Posts Tagged ‘live music’

What’s going on!!!!

Monterey Jazz Festival 2019 What’s going on, good people!!!! Our world is a mess right now and hopefully it will get better if we all work together. I have not written you in a while but you are always with me. The above photo is very special to me. I was on the Jimmy Lyon’s […]

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 – July 4 and 5

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2015 - July 4 and 5

Two great days of music, art, and family fun in the Fillmore District. See you there! Fillmore Jazz Festival Schedule Downloadable Entertainment Schedule Poster Credit: Craig Frazier Studio

Deniece Williams @ Yoshi’s San Francisco

Deniece Williams @ Yoshi's San Francisco

Deniece Williams Yoshi’s San Francisco 03.15.14 I can remember first hearing Deniece Williams sing “Free” in 1975 or 1976 when I was a child. I remember loving that song and much of her music as I was growing up . Fast forward to 2014 and Yoshi’s San Francisco announced Deniece Williams would be performing there […]

Clairdee @ The Rrazz Room – May 18-20

Clairdee @ The Rrazz Room - May 18-20

The sultry, soulful/jazzy vocalist Clairdee will be appearing at The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco at 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Seasoned fans and newcomers will be in for a treat because Clairdee delivers 110% of herself to every note plus she is backed by a stellar […]

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 […]

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!!! […]

Howard Wiley Quartet @ 57th Street Gallery

Only sax man Howard Wiley can open with a swinging ass rendition of “Three Blind Mice” and take you right into “Take The ‘A’ Train.” I think the mice were swinging so hard they just jumped on the train. I think there was just a little “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” in there too!!! Howard on sax, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Vesta @ The Rrazz Room

Vesta – vocals Glen Pearson – keyboards Craig T. Cooper – guitar Curtis Ohlsen – bass guitar Dante “Taz” Roberson I went to see Vesta Williams at The Rrazz Room last night. It was like catching up with an old friend whom you had not seen for years. Vesta opened her 90 minute set with […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway Reunited

Joe Sample – acoustic piano Lalah Hathaway – vocals Nick Sample – acoustic bass Xavier Breaker – drums Where were you in October 1999 when Joe Sample and Lalah Hathaway appeared together at Yoshi’s Oakland performing song from their The Song Lives On album? I was there in the crowded audience sitting really close to […]

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 […]

Lizz Wright is coming to the Bay Area – 9/18-20

Vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright is bringing her sweet music to the Bay Area. 9/18 Dizzy’s Den stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival at 8:30pm 9/19-20 Yoshi’s Oakland – Shows at 8 and 10pm Photo Credit: James Knox

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 […]

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 […]

Derek Lassiter @ Red Poppy Art House – April 17

This reminder comes my singer friend Derek Lassiter: Love/Life is the title of my upcoming show at The Red Poppy Art House. Brand new original tunes, fresh interpretations of cover songs and some special surprises are planned for the evening. Please view the event flyer online. date/time: Friday April 17th; 8-10pm (limited seating so arrive […]

21st Annual San Jose Jazz Festival Sunday Series

The 21st Annual San Jose Jazz Festival Sunday Series is underway with five great concerts remaining. Upcoming shows feature Jeff Lorber, West Valley Jazz Orchestra, David Sánchez, Wayne Wallace, John Worley, Claudia Villela, and The Amina Figarova Sextet. For the complete schedule and ticket information, Photo of John Worley at the 2006 San Jose […]