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January 2019

Steve Tyrell

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Steve Tyrell

GRAMMY winning vocalist Steve Tyrell invited his legendary songwriter and arts friends on his latest album, That Lovin’ Feeling. Released in February of 2015, the renowned singer’s ode to what he calls “The Great American Songbook 2,” features classics by Carole King, Leiber and Stoller, and Burt Bacharach, as well as guest appearances by Dave Koz, Neil Sedaka, and B.J. Thomas. Ever since his glorious surprise version of “The Way You Look Tonight” in the 1991 film Father of The…

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Walter Beasley

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Over the past three decades, saxophonist Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase “musical Renaissance Man” for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as the “heir to Grover Washington, Jr.’s Throne,” he is the acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, educator, and entrepreneur of the decade. As the highest selling full-time Professor / Recording Artist in history, the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording…

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Arturo Sandoval

Friday, January 25, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Arturo Sandoval

Living legend Arturo Sandoval is one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, the GRAMMYs, and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 GRAMMY Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards, and an Emmy Award. The latter…

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February 2019

Spyro Gyra

Friday, February 8, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience for the past forty-five years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and playing over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging them to do something new while never resting on past success. Spyro Gyra has released…

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April 2019

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Friday, April 26, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music with such abandon. She has garnered ten number 1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records, and two number 1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. To help…

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Boney James

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Boney James

It’s been a full quarter-century since a young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. In September of 2017, Boney James released his 16th album titled, Honestly, following his 2015 release, futuresoul, which spent 11 weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. Cited as virtually creating the urban jazz genre—melding contemporary jazz with hip-hop sensibilities—the crossover virtuoso has racked up sales of more than three million records, four RIAA Gold albums,…

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May 2019

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Show Time : 7:00 PM

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

Since 1991, The California Guitar Trio has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio's (CGT) shows…

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David Benoit & Marc Antoine

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Early Show : 6:00 PM

Late Show : 8:30 PM

David Benoit and Mark Antoine

Chart-topping contemporary jazz visionaries, David Benoit and Marc Antoine have recorded their first complete project together. 2017’s, So Nice!, is a love letter to Bossa Nova, a musical genre that is close to both their hearts. Music has an unparalleled ability to stir the emotions, awaken memories, and transport the heart and mind to new dimensions. Multi-GRAMMY nominated pianist/composer/film scorer David Benoit and acclaimed guitarist/composer Marc Antoine manage to do all of the above. A founding father of contemporary jazz,…

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June 2019

Rippingtons

Friday, June 21, 2019

Early Show : 7:00 PM

Late Show : 9:30 PM

Rippingtons

“When I started The Rippingtons, I never imagined it would last more than the release of one album, let alone thirty years,” says Russ Freeman, leader and founder of the GRAMMY nominated group, The Rippingtons. The band celebrated their 30th anniversary with the release of True Stories, their 22nd recording (June 2016). Freeman’s approach to composition has been compared to that of a mixed-medium painter. His ability to engage all the senses and employ disparate techniques has helped keep the…

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August 2019

R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Show Time : 7:00 PM

R. Carlos Nakai & Will Chapman

R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He released his first album, Changes, in 1983, and has gone on release thirty-six critically-acclaimed albums since. In addition to his educational workshops and residencies, Nakai has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, and sold over four million albums worldwide. He founded the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet to explore the intersection of ethnic and jazz idioms and brought the Native American flute…

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September 2019

Brian Simpson Band

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Show Time : 7:00 PM

Brian Simpson Band

Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson, Sheena Easton and Teena Marie to George Duke, Kirk Whalum and Stanley Clarke. He has had the distinction of being musical director the legendary Dave Koz for the past 15 years. Simpson has also been the musical director of the highly popular Smooth Jazz Cruise featuring Marcus Miller and David Sanborn for the last 8 years. This chart-topping musical chameleon wrote the…

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Gino Vannelli

Friday, September 27, 2019

Show Time : 8:00 PM

Gino Vannelli

Since his debut release of Crazy Life in 1973, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With a voice as memorable as his hair, he has been dubbed, “The Canadian singer/songwriter with a lion's mane.” But Vannelli’s evolving music has kept his fan base growing for over 40 years. From rock, to jazz, to soul, and even classical, this Triple Threat (Vannelli is a prolific producer as well) has left no musical stone unturned.…

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Gino Vannelli

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Show Time : 8:00 PM

Gino Vannelli

Since his debut release of Crazy Life in 1973, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With a voice as memorable as his hair, he has been dubbed, “The Canadian singer/songwriter with a lion's mane.” But Vannelli’s evolving music has kept his fan base growing for over 40 years. From rock, to jazz, to soul, and even classical, this Triple Threat (Vannelli is a prolific producer as well) has left no musical stone unturned.…

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October 2019

Keiko Matsui

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Early Show : 6:00 PM

Late Show : 8:30 PM

Japanese born pianist, composer and producer Keiko Matsui is a citizen of the world, touring the world relentlessly bringing her music to virtually every corner of the globe. Her music transcends boundaries with a unique melting pot of musical influences that has earned her a devout international following. Matsui is freely at home in many musical genres, seamlessly borrowing from such diverse idioms as jazz, classical, rock, blues, traditional, world, and beyond. Her 1996 album, Dream Walk remained on the…

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