Celebrating world–renowned jazz masters and top talent from the Bay Area in 2016, our 26th year of Sunday afternoon concerts. Back by popular demand Frank Bey and Anthony Paule, The Bey Paule Band. Enjoy a lively afternoon of ‘Filoli Fun Under the Summer Sun’ in the shade of umbrellas and glorious oak trees while gracious volunteers serve you complimentary snacks, including white wine, beer, lemonade, gourmet coffee, and sparkling water. Bring a picnic lunch or order a boxed lunch in advance. Concerts begin at 1:30 in the afternoon and end at 4:00. Filoli opens on Sundays at 11:00 am and we invite you to come before the concert to see the House and Garden (included in your ticket price) and visit the Filoli Café and Garden and Gift Shop. Parking is free.
$108 for the series of 6 concerts
Boxed lunches may be ordered through 4:00 pm the Wednesday prior to each concert.
View the Boxed Lunch menu.
MEMBERS May 9: Series tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 9 by mail, phone, and special member web page*. Filoli members may order tickets by phoning 650–364–8300, ext. 508, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, or beginning May 4, download a ticket order form and scan it and email to email@example.com.
May 16: Individual and series concert tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 16 by mail and special member web page* only.
May 23: Individual and series tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 23 by mail, phone, and special member web page*. Filoli members may order tickets by phoning 650–364–8300, ext. 508, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, or download a ticket form and scan it and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NON–MEMBERS May 31: Individual and series concert tickets go on sale to the general public, beginning Tuesday, May 31. Purchase tickets online, by phone, or mail.
Order your tickets Please purchase your tickets early for best seating and before concerts sell out. See the box to the right with complete information on ticket dates and contact information.
Please read Filoli’s Ticket Purchase Policy.
Purchase a reserved table
For $600, series ticket holders can reserve a table for 6–10 people. Meet poolside before the concert and follow our consierge to your table. See this seating map to choose a table and contact Jason Hinkle by email to email@example.com or by phone 650–364–8300, ext. 220.
We invite you to mark your calendar and plan to join us for some ‘Filoli Fun’ at one or all six of our summer Sunday afternoon concerts.
*Members, be sure we have your email address so you will recieve this link to register from Filoli on May 4.
2016 Line–up of World–Class Jazz
June 19 — Bey Paule Band With Terrie Odabie and Loralee Christensen
MC: Kathleen Lawton, KCSM (91.1 FM)
This eight–piece soul and blues band was the hit of the 2015 season. People were dancing in the aisles. It was hailed as one of the best concerts ever at Filoli and that audience begged us to bring Bey Paule back. How could we refuse? The award winning band — soulful, rousing, steeped in tradition — is led by Anthony Paule, featuring Philadelphia–based vocalist Frank Bey. They’ve added two high–spirited singers, Terrie Odabi and Loralee Christensen, just for Filoli. This show sold out quickly last year. You do not want to miss it this year.
MC: Yoshi Kato, jazz journalist, San Jose Mercury News, SF Chronicle, et al.
Mads Tolling is one of the most exuberant and adventurous jazz violinists on the scene, taking his instrument where few dare to go. Born in Copenhagen, nurtured on American jazz, Mads moved to the U.S. when he was 20. He was a member of the acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet for nine years and has toured and played over a 100 concerts with bassist Stanley Clarke. The legendary violinist Jean Luc Ponty praises him, saying, “Mads has amazing talent and skills few young musicians can match.” Mads and the Mads Men reignite music of the ’60s (“Pink Panther,” “Mission Impossible” and more) with playful virtuosity, while staying true to the source.
