2015-2016 Lineup

Dianne Reeves

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: PENNY AND SANDS BROOKE, Daynes Music, and Hotel Monaco

Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. She has received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings—a Grammy first in any vocal category—most recently winning the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Reeves has recorded and performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, who says of Reeves, "She has one of the most powerful, purposeful and accurate voices of this or any time."

Diana Reeves' Website

SFJAZZ Collective
The Music of Michael Jackson

Monday, October 19, 2015
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: MIKE AND MARTHA BARTON, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Hotel Monaco

The SFJazz Collective is a group of the jazz world’s most talented young soloists, composers and bandleaders. As master instrumentalists, the members work collectively to blend their individual creative voices into a unified musical identity that brings a jazz twist to the music of the King of Pop. You’ve never heard Michael Jackson like this before. Featuring Miguel Zenón – Alto Sax, David Sánchez – Tenor Sax, Avishai Cohen – Trumpet, Robin Eubanks – Trombone, Warren Wolf – Vibes, Edward Simon – Piano, Matt Penman – Bass, Obed Calvaire – Drums.

SFJAZZ Collective's Website

Jeff Hamilton Trio

Saturday, December 05, 2015
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: DENNIS AND REBECCA MERRILL, Daynes Music, and Hotel Monaco

Back by popular demand, the Jeff Hamilton Trio features pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist Christoph Luty and, of course, drummer Hamilton. His versitility, power, and precision—drum beats that range from whispers to roars—and the trio’s charisma make this band a JazzSLC favorite.

Jeff Hamilton's Website

An evening with Savion Glover
and Jack DeJohnette

Monday, December 14, 2016
Kingsbury Hall

The GAM Foundation in conjunction with Utah Presents is excited to offer this special add on concert to our 2015/16 JazzSLC season. Concert to be held at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah. Tickets for this performance are available exclusively through Utah Presents www.utahpresents.org or by calling 801-581-7100

John Pizzarelli Quartet
with special guest Jessica Molaskey

Saturday, January 02, 2016
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: COLLEEN AND JONATHAN HORNE, Mike and Martha Barton, Thorell Guitars, and Daynes Music

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, has been called "hip with a wink" by Town & Country and "madly creative" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with his wife, singer/actress Jessica Molaskey, the duo will bring the great American songbook to life. According to The New York Times, "the Pizzarelli-Molaskey duo are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium."

John Pizzarelli's Website

Trio Da Paz & Friends

Monday, February 08, 2016
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: DENNIS AND REBECCA MERRILL, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Hotel Monaco

Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. The band brings to life the music of Jobim, Getz and Gilberto. Featuring Romero Lubambo – guitar, Nilson Matta – Bass, Duduka da Fonseca – Drums, Harry Allen – Sax, Maucha Adnet – Vocals, Claudio Robiti – Trumpet.

Trio Da Paz's Website

The Strayhorn Project

Monday, March 21, 2016
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: CRAIG AND WENDY THOMAS, Daynes Music, and the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

New York’s best jazz quintet presents the music of the great Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. The band inlcudes Donald Harrison (sax), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Eric Reed (piano), Carl Allen (drums) and Ray Drummond (bass).

The Fred Hersch Trio

Friday, April 29, 2016
Rose Wagner Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: JAY LAWRENCE, Jim Stout, and Daynes Music

Vanity Fair proclaims of that Fred Hersch is “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.” He balances his instrumental and composing skills with significant achievements as a bandleader and collaborator to provide a particularly brilliant example of how to keep the jazz tradition alive. This is the jazz trio at its best.

Fred Hersch's Website

Frank Vignola & Friends

Monday, May 16, 2016
Capitol Theatre

Student Outreach Sponsorship by: THORELL GUITARS, SLC Zap Funds, and JazzSLC Season Ticket Holders

JazzSLC celebrates 21 years of producing jazz in Salt Lake City by presenting a one-time ensemble headlined by guitar master Frank Vignola. He brings together a generation of emerging jazz stars in this must-see performance featuring guitarists Vinny Raniolo, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Olli Soikkeli, Henry Acker, and Jan Knutson, violinist Grant Flick and bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott.

Frank Vignola's Website