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April 2014

Claudia Villela & Heloísa Fernandes

April 25 @ 7:30 PM

$22/Advance  $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM (Claudia Villela) “Soulful expression steeped in the now…” – DownBeat (Heloísa Fernandes) “She was pure enchantment from the moment she entered…” – Jazztimes.com This marks the debut of a collaboration of two Brazilian artistic forces – singer Claudia Villela and pianist Heloísa Fernandes. Over the past two decades, each has forged a new identity, one rooted in Brazil’s rich cultural history yet speaking in a modern voice. Now these two voices join…

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

April 28 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets! $35/Advance $40/Door No Comps Sponsored by Kyle Goldman Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… one of the most cohesive, intense jazz ensembles on the scene.” –New York Times Branford Marsalis is one of the best known saxophonists around today. His lengthy resume includes performances with an array of stellar musicians ranging from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Sting, Herbie Hancock, and, of course,…

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An Evening With Branford Marsalis

April 28 @ 9:00 PM

$35/Advance $40/Door No Comps Sponsored by Kyle Goldman Doors at 8:30 PM “… one of the most cohesive, intense jazz ensembles on the scene.” –New York Times Branford Marsalis is one of the best known saxophonists around today. His lengthy resume includes performances with an array of stellar musicians ranging from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Sting, Herbie Hancock, and, of course, his brother Wynton. A three-time Grammy-winner, Branford is also an award-winning composer and NEA Jazz Master. In recent years,…

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José James – Canceled

April 30 @ 7:00 PM

CANCELED! Sponsored by ZNA Communications “… a romantic baritone with a deep funk band…” – New York Times José James does not limit himself to the conventional boundaries of the “jazz” singer. Instead, he dives into exotic sounds from a pastiche of cultures from all around the world, both traditional and modern. The inspiration for his songwriting is drawn from a variety of sources – the Gnawan music of Morocco; the ’70s smooth soul/R&B sounds of Donny Hathaway and Marvin…

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May 2014

An Evening with Dan Robbins

May 1 @ 7:00 PM

Local & Live! Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community $15/Adv  $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Acoustic and electric bassist Dan Robbins is a first-call bassist in the Bay Area and beyond, known in the jazz world as a fiery improvisational spirit with a driving backbeat. In his Local & Live showcase, Robbins features four of his favorite bands including the Phree Radicals, featuring Mike Shannon and John Whooley; the Tassajara Trio,with Eddie Mendenhall and Steve Robertson; Campbell-Robbins-Copley; and Wasabi featuring…

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David Grisman Sextet

May 5 @ 7:00 PM

$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Sue Nerton and Tom Thacher Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM “… mixing bluegrass… jazz, funk and bossa nova…” – The Chicago Tribune David Grisman has created a one-of-a-kind niche with his self-described Dawg Music, an amalgam of bluegrass and jazz comprised as its prime ingredients. The iconic mandolinist’s eclectic approach has led to a number of inventive collaborations over the years that have included Bonnie Raitt, Stephane Grappelli, and his old friend…

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David Grisman Sextet

May 5 @ 9:00 PM

$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Sue Nerton and Tom Thacher Co-sponsored by KPIG 107.5 FM “… mixing bluegrass… jazz, funk and bossa nova…” – The Chicago Tribune David Grisman has created a one-of-a-kind niche with his self-described Dawg Music, an amalgam of bluegrass and jazz comprised as its prime ingredients. The iconic mandolinist’s eclectic approach has led to a number of inventive collaborations over the years that have included Bonnie Raitt, Stephane Grappelli, and his old friend Jerry…

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet w/Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius

May 8 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Adv  $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned with. A composer, educator and three-time Grammy winner, Coffin’s philosophy is that music must continue to change and ‘mutate’ in order to grow. Joining him in this ethos is…

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Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet w/Roy “Futureman” Wooten & Felix Pastorius

May 8 @ 9:00 PM

$22/Adv  $27/Door Doors at 8:30 PM ½ Price Night for Students “…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…” – JazzTimes The Mu’tet is led by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band fame (not to mention his fourteen years with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), and is a force to be reckoned with. A composer, educator and three-time Grammy winner, Coffin’s philosophy is that music must continue to change and ‘mutate’ in order to grow. Joining him in this…

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Cassandra Wilson

May 13 @ 7:00 PM

$32/Adv $37/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00pm No Comps Sponsored by Carolyn Hyatt and Joe Hyatt “… individuality and authenticity.” – London Jazz News Cassandra Wilson, widely considered the greatest singer of her generation, changed the way that people thought of jazz with her landmark album Blue Light ‘Til Dawn in 1993. Hailed for its adventurous forays outside the American Songbook, Wilson incorporated blues, country and folk into her work in a brand new way. The album earned her widespread critical acclaim,…

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