An Evening of Flamenco
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening of Flamenco

Flamenco is a form of song, dance, and instrumental (mostly guitar) music. Its roots are in Romany, Andalusian, Arabic, and possibly Spanish Jewish folk song and, according to some scholars, in Byzantine and Indian religious chant. Flamenco developed from the 14th century onward as the Roma became part of the rich cultural mix that characterized Andalusian society at that time.

Flamenco is...

- lush, mesmerizing guitar work

- melodic, compelling song

- exquisite dance

Flamenco is...

- an art form

Special guest vocalist- an amazing surprise!

2 dancers

David McLean-guitar

Marlon Aldana-percussion

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Oakland Jazz Choir
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Oakland Jazz Choir

The Oakland Jazz Choir, (OJC) a non-profit, has been an East Bay institution for over 25 years. During this span the group has taken many shapes, sizes and forms but the common denominator has always been the same: Joy of expression, using the voice to communicate the triumphs, as well as the turbulence, of the human spirit.

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 Terrence Brewer & Pamela Rose
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Terrence Brewer & Pamela Rose

CD Release event:

The NEW album "Don't Worry 'Bout Me - remembering Ella and Joe"

"One guitar, one voice. All swinging!"

Multiple-Award winning Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer called upon jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose to lovingly rejoice in the vocal/guitar duo work of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. Mellifluous, swinging and intimate, Ella and Joes partnership on Pablo Records created four incomparable records, treasured by a generation of music lovers.

Brewer and Rose discovered that those recordings had been deeply influential to them both and embarked on a journey of rediscovery which has resulted in a new recording Dont Worry Bout Me Remembering Ella & Joe.

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Marina Crouse Quintet
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Marina Crouse Quintet

"A new voice as strong as the best blues singers of the past as she sings with the intensity of a Koko Taylor, heartbreak of Etta James, raw emotion of Big Maybelle... Marina Crouse has all it takes to be the next top lady of the Blues. Marina is a bad bad Blues singing woman, so get ready, Marina's got the Blues." ~ Noel Hayes, DJ at KPOO 89.5FM

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Classical Sound Room
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Sound Room

Trinity Alps Chamber Players

Ian Scarfe, piano and reed organ

Mélanie Clapiès, violin

Charith Premawardhana, viola

Charles Akert, cello

Program:

Antonin Dvorak - Bagatelles, Op. 47

Danny Clay - Ocean Park

Johannes Brahms - Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

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Stand Up Broadway
Oct
4
9:00 PM21:00

Stand Up Broadway

Hosted by Jason Cole (Has performed at SF Punch Line, Cobb's Comedy Club, and Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival)

Headliner- Chad Opitz (Opened for Michelle Wolf and David Cross, featured guest on the Doug Loves Movies Podcast, 2016-2019 San Francisco Sketchfests)

Dauood Naimyar (3rd Place 2018 SF International Comedy Competition, regular at SF Punch Line)

Paul Conyers (Signed to Uproar Comedy Records, SiriusXM Radio, SF Sekcthfest)

Geneva Rust-Orta (SF Sketchfest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 208 Comedy Fest)

Arjun Banerjee (Has performed at SF Punch Line, Cobb's Comedy Club)

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Michael Feinberg Quartet
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Feinberg Quartet

Hailed as a "musical prodigy turned evil genius" (spinner) bassist Michael Feinberg has quickly "become one of the premier young artists on the New York scene" (Jazz Inside Magazine).

Get a taste of the music here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bnBrJ3KvIQA

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Second Saturday Salon: An Evening of Music, Art, & Food
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Second Saturday Salon: An Evening of Music, Art, & Food

For this special event, we present a Monte Carlo show case. Picture yourself at the glorious French Riviera in the Hotel de Paris. The food is lush, the guests are toasting with bubbly, Bond is at the bar, and the music begins: the Bill Mentz Trio

Bill Mentz: A soupcon of Kurt Elling, a nano-dash of Bennett, some silky midnightness and a hot shot swinging band. Serve with ice."

All About Jazz - allaboutjazz.com

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 Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío

Internationally acclaimed ensemble Mariano Barreiro Tango Trío presents the music of Astor Piazzolla and tango composers of Buenos Aires. This band features Argentinian pianist Mariano Barreiro, Oakland, California based composer and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski and violinist Ishtar Hernandez.

