2015 Lineup / Jazz Beyond Stage

Once the sun goes down, witness jazz go beyond the expected. At this veritable stage, performers bathe in a true intimacy between performer and audience. The music presented on this stage, curated by Universal Grammar, beckons forward while honoring the past, adding to jazz’s rich “after hours” legacy by pulling from modern instrumentation and influences.

Will Sessions

Fri, Aug 7 @ 8pm

Will Sessions is a high-energy group from Detroit whose oeuvre runs the gamut between funk, hip hop, soul, jazz fusion, boogie, disco and soundtrack music. Originally a solo project of trumpeter Sam Beaubien, the band evolved from a rhythm section to a larger ensemble including percussion and a horn section.

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Will Sessions

Fri, Aug 7 @ 8pm

The Internet

Fri, Aug 7 @ 9pm

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

Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Sat, Aug 8 @ 10pm

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 @ 10pm