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April 2014

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

April 21 @ 7:00 PM

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button for 9:00 PM tickets! $26/Advance $31/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Jazz Divas “… pioneering new possibilities for the violin and for jazz – The MacArthur Foundation Regina Carter has re-invigorated the jazz violin with a new spirit. Since she first gained attention in the late ’80s with the pop/jazz group Straight Ahead, the range of top artists who have benefited from her…

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Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

April 21 @ 9:00 PM

$26/Advance $31/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Jazz Divas “… pioneering new possibilities for the violin and for jazz – The MacArthur Foundation Regina Carter has re-invigorated the jazz violin with a new spirit. Since she first gained attention in the late ’80s with the pop/jazz group Straight Ahead, the range of top artists who have benefited from her exquisite string work is stunning: Max Roach, Oliver Lake, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, and Billy Joel, are just…

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Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

April 23 @ 7:00 PM

$22/Advance $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a spirited, youthful charm.” – New York Times Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez was trained in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, beginning at the age of seven. After a chance encounter with legendary impresario Quincy Jones at Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival, Rodríguez found his way stateside. His latest album, The Invasion Parade, co-produced by the famed producer, explores his memories of Cuba’s people and culture, and features esteemed guests Esperanza Spalding…

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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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