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 smorgasbord 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 close 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
Ana PopovicTue, Sep 8 - Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Widely regarded as one of worlds very best female guitar-players, the 5x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.
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 Michael GlynnMon, 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!
Euge GrooveThu, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 4, 2015
American smooth jazz saxophonist with a string of Top-40 hits!
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 GambaleTue, 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
Touring in support of her new release Many A New Day!
“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!
Take 6Thu, Nov 5 - Sun, Nov 8, 2015
10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 7 Downbeat Awards, and lauded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet!'
Cherry Poppin' DaddiesTue, Nov 10 - Wed, Nov 11, 2015
8-piece genre bending artists salute the Rat Pack with their new release Please Return the Evening
Keiko MatsuiThu, Nov 12 - Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music.
Leo KottkeTue, Nov 17 - Thu, Nov 19, 2015
“There are finger picking guitarists, and then there is Leo Kottke. He is phenomenal as both a player and a composer.” – Tad Dickens
Taj Mahal TrioFri, Nov 20 - Sun, Nov 29, 2015
(*Closed on Mon, Nov 23rd & Thanksgiving)
Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues. The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.
Tierney SuttonTue, Dec 1 - Wed, Dec 2, 2015
“A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” – New York Times
Tue, Dec 8 - Wed, Dec 9, 2015
Extraordinary jazz drummer entertains the campy side of Christmas with excellent musicianship
Average White BandThu, Dec 10 - Sun, Dec 13, 2015
Widely regarded as the best funk and soul band in the history of music!
Pick up the Pieces - Cut the Cake