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Kenny Washington
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Kenny Washington

Wynton Marsalis says: "I love this man! He's a consummate professional, with impeccable intonation. He's a real improviser who brings depth to everything he does. We all love Kenny. If you love music, you've got to love Kenny!"

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Stand Up Broadway
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Stand Up Broadway

Larry Bubbles Brown (late Night w/ David Letterman, 3 Still standing [Amazon Prime Video], opened for Dana Carvey)
Emily Van Dyke (Opened for Colin Quinn, SF Sketchfest, SF Punch Line)
Rudy Ortiz (Hollywood Improv, Alice 97.3 radio, KNBR)
Teddy Hull (Has performed at San Jose Improv, Cobbs, Flappers in Burbank )
Jimmie Dave Menezes (2 time Modesto Area Music Awards, Best Comedian.)
Jason Cole (Has performed at SF Punch Line, Cobbs, Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival)

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Kevin Burt
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Burt

2018 International Blues Challenge Winner in 3 categories!!

1st place Solo/Duo, best Solo/Duo guitarist, & best harmonica player award!!

For more than 25 years Kevin Burt has been electrifying audiences with his soul-inspired presentation which consistently gets him compared to a range of artists like Bill Withers and Aaron Neville, and his ability to build an audience rapport that has been compared to B.B. King.

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Private Event: Berkeley HS
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Private Event: Berkeley HS

Celebrate the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future!

The Berkeley HS Class of 1967 celebrates the fabulous 70ish celebration

This is a gathering of BHS students held in conjunction with BHS all-class reunion events. Music will be curated by BHS grad Carey Williams and will feature the music of Luhtakiss.

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Alvon Johnson
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Alvon Johnson

Alvon Johnson travels the world singing and swinging Jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he sang while working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters. When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the "King of the Blues" and the "Ambassador of the Blues". His love and respect for the American art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences all over the world. This will be a terrific show.

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El Caribefunk
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

El Caribefunk

Caribefunk is a Caribbean music band with some elements of the North American Funk Originally from Cartagena Colombia and formed by Funkcho Salas and Andrés Mordecai.

The Caribefunk.

Afro-Caribbean music, born in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), with a lot of groove, making you dance.

This band was born in the 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Looking to take their music to many corners of the planet, they recorded their first album called "El Caribefunk" taking it to Colombia for the first time that same year, and presenting it in South American countries as : Argentina, Ecuador and Peru.

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Miro Sprague Trio
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Miro Sprague Trio

Miro Sprague is a pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator known for his inspiring creativity, dynamic and passionate performance style, and artistic versatility. Currently based in Los Angeles, Miro has been an active performer since the early 2000's, touring the United States, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East and performing at many of the world's top venues and festivals in settings ranging from solo piano to septet.

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Second Saturday Salon
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Second Saturday Salon

This is a monthly event that brings people together to share an experience of food, music, and art. Our night begins with a mixer, allowing for guests to enjoy the art and meet their fellow guests. Soon after, all guests will be seated and presented with the amouse bouche. The rest of the meal will be served family style, allowing for guests to interact and enjoy the meal together. As the dessert plate is dropped, the show begins and guests are taken away on their musical journey.

For this event we present a lush plated meal highlighting the best of Brazilian cuisine, carefully selected Latin art, and a Flamenco performance that will transport you to a small calle in Seville.

Tickets are available at AirBNB Experiences

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Howell Devine
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Howell Devine

Howell Devine is the kind of blues you don't hear anymore. The raw slide guitar played by Joshua Howell evokes the Mississippi Hill Country greats such as Fred McDowell and RL Burnside. The rhythm section of drummer and percussionist Pete Devine, along with the bass of Joe Kyle Jr., breaks from the norm in blues, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than a simple backing section for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. HowellDevine brings life back to that sound, infusing the gritty, rural blues with their own unique style.

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Stand Up Broadway
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

Stand Up Broadway

If you need a laugh, this is the place to be!

Hosted by Jason Cole( Has performed at SF Punch Line, Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival)

Red Scott (SF Sketchfest, regular at SF Punch Line, San Jose Improv)

Andrew Orolfo (Clusterfest, Sketchfest, regular at San Francisco Punch Line)

Pat Griffin (Performed at SF Punch Line, Finalist in Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition)

Nick Scarpino (Featured in documentary, "Waiting for the Punchline". Co-founder and host of the popular YouTube channel, Kinda Funny. Host of the KFAF podcast.)

