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.
This season we’re offering a new subscription format. Simply choose four or more events and save 20% on select tickets. Remember, you must renew by August 29 in order to keep your current seats.
Our work is supported by ticket subscriptions and gifts made in support of the Brubeck Circle–a dedicated fund for jazz-related educational programming and performances. For a gift of $100 you can take subscription benefits a step further, and enjoy 20% off any Jazz at the Lobero show, without committing to the series.
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).
So what are you waiting for? Become a subscriber today and join us in celebrating 20 years of great jazz. Series on sale now/single tickets on sale September 12.