SCFTA announces award-winning Cabaret, Jazz and Chamber musical artists for the 2024-2025 season

Segerstrom Center for the Arts brings an exceptional array of Cabaret, Jazz and Chamber music performances for the 2024-2025 season. Artists of each genre have been thoughtfully curated to bring enriching and diverse musical experiences to patrons of Orange County. This season promises a blend of returning favorites and exciting newcomers, ensuring a year full of spectacular music. The Samueli Theater is well-regarded for debuting Grammy® Award-winning artists and is thrilled to welcome world-class talents on stage for intimate evenings of beautiful music.

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Eric McCormack – October 17-19

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Laura Bell Bundy – October 17-19

The Cabaret Series will provide the intimate ambience of a traditional cabaret club with a diverse collection of theater, music and comedy artists in the Samueli Theater. The series will open with a performance from Tony® Award-winning actress and singer Joaquina Kalukango best known for her role as Nelly O’ Brien in Paradise Square and continues with special performances from Broadway stars Eric McCormack and Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Claybourne Elder and Cheyenne Jackson. The series will conclude with the hilarious Hamilton satire: Spamilton: An American Parody.

2024-2025 Cabaret Series Line-up

Joaquina Kalukango | September 19-21

Eric McCormack and Laura Bell Bundy | October 17-19

Jason Robert Brown with Anika Noni Rose | November 7-9

Kerry Butler | January 23-25, 2025

Claybourne Elder | February 20-22, 2025

Cheyenne Jackson | April 10-12, 2025

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“Spamilton: An American Parody” – May 15-17, 2025

Spamilton: An American Parody | May 15-17, 2025

Audiences will be ecstatic with the Jazz Series, as it returns with Grammy® Award-winning jazz vocalist Samara Joy to bring warm grooves to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with her smooth yet powerful vocals. In a fabulous coincidence, the jazz series will provide two 80th birthday celebrations, one of Monty Alexander, and one of Ivan Lins with Pacific Jazz Orchestra. Grammy® Award-winning all-male acapella group Take 6 will provide a festive performance at Take 6 Christmas, and other well acclaimed jazz artists will include Sean Mason Quintet and the Emmet Cohen Trio.

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Samara Joy – September 20

2024 – 2025 Jazz Series Line-up

An Evening with Samara Joy | September 20

Sean Mason Quintet | October 5

Monty Alexander, 80th Birthday Celebration | November 16

Take 6 Christmas | December 15

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Emmet Cohen Trio – April 5, 2025

Pacific Jazz Orchestra – Ivan Lins 80th Birthday Celebration | January 17, 2025

Emmet Cohen Trio | April 5, 2025

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Matthew Aucoin – November 14, 2025

The Chamber Series will bring back several Center favorites to perform a wide array of uniquely diverse and enriching repertoires. Returning artists for the 2024-2025 Chamber Series include Esmé Quartet, Fauré Quartett, Takács Quartet and David Requiro, Calidore String Quartet performing a world premiere piece commissioned for the series, Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Les Arts Florissants, and Jordi Savall with Hespèrion XXI to perform Music of Fire and Love. Matthew Aucoin and Connor Hanick will make their Chamber Series debut as a piano duo featuring a world-premiere piece.

2024 – 2025 Chamber Series Line-up

Esmé Quartet | October 24

Fauré Quartett | November 6

Matthew Aucoin and Conor Hanick | November 14

Takács Quartet and David Requiro, Cello | February 14, 2025

Calidore String Quartet | March 6, 2025

Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Les Arts Florissants | March 23, 2025

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Hesperion XXI – April 16, 2025

Jordi Savall with Hespèrion XXI – Music of Fire and Love | April 16, 2025

Subscriptions for the Cabaret, Jazz and Chamber Series are available now. Tickets for individual performances will go on sale later. Visit the Center’s website at for more information. For Group sales, call 714.755.0236. Regular Cabaret and Chamber Series enthusiasts should be advised that for the 2024-2025 season, most Cabaret and Chamber concerts will have an earlier starting time of 7 p.m.

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