Saturday, August 04, 2007


Smooth jazz makes a return to Penn’s Landing at the Philadelphia Waterfront tonight and every Friday night in August, with 97.5 WJJZ’s Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street. All concerts are free. The series kicks-off August 3rd, with Jeff Kashiwa. Kashiwa's third Native Language album entitled Peace of Mind is scheduled to be in stores August 24th.

Also appearing on August 3 is Ken Navarro, one of today's leading Smooth Jazz guitarists and composers, Navarro's latest CD release on the Positive Music Records label The Meeting Place was released worldwide this past January and is climbing up the Smooth Jazz charts.

In celebration of the 10th year, two national smooth jazz artists will perform on stage every Friday night in August beginning at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Penn's Landing Corporation, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights is a partnership with Smooth Jazz 97.5 WJJZ, along with CW Philly 57 and CBS 3.

Performers for the remaining concerts are:
· August 10: Jeff Lorber and Paul Jackson, Jr.
· August 17: Steve Cole featuring Cool World
· August 24: Chieli Minucci and Special EFX featuring Nelson Rangell
· August 31: Bobby Caldwell and the Smooth Summer All Stars

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