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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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Roy Hargrove Quintet

August 25 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase tickets for 9:00 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…

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

August 11 @ 7:30 PM

PLENTY OF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE. RIO THEATRE BOX OFFICE WILL OPEN AT 6:00 PM. CASH ONLY  at the Rio Theatre $50/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,…

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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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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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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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