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Jazz at the Barclay Series 2016-2017
Jazz/Blues
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre


Orange County's New Home for Jazz

New faces and old favorites. Here are five swingin' artists that cross the spectrum of jazz.

Joey Alexander Trio
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Only thirteen years old, Joey Alexander has already been nominated for two Grammys and was profiled on CBS' 60 Minutes. This young phenom is setting the jazz world on fire. 

Ann Hampton Callaway - Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8pm
"There aren't enough stars in the galaxy adequately to convey the extraordinary pleasure of spending 90 minutes in the company of this true genius of cabaret: Ann Hampton Callaway is a talent from another planet." 

John Pizzarelli Quartet
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8pm 
Pizzarelli brings a cool jazz flavor to classic standards and late-night ballads, as well as playing sublime and inventive guitar arrangements.

JAZZREACH: POPPIN' - The Story of Blue Note Records
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:30pm 
A finger-snappin', foot-tappin' journey through the music of Blue Note Records. Featuring New York's Metta Quintet.

George Benson
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 8pm 
The legendary jazz master and 10-time Grammy award winner. 

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm 
Swinging and sophisticated, this Grammy-nominated orchestra is considered one of today’s great Big Bands.

Kei Akagi Tokyo Trio with guest artist James Newton
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8pm 
A mainstay of the international jazz world, Kei Akagi was a pianist with the Miles Davis band in the late 80’s. His Trio is known for its lyricism and refined musical inventions. James Newton is a legendary composer and musician voted top flutist for a record-breaking 23 times by DownBeat magazine.