Acoustic AlchemyThu, Jun 23 - Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Pushing the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond since 1987.
Ana PopovicMon, Jun 27 - Tue, Jun 28, 2016
The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. On tour in support of her new release TRIOLOGY.
Steve Tyrell -
Wed, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 3, 2016
Songs of Sinatra
“The warm and fuzzy baritone of Steve Tyrell can always be counted on to add the right romantic touch to an evening of songs.” International Review of Music
Greg Adams and East Bay SoulTue, Jul 5 - Thu, Jul 7, 2016
Greg Adams is the driving force behind East Bay Soul. The expansive ensemble is a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul, playing for over forty years.
Boney JamesFri, Jul 8 - Sun, Jul 10, 2016
"The relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone is one reason his approach works.... another reason is his sturdy sense of phrase. Like Grover Washington, Jr., a pioneer in this field, he sounds at ease but alert, and he’s capable of striking an imploring tone without an overdose of saccharine.” - New York Times
Pearl Django with Special Guest Don StiernbergTue, Jul 12 - Wed, Jul 13, 2016
Seattle gypsy jazz favorites joined by one of the best mandolinists in the country
Sergio Mendes: 50 Years – Celebration of Brazil ‘66Thu, Jul 14 - Sun, Jul 17, 2016
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.
Marcia BallMon, Jul 18, 2016
"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry..her songs ring with emotional depth." - Rolling Stone
Buckwheat ZydecoTue, Jul 19 - Wed, Jul 20, 2016
“Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.” - The New York Times
The Rippingtons featuring Russ FreemanThu, Jul 21 - Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Started by guitarist Russ Freeman in 1985, The Rippingtons are a Grammy-nominated American contemporary jazz band celebrating its Twenty-fifth anniversary.
Albert Lee with Opener Kate TaylorTue, Jul 26 - Wed, Jul 27, 2016
"Albert is, in every sense of the word, a genuine guitar wizard."
One of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene joined by American pop singer/songwriter
The Manhattan TransferThu, Jul 28 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Distinguished American 7-time Grammy winning acappella quartet - blending jazz and pop
Eric Bibb & Corey Harris
Tue, Aug 2 - Wed, Aug 3, 2016
Featuring two of the most vivid voices in modern Delta blues, MacArthur fellow Corey Harris and acclaimed bluesman Eric Bibb team up to chronicle the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation.
Monty Alexander with John Clayton and Jeff HamiltonThu, Aug 4 - Sun, Aug 7, 2016
Straight-ahead jazz bliss!
Fatoumata DiawaraTue, Aug 9 - Wed, Aug 10, 2016
Using elements of jazz, pop and funk Malian singer/songwriter of folk Wassoulou tradition has been labeled beguiling and spell-weaving.
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Jessica MolaskeyThu, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016
They are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium. They are caviar in a world of canned tuna. Once you’ve acquired the taste, there is no substitute.” - The New York Times
Freddie JacksonTue, Aug 16 - Wed, Aug 17, 2016
Classic soul-singer and R&B Icon!
“You Are My Lady” “Rock Me Tonight” “Jam Tonight,” ”Hey Lover”
O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’ConnorThu, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016
Grammy winning bluesgrass fiddler and Americana family band!
"One of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music." – The New York Times
Lee Ritenour and Dave GrusinTue, Aug 23 - Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Contemporary Grammy-winning crossover guitarist and pianist unite to share their flawless technique and joyful compositions.
Otis TaylorTue, Aug 30 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016
Trance blues multi-instrumentalist with poetic intelligence
Keiko MatsuiThu, Sep 1 - Sun, Sep 4, 2016
Japanese keyboardist and composer specializing in contemporary, fusion, and new-age jazz with her acoustic band
Tower of PowerTue, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Legendary funk, groove and urban soul specialists!
Uncle BonsaiThu, Sep 8, 2016
“A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” -- NY Times
Tower of PowerFri, Sep 9 - Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Legendary funk, groove and urban soul specialists!
Joey Alexander TrioTue, Sep 13 - Wed, Sep 14, 2016
BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!
"If the word 'genius' still means anything, it applies to this prodigy. He played his own solo variations on 'Round Midnight' with a breathtaking precocity and mastery of several decades of piano style." – Allen Morrison, DownBeat Magazine
Karrin AllysonThu, Sep 15 - Sun, Sep 18, 2016
“Allyson knows what jazz singing is all about…sometimes tender, sometimes tough (she) always strikes the right chord” – Charles J. Gans, Associated Press
Richard Bona Mandekan CubanoTue, Sep 20 - Wed, Sep 21, 2016
“An astonishing electric bassist, a mellifluous singer and no slouch as a songsmith, Cameroonian bassist Richard Bona holds forth with Mandekan Cubano, a sextet that explores the grooves shared by West African and Cuban music.” – Time Out, New York
Brian Culbertson Funk! TourThu, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Contemporary jazz, R&B and funk trailblazer touring in support of his new release Funk!
Marcus MillerThu, Sep 29 - Sun, Oct 2, 2016
Two-time Grammy-winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums multi-instrumentalist, Marcus is highly proficient as a keyboardist, clarinetist/bass clarinetist and, primarily, as a world-renowned electric bassist, topping critics' and readers' polls for three decades.
Chick Corea Trio featuring Eddie Gomez and Brian BladeTue, Oct 4 - Wed, Oct 5, 2016
The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammy's.
Catherine RussellThu, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 9, 2016
“A voice like rich, aged brandy… she kills with her low down verson of “Aged and Mello” …blues at it’s best. – BlogCritics
McCoy TynerThu, Oct 13 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Four-time Grammy-winning pianist Tyner has released nearly 80 albums under his name and was awarded Jazz Master from the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music.
Burt BacharachThu, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Bachrach is a composer extraordinaire whose elegant songwriting and blend of many forms (jazz, soul, bossa nova) made him a giant of contemporary pop music. Six-time Grammy award winner and three-time Academy award winner.
The CookersTue, Oct 25 - Wed, Oct 26, 2016
“This is the greatest jazz super-band working.” - C. Latimer, Detroit Metro Times
“A dream team of forward-leaning hard-bop.” - N. Chinen, The New York Times
Gerald AlbrightThu, Oct 27 - Sun, Oct 30, 2016
“Then there’s the most personable sax icon Gerald Albright, a true consummate mainstay in the business whose “Slam Dunk” release will continue to dazzle jazz/R&B lovers for years to come. Definitely catch his tour and album!” – TheSmoothJazzCruise.com
2015 Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ – his 8th Grammy nomination
Leo KottkeTue, Nov 8 - Wed, Nov 9, 2016
Acoustic guitar master known for his fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz and folk music.
Taj Mahal TrioFri, Nov 18 - Sun, Nov 27, 2016
(*Closed Mon, Nov 21st & Thanksgiving)
Blues and roots music favorite - an international treasure!