From “Chega de Saudade” to “The Girl from Ipanema,” the Brazilian bossa nova has defined cosmopolitan cool from the late-1950s to today.
Three blues masters join together for a triple bill of legendary proportions. Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Charlie Musselwhite will each lay down an electric set in a blues summit for the ages.
For more than 10 years, pianist Fred Hersch has invited a wide range of musicians to join him in duo performances at New York’s Jazz Standard. Last season, Hersch inaugurated the tradition at the Mondavi Center.
Initially making a name for himself in the sixties with the iconic "Alice’s Restaurant Massacree," Woody Guthrie helped define the singer-songwriter genre burgeoning in the seventies. With over thirty albums in his discography, Arlo Guthrie returns to the Mondavi Center to deliver an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.