Jacky Terrasson Trio; Monday, October 20, 2014

Jacky Terrasson Trio Monday, October 20, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Terrasson spins an impressionistic and nouveau vista…” – All About Jazz French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson came up through the venerable jazz school of Betty Carter, accompanying the iconic singer for many years. There’s no lack of variety in Terrasson’s approach to material, as he incorporates funk, soul and [...]

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Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron; Thursday, October 16, 2014

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints featuring Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh and Joey Baron Thursday, October 16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Their chemistry was a thing unto itself.” – The New York Times Sound Prints, co-led by Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas, originally started as a tribute to the [...]

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Stanley Clarke Quartet; Monday, October 13, 2014

Stanley Clarke Quartet Monday, October 13, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… one of the greatest bassists…” – The Guardian Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, is scheduled for release September 30 on the Mack Avenue Records label. He considers UP to be the most energetic, fun, rhythmic and upbeat album [...]

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Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Taken By Storm “Songs of Seduction & Obsession”; Saturday, October 11, 2014

Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Taken By Storm “Songs of Seduction & Obsession” Saturday, October 11 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…sensational…” – The New York Times Referring to Storm Large as a vocalist is undercutting her complete range of talents as an artist (which includes, but is not limited to: actor, playwright, author and musician). One of the lead singers [...]

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Carmen Lundy with Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis and Jamison Ross; Thursday, October 9, 2014

Carmen Lundy with Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis and Jamison Ross Thursday, October 9, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “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 [...]

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson; Monday, October 6, 2014

Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson Monday, October 6, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz “… 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 [...]

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First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”; Friday, October 3, 2014

First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends” Friday, October 3, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Free Event A figurative artist, South County artist Carol Bowie’s work exhibits a sense of freedom and spontaneity that are guided by intuitive impulses and responses from her contemporary interior landscape. She employs various media: painting, [...]

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Pablo Menendez and Mezcla: Direct from Cuba; Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pablo Menendez and Mezcla: Direct from Cuba Thursday, October 2, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Funky…ebullient…hot!” – The New York Times Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the soundtrack 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 [...]

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The Cookers featuring Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart Monday, September 29, 2014

The Cookers featuring Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart Monday, September 29, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… no better working band in jazz…” – Andy Gilbert, Boston Globe The Cookers – the name comes from the title of Freddie Hubbard’s classic 1965 Blue Note recording, Night of the [...]

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Mark Turner Quartet; Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mark Turner Quartet Thursday, September 25, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…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 [...]

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