and Paul Jackson Jr.

Pianist, composer and producer Jeff Lorber has been a major innovator on the creative music scene for over three decades. Along with maestros Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample and Bob James, Lorber is a groundbreaking Fender Rhodes pioneer. Having produced for everyone from Dave Koz to Kenny G, the Grammy nominated pianist’s long running acclaimed ensemble, Jeff Lorber Fusion, was a major force in contemporary jazz’s early beginnings. The Berklee College of Music alums latest releases are his Grammy nominated Hacienda and 2015’s Step It Up featuring Jeff Lorber Fusion.

Everette Harp’s soulful and trademark blend of jazz, R&B, funk and pop have made him a favorite among fans, fellow musicians and critics alike. Harp’s impressive career that has allowed him to collaborate with everyone from Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross and Patti Labelle to George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel and Kenny Loggins. Harp has left an indelible imprint on the scene with his own unique, muscular and soulful approach. His work on TV has brought his saxophone into the homes of millions who have heard him playing the theme songs for such popular TV shows as Entertainment Tonight and Soul Train. He also holds the distinction of being a former member of the posse on the first Arsenio Hall Show. A graduate of North Texas State University, Harp hosts the radio program Smooth Jazz Odyssey with Everette Harp on WLOQ in Orlando, FL. His latest solo release is First Love.

Paul Jackson, Jr. is regarded as one of the most recorded guitarists in the world. He has seven previous successful albums, containing several top ten releases to include Grammy nominated “I Came to Play”. In 2014, Jackson contributed to several tracks on the album, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, which garnered 5 Grammy Awards and was the #1 album in 104 countries. Jackson earned a Grammy recognition for his contribution to the album.

The Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Jackiem Joyner

Steve Oliver

With a career spanning nearly 20 years in music, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Steve Oliver is still being heard each day on contemporary jazz radio around the world. As a first-call producer and writer for many artists in the genre, his influence and impact continues to shine as he prepares to record his next solo album “Illuminate”, scheduled for a summer 2018 release. A follow up to last year’s acclaimed all vocal project “Pictures & Frames” (recorded with the legendary Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Leland Sklar on bass at the famed Capitol Studios), "Illuminate" will offer a return to Steve’s distinct acoustic and electric guitar instrumentals, enhanced with his trademark vocalese and many special guests.

Dave Koz Summer Horns featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Introducing Aubrey Logan

In a career that spans more than a quarter century, nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation. Since 1997, Koz has assembled a stellar lineup and taken them on the road every December to ring in the most wonderful time of the year with audiences across the U.S.

Hiroshima

Named to the 2014 Top 20 CD charts by Smooth Jazz.com Hiroshima continues to be a force in the industry and continues to top the charts. With a musical career spanning three decades, gold records and 4 million in sales worldwide, Hiroshima continues to make their unique mix of East meets West - their signature sound.

Peter White

Like so many millions of us, guitarist Peter White still feels closest to the music he absorbed while growing up. As a British teen in the ’60s, he kept his ears glued to the radio—soaking up the exciting new sounds of rock bands like the Beatles and soul giants like Stevie Wonder—and tried to learn how to play those songs on the acoustic guitar his dad had given him. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it, and now, after more than four decades as both a leader and sideman, he’s returning to those tunes that impacted him so forcefully in his youth.

Nestor Torres

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues' Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and - most influential of all - Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres' rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D' Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.

Marcus Anderson

An incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 10 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with his exceptional hit “A Cup Of Joe” from the album AND Coffee the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of Ceelo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring band. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.

GET TICKETS

VIP and Reserved Seats sell fast so get your tickets now!
Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Rainbow Promotions at (562) 424-0013.

Click below to purchase tickets

The Friday VIP package is available for those who purchase a Saturday or Sunday VIP ticket. Click below to buy now.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018 6:00pm – 10:00pm*

 

An Intimate Evening of Smooth Jazz with Monty Seward and Jessy J – Hosted by Eric Darius

 

Tickets $89.00 per person

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 11:00am – 7:00pm*

VIP Seating

 

Reserved Seats

 

General Admission

$ 250.00 per person, per day (includes dinner and wine)

 

$ 110.00 per person, per day

 

$ 65.00 per person, per day

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 11:00am – 7:00pm*

VIP Seating

 

Reserved Seats

 

General Admission

$ 250.00 per person, per day (includes dinner and wine)

 

$ 110.00 per person, per day

 

$ 65.00 per person, per day

*All acts and times are subject to change without prior notice.

