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September 2018

Cris Williamson, Barbara Higbie, and Teresa Trull

Wednesday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM

Back momentarily from New Zealand, where she now makes her home, Teresa Trull joins forces with the Bay Area’s Barbara Higbie and Seattleite Cris Williamson for an evening of beloved old and new favorites. This trio of friends is composed of gutsy blues/rock vocal dynamo and songwriter, Teresa Trull; Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and singer, Barbara Higbie; and the iconic singer/songwriter Cris Williamson.  There is a real friendship binding the three musicians, bringing a powerful mix guaranteed to delight, inspire, cheer and…

Tord Gustavsen Trio

Thursday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM

With the release of his first recording in 2003 entitled Changing Places, Norway’s Tord Gustavsen came forth with a new and unique sound that commanded worldwide attention, an extraordinary achievement given the rich and well-developed history of jazz piano that preceded him. He focuses on lyricism within a stripped-down approach to music, where playing is gentle, yet robust; expression of melody is simple, yet sophisticated; and beauty and emotional intensity are united. For his soon to be released eighth album for ECM…

Christie McCarthy & Friends

Saturday, September 29 @ 8:00 PM

Award-winning troubadour and environmentalist Christie McCarthy will be joined by Jimmy Norris, Tracy Parker, Patti Maxine, Rhan Wilson (and a few other surprise guests) for a relaxed and soulful night of prolific folk-rock, featuring tracks off Christie’s new record, Big Picture, as well as some of her favorite cover songs. Good vibes, great tunes, rich vocals – the net proceeds from this concert will benefit Project Purr, a highly successful, local spay/neuter/adoption program. Christie has written, recorded and produced five…

October 2018

Logan Richardson’s Blues People

Monday, October 1 @ 7:00 PM

Born and, raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Logan Richardson was mentored by seminal figures in improvised music, including Jay McShann, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, and Queen Bey. In 2006 Logan released his debut album, Cerebral Flow, and in 2009 he followed up with his sophomore album, Ethos. In 2011 Logan moved from New York, to Paris where he has continued to build a wide spread international acclaim for his angular, intervallic approach to playing the alto saxophone. Richardson has been received favorably for…

Chick Corea: Vigilette with Carlitos Del Puerto & Marcus Gilmore at Rio Theatre

Wednesday, October 3 @ 7:30 PM

Chick Corea’s breakout album, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, announced his arrival as a master of the piano trio, and he’s spent the past 50 years constantly finding new trio adventures. With Vigilette, featuring Carlitos Del Puerto on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums — the rhythmic backbone of his acclaimed group The Vigil — expect Corea’s unmistakable genius on new standards, tunes from his piano heroes, and his classic compositions. At Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062) Regular General Admission: $57.75/Advance $65/Door…

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