Events Calendar

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Ballard High School

Tue, May 30, 2017

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Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Thu, 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

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Joe Lovano Classic Quartet

Tue, 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

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An Intimate Evening with Jeffrey Osborne

Thu, 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”

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Donny McCaslin Group

Tue, Jun 13 - Wed, Jun 14, 2017

David Bowie's Blackstar Band touring in support of their new album Beyond Now -- a dedication to and inspired by David Bowie

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Acoustic Alchemy

Thu, 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.

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Larry Coryell Tribute featuring Julian Coryell & the 11th House Band

Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Jazz fusion tribute to Larry Coryell with son, Julian Coryell & the 11th House Band

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Curtis Stigers with Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra

Tue, 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!

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Thu, 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.

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Playing For Change

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

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Buster Williams Quartet "Something More" 75th Birthday Tour

Tue, 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.

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Sergio Mendes

Thu, 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.

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Pearl Django

Wed, Jul 5 - Thu, Jul 6, 2017

Swinging gypsy jazz!

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Nearly Dan

Fri, 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

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Nellie McKay

Tue, 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.

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Burt Bacharach

Thu, 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.

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Pat Martino Trio

Tue, 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.

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The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Thu, 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."

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Janiva Magness

Tue, Jul 25 - Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Award-winning Americana, blues, roots and soul singer/songwriter touring in support of her new release "Blue Again"

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John Pizzarelli plays JOBIM featuring Daniel Jobim, Duduka da Fonseca and Helio Alves

Thu, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Celebrating 100 years of Jobim with the rhythm of Rio, The Romance of Sinatra: Celebrated guitarist and singer revisits a bossa nova classic at 50

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Tue, Aug 1 - Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Multiple Grammy-winning jazz guitarist and pianist with prolific recording careers come together making acoustic jazz magic!

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Greg Adams and East Bay Soul

Tue, 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

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Keiko Matsui

Thu, 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

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Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band

Thu, 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!

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Otis Taylor Band

Tue, Aug 22 - Wed, Aug 23, 2017

“Raw blues, creatively delivered!” – The Guardian
On tour in support of their latest release Fantasizing about Being Black

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Maceo Parker

Thu, 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.

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Cecile McLorin Salvant

Thu, 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

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Monsieur Periné

Tue, Sep 12 - Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Bogotå-based musical ensemble from Colombia with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors!

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Arturo Sandoval

Thu, 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!

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Take Six

Thu, Sep 21 - Sun, Sep 24, 2017

10x Grammy-winning American a cappella group blending contemporary R&B style, integrating jazz influences with inspirational lyrics

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tue, Sep 26 - Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Formidable Grammy-winning Salsa and Latin jazz combo

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The Victor Wooten Trio featuring Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini

Thu, Sep 28 - Sun, Oct 1, 2017

5x Grammy winning bassist joined by reputable genre-crossing drummer and bassist

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Leo Kottke

Tue, 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.

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The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

Fri, 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.

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