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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Carolina Chocolate Drops; Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Carolina Chocolate Drops Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center After meeting at the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, North Carolina, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have been both enthralling audiences with their blend of strings, harmonies, original songs and historic melodies as well as bringing to light the contributions that the African American community brought to string [...]

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Human Feel featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black; Monday, June 30, 2014

Human Feel featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Jim Black Monday, June 30, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Founded in 1987 by drummer Jim Black and saxophonists Andrew D’Angelo and Chris Speed (joined by guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel in 1990), Human Feel balances delicate lyricism and sheer power, order and chaos, discipline and anarchy. In its early days, Human Feel became one of the pivotal bands [...]

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Thumbscrew with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara; Wednesday, June 25, 2014

THUMBSCREW with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Thumbscrew is the brainchild of freewheeling, cutting-edge improvisors Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, and Tomas Fujiwara. All together, this three-composer trio makes new music that is intriguing and accessible, blurring the boundaries of mainstream jazz, rock, and avant-garde. The three first [...]

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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet; Monday, June 23, 2014

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet Monday, June 23, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Ambrose Akinmusire brings his artistic vision to the next level with The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, his second release for Blue Note Records. This album comes on the heels his major label debut, which the New York Times named one of the best albums [...]

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Angélique Kidjo; Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents Angélique Kidjo Thursday, June 19 At the Rio Theatre “Africa’s premiere diva.– Time Magazine A true transnational artist, Angélique Kidjo’s African roots shine brightly throughout her music. Heavily influenced by South African legend Miriam Makeba, Kidjo also absorbed the influences of the American popular artists from her youth, such as James Brown, [...]

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