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Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse

$22/Adv $27/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door only Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Earthy, energetic and exciting.” – Carlos Santana Oklahoma-born organist Chester Thompson started playing at the age of five and has gone on to lead a career that would be the envy of any sideman, including a [...]

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Scary Little Friends & Special Guests – Club Kuumbwa

$5 at the door All ages A folk rock brainchild of Santa Cruz and San Francisco’s Mission District, Scary Little Friends’ feature no gimmicks or tricks, just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.  They’ll be joined by a very special guest on this date! www.facebook.com/ScaryLittleFriends

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Django Reinhardt All-Stars featuring Dorado Schmitt

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Drew Miller, Digital Benefits Advisors – Santa Cruz Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Gypsy jazz at its finest…” – International Review of Music Guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt is the finest contemporary purveyor of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-jazz tradition. Schmitt acquired his musical skills while growing up amongst the Roma culture [...]

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Django Reinhardt All-Stars featuring Dorado Schmitt

$30/Adv $35/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Drew Miller, Digital Benefits Advisors – Santa Cruz ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door only. Doors at 8:30 PM “Gypsy jazz at its finest…” – International Review of Music Guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt is the finest contemporary purveyor of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-jazz tradition. Schmitt acquired his musical skills while [...]

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Stra Love 25 featuring Linda Tillery and Rhiannon

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…redefines the word versatile.” – The Los Angeles Times Twenty-five years ago the first version of the all-vocal group, Voicestra, was formed. The brainchild of innovative singer Bobby McFerrin, Voicestra brought together the talents of 12 accomplished voices whose inventive singing celebrated the [...]

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Tammy Hall & Lisa Ferraro, w/Special Guest Houston Person

$25/Adv $30/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Gordon and Teresa Pusser, Swift Street ArtWorkSpace “… warm and persuasive and a listener’s delight.” – Marian McPartland, Piano Jazz NPR Described by Houston Person as “one soulful lady,” ace pianist Tammy Hall is a Bay Area treasure who has performed with many top [...]

Cabrillo College Jazz Combo, Directed by Ray Brown – Thursday, March 13 @ 7:00 PM

Ray Brown’s Great Big Band – GBB @ 25

At Cabrillo College Crocker Theatre $20; No Comp Tix Tickets: brownpapertickets.com “The Bay Area’s “A” List Musicians” – All About Jazz Ray Brown’s Great Big Band returns to the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater to celebrate its 25th year of extraordinary big band Jazz. The band possesses a unique musical personality as evidenced by its book, [...]

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The Ivory Club Boys

$20/Advance $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… high energy exuberance.” – The Jazz Rambler The Ivory Club Boys, an offshoot of the Hot Club of San Francisco, pay tribute to jazz violinist Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys of the mid-1930s. One of a handful of violinists to populate the swing [...]

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Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz

$20/Adv $25/Door Sponsored by The Silent Gong Fund –Jeannine Bonstelle ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…immediately fresh and very personal.” – Jazz Times The ten years of collaboration between vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz have produced six critically acclaimed recordings, a Grammy [...]

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The Bad Plus

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and [...]

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