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Arturo Sandoval

Thu, Feb 21 - Sun, Feb 24, 2019

Grammy-winning, Cuban American jazz trumpeter Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.

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Sinne Eeg with special guest guitarist Peter Sprague

Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Considered the preeminent jazz vocalist in Scandinavia, Sinne Eeg’s distinctive vocals have earned her a loyal and rapidly growing fan base in her native country of Denmark and around the world. Influenced by Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, and Sarah Vaughan, she keeps a personal touch of soft darkness and Scandinavian melancholy settled in her music.

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Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective

Tue, Feb 26 - Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Five-time Grammy winning jazz trumpeter and composer. Experimental, eclectic and exotic. "Blanchard, whether he's doing his jazz albums, film scores or working with The E-Collective, has always been an innovator and someone who not only raises important questions through his work, but makes attempts to offer healing along the way. He's one of our most important artists." - Cultural Attache

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Joey Alexander

Thu, Feb 28 - Sun, Mar 3, 2019

Three-Time Grammy Nominated jazz pianist touring in support of his latest release Eclipse… “On his way to becoming of the greatest jazz artists of our time.” – Lester Holt, The Today Show

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Old school Hammond B3 funk, a unique 60's & 70's vintage soul sound mixed with tasty guitar lines and pocket drumming.

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Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Eric Harland

Tue, Mar 5 - Wed, Mar 6, 2019

A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, he employs his considerable technique in the service of the music rather than spectacle.” – The New Yorker

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Meshell Ndegeocello | No More Water | The Fire Next Time: The Gospel According to James Baldwin

Thu, Mar 7 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019

Some albums are a testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. “Ventriloquism," her recent release, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many. “The world needs more musicians like her: creatively restless and ambitious,” - NPR Music

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Tuck and Patti

Tue, Mar 12 - Wed, Mar 13, 2019

For over three decades, this unique vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs, and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists.

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Catherine Russell

Thu, Mar 14 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019

Catherine Russell, touring in support of her new release Alone Together, is that rarest of entities – a genuine jazz and blues singer – who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full-blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable.

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Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Tue, Mar 19 - Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Five-time Grammy-winning jazz drummer and composer, most recently noted for his composition of the original film score for Birdman, earning him a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Original Score.” He’s one of the most sought-after drummers in the international jazz scene and his playing is featured on over a hundred albums, including his three Grammy-winning records with Pat Metheny.

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Victor Wooten

Thu, Mar 21 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019

Five-time Grammy-winning bassist and founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones… Wooten picked up where Jaco Pastorius left off. Wooten has a funkier style than Pastorius, but both were masters of intricate jazz melodies as well as complex R&B arrangements.

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Alicia Olatuja

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz based ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014).

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Shemekia Copeland

Tue, Mar 26 - Wed, Mar 27, 2019

"Shemekia Copeland is one of the great blues voices of our time. No one comes close to the sheer repower that Copeland conjures at will." –Chicago Tribune

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Joey DeFrancesco Trio
with special guest
Pharoah Sanders
CD RELEASE!
In The Key of The Universe

Thu, Mar 28 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019

CD release celebration | Two iconic artists and living legends - master organist Joey DeFrancesco and mystic saxophonist Pharoah Sanders | In The Key of The Universe (3/1/2019 - Mack Avenue Records)

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Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Tue, Apr 2 - Wed, Apr 3, 2019

" Delfeayo is, in many ways, the most fun of the Marsalises. He's the family trombonist. And record producer. And he seems to be the family wise guy too." — Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

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Peabo Bryson

Thu, Apr 4 - Sun, Apr 7, 2019

Two-time Grammy Award-winning R&B/Soul Singer of new tunes and classic hits touring in support of his 2018 release "Stand For Love." "If Ever You're In My Arms Again," "Can You Stop The Rain,”" "Love Like Yours And Mine," and more...

