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Wednesday, May 30th
9:15pm-12:30am |$10/$15

JEFF DENSON “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”

Born in Arlington, Virginia – just outside of Washington, D.C. – in 1976, Jeff Denson grew up in a fertile musical environment and began playing the alto sax at 8 years old, switching to electric bass in high school. His interest in jazz started with fusion – Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke – but shifted direction one fateful day. Like countless musicians over the past 50+ years it was a chance encounter with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue – specifically Paul Chambers playing lead on So What – that provided an epiphany.

Jeff’s bandstand credentials are indeed impressive. He has recorded 11 albums as leader/co-leader and over a dozen more as a featured sideman – four with Lee Konitz (including live recordings at the Village Vanguard and Birdland). Over the past 15 years, he has shared the bandstand with an impressive and diverse array of remarkable musicians including Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Joe Lovano, Jane Ira Bloom, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas, Bob Moses, Giacomo Gates, Howard Alden and many more.

Today he is a full professor at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California and the Director of its Outreach Program designed to develop the Bay Area’s most talented musicians while making the local scene a productive and fertile environment for jazz. He is also currently focused on four projects as a leader, Jeff Denson Quartet
(featuring Jeff on bass and vocals and has included such extraordinary trumpeters as Ralph Alessi and Cuong Vu), Electreo (an experimental ensemble of electric bass, electric bassoon and percussion), The San Francisco String Trio, and the Jeff Denson Trio +1 – a project featuring a special guest artist each season, beginning appropriately with Lee Konitz in 2014/15, that has toured in the U.S and Europe.

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GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

GRAMMY-WINNING TRUMPET SENSATION MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

KAZEMDE GEORGE COLLECTIVE “JAZZ BEATS”

KAZEMDE GEORGE COLLECTIVE “JAZZ BEATS”

SAMI STEVENS AND THE MAN I LOVE

KAZEMDE GEORGE COLLECTIVE “JAZZ BEATS”

SAMI STEVENS AND THE MAN I LOVE

MADS TOLLING & THE MADS MEN

SAMI STEVENS AND THE MAN I LOVE

MARK ROBINSON “JOY SPRING!”

SAMI STEVENS AND THE MAN I LOVE

SAMI STEVENS AND THE MAN I LOVE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

JULIAN ARCHER TRIO

CAROLINE DAVIS QUARTET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CAROLINE DAVIS QUARTET

BRYAN CARTER & THE YOUNG SWANGERS

CAROLINE DAVIS & MAITRI

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CAROLINE DAVIS & MAITRI

CAROLINE DAVIS & MAITRI

CLOSED THIS EVENING

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN

KNOX BARBER TRIO FT. LEGENDARY DRUMMER MATT WILSON

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA COLLECTIVE FT. VOCALIST GINA D’SOTO + SAXOPHONIST KAZEMDE GEORGE

JD ALLEN TRIO

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA COLLECTIVE FT. VOCALIST GINA D’SOTO + DJ SETS BY WONWAY POSIBUL!

DANIELLE WERTZ QUINTET

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA COLLECTIVE FT. VOCALIST GINA D’SOTO + SAXOPHONIST KAZEMDE GEORGE

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA COLLECTIVE FT. VOCALIST GINA D’SOTO + SAXOPHONIST KAZEMDE GEORGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

ILLY BOGART “THE MUSIC OF D’ANGELO!”

JOEL FLEISHER

KYLE NASSER QUINTET

MICHELLE SPINELLI & TOMATI

KYLE NASSER QUINTET

MICHELLE SPINELLI & TOMATI FT. BRIAN RICE

KYLE NASSER QUINTET

MICHELLE SPINELLI & TOMATI FT. BRIAN RICE

KYLE NASSER QUINTET

EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

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