Patrick Bartley J-MUSIC Super Alliance

Patrick Bartley J-MUSIC Super Alliance

Fri, Jul 19

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 J-MUSIC is BACK! After a 3-year indefinite hiatus, NY's J-Pop Jazz Band returns for a one-time special residency at SF Black Cat as the "J-MUSIC Super Alliance" - featuring Patrick Bartley on sax, Mathis Picard on keys, Brad Miller on bass, and Dom Palombi on drums! After making waves in the 2010s as NYC's first true jazz/J-Pop fusion band - as well as amassing over 16 million views on YouTube and millions of streams worldwide, the J-MUSIC Ensemble has been recognized as one of the most beloved and legendary bands in the VGM and Japanese music space, mixing its background in blazing jazz improvisation with the catchy and uplifting melodies of the Japanese music world. If you like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Persona, Naruto, Hatsune Miku, and everything jazz, groove, and funk-related, don't miss this first-time J-MUSIC appearance on the West Coast! Band lineup: Patrick Bartley, sax Mathis Picard, keyboards Brad Miller, bass Dom Palombi, drums 

Patrick Bartley J-MUSIC Super Alliance

Patrick Bartley J-MUSIC Super Alliance

Sat, Jul 20

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 J-MUSIC is BACK! After a 3-year indefinite hiatus, NY's J-Pop Jazz Band returns for a one-time special residency at SF Black Cat as the "J-MUSIC Super Alliance" - featuring Patrick Bartley on sax, Mathis Picard on keys, Brad Miller on bass, and Dom Palombi on drums! After making waves in the 2010s as NYC's first true jazz/J-Pop fusion band - as well as amassing over 16 million views on YouTube and millions of streams worldwide, the J-MUSIC Ensemble has been recognized as one of the most beloved and legendary bands in the VGM and Japanese music space, mixing its background in blazing jazz improvisation with the catchy and uplifting melodies of the Japanese music world. If you like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Persona, Naruto, Hatsune Miku, and everything jazz, groove, and funk-related, don't miss this first-time J-MUSIC appearance on the West Coast! Band lineup: Patrick Bartley, sax Mathis Picard, keyboards Brad Miller, bass Dom Palombi, drums 

Emily Day & Cosmo Alleycats

Emily Day & Cosmo Alleycats

Sun, Jul 21

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Cosmo Alleycats have been a favorite of the San Francisco music scene since the band’s 2010 beginning, bringing to the stage a potent mix of swing and vintage dance music with a dynamic, soulful delivery. Led by vocalist Emily Day (“one of the major singers in her field” – Scott Yanow), Cosmo Alleycats draws from several decades of exhilarating American music and inspired originals to deliver a fun and engaging performance. Band lineup: Emily Day, vocals Andrew "Carnegie" Hall, piano Mike Burns, drums Alex Farrell, bass Galen Green, sax 

GUY MINTUS TRIO

GUY MINTUS TRIO

Wed, Jul 24

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 "Mintus pours together a mixed brew of influences with ebullient grace that you'd think they all originated in the very same place" The New York Times. Experience the extraordinary talents of Guy Mintus, the Israeli pianist, composer, vocalist, and educator. With a heritage spanning Iraqi, Moroccan, and Polish Jewish roots, Guy's music combines diverse cultural influences seamlessly. From jazz legends and classical orchestras to traditional music masters and the Ska-Punk band Streetlight Manifesto, Guy's versatility shines. His performances are infused with rock-star energy and jazz improvisation, incorporating Middle Eastern scales and rhythms. Band lineup: Guy Mintus, piano, vocals Curtis Aikens, bass Isaac Schwartz, drums 

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Thu, Jul 25

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% ticketing fee.) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 “When one considers the outstanding young jazz musicians in Los Angeles who are most likely to move the music forward, alto saxophonist Danny Janklow is in the front of the pack.” – Los Angeles Times (Kirk Silsbee) Danny Janklow is an acclaimed saxophonist and composer, recognized as a leading musical voice of his generation. He is celebrated for his work on the Grammy-winning “Monk’estra plays John Beasley” in 2021. His performances, rooted in themes of justice and love, have seen him share stages with icons like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. Katherine Ella Wood, a Juilliard-trained vocalist from Miami, is also in the jazz spotlight. Known for her rich, nostalgic voice, Katherine has captivated global audiences and brought her passion for jazz to prestigious venues alongside renowned musicians. Dennis Hamm is a renowned keyboardist and pianist known for his work with Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington. His unique style blends jazz, rock, and electronic influences, making him a standout performer and a sought-after session musician in the music industry. Band lineup: Danny Janklow, saxophone Dennis Hamm, piano, keyboard Katherine Ella Wood, vocals Anthony Fung, drums Daniel Stein, bass 

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Fri, Jul 26

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “When one considers the outstanding young jazz musicians in Los Angeles who are most likely to move the music forward, alto saxophonist Danny Janklow is in the front of the pack.” – Los Angeles Times (Kirk Silsbee) Danny Janklow is an acclaimed saxophonist and composer, recognized as a leading musical voice of his generation. He is celebrated for his work on the Grammy-winning “Monk’estra plays John Beasley” in 2021. His performances, rooted in themes of justice and love, have seen him share stages with icons like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. Katherine Ella Wood, a Juilliard-trained vocalist from Miami, is also in the jazz spotlight. Known for her rich, nostalgic voice, Katherine has captivated global audiences and brought her passion for jazz to prestigious venues alongside renowned musicians. Dennis Hamm is a renowned keyboardist and pianist known for his work with Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington. His unique style blends jazz, rock, and electronic influences, making him a standout performer and a sought-after session musician in the music industry. Band lineup: Danny Janklow, saxophone Dennis Hamm, piano, keyboard Katherine Ella Wood, vocals Anthony Fung, drums Daniel Stein, bass 

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Danny Janklow + Elevation Band ft. Katherine Ella Wood and Dennis Hamm (Thundercat)!

Sat, Jul 27

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “When one considers the outstanding young jazz musicians in Los Angeles who are most likely to move the music forward, alto saxophonist Danny Janklow is in the front of the pack.” – Los Angeles Times (Kirk Silsbee) Danny Janklow is an acclaimed saxophonist and composer, recognized as a leading musical voice of his generation. He is celebrated for his work on the Grammy-winning “Monk’estra plays John Beasley” in 2021. His performances, rooted in themes of justice and love, have seen him share stages with icons like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. Katherine Ella Wood, a Juilliard-trained vocalist from Miami, is also in the jazz spotlight. Known for her rich, nostalgic voice, Katherine has captivated global audiences and brought her passion for jazz to prestigious venues alongside renowned musicians. Dennis Hamm is a renowned keyboardist and pianist known for his work with Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Kamasi Washington. His unique style blends jazz, rock, and electronic influences, making him a standout performer and a sought-after session musician in the music industry. Band lineup: Danny Janklow, saxophone Dennis Hamm, piano, keyboard Katherine Ella Wood, vocals Anthony Fung, drums Daniel Stein, bass 

Giulio Xavier

Giulio Xavier

Sun, Jul 28

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 5:45 9:15 show: Bar @ 5:45, Doors @ 8:30 Join us for an electrifying night with Giulio Xavier Cetto, a cherished favorite and regular at Black Cat San Francisco! Giulio, a dynamic bassist, composer, and vocalist, brings his vibrant energy and versatile sound to our stage once again. Raised in a musical family and influenced by his Venezuelan-Italian heritage, Bay Area rap, jazz, and classical training, Giulio’s performances are an exciting blend of genres and styles. Known for his deep listening skills and adaptability, Giulio seamlessly blends with various bands, styles, and sounds, creating a captivating musical experience. Loved by the Black Cat community, Giulio’s shows are always a unique and unforgettable celebration of music. Don’t miss this chance to see a true musical chameleon in action! Band lineup: TBA 

The Adam Moezinia Folk Element Trio

The Adam Moezinia Folk Element Trio

Wed, Jul 31

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 Adam Moezinia's "Folk Element Trio" is rooted in the tradition of jazz but reaches beyond to incorporate different styles of folk music from around the world including West Africa, the Caribbean, The UK and Appalachia. Their debut album, released in April 2021, earned rave reviews and has propelled them to stages nationwide. Join us for an unforgettable performance as part of their West Coast tour from San Diego to Vancouver. Don't miss this chance to experience their groundbreaking music! Band lineup: Adam Moezinia, guitar Will Lyle, bass Ben Ring, drums 

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Thu, Aug 01

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a masterful saxophonist known for his rich, round tone and compelling performances. With a sound deeply rooted in the bebop tradition, DiRubbo brings a modern edge to his compositions and improvisations. His impressive career includes collaborations with jazz legends such as Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, and Eddie Henderson. Known for his robust tone and powerful performances, DiRubbo's music blends bebop tradition and modern innovation. Ted Panken from DownBeat describes his sound as "deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge," and longtime collaborator Okegwo adds, "Mike has something that jazz musicians are striving for and continually working on—a recognizable sound." Band lineup: Mike DiRubbo, alto saxophone Andrew Renfroe, guitar Giulio Cetto, bass JK Kim, drums 

