Don’t say it’s over…
I have lived in the Bay Area for 10 years now. September is my favorite month. The weather is usually hot and there is something fun to do every weekend.
On Saturday, I started off the day by walking in the East Bay AIDS Walk
around Lake Merritt in Oakland. I later went to an outdoor concert at Yerba Buena Gardens
to see jazz sax legend John Handy and Friends
on vocals, David K. Matthews
on piano, Jeff Chambers
on bass, Akira Tana
on drums, Carlos Reyes
on violin and harp, and a wonderful string section. Next stop, was the Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival
benefitting Project Open Hand. Unfortunately, I got there less than 30 minutes before closing and was unable to purchase tickets to try any of the tasty treats. Not to worry, the festival opens on Sunday at 12pm but get there early because there will be long lines.
Today, I am headed up to the Russian River Jazz Festival
at Johnson Beach in Guernville. Today’s lineup includes Earl Klugh, George Duke, Urban Jazz Coalition, Guitars & Saxes 2008: Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Lorber & Jeff Golub, Terrence Brewer, and Forté. Bring your water and sunscreen for it will be a hot day of music. Also, Sarah Wilson Brass Tonic opens the Jazz at Intersection at the de Young Museum Sunday Concert Series
Here are just a few of the upcoming events this month that I definitely want to checkout.