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Sunday, September 10th
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JAZZ GROOVE

THE SMITH DOBSON TRIO

“Finding the Bepop Groove”

Drummer/Vibraphonist/Saxophonist Smith Dobson V has been performing in the Bay Area for nearly twenty years. Originally from Santa Cruz, Ca., Dobson is a member of an important Jazz family. His father, the late Smith Dobson IV, was a world renown Pianist and director of the Jazz series at the Garden City in San Jose for over twenty years, where he accompanied artists’ like Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Chet Baker, Red Norvo, Tal Farlow, and Lee Konitz, to name a few.

Also in the family, Grandfather Smith III is a Jazz Accordionist, Grandmother Norma, Mother Gail, and Sister Sasha are all Jazz Vocalists. The family often performed as a group at the Garden City, and other venues, as well as many local schools and workshops. As a child, Smith V had the opportunity to study with legendary Jazz Drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, who said of his pupil, “He has the talent, determination and persistence as a musician, combined with the dedication necessary to succeed… improvisational skills totally advanced, excellent sensitivity, both solo and as an accompanist… my most talented student!”

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NYE 2017-URBAN GLAM THROWDOWN INTO 2018 FT. KNMDK WITH DJ CONRAD

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

CHASE JACKSON JAZZ VIBE TRIO

CHASE JACKSON VIBE COLLECTIVE

CHASE JACKSON JAZZ VIBE TRIO

CHASE JACKSON VIBE COLLECTIVE

CHASE JACKSON JAZZ VIBE TRIO

CHASE JACKSON VIBE COLLECTIVE

CHASE JACKSON JAZZ VIBE TRIO

CHASE JACKSON VIBE COLLECTIVE

CHASE JACKSON VIBE COLLECTIVE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE GRANT LEVIN BAND OF 3

THE GRANT LEVIN BAND OF 5

BLACK CAT TRIO

KEYBOARD PHENOM TONY TIXIER AND HIS SPACESHIP TRIO FROM PARIS

JUSTIN ROCK JAZZ GUITAR BASTET

KEYBOARD PHENOM TONY TIXIER AND HIS SPACESHIP TRIO FROM PARIS

JUSTIN ROCK JAZZ GUITAR BASTET

KEYBOARD PHENOM TONY TIXIER AND HIS SPACESHIP TRIO FROM PARIS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

JAZ SAWYER TRIO

KEYBOARD PHENOM TONY TIXIER AND HIS SPACESHIP TRIO FROM PARIS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

KEYBOARD PHENOM TONY TIXIER AND HIS SPACESHIP TRIO FROM PARIS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

BLACK CAT TRIO

MARK LEWIS QUINTET FROM SEATTLE

SMITH DOBSON QUINTET FT. THE LEGENDARY JOHN SANTOS ON PERCUSSION

NYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

JUSTIN ROCK JAZZ GUITAR BASTET

NYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

BLACK CAT TRIO

NYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

MELANIE O’REILLY TRIO

NYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

NYC POWERHOUSE KEN FOWSER QUINTET FT. JOSH BRUNEAU ON TRUMPET

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE GRANT LEVIN BAND OF 3

THE GRANT LEVIN POWER SAMBA ENSEMBLE

BEN MISTERKA COLLECTIVITY TRIO FT. WIL BLADES ON THE HAMMOND B-3

BLACK CAT TRIO

FROM NYC, THE KASSA OVERALL JAZZ/HIP-HOP ENSEMBLE

MELANIE O’REILLY TRIO

FROM NYC, THE KASSA OVERALL JAZZ/HIP-HOP ENSEMBLE

MARK ROBINSON AND HIS SWINGING TRIO

FROM NYC, THE KASSA OVERALL JAZZ/HIP-HOP ENSEMBLE

FROM NYC, THE KASSA OVERALL JAZZ/HIP-HOP ENSEMBLE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

BLACK CAT TRIO

THE BIANCHI/BOLLENBACK TRIO

BLACK CAT TRIO

THE BIANCHI/BOLLENBACK TRIO

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