Robben Ford

Robben Ford

SOLD OUT! Friday, February 22, 9:00 PM Robben Ford $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “Few blues guitarists have tones as sweet as Robben Ford’s” – San Francisco Chronicle One of the premier blues guitarists of today, Robben Ford can bend a note with staggering dynamics. This five-time Grammy nominee can count Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell amongst collaborators. Named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine, Ford continues to amaze with each new album. His newest offering is Bringing It Back Home, which revisits and reshapes ten blues chestnuts. It’s a study in soul, style and virtuosity, with Ford exhibiting his deep roots in the blues as few guitarists can. Robben Ford – Guitar Jim Cox – Organ David Piltch – Upright bass Lemar Carter – Drums Joel Behrman – Trombone...
Robben Ford

Robben Ford

SOLD OUT! Friday, February 22, 7:00 PM Robben Ford $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Few blues guitarists have tones as sweet as Robben Ford’s” – San Francisco Chronicle One of the premier blues guitarists of today, Robben Ford can bend a note with staggering dynamics. This five-time Grammy nominee can count Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell amongst collaborators. Named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine, Ford continues to amaze with each new album. His newest offering is Bringing It Back Home, which revisits and reshapes ten blues chestnuts. It’s a study in soul, style and virtuosity, with Ford exhibiting his deep roots in the blues as few guitarists can. Robben Ford – Guitar Jim Cox – Organ David Piltch – Upright bass Lemar Carter – Drums Joel Behrman – Trombone...
Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

Monday, February 18, 7:00 PM Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet $22/Adv $25/Door ½ Price Night for Students Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “….a jazz guitarist of glowing lyricism.” – New York Times Philadelphia-born jazz guitarist/composer Kurt Rosenwinkel first earned attention playing alongside such iconic artists as Gary Burton, Paul Motian and Joe Henderson. His newest release, Star of Jupiter marks his first quartet recording in more than a decade, following 2001’s groundbreaking The Next Step. An intricately conceptualized collection of original compositions, Star of Jupiter transports listeners on a remarkable journey toward transcendence. Kurt Rosenwinkel once again displays the vision and artistry that place him among the most influential and inventive guitarists and composers in music today. His stellar quartet includes pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Kendrick Scott....
Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

SOLD OUT! Monday, February 4th, 7:30 PM At The Rio Theatre Tommy Emmanuel $35/Gold Circle  $25/General Admission No Jazztix or Comps Doors: 6:30 pm Media sponsor: Good Times “Emmanuel dazzles” – Guitar Player Magazine Australian superstar guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays his instrument like a pianist would a piano, utilizing all ten fingers. His dexterous “finger style” provides him with the ability to conjure up melodies, rhythm, bass and percussive elements simultaneously. With two Grammy nominations to his name and countless tours and collaborations under his belt, Emmanuel released the largely acoustic album Little By Little in 2011, featuring material recalling the likes of Chet Atkins of Jerry Reed. Emmanuel continues to inspire and awe with his playing, which is at once classic and groundbreaking....

Lee Ritenour with very Special Guest: Mike Stern

Monday, December 3, 9:00 PM Lee Ritenour with very Special Guest:  Mike Stern, featuring Melvin Davis and Sonny Emory $35/Adv  $38/Door No Jazztix or Comps Sponsored by Soif Wine Bar and Merchants “… finely crafted, beautifully rendered jazz…” – Chicago Blues Guide A guitar prodigy, Lee Ritenour was working with top recording professionals while still in his mid-teens. Nicknamed “Captain Fingers” for his guitar skills (also the title of his third album), Ritenour rode the electric jazz/fusion wave of the late ’70s. He continues to champion the smooth, melodic style that he is renowned for. Guitarist Mike Stern earned his stripes in Miles Davis’s comeback band of the early ’80s. He went on to co-lead a group with saxophonist Bob Berg before leading his own bands. Accompanying the two stellar guitar-slingers are an ace rhythm section of bassist Melvin Davis and drummer Sonny Emory. Lee’s latest recording is Amparo (Decca Records). Stern’s latest release is called All Over The Place (Concord Records). www.leeritenour.com...