Dillon Baiocchi and the Neon Deon Express

Dillon Baiocchi and the Neon Deon Express

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 PM Dillon Baiocchi and the Neon Deon Express $10/Adv $13/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… a fresh spin on contemporary jazz.” – Good Times Dillon Baiocchi, an alumnus of the Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band, returns with his new project: The Neon Deon Express. Reflective of a new generation of jazz, the Express infuses elements of contemporary non-jazz artists – Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Andrew Bird – with an olio of originals and jazz standards. Baiocchi is a graduate of New York’s New School of Contemporary Jazz, and also a 2012 DownBeat Student Music Award. He cites Cannonball Adderley as a major influence. Like Adderley, Baiocchi believes music should maintain an element of fun along side its more serious objectives. The group features Baiocchi on keyboard, reeds, and vocals, Michael Glick (piano), Tyden Binsted (bass), and James Levine (drums)....
First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series

First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series

Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM First Friday Art Tour: Gene Torchia Jazz Masters Print Series Free event! Café and bar open Kuumbwa Jazz presents hand drawn charcoal lithographs by artist Gene Torchia. His work aligns with Kuumbwa’s mission to present and preserve the legacy of jazz. Says Gene, “My artwork is driven by music. When I work on portraits, I try to capture the essence of the musician. The intent of my Jazz Masters Print Series is to honor the jazz musicians who have given us so much wonderful music.” Join us as we preview Gene Torchia’s Jazz Master Prints and feature music by the Dillon Baiocchi Band, who perform original music with an alternative/indie rock flare. Featuring Dillon Baiocchi on alto saxophone, Michael Glick on keyboards and James Levine on drums. www.genetorchia.com...