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BLACK CAT'S 2ND BIRTHDAY BASH WEEK: BLACK CATS RULE THE NIGHT!

“REBOPPING” WITH SAX LEGENDS SMITH DOBSON, AARON JOHNSON, & THEIR BAND

Listen to Smith’s music here!

Originally from Santa Cruz, saxophonist Smith Dobson V is a member of an important jazz family. His father, the late Smith Dobson IV, was a world renown pianist whom accompanied jazz legends like Art Pepper, Stan Getz and Chet Baker, to name a few.  Also in the family, Mother Gail, and Sister Sasha are both professional jazz vocalists. The family often performed as a group at many local venues, as well as many local schools and workshops. Dobson moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 and has performed over the past 20 years at the San Jose, San Francisco and Monterey Jazz Festivals, the SF Jazz Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Yoshi’s, Great American Music Hall, the California Jazz Conservatory, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Club Deluxe. He has also performed in Berlin and Paris. 

Dobson has had the honor of working with jazz legends like Bobby Hutcherson, Red Rodney, John Handy, Sheila Jordan, Red Holloway, Pete and Conte Condoli, Phillip Harper, Ben Goldberg, and Dayna Stephens. 
His most recent album is “Soul Of Wood”. The album pays homage to some of Dobson’s saxophone heroes such as Lester Young, Stan Getz and Warne Marsh. 

Aaron Johnson is a Jazz Saxophonist, Clarinetist and Flutist based in New York City. He is one of a new generation of mainstream jazz musicians to embrace older styles of jazz and the great american songbook as well as an adventurous multi-instrumentalist who has freelanced extensively in the commercial and classical music worlds, immersed himself in the avant-garde and lectured on the history of jazz at renowned institutions such Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York University and the College of William and Mary. In addition to leading his own jazz quartet, Aaron can be found performing frequently with musicians such as Slide Hampton, Dick Hyman, Ken Peplowski, Benny Benack III, Ken Peplowski, John Colianni, Jon Erik Kellso, Joe Cohn, Veronica Swift, Art Garfunkel Jr. and is a member of the Slide Hampton Big Band as well as associate principal Clarinet/Bass Clarinet with the Siletz Bay Festival Orchestra on the Oregon Coast. Aaron was a student of Matt Utal and Connie Crothers.

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IRWIN HALL #JUSTMUSIC FT. VOCALIST JACKIE GAGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

GUITAR LEGEND RON JACKSON

MISTERKA COLLECTIVITY

FRISSON PRESENTS MATT DIBIASE QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS MICHAEL ORENSTEIN TRIO FT. NATHAN RICE

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS SARA SITHI-AMNUAI QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE ROMAIN PILON QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH INTERNATIONAL SENSATION SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

MARK ROBINSON “SONGS OF FRANK!”

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

THE JEFF DENSON QUARTET

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE AARON KRUZIKI QUARTET “THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

LILAN KANE “THE SULTRY SIDE OF JAZZ AND SOUL”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIEL ROTEM, FROM THE ALBUM “SERENADING THE FUTURE”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SULTRY VOCALIST LILAN KANE & HER BAND

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

STEVEN LUGERNER’S SLUGish ENSEMBLE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK