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Jazz at Filoli Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 28, 2015

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FILOLINow celebrating its 25th anniversary, Filoli is gearing up for a special season featuring its customary mix of local and national names. Opening the series on June 21 is pianist/composer Taylor Eigsti, who first performed at Filoli on his 16th birthday in 2000 as a replacement for an injured Marian McPartland; he’ll be playing with his trio and special guest Gretchen Parlato. Also making repeat appearances are pianist Larry Vuckovich with his nine-piece all-star band plus multi-award-winning vocalist Jackie Ryan July 12; Arturo Sandoval and trumpet master Arturo Sandoval, August 9. 

Rounding out the 2015 lineup are the Jeff Hamilton Trio with pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Christophe Luty, July 26; Philadelphia-based Frank Bey and Bay Area guitarist Anthony Paule and their blues band, August 23; and husband/wife stride and swing pianists Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi with bassist Marty Eggers and drummer Danny Coot, September 13.

Concerts are presented on the erstwhile tennis courts, with tables and chairs are set up to accommodate as many as 650 people. More than 50 volunteers greet the guests and serve complimentary white wine, pitchers of beer, sparkling water, gourmet coffee, and snacks. Concert attendees are also offered free tours of the historic House and gardens, and free parking. Show times are 1:30-4:00 pm.

Series subscription (all six concerts): $335 members, $395 nonmembers. Individual concerts: $60 members, $70 nonmembers. Boxed lunch (must be ordered in advance): $18 per concert or $108 for the series of six concerts. Tickets are on sale to current Filoli members by mail and special member web page only as of Tuesday May 12, by phone and mail as of Monday May 18. Nonmembers may purchase tickets beginning Tuesday May 26. Phone: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm, 650-364-8300, ext. 508.

  • 6/21 Taylor Eigsti Trio featuring Gretchen Parlato
  • 7/12 Larry Vuckovich’s Bay Area All-Stars with Jackie Ryan
  • 7/26 The Jeff Hamilton Trio
  • 8/9 Arturo Sandoval-10-Time Grammy Winner (SOLD OUT)
  • 8/23 The Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
  • 9/13 Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi Double Piano Trio

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