Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Lobster Pot

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The Lobster Pot has been a Tampa Bay tradition for over 35 years. There’s a reason why this special place has stayed on the map and is home to the romantic at heart. The Lobster Pot in Redington has won the award “Best Lobster in Tampa Bay” for 20 years and now the Lobster Pot Bistro is following in its footsteps!

This restaurant offers Live Music Wednesday through Sunday.

Smooth Jazz fans will like the music of Allon Sams, who plays there Thursday, November 07, 2013 (8:00 pm), Repeat every Thursday until November 25, 2013!

Another great artist is Peggy Morris, who plays sax, flute, clarinet and is a vocalist with a jazz vibe and a “Dulfer” like sound.

The Lobster Pot Bistro, 731 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – JAZZIZ Nightlife

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JAZZIZ Nightlife features fine indoor and outdoor dining, elegant lounging, daily live music on state-of-the-art sound stages, as well as outdoor music festivals featuring national recording artists.

Our story begins in 1983, when Michael Fagien, then a medical student at the University of Florida’s Medical School, founded JAZZIZ magazine. Fagien, who was financially assisted by Gatorade inventor Dr. Robert Cade, had long enjoyed listening to and writing about music. He also loved making mix tapes for friends. He’d bring all those interests to the fore with JAZZIZ, which became the first magazine to include a CD—essentially a mix tape for a far wider circle of friends—with every issue. That innovation would soon be adopted by a numerous computer, gaming and music magazines.

Throughout the remainder of the ’80s and into the early ’90s, the JAZZIZ team refined the magazine’s design and editorial approach, forging fruitful relationships with major players both inside and outside the music business. The magazine reached new audiences by sponsoring music festivals and other events, and through partnerships with various non-jazz enterprises. As a result, JAZZIZ grew into the world’s largest-circulation jazz magazine.

Through the years, Fagien has consulted for and embarked on successful ventures with top entertainment companies, from Universal to Time Warner. In 1995, he partnered with renowned jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour, label operator Mark Wexler and PolyGram Records to found the i.e. music. That record label, which produced A Twist of Jobim and other popular and critically lauded albums, was eventually sold to Universal. Among other achievements, in tandem with American Express Publishing and Food & Wine magazine, Fagien went on to launch Great Taste, a line of cookbooks bundled with music CDs.

In the late ’90s, not long before relocating from Gainesville to Boca Raton, Florida, Fagien began working with famed New Orleans restaurateur Dickie Brennan on an idea that would leverage Fagien’s expertise in media and music with Brennan’s expansive knowledge of the food industry. Basically the idea was to launch a JAZZIZ-themed restaurant and live music venue in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Hearing about this concept, entertainment developer Michael Cordish contacted Fagien about transporting his idea to Seminole Paradise, Cordish’s entertainment complex in Hollywood, Florida. JAZZIZ Bistro—subsequently hailed as the “Best Place for Live Music in South Florida” by Boca Raton Magazine—soon opened for business. Eventually Cordish sold Seminole Paradise, a move that led JAZZIZ Bistro and several other tenants to vacate the property.

Since moving to South Florida, Fagien had kept a close eye on Mizner Park. He befriended Charlie Siemon—a staunch supporter of the Boca Raton arts scene—and the two began talking building a jazz club at Mizner. The ideal location became available in 2011. At that point, Fagien, along with his wife Zakiya and twin brother Steven, began assembling a dream team which included a seasoned general manager, talented chefs and restaurant personnel, a venerated booking agent, top-shelf sound engineers, and a plethora of additional skilled and trusted business associates (details of each below). The collective expertise of everyone involved led to the creation of the first JAZZIZ Nightlife.

Jazziz Nightlife, Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Rev’s Revelations

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Exciting place to be. Rev’s Night Club offers an adult crowd a variety of sounds, entertainment and activities. In the colder months, there’s House Music, Karoake, R&B and Soul. In the spring and summer enjoy all the same along with a Beer Garden. It has a full bar and food. Yes food!! Parking is Always free and the staff is always pleasant. Starting in March 2011 every Monday starts South Suburban Monday Night Business Soiree. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to grow your business. 2011 line up is completely different, exciting and funfilled. Stop in and get to know the everyone.

For smooth jazz we recommend the Thursdays with guitarist Maximiliano Valldeneu and his band.

Rev’s Revelations Nightclub, 18221 S. Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60430

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dégagé Jazz Café

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Listed on the National Historic Register and located in one of Northwest Ohio’s oldest commercial establishments on the first floor, the Dégagé Jazz Café features an intimate club setting and an outdoor patio. Select from our newly updated martini menu and a delicious menu of signature plates while you relax and enjoy great live jazz!

Extended seating outside the main café, including our River Room, Wine Room, & Levi Room are also available with large screen viewing of the evening’s live jazz entertainment. The only place in Maumee for great live Jazz music, five nights a week now also offers a fine dining experience with an all new menu! Come capture the ambiance of Dégagé, which in French translates to “free, easy and relaxed!”

Smooth Jazz Fans will attend Alexander Zonjic’s concert in this venue on March 22 and 23, 2013.

Dégagé Jazz Café, 301 River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Bottom Line Bar and Grill

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The Bottom Line Bar and Grill, formerly Hang Tyme Lounge, is all about enjoying yourself and letting loose. The bar featues special nights during the week to get customers excited, like all-day buffalo wing and beer specials during football season. Or if you feel like practicing for the next American Idol then Thursday is the night for you, as DJ Dave gets the bar singing with karaoke. Then on Friday it’s House Party night, where the music is loud, the lights are crazy and house music is in effect. But the real bottom line for this cozy bar and grille is the famous fried pork chops. You can’t leave without trying them.

Hope you’ll come and see The J.A.M. Brothers every Tuesday from 7:30pm-10:30pm at The Bottom Line at 9008 Old Branch Avenue in Clinton, MD! With Jaared is the “A.M.” of the brothers, Attila Molnar on Keyboards/Vocals!

Hosted by the man himself, Mr. “In Da House”, Alton Rouse!

The Bottom Line Bar and Grill * 9008 Old Branch Avenue * Clinton, Maryland 20735 * (301) 868-3308

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Glow

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Glow is located on the property of the Marriott Marina Del Rey. Glow is a light, revealing energy, and soothing shade that enhances everything within reach. A fusion of senses that whisper an invitation to linger…

They have a dress code and it is enforced. Please dress for the occasion as they are an upscale venue. They offer a full menu for dinner or a light snack which also includes wine, cocktails, bottle service and private cabana seating. If you care to stay at the Hotel and make a Reservation be sure to ask for the ‘Glow’ package.

Gail Jhonson will present her show on February 9th @ 12:00pm.

4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Phaze 10 Restaurant and Entertainment Venue

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Located in Mt Vernon at 885 N. Howard Street, PHAZE 10 has been meticulously developed as an emporium for delicious dining, fun take-out meals, some of the best drinks in town, and a hotspot for outstanding music, spoken word and local art.

Phaze 10 RL&E is an upscale restaurant, lounge and entertainment venue featuring a blend of American and Southern food, outstanding drinks, live jazz and entertainment. We are open Wed-Thurs, 4pm-12am and Fri-Sat, 4pm-2am.

Come enjoy southern style BBQ, live jazz and entertainment for mature audiences including, R&B, neo soul, spoken word, comedy, and open mic. This is the place for musicians, vocalists, poets, comedians, artists and enthusiasts to help contribute to Baltimore’s resurgence to being a birthplace and launch-pad for outstanding performing artists. Regular shows showcasing local and national talent makes PHAZE 10 a reason for people to visit time and time again. “Come taste and experience PHAZE 10.”

Phaze10.com , 885 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – H.O.M.E.

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What happens when the best of live music and exquisite cuisine are offered in one setting? We call it H.O.M.E.
A premiere live jazz supper club located in the heart of Beverly Hills California. Modern decor and intimate
lighting compliment our venue’s chic ambiance. Enjoy a cozy evening of live performances by legendary and emerging artists, while relishing in delectable contemporary American cuisine.

Come feed your musical and culinary appetite at H.O.M.E.

On Saturday January 26, 2013  Kevin Toney will present Kevin Toney 3.

H.O.M.E., 430 N. Camden, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Raviolis Italian Bistro

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Excellent food, service, and jazz music. They take great pride in serving the finest foods, freshly prepared with the highest quality ingredients, and complimented with our diverse wine selection.

What a gem! If you are in the Lake Elsinore area and looking for good Italian food then stop by for sure. The restaurant is very cute with a full bar. It has great service and amazing food.

Attend live entertainment at New Year’s Eve with Jason Weber.

Raviolis! Italian Bistro, 123 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, California 92530

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Cinnamon Club in Manchester

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Situated in leafy South Manchester/Cheshire, The Cinnamon Club is the premier live entertainment venue for music, private parties and corporate entertainment. The Cinnamon Club boasts a vast, well equipped kitchen and superb chefs, and we have the ability to cater for over three hundred people as well as smaller functions.

The Club caters for a mixture of events, ranging from formal black tie dinner dances through to cabaret style food served at the table during a performance, which may be more suitable for live comedy and soul nights.

The Cinnamon Club brings you the best in Jazz greats . In the comfortable cabaret-style Edwardian hall, relax at your table and enjoy the sounds of great artists appearing for you. The Cinnamon Club is an intimate venue, with only 200 people fitting in to the main hall, underneath the beautiful arch ceiling.  A superb PA system provides the most discerning listener with the ability to pick out every single instrument. Members can meet the musicians at the interval and after the gig in the restaurant bar.

