I know I mostly post information about music but these little factoids I just could not resist.
Fenton’s Creamery in Oakland is now open for business but by the crowds I have seen while driving past there, most of you know this already.
East Palo Alto, Ca. will be hosting their annual Collard Green Festival on July 19 and 20.
Okay, here is some music news….
The JSC Best of AIRspace Artists in Residence presents Cedric Brown in I SWING LIKE THAT “In the Life, Into Jazz” with The 1150 Trio featuring Elise Giancola on piano, Glen Iwaoka on drums, Ralph Manak on bass and Duran Rutledge. Directed by Corey Davis. It will held on Friday-Sunday, June 13th-15th 8:00pm at the Jon Sims Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The cost is $10-$15 sliding scale, NOTA. Info & reservations: (415)554-0402 or www.jonsimsctr.org.
By the way, we got to go backstage to meet Shirley Horn after her concert on Friday evening. I am still floating on a musical cloud. She is so cool and gracious. I gave her a kiss on the cheek and thanked her for her wonderful music. She also signed my CD cover. What’s ironic is that I saw her in concert for my first time a few weeks before my 30th birthday and now I am seeing her again just a couple weeks before my 40th birthday. Now that’s a nice early birthday present. Also, a really good friend, gave me another early present that I have dreamed about for years, “The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books“, a 16-CD box set. I screamed like a little kid on Christmas when I opened it. I just stare at it in amazement while I decide which songbook to play first. Thanks JS!!!