Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:30 PM (Advanced Tickets)
We are happy to invite back Lee Waterman and Jazz Caliente. Critically acclaimed guitarist Lee Waterman's Caliente Trio performs songs by the great Brazilian, Latin, and Jazz masters; including Carlos Jobim, Tito Puente, Miles Davis andSergio Mendes. Their playlist also encompasses Lee's original compositions and gems from Gershwin, Ellington & Cole Porter.
"Lee has a personable style that exudes the warmth of Wes Montgomery. He skillfully creates melodic statements that dart in and out of a variety of rhythmic contexts. His obvious affinity for Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms brings a refreshing point of view to his Jazz-based music" JESSE CHUY VARELA Music Director - KCSM JAZZ 91
"He's a fine guitarist. I'll be keeping my eye out and following his career." LEE UNDERWOOD - Nationally Syndicated Music Critic
Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 7:30 PM (Advanced Tickets available soon)
Raised in an eclectic musical household, Natalie Cressman has only continued to diversify and expand her musical universe. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly mature, strikingly original voice that melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock's most distinctive songwriters.
Natalie will be performing with local Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini.
“Her veteran skills as a trombonist are clear, but what's even more impressive is her vocal performance and talents as a lyricist…If you haven't heard of Natalie Cressman, you definitely will soon.” — Molly Fosco, Huffington Post
Saturday, October 18, 2017
A Canadian-American duo of songwriters and composers, now based just over the hill in Santa Cruz. Dan and Laurel feature “lyrically refreshing and musically diverse” Roots-Folk, with flavors of gypsy Jazz, Blues, and Celtic, tied together with weaving, orchestral violin and guitar, harmonica, and well matched vocal harmonies.
January 2018 (I know, it is a LONG ways off, but still!)
You may know her as the member of Red Molly who wears her guitar a little funny, but Abbie (and her dobro) will be on a solo tour with guitarist Jon Paul. The combination promises to be an evening ranging from mellow acoustic singer-songwriter to high powered blues and soul.
Stay tuned -- you are not going to want to miss this one!
Way off in May 2018
We had hoped to have Claude THIS May, but the calendar just didn't line up. So we will catch the talented finger-picking guitarist on his next pass through the West Coast. Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.