This club has a heart for smooth jazz and invited artists like Euge Groove.

The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire,WA14 2TQ

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dish on Hayne

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Fine dining and a posh upstairs piano lounge raises the bar on entertainment in New Orleans. Located at 9734 Hayne Blvd, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, Dish presents an uptown menu of culinary masterpieces by renown Chef Jason Senter.

Combined with a chic ambiance and phenomenal southern hospitality, Dish on Hayne offers an exceptional dining experience. Whether it’s private intimate, dining or hobnobbing with New Orleans’ movers and shakers at ‘The Great Bar’, Dish on Hayne will meet and exceed your expectations.

Lounging on the ‘Upper Deck’ while taking in a spectacular view of Lake Pontchartrain offers a fresh and relaxing setting for cocktails and visiting with friends. Hang around long enough and the entire floor transforms into a state-of-the art light and music extravaganza. Depending upon the day of the week, you may be entertained by a live ‘jazzy piano’, renown DJ’s or full out live performances by some of New Orleans’ best local talent. Give us a call and let us help build Dish on Hayne into your schedule. You deserve it!

Hey cheré! If you’re looking for a great way to pass a good time for you and the family after service on Sundays, Dish on Hayne, with the Terrence West Venture is a great way to do it. So sit back, enjoy the sultry, soulful sounds of his sax while brunching with Terrence West from 11:00AM-2:30PM.

DISH on Hayne, 9734 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70128

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Ranch & Reata Roadhouse

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Located in the historic Santa Ynez Valley – the heart of California’s vaquero culture – Ranch & Reata Roadhouse offers a welcome western respite for the traveler and local alike. Situated across from the charming Santa Ynez Post Office, the Roadhouse is a symbol of the horse and cow culture of the central coast and the entire Pacific Slope region. From offering sumptuous, “contemporary cowboy cuisine” created by the Roadhouse’s own Chef Brian, to a signature drink from the gorgeous hand-crafted bar; the Ranch & Reata Roadhouse gives every visitor a taste of the real West and more importantly, a unique window into the culture of the cowboy and his world.

In addition, our wine director, Billy Dim, has crafted one of the finest wine lists available from Los Angeles to San Francisco featuring superb local wines and the only genre “wine-on-tap” selection in the region. But there’s more!

Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is one of those wonderfully unique performance venues where one can dine and then have an intimate evening with some of the West’s new finest singer/songwriters as well as legendary performers ranging from Tom Russell, to Don Edwards, to Asleep At The Wheel – all from the Roadhouse’s state of the art performance stage. Many of the shows are streamed live, as pay-per-view experiences direct from the on-sight home of Range Radio. This is internet radio at its finest where Range Radio’s founder Bruce Pollock, broadcasts live to-the-world every Saturday morning.

The Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is more than just a restaurant and more than a performance venue; it’s the place where the West meets today and greets every visitor with fine food, drink and entertainment in close-to-everywhere Santa Ynez, California. Call 805.691.9663 for reservations. Ranch & Reata Roadhouse is open Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm and Friday & Saturday, 11am – midnight. Call today, your table is ready.

Chris Standring has some Christmas shows coming up. If you remember, last year he released an all original album with Kathrin Shorr called “Send Me Some Snow“. This year, they are putting the show back together again for 3 shows in the US and he hopes you can make one of them. December 19th: Ranch & Reata Roadhouse.

RANCH & REATA ROADHOUSE -3569 Sagunto St · Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 691-9663

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Ocean Prime

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Ocean Prime is the culmination of a creative exercise they started in 2006 to define the best in culinary, beverage, service and atmosphere. Their team wanted to pair a great steakhouse with a great seafood restaurant. They imagined a place where the guests are greeted by name and partner with them in adventures of great food, wine and libation. In August 2006 they opened Mitchell’s Ocean Club in their hometown, Columbus, Ohio.

As they expanded the Modern American supper club concept outside Ohio, they renamed it Ocean Prime, with “Prime” reflecting their commitment to serving the highest quality steak, seafood, handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines. They have opened nine locations to much success, and they look forward to opening their tenth location, Philadelphia, in Spring 2013.

Ocean Prime was not developed overnight. The executive chef teams traveled, tasted and compared notes to refine a menu that would ignite curiosity and surpass expectations. The operations teams sourced the finest and the freshest ingredients to elevate every plate that leaves our kitchen. They curated a Wine Spectator-honored wine list for perfect pairings. And they poured energy with a fresh twist into the creation of their signature cocktails, expertly prepared by  well-trained bar chefs.

Ocean Prime Tampa featuring Allon Sams is recommended by Smooth Jazz fans.

Ocean Prime Tampa, 2205 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33629

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Montrose Room

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At the heart of the stylish InterContinental Chicago O’Hare is an intimate live music venue that’s been touted by the press and fans alike as one of the best in Chicagoland. The ‘Up Close at Montrose Room’ showcase is where music lovers unite every weekend to enjoy everything from Grammy winners to cutting-edge local bands. Boasting a state-of-the-art acoustic design and ringside cabaret seating, the Montrose Room delivers an authentic Chicago club experience unlike anything else in the burbs.

With the support of Smooth Chicago smooth jazz fans can attend finest Smooth Jazz events there.

Montrose Room, InterContinental O’Hare, 5300 N River Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (Chicago)

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Jazzy’s Tacoma Cafe

Since opening in early December 2011, Jazzy’s Café has become a welcome addition to Tacoma’s coffeehouse community, offering products not often found in your typical shop, from beer and wine to gourmet sandwiches. Sumner-based Dillanos Coffee Roasters provides the beans for a full menu of espresso beverages, and Jazzy’s also offers a variety of blended frappes, smoothies and energy drinks. Mike’s East Coast Sandwiches and salads are delivered fresh daily, along with bagels, soups, pastries and a variety of desserts.

On Friday, December 07, 2012 – 7:00 pm Michael Powers will perform at the Pay It Forward social.

Jazzy’s Café is located at 3701 S. Lawrence St. The shop is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to reserve a meeting space, call (253) 592-6169.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Catalina Bar and Grill

Catalina Bar & Grill has certainly lived up to its slogan “Nothing But The Best In Jazz” by presenting a veritable Who’s Who of jazz legends such as Dizzie Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter,Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott and many more.

This supper club, with its Old World charm provides a warm and inviting environment for its guest, while enjoying a superb meal and great live jazz.

Catalina Bar and Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Ca 90028

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Bottom Line Bar & Grill

 

The Bottom Line Bar and Grill, formerly Hang Tyme Lounge, is all about enjoying yourself and letting loose. The bar featues special nights during the week to get customers excited, like all-day buffalo wing and beer specials during football season. Or if you feel like practicing for the next American Idol then Thursday is the night for you, as DJ Dave gets the bar singing with karaoke. Then on Friday it’s House Party night, where the music is loud, the lights are crazy and house music is in effect. But the real bottom line for this cozy bar and grille is the famous fried pork chops. You can’t leave without trying them.

For smooth jazz fans they present Jazzy Tuesdays, featuring Jaared and the JAT Band
Light Buffet w/ All Night Long Happy Hour
Happy Hour – ALL NIGHT LONG!
Hours: 4:00PM ~ CLOSE

Jaared’s sound is unmistakable and undeniable. A virtuoso musician and an incredibly exciting performer, his heartfelt instrumentation and vocals show a depth and musical understanding that go straight to the heart.

Bottom Line Bar & Grill, 9008 Old Branch Ave, Clinton, Maryland 20735

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dinner Music By Saxophonist Mark Maxwell

The right dinner music is a must for fine dining, cocktails, elegant gatherings. It should create a relaxed and warm ambiance -the perfect mood for you and your guests. Often, you’ll want something that’s mellow but not too mellow, romantic without being too dramatic, something sophisticated and supportive to good conversation.

Maxwell’s dining music is that “just right” combination of relaxation and sophistictication, jazz and smooth jazz music, mellow instrumental versions of songs you’ll know, mixed with our smooth and relaxed originals.

Max Maxwell’s thoughts about Dining Music and his musical offers are to find at his website.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Harbor House Detroit

Certainly a must stop in downtown Detroit. Great food & great historic atmosphere. If you want a lot of steamed snow crab for a reasonable price, this is your place. They also have some interesting brews to offer, but the crab is the thing.  The ribs, fish/chips and mac & cheese are some of the best in town! The owner obviously seeks to use only the best ingredients for his food.

But the best is smooth jazz, all you can hear. Alexander Zonjic And Friends are doing the D every Tuesday!

440 Clinton Street Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 967-9900

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Prime Smokehouse

The Prime Smokehouse is the brainchild of three partners, whose lives have been connected for many years. Ed Wiley III, his wife Yalem Kiros and Harold Worrell, Jr., a lifelong friend, believed that if they opened a restaurant in the small town of Garner, N.C., and made sure that the food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere warm and cosmopolitan and the service stellar that the possibilities would be limitless.

So they leased a 3,000-square-foot property amid beautiful homes and neighbors starving for a slice of city life …without all the city-life hassles. The location had been a dank bar — “Sidelines” — where folks could gather for a drink or to watch sports. But the fact that the bar was choked with smoke and had become as notorious for its occasional brawls as it was for its reportedly decent pub food made it a place that many locals ruled out as a “family” destination.

With those concerns in mind, Ed, Yalem and Harry created a spot designed to unite across cultures and generations. They incorporated their love for jazz music and Southern cuisine — particularly authentic Texas-style barbecue — and eliminated all smoking, except the hickory slow-smoking going on in the kitchen. In fact, the non-smoking environment has appeared to be a major draw for families.

Don’t miss Ben Tankard, the prolific, chart-topping smooth-jazz pianist who has been dubbed the “Godfather of Gospel Jazz,” heads to Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 2-3 for a long-awaited concert at The Prime Smokehouse.

The Prime Smokehouse, 2800 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Nissi’s

Nissi’s is an award-winning restaurant and music venue located in Lafayette, Colorado. Great entertainment, really outstanding gourmet food at reasonable prices, and a wonderful, warm cozy environment. Excellent, friendly service, and the best sound man in the business.

Friends of smooth jazz will like Nelson Rangell’s Holiday Show on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 80026 (Boulder)

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Studio Z Café and Listening Room

Studio Z Café and Listening Room is  the former Café Classics. A great place with amazing food to unwind and socialize in Monroe. This place will be blessed by Alexander Zonjic and friends every Friday and Saturday with two shows. So smooth jazz fans in the Motor Town area visit this fine café.

Studio Z, Cafe And Listening Room, 29 South Monroe Street, Monroe, MI

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Vitello’s Jazz And Supper Club

Upstairs at Vitello’s is a custom-built listening room over Vitello’s Italian Restaurant in Studio City; it is called the “Upstairs Room”. Williams describes it as “like a Vegas lounge, with great sound, lights and stage and there is not a bad seat in the house.” Local musicians say this room is reminiscent of the clubs of Dante’s and Shelly’s Manhole. These were great clubs of the sixties and seventies.

Vitello’s is not just a restaurant; it is a philosophy of life…an obsession for quality that is translated through every prepared Italian dish. Vitello’s brings cuisine simplicity to life by teaching guests to appreciate the natural ingredients and explosive flavors carefully selected by our expert culinary team.

When you’re in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out Vitello’s Restaurant. The restaurant is located in one of the area’s most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Vitello’s Restaurant features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group.

Vitello’s Restaurant has established itself as one of the area’s favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Our suggestion for smooth jazz fans is Rick Braun’s CD Release Party of his new album on Thu, 11/08/12 8:00 PM PST.

Vitello’s Jazz & Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Churchill’s on Elm

Someone once said something of membership and privileges. A Churchill’s membership is easy to obtain and its privileges are plentiful! Immediately upon entering one will realize you’re part of something special. Step inside and step back in time with lavish leather seating, the rich feel of a granite & copper bar, an array of relaxing cigars in the humidor and uplifting live music each night. Join your friends at Churchill’s, indulge your senses and celebrate the good life victoriously.

Whole food approach to great American food. No walk in cooler or freezer. Fresh ingredients delivered daily. Chances are you have heard of the Contemporary Smooth Jazz group Freeport as they are regulars at festivals, top venues and notable events. The four piece Smooth Jazz group consists of Steve Thornton on saxes, flute, Jo Daniels on keys, Tony Testa on drums, and Scott Marvill on basses and guitar.  Freeport provides a very soulful, appropriate, inquisitive, and smooth approach to performing. They offer a combination of Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, and Jazz Standards.

Listen to Freeport at Churchhill’s on Elm on Thursday, October 25, 2012 – 9:00 pm.

Churchhill’s on Elm, 213 South Elm St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Jazz Underground Supper Club

The Jazz Underground Supper Club is Birmingham’s home for live jazz, cooked to order food and the most fun you have had in a long time. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s original entertainment district, 5 Points South, Jazz Underground is your live music entertainment destination.

The magic of Jazz Underground is certainly in the music! Catch their legendary house musicians five nights a week and make sure you check back often for special events and concerts. National Recording Artist & Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Dee Lucas brings his ‘Rebirth of the Smooth’ show to Birmingham at The Jazz Underground Supper Club!

The saxman will perform several tunes from his ‘Rebirth of the Smooth’ compilation CD which reflects the accomplishment of Dee’s previous CDs: ‘Remembrance’ (A Tribute to George Howard)/2004, ‘Something to Ride 2’ (Smoothjazz.com Top 10)/2007, & ‘Standing Room Only’ (Billboard’s Top 30)/2010.

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 7:30 pm!

Jazz Underground, 2012 Magnolia Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35205

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Billy Baroo’s Bar & Grill

Billy Baroo’s Bar & Grill is a hidden gem that’s located within another hidden gem – Fosters golf course. This is by far one of the best “19th holes” in Seattle, mainly due to their excellent selection of beers that rotate frequently – currently Racer 5 IPA is on tap, which is my favorite. If you like good beer that’s not overpriced, this is a great place to go. They also have a very large smoker which they use for a lot of their meats, so the burgers here are much better than most restaurants since they smoke them.

Sundays are when the men’s golf league takes place, so you’ll encounter many happy fella’s at the bar starting at 11am who’ve just played 18 rounds of golf (Billy’s opens at 11am). But even if you’re not a golfer, you can enjoy the food, drinks, and big screen TV’s that Billy’s has to offer. If you are a golfer, order their burger at the turn and save yourself $5 on the best burger around!

This is also the place to go for smooth jazz fans. Michael Powers will play there on Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 8:00 pm.

Billy Baroo’s Bar & Grill, Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, Washington 98168 (Seattle)

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Mazz Bar & Grill

Their mission is to redefine the guest experience by providing the highest quality of customer service. They strive to build long lasting relationships that inspire growth and development for their guests, employees, and their families while advancing the company in a way that is fun and profitable.

They are more passionate about guest focus and team training than anything else. They are driven by a simple truth; relationships mean everything. At Mazz they are committed to these relationships by providing attention to detail and exceeding guest expectations.

At Mazz Bar & Grill their commitment to the guests and their families does not end outside the restaurant doors. At Mazz, they thrive on building long lasting, meaningful relationships that show just how vested they are in the welfare of guests and community in Riverside and at large.

This fine place hosts smooth jazz with artists like Lakin, U-Nam and Jason Weber.

Mazz Bar & Grill, 3555 Riverside Plaza Dr, Ste 100, Riverside, California

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Nighttown

The closest thing Cleveland has to an Algonquin Round Table is Nighttown, a New York-style supper club that attracts a most deliciously diverse clientele. Named by Down Beat magazine as one of the world’s “100 Great Jazz Clubs,” Nighttown draws the serious music fans for sure. But there is far more to the joint than hot licks and cool chords. The menu is decidedly old-school but well-executed, with dishes like whole artichokes, roast duck, trout amandine and Dublin Lawyer ruling the roost. The comfortably appointed dining rooms, bar and patio burble with conversation as doctors, professors, writers, artists and students exchange bon mots over bouron and beer. It’s this rare triple identity – as serious restaurant, inspired jazz club, and especially as living room to an intellectual community – that makes people continue to flock to “The Top of the Hill.” (Scene Magazine)

Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce’s Ulysses, Nighttown posseses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen’s Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall.

Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house speciality, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available – in fact, we’re the only club in Ohio on Down Beat’s list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World. Local players, as well as the likes of Ahmad Jamal, Benny Green, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, the Count Basie Orchestra, Eliane Elias, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bob Dorough, Karrin Allyson, Kurt Elling, Bob James and literally hundreds of other “name” artists have all performed to enthusiastic audiences in one of the most intimate venues imaginable.

Smooth Jazz fans will also see their favorite artists.

Nighttown, 12383 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-3153

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Copper Dine And Drink

The setting by day and especially by night is gorgeous, that’s the chief attraction. You really feel you’re not in East Lansing or Okemos. And the food is good, reasonably priced, and portion size is large-ish.  A public restaurant at a private country club. The dining room, while small, has a great decor and the music is fantastic, a nice change from the traditional elevator music one would expect for a place like this.

The service is wonderful! From the bright smiled hostess to the attentive wait staff your party is well cared for. The house salad is fresh, and different. The spiced cashews with the sweet tangy vinaigrette is the perfect combination. All of the dishes have a unique twist to them, the chef certainly adds his own signature to some old time classics! Each dish is neatly presented and appealing to the senses and the flavors leave nothing to be desired! And although usually a health conscious consumer, when the desserts are homemade, there is always room for at least a taste and sharing!

We recommend the smooth jazz days presenting artists like Phil Denny.

Copper, Walnut Hills, 2874 Lake Lansing Rd, E Lansing, Michigan 48823

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Gloria’s Restaurant

Gloria and Jose Fuentes were seventeen years old when they arrived to the United States in 1978. Like many other young Salvadorians, they were filled with hope – longing for a better life than what they were experiencing in a cruel and intense civil war, and civil chaos which lasted many years (decades) in El Salvador. Without knowing each other, Gloria and Jose settled in Houston, Texas and faced the precarious existence and survival difficulties of undocumented immigrants for some time.

Fatefully, love created a miracle when they met and moved to Dallas to work with Gloria’s sister at a Salvadorian restaurant, which her sister owned in Oak Cliff. A year later passed, and Gloria’s sister gave up on the restaurant and Gloria and Jose chose to take over. Despite all the obstacles, and showing amazing resilience and a persistent work ethic, their life was beginning to change for the best. Playing an entrepreneurial role – with no previous knowledge – they registered the assumed Gloria’s name before the Dallas County Clerk on April 15, 1986. A few months later they became legal U.S. residents under the amnesty provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Under Jose and Gloria’s management, the little Salvadorian restaurant became distinguished for their tasty food. It was so full of flavor that an undercover critic of the Dallas Morning News gave them a very positive review. The next day there was a considerable line of Anglo clients waiting under the summer sun of Dallas, for an opportunity to indulge in the new and delicious dishes. Even William “Bill” Clements, Jr., the Governor of Texas at the time, was one of those curious customers.

