By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
By Raillan Brooks
June 9 Bubble and Friends perform the Beatles
June 16 Ice Wagon Flu
June 23 Verdict
July 7 Frank Sinatra Birthday Party
July 14 Swingadelic Big Band
August 4 Cat Lingo
August 11 Prison Love + 4th St. Nite Owls
'Vision Festival XI'
June 13 'Raphe Malik Memorial Tribute'
June 14 'Sam Rivers Lifetime Achievement'
June 18 David S. Ware Quartet + Roy Campbell Ensemble + Kidd Jordan Quartet
Amadou and Mariam
Whether the blues originated in Mali or bounced back there in a felicitous echo makes no never mind as soon as this fabulous blind couple hits the stage (or the MP3 file "Dimanche a Bamako" was one of last year's highlights). Amadou Bagayoko plays nasty vamping blues beside wife Mariam Doumbia, a pepper-voiced chanteuse. The results are glorious. GEHR
Seu Jorge+Jose Gonzales+Alex Cuba Band
Best known for his lilting Portuguese Bowie covers in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Jorge should be better known for his own earthy inner-city sambas. Gonzalez is an Argentinean-Swede who sings lucidly, in English, while playing clean classical-influenced guitar. Born and raised in Cuba, Alex Cuba Band multi-instrumentlistleader Alex Puente sounds it. GEHR