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Fri, Aug 02

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a masterful saxophonist known for his rich, round tone and compelling performances. With a sound deeply rooted in the bebop tradition, DiRubbo brings a modern edge to his compositions and improvisations. His impressive career includes collaborations with jazz legends such as Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, and Eddie Henderson. Known for his robust tone and powerful performances, DiRubbo's music blends bebop tradition and modern innovation. Ted Panken from DownBeat describes his sound as "deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge," and longtime collaborator Okegwo adds, "Mike has something that jazz musicians are striving for and continually working on—a recognizable sound." Band lineup: Mike DiRubbo, alto saxophone Andrew Renfroe, guitar Giulio Cetto, bass JK Kim, drums 

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Sat, Aug 03

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a masterful saxophonist known for his rich, round tone and compelling performances. With a sound deeply rooted in the bebop tradition, DiRubbo brings a modern edge to his compositions and improvisations. His impressive career includes collaborations with jazz legends such as Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, and Eddie Henderson. Known for his robust tone and powerful performances, DiRubbo's music blends bebop tradition and modern innovation. Ted Panken from DownBeat describes his sound as "deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge," and longtime collaborator Okegwo adds, "Mike has something that jazz musicians are striving for and continually working on—a recognizable sound." Band lineup: Mike DiRubbo, alto saxophone Andrew Renfroe, guitar Giulio Cetto, bass JK Kim, drums 

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Sun, Aug 04

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a masterful saxophonist known for his rich, round tone and compelling performances. With a sound deeply rooted in the bebop tradition, DiRubbo brings a modern edge to his compositions and improvisations. His impressive career includes collaborations with jazz legends such as Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, and Eddie Henderson. Known for his robust tone and powerful performances, DiRubbo's music blends bebop tradition and modern innovation. Ted Panken from DownBeat describes his sound as "deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge," and longtime collaborator Okegwo adds, "Mike has something that jazz musicians are striving for and continually working on—a recognizable sound." Band lineup: Mike DiRubbo, alto saxophone Andrew Renfroe, guitar Giulio Cetto, bass JK Kim, drums 

Craig Handy and the All-Star Ensemble featuring Joe Warner, Tarus Mateen & Charles Haynes

Craig Handy and the All-Star Ensemble featuring Joe Warner, Tarus Mateen & Charles Haynes

Wed, Aug 07

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 Craig Handy brings his big, burly tenor sax sound and sharp wit to the stage. Known for his individuality and dynamic performances, Craig has been a distinctive voice in jazz since arriving in New York. Joe Warner, a rising star pianist from the Bay Area, is quickly gaining recognition for his compelling style and exceptional performances. As the Pianist and Musical Director for The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and leader of the Joe Warner Trio, he has played with jazz greats like Houston Person and Jeff 'Tain' Watts. Charles Haynes is a versatile drummer who has toured the globe with major pop icons like Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, and Queen Latifah. His dynamic drumming style makes him a sought-after musician in various genres. Tarus Mateen is a master of bass and guitar with a career spanning hip-hop, house, blues, rock, reggae, soul, and straight-ahead jazz. He began his journey touring Jamaica with his brothers, opening for legends like Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt. Band lineup: Craig Handy, sax Joe Warner, piano Taurus Mateen, bass Charles Haynes, drums 

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Thu, Aug 08

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 “Kali's bristling tone and bilingual fluency has commanded attention in New York.” - Wall Street Journal. Join us for an unforgettable residency with Kali Rodriguez-Peña, the acclaimed trumpeter and composer from Havana, Cuba. Since moving to New York City in 2014, he has shared the stage with esteemed musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, and Paquito D’Rivera. Kali’s debut album, "Mélange," released in 2022, showcases his bold approach to jazz, blending classic Cuban rhythms with contemporary themes. Arturo O'Farrill praises him, saying, "He understands the greatest mission that Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo spoke of." Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the groundbreaking sounds of Kali Rodriguez live! Band lineup: Kalí Rodríguez-Peña, trumpet, vocals Kazemde George Tenor, sax, vocals Javier Santiago, piano Raul Reyes, bass Zack O'Farrill, drums 

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Fri, Aug 09

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “Kali's bristling tone and bilingual fluency has commanded attention in New York.” - Wall Street Journal. Join us for an unforgettable residency with Kali Rodriguez-Peña, the acclaimed trumpeter and composer from Havana, Cuba. Since moving to New York City in 2014, he has shared the stage with esteemed musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, and Paquito D’Rivera. Kali’s debut album, "Mélange," released in 2022, showcases his bold approach to jazz, blending classic Cuban rhythms with contemporary themes. Arturo O'Farrill praises him, saying, "He understands the greatest mission that Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo spoke of." Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the groundbreaking sounds of Kali Rodriguez live! Band lineup: Kalí Rodríguez-Peña, trumpet, vocals Kazemde George Tenor, sax, vocals Javier Santiago, piano Raul Reyes, bass Zack O'Farrill, drums 

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Sat, Aug 10

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “Kali's bristling tone and bilingual fluency has commanded attention in New York.” - Wall Street Journal. Join us for an unforgettable residency with Kali Rodriguez-Peña, the acclaimed trumpeter and composer from Havana, Cuba. Since moving to New York City in 2014, he has shared the stage with esteemed musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, and Paquito D’Rivera. Kali’s debut album, "Mélange," released in 2022, showcases his bold approach to jazz, blending classic Cuban rhythms with contemporary themes. Arturo O'Farrill praises him, saying, "He understands the greatest mission that Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo spoke of." Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the groundbreaking sounds of Kali Rodriguez live! Band lineup: Kalí Rodríguez-Peña, trumpet, vocals Kazemde George Tenor, sax, vocals Javier Santiago, piano Raul Reyes, bass Zack O'Farrill, drums 

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Kali Rodriguez & Mélange

Sun, Aug 11

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 “Kali's bristling tone and bilingual fluency has commanded attention in New York.” - Wall Street Journal. Join us for an unforgettable residency with Kali Rodriguez-Peña, the acclaimed trumpeter and composer from Havana, Cuba. Since moving to New York City in 2014, he has shared the stage with esteemed musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, and Paquito D’Rivera. Kali’s debut album, "Mélange," released in 2022, showcases his bold approach to jazz, blending classic Cuban rhythms with contemporary themes. Arturo O'Farrill praises him, saying, "He understands the greatest mission that Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo spoke of." Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the groundbreaking sounds of Kali Rodriguez live! Band lineup: Kalí Rodríguez-Peña, trumpet, vocals Kazemde George Tenor, sax, vocals Javier Santiago, piano Raul Reyes, bass Zack O'Farrill, drums 

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Thu, Aug 15

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Collaborative duo Sami Stevens and Kazemde George are reuniting at Black Cat. Fresh from Kaz's residency at Ruth in NYC and Sami's tour with Norah Jones, this dynamic pair promises an unforgettable performance. Sami, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, blends Jazz, Soul, and Folk, while Kaz, a saxophonist and beat-maker, draws from American, Cuban, and Brazilian styles. Their decade-long collaboration includes Sami's 2023 release, Morning, and Kaz's 2021 release, I Insist. Elé Howell on drums, Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and Kai Lyons on guitar join them on stage. Band lineup: Kazemde George, saxophone Sami Stevens, vocals Kai Lyons, guitar Giulio Xavier, bass Elé Howell, drums (8/15-17) Malachi Whitson, drums (8/18) 

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Fri, Aug 16

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Collaborative duo Sami Stevens and Kazemde George are reuniting at Black Cat. Fresh from Kaz's residency at Ruth in NYC and Sami's tour with Norah Jones, this dynamic pair promises an unforgettable performance. Sami, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, blends Jazz, Soul, and Folk, while Kaz, a saxophonist and beat-maker, draws from American, Cuban, and Brazilian styles. Their decade-long collaboration includes Sami's 2023 release, Morning, and Kaz's 2021 release, I Insist. Elé Howell on drums, Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and Kai Lyons on guitar join them on stage. Band lineup: Kazemde George, saxophone Sami Stevens, vocals Kai Lyons, guitar Giulio Xavier, bass Elé Howell, drums (8/15-17) Malachi Whitson, drums (8/18) 

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Sat, Aug 17

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Collaborative duo Sami Stevens and Kazemde George are reuniting at Black Cat. Fresh from Kaz's residency at Ruth in NYC and Sami's tour with Norah Jones, this dynamic pair promises an unforgettable performance. Sami, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, blends Jazz, Soul, and Folk, while Kaz, a saxophonist and beat-maker, draws from American, Cuban, and Brazilian styles. Their decade-long collaboration includes Sami's 2023 release, Morning, and Kaz's 2021 release, I Insist. Elé Howell on drums, Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and Kai Lyons on guitar join them on stage. Band lineup: Kazemde George, saxophone Sami Stevens, vocals Kai Lyons, guitar Giulio Xavier, bass Elé Howell, drums (8/15-17) Malachi Whitson, drums (8/18) 

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Kazemde George Quartet Ft. Sami Stevens

Sun, Aug 18

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Collaborative duo Sami Stevens and Kazemde George are reuniting at Black Cat. Fresh from Kaz's residency at Ruth in NYC and Sami's tour with Norah Jones, this dynamic pair promises an unforgettable performance. Sami, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, blends Jazz, Soul, and Folk, while Kaz, a saxophonist and beat-maker, draws from American, Cuban, and Brazilian styles. Their decade-long collaboration includes Sami's 2023 release, Morning, and Kaz's 2021 release, I Insist. Elé Howell on drums, Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass, and Kai Lyons on guitar join them on stage. Band lineup: Kazemde George, saxophone Sami Stevens, vocals Kai Lyons, guitar Giulio Xavier, bass Elé Howell, drums (8/15-17) Malachi Whitson, drums (8/18) 

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Thu, Aug 22

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Experience the extraordinary talents of Willie Jones III, Giveton Gelin, and Justin Robinson as they come together for a 4-night residency in San Francisco! Willie Jones III, renowned for his impeccable drumming and collaborations with jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, brings his soulful sound and swing to the stage. Trumpet prodigy Giveton Gelin, praised for his lyrical playing and unique voice, joins the ensemble with his innovative approach to jazz. Adding to the magic is acclaimed saxophonist Justin Robinson, whose powerful tone and intricate improvisations have captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss this unforgettable fusion of jazz mastery! Band lineup: Willie Jones III, drums Justin Robbinson, alto sax 

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Fri, Aug 23

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Experience the extraordinary talents of Willie Jones III, Giveton Gelin, and Justin Robinson as they come together for a 4-night residency in San Francisco! Willie Jones III, renowned for his impeccable drumming and collaborations with jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, brings his soulful sound and swing to the stage. Trumpet prodigy Giveton Gelin, praised for his lyrical playing and unique voice, joins the ensemble with his innovative approach to jazz. Adding to the magic is acclaimed saxophonist Justin Robinson, whose powerful tone and intricate improvisations have captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss this unforgettable fusion of jazz mastery! Band lineup: Willie Jones III, drums Justin Robbinson, alto sax 

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Willie Jones III Quintet with Justin Robinson (Alto Sax)

Sat, Aug 24

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Experience the extraordinary talents of Willie Jones III, Giveton Gelin, and Justin Robinson as they come together for a 4-night residency in San Francisco! Willie Jones III, renowned for his impeccable drumming and collaborations with jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, brings his soulful sound and swing to the stage. Trumpet prodigy Giveton Gelin, praised for his lyrical playing and unique voice, joins the ensemble with his innovative approach to jazz. Adding to the magic is acclaimed saxophonist Justin Robinson, whose powerful tone and intricate improvisations have captivated audiences worldwide. Don't miss this unforgettable fusion of jazz mastery! Band lineup: Willie Jones III, drums Justin Robbinson, alto sax 

Huney Knuckles!

Huney Knuckles!

Sun, Aug 25

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 Featuring the left-hand keyboard bass wizardry of Kevin Wong along with the indomitable pocket of Darian Gray, the Huney Knuckles is a world-class jazz-funk quartet, elevated to electrifying heights by the lightning-fast solos of virtuoso guitarist Brian Sheu along with the world-class musicianship of grammy award winning saxophonist Tony Peebles. Fusing watertight grooves with high-energy shreds that will make you want to jump out of your seat, this 4-piece instrumental powerhouse has made a huge noise in the local scene, serving up soulful compositions, mind-bending solos, & uber funky jams. Band lineup: Tony Peebles, saxophone Kelyn Crapp, guitar Kevin Wong, keys/key bass Darian Gray, drums 

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Thu, Aug 29

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Jalen Baker, a Washington DC native and Houston-raised vibraphonist, blends classical and jazz roots. With a BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago, he's earned recognition at notable jazz festivals and is carving a unique path as a distinguished jazz vibraphonist and composer. Alexandria DeWalt is a distinguished vocalist, flutist, and composer from Houston, TX. Renowned for her "confident humility" and evocative performances, she is often likened to Billie Holiday. DeWalt has performed with artists like Solange Knowles and Jason Moran, and has graced prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Grammys. Band lineup: Jalen Baker, vibraphone Alexandria DeWalt, flute, vocals Gavin Moolchan, drums Marwan Ghonima, bass Sam Reid, piano 

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Fri, Aug 30

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Jalen Baker, a Washington DC native and Houston-raised vibraphonist, seamlessly blends classical and jazz roots. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Jazz Studies, Baker has earned acclaim at notable jazz festivals. He is recognized as a distinguished jazz vibraphonist and composer known for his innovative approach and dynamic performances. Joining him is Alexandria DeWalt, a celebrated vocalist, flutist, and composer from Houston, TX. Often compared to Billie Holiday, DeWalt has performed with artists like Solange Knowles and Jason Moran, and has graced prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Grammys. Band lineup: Jalen Baker, vibraphone Alexandria DeWalt, flute, vocals Gavin Moolchan, drums Marwan Ghonima, bass Sam Reid, piano 

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Sat, Aug 31

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Jalen Baker, a Washington DC native and Houston-raised vibraphonist, seamlessly blends classical and jazz roots. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Jazz Studies, Baker has earned acclaim at notable jazz festivals. He is recognized as a distinguished jazz vibraphonist and composer known for his innovative approach and dynamic performances. Joining him is Alexandria DeWalt, a celebrated vocalist, flutist, and composer from Houston, TX. Often compared to Billie Holiday, DeWalt has performed with artists like Solange Knowles and Jason Moran, and has graced prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Grammys. Band lineup: Jalen Baker, vibraphone Alexandria DeWalt, flute, vocals Gavin Moolchan, drums Marwan Ghonima, bass Sam Reid, piano 

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Jalen Baker with Special Guest Vocalist Alexandria DeWalt

Sun, Sep 01

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Jalen Baker, a Washington DC native and Houston-raised vibraphonist, blends classical and jazz roots. With a BA in Jazz Studies from Columbia College Chicago, he's earned recognition at notable jazz festivals and is carving a unique path as a distinguished jazz vibraphonist and composer. Alexandria DeWalt is a distinguished vocalist, flutist, and composer from Houston, TX. Renowned for her "confident humility" and evocative performances, she is often likened to Billie Holiday. DeWalt has performed with artists like Solange Knowles and Jason Moran, and has graced prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Grammys. Band lineup: Jalen Baker, vibraphone Alexandria DeWalt, flute, vocals Gavin Moolchan, drums Marwan Ghonima, bass Sam Reid, piano 

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Thu, Sep 05

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 5:45 9:15 show: Bar @ 5:45, Doors @ 8:30 “A powerful, passionate player.” Ben Ratliff - The New York Times Wayne Escoffery is a 2014 & 2021 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner for both the Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and a Grammy Award-winning musician. He is considered one of the Jazz world’s most talented saxophonists and in-demand sidemen. Escoffery leads his groups, which tour internationally and has made several highly acclaimed studio recordings with said groups. His current working quartet features pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Carl Allen. The band’s 2020 album The Humble Warrior on the Smoke Sessions Records label has gotten rave reviews and received four stars in the June 2020 issue of Downbeat Magazine. Band lineup: Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone Orrin Evans, piano Ugonna Okegwo, bass Carl Allen, drums 

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Fri, Sep 06

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 5:45 9:30 show: Bar @ 5:45, Doors @ 8:45 “A powerful, passionate player.” Ben Ratliff - The New York Times Wayne Escoffery is a 2014 & 2021 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner for both the Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and a Grammy Award-winning musician. He is considered one of the Jazz world’s most talented saxophonists and in-demand sidemen. Escoffery leads his groups, which tour internationally and has made several highly acclaimed studio recordings with said groups. His current working quartet features pianist David Kikoski, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr., who has taken over for the late great Ralph Peterson Jr. The band’s 2020 album The Humble Warrior on the Smoke Sessions Records label has gotten rave reviews and received four stars in the June 2020 issue of Downbeat Magazine. Band lineup: Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone Orrin Evans, piano Ugonna Okegwo, bass Carl Allen, drums 

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Sat, Sep 07

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 5:45 9:30 show: Bar @ 5:45, Doors @ 8:45 “A powerful, passionate player.” Ben Ratliff - The New York Times Wayne Escoffery is a 2014 & 2021 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner for both the Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and a Grammy Award-winning musician. He is considered one of the Jazz world’s most talented saxophonists and in-demand sidemen. Escoffery leads his groups, which tour internationally and has made several highly acclaimed studio recordings with said groups. His current working quartet features pianist David Kikoski, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr., who has taken over for the late great Ralph Peterson Jr. The band’s 2020 album The Humble Warrior on the Smoke Sessions Records label has gotten rave reviews and received four stars in the June 2020 issue of Downbeat Magazine. Band lineup: Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone Orrin Evans, piano Ugonna Okegwo, bass Carl Allen, drums 

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

The Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Sun, Sep 08

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 5:45 9:15 show: Bar @ 5:45, Doors @ 8:30 “A powerful, passionate player.” Ben Ratliff - The New York Times Wayne Escoffery is a 2014 & 2021 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner for both the Tenor and Soprano Saxophones and a Grammy Award-winning musician. He is considered one of the Jazz world’s most talented saxophonists and in-demand sidemen. Escoffery leads his groups, which tour internationally and has made several highly acclaimed studio recordings with said groups. His current working quartet features pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Carl Allen. The band’s 2020 album The Humble Warrior on the Smoke Sessions Records label has gotten rave reviews and received four stars in the June 2020 issue of Downbeat Magazine. Band lineup: Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone Orrin Evans, piano Ugonna Okegwo, bass Carl Allen, drums 

Richard Cortez Duo with Tyler Henderson

Richard Cortez Duo with Tyler Henderson

Wed, Sep 11

Tickets: $15 - $45 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 A leader in the new crop of vocal talents emerging from the New York City jazz scene, Richard Cortez’s golden voice handles the Great American Songbook with deep emotional intelligence, an unbridled passion for song, and rare and moving an activist’s relationship to both his material and his audience. Splitting his time between a number of weekly residencies at iconic venues across the city-among them Club Cumming, owned by actor Alan Cumming, Cortez has focused and refined his artistry while growing his wide fan-base. Recent performances in distinguished productions such as Live at Emmet’s Place with the Emmet Cohen Trio or Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz at Pride with Tony/Grammy Award winner Bryan Carter have marked the vocalist’s career for success. Band lineup: Richard Cortez, vocals Tyler Henderson, piano 

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Thu, Sep 12

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 “Isaiah Collier has established himself as an heir apparent to both the Chicago lineage and the post-Coltrane sax tradition” -The New York Times. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Isaiah Collier is renowned for his profound influence on the Chicago jazz scene. Collier was mentored by Chicago's jazz icons James Perkins Jr. and Willie Pickens. Isaiah draws musical inspiration from legendary saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Gene Ammons. His collaborative works span performances with various artists, including Chance The Rapper, Makaya McCraven, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Experience the sound critics call a "masterpiece" with Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few. Band lineup: Isaiah Collier, sax, aux percussion Julian Davis Reid, piano Micah Collier, bass Price includes a 10% ticketing fee.* 

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Fri, Sep 13

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “Isaiah Collier has established himself as an heir apparent to both the Chicago lineage and the post-Coltrane sax tradition” -The New York Times. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Isaiah Collier is renowned for his profound influence on the Chicago jazz scene. Collier was mentored by Chicago's jazz icons James Perkins Jr. and Willie Pickens. Isaiah draws musical inspiration from legendary saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Gene Ammons. His collaborative works span performances with various artists, including Chance The Rapper, Makaya McCraven, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Experience the sound critics call a "masterpiece" with Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few. Band lineup: Isaiah Collier, sax, aux percussion Julian Davis Reid, piano Micah Collier, bass 

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Sat, Sep 14

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 “Isaiah Collier has established himself as an heir apparent to both the Chicago lineage and the post-Coltrane sax tradition” -The New York Times. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Isaiah Collier is renowned for his profound influence on the Chicago jazz scene. Collier was mentored by Chicago's jazz icons James Perkins Jr. and Willie Pickens. Isaiah draws musical inspiration from legendary saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Gene Ammons. His collaborative works span performances with various artists, including Chance The Rapper, Makaya McCraven, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Experience the sound critics call a "masterpiece" with Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few. Band lineup: Isaiah Collier, sax, aux percussion Julian Davis Reid, piano Micah Collier, bass 

