Music to start your year…

I will be starting off my New Year by seeing jazz guitarist Earl Klugh at Yoshi’s. He was smooth before there was smooth jazz. I am hoping he will have a new release in the new year.
Poncho Sanchez is closing out the year at Yoshi’s and Rick Braun will be at Kimball’s East. Poncho is sold out but there are still tickets available for Rick Braun. Gerald Levert with special guest Will Downing will be at the Paramount Theatre on 1/3.
If you are staying home tonight, check out Toast of the Nation, on your local NPR station. Throughout the evening, there will be live broadcasts from some great concerts across nation including Lizz Wright, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Stefon Harris, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton and many more.
Coming Up at Yoshi’s

  • Earl Klugh – 1/1-4
  • Marcus Shelby Orchestra – 1/6
  • Frankye Kelly – 1/11
  • Bobby Hutcherson All Stars – 1/15-18
  • Lizz Wright – 1/20-21
  • Robben Ford Band – 1/22-25
  • 10th Annual McCoy Tyner Two Week Residency – 1/27-2/1
  • 10th Annual McCoy Tyner Two Week Residency – 2/3-8

Coming Up at Kimball’s East

  • Greg Adams – 1/2-3
  • Bob Baldwin – 1/9-11
  • Oleta Adams – 1/16-18 Cancelled
  • Kem – 1/21-22
  • Roy Ayers – 1/23-25
  • Marcus Miller – 1/31-2/1
  • Peter White – 2/6-8

8 Responses to “Music to start your year…”

  1. P6 says:

    You know what we need? We need an east coast j-notes.

  2. A.J. says:


  3. Zenitra Gee says:

    Happy New Year! I have a feeling that 2004 holds great things for you. Keep on doing what you do!
    Big Hug!

  4. Sandra says:

    oh I love Earl Klugh –my favorite from back in the day

  5. Sandra says:

    Gerald Lavert and Will Downing –be still my heart.

  6. Eternal Diva says:

    Happy New Year Uncle Dear! I hope your year has begun well, mine has. I also know it will continue to improve ’cause your heavanly baking is in the mail, right?

  7. lisa says:

    Happy New Year! I am so bummed we missed Bobby Hutcherson at Yoshi’s. Did you get a change to see him?

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