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Events for December 18, 2013 through January 16, 2014

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December 2013

Jesse Scheinin and Forever

December 19, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

CD Release Concert $12/Adv $15/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…art pop with orchestral inclinations…” – The Deli Magazine One of the most esteemed alumni of Kuumbwa Jazz’s education programs (first as a participant in our Summer Jazz Camp, then as a member of the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band), saxophonist Jesse Scheinin returns home to celebrate the release of his new album, Jesse and Forever. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper expect an evening…

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Windham Hill Winter Solstice 2013: Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli, Aryeh Frankfurter

December 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Radiology Medical Group“… full of life and brilliant…” – San Francisco Chronicle The Windham Hill Winter Solstice Celebration has become an annual event featuring three popular Windham Hill artists: pianist Liz Story, a three-time Grammy nominee; fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara Higbie, also a Grammy nominee; and Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne, a multi-instrumentalist specializing in traditional folk instruments. Multi-instrumentalists George Tortorelli and Aryeh Frankfurter provide additional support, expanding…

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The Rayburn Brothers Band – CD Release Concert

January 4 @ 7:00 PM

$13 Advance / $15 Door; Ages 12 and under free Advance Tickets at www.rayburnbrothers.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: 650-279-3480 With Sharon Allen opening Brothers Craig and Keith Rayburn write and sing songs about everything from Love to Loneliness, from the Waves of California to the Yangtze River of China, with melodies that range from dream-like through folk, blues, rock, and country to fandango.  They are accompanied by an incredibly talented band of local Santa Cruz musicians, with a full sound…

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet

January 6 @ 7:00 PM

$26/Adv  $31/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…always trying to reach out to truth.” – Ornette Coleman Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone tones in jazz, pioneering avant and free-jazz icon Pharoah Sanders got his start playing with Sun Ra, rose to fame in John Coltrane’s group and was given his stage name by Amiri Baraka. With that company, it’s only natural that he would rise to such cultural significance. His intense phrasing has become a touchstone of…

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet

January 6 @ 9:00 PM

$26/Adv  $31/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “…always trying to reach out to truth.” – Ornette Coleman Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone tones in jazz, pioneering avant and free-jazz icon Pharoah Sanders got his start playing with Sun Ra, rose to fame in John Coltrane’s group and was given his stage name by Amiri Baraka. With that company, it’s only natural that he would rise to such cultural significance. His intense phrasing has become a touchstone of free-jazz. His collaborations…

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The Hanrahan Quartet Performing John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

January 9 @ 7:00 PM

$12/Adv $17/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “The Hanrahan Quartet embrace, honor, and nurture a masterpiece.” – Chicago Tribune John Hanrahan’s Love Supreme Quartet has been performing together in Chicago and around the globe for over 20 years. This accomplished quartet performs A Love Supreme annually in an effort to share Coltrane’s passion for jazz, spirit, and the love of live performance. Considered to be the defining jazz recording of all time, John Coltrane and his equally innovative…

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Robben Ford

January 10 @ 7:00 PM

BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Anne Marie Sorcenelli, Realtor Sereno Group ® “… a blend of Southern funk, blues and soul grooves.” – Jazz Times Guitarist Robben Ford’s first love is the blues, and it is evident in every note he plays. No matter what the musical style, or project, Ford’s blues roots come shining through. The name of his latest recording, Bringing It Back Home, is an apt…

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Robben Ford

January 10 @ 9:00 PM

BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Anne Marie Sorcenelli, Realtor Sereno Group ® “… a blend of Southern funk, blues and soul grooves.” – Jazz Times Guitarist Robben Ford’s first love is the blues, and it is evident in every note he plays. No matter what the musical style, or project, Ford’s blues roots come shining through. The name of his latest recording, Bringing It Back Home, is an apt description of his…

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Kim Nalley with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra – “The Cole Porter Songbook”

January 13 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door All tickets purchased for November 11 will be honored No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Soif Wine Bar and Merchants “… finely tuned powerful voice…” – Jazz Review.com Kim Nalley’s previous tributes to vocal legends Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald – and her collaborations with organist Rhoda Scott and saxophonist Houston Person – have won kudos everywhere. And now, Nalley takes on the songs of Cole Porter with expert assistance…

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Albert Lee

January 16 @ 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth…” – Vince Gill When Eric Clapton calls you “the greatest guitar player in the world,” you know you’re on to something good. And this is exactly what he said about famed guitar slinger Albert Lee. Lee first became known during the ’60s for his recordings with American rock ‘n’ roll icons Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis.…

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