Great Guitars with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pisano and Mundell LoweThu, Mar 26 - Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Three defining figures of acoustic jazz guitar together for the first time in history!
Beyond Ebola Benefit featuring
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Message from Guinea
Fundraising event in partnership with Seattle-based Guinea Arts Cooperative
John HammondTue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 1, 2015
"John Hammond is not only "America's modern country blues man," he is 100% the "real deal."
Brian CulbertsonThu, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 5, 2015
Contemporary jazz/R&B/funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer touring in support of his 20th Anniversary!
Willie Jones III Quintet with Eddie Henderson, Eric Reed, Ralph Moore, and Buster WilliamsTue, Apr 7 - Wed, Apr 8, 2015
One of the worlds's leading jazz drummers with an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression joined by a quintet of superlative sidemen trumpeter Eddie Henderson, pianist Eric Reed, tenor Ralph Moore, and bassist Buster Williams.
GoapeleThu, 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.” - SoulTracks.com
Omar Sosa's Quarteto AfrocubanoTue, 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 Ilé.
WARThu, 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”
Janiva MagnessTue, Apr 21 - Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Award-winning vocal blues sensation returns with a brand new album of all original tunes!
Sergio MendesThu, 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!
Pearl Django CD Release Party - Time FliesMon, Apr 27, 2015
"Pearl Django play(s) gypsy jazz…and they do it with such verve, skill and pleasure that they're pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike." —Seattle Weekly
The Jones Family SingersTue, Apr 28 - Wed, Apr 29, 2015
“Modern practitioners of a long musical tradition…infusing their joyful, reverent songs with elements of vintage soul and R&B.” – The Wall Street Journal
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy & More Electric TourThu, 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.
Eric BibbTue, 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
Ramsey Lewis QuartetThu, May 7 - Sun, May 10, 2015
American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality Ramsey Lewis has over 80 albums, seven gold records and three Grammy Awards.
Jane Bunnett & MaquequeTue, May 12 - Wed, May 13, 2015
2015 June Jazz Album of the Year: Group!
"Jane Bunnett and Maqueque... utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz." - Boston Globe
NAJEEThu, May 14 - Sun, May 17, 2015
Iconic smooth jazz saxophonist touring in support of his new release The Morning After
Bettye LaVetteThu, May 21 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Legendary R&B songstress touring in support of her new album Worthy
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz BandTue, 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.
Benny Green TrioTue, 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
Spyro GyraThu, Jun 4 - Sun, Jun 7, 2015
12x Grammy-nominated American jazz fusion guru’s blending R&B, funk and pop
Justin Kauflin QuartetTue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10, 2015
He’s a monster on the piano and one of the greatest people I know.” - Clark Terry
Arturo SandovalThu, Jun 11 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 10x Grammy award winner and Emmy award winner, Mr. Sandoval is a Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer extraordinaire!
Fred Hersch TrioTue, Jun 16 - Wed, Jun 17, 2015
“…the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” - Vanity Fair
The Bad Plus Joshua RedmanThu, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Powerhouse Trio with jazz sax master touring as four-part collective. “It’s as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place. Imagine if the Beatles had spent the first decade of their career as a trio before adding Paul. It’s like that.” - Metroland
Tuck and PattiTue, Jun 23 - Wed, Jun 24, 2015
For over three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of the lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists.
Acoustic Alchemy - Celebrating 25 Years!Thu, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Pushing the limits of acoustic guitar and embracing a spectrum of musical syles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.
Antonio Sanchez & MigrationTue, Jun 30 - Wed, Jul 1, 2015
4x Grammy Award winner, Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders, and composers of his generation
Greg Adams & East Bay SoulThu, Jul 2 - Sun, Jul 5, 2015
Blending funk, jazz, R&B, and soul this ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musical wizardry.
Boney JamesFri, Jul 10 - Sun, Jul 12, 2015
Four gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, two NAACP Image Award nominations, a Soul Train Music Award and a nomination, sales totaling more than 3 million records. Chart-topping saxophonist Boney James embodies the phrase "horn of plenty.”
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaTue, Jul 14 - Wed, Jul 15, 2015
“Nigoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat.” – Time Out magazine Kouyate is a Grammy-nominated Malian master of the ngoni who has played alongside Toumani Dianate, Taj Maahal, Ali Farka Toure and Sir Paul McCarntney.
Catherine RussellTue, Jul 21 - Wed, Jul 22, 2015
"The best blues and jazz singer going today." -Wall Street Journal
Award winning jazz, blues, soul and swing vocalist described as, gorgeously wistful, a true treasure, and an exceptional pleasure on tour in support of her new release Bring it Back.
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz BandThu, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Grammy-Award winning percussionist and Latin-Jazz superstar!
Maceo ParkerThu, Aug 6 - Sun, Aug 9, 2015
"Parker talks with his sax, chatters away without a seeming care. It's a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days. ....firmed my belief that the world would be a better place if we all funked together." - San Diego Reader
Lydia Pense and Cold BloodTue, Aug 11 - Wed, Aug 12, 2015
Rocking blues – the band Tower of Power was born from
The Stanley Clarke BandThu, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Grammy-winning bassist delivers a virtuosic smorgasboard of old-school fusion, classical jazz, modern-day funk and introspective collaborations.
Lee Ritenour and Dave GrusinTue, Aug 25 - Sun, Aug 30, 2015
Grammy-winning genre-melding guitiarist and pianist
GrandMothers of InventionTue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 2, 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
Hiromi: The Trio ProjectThu, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Virtuosic pianist and composer offers energetic live perfomances beneding jazz, post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion