Larry CarltonFri, Apr 28 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017
4-Time Grammy Winner, 19-Time Grammy Nominee, World renowned guitarist and recording artist
Larry Carlton - Master ClassSat, Apr 29, 2017
A Master Class with 4-Time Grammy Winner, 19-Time Grammy Nominee, guitarist Larry Carlton!
Eliane EliasThu, May 4 - Sun, May 7, 2017
Eliane Elias is a Grammy-winning pianist/singer/songwriter, known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. On tour in support of her new release Dance of Time - Celebrating 100 Years of Samba! (3/24/2017)
Stanton MooreTue, May 9 - Wed, May 10, 2017
"Stanton Moore has got to be one of THE BEST funk drummers I have ever seen, and I have been a fan of New Orleans funk for close to 30 years. Zigaboo Modeliste, John Vidacovich, Russell Batiste, Kenneth Blevins - Stan can kick-it with the best of them. He just sits there with a big sh*t-eatin grin on his face, doesn't even look like he breaks a sweat." - George Gerhold, freelance writer
Spyro GyraThu, May 11 - Sun, May 14, 2017
Over the last 40+ years, contemporary jazzmen Spyro Gyra have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums, and sold over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums.
Larry Fuller TrioSPECIAL: $10 COVER
Tue, May 16, 2017
World-class jazz pianist rooted in the hard-swinging traditions of mainstream jazz. Larry was the last pianist with legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio, a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio, and most recently a member of the John Pizzarelli Quartet.
Shemekia CopelandThu, May 18 - Sun, May 21, 2017
Shemekia knows the blues and sings with hurricane power. Her voice and style remain instantly recognizable. Outskirts Of Love is another unique and classy project from Copeland, a singer whose stunning, powerful vocals perfectly mesh with provocative music aimed equally at the head, heart and ultimately the dancing feet. – American Songwriter
Bria SkonbergSPECIAL: $10 COVER
Tue, May 23 - Wed, May 24, 2017
Trumpeter/Vocalist Bria Skonberg is "posted to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." - Wall Street Journal
Euge GrooveThu, May 25 - Sun, May 28, 2017
Free-spirited and consummate chart-topping saxophonist! The highly sought after musical chameleon has been called upon for his musical prowess by everyone from Rock `N' Roll Hall of Famer Tina Turner and balladeer Luther Vandross to UK Blues Rocker Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News, among countless others.
Lisa Fischer and Grand BatonThu, Jun 1 - Sun, Jun 4, 2017
"Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, so exciting, so transcendent that you want more. With remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority. She often mixes styles in the same song, sometimes in the same vocal line. Her approach tends to be intimate, artful and almost meditative, accompanied by her interpretive dancing, but she also can cut loose and funk with fierceness and rock with abandon." -Minneapolis Star Tribune
Joe Lovano Classic QuartetTue, Jun 6 - Wed, Jun 7, 2017
" …a savior has been slowly materializing in the nineties—the astonishing tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano.” - Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker
An Intimate Evening with Jeffrey OsborneThu, Jun 8 - Sun, Jun 11, 2017
American funk and R&B musician, songwriter and lyricist “On The Wings of Love” “Stay With Me Tonight” “Love Ballad” “You Should Be Mine”
Donny McCaslin GroupTue, Jun 13 - Wed, Jun 14, 2017
David Bowie's Blackstar Band touring in support of their new album Beyond Now -- a decidation to and inspired by David Bowie
Acoustic AlchemyThu, Jun 15 - Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Since 1987, English contemporary band Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar, embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.
Larry Coryell Tribute featuring Julian Coryell & the 11th House BandMon, Jun 19, 2017
Jazz fusion tribute to Larry Coryell with son, Julian Coryell & the 11th House Band
Curtis Stigers with Seattle Women's Jazz OrchestraTue, Jun 20 - Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Singer, songwriter and saxophonist delivers authentic big band grooves with the finest female jazz artists in the region for over 17 years!
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz BandThu, Jun 22 - Sun, Jun 25, 2017
For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.
Buster Williams Quartet "Something More" 75th Birthday TourTue, Jun 27 - Wed, Jun 28, 2017
One of the truly great bassists in the history of Jazz, Buster has performed and recorded with a veritable Who's Who of Jazz greats representing a wide array of styles.
Sergio MendesThu, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 2, 2017
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. 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.
Nearly DanFri, Jul 7 - Sun, Jul 9, 2017
Nearly Dan is made up of 12 local and national musicians who share a passion for the distinctive music of Steely Dan
Nellie McKayTue, Jul 11 - Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Nell Marie "Nellie" McKay is a British-American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera.
Burt BacharachThu, Jul 13 - Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Burt Bacharach is one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. In the ’60s and ’70s, he was a dominant figure in pop music, racking up a remarkable 52 Top 40 hits. Combining elements of jazz, pop, Brazilian music and rock, Bacharach created a unique new sound that embodied the time.
Pat Martino TrioTue, Jul 18 - Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Jazz guitarist and composer within the post-bop, fusion, mainstream jazz and soul jazz idioms noted for his mathematical approach to the instrument and advanced knowledge of music and jazz theory.
The Rippingtons featuring Russ FreemanThu, Jul 20 - Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group who passed the thirty year mark and continues to innovate. Under Russ Freeman's production, the group has released 22 albums, all of which have attained top 5 Billboard status, with 5 of them reaching #1. Their debut album, "Moonlighting", Jazziz magazine called "the number one most influential contemporary jazz album of all time."
Janiva MagnessTue, Jul 25 - Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Award-winning Americana, blues, roots and soul singer/songwriter
John Pizzarelli plays JOBIM featuring Daniel Jobim, Duduka DeFonseca and Helio AlvesThu, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Celebrating 100 years of Jobim!
Lee Ritenour and Dave GrusinTue, Aug 1 - Sun, Aug 6, 2017
Multiple Grammy-winning jazz guitarist and pianist with prolific recording careers come together making acoustic jazz magic!
Greg Adams and East Bay SoulTue, Aug 8 - Wed, Aug 9, 2017
One of the best known horn arrangers in pop music renowned for his distinct percussive sound joined by his groove-infused funk band
Keiko MatsuiThu, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Internationally acclaimed & celebrated pianist, composer & humanitarian Keiko Matsui marks 30th anniversary of recording debut with Journey To The Heart
Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor BandThu, Aug 17 - Sun, Aug 20, 2017
The GRAMMY Award-winning O'Connor Band, featuring iconic fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor, puts on an engaging, dynamic show showcasing compelling arrangements, virtuosic solos, and tight vocal harmonies. Their debut album, Coming Home, reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart in 2016 and won Best Bluegrass Album at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2017!
Otis Taylor BandTue, Aug 22 - Wed, Aug 23, 2017
“Raw blues, creatively delivered!” – The Guardian
On tour in support of their latest release Fantasizing about Being Black
Maceo ParkerThu, Aug 24 - Sun, Aug 27, 2017
Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
Cecile McLorin SalvantThu, Aug 31 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017
"I said she’s in “command of” the jazz tradition. Better to say she’s in communion with it. I like how she listens. I like how she tests herself and learns as she performs. Salvant has a supple, well-trained voice with spot-on pitch. (No vibrato-teases; no meandering warbles passing as melisma.) Her low notes go from husky to full-bodied; her high notes float purely and cleanly. When she scats, it’s not an ego trip but a musical game, where notes and syllables get to shape-shift.” - Margo Jefferson The New York Times Magazine
Monsieur PerinéTue, Sep 12 - Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Bogotå-based musical ensemble from Colombia with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors!
Arturo SandovalThu, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 17, 2017
One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. 10x Grammy-winner, 6x Billboard Winner, 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award and more!
Take SixThu, Sep 21 - Sun, Sep 24, 2017
10x Grammy-winning American a cappella group blending contemporary R&B style, integrating jazz influences with inspirational lyrics
Spanish Harlem OrchestraTue, Sep 26 - Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Formidable Grammy-winning Salsa and Latin jazz combo
Leo KottkeTue, Oct 31 - Wed, Nov 1, 2017
Iconic acoustic guitarist known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies.
The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh MasekelaFri, Feb 16 - Sat, Feb 17, 2018
Legends of South African music reunite for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, arguably the most important jazz album ever recorded in its country’s history.