January 31st show sold out, so they added another performance on January 30th. Get your tickets while they last!
Celebrating 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) is still making music and touring with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all over three decades ago. 2019 marks two important milestones for Toad. One is the 25th Anniversary of their Platinum album Dulcinea, originally released in 1994, which featured the hits “Fall Down” and “Somethings Always Wrong”. The second is the 30th Anniversary of the band’s very first album Bread & Circus, which was re-released commercially in 1989.
The band is thankful for the continued help and enthusiastic support of their fans, which helped spur the release of All You Want and also serves as inspiration for the band to tour and play live. They also continue to support their most recent releases, New Constellation (2013) and The Architect of Ruin EP (2015). Toad the Wet Sprocket share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course time. After Bread & Circus, they followed with Pale in 1990, fear in ’91, Dulcinea in 1994, and Coil in 1997, as well as some compilations along the way. While most will still feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, fans will also be well familiar with tracks with lyrics that resonate for so many life milestones like “The Moment”, “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted” and so many more.
If hindsight is 20/20 vision, Arlo Guthrie has a vast perspective looking forward. After decades of perpetually touring, the folksinger is dialing it back a bit. But the road has become a way of life for Arlo: sharing songs and stories, getting to the heard of what really matters, and of course being a comic agitator. It’s in his blood. It’s who he is. It’s what he does. Stirring the pot, questioning the powers that be, and reminding us what it’s all about with humor and passion.
Initially making a name for himself in the sixties with the iconic Alice’s Restaurant Massacree and providing perhaps the most often repeated phrase from Woodstock (“The New York State Thruway is closed, man.”), Guthrie helped define the singer-songwriter genre burgeoning in the seventies. With over thirty albums in his discography, Arlo delivers an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day.
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Five Time GRAMMY® Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over. Now led by the four sons of group founder Joseph Shabalala, after joining the group almost twenty five years ago, an infusion of youthful energy and the promise of a bright future has a firm grip within the group. It was Nelson Mandela who anointed the group ‘South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,’ a designation the members carry with them with the highest honor. In 2017 the group released two albums that both were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards, a first for a World Music group. On Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World, Ladysmith Black Mambazo shares their uplifting message with audiences of all ages through their music and the stories behind the songs. Their second album of 2017, Shaka Zulu Revisited, celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first GRAMMY® Award winning album and fittingly won Best World Music Album that year.
“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” – Paul Simon
“Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull … harmonizing that is both ethereal and earthy.” – World Music, UK
“Above all LBM leave their audience in awe of the power and variety of the human voice and its ability to conjure up sounds which evoke the beauty and atmosphere of a land far away. What a gift.” – Yorkshire Post
One of the most esteemed and charismatic artists of our time, the ceaselessly innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman has become a legend in his own right. Critics and fans alike are blown away by Redman’s passionate live performances and acclaimed recordings. In The Joshua Redman Quartet, Redman evokes a sound that can be challenging, provocative, and forward-looking, but also hard-swinging, melodic, and soulful music with a joyous and celebratory spirit.
“Joshua Redman is unparalleled among horn players today.” – JazzTimes
It’s one hot night as Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his Emmy Award-winning production comes to town as part of his global tour FUEGO!
For Benise, music has always been a journey…from his humble beginnings as a street performer, being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world. “I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 15 years,” comments composer, virtuoso guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise.
A beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard is the backdrop as Benise debuts all new music, dance, and costumes. A musical adventure that includes the ‘Dress of a Thousand Roses’ and many more surprises!
The Emmy Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “Much like the recent PBS special, with this show, I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. Our upcoming tour will incorporate all the new songs, costumes, choreography, and set from the new PBS special ‘Fuego!’”
Beyond the new material, BENISE says “the live show will incorporate some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir and AC/DC’s Thunderstruck,” adding “This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone. I hope people will be inspired by our story, by the music, by the production–and have the passion to follow their own dreams. I have always been a gypsy and love to travel, my heritage is Bohemian (from Prague) so I think it’s in my blood. I can’t wait to go to new cities, meet new people, and play every night–it’s what I live for.”
As the Lobero became a favorite venue for both jazz fans and performers, a promising new future emerged. The Jazz at the Lobero Series was born from this passion and continues today thanks to your help.
For 20 years now the Lobero has been ground zero for some of the best jazz concerts around.
From Charles Lloyd to Esperanza Spalding, from Preservation Hall to Julian Lage, we have welcomed superstars from all sides of the spectrum. We have been noticed by the best in the business and celebrated in Downbeat magazine as one of the top jazz venues worldwide.
What started as an idea welcome the biggest names in jazz to this humble stage has grown into a celebrated tradition, and we couldn’t be prouder. This season, we are pleased to offer six excellent concerts for you to choose from to build your own series–with more coming soon.
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This season, we are delighted to welcome Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars (November 4), The Joshua Redman Quartet (November 12), DeJohnette, Coltrane and Garrison (December 6), Dianne Reeves (February 18), The Derek Douget Band (April 10), and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (May 13).
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