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Thursday, March 23rd
8:00pm-8:00pm |$10-15

JAVIER SANTIAGO PIANO RESIDENCY

8-9 $10  | 945-1245 $15

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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Calendar of Events

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IRWIN HALL #JUSTMUSIC FT. VOCALIST JACKIE GAGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

GUITAR LEGEND RON JACKSON

MISTERKA COLLECTIVITY

FRISSON PRESENTS MATT DIBIASE QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS MICHAEL ORENSTEIN TRIO FT. NATHAN RICE

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS SARA SITHI-AMNUAI QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE ROMAIN PILON QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH INTERNATIONAL SENSATION SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

MARK ROBINSON “SONGS OF FRANK!”

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

THE JEFF DENSON QUARTET

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE AARON KRUZIKI QUARTET “THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

LILAN KANE “THE SULTRY SIDE OF JAZZ AND SOUL”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIEL ROTEM, FROM THE ALBUM “SERENADING THE FUTURE”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

TERRY DISLEY & THE JAZZ-ROCK EXPERIENCE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

STEVEN LUGERNER’S SLUGish ENSEMBLE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK