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

Previous events


Parol Festival

Jessie Square, 736 Mission , San Francisco

Celebrate the Winter Holiday with the beautiful lights of the Parol Festival . . . set to the Kulintang-Jazz music of Autonomous! This FREE annual event is always family-friendly.


Justice & Diversity Center Annual Gala

Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA

Autonomous is happy to once again be the reception music providers at the Annual Gala of the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

This is the Event of the Season for the Bay Area legal community where they celebrate their combined investment in justice and diversity.

Manilatown Suite

International Hotel Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA

Please join us for a second showing of our latest concert of Filipino-American Jazz, "Manilatown Suite".

Funded in part by both the San Francisco Arts Commission and the California Arts Council this concert tells the story of Historic Manilatown, the International Hotel Eviction and today's Manilatown community through music, movement and words.

This is a FREE family-friendly event!