Events Calendar

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Take 6

Thu, May 16 - Sun, May 19, 2019

“The impeccable vocal harmony of Take 6 is a magic fairy dust that renews every song it touches.” ~ Keyboard

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The Messenger Legacy - Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

Tue, May 21 - Wed, May 22, 2019

Drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. assembles an all-star group for a tribute to The Jazz Messengers, the prolific big band collective led by his mentor, the late Art Blakey. Marking the 100th year of Blakey’s birth with selections from a new recording, the band will include Peterson on percussion, saxophonists Bobby Watson and Bill Pierce, bassist Essiet Essiet, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and trumpeter Brian Lynch. “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” – Art Blakey

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Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Thu, May 23 - Sun, May 26, 2019

An organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms with classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Lisa’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.

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Spyro Gyra

Thu, May 30 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Over the last 40+ years Platinum and Gold Album artists, 5-piece band Spyro Gyra, have been delivering their top-shelf blend of jazz, fusion, R&B, and funk.

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Spencer Day

Tue, Jun 4 - Wed, Jun 5, 2019

#1 Billboard charting pop/jazz performer touring in support of his new release Angel! “His melodies are infectious…his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking. He is not only a superb pianist, but a brilliant arranger, who consistently celebrates the partnership between his voice and the piano. “ – SF Chronicle

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Nearly Dan

Thu, Jun 6 - Sun, Jun 9, 2019

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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The Cookers

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

This exciting all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.

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Moveable Mirror:
Rudresh Mahanthappa,
Eric Revis, Dave King

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Downbeat Poll Winner and Guggenheim Fellow, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa leads a new trio with the highly acclaimed bassist Eric Revis (Branford Marsalis) and brilliant drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus).
In the great tradition of Sonny Rollins’ A Night at the Village Vanguard, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, this ensemble explores some of the iconic standards presented by Rollins as well as music by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and original work by Mahanthappa.

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John Mayall Band featuring Carolyn Wonderland

Thu, Jun 13 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019

Blues Hall of Famer dubbed the Godfather of British Blues!

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An Evening with Kenny Garrett

Tue, Jun 18 - Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent jazz alto saxophonist of his generation.

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Brian Culbertson

Thu, Jun 20 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Returning by popular demand, Brian Culbertson brings his distinct award-winning brand of genre-crossing urban contemporary jazz, R&B and funk for four nights and six shows!

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Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner

Mon, Jun 24, 2019

2018 Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal album... "If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three; Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald; it is this 29 year-old virtuoso." - The New York Times

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Royal Jelly Jive

Tue, Jun 25 - Wed, Jun 26, 2019

“Jazzy cabaret sounds blend with hints of funk, traces of rock, and smidgens of soul to create a unique sound that is every bit as retro as it is modern. “ – SF Weekly

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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Guitarist Bill Frisell is widely known as one of the most versatile players in jazz history, despite possessing an always instantly recognizable warm, bell-like tone on his instrument, no matter what he happens to be playing.

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The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra presented by The Monterey Jazz Festival

Mon, Jul 1, 2019

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 21 of the most accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the country to form an all-star touring jazz orchestra. The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra meets each summer to rehearse with Education Director Paul Contos before embarking on a domestic or international tour!

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Acoustic Alchemy - CD Release Celebration!

Tue, Jul 2 - Sun, Jul 7, 2019

Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business.

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Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Tue, Jul 9 - Wed, Jul 10, 2019

East Bay music pioneers celebrating their 50 year anniversary since debuting at the Filmore!

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Steve Tyrell

Thu, Jul 11 - Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Grammy Award winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell is the definition of a renaissance man. In his nearly five decades in the music business, he has achieved success as a singer, songwriter, producer, music supervisor, and most recently, radio host.

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Pete Escovedo Orchestra with Special Guest Leah Tysee - 85th Birthday Celebration!

Tue, Jul 16 - Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Worldwide legendary percussionist, an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years.

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Thu, Jul 18 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019

Mulitple 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

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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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Phillip 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

Soulful and passionate Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist

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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

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

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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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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Tower of Power

Thu, Sep 12 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Legendary horn driven urban soul music

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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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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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Jimmy Webb

Tue, Oct 8 - Wed, Oct 9, 2019

American songwriter and singer 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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Savion Glover

Mon, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 6, 2019

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