The free, outdoor concert series highlights renowned jazz and blues musicians from across the globe, creating performances for those of all ages each Friday night in August. Join us for a special performance by Jeff Kashiwa August 10. All ages!

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights is the longest running FREE event produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). In order to ensure its continued success, we need your help in following these important policies:

Chairs - Chairs cannot be left unoccupied on the Great Plaza prior to the concert start time. Any chair(s) left unoccupied will be removed from the Great Plaza. We understand this practice was a long-standing tradition, however, the security and safety of our guests visiting the Delaware River Waterfront is of the utmost importance to DRWC.

Alcohol - We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our valued guests that outside alcohol is not permitted inside the gated area of the Great Plaza. Anyone bringing in alcohol can / will be asked to leave the Great Plaza (or any DRWC owned and operated property) and will be escorted off the premises.

Coolers - Coolers are not allowed at the concert on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

Smoking - Smoking is not allowed on the premises.

We hope you have a wonderful visit and enjoy the show!

About Jeff Kashiwa:
Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.

Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade-long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music.

Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad.

In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th Anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle.

His brand new CD Let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks.

Follow Jeff Kashiwa on Social Media:
Website: effkashiwa.com
Facebook: Jeff Kashiwa
Instagram: @kashiwajeff