July 24 — Geoffrey Keezer Trio Featuring Kenny Washington
MC: Melanie Berzon, KCSM (91.1 FM)
One of the most sought after jazz pianists today, Grammy nominated Geoffrey Keezer joins us from Los Angeles to perform with his trio and Bay Area treasure, vocalist Kenny Washington. In addition to leading his own groups, Keezer currently tours with Chris Botti, and has performed with Sting, Wayne Shorter, Jim Hall, Christian McBride, Diana Krall, and Dianne Reeves, among others. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Kenny Washington “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene,” and jazz great Mark Murphy declared that he is the only contemporary male vocalist carrying on the tradition.
August 7 Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – SOLD OUT
MC: Steve Mitchell, Filoli Staff
Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen of Classic Jazz. She’s saucy, sultry and musically savvy with a big bluesy voice and a dynamic stage presence. Lavay and her Red Hot band offer up the sounds of the 1940’s and ’50’s, from swing to bebop and beyond. Paul de Barros of the Seattle Times declares, “Hands–down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival . . . the gal can sing her tail off.” Her seven–piece band features Bay Area all–stars Chris Siebert, Jules Broussard and Danny Armstrong. “Big Fine Daddy.” “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You.” This is going to be fun!
August 21 — The Anton Schwartz Quintet Featuring Terell Stafford
MC: Alisa Clancy, KCSM (91.1 FM)
Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz exhibits virtuosity and innovation with a bit of an edge. He brings intellectual qualities to his music, while maintaining a lyrical and melodic base. His special guest, trumpeter Terell Stafford, joins the group from New York. McCoy Tyner calls Stafford “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player.” Their music evokes quintets of the past while stretching into the future. Think Benny Golson/Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine as they might sound in the 21st Century.
September 11 — Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band – SOLD OUT
MC: Luis Medina, KPFA (94.1 FM)
King of the congueros Poncho Sanchez declares, “There’s room for a lot of different sounds in our music. I think people have come to know that that's what Poncho Sanchez is all about. We put it all together in a pot, boil it together and come out with a big stew . . . These are the sounds I grew up with. So when I play this music, I'm not telling a lie. I'm telling my story. This is the real thing.” And now they’re bringing the real thing to Filoli. Poncho and his band will turn up the heat! Put on your dancing shoes!
Please join us for another great season of Jazz at Filoli. We offer six unique performances, all set in one of the best outdoor concert venues anywhere. With parking, admission to the House and Garden, snacks and drinks included in your ticket price, these are all high entertainment values. The shows sell out quickly, so make your reservations soon. We look forward to seeing you.
Filoli is a smoke–free property.
Concerts are from 1:30 to 4:00 pm on Filoli’s Tennis Court complete with tables, chairs and umbrellas. Please wear appropriate sun protection. Gates open at 11:00 am and you may tour the House and Garden before the concert. Parking is free.
Concert Entrance Procedures for Jazz Concerts
We�ve listened to your suggestions and this year, tickets are color–coded and entrance onto the Tennis Court is determined by your ticket purchase. Guests who purchase Series Subscriptions or earlier individual concert tickets, will be allowed entrance onto the Tennis Court sooner than guests who purchase later individual concert tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. See the Jazz Entrance Procedures.
Concertgoers receive complimentary snacks, including white wine, beer, lemonade, gourmet coffee, and sparkling water. Please bring another beverage, if you like. Orders for gourmet boxed lunches ($18; view menu) must be placed in advance . If you prefer, you may bring your own bag lunch. We have a few guidelines:
Please, no hard-sided coolers or picnic baskets. Think collapsible or disposable. Pack light and go home empty-handed.
Lunches may be eaten only in the concert area. There is no picnicking anywhere else on the Filoli grounds.
Children and Jazz at Filoli
We recommend that you do not bring children under 12 to a Jazz at Filoli concert.
Strollers, child car seats, or other similar gear are not permitted on the Tennis Court due to lack of space.
The concerts are over two hours long; if an infant or child is noisy or disruptive to the concert, you will be asked to leave the Tennis Court.
No refunds will be made.
All attendees who sit in a chair need to purchase a ticket.
Please call the Filoli Ticket Office at (650) 364-8300, extension 508, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with any questions.