J-Groove – Vol. 3

Downtown Oakland Record Show. Thousands of LPs, 12”, 45s, featuring hard to find vinyl soul, jazz, rock, reggae and more. DJs, talent showcase. 10am-4pm. Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Downtown Oakland.

In addition to her upcoming tribute at the Kennedy Center next weekend, vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn has been named a 2005 Fellowship Recipient of the National Endowments of the Art Jazz Masters Fellowships. Honorees include Kenny Burrell (guitarist), Paquito D’Rivera (clarinetist-saxophonist), Slide Hampton (arranger-composer), Artie Shaw (big band leader), Jimmy Smith (keyboardist), and George Wein (jazz advocate).

Music around the town

Tickets are selling fast for Taj Mahal this week at Yoshi’s. He will be there now through Sunday. Upcoming shows include:

  • SoVoSó – 12/06
  • Patricia Barber – 12/07-08
  • Gato Barbieri – 12/09-12
  • Danny Zeitlin Trio with Matt Wilson and Buster Williams – 12/13
  • Charlie Hunter Trio – 12/14-19
  • African Roots of Jazz – 12/20
  • Anton Schwartz Quintet Featuring Taylor Eigsti & Julian Lage – 12/21
  • Clairdee’s Christmas – 12/22
  • Ledisi – 12/23-27(Closed on Christmas Day)
  • Joshua Redman Elastic Band – 12/28-01/02
  • Benny Green/Russell Malone Duo – 01/03-06

Did anyone catch Lalah Hathaway at Kimball’s this past weekend? If so, please post a comment about the concert. Upcoming shows include:

  • Nestor Torres – 12/10-12
  • Najee – 12/17-19
  • Bobby Womack – 12/31

The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Dixie Hummingsbirds will close out the fall season of the 22nd Annual San Franscisco Jazz Festival with a spectacular concert on 12/11 at the Masonic Auditorium. The 6th Annual spring season of SFJAZZ runs from 03/12 through 06/25. Highlights include Ahmad Jamal, Frank Morgan/Cyrus Chestnut, Mingus Big Band, Dave Brubeck and 40th Anniversary Celebration of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” with Branford Marsalis Quartet and Ravi Coltrane Septet. For more information on upcoming concerts, check out the sfjazz.org website.

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Local R&B crooner Lonnie Tuck has a newly redesigned website. Lookin’ good Lonnie! He will be performing at Bistro Yoffi in SF on 12/03 and 12/23 for two shows each night from 8:00-11:30.

Looking for good jazz all around the bay? Check out the KCSM Jazz Datebook.

Soulful sounds at the Paramount Theatre

  • Jon B., Quanti Bomani and Kindred The Family Soul – 12/30
  • Will Downing with Kem and Kenny Latimore – 12/31
  • Jill Scott – 02/10-11
  • Pat Metheny Group – 03/03

Chaka answered my questions! About a month ago, Soul Ambassador David Nathan asked Chaka fans to submit questions for this incredible soul diva and my questions were among the ones selected. Read the entire Chaka Q&A session here. Thank you Chaka & David!

in2jazz: I had the opportunity to see you and Ledisi sing together this summer and it was excellent. Will you two be recording together in the future? Would you ever consider doing a tribute album?

CK: Yes (to both questions)
in2jazz: If so, who?
CK: Joni Mitchell
in2jazz: Will there be any future projects with Rufus?
CK: No

Andy Bey Concert Dates

Andy will also be performing at Yoshi’s on April 9 and 10. More tour dates available at www.maxineharvard.com.

2 Responses to “J-Groove – Vol. 3”

  1. chaka was very to the point huh? lol! but that’s okay, i’m loving her anyway—especially this new gem she’s released. can you say off the chain?
    glad your questions were chosen.

  2. I have to disagree with Chris on Chaka’s new CD. She is straight-out murdering some of those classics. I love me some CK but she made an oops. If she does the same to my beloved Joni Mitchell, I will scream!

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