Archives for October 2014

Monday, January 5th – 7:00 pm
POETS! Julie Rogers, featured poet
with an open mic to follow

Julie Rogers has several chapbooks in print and her book, House of the Unexpected, was released by Wild Ocean Press in 2012. She's been writing and reading her work in San Francisco on and off for about thirty-five years, loitering in cafes … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 4th – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Avotcja & Modupue

Avotcja & Modupue! Francis Wong, sax and flute. Jon Jang, piano. Heshima Mark Williams, bass. Avotcja is a jazz musician with deep roots, a riveting poet, an imaginative and ruminative prose writer, a pioneer, an individualist, a fierce … [Read more...]

jazz club special!
A tribute to pianist Smith Dobson
Gail Dobson & Friends
Saturday, January 3rd, 8-11 pm

Smith Dobson was a key jazz pianist in these parts right up to his untimely death in a car accident in 2001 at the age of 54.  The eminent jazz journalist Philip Elwood wrote, "The importance of Dobson's more than 20 years on the South Bay jazz scene … [Read more...]

which way west? concert series
Sunday, Dec. 28th – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Two jazz guitarists
Duncan James & Ray Scott

Two veterans of the jazz scuffle perform solo and in duo interplay on the last Sunday of December... closing out another year of our Sunday afternoon concert series called "which way west?"   Ray and Duncan have often shared the bandstand (catch … [Read more...]

Friday, December 19th – 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Don & Art: The Don Alberts/Art Lewis Trio with bassist Aaron Cohn

Two long-time associates --  both hard driving professionals with 50+ years under their belts -- take the bandstand with a young bassist who has become one of the mainstays of the local jazz scene. Pianist Don Alberts was born in the South Bay and … [Read more...]