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  • September 15, 2014
  • Root of Things Matthew Shipp Trio – Root of Things
  • September 18, 2014
  • Turn the Sea Natalie Cressman – Turn the Sea
  • September 21, 2014
  • Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
  • September 24, 2014
  • Floating Fred Hersch – Floating
  • September 27, 2014
  • GOt 2 b groovin Euge Groove – Got 2 BE Groovin
  • September 30, 2014
  • PaulBrownTruthBTold Paul Brown – Truth B Told
  • October 3, 2014
  • Why Ginger Baker – Why
  • October 6, 2014
  • Akustik Inventyours Ron Jackson – Akustik Inventyours
  • October 9, 2014
  • A Love Like Ours Dominique Toney – A love like ours
  • October 12, 2014
  • Smile Peter White – Smile
  • October 15, 2014
  • Scarecrow Sessions Kiki Ebsen – Scarecrow Sessions
  • October 18, 2014
  • essential Jean-Michel Pilc – Essential
  • October 21, 2014
  • Jazz Gems The Best of Nils Nils – Jazz Gems The Best of Nils
  • October 24, 2014
  • The Signal Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal
  • October 27, 2014
  • Jimi Jazz Ron Westray – Jimi Jazz


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    Jazz Funk Soul is the new Smooth Jazz super group featuring 3 of the most important hit makers on the scene today: Jeff Lorber, Everett Harp and Chuck Loeb. As artists and producers they are responsible for selling millions of albums and scoring close to 50 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits! As a touring ensemble, they are wowing audiences from coast to coast.Jeff Lorber is famous for launching the career of Kenny G and his productions and collaborations with such greats as Dave Koz, Janet Jackson, Lalah Hathaway and Miles Davis. He is one of the most sought after producers… Continue reading

    In 2013, Melissa Aldana became the first female instrumentalist and first South American to ever win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. The prize included a scholarship and a recording contract with Concord Music Group. As a result, her recording debut for Concord – Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – features the power of three outstanding musicians taking the music of Thelonious Monk and Harry Warren to new levels.

    Melissa and her bandmates, bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Francisco Mela, also wrote 8 new songs for the debut all of which provide exceptional vehicles for spotlighting their amazing… Continue reading

    Wednesday September 24, 2014

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $20 GA / $25 RESERVED (7PM) | $18 GA / $22 RESERVED (9:30PM)

    Ethan Iverson / piano Reid Anderson / bass Dave King / drums

    “It’s about as badass as highbrow gets.” - Rolling Stone

    The Bad Plus (Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and Dave King) came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning over a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio… Continue reading

    Wednesday October 1, 2014

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $20 GA / $25 RESERVED (7PM) | $18 GA / $22 RESERVED (9:30PM)

    Billy Harper / saxophone Eddie Henderson / trumpet David Weiss / trumpet Donald Harrison / saxophone George Cables / piano Cecil McBee / bass Billy Hart / drums

    “Rich with a mix of classic elegance and exploration, the group might reference the past by name, but it never sounds less than current.” - Los Angeles Times

    The Cookers draws it’s inspiration from the seminal Blue Note Records release, The Night of the Cookers, by combining… Continue reading

    Wednesday October 8, 2014

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $25 GA / $35 RESERVED

    Joshua Redman / saxophone Reuben Rogers / bass Gregory Hutchinson / drums

    “Mr. Redman is a supremely affable and flowing improviser, at times a borderline brilliant one, working in a glow of clarity.” - The New York Times

    The celebrated saxophonist Joshua Redman is one of the most imposing and charismatic jazz musicians to have emerged in the 1990s. The son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in 1991 and has since recorded and performed with… Continue reading

    Tuesday, October 14

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: The Old Church | $15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS

    Eric Vloeimans / trumpet Jörg Brinkmann / cello Tuur Florizoone / accordion

    “…prolific and evocative…” – NPR Music

    Dutch jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans has been active in a wide variety of ensembles over the years, from his acoustic chamber jazz trio Fugimundi to his electric Gatecrash quartet.  Having studied under Donald Byrd in the late ‘80s, he was regarded as a member of the younger generation of musicians who combine bebop with influences from rock and free improvisation.  His sound… Continue reading

    Tuesday October 21, 2014

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $20 GA / $25 RESERVED (7PM) | $18 GA / $22 RESERVED (9:30PM)

    Jacky Terrasson / piano Burniss Earl Travis / bass Justin Faulkner / drums

    “…one of the most talented pianists of his generation.” - JazzTimes

    French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson’s relationship to the piano has been compared to “Lebron James’ relationship to a 10 foot high basket…they could dunk in their sleep (JazzTimes).” After winning the prestigious 1993 Thelonious Monk Competition, he went through the venerable jazz university of Betty Carter and collaborated with vocalists… Continue reading

    Wednesday, October 22

    Greg Osby Quartet @ Jimmy Mak’s

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $20 GA / $25 RESERVED (7PM) | $18 GA / $22 RESERVED (9:30PM)

    Greg Osby / saxophone Simona Premazzi / piano Desmond White / bass Adam Arruda / drums

    “Mr. Osby is now a mentor and a pacesetter, one of the sturdier bridges between jazz generations.” – The New York Times

    Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed… Continue reading

    Monday, November 10

    7:00 PM | LOCATION: The Old Church | $15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS

    Xavier Charles / clarinet, harmonica Ivar Grydeland / acoustic guitar, banjo, scruti box Christian Wallumrød / piano Ingar Zach / percussion, bass drum

    “…the music of Dans les arbres leans more heavily towards the influence of contemporary classicism and of folklorism than anything resembling the American jazz tradition.” – All About Jazz

    ECM recording artists Dans Les Arbres recorded their eponymous debut in 2010 and followed up with 2012’s Canopée. The combination of its unorthodox sound sources, including Charles’ clarinet harmonics,… Continue reading

    Friday, November 14

    7:30 PM | LOCATION: Jimmy Mak’s | $20 GA / $25 RESERVED

    Miguel Zenón / saxophone Luis Perdomo / piano Hans Glawischnig / bass Henry Cole / drums

    “The achy precision in alto saxist Miguel Zenón’s tone was apparent from the moment he arrived in New York from Boston in the late ’90s.” – Time Out New York

    Grammy® Award-nominee Miguel Zenón, also a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto… Continue reading

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