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

Autonomous at Lion's Den Lounge

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Lion's Den Bar and Lounge, 57 Wentworth Place, San Francisco

Looking for that perfect "date night" swanky venue where you can order cocktails and appetizers while listening to Jazz Standards or dancing to R&B Covers? Then Lion's Den is the place for you and Autonomous is the band for you. We'll warm up the evening with some cool jazz and gradually bring in the your R&B dance favorites. We'll be here all night - so come on by when you can. No cover, but if you would like to reserve a table, please visit the website at: www.lionsdenbarandlounge.com

Chinatown Music Festival

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Portsmouth Square, 745 Kearny Street, San Francisco

SAVE THE DATE for the Autonomous Region's performance at the Chinatown Music Festival. Exact time still to be determined, but the festival will run from 11am-5pm. Please check back for our exact performance time.

Sounds of Summer Music Series

St. Paul's Square, 120 East J Street, Benicia

Please join The Autonomous Region as we lend vibrancy to Downtown Benicia this summer at the Sounds of Summer Music Series. Feel free to stop by for a song or two as you join other shoppers and diners strolling by First & J Streets.