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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.

See our FAQ for more details. There is no charge for enjoying the music in our upstairs lounge.

Call us at 415.358.1999 or email us with any questions!

Calendar of Events

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3x GRAMMY WINNER KEYON HARROLD! WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST CHRIS TURNER

3x GRAMMY WINNER KEYON HARROLD! WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST CHRIS TURNER

CLOSED THIS EVENING

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

CASEY BENJAMIN aka DJ STUTZ MCGEE – DJ SET

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

CASEY BENJAMIN aka DJ STUTZ MCGEE – DJ SET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

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Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker