Upcoming Concerts 2017-06-30T20:26:45+00:00

Dave Becker Sextet presented by the San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation

Unity Concert Hall 1130 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo
Saturday July 8, 2017 • 7:30 PM

The San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation presents the Dave Becker Sextet, featuring acclaimed LA trombonist Kevin Hicks, on Saturday night, July 8th, at the Unity Concert Hall (1130 Orcutt Rd./SLO).

The Sextet, with the three-man front line (Becker, saxes, Bob Bennett, trumpet and Hicks on trombone), will play straight-ahead jazz reminiscent of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.  The stellar rhythm section of Marshall Otwell, piano, Darrell Voss, drums, and Dylan Johnson, bass, round out the group.

The concert starts at 7:30pm, with the doors opening at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 for General admission, $15 for Jazz Fed members and $10 for students; advance tickets can be purchased at BooBoos Records/SLO and through BrownPaperTickets.com.

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SLO Jazz Federation Members Admission

$15.00

General Admission

$20.00

Student Admission

$10.00

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Susan Krebs with Adam Levine Trio

Coalesce Bookstore 845 Main St, Morro Bay
August 25, 2017 • 7:00 PM

You may purchase tickets in advance only through Coalesce at 805-772-2880

“Krebs and her band sound like no one else in today´s jazz world.” – John Sanders/Jazz Music Archives

A native of Baltimore, now longtime citizen of Los Angeles, Susan has been an actor and theater improviser for many years (Film: 28 Days; TV: Mad Men, Shameless; Improv: War Babies, the Wims) but her passion has always been for the music, performing at venues such as Vitellos, LACMA, Blue Whale — as well as in theaters and living rooms with her jazz salon, ThemeScene.

Following her critically acclaimed multimedia concert and recording project, JAZZ AVIARY ~
a Celebration of Birds & the Universal Music We Share,
and working again with her longtime collaborators, Rich Eames and Jerry Kalaf, the Susan Krebs Band released Everything Must Change in 2012, featuring Chuck Manning. 

Her most recent recording project “simple gifts” with the Susan Krebs Chamber Band, born and raised within their many intimate salons, was released in 2015.

An avid gardener and bird lover, Krebs says her work is “about the art of becoming – whether working with plants or music or with oneself – to dig down, to cultivate, to encourage growth, to thrive and flourish, and eventually to let go and begin the cycle anew.” 
“simple gifts” is a true musical collaboration imbued with Krebs’ spirit and vision. >>

Potent, fecund, and essential… STARS ~ C. Michael Bailey/All About Jazz
An album to ponder vignette by vignette. ~ Carlo Wolff/DOWNBEAT
A new Jazz paradigm… fresh and beautifulRobert Nicosia/Music Man Blog 
Virtuosic spontaneity, tempered and ‘cooked’ by riveting lead vocalist. ~ C.J. Bond/Jazz Music Blog

Keith Saunders Trio – Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Celebration

Unity of SLO 1130 Orcutt Road, SLO
Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 7:30 PM

With Keith Saunders (piano), Eric Markowitz (bass), Vince Lateano (drums)

Allison Au Quartet

Unity of SLO 1130 Orcutt Road, SLO
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 7:30 PM

The SLO Jazz Federation’s members are jazz fans of all ages, representing a cross section of our community, including loyal jazz fans, jazz musicians, educators, and students. We share a common goal to help jazz, America’s great original art form, thrive in San Luis Obispo County, California.