Harvey Wainapel & Amigos Brasileiros; Thursday, September 4, 2014

Harvey Wainapel & Amigos Brasileiros Thursday, September 4 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… pure toned saxophonist…” — The Guardian Reedman Harvey Wainapel’s long love affair with Brazilian music has been unwavering. He has performed extensively with Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Jovino Santos Neto, Guinga, and Claudia Villela among many others. Wainapel has explored the length and breadth of [...]

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Allan Holdsworth Trio featuring Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati; Thursday, August 28, 2014

Allan Holdsworth Trio featuring Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati Thursday, August 28, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…frighteningly original and unique…” – Guitar Player Widely regarded by fans and musicians alike as one of the 20th century’s most prominent guitarists, Allan Holdsworth is one of a handful of musicians who has consistently proven himself as an innovator in both [...]

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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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