Events for Monday, April 18 - Sunday, May 1

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

John Scofield: Yankee Go Home – 9:00 PM

Monday, April 18 @ 9:00 PM
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. A triple Grammy award winning artist with more than 40 recordings to his credit, Scofield has expressed himself in the vernacular …

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Education Event

Master Class: Jon Dryden – What to Expect From a Jam Session

Tuesday, April 19 @ 6:30 PM
Free

Can't make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register. In this Master Class acclaimed pianist and educator Jon Dryden will demonstrate the do's and don’ts of sitting in at jam sessions. What to Expect From a Jam Session will cover etiquette, which songs to know and when to play them, how to …

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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Catherine Russell

Wednesday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Dinner Menu: Red Wine Braised Chicken with Olives, Tomatoes & Capers Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes House Salad Baguette *** GRAMMY®-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, when asked to characterize her new album, Send For Me, replied, “I love romance that swings.” Due out in April, Send For Me features a baker’s dozen of newly-recorded tunes on her eighth album as a leader, meeting …

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Independently Produced Event

Roy Zimmerman Presents This Machine / Richard Stockton opens

Friday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $42

25 songs from 25 years, This Machine: The Best of Roy Zimmerman is more than a greatest hits compilation.  "Melanie and I have chosen the songs that best answer this crucial moment in history and turn our hearts, minds and ears toward the social justice battles yet to be won. It’s laugh-out-loud originals like Creation …

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Independently Produced Event

Oganookie

Saturday, April 23 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $40

Remember Oganookie? This eclectic musical group presided over many ecstatic Saturday nights at the Catalyst and throughout Northern California in the early 70s. It returns for a unique celebration- “The Oganookie Story”- on Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The performance will weave together songs and reflections on the band, its …

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Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet

Monday, April 25 @ 7:00 PM
Advance Ticket Price: $36.75
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Dinner Menu (SOLD OUT): Lamb & Butternut Squash Stew House Salad Baguette  *** Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini grew up in the lush and rugged hillscapes of umGungundlovu in South Africa, a peri-urban landscape in which music and ritual practices were symbiotically linked. The area is significant historically as the site of the Zulu king Dingane kingdom …

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Independently Produced Event

Fire & Grace & Ash

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $30

Fire & Grace has teamed up with ace mandolin player and composer Ashley Hoyer. Hoyer is a brilliant musician who brings an authentic mandolin virtuosity and flair for modern instrumental composition to Fire & Grace – the trio is known as Fire & Grace & Ash. Folk Baroque Chamber Trio playing Bach, Celtic, Americana and World …

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Willie Jones III Quintet featuring Renee Neufville: Tribute to Roy Hargrove

Thursday, April 28 @ 7:00 PM
Door Ticket Price: $42.00
Student Ticket Price: $21.00

Dinner Menu: Moroccan Spiced Beef Stew (Ras el Hanout) Cous Cous House Salad Baguette *** With an unparalleled style of rhythmic expression, Willie Jones III is one of the world's leading jazz drummers. In addition to honoring his monumental influences - the late greats Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey and Billy Higgins - Jones' bold …

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Independently Produced Event

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber

Friday, April 29 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $42

Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre. In the course of recording over 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, to rockabilly rave-ups and singer-songwriter confessions. Webster’s work is rooted in the classic American tension between a yearning for transcendence and a …

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Independently Produced Event

T Sisters

Saturday, April 30 @ 7:30 PM
Regular General Admission: $27
Gold Circle: $42

Big Girl Pants is the forthcoming album from folk sister group the T Sisters. Its cheeky title belies the mature and sometimes introspective themes of the record, which include dealing with loss and grappling with society’s sins, as well as developing personally in new phases of life. The sisters sojourned to L.A. to record the …

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