Yellowjackets
“…a perfectly combustible electric-acoustic outfit whose smart, often challenging and unpredictable compositions draw from fusion,postbox and contemporary jazz.”  – Jazz Times
May 14 – 15, $32.50

TAKE 6The impeccable vocal harmony of Take 6 is a magic fairy dust that renewsevery song it touches.” – Keyboard May 16 – 19, $40.50

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton An organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms with classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Lisa’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.May 23 – 26, $40.50

Spyro Gyra Over the last 40+ years Platinum and Gold Album artists, 5-piece band Spyro Gyra, have been delivering their top-shelf blend of jazz, fusion, R&B, and funk. May 30 – June 2, $34.50

Spencer Day #1 Billboard charting pop/jazz performer touring in support of his new release Angel City! “His melodies are infectious…his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking. He is not only a superb pianist, but a brilliant arranger, who consistently celebrates the partnership between his voice and the piano. “  – SF Chronicle June 4 – 5 $27.50

Nearly Dan Nearly Dan is 12 most highly skilled, career musicians who electrify the richness & complexity of classic Steely Dan jazz-rock compositions live on stage. June 6 – 9, $36.50

Brian Culbertson “Returning by popular demand, Brian Culbertson brings his distinct award-winning brand of genre-crossing urban contemporary jazz, R&B and funk for four nights and six shows! June 20 – 23, $60.00

Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner In just under a decade Cecile’s evolved from a darling of jazz critics and fans, to a multi-Grammy Award winner, to a prescient and fearless voice in music today.  For one night only, she’ll be joined by multiple award winning jazz piano virtuoso, Sullivan Fortner June 24, $34.50

Acoustic Alchemy – CD Release Celebration! Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business. July 2,3 and 5-7, $34.50

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood East Bay music pioneers celebrating their 50-year anniversary since debuting at the Filmore! July 9 – 10, $28.50

Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin Grammy winning jazz guitarist and pianist  – a dynamic jazz collaboration July 18 – 21, $36.50

Ranky Tanky “Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring shouts and praises houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.” – All About Jazz July 23 – 24, $36.00

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Latin jazz Master Conguero and his band serve up a blend of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul, and infectious South American melodies and rhythms. July 25 – 28, $34.50

Philthy Funk Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, bandleader Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7-time Grammy award winning arranger. This is his LA-based 13 piece soul band! July 30 – 31, $30.50

Kirk Whalum Soulful and passionate Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist. August 1 – 4, $36.50

Marcia Ball “Gritty yet elegant piano pounder with a bluesy voice and witty songwriting. Her albums mine the New Orleans R&B and soul traditions, and Ball carries that torch with a sure sense of swing.” – Time Out, Chicago August 6 – 7, $30.50

Marquis Hill Blacktet From his beginnings as one of Chicago’s most thrilling trumpeters, to his current status as an internationally renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Marquis Hill has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers that divide musical genres: contemporary and classic jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Chicago house to neo-soul. August 13 – 14, $30.50

Greg Adams and East Bay Soul 10th Anniversary Tour While Grammy and Emmy nominated arranger and trumpeter Greg Adams will forever be renowned as a co-founder of the legendary Tower of Power, it’s exciting to note that his equally explosive ensemble East Bay Soul is quickly closing in on its first decade of kickin’ recordings and performances. The brass fired ensemble’s stirringly eclectic latest album CONVERSATION has it all and, per its title, connects on many emotional levels. August 20 – 21, $32.50

Keiko Matsui Internationally acclaimed contemporary jazz pianist, composer and humanitarian who has released 20+ albums to international acclaim in her three-decade career. She’s touring in support of her latest release Echo and promises elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves to lift the spirit. August 22 – 25, $32.50

Maceo Parker Funky sax man, and the perfect foil to the Godfather of Soul. Maceo Parker not only produced some of the most enduring entries in the vast canon of American soul music, but also sowed the seeds of the funk revolution of the 1970s. Parker is as innovative as the people whom he cites as his own influences. August 29-September 1, $40.50

Sergio Mendes Three-time Grammy winner and Brazilian music legend, Sergio Mendes returns with his incredible band! Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova and samba and distinctive pop instrumentation have ultimately come to define Brazilian music. September 5 – 8, $66.00