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Live Performance Recommendation For The Week Of November 29th-December 5th

Monday November 29th

Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco 7z:00 PM Showtime It’s Motown on Mondays where DJ Gordo Cabeza and weekly guests play originals, exclusive remixes and close relatives of your favorite Motown songs. Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime The Vintage Jukebox Band is a 10 piece ensemble performing a wide variety of music that ranges from the 1920’s, swing, big band, vintage jazz, New Orleans Jazz, all the way to today’s current hits. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime The MegaFlame Big Band & Cabaret is a six-piece band from San Francisco that deftly re-imagines some of our favorite music from ’20s through the ’00s into our own swinging sound. Drawing on favorites from Billie Holiday to Tom Waits, the Cure to Count Basie, and also its own original material, the sextet embodies more than just a retro jukebox, it creates a memorable live show experience. Highly Recommended!!! N/C

The Freight & Salvage  2020 Addison Street Berkeley12:00 PM Showtime Multiple Grammy award folk/jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin will be performing songs from his acclaimed 1997 vocalese recording Circlesongs. Highly Recommended!!!!!!  $35 Cover Charge  

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Great American Music Hall Presents A John Waters Christmas ..Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble,” “Hairspray,” “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make Trouble – hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading Yuletide profanity and perverted piety with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas.”  This rapid-fire “trigger warning” for holiday traditionalists asks the questions, “Is Prancer the only gay reindeer?,” “Is it wrong to steal purses from cars in graveyard parking lots on Christmas Eve while mourners leave flowers?,” “Has Santa ever been nude?,” and, most importantly, “Should you disrupt living crèche celebrations this year in the name of political action?” Miracles really do happen at Yuletide, even if they’re false, and Waters prays for a Gaspar Noé Christmas film, and a new sex club that encourages gay men and lesbians to have sex with each other for the very first time. Delving into his love for the annual December warning list of “Unsafe Toys to Give Your Child” and his hatred for email Christmas cards, The Easter Bunny, and any kind of holiday “food issues,” the Pope of Trash will give you a Cool Yule like no other. You better watch out, you better cry! John Waters, the People’s Pervert, is coming to town. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $65-$130 Cover Charge.

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime The Ray Charles Project is a tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook. A band of prominent musicians is perpetuating that legacy and bringing his music to San Francisco. The band is a meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians including 11-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay & noted Bay Area guitarist Chris Cain. A talent-packed rhythm section will back them, including Hammond B-3 player Jim Pugh, bassist DeWayne Pate and drummer Deszon Claiborne. Highly Recommended!!! $26.75 Cover Charge..

Tuesday November 30th

Casements Bar 2351 Mission Street San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime The great San Francisco ensemble Classical Revolution focuses on bringing live chamber music to fun neighborhood venues including restaurants, bars, and cafes. Highly recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime The 29th Street Swingtet is a highly talented and youthful gypsy jazz/swing/world group that is heavily rooted in the ‘gypsy jazz’ sound of French swing guitarist Django Reinhardt. This ensemble draws upon various different jazz oriented genres including be-bop, blues and Latin. Highly Recommended!!! N/C

Wednesday December 1st

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Bandshell Concert Series 4:30 PM Showtime The Bandshell presents The Alter Verse Kick-Off featuring Lift Every Voice Reveal featuring Dana King, Ben Davis, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Phil Ginsburg + Poetry performances from James Siegel and Greg Pond + Musical Performance by Martin Luther McCoy and the Robin Hodge Williams Ensemble This is a free concert. The Bandshell is located at John F. Kennedy Dr and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco. Highly Recommended!!!!!

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime Three really good bands at the Hill with Tuscon based chicano swamp rockers Kid Congo Powers headlining the show. Rounding out the bill is San Leandro based garage rockers The Mutilations and opening the show is Louisville Kentucky based garage rock combo The Ritchie White Orchestra. Highly Recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

The Blackcat 400 Eddy San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes Grammy nominated jazz/soul funk singer/songwriter and performer and co founder the highly successful and critically Zhane, Renee Neufville has created for herself a platform that allows her to delve in many different genres not withstanding her “feel good music” roots. She has had an influence on such artists as Dangelo, Erykah Badu, Jon Batiste, and Robert Glasper. Neufville“cut her teeth” touring globally with jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove and his band the RH Factor. Renee does not make it out to the Bay Area often and she is someone to check out. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25-$35 Cover Charge

The Warfield Theatre 928 Market Street 8:00 PM Showtime Thundercat is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Adopting the moniker in reference to the cartoon much loved since his childhood and an extension of his own wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft, he is a mercurial talent and GRAMMY Award winner. Highly respected and much in-demand with his peers, Thundercat has previously worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, N.E.R.D., Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monáe, Travis Scott, BADBADNOTGOOD, Moses Sumney, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Little Simz, Louis Cole, and Shabazz Palaces in addition to his longtime writing partner Flying Lotus. Highly Recommended!!!!!!! $35.00-$65.0 0 Cover Charge..

