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April 2015

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

April 8 @ 7:30 PM

“Spectacular!” – New York Daily News Since 1989, Rolling Stones fans began taking notice of Lisa Fischer when she took over the spotlight from Mick Jagger and owned the stage during their Gimme Shelter duet. The powerful chanteuse also gained notoriety as one of the featured performers in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom. Her Grammy award-winning vocals have been featured with Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Sting, and many other major artists. Fischer’s performance at last year’s Monterey…

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Viva La Lehrer II — Celebration of the Life and Songs of Tom Lehrer

April 9 @ 7:00 PM

Two Gail Rich Award recipients, Lori Rivera formerly with “the Bobs” and Shadowbrook crooner Joe Ferrara, will headline the second annual gala with The Lehrermen, the “all-Lehrer ragtime skiffle band” featuring Steve Wilson, Olaf Schiappacasse, Dillon Baiocchi, Rick “Ace” and Peter Nichols. Also new to the cast of 22 are folk singer and recording artist Mark Levy and Master of Ceremonies Mr. Sven Davis of Planet Cruz fame. Returning standouts include the Gold Standard barbershop quartet Constellation, operatic phenom Lizz…

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Pipa Piñon: Wash Me Clean

April 11 @ 8:00 PM

This solo concert with Pipa Piñon is her first time to perform without Dreambeach . She is presenting material from her new CD, Wash Me Clean and  Sprinkled with bits of humor, drama, reflection, and redemption. Doors at 7:30PM $20 in advance, $25.00 at the door Tickets available at pipapinon.brownpapertickets.com and at Logos Books & Records More Info: 831-247-3460

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DakhaBrakha

April 13 @ 7:00 PM

“… East European turbo-folk…” – New York Music Daily DakhaBrakha (meaning “give and take”) describes their theatrical performances as “ethno-chaos,” a refreshing blend of East European folk heritage and contemporary music encompassing sounds and instruments from around the world. These provocative quartets of astute vocalist/multi-instrumentalists (three women and one man) are enthusiastic ambassadors of Ukrainian culture and music. DakhaBrakha’s impressive flair for the whimsical has won kudos from Rolling Stone magazine for their appearances at the Bonnaroo Festival, where they…

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Gilberto Gil: Gilberto’s Samba

April 15 @ 7:30 PM

“One of the world’s great songwriters.” –New York Times Gilberto Gil is one of Brazil’s national treasures. Gil was key among the leaders of the Tropicalia movement of the 1960s, fusing bossa nova, samba and salsa with rock and folk music-and securing his fame both abroad and at home in Brazil. He went on to become the Brazilian Minister of Culture, playing a key role in the constant modernization of Brazilian popular music and culture throughout the world. Today, Gil…

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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

April 16 @ 7:00 PM

“… an extraordinary musician…” – latinjazznet.com Composer/pianist Omar Sosa has established an international reputation for his exciting brand of Afro-Cuban jazz, earning seven Grammy nominations along the way. Dedicated to the folkloric roots of Cuba, Sosa’s contemporary harmonic structures and Latin polyrhythms produce a sound both innovative and accessible. Sosa will be bringing his new Quarteto AfroCubano in support of his recent CD release “ILE”, featuring Cuban drummer Ernesto Simpson. The band also includes longtime mates Childo Tomas on electric bass, and…

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Joanna Borromeo – Club Kuumbwa

April 18 @ 9:00 PM

Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages A singer, songwriter, keyboardist and Juno Award-nominee, Joanna Borromeo blends soul, R&B, jazz and all sorts of good sounds together in a musical blend that has led her to her grace stages across the globe. www.joannaborromeo.com Wanna Love You by Joanna Borromeo

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Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy

April 23 @ 7:00 PM

“Igoe has rhythm in his blood.” – JazzTimes Widely respected jazz drummer Tommy Igoe calls his 12-piece Groove Conspiracy, “A rock band in a jazz band’s body.” Groove Conspiracy covers the gamut of genres with big band style and heavy-hitting arrangements, staking out new rhythmic territory, from funk and R&B to Cuban and Brazilian grooves. Drum educator Igoe gave rhythmic life to Broadway’s The Lion King and was named Best Jazz Drummer in 2014 by Modern Durmmer Magazine. The Groove…

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Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

April 27 @ 7:00 PM

“… one of the pivotal figures in jazz-rock…” – Variety Magazine Drummer Billy Cobham returns with his group Spectrum 40. Originally formed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Spectrum, his recording debut as a bandleader and now considered a jazz/fusion classic, the album showcased Cobham’s talents as an innovative drummer with a distinctive sound. It also drew attention to his budding compositional skills. A former sideman for Horace Silver, Ron Carter, and Miles Davis, it was Cobham’s long stint in…

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Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

April 27 @ 9:00 PM

“… one of the pivotal figures in jazz-rock…” – Variety Magazine Drummer Billy Cobham returns with his group Spectrum 40. Originally formed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Spectrum, his recording debut as a bandleader and now considered a jazz/fusion classic, the album showcased Cobham’s talents as an innovative drummer with a distinctive sound. It also drew attention to his budding compositional skills. A former sideman for Horace Silver, Ron Carter, and Miles Davis, it was Cobham’s long stint in…

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