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Tuesday, March 19th
10:00pm-11:15pm |$30-100
HISTORY IN THE MAKING

KEYON HARROLD – THE MUGICIAN REISSUE – LIVE ALBUM RECORDING FT. GRAMMY-WINNING VOCALIST BILAL!

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3x Grammy winning, global trumpet sensation KEYON HARROLD to reissue his highly-acclaimed “The Mugician” album in a live recording @ BLACK CAT!

“Keyon Harrold is the future of the trumpet” and “one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world!” – Wynton Marsalis

“One of 10 New Artists You Need to Know Now.” – Rolling Stone

“Keyon Harrold is equal parts music and magic.” – Billboard

Raised from the fires of Ferguson, Missouri, and schooled in the straight-ahead jazz tradition at the New School in New York, Keyon is one of the world’s most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene.

Keyon’s friend Robert Glasper recruited him to supply the trumpet work in Don Cheadle’s great Miles Davis movie “Miles Ahead”, which garnered him a Grammy. Just as Miles Davis broke down musical boundaries, Keyon uses his prodigious jazz chops to blow down all musical genre barriers. He has been featured on over 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, hip-hop, gospel and blues. He has toured and recorded with some of the world’s best artists, including Jay-Z, Mac Miller, Beyonce, Robert Glasper, Prince, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Gregory Porter, Andre Crouch, D’Angelo, 50 Cent and LL Cool J to name a few. He was an integral part of 2x Grammy winning album “Black Summer’s Night” by R&B icon Maxwell.

Keyon is fast becoming a star solo artist in his own right. He’s not simply a musician, but also a magician: A “mugician”, a notion evoked by director Don Cheadle when describing the trumpeter’s spellbinding performance style. Keyon’s latest studio album, “The Mugician”, inspired by the Ferguson events, examines our troubled times through a far wider lens than any one tragedy. Sweeping and cinematic, the music draws on and obliterates the boundaries between jazz, classical, hip-hop, rock and blues to create something uniquely modern, unmistakably American, and triumphantly cohesive — thanks to Harrold’s virtuosic skill as a trumpeter and songwriter, and his relentless optimistic belief in brighter days to come.

“The Mugician” studio recording featured special guests including Robert Glasper, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Georgia Anne Muldrow and others. After visiting Black Cat in the fall of 2018 and being moved by the sense of “musical freedom” he felt, Keyon decided he wanted to bring a heightened sense of immediacy and urban energy to “The Mugician” through a live recording at BLACK CAT. The live recording sessions at BLACK CAT will feature many special guests over the four nights! This is the first live jazz recording in San Francisco’s historic Tenderloin District since Miles Davis recorded his two-album release “Friday and Saturday Nights, Live @ The Black Hawk” in 1961. You will want to be a part of this historic event!!

Each evening features two sets: 7:30 PM-8:45 PM and 10:00 PM-11:15 PM. Guests may book anytime between 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM for the first set, and between 9:00 PM -9:45 PM for the second set. Late arrivals may not be admitted.

A limited number of tickets are available for each of the two shows nightly. Please call us at (415) 358-1999 to make your reservation for this incredible event!

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See our FAQ for more details. There is no charge for enjoying the music in our upstairs lounge.

Call us at 415.358.1999 or email us with any questions!

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EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR, PLUS SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST OLIVIA RUFF!

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR!

ZEPHYR AVALON QUADROPHONIC BAND

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR

ALBUM RELEASE: “THE NINE” COMMISSIONED TO CELEBRATE THE FIERCE AND NOTORIOUS RUTH BADER GINSBURG!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

BAND OF ALL-STARS: SYLVIA CUENCA + BEN STOLOROW + DOUG MILLER + ANDREW SPEIGHT “CELEBRATING JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD!”

BAY AREA LEGENDS! BASS LEGEND CHRIS AMBERGER & THE HOT DOGS FEATURING THE YOUNG BRATS!

SAX LEGEND SMITH DOBSON QUINTET “SOME MONK AND SOME OF MINE”

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD: “A NIGHT IN MOROCCO!”

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

TOKA

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

CLOSED THIS EVENING

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

LAURA CORALLINI & TOMER ELDOR QUARTET

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF