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July 2014

Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

July 28 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets to purchase 9:00 PM tickets. $30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington & Sharon Hale “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian Jack DeJohnette the iconoclastic drummer, pianist and composer continues to be a major creative force on top of an already illustrious career stretching back over five decades. A pioneer in the jazz/fusion movement of the late ’60s in bands…

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Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison

July 28 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington & Sharon Hale “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian Jack DeJohnette the iconoclastic drummer, pianist and composer continues to be a major creative force on top of an already illustrious career stretching back over five decades. A pioneer in the jazz/fusion movement of the late ’60s in bands with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis, DeJohnette began leading his own groups, Compost, Directions, and Special…

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John Bouwsma’s NolaBop

July 31 @ 7:00 PM

$10/Advance $15/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by The Le Boeuf Brothers Emerging Artist Fund Santa Cruz native and Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band alumnus John Bouwsma returns to the Kuumbwa stage leading his own band, NolaBop. A music student at Loyola University New Orleans, the saxophonist weaves a fresh sound of traditional jazz and funk with the burgeoning styles of hip-hop and neo-soul. NolaBop performs original music by members of the band including keyboardist Casey Mattson, as well…

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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

$25/Advance $30/Door “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat With a contemporary fusion edge and a Brooklyn party band’s street-cred, Snarky Puppy has become known for their swooping dynamics, taking the listener through a world of funk, rock, lush harmonies and jazz melodicism. Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to an internationally respected name in instrumental music, due in fact to their recent award for Best R&B Performance for their song “Something,” featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway.  Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians…

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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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