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Upcoming Events

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Touch of Brass Tribute to

Tower of Power

August 17, 8 pm

San Jose’s Touch of Brass pays tribute to Tower of Power

Okay, San Jose! You asked! They’re back!

Having sold-out their Tower of Power tribute twice in the last few years, Tabard is pleased to present San Jose-based big band Touch of Brass in their tribute concert to Tower of Power, the renowned Oakland-based band that emerged in the 1970s as a horn-driven dynamic blend of R&B, soul, funk, and AM pop.

Here’s your chance to experience the music of the group that helped push the sound of brass-infused music into the rock era. And hearing it in Tabard’s intimate space will create an experience you won’t soon forget. It will be something you’ll talk about for a long time.

Come hear and feel Touch of Brass’  21-piece big band pay tribute to Tower of Power, America’s funkiest band celebrating over 50 years of sweet soul music!

Come get funky, like a bowlegged monkey!

Tabard’s 19th Season

Tabard Season Event

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of

the Crown Jewel

West Coast Premiere

Sept. 13-Oct. 6

Based on the Sherlock Holmes Adventures
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The game’s afoot as Sherlock Holmes recruits a group of London street urchins to help him and trusty Dr. Watson crack a case that could affect the future of the British Empire! This lively, clever musical mystery adventure leads you on a merry chase from Baker Street to the Tower of London!

Come at once if convenient —if inconvenient come all the same. —S. Holmes

Tabard Event

The Bills in Concert

September 25, 8pm

High impact acoustic folk music quintet from the West Coast of Canada. They have developed a unique sound, blending traditional influences from around North America and the rest of the globe in crafting their own vocal and instrumental music.

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Not a Genuine Black Man

September 28

Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland, offers a unique blend of laughter, tears, and social commentary. Copeland is a master entertainer who engages his audience with true stories and memories that are at turns, funny, often mind-blowing, usually astounding and always genuinely honest. Written and performed by Brian Copeland. Developed by David Ford and Brian Copeland. Directed by David Ford

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South Bay Composers Concert

October 12

The Nineteen Jazz Orchestra in association with The Tabard Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of the South Bay Composers Concert.

This concert event, originally conceived and hosted by Gus Kambeitz and San Jose Jazz back in 2009, offered an amazing opportunity for composers of any age or ability to have their compositions realized and performed by a professional big band jazz ensemble.  

NINETEEN Composers Concert Competition

The Nineteen Jazz Orchestra in association with The Tabard Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of the South Bay Composers Concert Competition. We are accepting big band or other jazz compositions with all the parts orchestrated and arranged, and submissions for compositions that may need arrangement assistance and may only have a few parts to be performed by a small group.

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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate is a group led by pianist/arranger and movie buff, Kevin McCullough. Fronted by sultry singer, Lauren Halliwell, and backed by horns and a killin’ rhythm section, they play music from spy movies, detective shows, film noir, and the like! If you mixed James Bond and Jessica Rabbit up with some fresh arrangements ranging from salsa to swing, surf to heartfelt ballads, that would be the DDJS in a nutshell! After mostly doing some smaller trio versions of the group or private parties around the bay for a time, they are happy to return to play for the public in downtown San Jose, where they first took flight!  — not only in full force, but with special guests on percussion as well!  

Youth Performing Arts Programs

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Tabard’s Summer Camps are fun adventures in musical theatre for youth of all skill levels! Each summer, we conduct two 1-week sessions and one 2-week session. Session I is for children ages 6 to 10, Session II is for children 7 to 12 and session III (two week) is for children/youth ages 8 to 14. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tabard Theatre.

Now Hiring Teachers

for Our After-school

Theatre Programs

The Tabard Theatre Company is now seeking qualified, experienced theatre teachers to work in our after-school theatre programs for children, grades K through 5.

For more information go to the button link above.

If interested contact our education director, Raul Avina.


Admission-Free Nerd Nite

August 27

Nerd Nite is a boozy, playful, and educational lecture series found in cities all around the world. Enjoy 20 minute talks from scientists, historians, game designers, and other nerds over drinks.

Directions to Tabard Theatre

29 N. San Pedro Street, Suite 200 | San Jose, CA 95110

Theatre on San Pedro Square

29 North San Pedro Street, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95110