Gloria’s growth has been a constant since then. Financial organization opened their doors to Gloria’s for the first SBA loan in 1999 and continues to show support to the fourteen restaurants they own today. Coincidentally, this coming April, Gloria’s will move their first small restaurant in Oak Cliff to the historic Fire Station building in the neighborhood, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary of triumphs. As well as, celebrating Gloria’s unique attention to innovate and delight their customers taste and senses.

Texas’ very own smooth jazz band The Brew is performing in this venue.

Gloria’s Restaurant, 3309 Esperanza Xing, Austin, Texas 78758

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Pearl Restaurant

Pearl Restaurant offers Al Fresco dining on their beautiful outdoor terrace, accented by the modern décor and relaxing atmosphere of its inside dining area. Pearl’s menu is a perfect blend of spectacular Asian and Italian influences, boasting authentic seasonal ingredients and the freshest sushi in Rhode Island.

Pearl Restaurant & Lounge’s amazing cuisine and service coupled with its sophisticated surroundings make it the ideal choice for corporate gatherings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and more. Allow us to assist you in making every detail of your special occasion exceptional in every way.

A fine place for smooth jazz. Enjoy sax beneath the stars.

Pearl Restaurant, 393 Charles St, Providence, Rhode Island 02904

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Carlyle Club

 

The Carlyle Club is very modern on the outside. It is located on a circle in a business park in Alexandria, VA. When you step into the Carlyle Club it is though you are transported back into time to the days of the rat pack. They have black circular booths. The service is outstanding. The food is pretty good and the adult drinks are delish.

The stage is conveniently located so that everyone can see the stage. I’ve been to several shows here and they have all been outstanding. No other venue in the Washington, D.C. area can rival The Carlyle Club for your most important social occasions.

The Carlyle Club will provide a spectacular and unforgettable setting with classic sophistication and meticulous attention to detail. Elegant, sophisticated and classy place to be! Carlyle club ostentatiously stand out among other building around it.

The Club invites to Belly of Jazz, an artful evening of Jazz, Wine & Belly-dance sponsored by Belly of Nile.  This event features keyboardist Marcus Johnson. The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle St, Alexandria VA 22314

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Sambuca Jazz Cafe

Live jazz, seven nights a week, in Houston? Look no further than Sambuca. Set in an oasis of dark woods and white linen with the occasional tiger print thrown in, Sambuca features local singers, like the sultry Yvonne Washington and Tianna Hall, and high-energy Houston bands, like the Blue Monks and the Mark Dini Group.

The bar also regularly plays host to international acts such as Acoustic Alchemy and Larry Carlton. Want to dance? Sambuca’s got you covered. In the mood to just sit back and listen? No problem. The monthly music calendar has something for everyone’s taste. Sambuca’s menu is a great complement to the music onstage (don’t miss the miso sea bass).

Located in Houston’s historic Rice Hotel, Sambuca Houston was a pioneer in the downtown area renovation. Area business associates gather daily for business lunches, and each evening guests unwind in the bar and dining room to enjoy the live music seven nights a week. The live music is as diverse as the Eclectic menu, this rockin’ dinner club offers sultry singers, crooners, classic rock, top 40, jazz and Latin rhythms. Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, business luncheon, pharmaceutical seminar or networking happy hour? Whether it is off site, at Sambuca or The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, you can be assured everything will be handled with attention to every detail.

Sambuca Houston – 909 Texas Avenue

 

 

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Spirit of New York

For 15 years, the Smooth Jazz Cruises have been a hit. This summer enjoy New York’s favorite summer jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York! The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York’s most popular attractions.

Entertainment Cruises offers a distinct portfolio of dining and sightseeing cruise experiences on New York Harbor. No other venue in New York can match our fantastic fusion of dining, entertainment, sightseeing and spectacular views of the famous Manhattan skyline.

The Spirit of New York on New York Harbor delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. Cruising year-round from Chelsea Piers, the Spirit of New York offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!

Grand buffets. Breathtaking views of New York from the Hudson River. DJs playing Top 40 hits. And an amazing wait staff singing show-stopping favorites. All included for one price.

To learn more about the  smooth jazz side of the Spirit of New York visit this website.

 

 

 

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Funky Biscuit

Good drinks, Good music, Good times. Drink and shot specials everyday!!!! Live music, DJ’s, national acts, and the best prices in town, that is The Funky Biscuit. This is a Modern American Restaurant in Boca Raton.

The Funky Biscuit brings a new type of casual atmosphere to the surrounding Mizner Park area. Vast in size, the venue has a large stage near the entrance that plays home to live musical acts and local aspiring comedians. Adjacent to the stage is an enormous marble bar with mirrored shelving and a few large flat-screen TVs.

Vintage rock ‘n’ roll photos and artwork decorate the dark walls, making the bar feel like an old New York rock joint. Stocked with a full liquor bar and beer options as well as a few small-plate options, the Funky Biscuit provides the local college scene and 30-somethings with a laid-back option within the Boca Raton nightlife scene.

The Funky Biscuit serves dinner seven nights a week and brings in the most amazing entertainers Wednesday through Sunday Nights. While you’re groovin’ to the hot licks of Crazy Fingers, Eric Lindell, or another wildly talented national act, you can savor Chef Derek Leinonen’s Austin New York Strip, Flatbreads, Quesadilla, Sliders and more

The best: This bar is host for the Royal Palm Place Jazz Series presenting national Smooth Jazz artists like Alexander Zonjic, Jeff Lorber, Will Donato, Jonathan Fritzen and many more.

The Funky Biscuit 303 SE Mizner Blvd Boca Raton FL

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Piacére Ristorante Italiano

Enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of the James DeMartini Duo, with Phil Van Gelden, this Saturday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Piacere Ristorante Italiano, 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

DeMartini is a practicing attorney in Cloverdale who also happens to be the string bass player for the Healdsburg Community Band and the Starlight Swing Band. In addition, he plays his bass with several local jazz bands

Among the Dinner Specials being prepared by Chef Jose Pelayo Saturday night are Duck Breast with Apricot Brandy Sauce, Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Marsalla Sauce, and Seafood Risotto with Creamy Saffaron Sauce.

Owners José and Mary Pelayo have, over the last thirty-some years, perfected their own style of Italian cooking. They have brought their expertise and perfectionism to this sophisticated-yet-casual restaurant. Enjoy the basket of baked-fresh daily bread, which is brought to your table soon after you’re seated. Relax with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list showcasing some of wine country’s finest wineries. Entrées include pastas, veal, chicken, seafood and steak, prepared in creative ways and served impeccably.

Be sure to check out Piacere’s extensive wine list while you’re there.

For reservations, call 894-0885.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Spirit of Norfolk

Since 1978, the Spirit of Norfolk has delivered a vibrant and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and breathtaking views. Cruising year-round from The Waterside in Downtown Norfolk, Spirit Cruises offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!

It began back in 1978 when a young businessman in Norfolk, Virginia, converted an old World War II landing craft into a dining cruise vessel on the historic Elizabeth River. The popular ship was christened Spirit of Norfolk and a new company called Spirit Cruises was born.

After just one season it was clear that the company was destined for growth. By 1993, the original Odyssey I was relocated to Boston Harbor and a new, larger Odyssey II took over the Chicago berth. In 1995, Odyssey III joined the fleet as the only ship of its kind designed to cruise beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Over the next six years, Premier Yachts added four sleek speedboats branded Seadog I, II, III & IV to its fleet in Chicago, as well as a casual and fun dining vessel called Mystic Blue.

In January of 2006, a new chapter was written in the logbooks of both Spirit Cruises and Premier Yachts as they merged the best of both companies into one remarkable corporation called Entertainment Cruises, Inc. With 23 vessels serving eight cities with six unique cruise products, Entertainment Cruises is focused on creating even more superior dining and entertainment experiences for its guests. New ships, new cruise products, new ways to enjoy America’s greatest waterways – they are all coming your way in the years ahead.

The  Spirit of Norfolk will host the Jazz Summer Solstice June 2012 featuring smooth jazz artists like Marcus Anderson, Brian Lenair, Frederic Yonnet,  Karen Briggs, Kim Waters,  Marcus Johnson, Maysa, Najee, Nick Colionne, Tony Exum Jr and many more.

Spirit of Norfolk, Otter Berth, Waterside Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – ICE Restaurant and Bar

ICE Restaurant and Bar started out as a coffee shop called Cappuccino Express in 1996. In 2001, they expanded the coffee shop into a restaurant called Eddy B’s. In early 2010, they added a bar to the restaurant and updated the decor of the business renaming it, ICE Restaurant and Bar.

Locally owned and family operated for over fourteen years, they pride themselves in giving great service and wonderful food, ensuring you a delightful dining experience. They are located next door to the Hunington Center Arena and two blocks from the Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

So come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, good food and listen to a wide variety of music at the ICE Restaurant and Bar. They have live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Performing acts among others are flutist Alexander Zonjic, trumpist Lin Rountree, saxophonist Jesse Coleman, guitarist Marc Antoine and more.

Ice Restaurant and Bar, 405 Madison Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Apache Café

Apache Café is a great ‘underground’ cultural spot in Atlanta. Owners Asa and Karen Fain opened Apache Café for lunch at 11:00am on Monday April 9th 2001. Having spent the entire night awake in order to finish café recipes, they served just one table that day – a party including Asa’s father. With art on the walls borrowed from Karen’s brother Kevin and jazz music in the background they dreamed to create a place of creative freedom where great music, delicious food, and bold art could live.

