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Jazz at the Barclay Series 2017- 2018
Jazz/Blues, Music
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre

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Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet with Irma Thomas & The Blind Boys of Alabama 
The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans
Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 8pm
Take this group of world-class musicians and combine them with Grammy-winning singer Irma Thomas, the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen,” and you get a very special evening of music that simply oozes with the New Orleans vibe. 

Peak Experience Jazz Ensemble: Cool Yule 
Monday, Dec 3, 2017 at 8pm
This dynamic and popular jazz septet, led by bassist, composer and arranger Mike Peak, defines swinging elegance. Enthralling audiences with their straight-ahead jazz, the group features some of southern California's best.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band 
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 8pm 
The Big Phat Band takes the big band tradition into the new millennium with a contemporary, highly original sound featuring Goodwin’s witty, intricate, and hard-swinging compositions in a veritable grab bag of styles: swing, Latin, blues, classical, rock and more.

Arturo Sandoval Quintet
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 8pm
Internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time.

Branford Marsalis Quartet 
Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 8pm
Jazz master, renowned Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today.

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 8pm 
Cécile McLorin Salvant has become one of the most celebrated young vocalists in jazz, moving audiences around the world with her expressive style and masterful vocal technique. 

Two Special Add-On Events

United States Air Force Band: Airmen of Note
Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, the “Note” has earned an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands of its kind in the world. 

Jazz subscribers get complimentary VIP seating

Nicole Mitchell & Michael Dessen 
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 8pm 
Active since 2003, the Michael Dessen Trio has been praised by critics for its unique blend of intricate composition, open improvisation and live electronics. This performance will premiere new works designed to feature renowned guests Nicole Mitchell (flute) and Joshua White (piano).

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