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Thursday, July 26th
6:30pm-9:00pm |$10 – $15
BLACK CAT'S 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH WEEK: BLACK CATS RULE THE NIGHT!

“REBOPPING” WITH SAX LEGENDS SMITH DOBSON, AARON JOHNSON, & THEIR BAND

Listen to Smith’s music here!

Originally from Santa Cruz, saxophonist Smith Dobson V is a member of an important jazz family. His father, the late Smith Dobson IV, was a world renown pianist whom accompanied jazz legends like Art Pepper, Stan Getz and Chet Baker, to name a few.  Also in the family, Mother Gail, and Sister Sasha are both professional jazz vocalists. The family often performed as a group at many local venues, as well as many local schools and workshops. Dobson moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 and has performed over the past 20 years at the San Jose, San Francisco and Monterey Jazz Festivals, the SF Jazz Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, the California Jazz Conservatory, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Club Deluxe. He has also performed in Berlin and Paris. 

Dobson has had the honor of working with jazz legends like Bobby Hutcherson, Red Rodney, John Handy, Sheila Jordan, Red Holloway, Pete and Conte Condoli, Phillip Harper, Ben Goldberg, and Dayna Stephens. 
His most recent album is “Soul Of Wood”. The album pays homage to some of Dobson’s saxophone heroes such as Lester Young, Stan Getz and Warne Marsh. 

Aaron Johnson is a Jazz Saxophonist, Clarinetist and Flutist based in New York City. He is one of a new generation of mainstream jazz musicians to embrace older styles of jazz and the great american songbook as well as an adventurous multi-instrumentalist who has freelanced extensively in the commercial and classical music worlds, immersed himself in the avant-garde and lectured on the history of jazz at renowned institutions such Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York University and the College of William and Mary. In addition to leading his own jazz quartet, Aaron can be found performing frequently with musicians such as Slide Hampton, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, Benny Benack III, Ken Peplowski, John Colianni, Jon Erik Kellso, Joe Cohn, Veronica Swift, Art Garfunkel Jr. and is a member of the Slide Hampton Big Band as well as associate principal Clarinet/Bass Clarinet with the Siletz Bay Festival Orchestra on the Oregon Coast. Aaron was a student of Matt Utal and Connie Crothers.

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KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

TERRY DISLEY JAZZ & ROCK EXPERIENCE

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

SAXOPHONIST JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH LOTS OF SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK & WOBBLY WORLD

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. – THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

REN GEISICK & THE RENEGADES

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

DANIELLE WERTZ + 4 – “A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE NICK LAMB PIANO TRIO

THE LAMB JAM COLLECTIVE

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

THE SOULFUL VOCALS OF LILAN KANE WITH HER BAND

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

AYA TAKAZAWA COLLECTIVE FT. LYLE LINK (SAX), MATT CLARK (PIANO), AKIRA TANA (DRUMS), KENGO NAKAMURA (BASS)

GENR8R

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ BAND

GENR8R

GRAMMY WINNING SAM BARSH & FRIENDS!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE TERRY DISLEY JAZZ/ROCK EXPERIENCE

HRISTO VITCHEV FT. LORCA HART (DRUMS) & BRIAN HO (HAMMOND B3 ORGAN)

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE HENCHMEN STREET GROUP

THE WILL BRAHM “HOMENAJE” GROUP!

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

AMY DABALOS & GROUP

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

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CLOSED THIS EVENING

ILLY BOGART

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP