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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Jesse Scheinin and Forever; Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jesse Scheinin and Forever Thursday, December 19 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…art pop with orchestral inclinations…” – The Deli Magazine  One of the most esteemed alumni of Kuumbwa Jazz’s education programs (first as a participant in our Summer Jazz Camp, then as a member of the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band), saxophonist Jesse Scheinin returns home to celebrate the release [...]

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Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo; Monday, December 16, 2013

Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo Monday, December 16, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…improvisers plying new genre-less waters…” – San Jose Mercury Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, [...]

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Aoife O’Donovan; Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Aoife O’Donovan Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…modest rusticity, but as sophisticated as they come.” – New York Times Well-known for her role in alternative bluegrass band, Crooked Still, vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Aoife O’Donovan (pronounced ee-fah) now steps to the fore with her debut solo album, Fossils. The versatility and appeal of her voice has already landed her [...]

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The Pedrito Martinez Group; Monday, December 9, 2013

The Pedrito Martinez Group Monday, December 9, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… an incomparable performer.”  –New York Times Cuban vocalist and percussionist Pedrito Martinez has been performing onstage since he was eleven-years-old, and it shows through his high-energy concerts. Now based in New York City, Martinez has established himself among the musical elite, gigging with Paquito D’Rivera, [...]

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Joey DeFrancesco and the Vibe; Thursday, December 5, 2013

Joey DeFrancesco and the Vibe Thursday, December 5, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…ebullient virtuosity…” – JazzTimes A prodigious talent at an early age, organist Joey DeFrancesco was playing his own gigs at the age of ten with legendary musicians such as “Philly” Joe Jones and Hank Mobley, and signed his first recording contract at sixteen. After playing piano in [...]

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Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band; Monday, December 2, 2013

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band Monday, December 2, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz “… (one) of jazz’s most exciting, imaginative drummers.” – JazzTimes Drummer Louis Hayes pays tribute to the music of the great Cannonball Adderley Quintet, one of the most popular jazz groups of the ’60s and early ’70s. Cannonball’s quintet was that [...]

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Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band; Monday, December 2, 2013

Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band Monday, December 2, 2013 Kuumbwa Jazz “… (one) of jazz’s most exciting, imaginative drummers.” – JazzTimes Drummer Louis Hayes pays tribute to the music of the great Cannonball Adderley Quintet, one of the most popular jazz groups of the ’60s and early ’70s. Cannonball’s quintet was that [...]

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Randy Weston & Billy Harper Duo “African Rhythms”; Thursday, November 21, 2013

  Randy Weston & Billy Harper Duo “African Rhythms” Thursday, November 21 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “… real emotional power.” – The New York Times Two of the jazz world’s most respected artists, Randy Weston and Billy Harper, team up for an evening of inventive piano/saxophone duets.  After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, [...]

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