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Linda Tillery at Freight and Salvage

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Linda Tillery
Freight and Salvage Coffee House
Birthday Celebration
Berkeley CA
September 4, 2015

Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery assembled a fine lineup of local musicians, including some decades old friends and a recent new one, to help celebrate her birthday and musical life. Tillery presented a ...

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Pamela Rose: Tribute To Etta James at The California Jazz Conservatory

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Pamela Rose Tribute To Etta James
California Jazz Conservatory
Berkeley CA
February 6, 2015

Pamela Rose's tribute to Etta James was a stirring live concert/talk/multimedia celebration of the life and career of the legendary soul, R&B, rock, gospel, and jazz artist. The set was interspersed with discussions of James' ...

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Clairdee: Half Moon Bay, CA, May 8, 2011

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Clairdee
Douglas Beach House
Half Moon Bay, California
May 8, 2011


On Mother's Day, May 8, 2011, the historic Douglas Beach House (aka Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society) in Half Moon Bay, California was buzzing about Clairdee's impending performance. When the full house had settled in, her stellar band--musical director/pianist Ken French, world ...

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Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo Jazz
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 12-15, 2011

Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marty Williams: Long Time Comin'

Read "Long Time Comin'" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bay Area fixture Marty Williams does not have a pretty singing voice. It doesn't need to be because it is a commanding one--readily identifiable, friendly, accessible and honest. and worth much more than being pretty. Doubly talented, Williams has a piano style right out of the righteous songbook of Junior Mance, Les McCann, and Gene Harris, ...

Rob McConnell: Boss of Bosses

Read "Rob McConnell: Boss of Bosses" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even though largely unknown to most of us south of the border, a number of world-class big bands have made their home in Canada over the years. For nearly three decades, however, there was one whose name and influence rose conspicuously above the others. That band was, of course, the incomparable Boss Brass, and the reason ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jazz Honors The Beatles

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When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like “Love Me Do," “She Loves You" and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more.

But by ...