Events Calendar

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Tinsley Ellis

Tue, Feb 20 - Wed, Feb 21, 2018

“Feral blues guitar… non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…. His eloquence dazzles… he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Beck and Clapton.” - Rolling Stone

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Joey Alexander Trio

Thu, Feb 22 - Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Two-time Grammy nominated 15-year old jazz piano genius touring in support of his new release Joey.Monk.Live!

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Tue, Feb 27 - Wed, Feb 28, 2018

An unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist and master guru of the Hammond B3 organ

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Peabo Bryson

Thu, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 4, 2018

Two-time Grammy winning legendary vocalist, a romantic balladeer who offers a timeless mix of pop and soul.

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Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio

Tue, Mar 6 - Wed, Mar 7, 2018

23-year-old jazz, bebop and traditional swing vocalist being recognized as one of the top singers on the scene joins one of the world’s foremost hard bop jazz pianists who possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips!

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Billy Cobham's Crosswinds Project

Thu, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 11, 2018

“Billy Cobham set a new benchmark for fusion drumming, marrying jaw-dropping jazz-honed dexterity with pulverizing rock power.” - Rolling Stone, 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time

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Janiva Magness

Tue, Mar 13 - Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Grammy nominated American blues belter delivers the best in soulful Americana touring in support of her new release "Love Is An Army!"

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Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

Thu, Mar 15 - Sun, Mar 18, 2018

“Before Eric Clapton was old enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first generation of electric bluesmen.” – Guitar World

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Fred Hersch and Anat Cohen Duo

Tue, Mar 20 - Wed, Mar 21, 2018

One of today’s foremost jazz pianists/composers joined by one of the primary voices of her generation on tenor saxophone and clarinet

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Burt Bacharach

Thu, Mar 22 - Sun, Mar 25, 2018

One of the most accomplished Award-winning composers of the 20th century - “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “Close to You,” “Arthur’s Theme,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”

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Marcia Ball

Tue, Mar 27 - Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Marcia Ball's rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B, her barrelhouse playing and her feel-good party tunes are iconic. --USA Today A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball's voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker. --Boston Herald

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Ruben Studdard

Thu, Mar 29 - Sun, Apr 1, 2018

Grammy-nominated R&B, pop and gospel singer – The Velvet Teddy Bear

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Lydia Pense and Cold Blood debuted when the Fillmore was at its peak as one of the nation's musical Meccas. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia's voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. During the span of six original late-60's, early 70's albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will contiinue to inspire generations to come.

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Kenny G

Thu, Apr 12 - Sun, Apr 15, 2018

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

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An Evening with Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra

Thu, Apr 19 - Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Liebert has said that "flamenco is a music both romantic and dangerous; it is an attitude as much as it is a musical genre." Therein lies the philosophy that catapulted the five-time Grammy-nominated guitarist to fame!

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Dayme Arocena

Tue, Apr 24 - Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Singer, composer, director Dayme draws inspiration from the intertwining musical legacies of her native Cuba. “…She looks set to join the group of woman artists who are described as global divas.” – Billboard

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“Eliane Elias is on a recoded roll. Following the success of her Grammy-winning 2015 release Made in Brazil, the famed pianist, composer and vocalist is back with her new album Dance of Time. A salute to both the 100th Anniversary of the Brazilian samba, as well as Elias’ own multifaceted music gifts, the album debuted at Number One on the iTunes Jazz Album Chart upon its release on March 24, 2017.” - Keyboard

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Pedrito Martinez Group

Tue, May 1 - Wed, May 2, 2018

“Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus – as is the case in his new band, which plays complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk – he’s an incomparable performer.” - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

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Earl Klugh

Thu, May 3 - Sun, May 6, 2018

“…a guitarist with impeccable technique.” - The New York Times

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Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Tue, May 8 - Wed, May 9, 2018

Mr. DeFrancesco is a deeply authoritative musician, a master of rhythmic pocket, and of the custom of stomping bass lines beneath chords and riffs on the Hammond B3.” – New York Times

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Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

Mon, May 14 - Wed, May 16, 2018

José James performs a tribute to 70's soul legend Bill Withers, which will include fresh takes on "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Lean on Me," and more.“Sultry one moment, commanding the next, he holistically heals the rift between radio-friendly songcraft and virtuoso flair.” - NPR

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Madeleine Peyroux

Thu, May 17 - Sun, May 20, 2018

American jazz and blues singer-songwriter touring in support of her new release "Anthem"

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Bobby Caldwell

Thu, May 24 - Sun, May 27, 2018

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry.

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Spyro Gyra

Thu, May 31 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Contemporary American jazz fusion band who've maintained a position at the forefront of modern jazz for over 40 years!

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Grace Kelly

Tue, Jun 5 - Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Saxophonist, singer, composer, producer , and educator Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 25-yead-old. She’s released 10 albums as leader with the 10th voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.

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Jeffrey Osborne

Thu, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Legendary R&B singer/songwriter, 4x Grammy nominee, five gold and platinum albums “On The Wings Of Love,” “Stay with Me Tonight,” “A Time for Love,” “You Should Be Mine,” “Holding On (When Love Is Gone) and more!

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Jamison Ross

Tue, Jun 12 - Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Grammy-nominated America jazz drummer and vocalist, touring in support of his new release All For One (1/2018 – Concord Records)

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Brian Culbertson “Colors of Love” Tour

Thu, Jun 14 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Touring in support of his new release, Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk.

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Jeff Lorber Fusion

Tue, Jun 19 - Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Grammy – “Contemporary Instrumental Album” Lorber is a trailblazing pianist, composer, producer, bandleader and consummate artist.

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Thu, Jun 21 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Two-time Grammy winning, Four-time Grammy-nominated salsa and Latin jazz, founded by Oscar Hernandez of Seis del Solar

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Will Downing

Thu, Jul 5 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018

The Prince of sophisticated soul returns on the heels of his latest release "Soul Survior."

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Steve Tyrell

Thu, Jul 12 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Often cited as the world’s true “romance crooner” and proponent of all things love, Grammy-winning crooner Mr. Tyrell is a legendary jazz and pop balladeer touring in support of his latest release "A Song For You!"

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Nearly Dan

Thu, Jul 19 - Sun, Jul 22, 2018

12 of the most highly skilled, career musicians who electrify the richness & complexity of classic Steely Dan jazz-rock compositions

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Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

Thu, Aug 2 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018

Grammy-Award winning Master conguero and the West Coast's foremost Latin jazz bandleader blends jazz, Latin, soul and more with his 7-piece band.

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Ana Popovic

Tue, Aug 7 - Wed, Aug 8, 2018

“One helluva guitar-player.” – Bruce Springsteen
“Ana rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion.” – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

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Keiko Matsui

Thu, Aug 23 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Internationally acclaimed and celebrated pianist/composer and humanitarian who traverses jazz, jazz fusion, and new-age music.

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Jane Monheit

Thu, Aug 30 - Sun, Sep 2, 2018

Grammy-nominated jazz and pop vocalist blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty.” – S. Holden, The New York Times

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Larry Carlton Quartet

Fri, Sep 21 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018

19-Time Grammy Nominee, 4-Time Grammy Winner, world renowned guitarist & recording artist