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Villa Montalvo

THE MONTALVO performing-arts series spreads over a wide variety of media, including a jazz series that could easily stand on its own.

Where: Most concerts are at outdoor Garden Theatre, Villa Montalvo, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga
How Much: $28-$65
Info: 408.961.5858; Ticketmaster; www.villamontalvo.org
Tip: Don't forget to layer--it can get chilly on fall evenings.

Sept. 10: Spyro Gyra with Lee Ritenour. 7:30pm.
Sept. 12: Chris Botti and Brian Culbertson. 8pm.
Sept. 18: Peter Cincotti. 7:30pm at the Carriage House Theatre.
Sept. 19: Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson, a Co-Present with the San Jose Jazz Society. 8pm.
Sept. 21: Remembering Shakti, Featuring John Mclaughlin and Zakir Hussain. 7:30pm.
Sept. 28: Keiko Matsui, Craig Chaquico and Mindi Abair. 3pm on the Front Lawn.
Oct. 26: Stanley Jordan and Muriel Anderson. 7:30pm at the Carriage House Theatre.
Oct. 30: Wynton Marsalis Sextet. 7:30pm at the Fox Theatre, Redwood City. Tickets are higher for this show, ranging from $45 to $75.
Nov. 14: Tuck & Patti. 7 and 9:30pm at the Carriage House Theatre

Monterey Jazz Festival

NOW IN ITS 46th year, the venerable festival continues to draw a wide spectrum of names, not just in straight-ahead jazz but also in blues, funk and soul. This year's lineup is headed by the Herbie Hancock Quartet with Bobby Hutcherson, Nnenna Freelong, the Neville Brothers, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Along Came Betty and the Global Funk Council. Fusion fans will make a point of catching the reunion of guitarist John McLaughlin and tabla player Zakir Hussain. The event sprawls over seven stages and three days.

Where: The Monterey County Fairgrounds
When: Sept. 19-21
How Much: General admission $25 Friday, $35 Saturday-Sunday
Info: 925.275.9255; www.montereyjazzfestival.org

San Francisco Jazz Festival

TWO AND A HALF weeks of serious big-city jazz. The highlights include two piano greats in solo concerts, McCoy Tyner (Oct. 23) and Cecil Taylor (Oct. 30); Maria Muldaur and Dan Hicks working out on the Peggy Lee songbook (Nov. 2); and a supertrio of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette (Nov. 9).

Where: The Masonic auditorium, the Herbst Theatre, the Palace of Fine Arts Theater and Bimbo's
When: Oct. 23-Nov. 9
How Much: $22-$50
Info: 415.776.1999, www.sfjazz.org

T-Bar Lounge

A NEW CLUB weighs in with some jazz bookings

Where: Inside Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose
When: 8pm
Info: 408.283.0200; www.tosps.com

Sept. 25: Full Spectrum Jazz Band. 8pm.
Oct. 4: The Omar Sosa Quintet. Presented by the San Jose Jazz Society; $30/$35 ($65/$75 for dessert reception)

Hedley Club

THE SWANK club's September highlights include Wally Schanlle and the Darryl Rowe Quartet.

Where: De Anza Hotel, 233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose
When: Live jazz Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30pm
Info: 408.286.1000; www.hoteldeanza.com

Sept. 12: Wally Schnalle
Sept. 19: Steve Czarnecki's Soul and Jazz Quintet
Sept. 27: Darryl Rowe Quartet

The Edge

THE PALO ALTO club presents jazz vocalist Jennifer Lee this month.

Where: 260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
Info: 650.298.0222; http://theedge.club.net

Sept. 21: Jennifer Lee, jazz vocalist. 3pm show.

The Agenda

Where: 399 S. First St., San Jose
How Much: Free with dinner or $10
Info: 408.287.3991

Sept. 12: Anton Schwartz
Sept. 13: Wally Schanlle
Sept. 19: Modesto Briseno
Sept. 20: No Debate Jazz
Sept. 26: The Player's Quintet
Sept. 27: Barton Taylor

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Where: 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz
When: Usually Mondays at 7 and 9pm
How Much: Varies by act
Info: 831.427.2227; www.kuumbwajazz.org

Season Highlights

Sept. 29: Branford Marsalis
Oct. 6: Michael Brecker Quartet
Oct. 13: Rebeca Mauleon; Melting Pot: Music of Migration, a Kuumbwa-commissioned piece
Oct. 30: Dianne Reeves

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