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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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KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

TERRY DISLEY JAZZ & ROCK EXPERIENCE

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

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

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

SAXOPHONIST JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH LOTS OF SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK & WOBBLY WORLD

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. – THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

REN GEISICK & THE RENEGADES

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

DANIELLE WERTZ + 4 – “A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE NICK LAMB PIANO TRIO

THE LAMB JAM COLLECTIVE

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

THE SOULFUL VOCALS OF LILAN KANE WITH HER BAND

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

AYA TAKAZAWA COLLECTIVE FT. LYLE LINK (SAX), MATT CLARK (PIANO), AKIRA TANA (DRUMS), KENGO NAKAMURA (BASS)

GENR8R

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ BAND

GENR8R

GRAMMY WINNING SAM BARSH & FRIENDS!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE TERRY DISLEY JAZZ/ROCK EXPERIENCE

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

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE HENCHMEN STREET GROUP

THE WILL BRAHM “HOMENAJE” GROUP!

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

AMY DABALOS & GROUP

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

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CLOSED THIS EVENING

ILLY BOGART

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP