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Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Dianne Reeves Star at 2015 Monterey Jazz Fest 

Dianne ReevesChick Corea, Dianne Reeves (left), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Snarky Puppy and the Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra are among the headliners at the 2015 Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 18-20. Also performing at the celebrated West Coast jazz fest: Cyrille Aimée, Lizz Wright, Kneebody and more...

This Week in Jazz


Now Online... the most complete jazz calendar in Northern California. So don't just sit there... get some jazz!

This week's featured concerts:


 5/4: CoHo Jam Session at the Stanford Coffee House on the Stanford University campus

 5/5: Ray Obiedo & Mambo Caribe at Armando's in Martinez

 5/6: The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy at Yoshi's in Oakland

 5/7: The Merchants of Groove, "A Smith Dobson Tribute" at Café Stritch in San Jose

 5/8: Keiko Matsui at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco

 5/9: The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco

 5/10: Lavay Smith & Chris Siebert at the Royal Cuckoo in San Francisco

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Wendy Loomis (piano)
 ·  Tom Talley (violin)
 ·  Jenny Maybee (piano)
 ·  Ellen Johnson (vocals)
 ·  Cava Menzies (piano)
 ·  Maikel Garcia (saxophone)
 ·  Nick Phillips (trumpet)
 ·  Grant Levin (piano)
 ·  Russ Gold (drums)
 ·  Tiffany Austin (vocals)
 ·  Groove Dragon
 ·  Tony Saunders (bass)
 ·  Ren Geisick (vocals)
 ·  Mary Jenson (vocals)

Take a look to see who's new...

News & Feature Articles
In Kim Nalley's Blog...

Kim NalleyThursday, April 16, 2015

Rethinking Billie Holiday at 100

It's the centennial of the birth of the woman whose name is eponymous with the words "jazz singer" — Billie Holiday — and Kim has something to say...

Live Music Returns to the Bach This Summer

Peter ErskineThe sound of music returns to the storied Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society this summer with a four-concert showcase and plans for more music later this year...

Snarky Puppy, Goapele, Headline SFJAZZ Shows

GoapeleSnarky Puppy, Goapele, Buddy Guy and John Scofield will headline the 2015 San Francisco Jazz Festival, June 9-June 21. Plus, SFJAZZ has more jazz all summer...

Jazz at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Eddie PalmieriJazz takes center stage at the 2015 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, which kicks off Sunday, May 3 with a free concert by Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri (left)...

Hard Bop, Latin Jazz at Healdsburg Jazz

Kenny BarronLuciana Souza, Kenny Barron, Trio da Paz, The Cookers, George Cables, Ed Reed and more headline the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, May 27-June 7...

Avotcja Named 2015 SF Bay Area "Jazz Hero"

Avotcja JilonilroPoet, radio producer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Avotcja Jiltonilro was honored Saturday afternoon, April 11, when she received a local "Jazz Hero" award...

RIP Jazz DJ Bob Parlocha (1938-2015)

Bob ParlochaJazz expert, former program director and host of the highly rated "Dinner Jazz Show" on KJAZ radio, Bob Parlocha, died Sunday, March 15 of a heart attack. He was 77...

RIP Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews (1923-2015)

Orrin Keepnews — like the music he's loved and produced for more than 65 years — has a long, celebrated history. Read more in this vintage interview from the archives...

Listen to the SFJAZZ Collective's New Single

"Fire," originally recorded in 1973, is the first single released from the SFJAZZ Collective's new album "Live: SFJAZZ Center 2014, The Music of Joe Henderson" 

Listen now to this exclusive SoundCloud track...

In the Photo Galleries: Monterey Jazz Fest 2014

Cecile McLorin Salvant performs at the 2014 Monterey Jazz FestivalBrowse our complete coverage of the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charles Lloyd, The Roots, Christian McBride and more...

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