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Fred Hersch


Performance Santa Fe concludes its 81st season with a performance for all jazz aficionados: Fred Hersch & Friends! Fred Hersch, praised as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz" (Vanity Fair), has garnered critical acclaim over the past three decades as a musician, composer, and bandleader. Known for bringing unparalleled emotional depth, groundbreaking imagination, and unwavering  ...

Maria Schneider Orchestra


Performance Santa Fe presents the Maria Schneider Orchestra! Hailed as a "national treasure" (NPR), Maria Schneider is one of the greatest big-band composers and leaders in history. Schneider and her 18-member collective of "stratospheric" (The New York Times) jazz geniuses first entered the international spotlight in 1994 with the release of their debut album, Evanescence. Today Schneider and her orchestra  ...

The Hot Sardines


Performance Santa Fe presents The Hot Sardines! Praised as "the charismatic frontrunners of vintage jazz" (The Guardian), The Hot Sardines are jolting back to life the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Django Reinhardt used to make: foot-stomping, "hot jazz" of decades past. With the intoxicating sounds of a roaring three-man horn section, lilting voice of a one-of-the-boys chanteuse,  ...

Cécile McLorin Salvant


Performance Santa Fe presents rising jazz star Cécile McLorin Salvant! At just 28 years of age, Cécile McLorin Salvant is already lauded as one of the best jazz singers of our time. Catapulted into the international spotlight after winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk Vocal Jazz Competition, Salvant has gone on to win a Grammy for  ...

The Soul of New Orleans


Performance Santa Fe is thrilled to present music legends Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet! Blues vocalist Irma Thomas—revered as the Soul Queen of New Orleans—has become one of the Crescent City’s most beloved and honored musical ambassadors since her recording career began over five decades ago. The Grammy Award-winner and  ...