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Benny Golson

Tue, Apr 9 - Wed, Apr 10, 2019

Bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger. “ I have known Benny as one of the most complete musicians of the past twenty-five years. He is a composer with an unusually brilliant melodic sense.” – John S. Wilson, The New York Times

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Tower of Power - 50th Anniversary Tour

Thu, Apr 11 - Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Legendary horn driven urban soul music - 50 Year Anniversary Tour!

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Kenny G

Thu, Apr 18 - Sun, Apr 21, 2019

Seattle's own Grammy-winning saxman returns for four nights and eight shows!

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The Spinners

Thu, Apr 25 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019

Sophisticated up-tempo classic R&B with precision choreography! The Spinners have sold over 60 million records, topped both the Pop and R&B charts (“I’ll Be Around,” “Then Came You”), received 6 Grammy nominations, and have 18 Solid Gold Top 40 hits!

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The Delfonics featuring Greg Hill

Tue, Apr 30 - Wed, May 1, 2019

The original Delfonics are well known for their smooth harmony and legendary choreography that has brought them worldwide fame. Greg Hill along with current members Tommy Moore and Benny “Primetime” Daniels continues to take the legendary “Sounds of Philly Soul: to a new level in sight and sound!

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Charlie Musselwhite

Thu, May 2 - Sun, May 5, 2019

33 Blues Music Awards, 11 Grammy nominations including a 2014 Grammy win for best blues album with Ben Harper: "GET UP." "Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. His worldly-wise vocals, rich, melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar work flawlessly accompany his often autobiographical and always memorable original songs." - AllAboutJazz.com

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The Hot Sardines

Tue, May 7 - Wed, May 8, 2019

“Irrepressible pre-war rhythms from the snappily dressed New York combo and the feline vocalist Elizabeth Bougerol.” - The Sunday Times (London)

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NAJEE

Thu, May 9 - Sun, May 12, 2019

Five #1 Albums and Four #1 singles on the Billboard Charts, Multi-platinum & Grammy-nominated saxophonist/flautist NAJEE is back with his new album, “Poetry In Motion.”

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Take 6

Thu, May 16 - Sun, May 19, 2019

“The impeccable vocal harmony of Take 6 is a magic fairy dust that renews every song it touches.” ~ Keyboard

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The Messenger Legacy - Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

Tue, May 21 - Wed, May 22, 2019

Drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. assembles an all-star group for a tribute to The Jazz Messengers, the prolific big band collective led by his mentor, the late Art Blakey. Marking the 100th year of Blakey’s birth with selections from a new recording, the band will include Peterson on percussion, saxophonists Bobby Watson and Bill Pierce, bassist Essiet Essiet, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and trumpeter Brian Lynch. “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” – Art Blakey

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Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Thu, May 23 - Sun, May 26, 2019

An organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms with classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Lisa’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.

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Spyro Gyra

Thu, May 30 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019

Over the last 40+ years Platinum and Gold Album artists, 5-piece band Spyro Gyra, have been delivering their top-shelf blend of jazz, fusion, R&B, and funk.

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Spencer Day

Tue, Jun 4 - Wed, Jun 5, 2019

#1 Billboard charting pop/jazz performer touring in support of his new release Angel! “His melodies are infectious…his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking. He is not only a superb pianist, but a brilliant arranger, who consistently celebrates the partnership between his voice and the piano. “ – SF Chronicle

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Brian Culbertson

Thu, Jun 20 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Returning by popular demand, Brian Culbertson brings his distinct award-winning brand of genre-crossing urban contemporary jazz, R&B and funk for four nights and six shows!

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Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Guitarist Bill Frisell is widely known as one of the most versatile players in jazz history, despite possessing an always instantly recognizable warm, bell-like tone on his instrument, no matter what he happens to be playing.

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Acoustic Alchemy - CD Release Celebration!

Tue, Jul 2 - Sun, Jul 7, 2019

Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business.

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Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Tue, Jul 9 - Wed, Jul 10, 2019

East Bay music pioneers celebrating their 50 year anniversary since debuting at the Filmore!

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Ranky Tanky

Tue, Jul 23 - Wed, Jul 24, 2019

“Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring, shouts and praise houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.” – All About Jazz

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