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October 2013

Last of the Red Hot Mamas feat. Maria Muldaur

October 5, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20/Adv $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 831-335-8110 or jayme@purrgirl.com Local Favorites Jayme Kelly Curtis, Kristin Brownstone 
& Simone Cox Split the Bill w/Blues Legend Maria Muldaur The Last of the Red Hot Mamas featuring blues star Maria Muldaur. Saucy local vocalists Jayme Kelly Curtis, Simone Cox and Kristin Brownstone join Maria for an evening of rakish songs in the tradition of Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith. The ladies are backed by…

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Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents: Gema Moneo

October 6, 2013 @ 8:00 PM

8th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents: Gema Moneo Rising Star of Gypsy Flamenco Dance, Direct from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain $50/Premium Seating (1st 3 rows); $30/General Admission Tickets: gema.eventbrite.com Discounted ticket package for all three Flamenco Festival events at Kuumbwa. Doors: 7:30 PM Info: 510-444-2820 Gema Moneo is from the legendary Moneo clan of Gypsy flamenco singers and guitarists in Jerez de la Frontera. Niece of the famed singer El Torta, she grew up in the middle of…

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Christian McBride Trio

October 7, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “…destined to be a force in music for decades to come.” – All About Jazz Always keeping things fresh on the bandstand, Christian McBride is getting back to basics with his trio. Aside from his prowess as a bassist and his talents as a premier composer and arranger, McBride has become one of the great spokespersons for the genre. Hot…

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The Claudia Quintet

October 10, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $28/Door No Comps 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… dazzling and exhilarating…” – the jazzmann.com The Claudia Quintet led by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, features the estimable talents of clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, accordionist/pianist Red Wierenga, bassist Chris Tordini, vibraphonist, Matt Moran; and on occasion, the addition of pianist Matt Mitchell. Together since 1997, the Claudia Quintet is a rarity in jazz: a long-standing ensemble. DownBeat describes them as “…a chamber band that…

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Alice Russell

October 11, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets: $25/Adv $28/Door Advance Tickets at inticketing.com Doors: 6:00 PM Presented by Pulse Productions Alice Russell is a natural, pure natural talent, a natural presence, a force of nature. Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at the Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club set with a stripped down 6 piece band, she’s a singer who demands attention. Unfazed…

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George Cole – Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing

October 12, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $35.00 (advance) Tickets $4 more on day-of-show (Gold Circle Seating is the first 3 rows center section; plus 2 aisle seats on each side.) Tickets available at www.snazzyproductions.com or 831-479-9421 Doors at 7:00 PM Presented by Snazzy Productions George Cole and his band of top-notch musicians are a national touring act based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their outstanding, all acoustic, Gypsy-Jazz and Uptown Swing music will have your ears smiling and your…

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Paula West

October 14, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a swinging pop-jazz sophisticate in the tradition of Lena Horne and Carmen McRae” – New York Times
 With a particular dusky soulfulness, San Francisco jazz treasure Paula West has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. Known and respected for her creative and distinct repertoire, West adds her own depth and drama to whichever song she chooses. Her affinity for Dylan and McCartney and other contemporary balladeers demonstrates…

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The Steve Lehman Trio featuring Matt Brewer and Damion Reid

October 17, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

  Thursday, October 17, 7:00 PM The Steve Lehman Trio featuring Matt Brewer and Damion Reid $20/Adv $23/Door ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[…a] dazzling saxophonist…” – New York Times When described as “one of the transforming figures of early 21st century jazz,” (The Guardian UK), the bar gets set pretty high. Saxophonist Steve Lehman is delivering the goods, though. A native New Yorker, Lehman has a global fan-base, yet still receives accolades…

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John Medeski in Concert, Solo Piano

October 18, 2013 @ 7:30 PM

$20/Adv $23/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…a stunningly original solo set…” – Chicago Tribune Keyboard master John Medeski thrives on being unpredictable. This is a trait that fans of his popular trio group, Medeski, Martin & Wood, have come to greatly admire about the powerhouse musician. His newest project is certainly a new venture for Medeski and his fans, but one that has been received with rapture. The solo piano album titled, A Different Time is filled…

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Steven Graves All-Star Band

October 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 20th 7:00 PM Steven Graves All-Star Band $12/Adv $15/Door Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 831-661-5451 CD Release show with world-class musicians including Dayan Kai, Tammi Brown, Keith Greeninger and more!  Tammi Brown opens the show! www.stevengravesmusic.com

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