Events Calendar

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Donald Harrison

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Tue, May 24 - Wed, May 25, 2016

Grammy-nominated soprano saxophonist and King of noveau swing

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Arturo Sandoval

Thu, May 26 - Sun, May 29, 2016

10x Grammy-winning dynamic Cuban trumpet master and 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient!

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Tuck and Patti

Tue, May 31 - Wed, Jun 1, 2016

For over three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists.

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Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Thu, Jun 2 - Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The unexpected success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey.

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The Bad Plus

Tue, Jun 7 - Wed, Jun 8, 2016

“Audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio crunches and at times pulverizes swing to let improvisational freedom shine...Dynamics play a huge roll in the act's music, as does humor, an element sorely lacking in most of contemporary jazz. But beauty is also key... jazz purists tremble while the vanguard flocks.” - Billboard

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Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy Meets Romantic Warrior Electric Tour

Thu, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 12, 2016

A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order.

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Anthony Strong

Mon, Jun 13, 2016

“A new, genuine, male jazz singer!” - Jazz House, BBC Radio

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Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen Duo

Tue, Jun 14 - Wed, Jun 15, 2016

"…the most arrestingly innovative pianist over the last decade or so." — Tad Hendrickson, Vanity Fair
What’s not to love about a young clarinetist and saxophonist who plays everything we love—modern jazz, world music, “hot” New Orleans style jazz—and does it all brilliantly? – The Wall Street Journal

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Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

Thu, Jun 16 - Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Grammy-nominated roaringly beautiful jazz sax player and composer

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STANTON MOORE ft. David Torkanowsky & James Singleton w/ Cyril Neville

Tue, Jun 21 - Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Funky jazz drummer with southern soul singer

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Acoustic Alchemy

Thu, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Pushing the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond since 1987.

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Ana Popovic

Mon, Jun 27 - Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. On tour in support of her new release TRIOLOGY.

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Steve Tyrell -
Songs of Sinatra

Wed, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 3, 2016

“The warm and fuzzy baritone of Steve Tyrell can always be counted on to add the right romantic touch to an evening of songs.” International Review of Music

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Greg Adams and East Bay Soul

Tue, Jul 5 - Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Greg Adams is the driving force behind East Bay Soul. The expansive ensemble is a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul, playing for over forty years.

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Boney James

Fri, Jul 8 - Sun, Jul 10, 2016

"The relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone is one reason his approach works.... another reason is his sturdy sense of phrase. Like Grover Washington, Jr., a pioneer in this field, he sounds at ease but alert, and he’s capable of striking an imploring tone without an overdose of saccharine.” - New York Times

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Pearl Django with Special Guest Don Stiernberg

Tue, Jul 12 - Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Seattle gypsy jazz favorites joined by one of the best mandolinists in the country

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Sergio Mendes: 50 Years – Celebration of Brazil ‘66

Thu, Jul 14 - Sun, Jul 17, 2016

One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy Award winner.

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Marcia Ball

Mon, Jul 18, 2016

"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry..her songs ring with emotional depth." - Rolling Stone

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Buckwheat Zydeco

Tue, Jul 19 - Wed, Jul 20, 2016

“Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.” - The New York Times

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The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Thu, Jul 21 - Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Started by guitarist Russ Freeman in 1985, The Rippingtons are a Grammy-nominated American contemporary jazz band celebrating its Twenty-fifth anniversary.

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Albert Lee with Special Guest Kate Taylor

Tue, Jul 26 - Wed, Jul 27, 2016

One of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene joined by American pop singer/songwriter

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The Manhattan Transfer

Thu, Jul 28 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Distinguished American 7-time Grammy winning acappella quartet - blending jazz and pop

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Eric Bibb & Corey Harris
~True Blues~

Tue, Aug 2 - Wed, Aug 3, 2016

Featuring two of the most vivid voices in modern Delta blues, MacArthur fellow Corey Harris and acclaimed bluesman Eric Bibb team up to chronicle the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation.

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Monty Alexander with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton

Thu, Aug 4 - Sun, Aug 7, 2016

Straight-ahead jazz bliss!

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Fatoumata Diawara

Tue, Aug 9 - Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Using elements of jazz, pop and funk Malian singer/songwriter of folk Wassoulou tradition has been labeled beguiling and spell-weaving.

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Freddie Jackson

Tue, Aug 16 - Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Classic soul-singer and R&B Icon!
“You Are My Lady” “Rock Me Tonight” “Jam Tonight,” ”Hey Lover”

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O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

Thu, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Grammy winning bluesgrass fiddler and the family band!
"One of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music." – The New York Times

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Tue, Aug 23 - Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Contemporary Grammy-winning crossover guitarist and pianist unite to share their flawless technique and joyful compositions.

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Otis Taylor

Tue, Aug 30 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Trance blues multi-instrumentalist with poetic intelligence

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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Sep 1 - Sun, Sep 4, 2016

Japanese keyboardist and composer specializing in contemporary, fusion, and new-age jazz

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Tower of Power

Tue, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 7, 2016

Legendary funk, groove and urban soul specialists!

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Tower of Power

Fri, Sep 9 - Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Legendary funk, groove and urban soul specialists!

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Nearly Dan

Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Seattle-based 12-piece tribute to the music of STEELY DAN

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Joey Alexander Trio

Tue, Sep 13 - Wed, Sep 14, 2016

BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
"If the word 'genius' still means anything, it applies to this prodigy. He played his own solo variations on 'Round Midnight' with a breathtaking precocity and mastery of several decades of piano style." – Allen Morrison, DownBeat Magazine

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Catherine Russell

Thu, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 9, 2016

“A voice like rich, aged brandy… she kills with her low down verson of “Aged and Mello” …blues at it’s best. – BlogCritics

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Burt Bacharach

Thu, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Bachrach is a composer extraordinaire whose elegant songwriting and blend of many forms (jazz, soul, bossa nova) made him a giant of contemporary pop music. Six-time Grammy award winner and three-time Academy award winner.

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Gerald Albright

Thu, Oct 27 - Sun, Oct 30, 2016

“Then there’s the most personable sax icon Gerald Albright, a true consummate mainstay in the business whose “Slam Dunk” release will continue to dazzle jazz/R&B lovers for years to come. Definitely catch his tour and album!” – TheSmoothJazzCruise.com
2015 Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ – his 8th Grammy nomination

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Leo Kottke

Tue, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 9, 2016

Acoustic guitar master known for his fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz and folk music.

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Taj Mahal Trio

Fri, Nov 18 - Sun, Nov 27, 2016
(*Closed Mon, Nov 21st & Thanksgiving)

Blues and roots music favorite - an international treasure!

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Judy Collins

Thu, Jan 12 - Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Judy Collins

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