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Lisa Fischer And Grand Baton At Freight & Salvage

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Lisa Fischer And Grand Baton Freight & Salvage Berkeley CA Friday July 28 2023 Acclaimed versatile vocalist and Grammy winner Lisa Fischer (Tina Turner, Rolling Stones) graced the spacious Freight & Salvage in jny: Berkeley's downtown Arts District for multiple weekend performances. The Minnesota native received superb support from her long ...


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Pamela Rose At The Sound Room

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Popular San Francisco Bay Area vocalist / composer / educator Pamela Rose held court at the recently relocated Sound Room in downtown Oakland. Accompanied by long time musical friends guitarist Danny Caron, B3 organist Wayne De La Cruz and drummer Mark Lee, Rose presented new material nicely sprinkled with some old favorites. Rose's stellar ...


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Quartet San Francisco At Yoshi's 2023

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The Quartet San Francisco performed the compositions of Raymond Scott with a whimsical dynamism that flowed throughout the music. Scott's work has been closely associated with Warner Bros. cartoons, although he didn't write his music for animation. Along with members of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (and some Take 6 vocal tracks), QSF weaved ...


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Hermeto Pascoal At UC Theatre

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Jazz is Dead (Jazz Está Morto) presented Brazilian multi instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal (Miles Davis, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Donald Byrd) at Berkeley's beautifully renovated UC Theatre on University Avenue. On this six city tour, his loyal followers were in full force for an evening of eclectic music. San Francisco-based Jazz Mafia enthusiastically warmed up ...


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Dave Holland Trio Live At Yoshi's

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Dave Holland Trio Yoshi's jny: Oakland, CA February 20, 2023 The David Holland trio swung into Yoshi's in Oakland after kicking off the initial week of its present tour at NYC's Village Vanguard. His trio during this stint consisted of the notable musicians Kevin Eubanks on guitar and Eric Harland ...


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Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding at Yoshi's

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Fred Hersch and Esperanza Spalding Yoshis jny: Oakland, CA January 27, 22023 Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch graced Yoshi's patrons with their presence last Thursday and Friday. Dressed in a black outfit and white “Life Force" t-shirt, Spalding presented a counterpoised contrast to Hersch, who was conservative in appearance and avuncular ...

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Joshua Cedar

Joshua Cedar spent his formative years studying guitar and composition at the world- renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Over the years he has studied privately with many of our greatest, contemporary jazz artists including Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Mick Goodrick, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Jamie Glaser, Oz Noy, and others. Back home, in the Bay Area, he has always sought out and played with the finest musicians. He performs with numerous groups including the 1970’s Jazz-Rock Revue which performs instrumental arrangements of the music of Yes, Rush, Genesis, Dregs, Jeff Beck, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bruford, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gentle Giant, and more.


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Booker T. Jones At Freight & Salvage

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Booker T. Jones Freight & SalvageBerkeley, CADecember 9, 2022Lifetime Grammy winner Booker T. Jones presented an evening of vintage Booker T & the MGs compositions and more to a holiday crowd at downtown Berkeley's Freight & Salvage. The band included Jones, keyboards, guitars and vocals: Ted Jones-guitars, vocals; Ty Dennis-drums; and ...


Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

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Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...


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Arturo Sandoval At Yoshi's

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Arturo Sandoval Yoshi's Oakland jny: Oakland CA November 20, 2022 Emmy and ten-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his band performed Sunday night before an enthusiastic audience at Yoshi's Oakland. This was the final show in a completely sold out weekend of Afro Cuban music and much more at the ...


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