Music News/Info

Terrence Brewer and Citizen Rhythm on October 26 @ Yoshi’s SF

TERRENCE BREWER AND CITIZEN RHYTHM WILL PERFORM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010, 9PM AT YOSHI’S SAN FRANCISCO LOUNGE, 1330 FILLMORE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94115, 415.655.5600 $7 www.CitizenRhythm.com Yoshi’s Lounge Website: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/1547 YOSHI’S SF ‘LATE NIGHT LIVE TUESDAY’S’ PRESENTED BY ‘BAY VIBES’ Bay Vibes Website: http://www.bayvibessf.com/fr_bayvibes.cfm (Alameda, CA, September 30, 2010) – Medeski, Martin, and Wood, SouLive, Miles Davis, and Cream […]


Amanda King to debut in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at The Metropolitan Room – 10/7 & 8

Amanda King to debut in NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at The Metropolitan Room SAN FRANCISCO, CA SEPTEMBER 28, 2010:  Jazz and cabaret singer Amanda King will make her New York City debut with two important shows on October 7th and 8th.  Invited to sing at the Opening Night Gala of the 21st New York Cabaret Convention presented by The Mabel […]


Summer is not over yet…

Earlier this evening, I saw Latin Jazz singer Isaac Delgado with Freddy Cole at Yoshi’s Oakland. They were excellent. Delgado’s latest release, L-O-V-E, celebrates the music of Nat King Cole and features Freddy Cole on several songs. The great duo will be performing through Sunday. Yoshi’s Oakland and San Francisco have lots of great shows […]


Guitar Fest 2010 f/t Guitarists Terrence Brewer, Hristo Vitchev, and Rick Vandivier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTH BAY LIVE PRESENTS GUITAR FEST 2010 FEATURING MULTI-AWARD WINNING GUITARIST TERRENCE BREWER ALONG WITH GUITARISTS HRISTO VITCHEV, AND RICK VANDIVIER ON FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010, 7:30PM, $15 AT THE THEATER ON SAN PEDRO SQUARE, 29 NORTH SAN PEDRO STREET, SAN JOSE CA (Alameda, CA, April 29, 2010) – South Bay Live, […]


Andy Bey Nominated for Best Male Singer of the Year by Jazz Journalist Association/Live NYC Appearance

Collin Artists is proud to announce that jazz vocalist/pianist, ANDY BEY is a finalist for a prestigious 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award in the category of: Male Singer of the Year. Professional members of the Jazz Journalists Association will vote on nominees in 41 categories celebrating excellence in jazz music, production, presentation and digital, […]


Junius Courtney Big Band on 2/27 and 2/28

We’ve got a double-header coming up on SAT Feb 27 (Berkeley) and SUN Feb 28 (SF). We hope you can make it! Here are the details: Calling All Dancers! SATURDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 27 8:00 pm The NEW Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison Street between Milvia and Shattuck, downtown Berkeley A CONCERT AND DANCE! The […]


Vocalist Whitney James Celebrates Release of Stunning Debut CD “The Nature of Love” In Concert 2/4

VOCALIST WHITNEY JAMES CELEBRATES RELEASE OF STUNNING DEBUT CD “THE NATURE OF LOVE” IN CONCERT, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 in SF “Whitney James ain’t your typically thin-voiced, self-obsessed pseudo-diva. She’s got a spine-tingling presence” – James Kirchmer, The Stranger “A startlingly impressive and mature debut CD.” – Philip Booth, St. Petersburg Times Join world-class vocalist Whitney […]


“A Great Night in the Fillmore” – Benefit Concert for The California Jazz Foundation

“A GREAT NIGHT IN THE FILLMORE” Benefit Concert for The California Jazz Foundation John Handy, NEA Jazz Master 2010: Bobby Hutcherson, Tuck & Patti, Denny Zeitlin, The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir Hosted by Rita Moreno, Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner, legendary singer, dancer, and […]


Internationally Renowned Violinist Regina Carter Releasing Reverse Thread on May 18

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED VIOLINIST REGINA CARTER RELEASING REVERSE THREAD, A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN FOLK MUSIC EI Entertainment to Release REVERSE THREAD on May 18th When preeminent violinist Regina Carter made the decision to record an album primarily of African folk tunes, she created a great challenge for herself: how do you take beautiful traditional music and […]


Parlor Jazz Series presents An Evening with Napa Valley Jazz All-Stars and Special Guests on 1/31

The NAPA VALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY Parlor Jazz Series Presents An Evening With NAPA VALLEY JAZZ ALL-STARS and SPECIAL GUESTS Chris Amberger – Kent Cohea – Mimi Fox –Wesla Whitfield – Mike Greensill – Mary Jenson – Noel Jewkes – Denise Perrier – Alan U’Ren – Larry Vuckovich – Benny Barth – Wesla Whitfield – Herb […]


Patti Austin @ Yoshi’s San Francisco November 20-22

I am so excited about seeing Patti Austin tomorrow night at Yoshi’s San Francisco. See you there! Posted in: Music News/Info, Yoshi’s. Tagged: jazz · Patti Austin · r&b · San Francisco · Yoshi’s


