Events Calendar

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Harriet Tubman

Tue, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 22, 2020

"Imagine the Venn-diagram overlap of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, electric Miles Davis at its gnarliest and Lee Scratch Perry’s murky dub experiments and you'll start to get a sense of the band's heady sonic terrain." - Rolling Stone

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Steve Gadd Band ft. Walt Fowler, Kevin Hays, Michael Landau and Jimmy Johnson

Thu, Jan 23 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

2019 Grammy Award winning drummer for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” Gadd has a resume that boasts sessions and tours with Chick Corea, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and more. He’s put his indelible stamp on rock, jazz, blues, fusion, and pop. If there’s a form of music he hasn’t played, chances are it hasn’t’ yet been invented.

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart

Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Jan 29, 2020

A Hammond B-3 Trio equally adept at roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad work and knotty fistfuls of funk: one of the longest-lived and most virtuosic organ trios in jazz.

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WAR

Thu, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 2, 2020

An American Original; WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B, while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 50 million records to date.

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Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola

Tue, Feb 4 - Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Jazz guitar greats making magic!

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An Evening with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Thu, Feb 6 - Sun, Feb 9, 2020

Together for over 25 years with sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues it’s decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world.

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Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball

Tue, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Grammy-nominated King of slydeco on tour in support of his new release Blacktop Run (Feb. 2020) joined by 5x Grammy-nominated Texas boogie/New Orleans swamp singer and pianist.

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Mindi Abair

Thu, Feb 13 - Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Two-time Grammy nominated - ten #1 radio hits - six Top 5 solo records - two #1 spots on the Billiboard album charts

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Mindi Abair Valentine's Day Celebration

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and dynamic stage presence.

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Kandace Springs

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

“A voice that could melt snow” ~ Prince
“Citing Nina Simone as her inspiration, Springs evinces a similarly powerful beauty, a satin ‘n sinew verve, though her soul-infused sound more strongly suggests Cassandra Wilson by way of Whitney Houston.” ~JazzTimes

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Jack Broadbent

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

New master of the slide guitar on tour in support of his fourth album "Moonshine Blue"

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David Sanborn Jazz Quartet

Thu, Feb 20 - Sun, Feb 23, 2020

6 Grammy Awards - 8 Gold Albums - 24 albums
One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists for six decades and counting, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as “the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.”

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Kat Edmonson

Tue, Feb 25 - Wed, Feb 26, 2020

On her upcoming 2020 recording "Dreamers Do" jazz vocalist Kat Edmondson explores the shared human struggle around daring to dream and it illuminates a range of emotional and psychological consequences that can happen along the way. A question gets raised in Kat’s vulnerable original, “Too Late to Dream”: “Are the messages we receive as children about following our dreams relevant through adult life?” The album is a mix of Edmonson’s original songs and re-imagined Disney songs from the mid-twentieth century and takes place over the course of one, sleepless night.

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Regina Belle

Thu, Feb 27 - Sun, Mar 1, 2020

Four-time GRAMMY®-winning R&B/Pop songstress Regina Belle is a different story. Even as the New Jersey native rode high in the urban charts throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s with such urban classics as “Baby Come to Me,” “Make It Like It Was” and “What Goes Around,” faith, churchgoing, and gospel music remained at the very core of her life in the spotlight.

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Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares: AGUAS Trio

Tue, Mar 3 - Wed, Mar 4, 2020

“But for sheer entertainment, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa’s tireless grin and exuberant exploration of Afro-Cuban style with singer / violinist Yilian Cañizares and percussionist Gustavo Ovalles was incomparable. Whether pounding rich montuno, sweeping a romantic ballad, or even dancing energetically with Ms. Cañizares, Sosa’s music lifted the spirits and brought the audience to their feet long before their triumphant finish was drowned in huge applause.” - Tony Benjamin, Jazzwise Magazine, U.K.

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Arturo Sandoval

Thu, Mar 5 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020

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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Sugaray Rayford

Tue, Mar 10 - Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year – BMA Awards, 2019 “A first-rate blues singer/songwriter with a deep-running, church honed soulfulness.”

