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....
Sour Mash Hug Band – Club Kuumbwa

Sour Mash Hug Band – Club Kuumbwa

Saturday, September 28 Sour Mash Hug Band 9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Seabright Amber Pints! All ages The Sour Mash Hug Band has toured the highways and byways of North America for over a decade now.   Its a classic American story: in the beginning, a band of kids ride freight trains across the midwest with nothing but a banjo, a fiddle, a washboard, and a washtub bass. They play at your local farmer’s market, dive-bar, or street-corner.  They end up in New Orleans, spend some time playing dixieland, go up to Oregon and play old-time and bluegrass for a while, head out to New York pick up a a little Klezmer, hike around Romania searching for old men that know fiddle tunes.  Finally they fall in love with the new revival of jazz culture and it’s full circle. Sour Mash Hug Band on...
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...
Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind

Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind $20/Adv $23/Door ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “An artist who now seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” – Andrew Gilbert,The California Report Recently named in the DownBeat Critic’s Poll as a “Rising Star” of the clarinet, Ben Goldberg is living up to the hype with his new band/album: Unfold Ordinary Mind.  Featuring a highly attuned band consisting of indie rock guitar god (and member of Wilco) Nels Cline, saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Rob Sudduth, and drummer Ches Smith, this group brings Goldberg’s newest compositions to full vibrancy. It highlights Goldberg on the rarely heard Eb contra alto clarinet, (with pitch lower than its bass clarinet sibling) exploring a new and refreshing type of bass role....