Jul 07 Thursday
For over three decades the band has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz, even if the band’s signature eclectic mix of styles has meant they have never comfortably fit snugly into any one genre; “We’ve had a lot of labels over the years, at the start there were all these names flying around like New Adult Contemporary, New Age music, and then it became Smooth Jazz, but we’ve never really thought about ourselves as being in any one particular genre.
Jul 16 Saturday
Vibraphonist Simon Moullier leads a quartet featuring Miki Yamanaka (P), Jimmy McBride (D) & Alex Claffy (B). Cool new room with a good vibe. all ages
Jul 30 Saturday
Home grown jazz. Cool new room. Good vibe. all ages
Aug 02 Tuesday
Over the past eight years The Aristocrats – guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS, Hans Zimmer), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett) – have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Anyone who’s witnessed their live musical high-wire act – employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country – can attest that it is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen onstage at any moment…including the occasional wink and nod at the audience. Perhaps Guthrie Govan said it best when he called The Aristocrats “a rowdy democracy of musicianship."
Aug 06 Saturday
Let’s hear it for the boys! More than 25 years after Melissa Manchester released Tribute, her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her, she turns the tables with The Fellas, a radiant encomium to the men, including Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin, and the iconic songs they made famous.
Singing with a verve and emotional vulnerability that immediately captivates, the Grammy winner inventively reimagines these be-loved standards. She turns “Chances Are” into a sly bossa nova and scats with seemingly impossible ease on “Love Is Just Around The Corner,” while bringing an understated urgency to “Night and Day."
Aug 20 Saturday
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the greatest acts of all time! Originally formed by Glenn Miller in 1938 during the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s, they have enjoyed a matchless string of hits including their signature "Moonlight Serenade," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String Of Pearls," "Tuxedo Junction" and of course "In The Mood." The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 with Nick Hilscher as the orchestra’s current musical director. Glenn Miller Orchestra sells out show after show, so get your tickets fast!
Sep 23 Friday
Bona fide guitar hero Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums, while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), celebrated acoustic guitar trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. While his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola's writing along with the soulfulness and his inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the guitar aficionado set. The iconic Al Di Meola returns for an acoustic performance.