Annette Mullaney (Detroit Woman Of Comedy Festival, Cobbs, Comedy Oakland)

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An Evening of Flamenco
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening of Flamenco

Flamenco is a form of song, dance, and instrumental (mostly guitar) music. Its roots are in Romany, Andalusian, Arabic, and possibly Spanish Jewish folk song and, according to some scholars, in Byzantine and Indian religious chant. Flamenco developed from the 14th century onward as the Roma became part of the rich cultural mix that characterized Andalusian society at that time.

Flamenco is...

- lush, mesmerizing guitar work

- melodic, compelling song

- exquisite dance

Flamenco is...

- an art form

Featuring:

Dancers: Fanny Ara & Mizuho Sato

Percussion: Marlon Aldana

Guitar: David McLean

Vocalist: Superb touring star; a special treat

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Classical Meets Jazz: Music by Gershwin, Bolton, Bolling & Bach
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Classical Meets Jazz: Music by Gershwin, Bolton, Bolling & Bach

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival Comes to Oakland!

Dueling Violins - Bach, Kreisler, Debussy, and More

Emma Steele, violin

Aniela Eddy, violin

Ian Scarfe, piano

Joining us from her home in Copenhagen, Denmark, Emma Steele is a prize winner in numerous competitions and was the youngest appointed concertmaster of the Royal Danish Opera Company. She has studied at Carnegie Mellon University.

Now based in New York, violinist Aniela Eddy first appeared in the Bay Areas classical music scene as a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has a long list of appearances at festivals, across the U.S. and internationally, and has been a regular collaborator with many musicians.

The music tonight will take us on a tour of the violin, with lyrical showpieces of Fritz Kreisler, jazzy rhythms of George Gershwin, lush Impressionism by Claude Debussy, and the pure perfection of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Scarfe and the other musicians will share stories about their lives and careers in music, as well as special tidbits of history and context about the music.

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Fred Randolph Quintet
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Fred Randolph Quintet

An evening of original modern jazz with gospel and world music influences. The riveting music encompasses multi-layered compositions and a diverse palette of sounds, ranging from straight ahead to bebop and world. After playing together for many years and recording three CDs, the quintet has recently appeared in the film "Fourth Movement" and has melded into a tight-knit force of boundless creativity, energy, and technical virtuosity. The ensemble spirit is complimented by daring improvisation and a dynamic set list, all originals composed by Randolph, who hopes to touch your soul with his music.


Dan Zemelman piano


Sheldon Brown saxes/flute


Greg Wyser-Pratte drums


Erik Jekabson trumpet


Fred Randolph bass/all composition

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Aki Kumar
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Aki Kumar

After more than a decade of playing with top-notch blues musicians and recording a rock-solid first album Don't Hold Back (which garnered widespread accolades, ranging from the Los Angeles Times to Dan Aykroyd), Kumar is taking his love for the blues to unexpected places. It's Mumbai meets Muddy Waters, says Kumar, who reworked Hindi-language hits from big names in Indian pop music Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, and Mukesh and made them his own.


"Aki Kumar is at it again playing music in a genre that he alone inhabits. This Indian born, and San Jose, California based, blues man is doing something that has never been done or likely even considered. In 2016, Kumar released an album called Aki Goes To Bollywood. Here in 2018, with Hindi Man Blues, he continues this wild exploration into the music of his homeland and combining those thematic musical elements with the blues music of his adopted country. While this record may not be for everyone, it is for those with an open mind and adventurous spirit. Either way, Aki Kumar should be applauded for choosing his own path which speaks to the height of creativity and fearlessness."

- David Mac. Blues Junction Productions, July 2018

"Really really really hot stuff... Anything you want to call it, it is a barn burner."

- Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd

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Kenny Washington
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kenny Washington

The Best Living Male Jazz Vocalist on the Planet....none other than Kenny Washington!


Wynton Marsalis says: "I love this man! He's a consummate professional, with impeccable intonation. He's a real improviser who brings depth to everything he does. We all love Kenny. If you love music, you've got to love Kenny!"

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