and Brazil 2014
Presented by 91.3 KBCS and Show Brazil ProductionsThu, Mar 6 - Sun, Mar 9, 2014
One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time with a signature mix of bossa nova/samba and his distinctive pop instrumentation featuring melodies with alluring sexiness that ultimately came to define Brazilian music.
Anton Schwartz Quintet featuring Eric Reed and Dominick FarinacciTue, Mar 11 - Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Straight-ahead jazz with groove and intellect
Arturo SandovalThu, Mar 13 - Sun, Mar 16, 2014
“…if you can imagine the burst of a young Gillespie, the roaring of Fats Navarro and the sweet and light articulation of Clifford Brown than you have some idea of what (Sandoval) can do.” - London Observer
Hiromi - The Trio ProjectTue, Mar 18 - Wed, Mar 19, 2014
"Hiromi brings an incredible amount of energy to every show, whether she's playing a jazz festival, a rock club or a classical music hall. After touring the world, the pianist's Trio Project with contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips has become one of the most exciting groups working in any genre today." -DownBeat
Brian Culbertson -
Thu, Mar 20 - Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Long Night Out 20th Anniversary Tour
Contemporary jazz, R&B and funk trailblazer touring in support of his new release Another Long Night Out
Jackson High School Jazz Band EnsemblesMon, Mar 24, 2014
The next generation of jazz giants!
John Németh and the
Tue, Mar 25 - Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins
"Németh is with little doubt the most accomplished male vocalist of his generation traveling the blues highway today."
- East Bay Express
“Breathes new life into classic sounds... a Memphis tour-de-force." — Meredith Ochs, NPR’s All Songs Considered
Lydia Pense and Cold BloodTue, Apr 1 - Wed, Apr 2, 2014
Legendary original R&B horn band that exemplifies the East Bay Grease melding of funk and rock with blues and jazz elements.
David Sanborn Trio ft.
Thu, Apr 3 - Sun, Apr 6, 2014
Joey DeFrancesco and
Six-time Grammy winning saxman joined by Hammond B3 burner and top jazz drummer - this music knows no limits
Martin Taylor - SoloTue, Apr 8 - Wed, Apr 9, 2014
“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.” – Pat Metheny
Lalah Hathaway and Ruben StuddardThu, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 13, 2014
Two extraordinary voices: One elegant evening of jazz, classic soul, and ryhthem & blues
91.3 FM presents Fatoumata DiawaraTue, Apr 15 - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
“…the most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time.” – Telegraph
"spell-weaving new voice" – Mojo
Fatou skillfully uses elements of jazz, pop, and funk along with her ancestral Wassoulou tradition.
Rick Braun and
Thu, Apr 17 - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Hot brass sax and trumpet - contemporary jazz crossover
Orquesta AragónTue, Apr 22 - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Known as La Madre de Charanga Cubana (The Mother of The Cuban charanga) as well as La Charanga Eterna (The Eternal Charanga), Orquesta Aragon are the masters of every Cuban style and not afraid to show their versatility with sparkle and flair.
Regina Carter's Southern ComfortThu, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014
"A talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument." - Los Angeles Times
Fred Hersch TrioTue, Apr 29 - Wed, Apr 30, 2014
"Fred Hersch, one of the poet laureates of modern jazz piano, has also proven to be one of the most durable and forward-moving of any artist, on any arts scene." - Andrea Canter, Jazz Police
Lao Tizer featuring Karen Briggs and Chieli MinucciTue, May 6 - Wed, May 7, 2014
All-Star World Jazz Rock, 2011 "Jazz Group of the Year" Nominee
Kenny GThu, May 8 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Legendary jazz saxophonist and Seattle legend returns by popular demand!
The HeadhuntersTue, May 13 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Redefining modern funk, world music, and jazz - one of the most innovative groups in history
Spencer DayTue, May 20 - Wed, May 21, 2014
"A lapsed Morman with the looks and charm of a matinee idol, Day’s vocals are breathy, sensual, and intimate.” – Huffington Post
Ramsey Lewis Electric Band with Special Guest Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and FireThu, May 22 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Longtime keyboard jazzman on his funkiest outing in years.
Oz Noy featuring Oteil Burbridge and Keith CarlockTue, May 27 - Wed, May 28, 2014
“Imagine a player with the combination of Jimi Hendrix’s sonic adventurousness, Jeff Beck’s wit, John Scofield’s harmonic sophistication, Yngwie Malmsteen’s chops, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tone. Now imagine that player writing and performing music as funky as James Brown and the Meters.” – Premier Guitar
Joan Osborne and
Thu, May 29 - Sun, Jun 1, 2014
the Holmes Brothers
Considered one of the great voices of her generation, Osborne is a multi-platinum selling, recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee who weaves blues, R&B, pop and soul. Vocal and instrumental trio, The Holmes Brothers blend gospel-style R&B with electric blues!
Ernie Watts and the Marc Seales TrioTue, Jun 3 - Wed, Jun 4, 2014
“He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonistis, at the top of his game.” – All About Jazz
KEXP's Wo' Pop Presents
Thu, Jun 5 - Sun, Jun 8, 2014
Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban Allstars
17-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians, brought together by musical director Juan De Marcos who formed the Buena Vista Social Club
Dave Douglas QuintetTue, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 11, 2014
“The unassuming king of independent jazz.” - Downbeat
Maceo ParkerThu, Jun 19 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014
America funk and soul saxman best known for his work with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic
Jeff Hamilton Trio featuring Tamir Hendelman and Christoph LutyTue, Jun 24 - Wed, Jun 25, 2014
“One of the most celebrated jazz drummers of our time.” - Edward Blanco, eJazzNews
Tue, Jul 1 - Thu, Jul 3, 2014
and East Bay Soul
Tower of Power founding members blend of funk jazz, R&B and soul