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September 2014

Mainswing: Vocal Jazz Quartet

September 18 @ 7:00 PM

$12/Adv $17/Door; $8 Students at the door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Mainswing has been amazing Bay Area audiences with their vocal magic since the ’80s. Performing original music and inventive vocal arrangements of standards drawn from the full spectrum of jazz, the ensemble taps into swing, Afro-Cuban, funk, and Brazilian grooves with ease and aplomb. The vocalists of Mainswing are soprano Michele Rivard; alto Mona Dena; and tenor Mark Bidelman. Steve Wilson does double-duty as the group’s…

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Larry Carlton

September 17 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “…a virtuoso guitarist…” – The New York Times Larry Carlton has been one of the world’s top session guitarists for decades, having played with Steely Dan, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, The Crusaders and countless more. Known for his trademark instrument, the Gibson 335, Carlton is capable of searing, bluesy leads countered with smooth, soulful jazz runs. His infectious guitar playing has made him one of the most respected musicians in…

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Larry Carlton

September 17 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Select the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets $30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a virtuoso guitarist…” – The New York Times Larry Carlton has been one of the world’s top session guitarists for decades, having played with Steely Dan, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, The Crusaders and countless more. Known for his trademark instrument, the Gibson 335, Carlton is capable of searing, bluesy leads countered with…

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Eliane Elias

September 15 @ 9:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “… an artist beyond category.” – Jazziz  Eliane Elias never stops looking for ways to fashion her Brazilian roots into new avenues of expression to entice the ear. Since her appearance on the North American music scene as part of Mike Mainieri’s Steps Ahead, Elias has forged her own path, becoming one of Brazil’s best-known and respected musical exports. In mixing the influences of the American modern jazz canon with classical music…

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Eliane Elias

September 15 @ 7:00 PM

$27/Adv $32/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… an artist beyond category.” – Jazziz  Eliane Elias never stops looking for ways to fashion her Brazilian roots into new avenues of expression to entice the ear. Since her appearance on the North American music scene as part of Mike Mainieri’s Steps Ahead, Elias has forged her own path, becoming one of Brazil’s best-known and respected musical exports. In mixing the influences of the American modern jazz canon…

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Wil Blades

September 11 @ 7:00 PM

$20/Adv $25/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…the future to carry on the legend, the legacy…of the B3.” – Dr. Lonnie Smith The Hammond B3 organ enthralls with its liquid swoops, soulful vibrato and gospel overtones, and Wil Blades is carrying the torch of this bold instrument into the next generation. Rounding out his trio with Jeff Parker on guitar and Simon Lott on drums, Blades…

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Airto Moreira & Eyedentity

September 8 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Arthur S. Dover, MD, DTMH 
AptosTravelClinic.com “Bucking tradition every step of the way…” – DRUM! Magazine Brazilian percussion mastermind Airto Moreira has made a mark on improvised music from jazz and Brazilian to fusion and beyond. His arrival on the New York City jazz scene in the late 60s resulted in DownBeat Magazine adding a Percussion Poll to their annual Readers and Critics Polls. Aside from work…

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Harvey Wainapel & Amigos Brasileiros

September 4 @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 4, 7:00 PM $20/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence.” –– O Globo Reedman Harvey Wainapel’s long love affair with Brazilian music has been unwavering. He has performed extensively with Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Jovino Santos Neto, Guinga, and Claudia Villela among many others. Wainapel has explored the length and breadth of Brazil for the past 14 years, and now presents the latest…

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August 2014

Allan Holdsworth Trio feat. Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati

August 28 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “…frighteningly original and unique…” – Guitar Player Widely regarded by fans and musicians alike as one of the 20th century’s most prominent guitarists, Allan Holdsworth is one of a handful of musicians who has consistently proven himself as an innovator in both the worlds of jazz and rock. Born in Bradford, England, Holdsworth cut his teeth in the British jazz scene before going stateside to work with Tony Williams, Stanley…

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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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