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Elizabeth Cook, Marc Ford, Howie Day, Raul Malo, Taj Mahal, KING w/ Nick Hakim & More

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On Sale Friday: Nashville singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook comes to SPACE this fall in support of her new album, Exodus Of Venus. Read about the album and listen via Wall Street Journal. Blues-rock guitarist Marc Ford (formerly of The Black Crowes) will be here in November with his Neptune Blues Club band. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Coming Up: Next Wednesday, pop-rock singer-songwriter Howie Day is back at the club in support of his new album, LanternsRaul Malo of The Mavericks comes to SPACE for three shows over two nights, on Aug. 26-27. We’ve just opened up a handful of tickets for Saturday’s late show, and limited tickets remain for the Friday show.

Blues master Taj Mahal is here for two shows with his trio on Thursday, Sept. 1. The two-time Grammy winner was recently honored with the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award for his 50-year career. SPACE welcomes neo-soul trio KING back to the club this fall with support from D.C. psychedelic-soul singer Nick Hakim. Check out Nick’s song “Cold” below and don’t miss your chance to see this rising star at the club.

This Week: Tonight, we welcome jazz trio Wertico Cain & Gray. On Friday, indie-folk quartet River Whyless is here. On Sunday, L.A. singer-songwriter Dan Navarro returns to the club with special guest Gerald Dowd. Please note that Saturday’s Brenda Russell show has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Posted August 11th, 2016

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Jazz News: Marcus Miller, Arturo Sandoval, Jacob Collier, John Scofield & More

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Jazz fans won’t want to miss these upcoming shows at SPACE, including legendary bassist Marcus Miller, British phenom Jacob Collier and genre-defying guitarist John Scofield.

Tomorrow night, world-renowned electric bassist and two-time Grammy-winner Marcus Miller returns to the club. As a producer, writer and player, Miller was the last primary collaborator of jazz legend Miles Davis, composing the title track and co-producing the album Tutu.

With a unique artistic vision driven by spontaneity and what some would call musical telepathy, Wertico Cain & Gray cultivate a distinct creative energy as they explore new worlds of sound-making. Led by Grammy-winning drummer Paul Wertico, the trio composes and orchestrates everything in real-time, melting acoustic and electronic sounds with new-tech and word-tech. The trio will take the stage at SPACE this Thursday, Aug. 11.

London-based musician Jacob Collier is recognized as an inventive and prodigious young talent. Just 22 years old, Collier gained recognition through his YouTube channel, displaying his uniquely creative one-man, multi-instrumentalist, multi-visual format to the world. His newly-released debut album, In My Room, and his live performances over the past year have earned him The Guardian’s praise as “jazz music’s new messiah.” Collier takes the stage at SPACE on Sept. 21.

Saxophonist Colin Stetson “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies,” writes Pitchfork. “It’s like being inside an enormous brass tunnel full of windy byways and slamming valves, at once exhilarating and frightening.” Stetson has performed and recorded with a number of impressive acts over the years, including Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Feist. Stetson’s widely acclamied solo albums are fraught with intensity and originality, establishing him as a wonderfully unique composer and performer. Stetson will perform at SPACE on Sept. 28.

Arturo Sandoval is revered as a legendary jazz trumpeter, composer and dynamic and vivacious live performer. The 10-time Grammy Award winner has worked with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz to Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Sandoval will be here for two shows with his stellar band on Sept. 29.

John Scofield‘s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late ’70s through today. Possessing a distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B. In the early to mid-1980s, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis, bringing his abilities as a jazz player and performer to the foreground of jazz consciousness. Scofield is coming to SPACE in support of his new album, Country For Old Men, on Oct. 5.

Cuban jazz pianist Harold López-Nussa‘s talent and versatality have shown him success in the worlds of classical, jazz and popular music. He has performed as a soloist at Cuba’s most important theaters, as well as with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, Holguín Symphony Orchestra, Matanzas Symphony Orchestra and Havana Lyceum Mozartiano. López-Nussa will take the stage at SPACE on Oct. 19.

Posted August 8th, 2016

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Asheville Folk Quartet River Whyless Comes to SPACE Next Friday!

riverwhyless-webAsheville folk group River Whyless will make their debut at SPACE next Friday, August 12. The four-piece band, three of whom are songwriters, has been playing together in various forms since college. In the time since, River Whyless has perfected their haunting and contemplative sound, seamlessly blending soft, sweet ballads and foot-stomping anthems. NPR’s “All Songs Considered” host Bob Boilen noted, “River Whyless builds its music around fiddle, guitar and harmonies, with imagination and textures that set the band apart from many of its acoustic and folk-based peers.” SPACE is thrilled to welcome River Whyless next Friday, just a few weeks before the band releases its new album, We All The Light. Watch first video “All Day, All Night” below and get your tickets to see River Whyless at SPACE.

Posted August 5th, 2016

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Marcus Miller, Jon Cleary, Junior Brown, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Dan Navarro, Radney Foster & More

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This August, there’s a show at SPACE almost every night of the week. This Friday, don’t miss the New Orleans blues and funk of Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Next week, Grammy-winning jazz bassist-composer Marcus Miller returns to the club for two shows. New Orleans funk keyboardist Jon Cleary is here later this month for an awesome night at the club featuring his stellar band.

SPACE welcomes songwriter Dan Navarro (of Lowen & Navarro) with Gerald Dowd on Sunday, August 14. The following Sunday, Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster, whose hits include “Crazy Over You” (with Foster & Lloyd), “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins,” returns to to the club. Twin Cities rockers The Honeydogs share a bill in August with folk duo Dusty Heart.

Country guitarist and singer Junior Brown returns to SPACE later this month for a night of honky-tonk and Western swing. Jon Langford’s alt-country band The Waco Brothers are here with Philly rock band The Snails on August 25.

This Week: Tonight, some tickets are available at the door for alt-country songwriter Richard Buckner. On Thursday, New Orleans’ artists Kristin Diable and Luke Winslow-King share a bill. Friday, bluegrass mandolinist Sierra Hull performs songs from her new album, Weighted Mind. Bay Area folk singer Sean Hayes is here on Saturday with Brother. And on Sunday, SoCal country singer Sam Outlaw returns to the club. 

Don’t Miss Nashville Songwriter Andrew Combs at SPACE Next Week!

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Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs, who recently opened for soul singer Anderson East at SPACE, will return to the club on Wednesday, August 10th. After performing at Bonnaroo and touring with Kacey Musgraves, Combs will wrap up the year with a Midwestern tour with his band. The show will also bring Charleston’s Susto to Evanston for their debut at the club. Combs’ sophomore album, All These Dreams, was named to The Guardian’s list of 10 Best Country Albums and Rolling Stone ’s 40 Best Country Albums. Check out a recent feature on Combs in Chicago Sun-Times don’t miss this great night of up-and-coming alt-country at SPACE. Watch Combs’ video for “Nothing To Lose” below and get tickets here!

Posted August 4th, 2016

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