Past Features

Ali Ryerson Quartet

With a career spanning over four decades, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson consistently ranks among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll.  Born in New York City, her father Art Ryerson was a renowned jazz guitarist who started with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Ali became an international touring / recording artist, with performances from Carnegie […]

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Ken Peplowski + Diego Figueiredo Duo

“Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist”  Russell Davies, BBC2 Ken played his first pro gig when in elementary school.  After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and, in 1984, Benny Goodman’s new band. Peplowski recorded close to 20 albums as a leader.  He’s collaborated with greats like:  Mel […]

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Douyé and Trio

One of most exciting things we do is when we present a remarkable new talent.  Someone like Douyé… especially since she’ll be celebrating “The Duke!” “Daddy Said So” is Douyé’s debut jazz vocal album.  It consists of 14 standards and features brilliant jazz musicians like Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, John Clayton and more. […]

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Jack Jones’ 80th Birthday Tour

A Special Concert benefiting the NVJS Scholarship Program for Napa Valley high school musicians. “One of the major singers of our time!” Frank Sinatra Drawing on his long friendship with the great Jack Jones, our newest Board Member Tim Ryan is bringing him to RMW.  The vocal legend is performing this benefit shortly after his […]

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Harry Allen + Ehud Asherie Duo

About tenorman Harry Allen, noted critic Gene Lees writes,  “Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was:  ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas, and Zoot’s time.’  The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in… Harry Allen.” With over thirty recordings to his name, Allen has performed […]

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Katie Thiroux Trio

Katie Thiroux is a bright new star getting attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions.  With the release of her debut album, Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015), her substantial gifts are now on view.  Audiences and critics agree as this release received many awards including: “Debut Record of the Year” from the Huffington Post  &  All […]

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Larry Vuckovich Quartet / Big Black

NVJS is presenting a show that will really get you going for the Holidays! Larry states: “The legendary ‘Big Black’ and I go back 50 years when we met and performed with the remarkable vocalist Jon Hendricks. We also performed together at the Trident with greats like Vince Guaraldi, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Chet Baker, […]

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Kevin Mahogany Trio

With over ten recordings as a leader and vocalist… businessman / educator Kevin Mahogany has been the standard setter for jazz vocalists for three decades. His broad baritone was forged in his hometown:  the legendary jazz metropolis known as Kansas City; where he learned to swing like Charlie Parker, shout the blues like Big Joe […]

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Clairdee – A Love Letter To Lena Horne

NVJS and Clairdee celebrate the groundbreaking singer, actress and activist who personified glamour and became a catalyst for social justice.  Horne, one of the most revered singers of the Great American Songbook, is especially renowned for her definitive version of the Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler torch song, “Stormy Weather.” From Harlem to Hollywood,  Clairdee’s […]

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone”  New York Times Peter and Will Anderson are twin brothers and simply extraordinary musicians. So young,  yet they are known for their unique renditions of classic jazz tunes and innovative original music.  They hail from Washington, DC but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard,  and have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village […]

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