Stanley Jordan (solo)

Stanley Jordan (solo)

SOLD OUT! $25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “A world class guitarist.” – All About Jazz In a career that first took flight in 1985 with near immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleon like musical persona of imagination, versatility, and maverick daring. Known for his one-of-a-kind finger tapping skills, Jordan is able to play melodies and chords simultaneously. Whether taking on classical masterpieces, jazz standards, or a reinterpretation of a pop- rock hit, he can always be counted on to take the listener on a musical journey filled with glorious twists and turns....
Caminos Flamencos

Caminos Flamencos

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “Thrilling entertainment.” – Los Angeles Times In the vanguard of the “nuevo flamenco” movement, Caminos Flamencos co-founders Yaelisa and Jason (El Rubio) McGuire have dedicated themselves to the presentation of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. Yaelisa is an Emmy award-winning choreographer and dancer, and the recipient of a NEA Choreography Fellowship. Jason McGuire is internationally respected as one of the top flamenco guitarists playing today. This presentation features renowned gypsy singer Kina Mendez, direct from Jerez de la Frontera. Absolutely riveting in their intensity, Caminos Flamencos performances are a high-octane combination of music and dance. Yaelisa – artistic director/dancer Jason McGuire “El Rubio” – guitarist Kina Mendez – gypsy singer from Jerez de la Frontera Jose Cortes – gypsy singer Fanny Ara –  dancer Mele Martinez – guest dancer...
Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

$30/Advance $35/Door 1/2 Price Night For Students No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by High Notes “…notorious for bucking the trend.” – Rolling Stone World-renowned trumpeter Hugh Masekela is the essence of South African music. A phenomenal grace and power imbue his music, which ranges from funky township grooves to cooking jazz, soul and beyond. More so than any other artist today, trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is the embodiment of African jazz. After honing what became the sound of ‘Afro-jazz’ in the late 1950s, Masekela left his native South Africa for New York City, where he worked with Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong and garnered several instrumental pop hits. A truly global figure known for his activism against apartheid and his relationship with Miriam Makeba, Masekela has received the highest recognition in South Africa, “The Order of Ikhamanga”. He continues to release new music, including 2013’s Playing @ Work....
Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

Hugh Masekela: 75th Birthday Celebration

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button for 9:00 PM tickets! $30/Advance $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by High Notes “…notorious for bucking the trend.” – Rolling Stone World-renowned trumpeter Hugh Masekela is the essence of South African music. A phenomenal grace and power imbue his music, which ranges from funky township grooves to cooking jazz, soul and beyond. More so than any other artist today, trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is the embodiment of African jazz. After honing what became the sound of ‘Afro-jazz’ in the late 1950s, Masekela left his native South Africa for New York City, where he worked with Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong and garnered several instrumental pop hits. A truly global figure known for his activism against apartheid and his relationship with Miriam Makeba, Masekela has received the highest recognition in South Africa, “The Order of Ikhamanga”. He continues to release new music, including 2013’s Playing @ Work....
An Evening with Jack Bowers

An Evening with Jack Bowers

Local & Live: Honoring Artistry, Celebrating Community $15/Advance $20/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Jack Bowers is a gifted pianist, composer, and educator, whose career stretches back to the late ’60s psychedelic era. In the early ’70s, he played with Santa Cruz’s eclectic, folk rock band Oganookie, and later with country singer Lacy J. Dalton. Today, Bowers continues to embrace an adventurous approach to music with his cutting-edge jazz compositions and an ensemble that features Michael Moss on reed instruments, Vicki Coffis and Jerry Best on vocals, Steve Larkin on bass and Billy McCord on drums. A firm believer in using the arts for positive social change, Jack has also been active in promoting and teaching music workshops for prison inmates since 1978. Jack Bowers – piano and keyboards Michael Moss – reeds Vicki Coffis – vocals Jerry Best – vocals Steve Larkin – bass Bill McCord...