Events Calendar

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Thu, Jul 18 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019

Multiple Grammy winning jazz guitarist and pianist - a dynamic jazz collaboration!

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Ranky Tanky

Tue, Jul 23 - Wed, Jul 24, 2019

“Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring, shouts and praise houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.” – All About Jazz

Touring in support of their new release "Good Time." (July 12)

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Thu, Jul 25 - Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Grammy-Award winning Master conguero and the West Coast's foremost Latin jazz bandleader blends jazz, Latin, soul and more with his 7-piece band.

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Philip Lassiter's Philthy Funk

Tue, Jul 30 - Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, bandleader Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7-time Grammy award winning arranger. This is his LA-based 13 piece soul band!

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Kirk Whalum

Thu, Aug 1 - Sun, Aug 4, 2019

Grammy-winning tenor jazz saxophonist who draws inspiration from gospel, R&B, blues, and the expressive playing of John Coltrane.

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Marcia Ball

Tue, Aug 6 - Wed, Aug 7, 2019

"Gritty yet elegant piano pounder with a bluesy voice and witty songwriting. Her albums mine the New Orleans R&B and soul traditions, and Ball carries that torch with a sure sense of swing."
- Time Out, Chicago

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Jane Monheit ft. Michael Kanan, Neal Miner and Rick Montalbano

Thu, Aug 8 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019

Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians.

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Marquis Hill Blacktet

Tue, Aug 13 - Wed, Aug 14, 2019

- Monk Interntaional Jazz Competition Winner -
From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres: contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house to neo-soul.

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Ana Popovic

Thu, Aug 15 - Sun, Aug 18, 2019

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album 'Like It On Top', that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

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Greg Adams and East Bay Soul 10th Anniversary Tour

Tue, Aug 20 - Wed, Aug 21, 2019

While Grammy and Emmy nominated arranger and trumpeter Greg Adams will forever be renowned as a co-founder of the legendary Tower of Power, it’s exciting to note that his equally explosive ensemble East Bay Soul is quickly closing in on its first decade of kickin’ recordings and performances. The brass fired ensemble’s stirringly eclectic latest album CONVERSATION has it all and, per its title, connects on many emotional levels.

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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Aug 22 - Sun, Aug 25, 2019

Contemporary jazz pianist and composer touring in support of her new release ECHO

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Otis Taylor Band with Special Guest guitarist Mato Nanji

Tue, Aug 27 - Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Raw and unflinching trance blues singer and guitarist - 16x Blues Music Award Nominated

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Maceo Parker

Thu, Aug 29 - Sun, Sep 1, 2019

Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with funky music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. He’s played with every leader of funk, he started with James Brown, then he joined the Mothership with George Clinton and of course played his ongoing part in Prince's tours. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of funk in one golden thread.

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Walt Wagner Trio with Dan Dean (bass) and Ben Smith (drums)

Tue, Sep 3 - Wed, Sep 4, 2019

“There are not many pianists with whom he can be compared. There are touches of wizardry that remind of jazz and rock, yet he has the technical fluidity of a classical craftsman. There is a charisma about him that generated a standing ovation with the audience yelling for more.” - Portland Oregonian

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Sergio Mendes

Thu, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 8, 2019

One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five-decades and continues to evolve.

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Pearl Django

Tue, Sep 10 - Wed, Sep 11, 2019

With a performance history spanning 25 years and over 110 shows at Jazz Alley, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.

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Tower of Power

Thu, Sep 12 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Legendary horn driven urban soul music

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Sara Gazarek - CD Release
"Thirsty Ghost"

Tue, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 18, 2019

“…she is an accomplished scat improviser who exudes an engaging blend of confidence and cheer.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

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Larry Carlton "The 1978 Album/Steely Dan"

Thu, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019

19-Time Grammy Nominee, 4-Time Grammy Winner, world renowned guitarist & recording artist

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Tue, Sep 24 - Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Hot Club of Cowtown: An Austin-based trio that specializes in Western swing, its members have been musical ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, played Lincoln Center and been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Their latest album, "What Makes Bob Holler," is a tribute to the late Bob Wills, the so-called King of Western Swing.

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Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway "In Technicolor"

Thu, Sep 26 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019

These two world-renowned jazz stars team up for the first time as their new CD's share a common theme: unforgettable film songs. Callaway’s focus is mostly on the iconic gems from the 30’s and 40’s, while Tierney lends her imagination to beloved contemporary classics.

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Eliane Elias
Love Stories Album Release Tour

Tue, Oct 1 - Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Touring in support of her new release "Love Stories" Brazilian rooted multi-Grammy-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately recognizable sounds in jazz!

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project featuring Randy Brecker ~ 75th Birthday Celebration Tour

Thu, Oct 3 - Sun, Oct 6, 2019

“Acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer.” – AllMusic.com Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Jimmy Webb

Tue, Oct 8 - Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Touring in support of his new release "SlipCover" Grammy-winning songwriter and singer Jimmy Webb is known worldwide as a master of his trade since his first platinum hit “The Worst That Could Happen.” Other hits include: “Up, Up and Away,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park.”

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The Manhattan Transfer

Thu, Oct 10 - Sun, Oct 13, 2019

10x Grammy-winning vocalese sensations, The Manhattan Trasnfer explore a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music with their latest release "The Junction."

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Madeleine Peyroux

Thu, Oct 17 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

American jazz and blues singer-songwriter touring in support of her new release "Anthem"

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Leo Kottke

Tue, Oct 22 - Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Twice Grammy-nominated acoustic guitar legend known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies

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Boney James

Thu, Oct 24 - Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sultry sax-man with over three million albums sold!

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ConFunkShun

Thu, Oct 31 - Sun, Nov 3, 2019

Heroes of funk who deliver a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor

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Savion Glover

Mon, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Famous tap dancer, choreographer, and actor Savion Glover is the epitome of a living legend.

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