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February 2019
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Rio Americano

February 23 @ 2:00 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547235134, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Made up of members of Rio Americano High School Jazz Ensemble, this elite group is one of six in the nation to be accepted to the Monterey Next Gen Jazz Festival and was named Best High School Jazz Combo in the Nation by DownBeat Magazine.

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The Inner Circle

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496180, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Drawing influence from writers like Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock and Grant Green, The Inner Circle is a multifaceted and fresh-sounding jazz quartet that pushes beyond genre barriers. Comprised of student musicians from the San Jose area, the group initially met as a weekly reading group and eventually broadened their scope to include their own arrangements and compositions. Whether interpreting classics or presenting their own works, the group’s members aim to develop their voices in the setting of a small jazz…

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SJZ U19s

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496300, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A select group of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars Big Band, the SJZ U19s feature our finest young musicians in a small combo setting. The SJZ U19s is composed of members of this season’s San Jose Jazz High School All Star Big Band. This smaller combo represents a self-curated endeavor that allows the musicians to truly express themselves.

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Folsom High School Jazz Combo

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547496417, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Folsom High School jazz program has won many awards over the last 34 years. Some noteworthy winnings include the prestigious Monterey and Reno Jazz Festivals, not to mention a multitude of other well-known festivals over the years. Notably, the Folsom Jazz Combo has performed at the Mingus Festival, received multiple awards from Downbeat and, in 2014, won the Monterey Jazz Festival. Music Director Curtis Gaesser has been the California State Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the…

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Berkeley High School Jazz Combo

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547497466, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Nestor Torres performs FREE in Collins Park

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Collins Park 1547724987, 2100 Collins Ave Collins Park
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 United States
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February 24 from 4-7 PM: Celebrate Mardi Gras with jazz flautist Nestor Torres. Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues' Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and - most influential of all Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres' rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself. His 14 recordings as a…

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Cafe Stritch 1547497901, 374 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band represents the best of the best high-school student musicians from Santa Cruz and neighboring counties. Hand-picked by their band directors, these talented young ambassadors of jazz pass a rigorous audition to earn their position in the Honor Band. During weekly rehearsals at Kuumbwa, they study advanced jazz theory, arranging, improvisation, and learn valuable life skills in teamwork and critical thinking. Under the direction of Terrel Eaton, the band gains vital performing experience at special events and…

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Catherine Russell With the SJSU Jazz Orchestra

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Hammer Theatre 1547233493, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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5pm SJZ High School All Stars 6pm Catherine Russell With her stunning vocal approach, Russell is amongst the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song. Featured on the HBO-TV series Boardwalk Empire soundtrack, two-time Grammy award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell was also nominated for her 2017 recording, Harlem On My Mind, for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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March 2019
$36.00

Cyrille Aimée

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Shalin Liu Performance Center 1547827654, 37 Main Street
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966 United States
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Winner of the Montreux and Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competitions, the dynamic young Cyrille brings an exotic, highly rhythmic-based approach to jazz singing, incorporating a Gallic gypsy swing with hints of salsa and samba into well-worn standards and original compositions. Born of a Dominican mother and French father, Aimée grew up in Samois-sur-Seine, France – a village most known for gypsy guitar icon Django Reinhardt– and you can hear that swinging influence in all of her performances and recordings. Bringing…

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April 2019
$37.00

Morgan James plus Elise LeGrow

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Elements Casino 1547476603, 1708 Island Hwy www.jazzvictoria.ca
Victoria, British Columbia V9B 1H8 Canada
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Throughout her spectacular career, singer-songwriter and Broadway actress Morgan James has taken on beloved roles and songs to give them her own unique perspective. She has recorded and toured internationally with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, which performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest 2017. Now, James has set her sights on the Beatles’ White Album. While each song is performed in its original key, James provides a soulful vibe and feminine flair to these classics. James’ current tour across Europe, Canada,…

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