Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz BandTue, May 26 - Sat, May 30, 2015
10x Grammy Winner, recipient of the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award, NEA Jazz Master, and known as one of the finest Latin jazz pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri’s playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of Puerto Rico with the melody and complexity of his jazz influences.
Benny Green TrioTue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 3, 2015
Hard-bop jazz pianist extraordinaire touring in support of his new release "Live In Santa Cruz." “…one of the most adept and agile pianists to emerge from the 1980’s mini-boom in straightahead jazz.” – AXS.com
Spyro GyraThu, Jun 4 - Sun, Jun 7, 2015
12x Grammy-nominated American jazz fusion guru’s blending R&B, funk and pop
Justin Kauflin QuartetTue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10, 2015
He’s a monster on the piano and one of the greatest people I know.” - Clark Terry
Arturo SandovalThu, Jun 11 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, 10x Grammy award winner and Emmy award winner, Mr. Sandoval is a Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer extraordinaire!
Fred Hersch TrioTue, Jun 16 - Wed, Jun 17, 2015
“…the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” - Vanity Fair
The Bad Plus Joshua RedmanThu, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Powerhouse Trio with jazz sax master touring as four-part collective. “It’s as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place. Imagine if the Beatles had spent the first decade of their career as a trio before adding Paul. It’s like that.” - Metroland
Tuck and PattiTue, Jun 23 - Wed, Jun 24, 2015
For over three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of the lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists.
Acoustic Alchemy - Celebrating 25 Years!Thu, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Pushing the limits of acoustic guitar and embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.
Antonio Sanchez & MigrationTue, Jun 30 - Wed, Jul 1, 2015
4x Grammy Award winner, Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders, and composers of his generation
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
Thu, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015
Latin Jazz Band
Grammy-Award winning Master conguero and percussionist. A Latin-jazz superstar!
The 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
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