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We are proud to announce an amazing addition to the star-studded lineup for 2018 – vocal sensation KEM!
With 1 Platinum & 2 Gold CD’s (almost 3 million sales combined), 3 Grammy Nominations, several sold-out US and international tours, this R&B singer/songwriter is at the top of his game and is sure to raise the roof (and the sky) in Cancun!
The 2018 lineup just keeps getting better! We are proud to announce the addition of 5-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald!
In the 70’s, McDonald was a staple on the Top 40 charts as singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the Doobie Brothers with the classic hits “Takin it to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute”, and “What a Fool Believes”. The 80’s & 90’s brought on his solo career with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ “, and duets with Patti LaBelle (“On My Own”) and James Ingram (“Ya Mo B There”).
In 2008 he released incredibly successful collections of Motown classics and his latest CD “Wide Open” was just released in September 2017 and features jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Marcus Miller.
His show in Cancun will undoubtedly be a major highlight!
So excited to have Dave Koz returning to the festival in 2018. This year he is bringing back the Summer Horns tour, which features Dave, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun & Richard Elliot! Wow… just wow!!!
I can’t wait to see that show. Reserve your package now to get the best seats available!
I am so excited announce our first addition to the 2018 Lineup – the incredible Boney James!!
It’s been a full quarter-century since Boney released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. On September 1, 2017, he released his 16th album, titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you’ve already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.
Honestly follows futuresoul, James’ 2015 release which spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. The New York Times raved, “Boney James performs with panache…His arc as a soloist is emotional…he can paint a scene.”
We are honored to be bringing Boney back to Cancun once again!!
Don’t wait… reserve your package now to get the best reserved seats available!
Wow! What an amazing Labor Day for 2017! I am so thankful to everyone who attended, both guests and Artists. It was a week to remember with some great moments and new friends to share the memories with.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make this event happen! It starts with having Artists who are willing to commit to come and share their amazing talents with us. Then we need a venue, and the Hard Rock is so accommodating. Next it takes a box office to work all year long taking calls and reservations. Then on site we have a terrific crew, sound company, as well as all of the musicians who back up so many of the Artists. Finally… there are the guests… without whom there would be no festival!!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for putting your faith in me to deliver the best musical vacation I can possibly provide to you. You have my commitment that I will continue to improve every aspect of the event year after year. As long as you keep coming – I will keep striving to deliver the best product possible!!!
That’s all for now… gotta get back to working on 2018!!!
The 2016 event was a smash, out of the park, home run! If you were there, then you know how great it was. If you were not… the bad news is that you missed one for the history books…. the good news is that history will repeat itself in 2017! Don’t miss out on one of the world’s greatest all-inclusive music vacation next Labor Day Weekend!
We’re proud to announce the creator of the first #SmoothJazz cruise himself, Warren Hill, has assumed control of the Cancun Jazz Festival!
Warren performed at the first #CancunJazzFest and enjoyed it so much he decided to put his own twist on an already fantastic event!
Don’t miss the #SmoothJazzExperience of a lifetime Sept 1 – 4, 2016