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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Mainswing: Vocal Jazz Quartet; Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mainswing: Vocal Jazz Quartet Thursday, September 18, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Mainswing has been amazing Bay Area audiences with their vocal magic since the ’80s. Performing original music and inventive vocal arrangements of standards drawn from the full spectrum of jazz, the ensemble taps into swing, Afro-Cuban, funk, and Brazilian grooves with ease and aplomb. [...]

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Larry Carlton; Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Larry Carlton Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…a virtuoso guitarist…” – The New York Times Larry Carlton has been one of the world’s top session guitarists for decades, having played with Steely Dan, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, The Crusaders and countless more. Known for his trademark instrument, the Gibson 335, Carlton is capable [...]

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Eliane Elias; Monday, September 15, 2014

Eliane Elias Monday, September 15, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… an artist beyond category.” – Jazziz magazine Eliane Elias never stops looking for ways to fashion her Brazilian roots into new avenues of expression to entice the ear. Since her appearance on the North American music scene as part of Mike Mainieri’s Steps Ahead, Elias [...]

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