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.
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.
“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.
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.
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year – BMA Awards, 2019 Grammy-nominee (Contemporary Blues Album) - A first-rate blues singer/songwriter with a deep-running, church honed soulfulness.
Five-time Grammy-winning bassist and founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones… Wooten picked up where Jaco Pastorius left off. Jpined by his three brothers, the Wooten brothers have been recognized as some of the most innovative musicians in existence and are collectively known as one of the most talented and dynamic band of brothers the world has ever known.
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."
One of the founders and lead singers of the legendary R&B group, The O'Jays, Award-winning Eddie LeVert is known for his raspy voice and sexy moves, Eddie has a range that takes him from alto to second tenor. His style is full of emotion and deep passion.
Old school Hammond B3 funk, a unique 60's & 70's vintage soul sound mixed with tasty guitar lines and pocket drumming.
Grammy-nominated Jamaican jazz extraordinaire pianist brilliantly salutes Thelonious Monk with a reggae swing
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
Legendary horn driven urban soul music and perennial favorite!
Seattle's own Grammy-winning saxman returns for six nights and nine shows!
ARTEMIS featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Uedo & Allison MillerTue, 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.”
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...
Oregon-based singer/songwriter…. the first thing you notice is that voice: gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal all at once.
Verve records recording artist, 3x Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed jazz pianist on tour in support of his upcoming release "Warna" (1/2020)
2020 Blues Foundation nominee for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year! "Shemekia Copeland is one of the great blues voices of our time. No one comes close to the sheer firepower that Copeland conjures at will." –Chicago Tribune
The most awarded a cappella group in history with 10 Grammy’s, heralded by Quincy Jones as “...the baddest cats on the planet!”
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!
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.
Award-winning singer, songwriter & saxophonist strikes an intelligent balance between pop & jazz, art & entertainment, & redefines the Great American Songbook.
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.”
Raw and unflinching trance blues singer and guitarist - 17x Blues Music Award Nominated
Winner of six Grammy and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and founder of landmark ensemble Irakere, Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz.
“There are not many pianists with whom he can be compared. There are touches of wizardry that remind of jazz and rock, yet he has the technical fluidity of a classical craftsman. There is a charisma about him that generated a standing ovation with the audience yelling for more.” - Portland Oregonian
America singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who draws from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings and big band songs.
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.
"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
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!
"Jazz trumpet you've likely not heard live... the man breathes Miles, channels his chops, yet stays in his body." - SF Bayview
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
Drums that are both metronomic and feline, a dobro-guitar with riffs made from embers, telluric basslines that seem to escape from a dented tuba… Here is Delgres, a power-trio that’s reinventing the blues by injecting an abrasive rock transe in it, recalling the Tuaregs’ soul as much as The Black Keys or John Lee Hooker’s, while carrying Louis Delgres’ secular message : his heroic fight against slavery in the Guadeloupe island. This is how this rebellious and burning music means so much nowadays, by speaking to us through shivers, and vibrating our bodies as well as our minds.
“Trane’s Delight,” Poncho’s first new album in 7 years is Latin-tinged re-imaginings of Coltrane classics as well as new pieces composed in honor of the tenor titan.
Touring in support of their latest release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have received droves of critical acclaim for their albums and three Grammy nominations.
Nearly Dan is 12 highly skilled, career musicians who electrify the richness & complexity of classic Steely Dan jazz-rock compositions live on stage.
Legendary Malian superstar, master singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boubacar "Kar Kar" Traoré rose to fame in the 1960s with his desert blues performances fusing Malian and Arabic music. Today, Traoré is considered one of the most pivotal figures in the African desert blues tradition.
4X Grammy-nominee and multi-platinum selling sultry sax-man with over three million albums sold, touring in support of his new Concord Records release "SOLID".
Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, bandleader Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7-time Grammy award winning arranger. This is his LA-based soul band on tour in support of their new release "Babayaga."
The second woman, following blues giant Koko Taylor, to receive the Blues Foundation’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award, presented to her at the Memphis ceremonies by King and Bonnie Raitt. As anyone who has seen her performances or listened to her albums will attest, Magness has, indeed, earned a place in the history of American music.
“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
Touring in support of their new release "Good Time."
Ageless East Bay music pioneers blend blues, rock and funk!
While Grammy and Emmy nominated arranger and trumpeter Greg Adams will forever be renowned as a co-founder of the legendary Tower of Power, it’s exciting to note that his equally explosive ensemble East Bay Soul is quickly closing in on its first decade of kickin’ recordings and performances. The brass fired ensemble’s stirringly eclectic latest album CONVERSATION has it all and, per its title, connects on many emotional levels.
Contemporary jazz pianist and composer touring in support of her new release ECHO
One of the brightest R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz saxophonists on the scene joined by soul singer/songwriter touring in support of new release “30.”