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Kuumbwa And The Magic of Monday Night

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Monday nights, otherwise a down time for many music venues, have been magic for the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in jny: Santa Cruz, CA. Kuumbwa's most prominent shows occur, oddly, on off-calendar Monday nights or midweek, featuring headliners before or after their engagements nearby in jny: San Francisco and jny: Oakland and who are touring up or ...

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The Bach's Beach Vision Of Jazz Heaven

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Heaven for some is a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield. For Pete Douglas, it was a house on a beach with a jazz club in his living room, a would-be heaven also for anyone who dropped in. Douglas passed on, in 2014 at age 85, sitting at his desk overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But his ...

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Keystone Korner 45th Anniversary Celebration

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Keystone Korner 45th Anniversary Celebration
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
Half Moon Bay, CA
July 7-8, 2017

Fabled jazz venue Keystone Korner commemorated its 45th year anniversary in spectacular style during the first week of July 2017. Producer Todd Barkan not only assembled a superb cast of original Keystone stalwarts and young ...

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The Stanley Clarke Band At Kuumbwa Jazz Center

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The Stanley Clarke Band
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
June 15, 2017

Preeminent bassist/composer Stanley Clarke and his talented band came to the welcoming and intimate environment of Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center for an enjoyable one night only date. The four time Grammy winner's band of young lions consisted ...

To Commemorate Keystone Korner's 45th Anniversary, Producer Todd Barkan Hosts 3 All-star Bay Area Shows July 7-8

To Commemorate Keystone Korner's 45th Anniversary, Producer Todd Barkan Hosts 3 All-star Bay Area Shows July 7-8

The great pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams referred to Keystone Korner as “the Birdland of the Seventies.” Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz all agreed that Keystone Korner was “the best jazz club in the world.” Producer and former Keystone proprietor Todd Barkan feels strongly that “the club most definitely had a transformational effect on the ...

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Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

Chihiro Yamanaka At San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (Aug. 8) & Don Quixote's (Aug. 6)

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform August 8, 2015 at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in jny: San Jose, CA, and will precede the festival appearance with an August 6 concert at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA. The trio, led by jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Blue Note Records recording artist, features bassist Yoshi ...

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Presenter? Upload Your Events to Jazz Near You - A Simple Guide

Presenter? Upload Your Events to Jazz Near You - A Simple Guide

If you present jazz, own a venue, or book jazz, then take advantage of Jazz Near You's convenient (and free) file upload service. File upload allows users to upload multiple events at once, and requires no programming experience. Many of our partners including SFJAZZ Center (San Francisco), Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Blue Note New York, Cafe OTO (London), ...

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Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio, March 31 At Blues Alley In Washington, DC

The Chihiro Yamanaka Trio will perform March 31 at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The concert is part of the Emerging Japanese Jazz Artist Series and is presented in association with the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The trio, led by dazzling jazz pianist/composer Chihiro Yamanaka, a Universal Music/Blue Note recording artist, features ...