Getting your fall concert calendar ready to go? Add some jazz to the mix! Whether you’re a seasoned jazzhead, a newbie looking for something to test the waters, or a pioneer interested in a new age sound – there’s something for everyone this fall at WCL!
Jazz Jam *FREE*
Every 3rd Thursday, 8:30 PM – The Lounge
WCL’s long-running Jazz Jam is for musicians and listeners alike! House band The Ironman Trio will start the evening with a few tunes before they invite a rotating lineup of players to the stage. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to sign up and sit in throughout the evening.
Sun Ra Arkestra
Thu. September 15, 8 PM
Led by 98 year young saxophonist Maestro Marshall Allen, the Arkestra’s live shows combine big-band swing, outer space jams, singing, dancing and Afro-pageantry.
Antonio Sánchez & Bad Hombre with Thana Alexa, BIGYUKI, and Lex Sadler
Wed. October 19, 8 PM
Four-time Grammy winner & BIRDMAN composer Antonio Sánchez brings his sociopolitical electronica & drums exploration project Bad Hombre. His new album SHIFT (Bad Hombre, Vol. II) is out now featuring collaborations with artists ranging from Trent Reznor, Lila Downs, Meshell Ndegeocello to Dave Matthews, and more.
Thu. December 1, 8 PM
Guitarist Julian Lage expands his horizons on View With A Room, a collection of 10 compelling original compositions that marks his second release for Blue Note Records, out this fall. Listen to the latest single “Word For Word”. Plus, join Lage for a special Master Class before the show!
The Bad Plus with Billy Martin
Sat. December 10, 8 PM
Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone). Their 15th studio recording and debut self-titled album as a dynamic new quartet is due via Edition Records on September 30th. Opening the show is Billy Martin aka illy B of Medeski Martin & Wood.