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Saturday, March 25th
8:00pm-8:00pm |$10-20

JAVIER SANTIAGO PIANO RESIDENCY

8-9 $10  | 945-1245 $20

Inspired by Jazz Piano legend Ahmad Jamal, Javier Santiago (Schubert Jazz Piano award winner, 2015 American Jazz Pianist Finalist) is a powerful jazz pianist breaking through the national jazz scene.  Javi wowed and inspired Bay Area audiences with his performances with Theo Croker at Black Cat over the holidays.  Javi returns to Black Cat for his first residency, playing with a trio, quintet and joined by a dynamic vocalist on Fridayand Saturday. Santiago has studied and played with international jazz greats Christian, McBride, Geoff Keezer, Robert Glasper, Joshua Redman and George Cables.  Dave Brubeck selected Javi to participate in the Brubeck Institute Fellowship.  Javi has played many great venues including the Kennedy Center, Iridium and Smalls in NYC, the Detroit Jazz Festival, Blues Alley in DC, and Yoshi’s in Oakland.
The residency will feature two themes that will be intertwined on all nights:  A tribute to the magnificent Ahmad Jamal, exploring Jamal’s original repertoire  (Arabesque, New Rhumba, etc) and delving into Jamal’s unique interpretations of the American Songbook.   Given the Bay Area’s love for all things astrological, during this time when Venus is retrograde (a time for re-examining what we truly love in our personal relationships), Javi will tap into Cupid’s jazz quiver of classic love songs spanning Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart to jazz adaptations of Stevie Wonder and some of Santiago’s original compositions.   Every night promises to surprise and mesmerize!
Joining Santiago will be sax virtuoso Danya Stephens, powerhouse Corey Fonville on drums, masterful Sam Priven on alto saxophone, uniquely talented Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and the distinctive voice of Courtney Knott.

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The cost shown for each performance is the price for tickets per person, which are purchased in advance. There is a Food & Beverage Minimum for reservations downstairs. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite, or by making a reservation on Opentable By submitting a reservation, you are purchasing tickets to a show. Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to other people. No-shows or cancellations are charged the full ticket price per person to the card on file.

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KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SULTRY VOCALIST LILAN KANE & HER BAND

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

STEVEN LUGERNER’S SLUGish ENSEMBLE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

MIKE BLANKENSHIP + SPOOKY FOX

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE HRISTO VITCHEV HAMMOND B3 TRIO FT. LORCA HART (DRUMS) & BRIAN HO (HAMMOND B3 ORGAN)

DANILO Y GRUPO UNIVERSAL

BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

SULTRY VOCALIST LILAN KANE & HER BAND

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

MARK ROBINSON “SONGS OF FRANK!”

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

BIG YUKI + BRAD MILLER + SHARIQ TUCKER + PATRICK BARTLEY

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

CAMILA MEZA & ADI MEYERSON

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

CAMILA MEZA & ADI MEYERSON

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

THE NEW YORK JAZZ TRIO

GIVETON GELIN QUINTET

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST BILAL!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST BILAL!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALISTS BILAL & KENNETH WHALUM!

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALISTS BILAL & KENNETH WHALUM!

KEYON HARROLD: THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. BRITISH R&B SENSATION DALEY!

KEYON HARROLD: THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. BRITISH R&B SENSATION DALEY!

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

MATHIS PICARD SOLO STRIDE PIANO

MATHIS PICARD & SOUND ORCHESTRA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

LILAN KANE LEADING THE BLACK CAT JAM!

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

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