Antonio Sanchez & MigrationTue, Jun 30 - Wed, Jul 1, 2015
4x Grammy Award winner, considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders, and composers of his generation. Crafted the award-winning film score to Birdman.
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.
Albert Lee with Special Guest Cindy CashdollarTue, Jul 7 - Thu, Jul 9, 2015
American roots, bluegrass, honky tonk and Western swing with legendary guitarist Albert Lee and Grammy-winning dobro/steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar.
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 &
Tue, Jul 14 - Wed, Jul 15, 2015
“Ngoni 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 Mahal, 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.
John Pizzarelli QuartetThu, Jul 23 - Sun, Jul 26, 2015
World-renowned artist known for his sophisticated style of encompassing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz
Nearly DanWed, Jul 29, 2015
This 11-member collection of the most highly skilled, career musicians brings the richness and complexity of Steely Dan compositions to life.
Thu, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Latin Jazz Band
Grammy-Award winning Master conguero and percussionist. A Latin-jazz superstar!
Halie LorenMon, Aug 3, 2015
Touring in support of her new release, Butterfly Blue, “Loren mixes and matches popular songs from a variety of sources and eras, throws in a few originals for good measure, and lets her warm and seductive voice work its magic on all of them…. Loren has something to say and her voice is as attractive and intoxicating as anything.” - All About Jazz
funky METERSTue, Aug 4 - Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Classic American Funk, Rock and Afro-Beat direct from New Orleans
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
Manhattan TransferThu, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Grammy-winning vocal troupe famed for their crystal clear vocalese style - blending pop, jazz, swing and R&B
Otis Taylor BandTue, Aug 18 - Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Blues singer/guitarist/banjoist and visionary roots musician Otis Taylor and band are touring in support of their new release
"Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat"
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
Terence Blanchard featuring the E-CollectiveThu, Sep 3 - Sun, Sep 6, 2015
Multi-Grammy Winning top-tier jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer
Tower of PowerThu, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Celebrating five decades of funky soul with a brass backbone!
Lizz WrightTue, Sep 15 - Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Earthy and stunningly rich alto songstress touring in support of her new release Freedom and Surrender
Hiromi: The Trio ProjectThu, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Virtuosic pianist and composer offers energetic live performances bending jazz, post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion
Kyle Eastwood BandTue, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 23, 2015
“Eastwood demonstrates monster bass chops.” - JazzTimes
Monty Alexander with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton 40th Anniversary Celebration!Thu, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 27, 2015
When jazz fans hear the names of these three friends in conjunction, they know they'll be treated to great music played with inspiration, joy, and absolutely amazing technical chops.
Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band featuring Vincent Herring, Jeremy Pelt, Rick Germanson, and Gerald CannonMon, Sep 28, 2015
Supported by a rhythm section that’s driven by the hard-bop aggression of drummer Louis Hayes, the overall results are a high-octane musical experience.
Sonny Knight and The LakersTue, Sep 29 - Wed, Sep 30, 2015
With an earthy, authoritative voice, Sonny Knight commands your attention as one of the latest vintage soul singer to experience sudden late-career success, touring in support of his new release Do It Live!
Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill StewartTue, Oct 6 - Wed, Oct 7, 2015
A hot mix of sensitivity, instinct and solid swing from three leaders of a moving trio
Hot Tuna AcousticThu, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 11, 2015
To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.
Christian ScottTue, Oct 13 - Wed, Oct 14, 2015
“One of the greatest jazz trumpet innovators of his generation.” - Concord
Will DowningThu, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 18, 2015
The Prince of Sophisticated Soul returns to Jazz Alley for four nights!
Frank GambleTue, Oct 20 - Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Grammy winning guitar virtuoso! “His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion-powered playing – a style Rolling Stone Magazine calls ‘ferocious’!”
Karrin AllysonThu, Oct 22 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015
“If there’s a choir in heaven, someday the exquisite vocalist Karrin Allyson will lead it. She’s such an otherworldly talent that the creator probably already has her on heavy rotation.” -The Houston Press
Hot Club of CowtownTue, Oct 27 - Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Country music that swings? Jazz with a twang? This high-flying Austin trio walks the line between the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt’s Quintette du Hot Club de France and the western swing of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys.
Voted "Western Swing Group of The Year" at 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards!