Events for June 2022

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Kuumbwa Jazz Anniversary Concert featuring Artemis

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Bedouine plus Shannon Lay

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Dayna Stephens Quartet

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Earthwise Presents: DaShawn Hickman: Sacred Steel featuring Wendy Hickman and Charlie Hunter on bass

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Thana Alexa: ONA

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Voices for Vista – A Benefit for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Damien Jurado

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Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers

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Hot Club of San Francisco

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Old Blind Dogs

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Summer Jazz Camp Concert

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Ranky Tanky with Ms. Lisa Fischer – 7:00 PM

Ranky Tanky with Ms. Lisa Fischer – 9:00 PM

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Carmen Lynch Comedy

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Tierney Sutton: The Paris Sessions featuring Serge Merlaud & Tamir Hendelman

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Master Class: David Egan – Audio Principles for Live Sound & Home Recording

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Kuumbwa Jazz Anniversary Concert featuring Artemis

A belated celebration of Kuumbwa's 45th anniversary! Each ticket includes admission to a post-show reception with the artists, as well as a commemorative concert poster. Dinner Menu: Salad Niçoise with Grilled Chicken Tapenade Toast *** Artemis is an international all-star group featuring six of the top performers on the jazz scene today: pianist and musical …

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Bedouine plus Shannon Lay

Azniv Korkejian, the Los Angeles-based artist who records as Bedouine, first sprang to international attention when her meticulous, eponymous 2017 debut seemed to open a window in time. With striking, direct vocals and simple guitar accompaniment, Bedouine was immediately dubbed “a modern folk masterpiece” by Fader and Korkejian was praised as a “future legend” by The New York …

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Dayna Stephens Quartet

Dayna Stephens is globally recognized as a saxophonist, composer and arranger, and was the first-place recipient of the 2019 DownBeat Critics Poll in the category of Rising Star—Tenor Saxophone. His highly anticipated 10th album, Right Now! Live at the Village Vanguard, was released in, 2020 and features Aaron Parks, Ben Street, and Greg Hutchinson. NPR’s Kevin Whitehead had this to …

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Earthwise Presents: DaShawn Hickman: Sacred Steel featuring Wendy Hickman and Charlie Hunter on bass

DaShawn Hickman grew up hearing his mom sing. She’d walk around the house and sing to the rhythm of the daily routine, loud enough for 8-year-old Hickman to catch the lines and play along on lap steel from his room down the hall. Sometimes, he’d ask her to sing it again until he got the …

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Thana Alexa: ONA

Ona se bori, nikad neće se dati! The opening lines of the title track from Thana Alexa’s GRAMMY®-nominated album ONA are a battle cry and a mantra.  This fearless incantation, in the language of Alexa’s heritage, translates to, She fights, She'll never give in. This awe-inspiring vocalist and composer, arranger and producer— for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental …

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Voices for Vista – A Benefit for Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Singing the praises of the many services provided for those with vision loss, Vista Center, a 501c3 non-profit, will host a live & streamed benefit concert featuring “sultry songstress” Tammi Brown. This lively and entertaining event is designed to appeal to and bring together new and long-term supporters of Vista Center to help fund life-changing …

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Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

The foundations of the acclaimed Steel House ensemble are deep and strong, the roof sturdy. Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Each is a world-class jazz musician with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early …

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Christian McBride – 7:00 PM

Christian McBride is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR's Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990s McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he's been a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard …

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Christian McBride – 9:00 PM

Christian McBride is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist/composer and the host of NPR's Jazz Night in America. Since the early 1990s McBride has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. However, he's been a leader from his debut recording in 1995. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard …

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Dreamland featuring Kimberly Ford

When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell’s poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world’s …

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Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers

Change and uncertainty in the social landscape can create misconception and cause division. Music can serve as a natural remedy to unfortunate situations, providing an uplifting message, connection and common ground. Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers project advances a mission which is wholly relevant today. When discussing the healing properties of music, the Panamanian jazz pianist, humanitarian, and …

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Will Bernard & Freelance Subversives

Renowned guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn, NY transplant, studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande, and Julian White, later developing and interest in classical music composition . He received a a degree in music from UC Berkeley where he studied with Andrew Imbrie and others. …

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Hot Club of San Francisco

This ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France. The Hot Club of San Francisco borrows the instrumentation of violin, bass, and guitars from the original Hot Club, while breathing new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic songs …

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CANCELLED – Los Aurora

Barcelona, Spain is home to the nuevo flamenco movement and Los Aurora, an exciting group in the aforementioned movement, that recently opened the city’s Ciutat Flamenco – one of the most important flamenco festivals in the world. The band is comprised of a talented circle of young artists who have created a unique melding of …

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Old Blind Dogs

The Celtic Society has been privileged to promote concerts by many of the finest performers of Scottish and Irish music over the years and perhaps none better than Old Blind Dogs. One of the most highly touted Celtic groups of our time, Old Blind Dogs is the only multiple winner of the prestigious Scots Trad …

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Summer Jazz Camp Concert

Kuumbwa’s Summer Jazz Camp is an annual day camp for students 12-18 years old who are interested in learning to play jazz. Students receive both one-on-one and group instruction and the camp focuses on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts/phrasing, along with jazz history and appreciation. Daily classes are held in the VAPA complex …

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Ranky Tanky with Ms. Lisa Fischer – 7:00 PM

Ranky Tanky have achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, Good Time. The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through …

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Ranky Tanky with Ms. Lisa Fischer – 9:00 PM

Ranky Tanky have achieved many firsts for South Carolina’s West African-rooted Gullah community since their formation, earning yet another milestone at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards by taking home the Best Regional Roots Album prize for their sophomore release, Good Time. The album, which also hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart, combines songs carried down through …

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Carmen Lynch Comedy

Carmen Lynch is based in NYC and has been featured on a string of late night shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Carmen has appeared in numerous prime time shows including The …

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Tierney Sutton: The Paris Sessions featuring Serge Merlaud & Tamir Hendelman

A 9-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Grammy nod for every project she has released in the last 15 years. Known for her impeccable voice and superbly imaginative arrangements, Sutton is heralded as both a storyteller as well as for her ability to transform even the most familiar song …

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Master Class: David Egan – Audio Principles for Live Sound & Home Recording

Can't make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. The physical properties of sound are often counter intuitive. What looks cool for microphone and speaker placement can lead to poor results. Similarly, signal processing, such as EQ and compression, are often misunderstood. Led by David Egan, who has more than 40 years of touring …

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