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37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival

July 20 & 21, 2019

37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival

July 20-21, 2019

We've got another world-class weekend lineup for the 37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival to be held at Rendezvous Event Center July 20-21, 2019. This year’s lineup is packed with GRAMMY® nominated artists throughout the entire weekend.   

Saturday Lineup includes:
BOYS II MEN   |   KIRK WHALUM   |   KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL   |   
THE SAX PACK: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters   |   TONY EXUM, JR 

Sunday Lineup includes:
DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS SUMMER HORNS   |   LEDISI   |   
ADAM HAWLEY/MARCUS ANDERSON   |   ERIC ROBERSON   |   DARREN RAHN 

Get your tickets today, this show will sell out!


SATURDAY JULY 20, 2019

BOYZ II MEN

Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. The band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 25-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well and a Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which has been ongoing since 2013.  READ MORE HERE


KIRK WHALUM

Soulful, passionate, stirring...these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene––especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album.  Continue Reading →



KINDRED, THE FAMILY SOUL

Kindred The Family Soul are somewhat of an anomaly in a business that seems to foster fly-by-night trends, single-minded artists, one hit wonders and where narcissism is a way of being.  The down to earth, spiritual, young married duo and parents of six, who are not afraid to flaunt their love and commitment for one another, has managed to steadily build a devoted following with their unique mix of soulful R&B and hip hop minded grooves, conscious lyrics and refreshingly honest songwriting.  The hit-making duo has played a vital role in the soul music renaissance over the past decade.  Continue Reading →


THE SAX PACK: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Kim Waters

Jeff Kashiwa established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career.  Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. Continue Reading →

Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has travelled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on his new release, “Pulse”.  The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for infectious melodies, a wall of horns, and soulful grooves. Continue Reading →

Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again and has made him one of the biggest selling saxophonist to date. JazzTimes Magazine has declared, "Waters is simply one of the planet's best saxophonist,  Instantly recognizable for his keen melodic sensibilities and soulful approach to his saxophone, The Washington Post has likened Waters to "A romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll."  Continue Reading →


TONY EXUM, JR

This National Recording Artist’s saxophone style brings to mind the sultriness of Grover Washington, Jr., the soulfulness of David Sanborn, the silky smoothness of George Howard, and the tender passion of Ronnie Laws. Thomas “Tony” Exum, Jr. was born in Colorado Springs, CO. He spent much of his childhood travelling from Germany, to Mississippi, to New Orleans, and back, due to his military upbringing.

As a child, as early as age 3, Tony’s interest in “grown up” music was extensive. For Christmas, at the age of 6, Tony received Parliament-Funkadelic albums, but by then, he was already a huge fan of Slave, the Jacksons, S.O.S. Band, RUN DMC, LL COOL J, and of course, New Edition. Continue Reading →



SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019

DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS SUMMER HORNS TOUR
featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, Aubrey Logan

In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur.

Now, Dave Koz has released one of the most exciting recordings of his long career. Five years after recording their initial tribute to the great horn sections of soul, jazz and pop, Dave Koz and Friends’ Summer Horns II From A To Z reprises the all-star, crowd-pleasing format of that smash hit outing. The album features Koz on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes—along with alto saxophonist Gerald Albright, tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot, Rick Braun (trumpet) and Aubrey Logan (trombone and vocals), plus guest vocalists Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Sheléa—putting their own spin on classics by Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire and more. Plus a guest spot from Gloria Estefan on an inspired recreation of her classic “Conga.”.  READ MORE


LEDISI

The New Orleans-born, Oakland raised R&B and Soul songstress has been making that contribution since the 2000 release of her debut, Soulsinger.  Along the way, she garnered an impressive nine GRAMMY® Award nominations and sold over 3 million records worldwide. Most recently, 2014’s The Truth earned widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Boston Globe, YouKnowIGotSoul, Essence, VH1, and many more. The record yielded a string of anthems, including “I Blame You” and “Lose Control”—both of which surpassed 3 million Spotify streams each. In between the fan favorite “Truth” tour, she hit the big screen with a pivotal role in the powerful Academy® Award-nominated film Selma. During 2015, she turned her attention to working on what would become album number nine with longtime producer and collaborator Rex Rideout. Read More.


ADAM HAWLEY & MARCUS ANDERSON

Before embarking on a solo career, Adam Hawley was also known as a prolific guitarist to the stars, appearing with a who’s who list of artists in a wide variety of genres. Credits include Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and Friends Cruise, and American Idol to name just a few.

In 2015 he was tapped to join Maurice White’s new label Kalimba Music.  His debut record “Just The Beginning” garnered numerous accolades and spawned three #1 hit songs, unprecedented for a new artist.  The first single "35th St. ft Eric Darius" had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016.  He went on to be named Debut Artist of the Year from both Smooth Jazz News and Jazz Trax.  His second record “Double Vision” will be released March 23 and its first single is already off to a hot start.  The new project features performances from Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber, Marcus Anderson, Julian Vaughan, & Darren Rahn. Read More.


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”. Read More.


ERIC ROBERSON

GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio.  Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, as well as headlining sold-out tours across the country. Read More.


DARREN RAHN

With over 25 #1 radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations over the past 11 years as an artist, producer and mixing engineer, Darren Rahn has become urban jazz’s premiere sonic architect, the “go-to” guy for established genre greats and up and comers looking for their next sure-fire hit. Yet in signing with Woodward Avenue Records and recording his fifth album, the British Columbia born, Denver based saxophonist – who launched his solo career with Soulful in 2004 - is after something more meaningful than a few more instantly infectious smashes. The multi-talented performer’s desire to launch his second decade as an innovative powerhouse by creating music in his truest voice, straight from the heart, is perfectly in line with the label’s unique mission: to let artists make music authentic to themselves, beyond the trappings of formulas and strictly commercial considerations. Read More.


Purchase tickets by phone: 866.461.6556
Customer Service: 303.405.6066 (Option 2)

Gates open at 10 AM, shows start at 11 AM (Express Lane opens at 9:30 AM this is a ticket add-on)

Located at Rendezvous Event Center at Hideaway Park

78821 US-40
Winter Park, CO 80482


Event Rules and Regulations

All times and artists are subject to change. RAIN OR SHINE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS. If an event is cancelled or rescheduled, or the venue is closed, you will be updated via email as soon as information is available, we will send an email to the address you provided in the ordering process (you must use a valid email address with your order).

*Please note that Rendezvous Event Center is a smoke, vape and pet free venue during this event.

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