Events Calendar

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Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Tue, 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.

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Greg Adams & East Bay Soul

Thu, 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.

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Albert Lee with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar

Tue, 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.

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Boney James

Fri, 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.”

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Bassekou Kouyate &
Ngoni Ba

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.

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John Mayall

Thu, Jul 16 - Sun, Jul 19, 2015

The Godfather of the British Blues

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Catherine Russell

Tue, 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.

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John Pizzarelli Quartet

Thu, 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

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Keb' Mo'

Mon, Jul 27 - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Modern master of American roots music!

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Nearly Dan

Wed, 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.

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Poncho Sanchez
Latin Jazz Band

Thu, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Grammy-Award winning Master conguero and percussionist. A Latin-jazz superstar!

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Halie Loren

Mon, 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

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funky METERS

Tue, Aug 4 - Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Classic American Funk, Rock and Afro-Beat direct from New Orleans

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Maceo Parker

Thu, 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

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Lydia Pense and Cold Blood

Tue, Aug 11 - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Rocking blues – the band Tower of Power was born from

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Manhattan Transfer

Thu, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Grammy-winning vocal troupe famed for their crystal clear vocalese style - blending pop, jazz, swing and R&B

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Otis Taylor Band

Tue, 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"

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The Stanley Clarke Band

Thu, 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.

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

Tue, Aug 25 - Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Grammy-winning genre-melding guitiarist and pianist

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GrandMothers of Invention

Tue, 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

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Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective

Thu, Sep 3 - Sun, Sep 6, 2015

Multi-Grammy Winning top-tier jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer

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Tower of Power

Thu, Sep 10 - Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Celebrating five decades of funky soul with a brass backbone!

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Lizz Wright

Tue, Sep 15 - Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Earthy and stunningly rich alto songstress touring in support of her new release Freedom and Surrender

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Hiromi: The Trio Project

Thu, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Virtuosic pianist and composer offers energetic live performances bending jazz, post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion

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Kyle Eastwood Band

Tue, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 23, 2015

“Eastwood demonstrates monster bass chops.” - JazzTimes

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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.

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Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band featuring Vincent Herring, Jeremy Pelt, Rick Germanson, and Gerald Cannon

Mon, 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.

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Sonny Knight and The Lakers

Tue, 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!

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart

Tue, Oct 6 - Wed, Oct 7, 2015

A hot mix of sensitivity, instinct and solid swing from three leaders of a moving trio

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Hot Tuna Acoustic

Thu, 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.

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Christian Scott

Tue, Oct 13 - Wed, Oct 14, 2015

“One of the greatest jazz trumpet innovators of his generation.” - Concord

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Will Downing

Thu, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 18, 2015

The Prince of Sophisticated Soul returns to Jazz Alley for four nights!

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Frank Gamble

Tue, 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’!”

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Karrin Allyson

Thu, 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

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Tue, 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!

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