Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz “Hammond Organ Party”; Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pamela Rose & Wayne De La Cruz “Hammond Organ Party” Thursday, February 6, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center 6:30 PM: Pre-Concert talk with the artists and MC Doodlin’ Lounge Host Pete Fallico “These are, quite simply, some of the finest Bay Area musicians banded together.” – Good Times Vocalist Pamela Rose – of Wild Women of [...]

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Habib Koité; Monday, February 3, 2014

Habib Koité Monday, February 3, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib.” – Bonnie Raitt African guitarist Habib Koité is one of the most popular and eclectic musicians to ever come out of Mali. The self-taught performer has developed a personal sound derived from a number of ethnic [...]

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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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