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Tonight!!! José James @ The New Parish in Oakland

Tonight!!! José James @ The New Parish in Oakland

Just in case you missed seeing the incredible José James at Yoshi’s San Francisco Thursday night, you have another opportunity to see him tonight at The New Parish in Oakland. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $20. Don’t sleep on this for he is definitely the real deal. Check out the soulful grooves of […]


The Terry Hilliard ‘El Bajo’ Latin Jazz Experience @ La Penca Azul in Alameda – August 7 @ 3pm

The Terry Hilliard 'El Bajo' Latin Jazz Experience @ La Penca Azul in Alameda - August 7 @ 3pm

The Terry Hilliard ‘El Bajo’ Latin Jazz Experience @ La Penca Azul in Alameda – August 7 @ 3pm The Terry Hilliard ‘El Bajo’ Latin Jazz Experience, led by West Coast Jazz & Latin Jazz Legend John ‘Terry’ Hilliard on Bass will perform every first Sunday, starting August 7 at 3pm at La Penca Azul […]


Friends of Golden Gate Library Present 21st Annual Jazz on Sunday Series

This Sunday, Trisha Gold & Her Friends will perform at 3pm at Golden Gate Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California. This concert is part of the Friends of Golden Gate Library 21st Annual Jazz on Sundays Summer Concert Series which runs through August 28. Concerts are held every Sunday at 3pm (doors open at […]


Healthcare Benefit for Dayna Stephens – All-Star Musicians’ Tribute Monday July 4 @ Yoshi’s SF

Healthcare Benefit for Dayna Stephens – All-Star Musicians’ Tribute Monday July 4 at Yoshi’s San Francisco Many of you know saxophonist Dayna Stephens as a popular face in the local Jazz scene. On Monday July 4th, The All-Star Bay Area Musician’s Community is coming together to support him while he waits on a dire kidney […]


Chick-Fest 2011

Chick-Fest 2011

Chick-Fest 2011 celebrates the friendship and music of Leon ‘Chick’ Freeman and John ‘Terry’ Hilliard. These great musicians have been playing music together for over 50 years. Hilliard is also a member of the Junius Courtney Big Band, who will be in concert at Yoshi’s Oakland with show at 8 and 10pm. Chick-Fest will host […]


Impulse Mondays @ Yoshi’s SF

Impulse Mondays @ Yoshi's SF

In 2011, Impulse Records will mark two major milestones: the label’s 50th anniversary, and the 85th anniversary of John Coltrane’s birth. Coltrane, who inspired Impulse’s nickname The House That Trane Built, is arguably the greatest artist in the label’s storied history. Yoshi’s San Francisco will celebrate these milestones with Impulse Mondays with some of the […]


Groovin’ Around The Bay – June 2, 2011

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. […]


Healdsburg Jazz Festival is Here!

Healdsburg Jazz Festival is Here!

Are you ready? For the next 10 evenings, Healdsburg, CA will be filled with jazz. There is something for everyone. This is the 13th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival and it is not to be missed. I have had the pleasure of hearing some of the finest in jazz at this festival. Festival season now begins!!! […]


Groovin’ Around The Bay – May 20, 2011

Groovin' Around The Bay - May 20, 2011

My Picks for the Weekend: Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Presents SF Jazz Giants – Friday @ 8pm (Frank Jackson, Larry Vuckovich, and Al Obidinskl) Ranzel Merritt Quartet on Friday at 8pm and Stephanie Crawford on Saturday at 8pm at 57th Street Art Gallery in Oakland John Santos Sextet – Birdland Jazzista Social Club – Friday […]


11th Annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival This Saturday!

11th Annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival This Saturday!

Eastside Arts Alliance presents 11th Annual MALCOLM X JAZZARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, May 21, 2011 11am – 7pm San Antonio Park, Oakland (18th Avenue/Foothill Blvd) FREE www.eastsideartsalliance.org On the main jazz stage we will be featuring: 12:00pm – John Santos Sextet (http://www.johnsantos.com/) 2:00pm – The Grassroots Composers Ensemble 4:00pm – The Abraham Burton Trio* (http://www.abrahamburton.com/) 6:00pm […]


Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Presents San Francisco’s Jazz Giants – May 20

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Presents San Francisco's Jazz Giants - May 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Presents in conjunction with The Wine Bar at the Plaza Bistro Jazz in the Backroom 420 1st Street East Sonoma, CA 707.996.4466 Every Friday, 7-10 pm Friday, May 20th, 2011 San Francisco’s Jazz Giants Vocalist Frank Jackson Larry Vuckovich on piano & Al Obidinski on bass Master […]


Napa Valley Jazz Society Presents Trumpeter Khalil Shaheed in Concert Today at 4pm

Napa Valley Jazz Society Presents Trumpeter Khalil Shaheed in Concert Today at 4pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2011 phone: (707) 224-JAZZ info@NapaValleyJazzSociety.org Napa Valley Jazz Society Presents “Khalil Shaheed Quartet” WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:00 pm WHAT: Khalil Shaheed Quartet (KSQ) featuring renown jazz trumpeter Khalil Shaheed, with the amazing rhythm section of the Bay Area Legend Eddie Marshall on drums, Glen Pearson on piano and […]


The Grassroots Composers Ensemble at EastSide Arts Alliance Tonight!