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

Sun, Sep 15

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 “Isaiah Collier has established himself as an heir apparent to both the Chicago lineage and the post-Coltrane sax tradition” -The New York Times. Grammy-nominated saxophonist Isaiah Collier is renowned for his profound influence on the Chicago jazz scene. Collier was mentored by Chicago's jazz icons James Perkins Jr. and Willie Pickens. Isaiah draws musical inspiration from legendary saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Gene Ammons. His collaborative works span performances with various artists, including Chance The Rapper, Makaya McCraven, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Experience the sound critics call a "masterpiece" with Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few. Band lineup: Isaiah Collier, sax, aux percussion Julian Davis Reid, piano Micah Collier, bass Price includes a 10% ticketing fee.* 

Edu Ribeiro Trio

Edu Ribeiro Trio

Wed, Sep 18

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 Musician, drummer, composer, and teacher Edu Ribeiro has 5 Grammy Awards as composer, producer, and instrumentalist. Having performed with jazz luminaries like Ravi Coltrane, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Kris Davis, Noah brings a wealth of experience and a profound musical vision to every performance. The Noah Garabedian Trio promises an evening of dynamic interplay, emotional depth, and extraordinary jazz artistry. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the Noah Garabedian Trio's exceptional performance at Black Cat. It's an experience that will resonate long after the final note. Band lineup: Edu Ribeiro, drums Vinicius Gomes, guitar Noah Garabedian, bass 

Kenneth Whalum

Kenneth Whalum

Thu, Sep 19

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Kenneth Whalum, known for his remarkable work as a session and touring saxophonist, has also made a name for himself as a solo artist, blending atmospheric alternative soul with his talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He gained prominence in the late 2000s through collaborations with music industry giants such as Diddy, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Maxwell, leading to his standout project 'To Those Who Believe.' Whalum continued to evolve, releasing the 'Broken Land' series and collaborating with stars like D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Mac Miller, showcasing his versatility and depth as an artist. Band lineup: Kenneth Whalum, vocals/sax Nazir Ebo, drums Vittorio Stropoli, keys 

Kenneth Whalum

Kenneth Whalum

Fri, Sep 20

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Kenneth Whalum, known for his remarkable work as a session and touring saxophonist, has also made a name for himself as a solo artist, blending atmospheric alternative soul with his talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He gained prominence in the late 2000s through collaborations with music industry giants such as Diddy, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Maxwell, leading to his standout project 'To Those Who Believe.' Whalum continued to evolve, releasing the 'Broken Land' series and collaborating with stars like D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Mac Miller, showcasing his versatility and depth as an artist. Band lineup: Kenneth Whalum, vocals/sax Nazir Ebo, drums Vittorio Stropoli, keys 

Kenneth Whalum

Kenneth Whalum

Sat, Sep 21

Tickets: $22 - $60.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:30 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:45 Kenneth Whalum, known for his remarkable work as a session and touring saxophonist, has also made a name for himself as a solo artist, blending atmospheric alternative soul with his talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He gained prominence in the late 2000s through collaborations with music industry giants such as Diddy, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Maxwell, leading to his standout project 'To Those Who Believe.' Whalum continued to evolve, releasing the 'Broken Land' series and collaborating with stars like D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Mac Miller, showcasing his versatility and depth as an artist. Band lineup: Kenneth Whalum, vocals/sax Nazir Ebo, drums Vittorio Stropoli, keys 

Kenneth Whalum

Kenneth Whalum

Sun, Sep 22

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Kenneth Whalum, known for his remarkable work as a session and touring saxophonist, has also made a name for himself as a solo artist, blending atmospheric alternative soul with his talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He gained prominence in the late 2000s through collaborations with music industry giants such as Diddy, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Maxwell, leading to his standout project 'To Those Who Believe.' Whalum continued to evolve, releasing the 'Broken Land' series and collaborating with stars like D'Angelo, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and Mac Miller, showcasing his versatility and depth as an artist. Band lineup: Kenneth Whalum, vocals/sax Nazir Ebo, drums Vittorio Stropoli, keys 

Alex Dugdale

Alex Dugdale

Wed, Sep 25

Tickets: $16.50 - $49.50 (price includes 10% vendor ticketing fee) 7:00 show: Doors @ 6:00 9:15 show: Bar @ 6:00, Doors @ 8:30 Called “a force of nature on the saxophone,” Alex Dugdale captivates audiences with his dynamic performances that blend jazz traditions with a modern twist. Celebrated by Earshot Jazz for his inspiring contributions to music and education, Alex continually pushes musical boundaries. His debut album, "The Dugout," left listeners in awe, and the excitement is building for his upcoming releases with the 10-piece world funk ensemble Deca-Dance and the Alex Dugdale Big Band. Band lineup: TBA