Ashwin Batish’s Sitar Power; Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ashwin Batish’s Sitar Power Thursday, January 30 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…your mind is likely to be delightfully blown…” – SF Weekly A legend of the Bay Area’s world music scene, Ashwin Batish is a sitar and tabla master.  Trained from an early age in the north Indian classical traditions by his father, Pandit Shiv Dayal, Batish has forged [...]

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Howard Levy & Chris Siebold; Monday, January 27, 2014

Howard Levy & Chris Siebold Monday, January 27 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a revelation.” – The London Observer A virtuoso of the diatonic harmonica, Howard Levy, is also an excellent pianist who can also play saxophone, flute, and percussion. An original member of Bela Fleck’s Flecktones, he has radically changed the approach to the harmonica, [...]

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Rick Walker: Celebration of a Lifetime in Music with Special Guests; Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community Rick Walker: Celebration of a Lifetime in Music with Special Guests Thursday, January 23 Kuumbwa Jazz Center   Kuumbwa Jazz announces a new series honoring local artists and the contributions they have made to our community: Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community with our first concert on Thursday, [...]

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Booker T. Jones; Monday, January 20

Booker T. Jones Monday, January 20 Kuumbwa Jazz Center  “… potently insistent gospel-soul…”  – The Los Angeles Times Booker T. Jones stands tall in the American legacy of rhythm & blues as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In the ’60s, his band, Booker T. & The MGs, a Top-40 staple with hit instrumentals, helped [...]

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Albert Lee; Thursday, January 16

Albert Lee Thursday, January 16 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth…” – Vince Gill When Eric Clapton calls you “the greatest guitar player in the world,” you know you’re on to something good. And this is exactly what he said about famed guitar slinger Albert Lee. Lee first became [...]

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Kim Nalley with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra “The Cole Porter Songbook”; Monday, January 13, 2014

Kim Nalley with the Marcus Shelby Orchestra “The Cole Porter Songbook” Monday, January 13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…finely tuned powerful voice…”  – JazzReview.com Kim Nalley’s previous tributes to vocal legends Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald – as well as her collaborations with organist Rhoda Scott and saxophonist Houston Person – have won kudos everywhere. [...]

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Robben Ford; Friday, January 10, 2014

Robben Ford Friday, January 10 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… a blend of Southern funk, blues and soul grooves.” – Jazz Times Guitarist Robben Ford’s first love is the blues, and it is evident in every note he plays. No matter what the musical style, or project, Ford’s blues roots come shining through. The name of [...]

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The Hanrahan Quartet Performing John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”; Thursday, January 9, 2013

The Hanrahan Quartet Performing John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” Thursday, January 9 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “The Hanrahan Quartet embrace, honor, and nurture a masterpiece.” – Chicago Tribune The Hanrahan Quartet celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s landmark recording, A Love Supreme. Led by Santa Cruzan John Hanrahan on drums, the critically-acclaimed Chicago-based group features [...]

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet; Monday, January 6

Pharoah Sanders Quartet Monday, January 6 Kuumbwa Jazz “…always trying to reach out to truth.” – Ornette Coleman Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone tones in jazz, pioneering avant and free-jazz icon Pharoah Sanders got his start playing with Sun Ra, rose to fame in John Coltrane’s group and was given his stage name by iconic poet Amiri [...]

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Windham Hill Winter Solstice 2013 Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli, Aryeh Frankfurter; Friday, December 20

Windham Hill Winter Solstice 2013 Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli, Aryeh Frankfurter Friday, December 20 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… full of life and brilliant…” – San Francisco Chronicle The Winter Solstice Celebration has become an annual event featuring three popular Windham Hill artists: pianist Liz Story, a three-time Grammy nominee; fiddler/pianist/vocalist Barbara [...]

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