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Curtis Stigers - Album Release Celebration

Tue, May 24 - Wed, May 25, 2022

Curtis Stigers has worked with the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, The Allman Brothers Band and Joe Cocker over the years. He is known for very his distinguished and sultry voice. It has been said that his vocals are, “aging like a fine wine, deepened by experience, resulting in a more wizened, mature and expressive performer, a vulnerability only hinted at in his pop crooner days.” If you are day dreaming of his vocals back in the day, you need to listen to him now… - Equality365.com

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Take 6

Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29, 2022

The most awarded a cappella group in history with 10 Grammy’s, heralded by Quincy Jones as " ...the baddest cats on the planet!"

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Halie Loren

Tue, May 31 - Wed, Jun 1, 2022

"Loren mixes and matches popular songs from a variety of sources and eras, throws in a few originals for good measure, and lets her warm and seductive voice work its magic on all of them ... Loren has something to say and her voice is as attractive and intoxicating as anything." - All About Jazz

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Norman Brown

Thu, Jun 2 - Sun, Jun 5, 2022

Grammy-winning contemporary Jazz R&B guitarist celebrating has 2022 release “Let's Get Away." Dubbed by George Benson as “one of the greatest, most articulate guitarists out there.”

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Dave Weckl - Tom Kennedy Project

Tue, Jun 7 - Wed, Jun 8, 2022

Virtuosic high energy, electric jazz/fusion at its finest!

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Thu, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 12, 2022

" ...not only one of the most superlative all-around singers in the world but also the most artistically, intellectually and emotionally satisfying female performer working today. Period." - Minneapolis Star Tribune Grand Baton redefines world-music through a deep reflection on rhythm pattern combinations, melody lines, sound experimentations and modern recording production.

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Christian McBride

Tue, Jun 14 - Wed, Jun 15, 2022

Seven-time Grammy award winning jazz bassist, touring in support of his new project, can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman.

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Thu, Jun 16 - Sun, Jun 19, 2022

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. And this year his solo album “Take Me Back” is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

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Leo Kottke

Tue, Jun 21 - Wed, Jun 22, 2022

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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Lizz Wright

Thu, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 26, 2022

Joined by a 5-piece band, Lizz is a jazzy soul singer with a beautiful velvety voice that gives music a luxurious sound. She"s a singer of "uncommon openness and direct emotional appeal." - The Chicago Tribune

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Samara Joy with the Pasquale Grasso Trio

Mon, Jun 27, 2022

Ebony Magazine calls Samara Joy the "voice of a new generation." At only 22, the winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition is a certified TikTok phenom and counts Anita Baker and Regina King as fans.

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4X GRAMMY® Nominee - The Baylor Project

Tue, Jun 28 - Wed, Jun 29, 2022

"4x Grammy-nominated married musicians vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Brimming with aural snapshots of their individual roots and the sacred space where they come together, it is a very unique album that soothes the soul..." - Urban Music Scene

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Acoustic Alchemy

Thu, Jun 30 - Sun, Jul 3, 2022

Touring in support of their latest release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have received droves of critical acclaim for their albums and three Grammy nominations.

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Sara Gazarek

Tue, Jul 5 - Wed, Jul 6, 2022

Graced with an "impeccable" voice (Winnipeg Free Press) and hailed as an artist that "may well turn out to be the next important jazz singer" by the LA Times, Double Grammy-nominated Sara Gazarek has been one of the leading lights of an impressive generation of jazz vocalists since her brilliant emergence at age 20.

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Nearly Dan

Thu, Jul 7 - Sun, Jul 10, 2022

Nearly Dan is 12 highly skilled, career musicians who electrify the richness & complexity of classic Steely Dan jazz-rock compositions live on stage.

