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Filoli is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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2016 Jazz at Filoli

Celebrating world–renowned jazz masters and top talent from the Bay Area in 2017, our 27th year of Sunday afternoon concerts. 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 10:00 am and we invite you to come before the concert to see the House and Garden (included in your ticket price) and visit the Quail’s Nest Café and Clock Tower Shop. Parking is free.

2017 Concert Dates and Musicians
June 18 — The Mel Martin All–Star Big Band featuring Vocalist Tiffany Austin
July 9 — Dmitri Matheny Group JAZZ NOIR
July 23 — Tierney Sutton Band
August 6 — Akira Tana and the Secret Agent Band featuring Annie Sellick, Akiko Tsuruga, James Mahone and Jeff Massanari
August 20 — Monty Alexander
September 10 — Catina DeLuna & Lado B Brazilian Project featuring Otmaro Ruiz

Special Thanks:
See's Candies
Thank you to See’s Candies, Inc. for supporting Jazz at Filoli.

Purchase Tickets

Members, remember to sign in before you purchase.

Series Subscription
(All 6 Concerts):
$365 members;
$425 non–members.

Individual Concert Tickets:
$65 members;
$75 non–members
Please purchase by using the link below each concert.

Filoli Event Ticket Purchase Policy.

Pre–Ordered Boxed Lunches

Members, remember to sign in before you purchase.

Boxed Lunches:
$20 each
$120 for the series of 6 concerts
Boxed lunches may be ordered through 4:00 pm the Wednesday prior to each concert.

May 8: Series tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 8 by mail and special member web page*. Beginning May 3, Filoli members may also order tickets by downloading a ticket order form and scaning and emailing it to

May 15: Individual and series concert tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 15 by mail and special member web page* only.

May 22: Individual and series tickets go on sale to members beginning Monday, May 22 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

May 30: Individual and series concert tickets go on sale to the general public, beginning Tuesday, May 30. 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 the VIP Experience
For $3,500, guests may reserve a table for 8 for the duration of the Jazz concert series. 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 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 3.

2017 Line–up of Jazz at Filoli

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Mel Martin and his All–Star Big Band perform on the outdoor stage at Filoli.

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Tiffany Austin.

June 18 — Father’s Day
The Mel Martin All-Star Big Band
featuring Vocalist Tiffany Austin

We love starting big and there's nothing like the thrill of a big band to get juices flowing! We welcome the versatile Mel Martin and his 15–piece All–Star Big Band as they open our 2017 Season. A protégé of Benny Carter’s, Mel honed his chops playing with Santana, Boz Scags, Cal Tjader and many others. Composer, arranger and saxophonist, he has been an important part of the Bay Area jazz scene for years and always brings us the top musicians.

Tiffany Austin is one of the fastest rising stars on the scene today, reaping ovations and winning awards. “A singer to keep an ear on,” NPR; “One of the country's best jazz singers,” Cy Musiker, KQED.

Standards, just the way you like them, and some new and exciting pieces. C’mon, let’s dance!

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Dmitri Matheny

Dmitri Matheny

July 9 — Dmitri Matheny Group JAZZ NOIR

West Coast cool jazz at its finest, combining romance, intrigue and the big horn!

The San Jose Mercury News hails Dmitri Matheny as “The first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione.” Mentored by Art Farmer, his soulful sound draws comparisons to Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Tom Harrell and, of course, Farmer, himself. His approach to the flugelhorn, which produces a deeper, mellower tone than the trumpet, is lyrical and melodic, as opposed to most of today’s fiery, blaring brass players.

He has toured extensively with his own stellar band and performed with everyone from Max Roach, Red Holloway, Joe Lovano, and James Moody to the Temptations, Martha Reeves, The Four Tops and the O’Jays.

Matheny puts a fresh spin on the timeless classics, and thrills you with music from Film Noir…melancholy, menacing and mysterious.

