Panama City Beach, Florida (Top40 Charts/ Seabreeze Jazz Festival)
Smooth Jazz is more than just a music genre, it's a "lifestyle", a feeling, an "attitude", and a state of mind than brings listeners together. Blend this synergy of upbeat, fun, contemporary smooth jazz beats with swaying palm trees and emerald-green waters at one of the top tourist destinations in the southeast, and you have a concert experience unlike any other!
Named one of the "Top 10 Jazz Festival's in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival continues to attract a solid contemporary jazz fan base to "celebrate the good life" in this music-packed five day event set for April 18th-22nd coming to the Pier Park Amphitheater on the west end of Panama City Beach, FL.
The 2012 Lineup includes the top names in smooth jazz! Artists to appear include Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Fourplay, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Down To The Bone, Phil Perry, Nick Colionne, Mindi Abair, Four 80 East, Maysa, Jeff Golub, Cindy Bradley, Jeff Lorber, David
Pack, Eric Darius Alexander
Zonjic, Brian Simpson, Althea Rene', Shilts, Urban Jazz Coalition, Karen
Briggs, Matt Marshak, Gail Jhonson, Mariea Antoinette, Vincent
Ingala, Chris Geith, and Street Corner Renaissance.
The 2012 lineup reflects many of the top charting smooth jazz artists for 2011 and 2012 on the Billboard Magazine contemporary jazz charts, with an emphasis on not just "the hits", but musical variety and diversity.
"We are always delighted by the Seabreeze Jazz Festival line-up, but this year, we are thrilled with not only the diversity of performers, but with the sheer volume of contemporary jazz stars, both new and established men and women! The Seabreeze Jazz
Festival is truly the country's best Smooth Jazz event and we're so excited to be affiliated with the event for 8 years!"
~Sandy Shore - President, SmoothJazz.com
In addition to concert performances at Pier Park, a smooth jazz dinner cruise aboard a dinner yacht, a free Meet and Greet Jazz Kickoff Show, and exciting After-Parties are planned to cap off a music-packed weekend along the World's Most Beautiful Beaches.
Tickets for the multi-day event are on sale now at $80 per single day, $150 for a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday, and $200 for a Four Day Pass. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com or by phone at 800-595-4849. Local ticket outlets in Northwest Florida include Coastal Market at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, Kitchenique in Destin at City Market, and Playground Music
Center in Ft. Walton Beach.
Special hotel accommodation packages are also available through the festival's supportive hotel sponsors. Presenting Sponsor and featured festival accommodations partner ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering free shuttle service from select ResortQuest properties for the best jazz festival experience ever. Call 855-227-8221 for reservations. Sterling Resorts is offering great condo and hotel options starting as low as $129 per night for a one-bedroom condominium with a full kitchen and other resort amenities. Call 1-877-567-1314 for reservations or see the entire listing of hotels and special offers at http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.
A toll-free information hotline is available for details at 800-653-7519. Complete lineup, tickets, and schedule information is online at http://www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival(R) presented by ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals(R) is also sponsored by The Smooth Jazz Cruise, The Panama City Beach Visitor's and Convention Bureau, Pier Park, Quality BMW, Fly VPS, Smooth Jazz.com, Smooth Lounge.com, Sterling Resorts, Lake Town Wharf, Oaseas Resorts, The Panama City News Herald, The Northwest Florida Daily News, PCB Daily.com, SoWal.com, Wave.FM Toronto, Smooth Jazz News, Creative Gems of Panama City and WSBZ Radio
The Seabreeze 106.3 FM.