Past Features

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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Larry Fuller Trio

The amazing pianist Larry Fuller returns to the NVJS, bringing his oversized talent along for the ride! There are a lot of things we could say, but listen to these warm reviews from the experts: “In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays;  you hold your breath in wonder.”  […]

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Frank Potenza – Remembering Joe Pass

Frank Potenza is among the best guitarists around, he toured with the great Gene Harris Quartet at top jazz festivals and clubs such as the Blue Note in NY, Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and Jazz Alley in Seattle.  Frank has performed with his own groups at venues like Orange County Performing Arts Center, KSDS Live […]

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Jeff Hamilton Trio + Graham Dechter

Originality is what versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one big reason why he is constantly in demand.  Whether he’s recording or performing with his own trio, or with the Clayton Brothers, or when playing with the late Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, or co-leading today’s super group:  […]

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