Folly Jazz Series

Traditional, post-bop, and newer jazz artists from around the globe.

- Sep -

27

Thu

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The iconic Ramsey Lewis opens the Folly Theater’s 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series. After “trying out retirement”, Lewis was bored and wanted to get back to performing. Join us in welcoming him and the Urban Knights to the Folly Theater for our season kick-off concert! Lewis is best known as an icon in the contemporary jazz scene, performing on the piano for over 50 years with cross over into the pop & R&B charts.

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- Oct -

12

Fri

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Guitar master, Larry Carlton and his quintet will bring their unique, genre-crossing sound to the Folly Theater on October 12th at 8 PM.

JazzTalk with Joel Nichols at 7 PM.

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- Jan -

18

Fri

08:00

PM

The masters of jazz fusion, The Yellowjackets, are bringing their collective experience and unique sound to the Folly stage on January 18th! The band, originally formed in 1977 as the Robben Ford Group, have always stayed true to a growing sound that incorporated instruments to electric sound.

JazzTalk with Gerald Dunn at 7 PM.

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- Feb -

15

Fri

08:00

PM

The long-awaited Mystery Spotlight Artist is Kandace Springs! The 27-year-old, Nashville born singer, songwriter, and pianist will bring her blues, pop, R&B, and jazz crossover to the Folly Stage.

JazzTalk with Julia Haile at 7 PM.

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- Mar -

09

Sat

08:00

PM

Named by the New York Times as “the standout male vocalist of our time.”, Kurt Elling performs at the historic Folly Theater on March 9th. A GRAMMY winner and 12-time GRAMMY nominee, Elling has been awarded two German Echo Awards, two Prix Billie Holiday from the Academie du Jazz in Paris, the Dutch Edison and the Edison Oeuvreprijs.

JazzTalk with Bob McWilliams at 7 PM.

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- Apr -

11

Thu

08:00

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Winner of the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Saxophone Competition, Joshua Redman, makes his way to the Folly to perform with his trio on Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM. Joshua Redman is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.

JazzTalk with Steve Kraske at 7 PM.

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- Apr -

27

Sat

08:00

PM

Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will close out the 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series on Saturday, April 27th at 8 PM.

JazzTalk with Ron Jones at 7 PM

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