The Claudia Quintet

The Claudia Quintet

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM The Claudia Quintet $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… dazzling and exhilarating…” – the jazzmann.com The Claudia Quintet led by drummer/composer John Hollenbeck, features the estimable talents of clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, accordionist/pianist Red Wierenga, bassist Chris Tordini, vibraphonist, Matt Moran; and on occasion, the addition of pianist Matt Mitchell. Together since 1997, the Claudia Quintet is a rarity in jazz: a long-standing ensemble. DownBeat describes them as “…a chamber band that has tickled the ears of adventurous listeners for decades.” Their music defies easy categorization, yet they have cultivated an accessible sound that encompasses both conventional and avant-garde structures....
Christian McBride Trio

Christian McBride Trio

Monday, October 7, 7:00 PM Christian McBride Trio SOLD OUT! $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “…destined to be a force in music for decades to come.” – All About Jazz Always keeping things fresh on the bandstand, Christian McBride is getting back to basics with his trio. Aside from his prowess as a bassist and his talents as a premier composer and arranger, McBride has become one of the great spokespersons for the genre. Hot on the heels of his spring release, People Music, Grammy-winner Christian McBride presents a new album, Out Here, McBride’s 11th recording as a leader.  Whether he’s leading a full brass section or getting locked in the pocket with his trio, you can count on McBride to blend classic jazz presentation with forward-thinking movement. McBride’s stellar trio includes Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums....
Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets

Thursday, October 3, 9:00 PM Yellowjackets $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps 9:00 PM: ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Law Offices of Atack & Penrose, LLP “…deep-pocket groove…” – New York Times The Yellowjackets have long been a pillar of the post-fusion jazz world, built around electric grooves and soulful melodies. They’ve logged over 30 years together as a band and garnered 17 Grammy nominations. Their newest album, A Rise In The Road (which debuted at #1 on iTunes jazz charts), signifies the band moving forward with a bracing new approach and a renewed sense of swing. Keyboardist Russell Ferrante, saxophonist Bob Mintzer and drummer Will Kennedy’s many years together results in a telepathic musical conversation. The addition of new bassist Felix Pastorius (son of bass legend, Jaco Pastorius), one of the global pioneering figures of modern jazz bass, adds to the endless list of new possibilities....
Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 PM Yellowjackets $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Law Offices of Atack & Penrose, LLP “…deep-pocket groove…” – New York Times The Yellowjackets have long been a pillar of the post-fusion jazz world, built around electric grooves and soulful melodies. They’ve logged over 30 years together as a band and garnered 17 Grammy nominations. Their newest album, A Rise In The Road (which debuted at #1 on iTunes jazz charts), signifies the band moving forward with a bracing new approach and a renewed sense of swing. Keyboardist Russell Ferrante, saxophonist Bob Mintzer and drummer Will Kennedy’s many years together results in a telepathic musical conversation. The addition of new bassist Felix Pastorius (son of bass legend, Jaco Pastorius), one of the global pioneering figures of modern jazz bass, adds to the endless list of new possibilities....
Dayna Stephens Group feat. Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf

Dayna Stephens Group feat. Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf

Monday, September 30, 7:00 PM Dayna Stephens Group featuring Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf $15/Adv $18/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… the birth of a new cool.” – JazzTimes Saxophonist Dayna Stephens has pursued an eclectic artistic path ranging from performances with Terence Blanchard and Gretchen Parlato to Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder. A thoughtful player, Stephens favors melodic invention over flashy virtuosity and spareness over verbosity, and it shows in his compositions and arrangements. He leads an excellent group of top players with Bay Area roots: Remy Le Boeuf on alto saxophone; Pascal Le Boeuf on piano; Joe Sanders on bass; and Smith Dobson, Jr. on drums. That Nepenthetic Place is the name of his most recent album featuring the rising talent of Gretchen Parlato (vocals) and Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet)....
Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective

Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 PM Miguel Zenón’s Rhythm Collective $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…profoundly expressive…” – Chicago Tribune Bridging the musical worlds between his native Puerto Rico and the New York jazz scene has become a main staple of alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón. The Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow now presents Rhythm Collective, a brilliant cast of Puerto Rican musicians playing original pieces and Zenón’s arrangements of songs from the Caribbean lexicon. Founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective (and current Resident Artistic Director), Zenón newest album, Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico, is inspired by West Africa and an ingenious interpretation of the folkloric and popular music of Puerto Rico. Miguel Zenón – Alto Saxophone Aldemar Valentin – Electric Bass Reinaldo De Jesus – Percussion Joel Mateo – Drums...