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The Appel Room

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Songs We Love

Featuring Ulysses Owens, Jr., Theo Bleckmann, and Alicia Olatuja

Superstar vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater takes you through 100 years of jazz song. On Friday (9/23), she will sing the early blues and jazz of the 1920s through the 1950s, joined by music director/trumpeter Riley Mulherkar and vocalists Vuyo Sotashe and Brianna Thomas. On Saturday (9/24), she will start with the socially conscious music of the 1950s and end with the songs of today, featuring music director/drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. and vocalists Theo Bleckmann and Alicia Olatuja. 

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed

With vibraphonist and marimba player Stefon Harris, flutist Elena Pinderhughes (9/23 and 9/24), guitarist Mike Moreno, pianist James Francies, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Obed Calvaire

Rose Theater

Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano

Our season-opening concert features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and some of today's top pianists, including Dan Nimmer, Joey Alexander, Dick Hyman, Helen Sung, Larry Willis, Myra Melford​ and Isaiah J. Thompson. Performing definitive compositions by piano geniuses like Jelly Roll Morton, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, and Marcus Roberts, tonight's special guests will showcase an astonishing evolution of jazz piano that now spans over 100 years.

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola


With vocalist Shenel Johns, pianist Taber Gable, bassist Jon Michel, drummer Jonathan Barber, and saxophonists Godwin Louis (9/20-9/22) and Braxton Cook (9/23-9/24)

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by!

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Ryan Keberle's Big Band Living Legacy Project

Big Band Mondays

The Big Band Living Legacy Project celebrates and carries on the musical heritage of big band jazz, performed by original members of such classic big bands as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Benny Goodman. The repertoire includes hits and lesser known works by composers including Sy Olliver, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Neil Hefti, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer. 

Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101 with Seton Hawkins

Week One: The Building Blocks of Jazz

Swing University’s Jazz 101 opens with a short overview of the development of Jazz, and its progression. We’ll also go into the building blocks of Jazz: what is Swing, what are the Blues, and what is Improvisation? In this class, we’ll help you to hear song form, and also help you hear how Jazz musicians approach their solos! 

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

The New Charles Tolliver/MUSIC INC.

With trumpeter Charles Tolliver, guitarist Bruce Edwards, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Lawrence Leathers

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola


With pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by!

Mondavi Center

JLCO on Tour: Davis, CA

Varis Leichtman Studio

Louis Armstrong, with Ricky Riccardi

Second Session: 1925 to 1928, The Hot Fives and Sevens

The most vaunted recordings in jazz history! In addition to examining masterpieces such as “Cornet Chop Suey” and “Potato Head Blues,” Riccardi will also showcase Armstrong’s budding showmanship and comedic nature on these recordings.

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Catherine Russell: Harlem on My Mind

Album Release Party

With vocalist Catherine Russell, guitarist/banjo player Matt Munisteri, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Nicky Parrott, drummer Darrian Douglas, tenor saxophonist/arranger Andy Farber, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Dan Block, trumpeters Jon-Erik-Kellso and Brian Pareschi, trombonist John Allred, and saxophonist/clarinetist / arranger Mark Lopeman

Paramount Theatre

JLCO on Tour: Oakland, California

The Appel Room

Ibrahim Maalouf

Hailed by The New York Times as a "virtuoso of the quarter-tone trumpet," Ibrahim Maalouf combines jazz improvisation and European classical influences with the sounds of his native Lebanon and home in France, a far-reaching blend of cultures. Tonight's concert features a stellar ensemble of Frank Woeste, Scott Colley, Rick Margitza​, and Clarence Penn.

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Joey Alexander Trio

Album Release Party

With pianist Joey Alexander, bassist Larry Grenadier (9/30 and 10/1) and Dan Chmielinski (10/2), and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

JLCO on Tour: Stanford, California

Rose Theater

Brad Mehldau

Visionary pianist Brad Mehldau, called "a graceful powerhouse" by The New York Times, makes his long-awaited return to Rose Theater for two distinct concerts. On Friday (9/30) Mehldau will perform alongside saxophonist Joshua Redman, showcasing one of the most celebrated pairings in contemporary jazz. On Saturday (10/1), Mehldau will treat audiences to a solo concert, a challenging format for which he is highly renowned.

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

JLCO on Tour: Sonoma, CA