Past Features

Larry Fuller Trio

The return of Larry Fuller by popular demand! Larry is one of the premier mainstream jazz pianists living today.  He performed here last year and was a rousing success so the NVJS welcomes him back for a well-deserved encore. Fuller worked with vocal great Ernestine Anderson and moved to Seattle as her pianist and musical […]

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Aaron Lington Quartet

A spirited show dedicated to the great Gerry Mulligan!  Grammy Award winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Joseph Lington received his BM in music education from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, and both his MM in jazz studies and DMA in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas.  His performing and […]

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Miro Sprague w/Howard Paul Trio

Miro Sprague  is a sparkling new pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic and passionate performance style, and artistic versatility.  He’s from New York and has toured the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East,  performing at many of the world’s top venues and festivals.  He’s now the preferred pianist for the great […]

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Jay Leonhart Duo

Jay Leonhart is the Fred Astaire of jazz, a craftsman so seamlessly smooth that casual observers often fail to grasp the immensity of his talent.” Don Heckman, LA Times Jay has been recognized as a very accomplished bass player for a long time and been named “Outstanding Bassist In the Recording Industry” three times.  Over […]

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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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