Live Brunch Music | Mark Davis & Karoline Hausted
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Live Brunch Music | Mark Davis & Karoline Hausted

To Wake You. This Californian/Scandinavian duo consists of Mark Davis and Karoline Hausted, who are best known in the Central Coast for their work in the award-winning group Shadowlands. The two songwriters connected eight years ago prior to the start of a relationship that would inform Hausted’s subsequent immigration from Denmark. The songs on the newly released EP, Beauty In The Smallest Things, were written while the duo lived miles apart, on opposite sides of the globe preparing for a life together in no small part through musical dialogue and collaboration; it became a time of writing songs to and with each other, about the longing, the fears and the mysterious nature of love. To Wake You is music and lyrics written from a rare intimacy and authenticity wrapped in acoustic and atmospheric sound. Solo accolades include a Danish Folk Grammy nomination for Karoline and Mark’s You Came Screaming named Album of the Decade by the Los Angeles Times.

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An Evening of Flamenco
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Flamenco

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Pasajera, an evening of Flamenco. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The 7:00 p. m. performance is part of a West Coast tour that starts in Bellingham, Washington and ends in Hermosa Beach, California.

Stay tuned for ticket prices and reservation details.

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Live Music | Invisible Bird
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | Invisible Bird

Invisible Bird features the superb Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola who has a long history of working with Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline, Madeleine Peyroux and many others.  He is joined by trumpeter Shane Endsley, known for his work in the group Kneebody, and Denver- based guitarist Dave Devine. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at Boo Boo Records and on line at brownpapertickets.com.


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Live Music | 100 Years of Jacob de Bandolim
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | 100 Years of Jacob de Bandolim

Duo Violão Brasil is the result of guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber's reverence for Brazilian guitar, the “violão”, and their desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of putting two “violões" together. With repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the duo navigates effortlessly through the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music while showcasing original works and inventive arrangements. 

Ami Molinelli is an LP recording artist and important west coast percussionist well versed in Brazilian choro.

Not only is Choro de Ouro the only established choro ensemble between LA and San Fransisco, but even though they are local to San Luis Obispo they have performed everywhere from New Orleans to Washington State spreading the love of this beautiful music.

Cover Charge is $15 or $10 for students

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Gallery | Drew Davis
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Gallery | Drew Davis

Like many naturally gifted artists, Drew began creating art as a child. Encouraged by artistic parents, He took drawing, painting, and piano lessons during his home-school years and eventually launched his fine art career at the age of 17, when he was accepted into his first art gallery in San Luis Obispo.

Since then, he has continued showing in and around San Luis Obispo and was voted as New Times "best visual artist" 2015. 

Drew approached a local gallery in San Luis Obispo to showcase his work, and within 24 hours, sold 4 painting before they were even hung on the walls.

 The rest is history... Drew showcased his local landmark series at the gallery for several years, selling both originals and creating custom pieces for the galleries clients.

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Live Music | Bruce Forman
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | Bruce Forman

Cover charge is $15

A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release, Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, acclaimed educator, in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept., when does Bruce Forman rest? 

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Live Music | Mambrosia
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | Mambrosia

Tickets $10

KAIT DUNTON is a Los Angeles based composer & pianist with an unconventional approach to composition and to the piano trio, best expressed by her genre-pushing super group, trioKAIT. Together with bassist Cooper Appelt (Kan Wakan, Station Breaks, Robert Davi) and drummer Jake Reed (Bill Holman, Bruce Forman, Mako), trioKAIT brings a modern, tight and groovy sound to the piano trio format, shuffling wide-ranging influences and Kait’s innovative compositions into a refreshingly modern take on instrumental music that is as uncategorizable as it is infectious. Fused together via Kait’s music, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity that is captivating, playful and exciting.

Kait has produced and released four albums of original compositions, with a fifth featuring her equally out-of-the-box arranging style. Kait’s latest album, trioKAIT 2, showcases a new evolution in sound and form for the trio, expanding the acoustic piano/electric bass concept to include vintage keyboards, effects pedals and synthesizers. DownBeat gave the album 4.5 stars, writing that “Dunton brings a Technicolor sensibility to everything she touches.” In 2017, trioKAIT Casual, reached #5 on the Jazz Week radio charts, while her debut album, Real & Imagined, continues to draw fans, now with over a million streams on Spotify. Her third record, trioKAIT, made the Huffington Post’s list of “The Best Jazz for 2015” and was featured in Downbeat Magazine as well as on JAZZIZ Magazine’s 33⅓ Anniversary CD. Her second album, Mountain Suitte, features master interpreters Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, John Daversa and Darek Oles. Prior to this, Kait was a member of Snarky Puppy during their formative years in Texas, appearing on their sophomore record, The World is Getting Smaller.

Kait has been recognized on Jazz.com as one of “10 Future Female Jazz Stars” and described by critic Don Heckman as “an extraordinary talent on the rise” with “impressive compositional skills”. Something Else! Reviews writes that “[Kait] throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one. It’s very much alive and well, and here is all the proof you need…” In addition to composition and performance, Kait is also an active educator, heading the Piano Performance program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, California.

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Live Music | trioKAIT
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | trioKAIT

Tickets $10

KAIT DUNTON is a Los Angeles based composer & pianist with an unconventional approach to composition and to the piano trio, best expressed by her genre-pushing super group, trioKAIT. Together with bassist Cooper Appelt (Kan Wakan, Station Breaks, Robert Davi) and drummer Jake Reed (Bill Holman, Bruce Forman, Mako), trioKAIT brings a modern, tight and groovy sound to the piano trio format, shuffling wide-ranging influences and Kait’s innovative compositions into a refreshingly modern take on instrumental music that is as uncategorizable as it is infectious. Fused together via Kait’s music, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity that is captivating, playful and exciting.

Kait has produced and released four albums of original compositions, with a fifth featuring her equally out-of-the-box arranging style. Kait’s latest album, trioKAIT 2, showcases a new evolution in sound and form for the trio, expanding the acoustic piano/electric bass concept to include vintage keyboards, effects pedals and synthesizers. DownBeat gave the album 4.5 stars, writing that “Dunton brings a Technicolor sensibility to everything she touches.” In 2017, trioKAIT Casual, reached #5 on the Jazz Week radio charts, while her debut album, Real & Imagined, continues to draw fans, now with over a million streams on Spotify. Her third record, trioKAIT, made the Huffington Post’s list of “The Best Jazz for 2015” and was featured in Downbeat Magazine as well as on JAZZIZ Magazine’s 33⅓ Anniversary CD. Her second album, Mountain Suitte, features master interpreters Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, John Daversa and Darek Oles. Prior to this, Kait was a member of Snarky Puppy during their formative years in Texas, appearing on their sophomore record, The World is Getting Smaller.

Kait has been recognized on Jazz.com as one of “10 Future Female Jazz Stars” and described by critic Don Heckman as “an extraordinary talent on the rise” with “impressive compositional skills”. Something Else! Reviews writes that “[Kait] throws cold water on any notion that the piano/bass/drums format is an exhausted one. It’s very much alive and well, and here is all the proof you need…” In addition to composition and performance, Kait is also an active educator, heading the Piano Performance program at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, California.

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