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Victor Wooten

Thu, Mar 12 - Sun, Mar 15, 2020

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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Molly Johnson

Tue, Mar 17 - Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, 2x JUNO Award winner and winner for the National Jazz Award: “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” touring in support of her new release "Meaning To Tell Ya."

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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Tue, Mar 24 - Wed, Mar 25, 2020

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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Monty Alexander
Wareika Hill (Rastamonk Vibrations) CD Release!

Thu, Mar 26 - Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Grammy-nominated Jamaican jazz extraordinaire pianist brilliantly salutes Thelonious Monk with a reggae swing

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Cecile McLorin Salvant

Tue, Mar 31 - Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Three time Grammy-Award winner, 2019 DownBeat Jazz Artist of the year, and female vocalist of the year! “…she sings clearly, with her full pitch range, from a pronounced low end to full and distinct high notes, used sparingly [...] Her voice clamps into each song, performing careful variations on pitch, stretching words but generally not scatting; her face conveys meaning, representing sorrow or serenity like a silent-movie actor.” – Ben Ratliffe, New York Times

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Tower of Power

Thu, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Legendary horn driven urban soul music and perennial favorite!

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Kenny G

Tue, Apr 7 - Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Seattle's own Grammy-winning saxman returns for six nights and nine shows!

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ARTEMIS featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Uedo & Allison Miller

Tue, Apr 14 - Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Superlative all-star quintet. Each individual member of this supergroup is a bona fide jazz titan, these incredible musicians dwell in the rarefied air of bands whose whole is greater than the sum of its already sublime parts. Their musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful and powerful and their groove runs deep.”

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Peabo Bryson

Thu, Apr 16 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020

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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Joey Alexander Trio

Thu, Apr 23 - Sun, Apr 26, 2020

Verve records recording artist, 3x Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed jazz pianist on tour in support of his upcoming release "Warna" (1/2020)

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Take 6

Thu, Apr 30 - Sun, May 3, 2020

The most awarded a cappella group in history with 10 Grammy’s, heralded by Quincy Jones as “...the baddest cats on the planet!” are the quintessential a cappella model for vocal genius.

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The Delfonics Live featuring Greg Hill

Tue, May 5 - Wed, May 6, 2020

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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Lisa Fischer with Taylor Eigsti ~The Badass & The Beautiful~

Thu, May 7 - Sun, May 10, 2020

It was at the Stanford Jazz Festival in 2017 that Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, 20 Feet from Stardom) and pianist Taylor Eigsti first played as a duo — and the world stood still. Every note of those first songs still resonates with Lisa and Taylor, so much so that they’ve crafted an entire evening of music for you. Lisa will astonish you with her vocal mastery and stage magic, and together with Taylor she’ll reach directly into your soul in this special performance.

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Curtis Stigers

Tue, May 12 - Wed, May 13, 2020

Award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist delivers authentic big band grooves

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NAJEE

Thu, May 14 - Sun, May 17, 2020

Five #1 Albums and Four #1 singles on the Billboard Charts, Multi-platinum & Grammy-nominated saxophonist/flautist NAJEE is back with his new album, "Center of the Heart.”

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Bobby Caldwell

Thu, May 28 - Sun, May 31, 2020

America singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who draws from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings and big band songs.

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Vieux Farka Touré

Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 3, 2020

The son of Malian music royalty, the legendary Ali Farka Toure, Vieux Farka Touré is often referred to as the Hendrix of the Sahara, a title meant more to convey the point that the man is a brilliant guitarist than to suggest that there's anything remotely Hendrix-esque about his playing (which there isn't). He's an altogether different kind of awe-inspiring.

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Tue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10, 2020

"The Grammy-winning Terri Lyne Carrington can play drums at the highest level. She’s a master. She’s one of the most experienced people in the music business not only jazz, but any genre you can name." - Herbie Hancock

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Spyro Gyra

Thu, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Seminal multi-platinum selling and 12x Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz band mines a collection of vinyl classics for their first album in six years entitled "Vinyl Tap." "This album is positively fabulous." - Art Good, Jazztrax

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