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Thursday, February 28th
7:30pm-12:00am |$20/$30/$40
3 X GRAMMY NOMINEE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

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3x Grammy Nominee Nate Smith is “one of the most exciting drummers currently holding a pair of sticks!” says Pat Metheny. In addition to redefining the beat, he is a top R&B/pop/jazz songwriter and producer who wrote and co-produced “Heaven Can Wait” for Michael Jackson — while in high school. Best known for tenures with Dave Holland and Chris Potter’s Underground, he has also worked extensively with Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jose James, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and many others. He has played with the top names in Jazz — Pat Metheny, Betty Carter, Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane, Lionel Loueke, and others. He has appeared on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Today Show.

What sets him apart today is his beat: he is reanimating the eternal grace, mystery, and magic of the 16th-note soul/R&B groove, which he simply calls “pocket.” Introduced to Instagram and Facebook audiences by a series of videos shot at José James’ concerts, Smith has become a social media star, his groove-drenched clips regularly racking up millions of views.

When the videos were beginning to catch fire on social media, Smith launched his band KINFOLK and album, “Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere”, for which he would receive a Grammy Nomination for the song “Home Free.” The album delivers an unique panoramic blur of jazz, funk, improv, rock, pop, soul and groove. NPR celebrated it as “a study in nomadic jazz.”

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Photo by Laura Hanifin (c) 2018

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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 JACKNIFE: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JACKIE MCLEAN

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK