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Sunday, May 6th
7:00pm-11:30pm |$10/$15
FROM LA & NYC

THEO CROKER GROUP “EAST COAST MEETS WEST COAST JAZZ” FT. TENOR SAX POWERHOUSE IRWIN HALL

Black Cat is always packed and vibing when Theo Croker is in the House. It is the same reason large venues across the globe are filled when his dynamo band hits the stage: they are nothing short of sensational. Downbeat in awarding a top 4 star rating to Theo’s newest album raved:  “Escape Velocity is an amazing album of poise, power and ambition. Croker is an incredibly talented artist we will be listening to for a very long time!”  Even though this latest album explores the ranges of jazz crossover sounds (hip hop, rap, funk and electronica), Croker is masterful in his exploration and reinterpretation of classic jazz standards, as well as taking those time-tested techniques and creating new standards of his own from contemporary hits.

IRWIN HALL is an award-winning internationally renowned saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist. He got his first saxophone at his public elementary school’s music lottery and quickly fell in love with the instrument. He secured his first pro gig at 11 years old and started winning several local, regional, and national music competitions while performing throughout the country. He attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian foreign relations. He learned Japanese and after graduating moved to Tokyo, Japan to work as a research assistant to the Editor-In-Chief at a major Japanese newspaper. But he was unable to resist his calling, and not long after, while at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, he ran into songstress Melody Gardot who heard him play and immediately hired him to tour with her band. He quit his job, packed his bags and went on back-to-back international tours as the featured soloist with Melody, earning rave reviews and write-ups around the world. He has since gone on to tour, perform, and record with 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, soul icon John Legend, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, and countless more. He has performed in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Prague, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Pori, Shanghai, Melbourne, etc and continues to perform and lead his own band.

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Calendar of Events

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Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

From Tokyo, The AYA TAKAZAWA Band

From Tokyo, The AYA TAKAZAWA Band

From Tokyo, The AYA TAKAZAWA Band

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

From NYC, The BENNY BENACK Quartet

CLOSED THIS EVENING

From CHICAGO: The MIKE KING Trio and Special Guest

From CHICAGO: The MIKE KING Trio and Special Guest

From CHICAGO: The MIKE KING Trio and Special Guest

GRAMMY Winner: The TONY PEEBLES Quartet: A Tribute to the Modern Tenor Sax Greats!

GRAMMY Winner: The TONY PEEBLES Quartet: A Tribute to the Modern Tenor Sax Greats!

GRAMMY Winner: The TONY PEEBLES Quartet: A Tribute to the Modern Tenor Sax Greats!

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 1: JAZZ HANG

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 1: JAZZ HANG

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 1: JAZZ HANG

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 2: R&B Lounge

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 2: R&B Lounge

LILAN KANE: BAY AREA *All-Stars* Series! Night 2: R&B Lounge

Saxophonist, HOWARD WILEY & Extra Nappy

Saxophonist, HOWARD WILEY & Extra Nappy

Saxophonist, HOWARD WILEY & Extra Nappy

Freddy Clark & WOBBLY WORLD

Freddy Clark & WOBBLY WORLD

Freddy Clark & WOBBLY WORLD

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Bay Area’s Own – The DAHVEED BEHROOZI Quartet

Bay Area’s Own – The DAHVEED BEHROOZI Quartet

Bay Area’s Own – The DAHVEED BEHROOZI Quartet

Piano Rebel, JAVIER SANTIAGO’s Solar Return

Piano Rebel, JAVIER SANTIAGO’s Solar Return

Piano Rebel, JAVIER SANTIAGO’s Solar Return

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

Grammy-collaborator/Trumpet virtuosic SEAN JONES, with HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Keyboardist NICK LAMB’s “Big Trippin’!”

Keyboardist NICK LAMB’s “Big Trippin’!”

Keyboardist NICK LAMB’s “Big Trippin’!”

The WALTER EARL Group

The WALTER EARL Group

The WALTER EARL Group

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

From NYC, C.L.A.F.F.Y.

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