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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:

 5/25: Le Jazz Hot at Le Colonial in San Francisco

 5/26: Storm Large and Le Bonheur at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz

 5/27: Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi at the Rossmoor Event Center in Walnut Creek

 5/28: Carl Yamada 60th Birthday Bash: "Kind of Blue" Tribute at Café Stritch in San Jose

 5/29: The Mads Tolling Trio, "Mad's Men" at Point Richmond Jazz in Point Richmond

 5/30: Darlyn Pearl at the First Street Café in Benicia

 5/31: Daria and Her Quartet, "Strawberry Fields Forever" at the California Jazz Conservatory (formerly The Jazzschool) in Berkeley

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Leon Joyce, Jr. (drums)
 ·  Michael Whalen (vibraphone)
 ·  Alex Kash (vocals)
 ·  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 NalleyTuesday, May 19, 2015

Jazz Singer, or Just "The Help"?

A recent speech entitled "Color Blind or Color Brave?" has been making quite a splash, says Kim, who notes that she is likewise often mistaken for "the help"...

 Los Gatos Hosts 13th "Jazz on the Plazz"

ClairdeeJazz on the Plazz, a free Wednesday night summer series, kicks off June 24 for 10 concerts celebrating "A Summer of Sinatra" at the town plaza in downtown Los Gatos...

 KCSM Says "Thank You" with Jazz On The Hill

Poncho SanchezConguero Poncho Sanchez, singer Maria Muldaur and saxophonist Anton Schwartz are among the headliners at this year's edition of "Jazz On The Hill," June 6, 2015...

 Filoli 2015 Jazz Concerts Kick Off June 21

Jackie RyanSinger Jackie Ryan (left) joins Larry Vuckovich and friends for one of this summer's six Sunday afternoon concerts at the historic Filoli estate in Woodside...

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 (left), 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 kicked 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...

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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