Thursday December 2nd

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $65/$95/$135 Cover Charge Range..

The Blackcat 400 Eddy San Francisco7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes Grammy nominated jazz/soul funk singer/songwriter and performer and co founder the highly successful and critically Zhane, Renee Neufville has created for herself a platform that allows her to delve in many different genres not withstanding her “feel good music” roots. She has had an influence on such artists as Dangelo, Erykah Badu, Jon Batiste, and Robert Glasper. Neufville“cut her teeth” touring globally with jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove and his band the RH Factor. Renee does not make it out to the Bay Area often and she is someone to check out. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25-$35 Cover Charge

The Brick & Mortar 1710 Mission Street San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Legendary Florida based high energy Americana indie rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is widely regarded as one of the influential alt rock, pop punk emo bands over the past two decades. Rounding out the show is Tempe Arizona based hardcore metal band Eyes Set To Kill, punk rockers Dead American and poetic punk rockers The Wildfire Project. Highly Recommended!!!! $22 Cover Charge

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell Street San Francisco 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime Cosmo Alleycats is a San Francisco-based swing band that brings to the stage a potent mix of vintage dance music with a dynamic, soulful delivery. The band, comprised of 6 talented musicians, draws from several decades of exhilarating American music to deliver a fun and engaging performance. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage  2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00PM Showtime New York based Americana roots master guitarist Jim Campilongo. Jim is an American treasure . fluent in Western swing, country-rock, classic rock, and atmospheric jazz. The “Sultan of Twang” and co founder of the Grammy award winning The Ten Gallon Cats, will be performing with his 4-TET featuring Jim on his telecaster, guitarist Luca Benedetti, Dan Rieser on drums and Andy Hess on bass. This is right up there with one of the best shows of the week. Highly Recommended!!!!! $28 Cover Charge

HopMonk Sebastopol 230 Petaluma Avenue Sebastopol 8:00 PM Showtime Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. . This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band. The music centers around Eric Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Ivan Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove, Stanton Moore’s drums and Robert Mercurio’s bass line:…. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strictly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $40 Cover Charge…

Friday December 3rd

The Independant 628 Divisadero San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. . This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band. The music centers around Eric Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Ivan Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove, Stanton Moore’s drums and Robert Mercurio’s bass line:…. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strictly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $45 Cover Charge…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly recommended!!!!!! $65/$95/$135 Cover Charge Range..

Piano Flight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime Jazz blues pianist Max Chanowitz continues his regular weekly Friday Happy Hour set on PianoFight’s (digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime Robert Dellinger & the Alpha Rhythm Kings is one of the Bay Areas premier swing, vintage lounge and boogie-woogie bands. Highly Recommended.. N/C

The Blackcat 400 Eddy San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM & 10:15 PM Showtimes Grammy nominated jazz/soul funk singer/songwriter and performer and co founder the highly successful and critically Zhane, Renee Neufville has created for herself a platform that allows her to delve in many different genres not withstanding her “feel good music” roots. She has had an influence on such artists as Dangelo, Erykah Badu, Jon Batiste, and Robert Glasper. Neufville“cut her teeth” touring globally with jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove and his band the RH Factor. Renee does not make it out to the Bay Area often and she is someone to check out. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25-$35 Cover Charge

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Bandshell Concert Series 4:30 PM Showtime The Bandshell Music Series presents The Free Press and San Francisco Poet Laureate Tribute Live Music with The Free Press – 2 sets – 4:00 to 4:45 pm and 5 to 5:45 pm +San Francisco Poet Laureate Tribute (6pm-7:30 pm) with Devorah major (honoring Janice Mirikitani); Alejandro Murguia (honoring Lawrence Ferlinghetti); Kim Shuck (honoring Diane di Prima); Tongo Eisen-Martin (honoring Jack Hirschman).This is a free concert. The Bandshell is located at John F. Kennedy Dr and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco. Highly Recommended!!!!!

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street Santa Cruz 8:00 PM Showtime AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZAs stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals. Visually dynamic and engaging performers, AZA has been inspiring international audiences for nearly twenty years. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell Street San Francisco 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Showtime One of the Bay area’s very best bebop inspired jazz ensembles, The Josh Taylor Quartet , features Josh Taylor on piano Rick Wallace on Bass Mike Muschell on drums Bill Petitti on tenor sax. Highly Recommended!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell Street San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime One of the Bay Area’s iconic and most respected jazz pianists and composers Tammy Hall will be performing with her outstanding quartet. I highly recommend checking her out!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge

Tupelo 1337 Grant Street San Francisco 7:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime Jinx Jones is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly moves from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again. Jinx will be performing tonight with his group The Kingtones. Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Saturday December 4th

The Independant 628 Divisadero San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “Superjam”. The “Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. . This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band. The music centers around Eric Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Ivan Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove, Stanton Moore’s drums and Robert Mercurio’s bass line:…. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, this band has been strictly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $45 Cover Charge…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $75/$105/$145/$175 Cover Charge Range..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $75/$105/$145/$175 Cover Charge Range..

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime A great night of music in store featuring one of San Francisco’s legendary punk bands The Mutants. Also on the bill is the one of ther great punk bands from Los Angeles Alley Cats. Opening the show is San Francisco based post punk rockers The Temple Beautiful Memorial Band. This is a show worth checking out. Highly Recommended!!!$15 Cover Charge

The Blackcat 400 Eddy San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM & 10:15 PM Showtimes Grammy nominated jazz/soul funk singer/songwriter and performer and co founder the highly successful and critically Zhane, Renee Neufville has created for herself a platform that allows her to delve in many different genres not withstanding her “feel good music” roots. She has had an influence on such artists as Dangelo, Erykah Badu, Jon Batiste, and Robert Glasper. Neufville“cut her teeth” touring globally with jazz trumpet icon Roy Hargrove and his band the RH Factor. Renee does not make it out to the Bay Area often and she is someone to check out. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25-$35 Cover Charge

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell Street San Francisco 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Showtime Berkeley based jazz pianist composer Nathan Bickart and his trio is one of the Bay Area’s best jazz ensembles.. His original music reflects a deep respect for the jazz tradition, and pushes the boundaries of that tradition to bridge the gap between jazz, gospel, hip-hop, improvised music and much more.  Highly Recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge

The Hopmonk 224 Vintage Way Novato 8:00 PM Showtime Until a few years ago, Danny Click & Ther Hell Yeahs was one of Austin’s best-kept secrets who’d won the respect of some of alt-country’s biggest names but hadn’t yet found widespread recognition. In the San Francisco Bay Area, where Click& The Hell Yeahs now resides, they have built a large and passionate fan base that includes musical greats Carlos Santana and Elvin Bishop, both of whom have joined him on stage for impromptu jams. Click and his band The Hell Yeahs, featuring a round-robin roster of top-shelf musicians, have played more than 300 sold-out shows over the past two years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples and Sonny Landreth. If you can really check this show out. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

The Liberties SF 998 Guerrero Street San Francisco 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime. The great San Francisco ensemble Classical Revolution focuses on bringing live chamber music to fun neighborhood venues including restaurants, bars, and cafes. Highly Recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Charles Wheal and his band play a variety of blues and roots music that has been winning fans since 2006 This band is really good. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Piedmont Piano Company 1720 San Pablo Avenue Oakland 5:00 PM Showtime Venezuelan jazz pianist and composer Edward Simon celebrates the release of his new album Solo Live Recorded at the Piedmont Piano Company stage on his 50th birthday, its a ravishing portrait of one of jazz’s most eloquent improviser investigating a setting that’s become one of his primary outlets during the pandemic. Highly Recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Bandshell Concert Series 4:30 PM Showtime The Bandshell presents Latin Singer/Songwriter Day Peña Toribio presents: Tardeada De Solistas Latinx This is a free concert. The Bandshell is located at John F. Kennedy Dr and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco. Highly Recommended!!!!!

Sunday December 5th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $75/$105/$145/$175 Cover Charge Range..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Pink Martini is an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more with the combined power of a dozen musicians and featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $75/$105/$145/$175 Cover Charge Range..

