Dec. 6th, 2013 - Dave Koz says "I just found out that summer horns was nominated for a grammy!!! Whoo hoo! Congrats to my partners Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright Music, Richard Elliot, and Paul Brown. And congrats to the other nominees, amazing artists: Herb Alpert Jeff Lorber Boney James and Earl Klugh."

White Sands… Beautiful Water… and Smooth Jazz!


The Seabreeze Jazz Festival has grown to become one of the fastest growing Smooth Jazz Festivals in the nation …attracting eager Contemporary Jazz enthusiasts from not only the southeast, but all over the U.S.A, Canada, and Europe. What began in 1998 at Seaside as a weekend of music for a few hundred fans, has grown to attract close to 25,000 along the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida.


The Seabreeze Jazz Festival was named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and Top 100 Events in North American by the North American Tour Bus Association in 2011.




With the excitement of the new Pier Park development on the west end of Panama City Beach, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival in 2009 found a new home. For the festival attendee, Pier Park completes the festival experience, helping to create the “Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz”.


  *Expanded performance area near the beach


  *Plenty of on-site parking adjacent to festival site


  *Hotels and condos directly across the street


  *Over 150 stores, restaurants, a 16 screen stadium seating theater,

    and nightclubs located adjacent to festival gates


  *Easy access to Highway 98 and new Panama City airport just north

    of Pier Park



We were nominated for an Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for “Best Jazz Festival in the USA”. This is known as the “Grammy’s” of smooth jazz.


The 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival will mark the 17th anniversary of the event named “Top 10 Jazz Festival” by JazzIZ Magazine and attracting over 25,000 fans for a weekend of smooth jazz.  The 2012 event generated over $14 million in economic impact to Northwest Florida.



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