Open seven nights a week and serving a diverse group of patrons, Apache Café offers an intimate café, gallery, and venue with exposed brick walls and a loft-like style. As a restaurant café, Apache serves house made southwestern, Latin, and Caribbean inspired fare along with a full premium spirits bar, coffee bar, and dessert menu. As a gallery, you view artwork from a wide range of local and visiting traveling artists. As a venue, you will find presentations on the Asian rosewood stage of everything from think-tank type discussion forums to world-class music ensembles. It is hard to describe what you will find at Apache Café just as it is hard to describe all the parts that make up the interests of the owners or the patrons.

“We endeavor to make Apache Café a place that exceeds our highest expectations; a place where we can take some risks launching our crazy ideas; a place where we can make statements about the world and our surroundings; a place of content; a haven for those who have ideas to come together and debut their findings.

Life’s palette is rich. So many flavors and colors and cultures contribute to the diary of our experience. We live in the city; we have access to so much via the Internet; our interests are broad and we want to nourish them. We are not alone; those whose interests draw them to seek a variety of high quality and engaging experiences are the people we work for.”

Apache Café is the place where secret plans are created and discussed; the place where undiscovered artists and musicians bend, hammer and caress the fruits of their passion; the place where up-and-comers get to present their works and the place where the already-arrived get to hide and seek. All the threads that make the fabric of art is Apache Café. Live jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, world, avant-garde, electro, alternative, Latin, reggae, spoken word, performance art, visual art, photography, film, and more is Apache Café. It represents all the art and music and funk that fill the cracks of our lives, the laboratory where art is the potion, the artists are the scientists and risks are taken.

Since the opening day several years ago, Apache Café has matured and evolved. This café/gallery/venue has been recognized, reviewed, and awarded locally, nationally, and internationally as a place of unique standing. From our weekly ongoing series to our feature events, performances, showcases, and experiments, Apache is many things. A place of refreshing originality and decisive expression, a place of opinion and purity, a place to challenge conventions and reward discovery – well, you’ll just have to decide for yourself exactly what Apache Café is to you.

Smooth Jazz artists like Joey Sommerville are the highlights of the program.

64 3rd Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-5436

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Red Cat Jazz Café

Red Cat Jazz Café is back and better than ever relocated in downtown Houston on 711 Franklin Street providing better parking, live music and southern cuisine nestled right on Buffalo Bayou for your entertainment pleasures a mist the vivrant Houston nightlife.

Feel the purring through the night. The emphatic horns of sweet saxophones have at last made their way back into the city. They say that every cat has nine lives, and this sexy kitten is back on her feet and ready to envelope the city again. The nightlife in Houston has longed for her return and she heard its call. With the triumphant return of the Red Cat Jazz Cafe, she’s taking cool to a whole new level with the full interactive Red Cat Jazz Cafe blog. With exclusive interaction with the artists, music, and soulful sounds of the Red Cat, she’ll be taking fans closer to the action than they’ve ever imagined. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to experience the magic of the Red Cat Jazz Cafe like never before.

Red Cat Jazz Café features various artists from Althea Rene, Dean James and major recording artist Mike Phillips of Hidden Beach. Warren Hill will give a concert on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Red Cat Jazz Café, 711 Franklin St, Houston, Texas 77002

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Andiamo

Andiamo Bloomfield Banquet and Catering Center has two beautiful private banquet rooms are available to accommodate groups from 20 to 140.

Their Banquet Center, located in our lower level, affords your guests a private party area for any occasion. Andiamo Bloomfield is perfect for your next business luncheon or dinner, family dinner or special occasion. They can handle all your catering functions whether it is at their Banquet Center or your off-site location.

Be sure to take the wonderful taste of Andiamo home with you. Every restaurant has available for purchase, Chef Aldo’s famous Marinara, Tomato Basil, Alfredo, Palmina, Meat, or Tomato pasta sauces.

You can complement your pasta sauces with Andiamo’s own bottled wine selection. For your convenience, items are available at all restaurant locations and orders can be taken in person or by phone.

Share the taste of Andiamo with those who love Italian! Beautiful holiday gift baskets filled with wonderful Andiamo delicacies are available for sale or order at each restaurant.

Alexander Zonjic is playing in this fine restaurant every Friday and Saturday.

Andiamo Bloomfield Township , 6676 Telegraph, Bloomfield Township, MI 48301

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Vibrato Grill Jazz

One of Los Angeles’ most exciting new restaurants, Vibrato Grill Jazz … etc. is also the city’s premiere jazz space. Its warm and elegant interior embraces guests with stunning visuals, world-class music & sound design, and the absolute best in contemporary American cuisine. Conceived by 7X GRAMMY-winning music icon Herb Alpert, Vibrato brings these elements together in sumptuous harmony for an experience that’s a delight to all the senses. Opened in 2004, Vibrato is part of the Smith Brothers Restaurant group, owners of the acclaimed Pasadena trio of eateries Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House, and Smitty’s Grill.

Perched atop Mulholland Drive on Beverly Glen Circle in Bel Air, Vibrato is easily accessible from all points of the greater L.A. area. Once inside its inviting confines—where culinary pleasures of the palate and the free-form wonders of jazz beautifully co-exist—patrons will find a retreat from the city that is both relaxed and sophisticated. Vibrato is as full of creature comforts as it is Epicurean delights.

The contemporary American fare on Vibrato’s savory menu ranges from the choicest steaks to exquisite seafood delicacies. Signature favorites also include tender veal chop with house-made mozzarella cheese and fresh tomato sauce, organic Sonoma chicken, live Maine lobster, Wild Salmon with roasted beets, arugula and horseradish buerre blanc, and some of the best prime beef in all of Southern California, from filet mignon to New York strip. The grace note of Vibrato’s cuisine is the tempting array of sweets and pastries to put the finishing touch on a memorable evening.

The expansive and upscale bar serves a full range of classic and specialty cocktails, including a variety of martinis, cosmopolitans, and “lemon drops.” Premium beers and wines—by the glass and by the bottle—are available as well…Vibrato’s outstanding wine list recently earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. For a full dinner, a light bite or drinks and show only, Vibrato’s spacious wood and granite bar is one of L.A.’s finest.

The Thom Rotella Fourtet will perform in this restaurant on Thursday, March 29, 2012  6:30pm in PDT.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Chopstix

Chopstix would like to welcome you to the finest Pan Asian Cuisine. They want your dining experience to be memorable. They believe their Asian recipes are second to none. They use only the freshest ingredients in their custom recipes with their own tasty, savory sauces.

Join them for the smooth rockin jazz of Dave Eno from 6:30-close on March 23rd. Enjoy your wonderful dinner with equally wonderful music! Their complete menu is online for you to view. Made fresh daily. They recommend that you experience their Chef’s Signature dishes. They pride themselves on only the best cuisines and the highest quality of food.

The best recipes, the freshest ingredients, and welcoming atmosphere is what makes Chopstix your favorite local dining experience. Thank you for your patronage and experiencing “Chopstix.” Full bar is now available for you. Beer, mixed drinks, wine and more.

Conveniently located in Yorkville. Illinois on Rt. 47, just South of Rt. 126- across from the Fire Department.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – III Forks Steakhouse

III Forks Steakhouse offers Austin a sophisticated club-like ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge now featuring San Antonio crooner Ken Slavin and his talented musicians, exclusively on Saturday March 17th. Performances are from 7pm to 11pm. Experience the sheer definition of fine dining and the silky smooth sounds of the incomparable Ken Slavin at Austin’s iconic seat of civic and cultural life in Texas today, III Forks.

The inviting foyer greets you with an array of fine wines – over 500 selections in the spectacular walk-in wine room. The luxurious Black mahogany trimmed with triple crown molding and Michelangelo Italian marble surroundings are uncomplicated and understated; a contemporary evolution of the classical steakhouse.

Begin your dining experience in our piano bar with comfortable lounge seating. Be sure to step out onto our patio facing across Cesar Chavez and onto the lake. Then join us in one of our distinctive dining rooms for a memorable night entertaining friends, family, or business associates.

111 Lavaca Street (at Cesar Chavez), Austin,Texas 78701, Phone: (512) 474-1776

 

 

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – The Houndstooth Pub

Houndstooth Pub prides itself on the best in Gastropub cuisine combined with friendly and helpful service. They consider this the perfect combination for your corporate event or just hanging out after work. As owners of Stitch, voted Best After-work Bar by citysearch.com, they know what it takes to ease away the stresses of the working day.

Houndstooth is 6,800sq ft space featuring 3 distinctive rooms all containing full private bars and plasma HDTV. Their menu features only the best fresh, local, healthy comfort food. So whether you work or live in the fashion district say hello to your new local and they promise a big hello back!

The  Houndstooth Pub is also the popular venue for many smooth jazz shows by artists like Urban Jazz Coalition, Brian Simpson, Shilts, Elan Trotman, Will Donato, Jay Rowe, Matt Marshak, Steve Cole, Oli Silk,  Four 80 East, Lin Rountree, Jackiem Joyner, Kenny Harris and many more. The shows are promoted by Midtown Groove.

Houndstooth Pub, 520 8th Ave at 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Rumba Supper Club

The classic, exuberant and vivacious supper club era of the 1940’s was the influence when deciding what the décor of RUMBA should be. We set out to infuse the glitz and glamour of that era mixed in with a contemporary edge. As was the case back then, RUMBA is a place of social engagement where extraordinary live-entertainment and sizzling musicians ignite the stage regularly.

