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Friday, March 24th
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.

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KNMDK!!!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

KNMDK!!!

DETROIT JAZZ TRIO & FRIENDS

PERFORMING SOME HALLOWEEN VOODOO MAGIC: KNMDK!!!

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

AFRICALI

BABY THUMP

THUMPASAURUS

BABY THUMP

THUMPASAURUS

SENTIMIENTO U MAÑANA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

THE SMITH DOBSON QUARTET

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

MARK ROBINSON & HIS RAT PACK TRIO “THE SOUNDS OF FRANK!”

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

THE TAL COHEN GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE SULTRY SOUNDS OF LILAN KANE & HER OAKLAND COLLECTIVE

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

GUITAR PHENOM YOUSSEF KHIARI (AKA YO K) & HIS INTERSTELLAR CRUSADERS “A TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONK”

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

GUITAR MAESTRO HRISTO VITCHEV & HIS ORGAN TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

THE INCOMPARABLE COURTNEY KNOTT AND HER COLLECTIVE!

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

THE CHASE JACKSON TRIO & FRIENDS

VIBRAPHONE COOL CAT CHASE JACKSON & THE JAZZ GROOVE ENSEMBLE

THE CHASE JACKSON TRIO & FRIENDS

VIBRAPHONE COOL CAT CHASE JACKSON & THE JAZZ GROOVE ENSEMBLE

VIBRAPHONE COOL CAT CHASE JACKSON & THE JAZZ GROOVE ENSEMBLE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JEFF DENSON “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE