Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – James Knox

Per Wikipedia, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” (1955) is a popular song with lyrics by Fran Landesman, set to music by Tommy Wolf. The title is a jazz rendition of the opening line of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, “April is the cruelest month”. I first heard Patti Austin sing this wonderful […]

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 […]

Ranzel Merritt at The Jazzschool this Sunday@ 4:30pm

Join this rising star and his quartet for an exciting afternoon of jazz! Featuring Ranzel Merritt, tenor saxophone; Samora Pinderhughes, piano; Atemu Aton, bass; and Forrest Mitchell, drums. I have had the pleasure of hearing Ranzel with the Young Musicians Program and Jazzschool’s Rising Stars Concert Series. You will definitely be in for a treat. […]

Capturing The Moment Exhibit Artist Discussion – Part 1

The Capturing The Moment Exhibit Artist Discussion this past Sunday was excellent. I am glad that people came out in spite of the crazy we were having over the weekend. Big thanks to my moderator, Cedric Brown, Susan Muscarella & The Jazzschool, and videographer George Kelly. Additional links to the rest of the discussion are […]

Berkeley Jazz Festival Highlights

Last month, I attended the Berkeley Jazz Festival sponsored by KBLX and Cadillac at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. It was a day of great music featuring the Unwrapped All-Stars, Lalah Hathaway, Ray Obiedo, Rachelle Ferrell, Bobby Caldwell, Boney James, and Kem. Just as exciting was the DJ Russell Gatewood, who played old school jazz […]