Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright Kick off the 29th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival in Grand Style




Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler kick off Long Beach Jazz Festival - Photo by Donna Balancia
Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler kick off Long Beach Jazz Festival - Photo by Donna Balancia

LONG BEACH – Legendary musicians Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler launched the 29th annual Long Beach Jazz Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach Friday night.

The Long Beach Jazz Festival runs all day Saturday and Sunday. It features top jazz performers and a range of vendors co-mingling to celebrate beautiful music under clear skies.

Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler – Photo by Donna Balancia

Other headliners performing throughout the weekend include Jeffrey Osborne, Dave Koz and David Sanborn, Side by Side, The Rippingtons, Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore. Attendees can also expect appearances from world-renowned speakers, authors, innovators and celebrities for A Healthy Taste of Jazz, bringing Music, Health and Wellness together. The activities are brought to you by Rainbow Promotions LLC, Benoit Entertainment Group LLC in partnership with McDonald’s and other sponsors.

The Long Beach Jazz Festival hosts top global brands for a weekend of great music, rich cultural experiences, celebrity meet-and-greets and more. At this year’s event, attendees will have the opportunity to experience their favorite jazz musicians who will be on full display each day. In addition, attendees have a chance to purchase official merchandise and for those with VIP access, an opportunity to engage with celebrities and personalities backstage.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Photo by Donna Balancia
Long Beach Jazz Festival – Photo by Donna Balancia

“We are excited to bring new and exciting experiences to complement our music programming,” said Kimberly Benoit, president of Rainbow Promotions LLC. “With more than several thousand attendees visiting Long Beach throughout the weekend, we’ve created unique experiences and entertainment tailored to our audience with the help of our sponsors. This will truly be a celebration of how far we’ve come in the last 29 years.”

The Long Beach Jazz Festival, along with our sponsors, will offer fans unmatched consumer engagement experiences each day, including health and wellness programming at the Vendors’ Pavilion.  For tickets or more information go to the Long Beach Jazz Festival website.

Jazz Fest marketing pro and interviewer extraordinaire, Ms. Blair and opening act, Major share a moment at Jazz Festival - Photo by Donna Balancia
Jazz Fest marketing pro and interviewer extraordinaire, Ms. Blair, and opening act, MAJOR, share a moment at Long Beach Jazz Festival – Photo by Donna Balancia