After nearly ten years of exceptional service, Rumba continues to offer its guests the complete dining experience with a tantalizing and adventurous Latin Fusion menu, extensive wine and specialty cocktail list, and an impressive line-up of live entertainers.

The opulent entrance to Rumba’s dining room provides an open and unobstructed view to the bar, main dining room, and mezzanine, as well as the entertainment focal point, the stage and dance floor.

Decorative elements consist of nostalgic oversized tufted red booths accented with real congas. Plush red velvet floor to ceiling drapes add to the authentic Moroccan antique lamps, giving it a Mediterranean flair. Spanish wall sconces and beads, adorn the room with original Argentine antique movie posters, while rich wood, exposed brick, granite and dramatic lighting all combined create this retrospective classic supper-club.

RUMBA Supper Club takes great pride in its commitment to being one of the few venues in the Midwest to offer live entertainment on a regular basis. It’s also the playground of Smooth Chicago and their featured smooth jazz artists like Paul Taylor or Steve Oliver.

Rumba Supper Club, 351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Smooth Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore

The Spirit of Baltimore delivers Baltimore’s most vibrant and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and breathtaking views. Cruising year-round from Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, Spirit Cruises offers Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail, Moonlight Cruises and much more!

Grand buffets. Breathtaking views of the Inner Harbor and the Baltimore waterfront. DJs playing Top 40 hits. And an amazing wait staff singing show-stopping favorites. All included for one price. For your next special occasion or just an engaging way to see Baltimore, come aboard today!

The ships cruise past many historic and along the Patapsco River including the USS Constellation, Federal Hill, Ft. Mc Henry, Light Ship Chesapeake, The Sanctuary, The John W. Brown and Fells Point.

The ships are docked at the Inner Harbor along the west wall. They are located between the Maryland Science and the Baltimore Visitors Center. Conveniently located near the Metro and Light Rail as well. Discount parking is available at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel at the corner of Light and Lee Street.

Popular smooth jazz concerts are promoted by Charm City Jazz.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dining With Jazz

A unique collection of mellow easy listening jazz elegantly performed by world-class musicians. These tunes add just the right mood to enhance your dining experience with an aura of sophistication and taste. You and your guests will enjoy soothing, instrumental jazz that is the ideal complement to any occasion from intimate dinner parties to festive receptions.

A perfect CD for someone who is not real familiar with the jazz idiom but would like a sample of jazz in their collection. Actually, people who are familiar with the jazz idiom will enjoy it also. Dining With Jazz is available at CDBaby.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Blue Note New York

Since its inception in 1981, Blue Note has become one of the premier jazz clubs in the world and a cultural institution in Greenwich Village. Owner and founder Danny Bensusan had a vision to create a jazz club in Greenwich Village that would treat deserving artists with respect, while allowing patrons to see the world’s finest jazz musicians in a close, comfortable setting. Artists who had stopped playing in jazz clubs decades before, such as Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Tito Puente, soon called Blue Note home.

Jazz is undoubtedly America’s music, and while Blue Note strives to preserve the history of jazz, the club is a place where progression and innovation – the foundations of jazz – are encouraged and practiced on a nightly basis. In addition to the main acts that feature the likes of Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, and Chris Botti, Blue Note has introduced the Monday Night Series and the bi-weekly Late Night Groove Series to showcase New York’s up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B and funk artists. Blue Note has been instrumental in encouraging the development of Greenwich Village’s local musicians by giving them a chance to perform in one of the world’s finest venues. Currently, there are four Blue Notes located in Japan and one in Milan, Italy.

Over the years, Blue Note has been an economic engine for Greenwich Village, bringing in jazz fans from all over the world. The club receives rave reviews on a weekly basis in New York’s daily newspapers such as The New York Times and in international travel guides and magazines. What makes Blue Note so special is that on a given night, anything can happen. It is not uncommon to see the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, and Quincy Jones get called up on stage from the audience to sit in. Blue Note gives artists the musical freedom they deserve, and jazz fans get a chance to see the most unlikely combination of stars night after night on the Blue Note stage.

After twenty-five years of success, Blue Note continues to carry the torch for jazz into the 21st century in the cultural heart of New York, Greenwich Village. And don’t forget the wonderful menu.

Located between 6th and McDougal St., Blue Note offers music every night at 8pm and 10:30pm. On Friday and Saturday nights, Blue Note has a Late Night Groove Series at 12:30am and offers a Sunday Brunch for $24.50 a person at 12:30pm and 2:30pm weekly.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Rams Head Tavern

Since 1989, the Rams Head has served the freshest food possible, preparing each menu item from scratch, daily. Their steaks are aged Black Angus beef and they use fresh (never frozen) chicken, fish and crab. They’re proud of quality of their food and their team philosophy- to provide you with the best service possible.

They’re certain you’ll agree that what makes Rams Head unique is their commitment to great food, great beer in a casual environment perfect for an afternoon with friends or a special affair. Their exceptional atmosphere is open 7 days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner and a full bar as well as Sunday brunch. Plus, the entire menu is available for take-out.

The menu is pretty long, with lots of variety, mostly consisting of American grill/bar food. Being in Annapolis, they have some regional influences on their food such as crab mac and cheese or crab dip. They are affiliated with Fordham Brewery, so they have many of those beers as well as others available.  The atmosphere inside is fun and lively, with a beautiful patio out back for warm weather, and some sidewalk tables for people watching.

Support the Smooth Jazz in Rams Head Tavern featuring such artists like Walter Beasley, The Dazz Band, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Acoustic Alchemy and many more.

Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Smooth Cruise on the Spirit of New York

The luxury Spirit of New York cruise ship is great place for jazz fans to hear the music they can no longer enjoy on NY radio, move to the tunes, take in breathtaking skyline views, kick back and relax, or mix n’ mingle. (You minglers know who you are!) Don’t forget there’s also delicious food and drink to round out your Sunset or Moonlight cruise for a total evening out on the town – or should we say, water.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the beautiful Spirit of New York. Enjoy the Jazz Moonlight Buffet Menu offering delicious meals like Salmon Mediterranean, Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin or Roasted Rosemary Beef. The Spirit Cruises departs from Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 in Manhattan. You’ll find easy-to-follow directions below, and plenty of parking waiting your arrival.

They cruise the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan including the Empire State Building. You will see the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, the site of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island and the Colgate Clock. Of course, the highlight of the cruise is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most celebrated landmarks in the world.

For more information about the next Smooth Cruises visit the website.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Jimmy Mak’s

Jimmy Mak’s is Portland’s premier jazz venue, featuring world-class national and regional talent. Jimmy Mak’s is an undeniable palace of jazz excellence and retro style.  Go to Jimmy Mak’s and hear some great jazz while sipping the life saver cocktail. Jimmy Mak’s brings in great artists and there’s no “bad” seat in the house. The food and drinks are good as well.

A very nice jazz club that is intimate, with great acoustics, good pasta, and mico-brews. If you’ve never been to a jazz club then you should grab a date and head out to Jimmy Mak’s and let America’s classical music wash over you. It’s a dark, smoke free venue and restaurant, perfect for a retreat from rainy Portland nights.

The stage is well spaced, the dining / seating area on the main floor is comfortable and fits a lot of bodies with room for service. There is a second level where you can grab a table and look down at the stage and all of the heads swaying to the sounds of a Coltrane composition (provided by one of the many local Tenor Sax musicians) or the banging drums of Mel Brown – local hero.

Chef Antoine Golden has developed a wonderful dinner menu for you to enjoy, as you listen to the world-class music performing at Jimmy Mak’s. He has a slightly French influence to offer with his Steak au Poivre, Coq au Vin, and Braised Lamb Shank. Don’t miss out on those St. Louis Ribs, Gulf Prawn Scampi, and the other delicious items on their menu.

Smooth Jazz fans will be pleased by Peter White, Patrick Lamb and many more.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Marquee 15

Marquee 15 was created to provoke the emotion one can only feel when watching a live performance! Patrons are treated to our world class American fusion cuisine in a setting of chic classic rock décor, Marquee 15 has thought of everything to ensure that your dining experience is memorable and exciting.

Marquee 15 features top entertainers from all over the world performing live on our massive concert stage. Hear and see these superstar performers up close and personal. There isn’t a single bad seat in the house.

Located on the southern tip of Corona about one mile south of Dos Lagos, the venue is a bit hard to find for first timers. When you arrive, you’ll notice that this might be the only venue in the region with a line outside, as you might expect to find in Los Angeles or Orange County.

Support Smooth Jazz artists appearing in this venue like Graffiti,  Graig Vail and more.

Marquee 15, 9022 Pulsar Ct, Suite H, Corona, California 92883

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Blue Dolphin

The Blue Dolphin, a longtime fixture in the downtown area, offers an excellent atmosphere for dining, dancing and sensational jazz sounds so jazz lovers can move to the groove this winter and the new year. The food is authentic Greek and the best Greek food in Southwest Michigan. The Blue Dolphin has a sense of comfort to it. When you eat there you relax and enjoy the experience.

This restaurant hosts the Ultimate Smooth Jazz Series. The Jazz Series will feature many musicians and vocalists with an extensive repertoire over the next few months to quench the thirst of the multiple and diverse jazz lovers in Kalamazoo and S.W. Michigan. The series will run every Friday in January and feature performances from different jazz artists each night.

Lansing saxophonist Phil Denny headlined the first show of the series. Denny has been playing jazz for more than 20 years, but only started performing full time two years ago after he stepped down as vice president at Lansing mortgage company US Capital. Denny was supported by keyboardist Nate Harasim. For more information about the show read this article.

