Eric Essix’s Jazz Escape 2015
Renaissance Ross Bridge
Golf Resort & Spa
Birmingham, AL
Labor Day Weekend
September 4-6, 2015

We are excited to confirm next years date for the Jazz Escape is once again on Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2015!

The second annual Escape will feature headliners Alex Bugnon and Eric Darius along with Joey Sommerville, The Good Times Brass Band, Eric Essix’s MOVE>Trio, Jarrod Lawson and Kelley O’Neal returning to the Jazz Escape After Party by popular demand! New for 2015, comedian and actor Jonathon Slocumb will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and host for this year’s Escape!

Reserve your rooms at the fabulous Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa NOW here on the website! Last year the hotel was completely sold out on Saturday and Sunday night for the Escape, so make your reservations early! Nearly half of the VIP tickets are already sold and the rest will go very quickly so get your reserved seats today!

Register your email address below to get regular updates about the Jazz Escape and changes in the schedule or ticket availability.

If you had a great time with us in 2014, don’t forget to tell a friend about the Jazz Escape for 2015! Check out 2014 Jazz Escape pictures on our Facebook page.

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Event Schedule

Friday, September 4

Eric Essix MOVE>Trio
JT’s Lounge at The Renaissance Ross Bridge 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, September 5

Alex Bugnon
Main Stage @ 8pm
(Main Stage is located on the Terrace of the hotel)

Jazz Escape After Party
Featuring Kelley O’Neal with the KAYO Band
Renaissance Grand Ballroom @ 9:45pm

Sunday, September 6

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Featuring Jarrod Lawson
Renaissance Grand Ballroom from 9am – 11am

Eric Essix’s Jazz Escape Presents…
Gates Open @ 2pm
Main Stage

Good Times Brass Band – 4:30pm

Joey Sommerville – 6pm

Eric Darius – 7:30pm

Event Notes


Main Stage concerts are on the terrace of the hotel, which is outdoors but will be covered by a 6000 sq. foot structured tent. All other events are indoors.

Attire Recommendations:

There is no dress code for the Escape. But here are some suggestions.
Saturday Night – “Dressy” Casual
Sunday – Relaxed Casual


Theater style arrangement. Seating is provided.
First come, first served for General Admission.
VIP seating is reserved.
Please check in at the Tickets/Will Call table to receive admission credentials.

Jazz Brunch Tickets:

Escape guests not staying at the Renaissance Ross Bridge can e-mail to pre-pay for Jazz Brunch tickets.

Food & Beverages:

The Renaissance Ross Bridge is providing Cash Bars and food for purchase during the event. No outside food or drinks are allowed.