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Thursday, September 28th
9:30pm-12:45am |$15
JAZZ LAB – EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDS

AARON KRUZIKI ENSEMBLE FT. PARIS PIANIST TONY TIXIER

The French-American Jazz Exchange

Transplanted from NYC in early 2017, saxophonist and clarinetist Aaron Kruziki calls San Francisco ‘home’. Aaron has been a core member of Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory since 2010 (NYC) and apart from the many amazing local musicians he plays with in NYC and SF, has shared the stage with Fred Hersch, Ben Monder, Stanley Clarke, Ralph Alessi, David Gilmore, and the late Joan Rivers.

Aaron is obsessed with the ‘good sound’ and has a melodic voice. Armed with the knowledge that the best music is beyond category, Aaron’s biggest influences are David Bowie, Miles Davis and Olivier Messiaen. He is an active composer and producer, and has released 5 albums as a bandleader/ producer, in varying styles and projects. Aaron has also appeared on a dozen-or-so recordings in a supportive role on bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, alto and soprano saxophones, duduk, voice and keyboard programming.

Apart from numerous grants and awards, Aaron is one of the very few who simultaneously won jazz and classical Downbeat Student Music Awards with the same submission. He has resided in San Francisco’s ‘Haight-Ashbury’ since March ‘17, and enjoys his work in retail piano sales at Steinway & Sons.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
“Everyone needs to express themselves, and whether it’s positive or negative, us Americans aren’t afraid to do so. Having access to an Arts Education allows us to find new ways to express ourselves, and will help develop our leadership skills, giving us the malleability to live a healthy, happy and productive life. My work is an expression of this belief”

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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