The Blue Dolphin Restaurant, 502 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley

For almost three decades, Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley has been a West Coast ‘must’ for all the towering figures in the world of jazz – stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Betty Carter, and Bill Evans have played there.

In its first twenty years, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley has become the West Coast’s premiere jazz club. Every week the club brings the greatest names in jazz to Seattle’s audiences. The nightclub first opened its doors in 1979 in Seattle’s University District. An intimate bistro setting, it attracted a diverse clientele. Equally popular among college students and die-hard jazz aficionados, one always found an exciting mixture of personalities and performers.

Six years later Jazz Alley relocated to the larger and more accessible club at 6th and Lenora; the perfect venue for introducing new fans to world class jazz music while still offering the exuberant atmosphere of the old establishment. Since moving to the present location the club has undergone two remodels. In July of 1990, the club completed a renovation with the expansion of the existing stage and the addition of a full mezzanine overlooking the stage.

In June of 2002 Jazz Alley was at it again. The new room includes a state of the art sound system, expanded stage, and the addition of over 100 seats, all while maintaining the original bistro ambience that makes Jazz Alley the intimate experience it is.

Jazz Alley was recently picked as both the Editor’s Choice and Audience Choice for Seattle’s Best Jazz club by Citysearch Seattle. In 2007, DownBeat Magazine voted Jazz Alley as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. In years past they have also been voted “Best Jazz Club” by the Seattle Weekly.

Jazz Alley is a restaurant as well as a premier live music venue. Their menu features Northwest cuisine and they strive to support local organic farmers, fishermen, and food producers. They use non GMO ingredients as much as possible. They are also keenly aware of dietary restrictions and food allergies and therefore have included vegetarian, gluten-free, and non dairy items on their menu.

We welcome the support of smooth jazz artists like Grafitti with Special Guests Dennis Chambers and Gary Grainger on January 10th and 11th, 2012,  Jeff Lorber with Special Guest Randy Brecker 19th – 22nd January, 2012, Peter White 2nd – 5th February 2012 and Brian Culbertson 14th – 19th February 2012. In March are announced Mindi Abair and Chuck Loeb.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Scullers Jazz Club

Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music.

Scullers Jazz Club has hosted some of the very best musical artists in the business including; Harry Connick Jr., Chris Botti, Jamie Cullam, David Sanborn, Michael Bublé, Arturo Sandoval, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis and Dave Koz to name a few.

Led by Jazz impresario Fred Taylor, the 200-seat Scullers Jazz Club has become a true Boston landmark. Offering spectacular views of the Boston skyline and the Charles River, Scullers serves as the perfect backdrop for World-Class Entertainment you won’t see anywhere else in Boston.

Smooth Jazz attractions of the New Year are

Pieces of a Dream,  Friday January 6, 2012
Jessy J, Wednesday February 8, 2012
Earl Klugh, Friday-Saturday February 17-18, 2012
Ramsey Lewis, Thursday – Friday March 8-9, 2012
Lee Ritenour, Thursday – Friday March 22-23, 2012
Marc Antoine, Tuesday March 27, 2012
Brian Culbertson and David Benoit, Wednesday March 28, 2012

and more to come.

Smooth Jazz And Fine Dining – Humphrey’s Backstage

Humphrey’s Backstage (the bar area) offers Happy Hour, every day of the week including weekends, from 5 to 7 p.m., with pretty damn good live music (and with no cover), and nearly all of the food and drinks are half off the normal price. Humphrey’s Backstage is almost exclusively supported by tourists because it is part of Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn but the locals are missing out on some solid music and excellent food and drink deals.

They have a dance floor open during nightly entertainment. Recommendable are their shrimp and scallop salad, calamari, shrimp quesedillas, and chicken wings! Their sandwiches are also yummy. The friendly and helpful staff, well-made entrees and appetizers, excellent libations, and, best of all, intimate club with live music and dance, make this San Diego’s best date spot.

For lovers of smooth jazz we recommend this place because it’s home of the group Fattburger. One of contemporary instrumental music’s most popular mainstays since the rise of what radio termed New Adult Contemporary in the 1980’s and Smooth Jazz in the 1990’s, the San Diego-based band’s melodic and funky, blues and Latin spiced  rhythm and jazz sound has helped both create and define the genre.  You can attend their concert on Sunday Jan. 8, 2012 – San Diego, Ca. – Humphreys – 8:00 PM.

Humphreys Backstage, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, California 92101.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – La Palapa Restaurant Bar Night Club

La Palapa Restaurant Bar Night Club & Banquet Facility serving Southern California for all your dinner, party, banquet, beachfront beach wedding & reception needs located in Belmont Shore of Long Beach, California SoCal always the best food and live entertainment.

The Del Mar Banquet room is in a beautiful French Empire Style. The spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the City lights at night creates a timeless environment – intimate And Serene.

The banquet room can accomodate dinner parties for up to 225 guests,and cocktail parties for up to 325 guests. Our beautiful room comes with tables, chairs, linens, French Style flatware, beautiful wine rimmed dishes and crystal candlesticks.

The La Palapa presents smooth jazz artists Steve Oliver and the Art of Sax featuring Will Donato.

La Palapa Restaurant Bar, 4020 Olympic Plaza, Belmont Shore, California 90803

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Yoshi’s

Yoshi’s began in 1973 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by a trio of struggling students with plenty of dreams. Its founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba, orphaned during World War II, came to the U.S. to study fine arts, dance and dance therapy. She opened Yoshi’s Japanese Restaurant with her two best friends Kaz Kajimura, a journalist and carpenter, and Hiroyuki Hori, a painter and Japanese cook.

The original North-Berkeley, 25-seat restaurant quickly became successful and by 1977 the three partners moved to a larger space on Claremont Avenue in Oakland and began introducing live music in their restaurant. Over the next 20 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues and won a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for people who were looking for great food and the best jazz. Yoshi’s has hosted legendary jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr. and Oscar Peterson among hundreds of others.

In 1997, Yoshi’s was invited by the Port of Oakland to relocate to Jack London Square as part of a plan to revitalize the area. Together with Morimoto Architects, Yoshi’s built an award-winning 330-seat jazz club with a state-of-the-art sound system and design. Occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Jack London Square, the club is in it’s tenth year in that location which has become one of the East Bay’s greatest destinations. The restaurant and lounge have a combined capacity of 220.

In 1998 Peter Williams was hired as the club’s artistic director. Under his leadership, the club has continued to present the finest in jazz music, as well as world music, blues, neo-soul, latin jazz and afro-cuban music. In fall of 2006, Kajimura decided that it was time to elevate the menu to the quality of the jazz by recruiting Executive Chef Shotaro ‘Sho’ Kamio, one of the Bay Area’s top chefs to make the change. Chef Kamio (formerly of Ozumo) brought a whole new generation of modern Japanese cuisine to Yoshi’s, which instantly put it on the map as a destination to dine in addition to the best place to hear great live music.

Designed by award winning architect Mori Moto, Yoshi’s San Francisco location opened in 2007. Residing in the Fillmore Heritage Center at 1330 Fillmore St., this 28,000 square-foot, two-story, state-of-the-art live music club and upscale Japanese restaurant features the best of local, national and international performance artists. Our highly praised Executive Chef Shotaro “Sho” Kamio impresses with a brand new generation of modern Japanese cuisine that will surely enhance the overall Yoshi’s experience, making it the only place in the City with world-class food and music.

Smooth Jazz artists performing at these venues are Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Keiko Matsui, Nils, Acoustic Alchemy, Chieli Minucci and Special EFX, East Bay Soul and many more. New Year’s Eve at Yoshi’s Oakland will see Brian Culbertson. Yoshi’s San Fransisco will celebrate a funky New Year’s Eve with Maceo Parker.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Anthology

San Diego’s newest, premiere dining and live music establishment – Anthology, offers some of the most legendary acts on stage and in the kitchen. Located near the hip neighborhood of “Little Italy” on the southern end of India Street, Anthology marked its grand opening on June 6, 2007. Anthology comes to life in the spirit of the classic ’30s and ’40s supper clubs with a decidedly modern spin, to deliver a culturally harmonious gathering of food, music, wine and ambiance in an intimate 300 seat venue.

Anthology has become one of San Diego’s premier upscale dining rooms. On stage, Anthology plays host to renowned local and international musicians in Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, Latin and World music. From unplugged to plugged, solo to large bands, guests can be sure they will be impressed by the exciting array of local musicians and singers. Artists who have performed include: Ramsey Lewis Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Rankin, Larry Coryell, Mose Allison, Sonny Landreth, Chick Corea and Lee Ritenour. Director of Music Operations Michael Pritchard, with more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, most recently as talent buyer for Humphrey’s Backstage Club, has secured an impressive array of musical talent (see the artists list).

Combined with a highly sophisticated state-of-the-art digital sound, video and lighting system the venue is designed as one of the finest performance environments on the West Coast. The newly constructed space was specifically designed to offer open sightlines to the stage throughout. Anthology is to quickly proving itself to be downtown’s exceptional world-class destination. Designed by BCV Architects of San Francisco, the acclaimed 13,000 square-foot restaurant and club extends vertically to three levels including a mezzanine and VIP dining room. On the Upper Level guests enjoy indoor/outdoor spaces including the Fireside Lounge with 18 foot fireplace, outdoor Bayside Balcony and Taylor Guitars Private Dining Room. The venue also includes two state-of-the-art kitchens to accommodate both fine dining and private events. Anthology is also proud of their relationship with Taylor Guitars, a local, worldrenowned guitar manufacturer.

