Piano night

James Francies Trio and George Cables Trio with Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland, and Guests

Sunday, July 24

8:00 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

SJW MEMBER: $46 / $56 |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $15

NON-MEMBER: $52 / $62 |  Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $18


James Francies, piano
Zach Moses, bass
Eric Harland, drums

George Cables, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Eric Harland, drums

Special guest artists:
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Joshua Redman, saxophone

About James Francies and George Cables

“[Cables] has a finely-calibrated touch and harmonic savoir faire.” —JazzTimes

“[Francies] is a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch.” —New York Times

James Francies has a talent that comes along only once in a generation. A graduate of the renowned Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and an alumnus of SJW, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, James had joined the Pat Metheny Side-Eye trio, toured with Chris Potter, performed with R&B superstars such as Lauryn Hill and José James, appeared with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon alongside his mentor and friend, Questlove — and released his Blue Note debut, Flight.

George Cables one of the true greats of jazz piano. He has the touch and swing of Oscar Peterson, the harmonic inventiveness of Herbie Hancock, the strength of McCoy Tyner, and yet his sound is unmistakably his own. George spent his formative years playing with saxophone giants Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, and Joe Henderson, and his collaborations with alto star Art Pepper, vibes virtuoso Bobby Hutcherson, and trumpet masters Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard yielded recordings that are on every critic’s must-have list. George is going to deliver a performance you won’t want to miss.

Dig deeper!

Click here to visit James Francies’ web site.

Click here to visit George Cables’ web site.

Learn more about these artists by watching the videos below.