The Clothesline Muse will transport you to a time, where the seemingly mundane, yet honorable, task of washing clothes by hand is transformed into beautiful imagery, dance, and song. The clothesline serves as a metaphor for connecting people, their shared stories and collective histories. This multi-disciplinary theater performance is at the Carver, Saturday, March 4, 8pm and combines the talents and wisdom of three incredible artists to create an evening of live dance, live music, spoken word, video, and interactive art.
Written by Jason Gil on Nov 15 2016 - 2:36pm
Grammy award winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet known as the E-COLLECTIVE will be coming through the Alamo City via the Carver Community Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 19 beginning at 8 p.m.
Written by TheCarverCenter on Oct 1 2015 - 2:12pm
The 2015-2016 Season concludes with the impeccable rhythms of world-class drummer/percussionist and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, SHEILA E. Her fierce, dynamic verve onstage has made her a major concert draw since the ‘90’s. The gifted drummer’s career reads like a music history book working with such icons as Gloria Estefan, Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and Prince. After a 13 year hiatus, her most recent album, ICON (2013), unleashes her feisty hit single, “Mona Lisa.” sheilae.com
Written by TheCarverCenter on Oct 1 2015 - 1:36pm
The legend of tap joins forces with one of the greatest jazz drummers of all times. SAVION GLOVER and JACK DeJOHNETTE come together to create a tour de force of percussion and rhythm that glorifies the vibrational power exchanged between two greats.
Written by TheCarverCenter on Oct 1 2015 - 12:19pm
Discovered at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival by Quincy Jones, Cuban-born ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ has rapidly risen to stardom under the tutelage of the famed producer. Since arriving to the US in 2009, Rodríguez has appeared on prestigious stages such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl and the Vienna Jazz Festivals. Rodríguez has toured China and was asked to work with Academy Award winning Chinese Composer, Tan Dun, Siedah Garrett and Quincy Jones to compose the English-version of the theme song, “Better City, Better Life,” for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Written by TheCarverCenter on Sep 30 2015 - 12:01pm
The delightful singer and songwriter, LISA FISCHER is no stranger to Rolling Stones fans who have seen and heard her singing backup vocals on every tour with the band since 1989. Lisa rose to fame in 1992 when she won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her first single, “How Can I Ease the Pain,” from her album So Intense beating out the “Queen of Soul ” and in an unlikely tie with Patti LaBelle. Lisa has an impressive resume touring, recording and music making with such divas as Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and many others. lisafischermusic.com
Written by TheCarverCenter on Sep 24 2015 - 11:22am
The stunning all-star female ensemble of musical women in jazz featuring talent, beauty, power and femininity is known and loved as JAZZ IN PINK. Originated and nurtured by highly regarded keyboardist, Gail Jhonson, JAZZ IN PINK showcases each and every star player in the band, including contemporary flautist, Althea Rene; bassist Robin Bramlett; drummer Dee Simone; and guitarist Angela Swan. It’s pink power with an emphasis on groove and melody. jazzinpink.com
Written by TheCarverCenter on Sep 23 2015 - 11:59am
Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world! This exclusive presentation, MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the boundaries of live jazz presentation. The jazz festival features 6 masters of the art: Raul Midón on vocals and guitar; Ravi Coltrane on tenor & soprano sax; Nicholas Payton on trumpet; Gerald Clayton on piano; Joe Sanders on bass and Justin Brown on drums. montereyjazzfestival.org/on-tour
Written by TheCarverCenter on Sep 16 2015 - 12:26pm
A gospel wonder, THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS have been inspiring church and festival gatherings for over two decades. The Wall Street Journal declares that the spiritual group, consisting of 5 sisters, 2 brothers and their father, “infuse their joyful reverent songs with elements of vintage soul and R&B.” thejonesfamilysingers.com
Written by TheCarverCenter on Sep 15 2015 - 1:50pm
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide and thousands of sold out performances, iconic blues guitarist, Robert Cray rocks the Jo Long stage of the Carver Community Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 7 Considered one of the greatest guitarists and credited for reinventing the blues with his distinct razor sharp style of guitar playing, Cray was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011.