Anthology sets a new modern standard for the way people experience the pleasures of fine dining and live entertainment. Encompassing a collection of world-class cuisine, music talent and superb service in one environment – one place – one gathering. Anthology welcomed smooth jazz artists like Boney James, Keiko Matsui,  Kyle Eastwood, Down To The Bone, Chris Standring, Joyce Cooling and many more.

Anthology, 1337 India Street, San Diego, California 92101

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – The Baked Potato

The Baked Potato is a noted night club located in Studio City, Los Angeles, often regarded as the world’s oldest music venue specializing in jazz fusion music. The club’s name is derived from its unusual menu which features more than 20 types of baked potatoes.

The kitchen offers massive baked potatoes stuffed with your choice of delicious toppings like Marinated Steak, Chicken Teriyaki, Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms and serves until 1am. The Baked Potato is open nightly from 7pm-2am. Full bar. 2-drink minimum. Show tickets and dinner reservations available by calling 818-980-1615 or at www.thebakedpotato.com.

The club was opened in 1970 by composer and musician Don Randi, and often featured his band Quest for many years after opening. It has served in years past as a launchpad for notable musicians including Al Jarreau, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Tom Scott and many others. The club has also served as a site for numerous live recordings and music videos, and has also been a magnet for Hollywood celebrities such as actor and jazz aficionado Clint Eastwood, special appearances by Tool drummer Danny Carey, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

In recent years many smooth jazz artists performed in this night club. Rayford Griffin, Michael Landau, Andy Summers, Mitchel Forman, Chris Standring, Arnold McCuller, Brandon Fields, Katisse Buckingham, and many more. Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Celebration with Don Randi and his band Quest.

Baked Potato North Hollywood (818) 980-1615,  3787 Cahuenga Blvd West, Studio City, CA.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – The Soiled Dove Underground

The Soiled Dove Underground is in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of the Lowry Landmark Urban Community. Long-heralded as one of Denver’s premier locations to see a concert, the Soiled Dove has a reputation for bringing quality acts to Denver. The room is configured with three levels of tiered seating arranged in a semicircle facing the stage and generous dance floor. With each seat no more than 45 feet from the stage, the Dove is Denver’s intimate concert experience. Appetizers & cocktails are available to enjoy during shows. In addition to live music performances, the venue is also known as a unique space for large private events.

The lighting is fairly dim, adding to the “underground” feel. It’s a small place, so any seat would have a great view of the stage. The food and drinks are fairly reasonably priced.Very intimate, it seats about 300 people at tables and along along bar that runs along the front of the main floor. The “pit” is sunken and has 15 tables, the main floor has a bar that runs along the edge of the pit and the rest of the floor has high top tables, there is a raised area in each corner of the main floor with a few more tables.   They have a state of the art sound system for a large stage compared to the rest of the room.

Smooth Jazz artists are frequently performing in this venue like Acoustic Alchemy,  Jessy J, Dotsero, Rick Braun, Steve Cole, Althea Rene, Peter White, and The Rippingtons.

Lowry Town Center, 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80230

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Blues Alley

Blues Alley, founded in 1965, is a jazz dinner-and-nightclub in an alley off Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. As of 2008, exclusively jazz musicians are booked into Blues Alley for approximately 360 nights out of the year.

This is a high acclaimed venue. Blues Alley seems to keep music at it’s center and everything else revolves around that. Autographed head shots adorn the walls of the bar area of the jazz greats that have played over the years. It is such an intimate setting, which is exactly how this place was designed to be. Most shows have two seatings.  Dimly lit, brick walls, tight seating, small stage up front.

The sound system is well run and balanced, making for an excellent listening experience. Blues Alley audiences are typically well versed in jazz, making for delightful company before the performance and respectful listening during the performance– which is only appropriate for the top flight talent the club regularly books.

Food at Blues Alley is basically Cajun and steak– think creole, jambalaya, blackened fish and an assortment of pastas. From Sarah Vaughan’s Filet Mignon to Phyllis Hyman’s Stuffed Shrimp there is enough choice.

Smooth Jazz artists performing in this venue are David Benoit, Jeff Bradshaw, Greg Karukas, Dee Lucas, Tony Exum Jr., Karen Briggs, Chieli Minucci, Rocco Ventrella, Walter Beasley, Kim Waters and more to come. You know what you get!

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Acoustix Jazz Café

Atlanta counts Acoustix Jazz café to its list of cultural attractions. Nestled in the tourist district of midtown Atlanta, 840 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA Acoustix Jazz café re-introduces Atlanta to its jazz roots by celebrating authentic jazz of all genres with sophisticated fine dining. With a menu reminiscent of the Harlem Renaissance, delectable exotic entrees are named after prominent jazz musicians from yesterday and today. Acoustix Jazz Café hosts live music at 7pm nightly (Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday Brunch).

Owner Frank Taylor says the restaurant was created for jazz enthusiasts in Atlanta and the surrounding cities and he welcomes them in the upcoming months and years. “Atlanta is known for its musical history but I haven’t seen jazz receive its due here. We wanted to really celebrate Jazz, but also provide Atlantans and tourists alike with an opportunity to experience an exquisite dining experience,” Taylor says. “I have had so many music lovers ask me where the Jazz clubs are here and we haven’t had a consistent place dedicated just to jazz music, because it covers such a wide spectrum. Acoustic Jazz café looks to celebrate the entire spectrum of jazz on a regular basis.”

With nearly two decades of fine culinary experience, UMLCA chef Anthony Sharpe has been retained as head chef at Acoustix Jazz Café. Sharpe says the menu is resplendent with sophisticated dishes inspired from the many jazz influences represented in the club.

With three distinct and separate dining areas, Acoustic Jazz café hosts live Jazz from such greats as Earl Klugh, Rachelle Ferrelle, Al Jarreau and many more. A partnership with Atlanta jazz station WCLK allowes true jazz fans a sneak peek into many of the surprises Acoustix Jazz Café will be hosting over the upcoming months.

The PR Experience opens for Jazz pianist and great Alex Bugnon. Hosted by Jazzbeat Promotions. Jazz & Poetry fundraiser to support a worthy Cause. This event features Alex Bugnon as event headliner and all proceeds will go to the African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI). The African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) is a program of the Metropolitan Atlanta Ryan White Planning Council.  Show starts at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

The Pizza Express Jazz Club offers a pleasant dining experience with some talented jazz performers that often surpass expectation. Enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year, the restaurant is a casual alternative to the more traditional and expensive jazz clubs. For nearly 40 years this basement club in the heart of Soho has been one of London’s favorite jazz night-spots with its intimate atmosphere and wide ranging music policy.

Pizza Express Jazz Club may well be smaller than some of the capitol’s other live rooms but its classy interior and close audience to stage proximity ensures that each gig brings the best out of both. As a restaurant chain founded in the 1940 by Peter Boizot MBE, whose trip to Florence inspired him to create a pizza chain that prided itself on serving fresh, handmade pizzas, Pizza Express has long supported jazz in some of its larger restaurants around the UK.

Yet the flagship Dean Street London restaurant remains the jewel in the company’s crown and since its re-launch in 1996 (conducted by Van Morrison), has proved itself as a consistently capable of booking some of the biggest names in jazz, with a sensibility for promoting rising stars and legends alike.

Often a place where some of today’s household names made their UK debuts or exclusive performances, the likes of Diana Krall, Brad Mehldau, Danilo Perez, Avishai Cohen, Mose Alllison, Peter White, Richard Bona, Rokia Traoré and a certain Jamie Cullum made an early showcase, while Norah Jones made her European debut, with Amy Winehouse and Peter Cincotti making early important performances there – Sting even took to the stage for an impromptu version of ‘Round Midnight once – such is the venue’s credibility and popularity.

The Pizza Express Jazz Club is at its best during the London Jazz Festival when the venue buzzes with energy and is regularly packed with pizza lovers and jazz enthusiasts. The menu recently got a long overdue update as well and is packed with innovative combinations such as shrimps and créme fraîche and yellow fin tuna with anchovies and grana padano cheese.

Smooth Jazz artists in 2011 were Oli Silk, Peter White, Rick Braun, Marc Antoine, Richard Elliot, Jessy J, Chuck Loeb and many more. There will be no change in 2012.

Smooth Jazz and Fine Dining – Spaghettini Grill and Lounge

Since 1988 leading Southern California restaurateurs Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick have created a meeting place for LA and Orange counties in their award winning restaurant – Spaghettini Grill and Lounge.

Located just off the 405 Freeway at Seal Beach Blvd., Spaghettini features exceptional Northern Italian cuisine and top name entertainment. In addition to outstanding food and service, Spaghettini is committed to excellence in the entertainment side of the business. Having built the Spaghettini Performance Lounge into one of the top venues in Southern California, Spaghettini attracts some of the top name artists in the business.

These smooth jazz artists will perform at Spaghettini in between the next weeks:  DW3, Jessy J, Slim Man, Will Donato, Jackiem Joyner, Eric Marienthal, Tom Braxton, Lao Tizer, Karen Briggs, Brian Hughes, Elan Trotman, Ard Sherrod, Gregg Karukas, Freddie Ravel, Michael Lington, East Bay Soul, Jeff Kashiwa, Marcus Anderson, Steve Cole and many more. If you are in LA don’t miss this meeting point of smooth jazz.

The illustration is painted by Bettie Grace Miner as part of her exhibition.  A collection of her Tuscan and Wine inspired Fine Art is to see at this restaurant.

Spaghettini Grill and Lounge, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, California 90740

For more information about this restaurant visit http://www.spaghettini.com.