Roy Hargrove Quintet; Monday, August 25, 2014

Roy Hargrove Quintet Monday, August 25 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a torch-carrier… he can blaze.” – San Jose Mercury Roy Hargrove’s hard-swinging trumpet sound has been a beacon of creativity for the last twenty-five years. Although steadily grounded in the jazz trumpet tradition pioneered by Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, and Miles Davis, Hargrove’s musical curiosity [...]

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Dmitri Matheny Group Sagebrush Rebellion CD Release Celebration; Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dmitri Matheny Group Sagebrush Rebellion CD Release Celebration Thursday, August 21, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Understated, masterful technique and evident joy.” – Jazznews Dmitri Matheny is well-known for his melodic flugelhorn playing and intriguing compositional style. He is particularly at home on ballads where his lyrical, warm tone excels, sometimes inviting comparisons to Chet Baker. [...]

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Dave Weckl Acoustic Band feat. Makoto Ozone (piano/keys), Gary Meek (saxophones),Tom Kennedy (bass); Friday, August 15

Dave Weckl Acoustic Band feat. Makoto Ozone (piano/keys), Gary Meek (saxophones),Tom Kennedy (bass) Friday, August 15, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “One of the 25 best drummers of all-time.” – Modern Drummer One of the undisputed greats to ever sit behind a drum kit, Dave Weckl has embarked on his first solo project in over a decade with his [...]

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Chick Corea & The Vigil; Monday, August 11, 2014

Chick Corea & The Vigil Monday, August 11, 2014 At the Rio Theatre “Gale force intensity… gloriously impassioned.” – Jazzwise Magazine No one can accuse Chick Corea of resting on his laurels. The 20-time Grammy award-winner and NEA Jazz Master personifies a rare artistic standard of excellence. Corea’s latest project, The Vigil features all new [...]

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John Pizzarelli Quartet; Sunday, August 10, 2014

John Pizzarelli Quartet Sunday, August 10, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a supreme musical extrovert.” – The New York Times Guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli makes no secret of his musical influences: Nat King Cole Trio, Joao Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, and his own father, jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. An unabashed champion of the classic American Songbook [...]

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Snarky Puppy; Friday, August 8, 2014

Snarky Puppy Friday, August 8, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a potent, dance-worthy blend.” – DownBeat With a contemporary fusion edge and a Brooklyn party band’s street-cred, Snarky Puppy has become known for their swooping dynamics, taking the listener through a world of funk, rock, lush harmonies and jazz melodicism. Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to an [...]

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Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas; Thursday, August 7, 2014

Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas Thursday, August 7, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… one of the most renowned Son bands in Cuba – Latin Pulse Music At long last, revered Cuban son group Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas, founded by the legendary Arsenio Rodríguez, is making its U.S. debut. Co-led by trumpeter/musical director Jesus Angel [...]

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Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison; Monday, July 28, 2014

Jack DeJohnette Trio featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison Monday, July 28 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…extraordinary, flowing… and full of tone color.” – The Guardian If there is such a thing as jazz royalty, this concert offers an ample supply! Across a 50-year career, 2012 NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has blazed [...]

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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano; Monday, July 21, 2014

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano Monday, July 21 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Lauded pianist and composer, Omar Sosa, with six previous Grammy nominations to his credit, has established an international reputation for his exciting brand of Afro-Cuban jazz. His dedication to the roots of his music, blended with contemporary harmonic structures and infectious performances, have made Sosa an innovator [...]

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Jason Lindner Now vs. Now with Panagiotis Andreou & Justin Tyson; Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jason Lindner Now vs. Now with Panagiotis Andreou & Justin Tyson Thursday, July 17 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “Now vs Now forges into altogether undeveloped musical terrain.” – NPR Music Led by keyboardist Jason Lindner and featuring bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson, Now vs. Now is a progressive electro-jazz rock trio like none other. The seeds of the band were planted in the early 2000s in [...]

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