Ticket Information

VIP SEATING provides stage-front seating served with all of the amenities of fine dining with specially prepared meals served buffet-style and complimentary wine (limited). VIP patrons will have access to mingle with their favorite jazz artists at their discretion.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL VIP ticket holders must check in at the MAIN GATE ENTRANCE VIP CHECK-IN BOOTH in order to receive VIP Credentials for festival entry.
RESERVED SEATING is located behind the VIP Seating area and provides a reserved seat (padded chair).
GENERAL ADMISSION seating is located on the grass area. Patrons may wish to bring a blanket or low-back sand chair to sit on. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

VIP SEATING provides stage-front seating served with all of the amenities of fine dining with specially prepared meals served buffet-style and complimentary wine (limited). VIP patrons will have access to mingle with their favorite jazz artists at their discretion.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL VIP ticket holders must check in at the MAIN GATE ENTRANCE VIP CHECK-IN BOOTH in order to receive VIP Credentials for festival entry.

A processing fee will be charged PER TICKET for all credit or debit card transactions.

THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE WILL BE THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 AT 6:00PM (PST). After this date, tickets will be available for purchase at the gate starting Saturday, June 30th at 11:00AM.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. TICKET PRICES SHOWN ARE VALID ONLY UNTIL JUNE 28, 2018 AND WILL BE $10.00 MORE AT THE GATE.

All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance; however, all acts and times are subject to change without prior notice. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED. No refunds for any Artist Cancellation or Replacement. Lost tickets WILL NOT be replaced. RAIN OR SHINE.

Your privacy is important to us. Any information provided to merchants on our website will not be released to anyone and will be kept private and confidential. We will never sell or share your information with any 3rd Parties without your consent.

Sponsor Hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Address

1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Click here to reserve your room
Grand Hyatt

Additional rooms are available for the festival at:

INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS

Directions to Embarcadero Marina Park North

Address: 400 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 (located adjacent to Seaport Village)

From Los Angeles: Take 405 Fwy South to 5 Fwy South.

From Riverside/San Bernardino: Take 91 Fwy East to 5 Fwy South

Take Exit 17 towards Front Street/Civic Center. Stay on Front Street to Harbor Blvd. Turn right onto Harbor Blvd. Go to Kettner Blvd. and turn left onto Embarcadero Marina Park North.

Parking – Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

Parking hours are from 6:00am – 12:00am.

Cost will be $15.00 per vehicle.

There are no in-or-out privileges. No overnight parking allowed.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Any information provided to merchants on our website will not be released to anyone and will be kept private and confidential. We will never sell or share your information with any 3rd Parties without your consent.

FESTIVAL POLICY

All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance; however acts and times are subject to change without notice.

The following items will be permitted for entry into the Festival:

  • Picnic Baskets/small personal coolers (up to 10 quarts)
  • Plastic Utensils and Plastic Food Containers only
  • Factory-Sealed Plastic Beverage Containers
  • A Sand Chair for Lawn Seating (low-back preferred)

To assure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for all, please note that the following items will NOT be permitted into the Festival – STRICTLY ENFORCED:

  • NO Umbrellas or High-back Chairs
  • NO Wagons
  • NO Alcoholic Beverages
  • NO Thermoses
  • NO Open Containers
  • NO camera equipment with professional large, zoom, or detachable lenses
  • NO Video Equipment
  • NO Footstools or Footrests
  • NO Portable Grills
  • NO Tables or “Blow Up” Furniture of any kind
  • NO Glass or Metal Containers
  • NO Aluminum Cans
  • NO Metal Utensils or Miscellaneous Metal or Sharp Objects
  • NO Coolers over 10 Quarts
  • NO PETS (except approved service animals with proper paperwork. You must sign a waiver at the Festival entrance)
  • NO Unauthorized Vendors
  • NO In/Out privileges

Please note: ALL personal belongings WILL BE SEARCHED at the entrance, so please adhere to all rules to avoid a delay to others during the entry process.

Vendors from all over the region will display their food & wares. Beer, Wine, and Alcoholic beverages will be on sale at the festival site.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK INCIDENTAL TO THE EVENT AND YOU AGREE THAT THE PORT OF SAN DIEGO, THE MANAGEMENT, ITS AGENTS, AND THE PERFORMERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES RESULTING FROM SUCH CAUSES. NO TRANSMISSION OR AIDING IN TRANSMITTING ANY DESCRIPTION, ACCOUNT, PICTURE, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT, GAME, PERFORMANCE, OR EXHIBITION IS ALLOWED. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE REASONABLE SEARCH FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DRUGS, OR WEAPONS. YOU FURTHER CONSENT TO THE USE OF YOUR IMAGE OR LIKENESS INCIDENTAL TO ANY DISPLAY, TRANSMISSION, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT. MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION OR EJECT ANY PERSON WHOSE CONDUCT IS DEEMED BY MANAGEMENT TO BE DISORDERLY OR WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN.

All acts advertised have confirmed their appearance; however, all acts and times are subject to change without prior notice. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED. No refunds for any Artist Cancellation or Replacement. Lost tickets WILL NOT be replaced. RAIN OR SHINE.

LOST TICKETS WILL NOT BE REPLACED. TREAT AS CASH.

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Contact Us

Rainbow Promotions, LLC
3505 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 2G
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: 562.424.0013
Fax: 562.424.0443
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