Posts Tagged ‘Lizz Wright’

Live from Monterey Jazz Festival 2009 – Part 1

My annual pilgrimage to the Monterey Jazz Festival started off a little different. I had stopped at a friend’s house to pickup my digital recorder. I got back in my car and it would not start…dead! I called AAA and they came out and pronounced my battery dead. Average car battery life is 3-5 years […]

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

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 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 […]

Lizz Wright @ Yoshi’s Oakland – March 6-8

By the time I post this entry, you will have bought your tickets already. Or you may be like me and trying to decide how many times you will see her during this run. It has been about 3 years since I have seen Lizz Wright in concert. She is at Yoshi’s this week promoting […]

Lizz Wright – San Jose Jazz Festival

Lizz Wright – vocals Deanna Witkowski – keyboards Carlos Henderson – bass Mark Collenberg – drums This was a very fun concert as I was dividing my time between listening to her wonderful music and sitting on the steps of the stage taking photos. Her set included “Open Your Eyes”, a magnificent reading of “Afro […]

The Saturday Edition

Remembering Percy Heath – This photo was taken of legendary bassist Percy Heath at the 45th Monterey Jazz Festival in 2002 after an interview that he and his brothers, Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath, did with Orrin Keepnews. Percy, who passed recently, was the last living member of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The new Lizz […]

A Tribute to Shirley Horn: “The Music Never Ends” – The Kennedy Center

A Tribute to Shirley Horn: “The Music Never Ends” On December 11, 2004, some of today’s brightest jazz talents come out to pay homage to Grammy winner and Washington, D.C. native Shirley Horn whose trademark velvet vocals and smooth piano stylings have been enchanting international audiences for more than 40 years. For one performance only, […]

Music for your soul…

Ledisi will be performing with Oakland East Symphony on Friday, July 4 at 7:45pm at Jack London Square in Oakland. She will also be signing albums on Saturday, July 5 at 1pm at the Rasputin Music in Berkeley. My letter to the editor in the St. Louis Riverfront Times voicing the importance of the independent […]

Introducing Lizz Wright…

“How can you lose your song When you’ve sung it so long How can you forget your dance When that dance is all you’ve ever had It must be true You can’t separate the two It’s impossible to do Just like the salt that’s in the stew It’s all a part of you One thing […]

Haven’t You Heard….

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre makes their annual return to Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley for 10 performances from 2/21 to 3/2. Tickets are available from the Cal Performances box office. For the Patrice Rushen fans, the “Patrice” (1978), “Pizzazz” (1979), “Posh” (1980), and “Now” (1984) albums will be reissued on CD on 2/25. These are […]

Miscellaneous but necessary ramblings…

Make your own candy heart!! Thanks Gwen!! New vocalist Lizz Wright has tour dates listed now on her Verve site. She will be playing the House of Blues in Chicago with Al Green on April 13 and the Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California on April 14. She is definitely a must see. You can hear […]

What’s the buzz on Lizz Wright

There have been some exciting musical times in my short life including seeing Rachelle Ferrell twice in one night because she did not hit the high note in “With Open Arms” during the first show, meeting Shirley Horn, and having the film jam twice in my camera when I met Patti Austin for the first […]