Happy Black Music Month!!!
There is some spectacular music happening in the Bay Area this weekend but before we get started, I wanted to mention the following upcoming concerts:
Carmen Lundy – Yoshi’s Oakland – June 16 & 17 – Shows at 8 and 10pm – Come see Carmen in a rare Bay Area performance. She is a wonderful musician and her voice is truly gift.
Rachelle Ferrell is coming back to the Bay Area this fall at the intimate Rrazz Room – November 3-6. This room is intimate and cozy so tickets will definitely sell out fast.
My Picks for the Weekend:
Healdsburg Jazz Festival – The ‘One Voice: An Afternoon of Vocal Jazz Concert today and Latin Jazz All-Stars Concert on Sunday have been moved to the Jackson Theater (4400 Day School Pl., Santa Rosa.)
Hiromi @ Yoshi’s San Francisco through Sunday – 8 and 10pm
Joey DeFrancesco @ Yoshi’s Oakland through Sunday – 8 and 10pm
Larry Smith @ The Jazzschool – Saturday @ 8 pm
SFJAZZ – Lee Ritenour with Dave Grusin – Herbst Theatre – Sunday @ 7 pm
IMPULSE! Mondays John Coltrane featuring Marcus Shelby Trio featuring Mel Martin and Howard Wiley – Yoshi’s SF will host concerts on Mondays through the month of June celebrating the 50th anniversary of Impulse Records.
Little Brown Brother @ Birdland Jazz – Saturday @ 8:30 pm
Craig Horton Blues Band, with Gee Gee Amos @ Birdland Jazz – Saturday @ 11 pm
Eric Swinderman Quartet @ 57th Street Gallery Oakland – Saturday @ 8-11 pm
Kenny Hawkins Latin Groove Project @ 57th Street Gallery Oakland – Sunday @ 7-10 pm
Blue Monday Jazz Jam Session with Calvin Keys and Khalil Shaheed @ 57th Street Gallery – Monday – 7-10 pm
The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Celebration at the Freight & Salvage! ($10.50 advance, $12.50 at the door) – Monday, June 06, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Jazz and Democracy Project Fundraiser – Infusion Lounge – 124 Ellis Street – SF – 6-9:30 pm – The Jazz and Democracy Project, under the direction of Dr. Wesley Watkins IV, brings jazz education to students around the Bay Area. In a time where the support for music and arts are drying up in our schools, Jazz and Democracy is very vital and keeps jazz alive.
Supper and Song Series – St Alban’s Parish Hall, 1501 Washington Ave, Albany – Wednesday – 6:45 pm – This month featuring Frank Jackson, Lisa Lindsley, Marscha, and Barry Warren performing Great American Songbook standards, originals and re-discovered gems.
STILL BLACK, STILL PROUD – An African Tribute to James Brown – Featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Vusi Mahlasela, Cheikh Lo – Yoshi’s Oakland – June 9 & 10 – Shows at 8 and 10 pm.
Photo of Oakland Skyline from Lake Merritt by James Knox. All rights reserved.
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