Tigran Trio; Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tigran Trio Thursday, February 19 Kuumbwa Jazz 1/2 Price Night for Students “…[a] rich and deep artist…” – Chick Corea Pianist Tigran Hamasyan embarked on his musical journey at the age of three in his native Armenia. Quickly garnering momentum throughout European jazz festivals, Hamasyan won the prestigious 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute competition and has received accolades from […]

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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra; Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Tuesday, February 17 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Flamenco-influenced, multi-style guitarist…” – The Los Angeles Times Ottmar Liebert’s mix of Latin-influenced guitar playing – underscored by the creative interplay of his band, Luna Negra – has received five Grammy Award nominations over the past two decades, as well as a loyal following […]

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Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Vicente Archer & Bill Stewart; Monday, February 16, 2015

Nicholas Payton Trio featuring Vicente Archer & Bill Stewart Monday, February 16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… genre-defying solos…” – Chicago Tribune Trumpeter Nicholas Payton refuses to be pigeonholed into any one style or description, no doubt due to the freewheeling influence of his native New Orleans. From traditional brass bands to contemporary hip-hop, Payton has collaborated […]

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Tuck & Patti: Valentine’s Day Concert; Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tuck & Patti: Valentine’s Day Concert Saturday, February 14 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Jazz and Dinner Packages Available “…extraordinary musicianship…” – JazzTimes Few musicians can emotionally connect with an audience as truly as Tuck and Patti. Together guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist Patti Cathcart have been performing spellbinding duets since 1978. Partners on-stage and in life, Tuck and Patti often focus on […]

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Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet; Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet Thursday, February 12, 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “An amazing guitarist…” – Pat Metheny Rez Abbasi voted #1 Rising Star Guitarist in DownBeat’s 2013 Critics Poll, has created an impressive body of work with his brand new recording, Intents & Purposes. Through his Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet (RAAQ), Abbasi’s artistic alchemy transforms […]

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Billy Childs All-Star Quartet with Steve Wilson, Hans Glawischnig, Johnathan Blake; Monday, February 9, 2015

Billy Childs All-Star Quartet with Steve Wilson, Hans Glawischnig, Johnathan Blake Monday, February 9 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Supported in part by the Western Jazz Presenters Network, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts “…winding paths of chordal and rhythmic changes.” – Los Angeles Times As pianist, composer, and arranger, Billy […]

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Tommy Emmanuel; Sunday, February 8, 2015

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: Tommy Emmanuel Sunday, February 8 at the Rio Theatre “Emmanuel dazzles” – Guitar Player Magazine Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected guitarists. The legendary fingerpicker has a professional career that spans nearly five decades around the globe. Beginning his six-string tutelage at the age of four, he was touring professionally by the […]

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Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio; Thursday, February 5, 2015

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio Thursday, February 5, 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “A big, fierce sound…” – National Public Radio (NPR) Melissa Aldana, the daughter of famed Chilean saxophonist Marcos Aldana, learned well from her father. Heavily influenced by Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, and Mark Turner, Aldana has performed with a parade of top-notch jazz […]

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Eric Harland Voyager with Chris Turner, Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan; Monday, February 2, 2015

Eric Harland Voyager with Chris Turner, Walter Smith III, Julian Lage, Taylor Eigsti, Harish Raghavan Monday, February 2, 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a supremely gifted communicator…” – All About Jazz One of the most in demand drummers of his generation, Houston-born Eric Harland has performed with jazz legends like Betty Carter, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner. He has […]

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Albert Lee; Thursday, January 29, 2015

Albert Lee Thursday, January 29, 2015 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a genuine guitar wizard – Earl Scruggs Albert Lee is accorded elite status among guitar aficionados, and for good reason. During the ’60s, before becoming known for his recordings with American rock ‘n’ roll icons Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis, the British blues guitarist […]

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