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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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EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR, PLUS SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST OLIVIA RUFF!

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR!

ZEPHYR AVALON QUADROPHONIC BAND

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR

ALBUM RELEASE: “THE NINE” COMMISSIONED TO CELEBRATE THE FIERCE AND NOTORIOUS RUTH BADER GINSBURG!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

BAND OF ALL-STARS: SYLVIA CUENCA + BEN STOLOROW + DOUG MILLER + ANDREW SPEIGHT “CELEBRATING JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD!”

BAY AREA LEGENDS! BASS LEGEND CHRIS AMBERGER & THE HOT DOGS FEATURING THE YOUNG BRATS!

SAX LEGEND SMITH DOBSON QUINTET “SOME MONK AND SOME OF MINE”

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD: “A NIGHT IN MOROCCO!”

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

TOKA

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

CLOSED THIS EVENING

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

LAURA CORALLINI & TOMER ELDOR QUARTET

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF