Long Beach Jazz Festival 2016

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2016

August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
Long Beach
Long Beach


Long Beach Jazz Festival is a three-day event featuring performances by celebrated artists and a diversity of musical genres (straight ahead, smooth, fusion, bebop, Latin, R&B, blues, etc.)

Festival goers enjoy an array of food vendors, beverages, arts & crafts exhibits and various retailers.

Located at the beautiful Rainbow Lagoon Park, the festival has become a destination for nearly 30,000 music lovers each year from across the nation and Europe as well.

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Steve Cole
American musician
bornAugust 17, 1966
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Euge Groove
American musician
bornNovember 27, 1962
Hagerstown, Maryland
The Rippingtons
Braun-Whalum-Brown, better known as BWB, is a jazz band that is named after its three members: guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and trumpeter Rick Braun.

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David S. "Dave" Koz (born March 27, 1963) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.


Steve Cole (born August 17, 1966) is an American tenor saxophonist who has released five albums starting in the late 1990s throughout the 2000s. Most of his albums have been well-received, earning him several awards. He is also a professor/adviser of music business at the University of St. Thomas.[1]

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Top Albums by Performers - Day 12

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Top Songs by Performers - Day 24

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Top Albums by Performers - Day 37

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Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles20


Spotify - Featured Tracks7


News Articles7

Outside Lands 2016 By The Minute
Orange County Weekly  –  August 9, 2016
It's also cold as balls up here compared to Long Beach ... getting a glimpse of the jazz wizard Kamasi Washington, who actually goes sells and signs copies of his epic, The Epic after the set. (DK) 12:25 Walking up to the festival as Kamasi Washington ...
Dave Koz Talks About Performing At The Long Beach Jazz Festival
cbslocal.com  –  August 9, 2016
Dave stopped by our studios, where he used to host the morning show, to tell us all about how nervous he is to be touring with Sanborn and how excited he is to be performing this Sunday at the Long Beach Jazz Festival. See Dave Koz and David Sanborn and a ...
Upcoming Events: August 8-14, 2016
onepunkarmy.wordpress.com  –  August 8, 2016
Soak in the sun with classy R&B and jazz music this weekend in Long Beach. Discover the best in local music under ... which include some eating competitions, the free family festival, and a car show. Put your physical fitness to the ultimate test this ...
Annual Festival Features Jazz Greats Performing on the Banks of the Hudson River
Patch  –  August 13, 2016
The festival takes places on two stages at Waryas ... go here. Photo credit: Jazz in the Valley website. Get free real-time news alerts from the Long Beach Patch.
Long Beach Jazzes Up For Festival
Gazette  –  August 11, 2016
Jazzing up Long Beach for the 29th time this weekend is the annual Long Beach Jazz Festival this weekend at Rainbow Lagoon Park. All types of jazz will be featured, including R&B, soul, funk, gospel and blues, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday ...
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CBS Local Media-Los Angeles  –  August 11, 2016
Celebrating its 29th year, the Long Beach Jazz Festival is the perfect marriage of music and ambiance as artists ranging from traditional Jazz to R&B serenade the crowd for three days along the lagoon. Rainbow Harbor always boasts a breeze that and for ...
How Dave Koz went from “blundering fool” to side by side with David Sanborn
Long Beach Press-Telegram  –  August 10, 2016
Tickets: $55-$200. Information: www.long beachjazzfestival.com. When the long-running Long Beach Jazz Festival returns to Rainbow Lagoon, it will not only feature a range of music including contemporary jazz, funk, gospel, soul and R&B inspired sounds ...

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Official Festival Poster1

Featured Locations3