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Tierney Sutton Band

Tierney Sutton Band

July 23 — Tierney Sutton Band

The Los Angeles–based Tierney Sutton Band has been together for more than twenty years, reaping praise, awards and seven Grammy nominations (including one for their latest album, Sting Variations) even as they tour internationally and perform at venues such as Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and Carnegie Hall. This tight–knit group has attained a rare rapport while pushing the envelope with their inventive arrangements of the Great American Songbook.

The New York Times calls Sutton “A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” Jazz critic Scott Yanow writes, “One of the top American jazz singers of the past 20 years, Tierney Sutton has a beautiful voice and has always been an expert improviser.”

Most recently, pianist Christian Jacob, Ms. Sutton and the band collaborated with Clint Eastwood, composing and performing the music for the soundtrack of his 2016 movie, “Sully.”

Prepare to be wowed!

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Akira Tana

August 6 Akira Tana and the Secret Agent Band
featuring Annie Sellick, Akiko Tsuruga, James Mahone and Jeff Massanari

Akira Tana brings us a taste of Bond…James Bond…with some of the most compelling movie music of the last half–century, music shaken and stirred.

Jazz journalist Andrew Gilbert calls Tana “A suave and sophisticated drummer with a killer sense of time…” He says, “Tana quietly infiltrated the Bay Area after some two decades in New York City playing with the baddest cats on the scene. He’s a supremely musical drummer.” Those bad cats include Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Hubert Laws, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Lena Horn, Paquito D’Rivera, and the Manhattan Transfer, among others. More recently he has been acclaimed as innovative leader of his own band.

Vocalist Annie Sellick flies from her home in Nashville to join New York–based organist Akiko Tsunga and the others. Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio, says she has “Ella’s playfulness, Carmen’s attitude, Betty’s instincts and Anita’s flair.” True, but she is undeniably an original.

“Nobody Does It Better” than Akira Tana and his Secret Agent Band!

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Montey Alexander

Montey Alexander

August 20 — Monty Alexander

We are so excited to bring the internationally renowned Monty Alexander and his Trio to Filoli’s stage. One of the most sought after jazz pianists in the world, he is ranked in the top five in The Fifty Greatest Piano Players of All Time.

Soon after moving to the U.S. from his native Jamaica, his amazing talent caught the ears of Frank Sinatra and Jilly Rizzo, and he was hired as house pianist at Jilly’s, New York City’s famed club, where he worked with some of the top names in jazz. Mingling Oscar Peterson’s sophistication with Horace Silver’s earthiness, his prime musical objective is to “express the joy of music to all within earshot, regardless of prevailing differences in taste or culture.”

Whether playing straight–ahead jazz, Jamaican Reggaes, Soul, or the music of his idols, Nat ‘King’ Cole and Frank Sinatra, Monty and his Trio will astound you!

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Frank Bey

Catina DeLuna & Lado B Brazilian Project

September 10 — Catina DeLuna & Lado B Brazilian Project
featuring Otmaro Ruiz

“Girl from Ipanema” is a beloved classic, but you ’ve never heard it like this! Vocalist Catina Deluna and pianist Otmaro Ruiz’s inventive, yet reverent version of the Jobim standard garnered a 2015 Grammy nomination and their album, Lado B Brazilian Project, was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album.

Brazilian–born Catina has an impressive string of musical accomplishments as vocalist, pianist, and arranger. She brings a real understanding of Brazilian music and her modern interpretations are fresh and engaging.

Otmaro, born in Venezuela, was Diane Reeve's pianist, arranger and musical director for five years, and has captivated audiences at jazz festivals around the world, performing with Charlie Haden, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, and others.

This authentic South American band will light up Filoli’s stage with their blend of the cherished old and the sparkling new.

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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. Filoli opens at 10:00 am and you may tour the House and Garden before the concert. Entrance lines will open at noon. 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.

Refreshments/Boxed Lunches

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 ($20; 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.