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September 2014

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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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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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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Mark Turner Quartet

September 25 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv $27/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…one of the most important players that has come along in the last 20 years.” – Ravi Coltrane Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his exploratory intellect and intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor horn. Lathe of Heaven is his sixth album as a leader – but the…

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The Cookers: Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart

September 29 @ 7:00 PM

$28/Adv $33/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Supported in part by the Western Jazz Presenters Network “A bebop supergroup!” – NPR The Cookers – the name comes from the title of Freddie Hubbard’s classic 1965 Blue Note recording, Night of the Cookers – aptly describes this group of dynamic jazz artists: Billy Harper – tenor saxophone; Eddie Henderson – trumpet; David Weiss –…

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October 2014

Pablo Menendez & Mezcla: Direct From Cuba

October 2 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company “Funky…ebullient…hot!” – The New York Times Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the sound-track of the Cuban music scene for the past thirty years. With their roots in rumba and Yoruba rhythms, Mezcla will challenge your perception of Latin music, connecting Afro-Cuban rhythms to funk, rock, fusion and swing. A multigenerational ensemble, Mezcla brings together several veteran masters…

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First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

October 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Jazz Legends” an exhibition of new paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and immersing herself in the world of jazz. Bowie, a past Gail Rich Awardee and Distinguised Artist of the Year, has been an Open Studios artist for more than two decades. Her work can also be found in private and corporate collections locally, nationally and abroad. DJ Vinnie will add to the revelries by spinning classic vinyl from…

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

October 6 @ 7:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago as the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he found himself working with the crème de la crème of the jazz world: Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Elvin Jones, and Pat Metheny, among many other…

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

October 6 @ 9:00 PM

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago as the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he found himself working with the crème de la crème of the jazz world: Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Elvin Jones, and Pat Metheny, among many other top artists. As…

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Carmen Lundy w/Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis & Jamison Ross

October 9 @ 7:00 PM

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “In a world of pretenders, Carmen Lundy is a genuine Jazz Singer.” – The Evening Standard Carmen Lundy’s multi-faceted career bears the markings of a true Renaissance woman. Jazz musician, composer, painter, and actress, her much lauded singing and composing abilities have vaulted her to the forefront of contemporary vocalists. With over 100 original compositions to…

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