The Grassroots Composers Ensemble at EastSide Arts Alliance Tonight!

Every First Friday EastSide Arts Alliance has been presenting an extraordinary group of jazz musicians – THE GRASSROOTS COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE. Join us tonight – FRIDAY, MAY 6 from 8-10pm for an evening of beautiful sounds and good company. Each concert with this group is profound and moving. Audiences have appreciated the opportunity to listen to […]


Music around the Bay this weekend…

Music around the Bay this weekend...

This is a quick post. I will make it pretty later. Valerie Troutt is at The Jazzschool tonight at 8pm. Oleta Adams is at The Rrazz Room through Saturday. Goapele is at Yoshi’s San Francisco through Sunday. Rachelle Ferrell is at Yoshi’s Oakland through Sunday. It is another great weekend to go hear and support […]


Clairdee @ The Rrazz Room Tonight!!!

Clairdee @ The Rrazz Room Tonight!!!

Song stylist Clairdee will be performing “Mad About Gershwin” at The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco tonight. This is her Rrazz Room debut so let’s pack out the house. I first saw Clairdee perform in 2002 at Yoshi’s Oakland. She featured the music of Rodgers & Hart that evening. We came […]


8 days of music

8 days of music

Over the next 8 days, I will see 9 music performers. I am very excited. Tonight, I am seeing the Ronnie Laws Quartet at Yoshi’s San Francisco in celebration of his new release, Voices in the Water. Below is a complete list of concerts: 02/20 Performance and Lecture: Jazz in the Gallery @ MoAD (Museum […]


Clairdee’s 8th Annual Christmas Show at Yoshi’s San Francisco on Christmas Eve!

I cannot think of a better way to start off your Christmas than to see Clairdee’s 8th Annual Christmas Show at Yoshi’s San Francisco on Christmas Eve. This show sells out quickly so please get your tickets soon. See you there!!!


Sirens of Song kick off Napa Valley Jazz Society’s holiday season

Sirens of Song kick off Napa Valley Jazz Society's holiday season

For immediate release November 8, 2010 Contact: www.napavalleyjazz society.org Cavallaro photos: http://www.redheadmusic.com/pages/media_kit.htm The Napa Valley Jazz Society’s Parlor Jazz Series continues on Sunday, November 28 with three of the Bay Area’s top vocalists, billed as the Sirens of Song. The 4 p.m. concert will be held at Silo’s, Napa’s premiere music club in the historic […]


Ladies of Jazz @ Theater On San Pedro Square – 11/5

Ladies of Jazz @ Theater On San Pedro Square - 11/5

Ladies of Jazz All Female Jazz Singer/Songwriters Concert Don’t miss a fun filled evening with the Ladies of Jazz Singer/Songwriters Leanne Weatherly, Cathi Walkup, Jennifer Lee and Melissa Dinwiddie. All four Bay Area ladies will perform their own original material from comical swing to beautiful, touching ballads with a jazz trio backing them up. This show was […]


Cotton Club Revue @ Broadway Grill – 10/20

Wedensday, 10/20 – 7pm Broadway Grill – Burlingame Denise Perrier, David Hardiman’s Quintet, Rhonda Benin, Nicolas Bearde and Pure Ecstacy’s Preston Turner as Cab Calloway in the Cotton Club Revue. This should be a really fun show!


Shirley Horn – Embers and Ashes/Where Are You Going Reissue

Shirley Horn - Embers and Ashes/Where Are You Going Reissue

Oh happy day!!! Last month, Shirley Horn’s first album, “Embers and Ashes” recorded in 1960 and her “Where Are You Going” album, which was released in 1972, were reissued on a 2 LP on 1 CD reissue on Fresh Sounds Records. I have been waiting for “Embers and Ashes” to be released on CD since […]


Ian Carey Quintet @ Coda – 10/13

Trumpeter Ian Carey and his quintet will be playing at Coda in San Francisco on Wednesday, 10/13 from 7-11pm. Go see live music!!!


Chick Corea Trio at Yoshi’s in Oakland 10/11-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CHICK COREA’S NEW TRIO TO PLAY 4-NIGHT RUN AT YOSHI’S OAKLAND Young Masters to Join Corea October 11-14: Bassist Christian McBride and Drummer Brian Blade OAKLAND, CA (18 August 2010) – Sixteen-time Grammy winner Chick Corea will convene an all-star trio for a four-night run of performances at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in […]


Jeff Hamilton Trio to Play for Napa Valley Jazz Society

Drummer Jeff Hamilton, Trio to Play for Napa Valley Jazz Society For Immediate Release October 4, 2010                                                                                                                                                                Contact: Bill Hart bill@napavalleyjazzsociety.org Perennial poll winning drummer Jeff Hamilton will bring his trio to the Robert Mondavi Winery as part of the Napa Valley Jazz Society’s continuing Parlor Jazz series on Sunday, October 10. Hamilton, […]