Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse with special guest Tammi Brown

Chester CT Thompson and Powerhouse with special guest Tammi Brown

$22/Adv $27/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets at the door only Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “Earthy, energetic and exciting.” – Carlos Santana Oklahoma-born organist Chester Thompson started playing at the age of five and has gone on to lead a career that would be the envy of any sideman, including a lengthy stint with Tower of Power, seventeen years with Santana and co-writing credits with both bands. His contributions have always proved integral to the groups he’s shared the stage with and he now brings his trademark sound to the stage with his own group. Featuring special guest vocalist Tammi Brown, this group interacts with a paramount devotion to improvising in the moment and provides a return to Thompson’s jazz roots. Chester ‘CT’ Thompson – Hammond B3 Robert Stewart – tenor saxophone Mitch Butler – trombone Carl Lockett – guitar Ron E. Beck – drums Tammi Brown – vocals...
Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Joe Sanders and Gregory Hutchinson

Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Joe Sanders and Gregory Hutchinson

SOLD OUT! $28/Adv $31/Door No Comps 1/2 Price Night For Students Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Harry Harrington and Sharon Hale “… new levels of prowess.” –New York Times Joshua Redman has carved out an amazing career since entering the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago when he won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he found himself working with the crème de la crème of the jazz world: Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Elvin Jones, and Pat Metheny, among many other top artists. As a bandleader, he has led some of the most intriguing ensembles in contemporary jazz, including his stint as the artistic director for the SFJAZZ Collective. His current group is among his finest and consists of pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Walking Shadows is Redman’s latest CD....
Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quartet featuring Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston & Jenny Scheinman

Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quartet featuring Hank Roberts, Rudy Royston & Jenny Scheinman

$27/Adv $30/Door No Comps 1/2 Price Night For Students Doors at 8:30 PM “…the single most important guitarist in jazz.” – Seattle Times California central coasters will feel an immediate connection to the new project by guitarist Bill Frisell. The piece was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival and was written at, and inspired by, Big Sur’s Glen Deven Ranch. A pastoral rendering of the wooded California coastline, Frisell’s unique combination of jazz, blues and country compliments the scenery perfectly. The Big Sur Quartet is comprised of string players Jenny Scheinman and Hank Roberts, as well as drummer Rudy Royston. Together with Frisell, the quintet brings the majesty of Big Sur to the stage....
William Parker Quartet

William Parker Quartet

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM William Parker Quartet $20/Adv $23/Door ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “The most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” – Village Voice At the forefront of an avant-garde cultural revolution, upright bassist / multi-instrumentalist William Parker takes his art very seriously. Parker’s unique approach encourages the cultivation of daring musical concepts such as ‘universal tonality’, which employs melodic, rhythmic and harmonic equality to free compositions from the limitations of an explicit key signature. Although not classically trained, he frequently bows his instrument to invoke rich, voice-like phrases. Parker’s enormous vision invariably drives band mates Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Rob Brown (saxophone) and Hamid Drake (drums) into brave new terrain with every performance....
Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

Friday, February 15, 9:00 PM Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako $28/Adv $31/Door No comps ½ Price Night for Students Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[Koité’s] reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical” – New York Times This pairing of singers and guitarists recalls a musical meeting that might happen on a red dirt road somewhere between Bamako, Mali and Memphis, Tennessee. Mali native Habib Koité is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa and a true 20th century griot. Eric Bibb absorbed some of his prodigious talents from his family upbringing, as he is the godson of Paul Robeson and son of folkie Leon Bibb. Bibb is part of a new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel. www.habibkoite.com...