The Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival returns to VILA VITA Parc in October

The Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival announces artist line-up for the 3rd edition taking place in October at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in the Algarve.

The VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa is getting ready to welcome the 3rd edition of the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, taking place from the 16th to the 21st October 2018 at the resort. The festival, organized by Smooth Entertainment, has been gathering, since 2016, the biggest international names in the world of jazz, funk and soul, in the unique and exclusive setting of the 5 stars resort, located in Porches, in the Algarve.

Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival 2017 (Photo credits: Christian Nordström)

Headlining the list of artists is the renowned guitar player and Grammy winner Norman Brown and the 4-time Best Guitarist of the Year Peter White that will be returning to the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival for the second time, following his performance in the 2016 edition.

Norman Brown

Jeff Lorber Fusion, led by pianist Jeff Lorber, which has won a Grammy earlier this year, will be one of the other big names at the Festival, as well as guitarist Marc Antoine, winner of several Best Artist of the Year awards and saxophone players Paul Taylor, known for its mix of funk and sensuality, and Michael Lington, with 9 solo albums and a background as a sideman to several world-renowned artists such as Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow or Bobby Caldwell.

Jeff Lorber Fusion (photo credits: Alex Scola)

The Festival will also feature more recent jazz artists such as the saxophone player and Jazztrax Artist of the Year 2015 Rocco Ventrella, trumpet player Lin Rountree, and the young Lindsey Webster, Billboard’s magazine Artist of the Year 2016 & 2017 and, along with Sade, one of the only 2 female vocalists to reach the top of the Billboard Jazz Chart (2016 for 4 weeks and 2017 for 2 weeks).

Lindsey Webster (photo credits: Franco Vogt)

The Organization is still waiting to confirm one last artist, whose name will be closing the line-up of yet another extraordinary edition of the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival.

The combined package of concert ticket, accommodation at VILA VITA Parc, welcome dinner with artists and several tours in the region, is now available for purchase through the website www.smoothjazzshop.eu. The individual concert tickets will be available in September.

For more information please visit: www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de and www.vilavitaparc.com/en/upcoming-events/all.