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November 2014

Ray Brown’s Great Big Band – GBB @ 25

November 24 @ 7:30 PM

At Cabrillo College Crocker Theatre $20; No Comp Tix Tickets: brownpapertickets.com “The Bay Area’s “A” List Musicians” – All About Jazz Ray Brown’s Great Big Band returns to the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater to celebrate its 25th year of extraordinary big band Jazz. The band possesses a unique musical personality as evidenced by its book, written exclusively by Ray. As noted by numerous reviewers, his creative and witty arrangements of Standards, Jazz tunes, and his own compositions give literally all…

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December 2014

The Ivory Club Boys

December 1 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… high energy exuberance.” – The Jazz Rambler The Ivory Club Boys, an offshoot of the Hot Club of San Francisco, pay tribute to jazz violinist Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys of the mid-1930s. One of a handful of violinists to populate the swing era, Stuff Smith is credited with being the first to play jazz on an electrically amplified violin, forever changing its role to a frontline solo…

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Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz

December 4 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $25/Door Sponsored by The Silent Gong Fund –Jeannine Bonstelle ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…immediately fresh and very personal.” – Jazz Times Vocalist Kate McGarry has the soul of a folk singer and the facility of a jazz instrumentalist. Built upon McGarry’s precise, sensitive vocals and guitarist Keith Ganz’s virtuosic ability, the duo explores the relationship of both the song and their partnership, blending folk sensibilities amongst jazz…

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The Bad Plus

December 5 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the band’s commitment to what the New York Times referred to as “avant-garde…

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The Bad Plus

December 5 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger 1/2 Price Night for Students (at the door only with valid I.D.; based on availability) Doors at 8:30 PM “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the…

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Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

December 8 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington and Sharon Hale “[Blade] is widely acknowledged as one of the top drummers in jazz.” – DownBeat Three of jazz’s most well known instrumentalists have constructed a new group called Steel House. Featuring Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums, each musician lays down a foundation for bold improvising. All members are world-class musicians with their own robust careers, but together…

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Bebel Gilberto

December 11 @ 7:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Soif Wine Bar & Merchants Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… the delicacy of bossa nova… the bass throb of club music.” – The New York Times Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of Brazilian music icons Joao and Miucha Gilberto, sang on her first recording when she was only seven years old. Now a mature, world-renowned vocalist, with previous multiple Grammy nominations to her credit, Bebel is back with a new album,…

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Bebel Gilberto

December 11 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Soif Wine Bar & Merchants Doors at 8:30 PM “… the delicacy of bossa nova… the bass throb of club music.” – The New York Times Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of Brazilian music icons Joao and Miucha Gilberto, sang on her first recording when she was only seven years old. Now a mature, world-renowned vocalist, with previous multiple Grammy nominations to her credit, Bebel is back with a new album, Tudo (“everything” in…

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Holidaze In Hicksville

December 12 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5FM Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Dan Hicks is lightning in a bottle.” – Bette Midler Dan Hicks, “The Walkin’ One and Only,” is back at Kuumbwa with the Hot Licks to deliver his special brand of wry musings to the masses. As the author of several classic tunes, I Scare Myself; Where’s The Money?; How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?; and Canned…

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Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Holidaze in Hicksville

December 12 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tickets Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5FM Doors at 8:30 PM “Dan Hicks is lightning in a bottle.” – Bette Midler Dan Hicks, “The Walkin’ One and Only,” is back at Kuumbwa with the Hot Licks to deliver his special brand of wry musings to the masses. As the author of several classic tunes, I Scare Myself; Where’s The Money?; How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?; and Canned Music; Hicks’…

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