Roberta Gambarini – August 18-20

Roberta Gambarini – August 18-20

“Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald,Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae” (Boston Globe) Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music-loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), Roberta Gambarini grew up listening to her father’s record collection constantly. Her first vocal inspiration was Louis Armstrong, but she soon discovered Ella … Read More

Jim Stranahan’s Little Big Band – May 20

Jim Stranahan’s Little Big Band – May 20

Justin Adams – piano Ron Bland – bass Mike Marlier – drums Greg Gisbert – trumpet Jim Stranahan – saxophone & director of the Douglas County High School Jazz Ensemble JIM STRANAHAN is a recording artist with Capri/Tapestry records. His May 2010 internationally released album, Free For All, features his original compositions including a group … Read More

Hal Galper Trio – Feb 20 & 21

Hal Galper Trio – Feb 20 & 21

Galper’s 21st century series of trio albums for Origin Records incorporates his development of “Rubato” playing as a means of melding In his fifth decade as a major jazz artist, Hal Galper continues the innovation that has made him one of today‘s most surprising and satisfying pianists. Galper’s 21st century series of trio albums for … Read More

Grammy-Nominated Cuban Pianist/Composer Alfredo Rodriguez – August 4

Grammy-Nominated Cuban Pianist/Composer Alfredo Rodriguez – August 4

EACH RECORDING BY GRAMMY-NOMINATED CUBAN PIANIST & COMPOSER ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ TELLS A STORY. His albums are not collections of musical pieces but tales told in a distinctive voice, with a distinct point of view and purpose. His 2011 debut, Sounds of Space, served as an introduction, as a way of saying “here are the people, … Read More

Russell Malone – September 10 & 11

Russell Malone – September 10 & 11

Russell Malone’s first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, Malone developed an interest in blues and country … Read More

Ian Levy Quartet – July 26

Ian Levy Quartet – July 26

Spotting the unique sound of New York City, up-and-coming saxophonist Ian Levy do it easily. His sound, stage presents, and musical aptitude provides any audience with an enchanting experience. Inspired by a wide range of history’s saxophone phenomena from Colman Hawkins to Chris Potter, Ian Levy is a young auditory encyclopedia of different approaches and … Read More

Matt Savage – July 24

Matt Savage – July 24

Matt Savage, age 24, has had a fifteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, … Read More

Convergence – July 23

Convergence – July 23

Greg Gisbert – trumpet John Gunther – sax Eric Gunnison – piano Mark Patterson – trombone Paul Romaine – drums Mark Simon – bass Convergence is dedicated to the idea of sharing the intimacy and the spark of improvised music with their audience. They have been creating music together for the last 20 plus years … Read More

Queen City Jazz Band – July 17

Queen City Jazz Band – July 17

“We are the Queen City Jazz Band from Denver, Colorado, USA and we play Dixieland Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Classic Jazz, Hot Jazz or whatever you call it. For over fifty-five years the QCJB has been delighting audiences with the happy sounds of the 20s, 30s and 40s—Gospel, Early Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues … Read More

Bria Skonberg – July 28 & 29

Bria Skonberg – July 28 & 29

Trumpeter/Vocalist BRIA SKONBERG is “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” – Wall Street Journal A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album “So Is The … Read More