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…

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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…Read more

Club Mandalay

International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco

Come on out and Chill Out at our Club Mandalay PopUp live music club and I-Hotel Bakes Cafe on Friday, January 11th!

This month we will be featuring Kul-Jazz and Standard Jazz sets starting at 7pm with the I-Hotel's house band "The Autonomous Region". Holding it down as usual with vocalist Caroline Cabading will be Raymond Bambao on Bass, Harold Ohashi on Drums and guest musicians Jibril Alvarez on piano, Frank Holder and Patrick Tamayo on percussion.