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February 2018

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Rio Theatre

Monday, February 26 @ 7:30 PM

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton first set out on tour in 2014, with no product to sell, no recordings or video to help book or promote shows, no t-shirts. Despite all that, based on Fischer’s reputation alone, they were invited to play in clubs, at the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and at concert halls all over the globe, winning accolades from critics, devotion from fans, and — always – invitations to return, soon. Their music is an organic gumbo…

Miles Electric Band

Wednesday, February 28 @ 7:30 PM

This concert will now be held at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center (320-2 Cedar St., downtown Santa Cruz). All previously-purchased tickets will be honored and Gold Circle ticket holders will be assured premium seating. The Miles Electric Band is an ensemble of world-class talents revisiting the repertoire from Miles Davis’ electric period as a framework for modern jazz innovation. In 2011 Vince Wilburn, Jr., an acclaimed drummer and Davis’ nephew received an inquiry from the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic regarding putting together a…

March 2018

Booker T. Jones – 7:00 PM

Friday, March 2 @ 7:00 PM

It can be easily argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions”, “Hang ‘Em High”, “Time Is Tight”, and “Melting Pot” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and four-time Grammy-winner pushed the genre’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then introduced it to the nation. Outside of the band, Jones made…

Booker T. Jones – 9:00 PM

Friday, March 2 @ 9:00 PM

It can be easily argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions”, “Hang ‘Em High”, “Time Is Tight”, and “Melting Pot” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and four-time Grammy-winner pushed the genre’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then introduced it to the nation. Outside of the band, Jones made…

Tracy Parker & Friends

Saturday, March 3 @ 8:00 PM

A rare headliner appearance, this show features Tracy Parker’s vocals out front and strong. Tracy is going back to the county for this show, which features lead guitar legend Frank Reckard of Emmylou Harris’s “Hot Band”, plus Patti Maxine on steel, Tiran Porter on bass, Jimmy Norris on drums, and Tracy’s sister, Carol, on rhythm guitar and harmony vocals. The show will be opened by Tracy, Patti and Pipa Pinon (Las Tres Amigas). $18/Advance $20/Door | All Ages Doors at…

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