Hope you didn't miss these past events
June 3, 2017
Celebrating Phil Woods
The Greg Abate Quartet with Special Guest Richie Coles
Paul Rangel, piano; Andy Zadrozny, bass; Pete Amahl, drums
The music was stellar, performed by two of Phil Woods' most ardent followers. Both Greg and Richie were strongly influenced by Woods and performed with him as well. It was a beautiful night of saxophone fireworks and a whole lotta love.
April 8, 2017
A Jazz & Poetry Tribute to
Miles & Coltrane
Featuring Poet Quincy Troupe and the Doug Lawrence Quartet
A memorable night of poetry performed "in conversation" with jazz… with Amalio Madueño, Anne MacNaughton, and Paul Nelson reading their original poems and Steve Rose performing the poem, "Dog" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Followed by a full set of Doug's band swinging hard on Miles and Coltrane tunes. It doesn't get any better.
Jazz Afro-Latino &
January 14, 2017
Presented with the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The evening featured internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Bobby Shew and Doug Lawrence along with master Cuban musician César Bauvallet. Accompanied by an all-star nine-piece band and the fabulous vocalist, Jackie Zamora
October 1, 2016
Ali Ryerson Quartet
With John Trentacosta, Bert Dalton and Rob "Milo" Jaramillo
Bop Jazz Flutist Ali Ryerson and her quartet gave us a night of eye-opening, swinging jazz. One of the most exciting and versatile flutists on the scene today, Ali Ryerson showed us why she has been sought out by such diverse talents as Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Stephane Grappelli, Frank Wess, Red Rodney, Laurindo Almeida, Art Farmer, Maxine Sullivan, Roy Haynes… and more. Special highlight of the night was the quartet's preview of their upcoming album, "The Brazil Project." Hope you caught the show!
August 27, 2016
Jazz'n Salsa Dance Party!
As a huge shout-out and thank you all our supporters, Taos Jazz Bebop Society threw a FREE Latin Dance Party featuring Doug Lawrence (postively the hardest-swinging tenor sax man in the west) and his "Nuevo Mexicano Latin/Jazz AllStars"
The terrific Salsa dance band Calle 66 with singer Jackie Zamora shared the bill. They packed the dance floor at Taos Mesa Brewing Company– and it positively sizzled!
July 1, 2016
Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa
Taos Mesa Brewing Amphitheater was the setting for an absolutely knock-out performance by Dweezil Zappa's 8-piece band. Yes, they played the Mothers of Invention debut album "Freak Out"… and then went waaay beyond. The Zappa influence is everywhere… yet their sound is entirely, powerfully NEW! After an all-day downpour, stars came out just in time… the audience of all ages didn't even need their umbrellas!
May 27, 2106
McKinley, Martin & Sydnor Trio
Grooviness from three powerful jazz players… and a high-energy blend of JAZZ, Funk, R&B and Hip Hop.
Taos Jazz Bebop Society partnered with Like a Boss Productions to bring you this live-wire musical group. The audience loved them… whoops, shouts and encores!
Poet Amalio Medueño
Poet Annie MacNaughton
as Lord Buckley
The Greg Abate Quartet
Poet Paul Nelson
April 16, 2106… Poetry & Jazz
Lady Laurie Lord Buckley
September 12, 2015
Funky New Orleans R&B
Joe Krown Trio
Taos Jazz Bebop Society partnered with Roots & Wires to bring the Sunday night band from New Orleans' world-famous Maple Leaf Bar to Taos. And, no surprise, they brought the house down at Taos Mesa Brewing Company!
New Orleans funk and R&B musician, Joe Krown manned the Hammond B3 with driving bass and lead lines. Joe, winner of the New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues category, was joined by Walter “Wolf Man” Washington on vocals and his nothing-but-straight-soul guitar. Russell Batiste is their drummer… that would be Russell Batiste, drummer in the Funky Meters. Hope you made it to the show!
December 29, 2015
with Bobby Shew
Billed as a "Pre-New-Years Jazz Night," it was a great way to beat the usual crazy scene and swing-in the New Year. We welcomed 2106 with Pete Amahl, the powerfully swinging hard-bop drummer and the great Bobby Shew on trumpet. A great night of great jazz!
April 15, 2015
Beats & Bebop
A Poetry & Jazz Tribute to Peter Rabbit
Beats & Bebop was an exciting, entertaining night of live poetry readings and jazz by the incomparable improvisor, Greg Abate. It promises more great things to come… bringing back the vibe of the raucus jazz and poetry performances by "The Luminous Animals" that electrified audiences at Taos Poetry Circus events, circa 1986. Those events drew people to Taos from around New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and beyond. Jazz and poetry feels new again… and it deserves to be done more often!
The Greg Abate Quartet
February 22, 2015
American Hard Bop Drummer
Tootie Heath Trio
The younger brother of Percy and Jimmy Heath, Albert "Tootie" Heath played with J.J. Johnson’s group (1958-1960) and the Jazztet (1960-1961). He worked with the trios of Cedar Walton and Bobby Timmons in 1961, and recorded many records as a sideman for Riverside during that era. He lived in Europe in 1965-1968 (working frequently with Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon, and backing touring Americans), and, after returning to the U.S., he played regularly with Herbie Hancock’s sextet (1968-1969) and Yusef Lateef (1970-1974). After an additional year in Europe, he joined the Heath Brothers band (1975-1978) and then settled in Los Angeles, where Tootie Heath continues freelancing, recording with the Riverside Reunion Band.
November 15, 20014
Playing to a packed house at Taos Mesa Brewing Company…
Doug Lawrence Quartet
TMB was filled to capacity for Doug Lawrence… with a crowd of jazz lovers from 18 to 80. Doug is the powerfully swinging lead tenor man with the Count Basie Band, and a touring and recording artist in his own right. He grabbed and held the TMB audience with his breathtaking musicianship and happy, hip showmanship.
"The professional credentials Doug Lawrence has racked up are astonishing!"
- Howard Mandel, Downbeat Magazine