Events Calendar

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The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Thu, Jan 29 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015

Grammy-nominated American contemporary jazz band celebrating their Twenty-fifth anniversary and new release Fountain of Youth

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Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Chilean saxophonist/compser and 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner

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Marcia Ball

Tue, Feb 3 - Wed, Feb 4, 2015

"A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball’s voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker.” -Boston Herald
Touring in support of her new release The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man!

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An Intimate Evening with
Jeffrey Osborne

Thu, Feb 5 - Sun, Feb 8, 2015

Classic R&B Musician touring in support of his latest jazz release A Time For Love

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Jimmy Webb

Tue, Feb 10 - Wed, Feb 11, 2015

“Few singers blend grit and grandeur like Jimmy Webb…[his] voice is like an old Mustang heading through a treacherous yet often gorgeous landscape.” - Rolling Stone

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Mindi Abair and
The Boneshakers
Featuring Sweet Pea Atkinson

Thu, Feb 12 - Sun, Feb 15, 2015

“Abair’s sax growls, grunts and grinds like it’s a smoky joint in Lafayette, Louisiana, with more gristle than a T-Bone steak at The Pantry.” - Jazz Weekly

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Mindi Abair
Valentine's Celebration featuring The Boneshakers and Sweet Pea Atkinson

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

“Pop and jazz saxophonist who is as open-eared as David Sanborn and has shared stages with Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen fills her seventh studio album with guests like Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’ and Gregg Allman.” -Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Cecile McLorin Salvant

Tue, Feb 17 - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

2014 Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album " ...she sings clearly, with her full pitch range, from a pronounced low end to full and distinct high notes, used sparingly. - Ben Ratliff, New York Times

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Nettwork Trio featuring Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff "Tain" Watts featuring Special Guest Pharaoh Sanders

Thu, Feb 19 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

All-star jazz giants together for the first time!

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Christian McBride Trio

Tue, Feb 24 - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride hits the jazz sweet spot with his trio and recent release "Out Here"

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Steve Tyrell

Thu, Feb 26 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015

“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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Kendrick Scott Oracle

Mon, Mar 2, 2015

"Kendrick Scott is a jazz drummer conversant in an ultramodern sense of propulsion: lightweight yet heavy-gauge, with room for tumbling accents and textures." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

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Lucky Peterson

Tue, Mar 3 - Wed, Mar 4, 2015

“Up-to-date, raw-edged blues… unassailable musicianship, passion and convication.” – Chicago Reader

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Norman Brown

Thu, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 8, 2015

Grammy Award winner, innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz. Brown has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world.

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Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project

Tue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 11, 2015

"Ann Hampton Callaway, like the great jazz diva Sarah Vaughan, has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to...The show was a meticulously constructed, deliberately paced program...at moments you could almost hear Vaughan coming through her." - The New York Times

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Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Thu, Mar 12 - Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Grammy and Oscar winning R&B vocalist - Twenty Feet From Stardom

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Nir Felder

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

American jazz guitarist, composer and songwriter. “The next big jazz guitarist.” – NPR.org

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Dana Fuchs

Tue, Mar 17 - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n'roll doesn’t get any better.” – Stereophile Magazine

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David Sanborn

Thu, Mar 19 - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

David has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album … saxman who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes straight to the heart.

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Wayne Krantz Group featuring Anthony Jackson and Cliff Almond

Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument’s limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound.

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Great Guitars with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pisano and Mundell Lowe

Thu, Mar 26 - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Bringing together the leading acoustic guitarists – a guitar supergroup tradition!

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John Hammond

Tue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 1, 2015

"John Hammond is not only "America's modern country blues man," he is 100% the "real deal."

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Brian Culbertson - Long Night Out 20th Anniversary Tour

Thu, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 5, 2015

Contemporary jazz/R&B/funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer touring in support of his 20th Anniversary!

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Willie Jones III

Tue, Apr 7 - Wed, Apr 8, 2015

One of the worls's leading jazz drummers with an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression.

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Goapele

Thu, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 12, 2015

“Goapele possesses a vocal instrument that is haunting, ephemeral, smooth yet passionate. Her vocal’s ideally fit the sparse love ballads and political anthems that have been Goapele’s calling card.” - SouldTracks.com

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Omar Sosa's Quarteto Afrocubano

Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Cuban pianist Omar Sosa explores the roots of his culture as if through a kaleidoscope, working with the new band he calls Quarteto AfroCubano. CD Release celebration of ILE.

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WAR

Thu, Apr 16 - Sun, Apr 19, 2015

What do you get when you take funk, jazz, R&B and Rock & Roll and mix it up? You get WAR. “Low Rider, “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “Spill the Wine”

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Janiva Magness

Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Award-winning vocal blues sensation returns with a brand new album of all original tunes!

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Sergio Mendes

Thu, Apr 23 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

3 time Grammy Award winner, with more than 35 albums, Mendes is one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time!

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GrandMothers of Invention

Tue, Apr 28 - Wed, Apr 29, 2015

“Great news for Zappaphiles! Short of Frank himself coming back from beyond to bend ears and brains, this is about as closet to an authentic live version of Zappa’s music as you can possibly get….. Reaction on the fan web sites has been nothing short of rapturous.” – Prague Post

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Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy & More Electric Tour

Thu, Apr 30 - Sun, May 3, 2015

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

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Eric Bibb

Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 6, 2015

“The appeal with blues troubadour Eric Bibb has always been his positive hopeful tone conveyed with a warm voice, and a pristinely picked acoustic guitar.” – Something Else

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Tue, May 12 - Wed, May 13, 2015

"Jane Bunnett and Maqueque... utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz." - Boston Globe

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NAJEE

Thu, May 14 - Sun, May 17, 2015

Iconic smooth jazz saxophonist touring in support of his new release The Morning After

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Bettye LaVette

Thu, May 21 - Sun, May 24, 2015

Legendary R&B songstress touring in support of her new album Worthy

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Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Tue, May 26 - Sat, May 30, 2015

Recipient of the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Acheivement award, an NEA Jazz Master, and Known as one of the finest Latin jazz pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri’s playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of Puerto Rico with the melody and complexity of his jazz influences.

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Benny Green Trio

Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Hard-bop jazz pianist extraordinaire and “…one of the most adept and agile pianists to emerge from the 1980’s mini-boom in straightahead jazz.” – AXS.com

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Spyro Gyra

Thu, Jun 4 - Sun, Jun 7, 2015

12x Grammy-nominated American jazz fusion guru’s blending R&B, funk and pop

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Justin Kauflin Quartet

Tue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10, 2015

He’s a monster on the piano and one of the greatest people I know.” - Clark Terry

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