I have been enjoying some wonderful music this week. I saw jazz violinist Regina Carter on Tuesday and Wednesday night and jazz vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn last night at Yoshi’s. I caught Regina both nights for only $10 per night. I am still formulating the words to describe both of these great woman and I promise to expound on each of them later next week. In short, they were both spectacular. If you missed Regina, she will be back in April and Shirley will be here through the weekend. Soulful jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan will be there June 19-22.
Tonight, I am going to see the Berkeley High School Jazz Band in their final concert of the season at 7pm at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater – Berkeley High School (Allston & M.L.K. Jr Way).
Tomorrow, I will be checking out singers Lenny (oh, oh, oh….) Williams (3:00pm) and Oleta Adams (4:30pm) at the Port of Oakland PortFest 2003 event.
Friday night, neo-soul artist Musiq with special guests Vivian Green and Aaries will be at The Fillmore.
Ledisi won the California Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Album for her Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue album. She will be signing autographs at Rasputin Music in Berkeley on Saturday, July 5 at 1:00pm. Also, check out the Rasputin in-store calendar for upcoming special events including genre music parties with 10% discounts.