There was so much news, we had to break it up into two volumes this month! 
Hope to see you Sunday at: 14th Annual Narrows Festival of the Arts: 12-1p Tiny Tavares and The Rhythm Section Outdoor Stage


NEW RELEASE: 9/11/2015: Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group have released their new album, "The Puzzle"!
Expansions, Dave Liebman Group's new album "The Puzzle" is HERE!
 "Why 'The Puzzle?' It's very cimple. Improvising is a matter of solving a musical puzzle... a musical challenge... Yes..., jazzers are always working on completing the puzzle."
The full album can be purchased on iTunes and


NEW RELEASE: 9/11/2015: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio releases "Live In Studio"!

The concept of "Live in Studio" is a bit new. The trio, accompanied by several surprise guests, will be covering Top 40 hits from various decades that have not been touched by the Jazz genre. 

We are excited to share this with you! 
"Live in Studio" by Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio, can purchased on iTunes and!


9/20: The John Stein Jazz Quartet at the Alex and Ani Sunday Jazz Series!
 The John Stein Jazz Quartet
September 20th, 2015
1:00pm to 4:00pm
John Stein - Guitar
Phil Grenadier - Trumpet
Paul Del Nero - Bass
Yoron Israel - Drums  


10/3: Greg Abate Quartet with Phil Woods: “Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan’s”
UPDATE FROM Chan's: 10/3/15: Greg Abate and Phil Woods with the Tim Ray Trio. "Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's" double CD release at 8pm for $25 a ticket.
Due to health issues Phil Woods has announced his retirement from performing. Live at Chan's was Phil's last live recording with the Prince of Be Bop, Greg Abate. Also featured are world class all stars,  Mark Walker-drums, John Lockwood-bass, & Tim Ray-piano. A special evening of music this will be. At Chan's, Greg Abate and his all star band are dedicating the October 3rd performance to jazz giant, the great Phil Woods, for his enormous body of work and his contribution to the world of jazz. During Phil's illustrious career, he has inspired and mentored many young musicians. It must have been a difficult decision for Phil to retire from performing. We wish Phil and his lovely wife Jill the very best of health and happiness. 


Save the Date: 4/28/2016: Kenny Barron Solo Piano at the Zeiterion Theatre's Stage Door Live
7:30p Tickets $39
Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition. Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts and one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.” Don’t miss this very special engagement with one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era. This performance is co-presented with Whaling City Sound. 
Stay tuned!  



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