It took a little longer than we had hoped for all of the pieces to
fall into place, but we are very pleased to finally announce our
2010-2011 season. The fall lineup features:
on September 24, the CHRIS POTTER UNDERGROUND, led by "the most
compelling saxophonist of his generation." (You can read more about
Chris and check out both audio and video of Underground at
In October, it's the TOM HARRELL QUINTET, whose trumpet-playing leader
"captivates both the hearts and the minds of his listeners.”
November brings the MICHAEL BLAKE BAND's "The World Awakes—A Tribute
to Lucky Thompson," which "simultaneously embraces jazz history while
challenging it head on."
In the spring, we're proud to present:
The VIJAY IYER TRIO, whose most recent album, "Historicity," was
2009's consensus jazz album of the year.
The MATT WILSON-RON MILES DUO with GARY VERSACE, featuring two very
welcome returning guests and one of today's most in-demand
The AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUINTET, led by the Berkeley High graduate and
Thelonious Monk Competition winner who's just been signed by Blue Note
Read more about the entire season at http://redwoodjazzalliance.org/2010-11.html
Season tickets (six shows for the price of five!) and tickets for
Chris Potter Underground ($15 general admission and $10 for students
and seniors) can be purchased online at http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/tickets.htm.
If you prefer interacting with real live humans, the humans at the
Works in Arcata and Eureka, Peoples Records and Missing Link Records
in Arcata will also sell you tickets for Chris Potter Underground.
Now is also a good time to renew your Redwood Jazz Alliance
membership, or become a member for the first time. Membership gets you
not only the warm glow that comes from knowing you're helping to
support bringing world-class jazz to Humboldt County and some lovely
perks from select RJA sponsors, but also reserved seating at any RJA
concert you attend. Read all of the details and purchase your
membership here: http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/underwrtg.htm
We'll see you on the 24th!
The Redwood Jazz Alliance