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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Benny Green Trio with David Wong & Kenny Washington; Monday, July 14, 2014

Benny Green Trio with David Wong & Kenny Washington Live Recording Performance! Monday, July 14 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Piano favorite Benny Green returns to Kuumbwa Jazz to finish his eagerly awaited recording “Live at Kuumbwa” with bassist David Wong and drummer Kenny Washington. Benny Green’s keyboard genius has accompanied the vocal artistry of Betty Carter, [...]

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Claudia Gomez; Thursday, July 10, 2014

Claudia Gomez Thursday, July 10 Kuumbwa Jazz Center As a vocalist, guitarist, and composer, Claudia Gomez’s Columbian roots are reflected in the wide range of Latin American music that she has fashioned into a personal expression of her own. With a strong, clear voice, she navigates the twists and turns of Brazilian sambas and Afro-Caribbean [...]

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David Murray Infinity Quartet; Monday, July 7, 2014

David Murray Infinity Quartet Monday, July 7 Kuumbwa Jazz Center ½ Price Night for Students Tenor saxophonist David Murray’s music traverses a diverse swath of jazz terrain, from conventional to cutting-edge. With one foot firmly planted in the jazz tradition and the other in the avant garde, Murray is best known for his long association [...]

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Gillian Harwin Lost ‘n Found CD Release Tour; Thursday, July 3, 2014

Gillian Harwin Lost ‘n Found CD Release Tour Thursday, July 3 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Gillian Harwin is a master of many trades. She is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, native Californian and longtime New Yorker, but above all else she is a performer. Influenced by the rock and R&B greats, she leans towards a gritty, yet [...]

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