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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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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

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ BAND!

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