2015 Lineup / Jazz Beyond Stage

Programming on the Jazz Beyond Stage has been curated and co-presented by Universal Grammar (UG) since 2010. UG has been in step with the new vanguard of jazz by presenting musicians such as Robert Glasper, Jose James, Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus and many others. Their evolving artistry reflects elements of jazz, hip hop, electronic, soul, funk, afro-latin, house and R&B.

Will Sessions

Fri, Aug 7 @ 7pm
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Will Sessions is a high-energy group from Detroit whose influences run the gamut between funk, hip hop, soul, jazz fusion, boogie, disco and more. This deeply funky show will be a centerpiece of the South FIRST FRIDAYS event on Aug 7.

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Will Sessions

Fri, Aug 7 @ 7pm
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The Internet

Fri, Aug 7 @ 9pm
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After two critically acclaimed albums — Purple Naked Ladies in 2011 and Feel Good in 2013 — The Internet is poised to break out with Ego Death, released in late June. Led by singer Syd the Kid and producer Matt Martians, The Internet makes neo-soul music that brings to mind great artists from Pharrell Williams to Davina, Groove Theory and the Soulquarians.

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The Internet

Fri, Aug 7 @ 9pm
Jazz Beyond Stage

Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Sat, Aug 8 @ 10:30pm
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DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is known around the world as one-third of one of the most legendary hip hop groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest, alongside Queens, N.Y., natives Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and honorary member Jarobi. Muhammad will be performing a DJ set for this concert.

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Sat, Aug 8 @ 10:30pm
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Astralogik

Sun, Aug 9 @ 2pm
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Astralogik is an eclectic soul duo residing in San Jose, California. Their eclectic taste in music takes you on a journey where you’ll hear performances that include tinges of neo-soul, R&B, roots, hip-hop, electronic, world, and indie.

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Astralogik

Sun, Aug 9 @ 2pm
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Current Personae

Sun, Aug 9 @ 4pm
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Current Personae is a Stockton, CA collective of musicians led by songwriter/composer Joshua Washington.  In addition to releasing their debut EP December Jane in the summer of 2015, they have opened for the Grammy Award winning artist, Anthony Hamilton, and backed Juno nominated artist Joanna Borromeo.

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Current Personae

Sun, Aug 9 @ 4pm
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