Two Upcoming Concerts with Award-Winning Guitarist Terrence Brewer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWO UPCOMING CONCERTS WITH AWARD WINNING GUITARIST TERRENCE BREWER GUITARIST TERRENCE BREWER PERFORMS AT CODA, SAN FRNACISCO’S NEWEST JAZZ SUPPER CLUB ON DECEMBER 12, 2009 AND AT THE LEGENDARY BACH DANCING AND DYNAMITE SOCTIETY DOUGLAS BEACH HOUSE ON JANUARY 17, 2010 (Alameda, CA, November 10, 2009) – Along with media and radio […]


Bandleader Ramsey Lewis To Release Concord Jazz Debut

Bandleader Ramsey Lewis To Release Concord Jazz Debut

ICONIC JAZZ PIANIST AND BANDLEADER RAMSEY LEWIS TO RELEASE CONCORD JAZZ DEBUT SEPTEMBER 29TH SONGS FROM THE HEART INCLUDES EIGHT ORIGINAL TRACKS WRITTEN FOR JOFFREY BALLET COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF “TO KNOW HER” On September 29, Concord Jazz will release Songs From the Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey, the debut Concord Jazz CD from iconic pianist and […]


Prestige Records Releases Side Steps

For immediate release: PRESTIGE RECORDS RELEASES SIDE STEPS, A 5-CD BOXED SET OF JOHN COLTRANE’S PRESTIGE RECORDINGS AS A SIDEMAN TO A HOST OF JAZZ LUMINARIES Over the past three years, Prestige Records has released boxed sets of Coltrane’s numerous sessions from the mid- to late ’50s, each spotlighting a specific dimension of his tenure […]


Terrence Brewer kicks off the SFJAZZ Hotplate Series on 9/10

Terrence Brewer plays Wes Montgomery Amnesia 853 Valencia St (between 19th & 20th) Thurday, September 10th 9PM, $5 cover The SFJAZZ Hotplate series features some of the Bay Area’s best artists celebrating the music of their favorite jazz legend each month. We begin with the SF Weekly’s “Best Jazz Artist,” guitarist Terrence Brewer, paying homage […]


Three for Tuesday

Three for Tuesday

It is a good week when three new jazz piano releases are coming out on Tuesday, 8/25. Jazz piano legend McCoy Tyner’s new release, Solo: Live From San Francisco (Dig) [LIVE] was recorded live during the SFJAZZ Spring Season in May 2007. I attended this magnificent concert and am very excited about this album which […]


Arena Tickets Still Available For 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18 – 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2009 Media Contact: Timothy Orr Direct Line: (510) 652-1122 MJF Phone: (831) 373-3366 X252 timorr@montereyjazzfestival.org Arena Tickets Available For 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented By Verizon, September 18 – 20, 2009 Rare Opportunity For Heirloom Purchase Guaranteeing Seats For Years Three-Day Arena Package Includes Exclusive Access To 5 Shows […]


Festival season is in full swing!

One of the things I love about the Bay Area is that the music festivals and local events are jumping from now through end of September. If I have missed any, please let me know. 🙂 This is the final weekend of the Stanford Jazz Festival with the Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam on Friday […]


Media Release — Performers Announced for the 9th Annual Art & Soul Oakland Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BAY AREA’S COOLEST SUMMER FESTIVAL COMES EARLY THIS YEAR SHAWN COLVIN, THE BODEANS, WILL DOWNING, BOBBY CALDWELL, MO’FONE, RAMANA VIEIRA, WALTER HAWKINS AND MORE 9th Annual Art & Soul Features a Packed Two-Day Schedule of Top Flight Entertainment OAKLAND, California (July 24, 2009)–The City of Oakland announced headliners and featured performers for […]


Friends of Golden Gate Library Present Jazz on Sundays Series

This Sunday, guitarist Calvin Keys and his trio 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 19th Annual Jazz on Sundays Summer Concert Series which runs through August 30. Concerts are held every Sunday at 3pm (doors open […]


KCSM – Close the Gap Benefit Concert

San Mateo-based jazz station plans benefit concert  By Sean Maher San Mateo County Times  KCSM-FM, the only remaining all-jazz radio station in the Bay Area, is banking on a one-time-only benefit concert to keep the station from going silent.  On June 30, Yoshi’s in Oakland will host a trio of solo pianists spanning three generations of Bay Area […]


Rare Feet Light Up San Francisco Nights: The Six Limbs of El Negro

Rare Feet Light Up San Francisco Nights: The Six Limbs of El Negro by Wesley Watkins http://doctorsafewes.blogspot.com/   When Eddie Palmieri, “The Sun of Latin Music”, shines his signature sound on the San Francisco Yoshi’s June 18th – 21st, show-goers will be treated to an exclusive assembly of Latin Jazz luminaries. Among them is one […]


11th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival Now Thru June 7

The 1th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival is in full swing with music every night through Sunday, June 7. This is jazz at its finest. For more information, go to www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/wordpress.


Eastside Arts Alliance Presents The 9th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival – May 30

Seize the Time! The 9th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival! Saturday, May 30th, 11-7pm, San Antonio Park (18th Ave + Foothill Blvd) EastSide’s 9th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival is one of the last free festivals in Oakland, so come and enjoy! One of the most important pieces of our festival are the […]