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Janiva Magness - Album Release Celebration

Tue, Jul 12 - Wed, Jul 13, 2022

“One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul… Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money.” – MOJO “Hard to Kill is a boldly honest and affecting collection of songs that sit on the bedrock of blues, soul and funk.” - American Blues Scene

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Album Release Celebration

Thu, Jul 14 - Sun, Jul 17, 2022

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band founded by Oscar Hernandez, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa. Join the celebration of their latest release Imagenes Latinas (05/2022)!

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Greg Adams & East Bay Soul featuring vocalist Tommy Bowes

Tue, Jul 19 - Wed, Jul 20, 2022

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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Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Thu, Jul 21 - Sun, Jul 24, 2022

Seasoned showman and award-winning contemporary jazz heavyweights, R n R bring their own brand of funky horn power

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Amy Helm

Mon, Jul 25 - Tue, Jul 26, 2022

Dynamically soulful singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and daughter of legendary drummer Levon Helm touring in support of her third album "What the Flood Leaves Behind"

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ConFunkShun

Wed, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 31, 2022

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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Marcia Ball

Tue, Aug 2 - Wed, Aug 3, 2022

"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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Blood Sweat & Tears

Thu, Aug 4 - Sun, Aug 7, 2022

Three-Time Grammy-Winners, Playboy Jazz and Pop Award winners, and Grammy Hall of Famers. Not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure!

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Otis Taylor

Tue, Aug 9 - Wed, Aug 10, 2022

Raw and unflinching Taylor brings depth, honesty, and passion to the topics of his songs in a trance blues/roots style.

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Thu, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 14, 2022

For more than three decades, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straightahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

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Isaiah Sharkey

Tue, Aug 16 - Wed, Aug 17, 2022

2015 Grammy winner as guitarist on D'Angelo's Black Messiah album, Sharkey is poised to take center stage as he fuses together his background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues, and funk to create an original guitar sound with an unmistakable dose of soul.

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Maceo Parker

Thu, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 21, 2022

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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John Pizzarelli Trio

Tue, Aug 23 - Wed, Aug 24, 2022

World-renowned guitarist and singer hailed by the Boston Globe for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz." The Toronto Star pegged him as "the general genius of the guitar." And the Seattle Times saluted him as "a rare entertainer of the old school."

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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Aug 25 - Sun, Aug 28, 2022

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

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Lucibela

Tue, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 7, 2022

“Ever since the death of legendary dive Cesaria Evora in 2011, the world has been waiting for another Cape Verdean singer with her sublime poise and emotional power. We may have just found her in Lucibela.” - Banning Eyre, All Things Considered NPR

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Gerald Albright

Thu, Sep 8 - Sun, Sep 11, 2022

One of the brightest R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz saxophonists on the scene.

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project

Tue, Sep 13 - Wed, Sep 14, 2022

“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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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Thu, Sep 15 - Sun, Sep 18, 2022

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

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Emmet Cohen

Tue, Sep 20 - Wed, Sep 21, 2022

"Cohen, 28, has a breezy, phlegmatic command at the keyboard, and a deep well of historical jazz references at his fingertips. If he wasn’t already an obvious heir apparent to the neo-traditional jazz mantle, his win at last weekend’s 2019 American Pianists Awards ought to make it official." - Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

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David Sanborn Jazz Quartet

Thu, Sep 29 - Sun, Oct 2, 2022

6 Grammy Awards - 8 Gold Albums - 24 albums
One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists for six decades and counting, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years."

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The Bad Plus

Tue, Oct 18 - Wed, Oct 19, 2022

Legendary alt-jazz group, now in their 21st year. Founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone).

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Shemekia Copeland

Tue, Oct 25 - Wed, Oct 26, 2022

“Copeland provides a soundtrack for contemporary America…powerful, ferocious, clear-eyed and hopeful…She’s in such control of her voice that she can scream at injustices before she soothes with loving hope. It sends shivers up your spine.” – Living Blues

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Antonio Sanchez & Bad Hombre with Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI, Lex Sadler

Tue, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 9, 2022

"Mr. Sanchez emerged as one of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations." - The New York Times

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