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Andy Ostwald


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Lizz Wright at Yoshi's Oakland

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Lizz Wright Yoshi's Oakland Oakland CA June 29, 2022 The accomplished vocalist and songwriter Lizz Wright introduced an exceptional blend of gospel, folk and jazz genres to an exuberant assembly at Yoshi's. Wright, accompanied by pianist Kenny Banks, gracefully took the stage to a full house in one of the San ...


Article: Live Review

Chief Adjuah at Yoshi's

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Chief Adjuah Yoshi's jny:Oakland, CA June 23, 2002 Chief Adjuah 's six-seat magic carpet landed for its two-day sojourn at Yoshi's on Thursday night, and what an enchanting performance it was. At first, only five band members took the stage, and the Chief, aka Christian Scott, commenced the stretch-spasm-music spiritual feast ...


News: Performance / Tour

Andrew Dixon Releases 'Mind Noise' — Album Release Concerts Scheduled In Berkeley And Oakland

Andrew Dixon Releases 'Mind Noise'  — Album Release Concerts Scheduled In Berkeley And Oakland

Mind Noise, the much anticipated fourth album by Andrew Dixon is here, and is even more avant-garde than his previous works. He is going to celebrate this new creation with two big album release concerts! The fun begins at the The Back Room in Berkeley on July 23rd at 8pm, and then there will be an ...

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Andrew Dixon


Andrew Dixon is making his mark. An accomplished woodwind performer, composer, and educator, Andrew is not one of those musicians who settles for just playing music on the side. Indeed, Andrew Dixon spends all of his time either in the studio, writing and rehearsing new songs, teaching to his vast array of students or on the road performing across the US. He plays at least nine different instruments, including every saxophone, clarinets, and flutes. Andrew has released three CDs of original music, infused with his jazz roots, but ranging far beyond. Influenced from growing up in Chicago, to his travels around the world, he has created a sound that is fresh, unique and sets him apart from the typical jazz fare


News: Recording

Molly Mahoney Releases Sophomore Album, Plans Return To Chico For Release Show

Molly Mahoney Releases Sophomore Album, Plans Return To Chico For Release Show

Molly Mary Mahoney} star of the stage since age ten in several genres, will release her second album on June 9, 2022. The album, which follows her first jazz-fueled album, holds special significance. My Cousin Cole: Pitter, patter... Porter! features specially selected love songs of her actual cousin, Cole Porter. The discovery of that familial connection ...

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Kevin Goldberg

Bassist and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Goldberg holds a firm belief that music drives social change and is committed to creating a better world through musical collaboration and education. He has spent decades honing a unique sound that defies category, and dedicates his time to connecting with audiences in the San Francisco Bay and around the world.


Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...


Article: Live Review

Rubén Blades at the Oakland Paramount Theater

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Rubén Blades Paramount Theater Oakland, CA November 20, 2021 The November night was brisk, and the expectant crowd gradually swelled. Sausage vendors were selling onion-and pepper-laden sandwiches right alongside the scalpers. The queues were long—for checking vaccine cards and gaining entry or even just to partake of a juicy pre-show ...


Article: History of Jazz

Vince Guaraldi’s Christmas Sauce: Adding Spice to Charlie Brown Vanilla

Read "Vince Guaraldi’s Christmas Sauce: Adding Spice to Charlie Brown Vanilla" reviewed by Arthur R George

It's not simply that pianist Vince Guaraldi slipped jazz past the unsuspecting in composing A Charlie Brown Christmas, the evergreen “Peanuts" animation and soundtrack that has become inescapably part of the holiday. First broadcast in 1965, going on to six decades ago, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a tradition unto itself. It returns to television through ...


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