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August 2014

Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas

August 7 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps “… one of the most renowned Son bands in Cuba – Latin Pulse Music Co-led by trumpeter/musical director Jesus Angel Chappotin Coto and percussionist/singer Miguel Cuni, Jr., Conjunto Chappottín has a rich, six decade long history as one of Cuba’s premier ensembles. The group was founded in the 1940s by the legendary Arsenio Rodriguez, an innovative bandleader who popularized the addition of reed and brass instruments over a traditional Cuban Son rhythm section, inspiring a new wave of high powered Latin and…

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Snarky Puppy

August 8 @ 8:00 PM

8:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets to purchase 10:00 PM tickets. $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 7:00 PM “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat One of the hottest jazz/R&B bands on the planet, Snarky Puppy, 2014 GRAMMY winner for Best R&B Performance, plays with an irresistible mix of funk, fire and finesse. A Brooklyn-based collective that grew out of the celebrated jazz program at the University of North Texas, the band — which features a revolving…

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Snarky Puppy

August 8 @ 10:00 PM

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors at 9:30 PM “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat One of the hottest jazz/R&B bands on the planet, Snarky Puppy, 2014 GRAMMY winner for Best R&B Performance, plays with an irresistible mix of funk, fire and finesse. A Brooklyn-based collective that grew out of the celebrated jazz program at the University of North Texas, the band — which features a revolving cast of up to a dozen musicians playing guitars, percussion, horns, keyboards and sometimes strings…

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John Pizzarelli Quartet

August 10 @ 7:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “…a supreme musical extrovert.” – The New York Times Guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli makes no secret of his musical influences: Nat King Cole, Joao Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, and his own father, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. An unabashed champion of the classic American Songbook standards by Rodgers, Mercer and Gershwin, Pizzarelli is just as likely to dive into a contemporary tune, as he does on Double Exposure, his latest CD, where…

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Chick Corea & The Vigil with Tim Garland, Carlitos Del Puerto, Marcus Gilmore, Charles Altura, Luisito Quintero

August 11 @ 7:30 PM

at the Rio Theatre $75/Gold Circle Reserved,  $45/General Admission No Comps Doors at 6:30 PM Sponsored by Law Offices of  Atack & Penrose, LLP “Gale force intensity… gloriously impassioned.” – Jazzwise Magazine No one can accuse Chick Corea of resting on his laurels. The 20-time Grammy award-winner and NEA Jazz Master personifies a rare artistic standard of excellence. Corea’s latest project, The Vigil features all new compositions and re-workings of old favorites. The Guardian calls The Vigil “Corea’s best band in…

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Dave Weckl Acoustic Band feat. Makoto Ozone – piano & keys, Gary Meek – saxophone and Tom Kennedy – bass

August 15 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv  $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “One of the 25 best drummers of all-time.” – Modern Drummer One of the undisputed greats to ever sit behind a drum kit, Dave Weckl, has embarked on his first solo project in over a decade with his new Acoustic Band. Featuring Makoto Ozone on keyboards, Tom Kennedy on bass and Gary Meek on saxophones, this group is filled to the brim with riveting chemistry and vibrant musical conversation. Weckl…

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Big Chief Donald Harrison’s Congo Square Nation

August 18 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “Both old school and cutting-edge.” —Wall Street Journal New Orleans alto sax great Donald Harrison is “The King of Nouveau Swing,” a style that merges R&B, hip-hop, soul, rock and jazz with Afro-New Orleans traditional music. Harrison is notably the Big Chief of Congo Square Nation, a group that preserves the legacy of black New Orleans residents parading in beautiful, intricate Native American-influenced costumes. Harrison brings the rituals of Indian “masking’ to the jazz…

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Dmitri Matheny Group: Sagebrush Rebellion CD Release Celebration

August 21 @ 7:00 PM

$18/Adv $23/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS “Understated, masterful technique and evident joy.” – Jazznews Dmitri Matheny is well-known for his melodic flugelhorn playing and intriguing compositional style. He is particularly at home on ballads where his lyrical, warm tone excels, sometimes inviting comparisons to Chet Baker. On this outing, Matheny is celebrating the release of his tenth album, Sagebrush Rebellion, with his current group, Keith Saunders on piano; Seward McCain on bass; and…

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Roy Hargrove Quintet

August 25 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne & Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein & George Badger “…[his trumpet] sings…like a human voice.” – Dave Brubeck Multiple Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter/composer Roy Hargrove has always explored diverse music, from Caribbean to funk and straight ahead jazz to pop, winning Grammy Awards for 1998’s Habana with his Afro-Cuban group Crisol and 2002’s Directions in Music with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker. Most recently the back-to-basics, straight-ahead Roy Hargrove Quintet explores post-bop modern jazz while…

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Roy Hargrove Quintet

August 25 @ 9:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Sponsored by Daphne & Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein & George Badger “…[his trumpet] sings…like a human voice.” – Dave Brubeck Multiple Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter/composer Roy Hargrove has always explored diverse music, from Caribbean to funk and straight ahead jazz to pop, winning Grammy Awards for 1998’s Habana with his Afro-Cuban group Crisol and 2002’s Directions in Music with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker. Most recently the back-to-basics, straight-ahead Roy Hargrove Quintet explores post-bop…

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