Posted on November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

January 2 and 3  |  7 PM – $50, $45, $40

“Mr. Blanchard showed off the prettiest part of his playing, evocative, meditative and sort of scene-setting: he calmly bends notes, muting his liquid sound without using an actual mute.” -New York Times

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career in 1991, the New Orleans-born and – based artist has traveled many paths musically. This includes delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz. He has also, in the spirit of his onetime membership in the jazz school of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan).



terranceTURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET – Plays John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
January 23  |  7 PM – $45 & $35, 9 PM – $35 & $25
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“It must have been like this when Beethoven was taking Vienna by storm- the exhilaration of seeing the future of classical music unfold before your eyes and ears.” -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of multiple Grammys for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”


al stewartAL STEWART BAND – Plays the Entire “Year of the Cat” Album
March 24 & 25  |   7 PM – $45, $55, $65
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“Stewart tackles prog-rock lyrical themes with a musical approach that comes off as adventurous without being pretentious, mysterious without being melodramatic” – Paste

Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you’re likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Sometimes it’s into the library stacks where the late historian Ms. Tuchman dug for material. Sometimes it’s into the record stacks where the late rocker Mr. Cochran made his mark as a teenager singing his “Summertime Blues” so many summertimes ago.

April 21  |  7 PM – $45
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“Paula is an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it.” – Peter Gabriel

Grammy winner, Grammy nominee, mother, activist Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs, spanning a 20+ year career. Cole’s emotionally deep, thrilling performances, and her poetic, fierce, and intelligent writing makes Cole a primary color against pastels.