Welcome to Kul Jazz

The Autonomous Region performs both classic standards and modern arrangements of jazz favorites. Led by vocalist Caroline Cabading, this tradition-rooted ensemble also presents original compositions that fuse jazz with kulintang, a pre-colonial music of the Philippines.  

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Presenting Kul Jazz

Hot off the editing machine is this slideshow honoring the 1977 International Hotel Anti-Eviction Struggle that features new song selections, including in order of appearance: a traditional kulintang song, "Kasulampid", our first Kul Jazz tune, "The Birth of Kul", and…Read more

Staying Awake and Protecting Sown Seeds

So much has happened to the Autonomous crew in just a week's time!   

We've gone from spontaneous hula at Leap Year baby Raymond's "11th" birthday party at the I-Hotel on February 27th . . . to musically celebrating African-American…

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The Manilatown Jazz Scene


Our first performance of 2016 (January 31st)  was also the first  Club Mandalay PopUp jazz club of the year at the I-Hotel Center - and boy did we start the year off great with a packed house of familiar and…Read more

Club Mandalay

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International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Join us for another afternoon of non-stop fun at Club Mandalay!

Get ready to smile, dance and enjoy an unforgettable experience at the International Hotel Manilatown Center. This in-person event will bring together jazz and traditional Philippine music lovers and community enthusiasts from all around the Bay Area. With a vibrant atmosphere and a lineup of talented musicians Club Mandalay promises to keep you grooving all afternoon. Don't miss out on this incredible afternoon of music, friends, and good vibes in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown-North Beach district!

This month we're excited to present the two house bands of the International Hotel Manilatown Center!

Starting us off will be the Manilatown Ancestral Ensemble featuring Caroline Cabading, Raymond Bambao, Jibril Alvarez, Tony Daquipa, Lisa Lord, Camille Santana, Frances Cachapero, Daniel Giray, Marcella Pabros-Clark and Patrick Tamayo offering a set of pre-colonial Philippine music and dance.

After a short break our The Autonomous Region (performing as the Manilatown Jazz Ensemble), will take to the stage with Caroline Cabading on Vocals, Raymond Bambao on Bass, Harold Ohashi on Drums, and Rey Cristobal on piano!

We hope to see you here at this FREE family-friendly event!

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