Amado’s SF 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime                                     The MegaFlame Band presents an evening of the music of Tom Waits performing songs and quotes selected from Rain Dogs, Blue Valentine, Alice, and The Heart of Saturday Night. This evening of enchantment will be completed by atmospheric film projections and the dark, velvety vocal stylings of Angela LaFlamme, accompanied by members of MegaFlame including Tim Orr on percussion, Greg Olwell on double bass and guitar, Jeff Hobbs on violin and saxophone and Mike Risse on piano. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage  2020 Addison Street Berkeley 7:00PM Showtime A great night of Bluegrass featuring two great bands. Headlining is Grammy award winning The Kathy Kallick Band, a powerful mixture of original and classic music, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities. Opening the show is The High Water Line brings their hard driving West coast bluegrass sound to the Freight. Highly Recommended!!!!! $28 Cover Charge

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Avenue Albany 8:00 PM Showtime After nearly 4 decades, The Toasters are hitting the gas, not the brakes. With an international all-star line-up their whirlwind global tour continues unabated across the continents. Performances are scheduled in South America, Asia and Russia on top of regular touring in the USA, Europe and Canada. Formed on the Lower East Side of NYC the band is the longest running US SKA formation. They bridge the gap between England’s 2-Tone movement and the American Ska explosion of the 90’s which they are rightfully credited with starting. During the 3rd Wave Ska revival The Toasters formed the famous Moon Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands.Opening the show the legendary California ska/rock/reggae band Monkey. Highly Recommended!!!!! $17 Cover Charge

Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N Petaluma, CA 8:30 PM Showtime Los Angeles based Jerry’s Middle Finger is one of the more passionate Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead jam bands. This band has been around for many years and has a large dedicated following. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

The Chapel SF 777 Valencia Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime With his voice alternating between honeyed sweetness and raw belted choruses, singer/songwriter musician Marc Broussard ’s sound balances heartfelt soul and tearing grit. The young Louisiana born singer and guitarist has already toured with legends such as Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson, and has honed his songwriting since his debut in 2002 at the age of 20. Highly Recommended!!!! $32 Cover Charge

  Video Pick Of The Week

Jaco Pastorius is simply one of the most talented jazz bass players ever redefining the role of electric bass in jazz, folk, rock and blues. Throughout his brief, yet incredibly prolific career, he developed an influential approach to playing the bass that combined complex harmonies with virtuosic technique. His signature style employed Latin-influenced funk grooves, lyrical solos on fretless bass, chords, and innovative use of harmonics and looping. Sting was quoted as saying For those of us who considered ourselves bass players in the ’70s, Jaco Pastorius and the almost supernatural miracles he could wring from the instrument in his hands were as revolutionary as [Jimi] Hendrix had been to guitarists a decade earlier. Pat Metheny was quoted as saying Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th Century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large.” In celebration of Jaco’s 60th birthday on Wednesday I want to recommend 2015 documentary Jaco which tells the story of Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Produced by Robert Trujillo, who is the bass player for Metallica. It talks about his life growing up in south Florida, playing with various bands – including a Tijuana Brass cover band – and his rise to be with Weather Report (and the issues he had with Joe Zawinul), to his mental health issues and his eventual beating that caused his death. Lots of old photos, videos and interviews by various musicians that include Sting, Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Flea, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and others.

Recommended Pick of The Week Friday & Saturday 9:00 PM Showtime

The Independant 628 Divisadero San Francisco Dragon Smoke

Radio Programming Recommendations For Monday November 29th

If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM for two hours of great music with Traditional Jazz With Dan Meyers

Following Dan at 9:00 PM is a great program of 3 hours of great jazz, blues, funk, r&b and cajun/zydeco music with The New Orleans Music Show With Murf Reeves

Following Murf at noon is a wonderful blues program with Blues Eclectic With Andrew Grafe

Following Andrew at 2:00 PM is one of my very favorite jazz programs on the air Jazz From The French Market With Maryse Dejean

Following Maryse at 5:00 PM is three hours of incredible r&b, blues and early rock & roll music with Blues and R&B with Gentilly Jr.

At 8:30 PM I strongly suggest spinning the radio dial to 89.5 KPOO for one of the great r&b and early rock and roll programs on the air Grinders Grooveyard With Jim Rigsbee. For more than 40 years, Rockin’ Jim has been hosting Grinders Grooveyard, a late-night program consisting of pop and rock hits from the 1950s and ’60s. This is a great radio program.

Video Pick Of The Week

Jaco Pastorius is simply one of the most talented jazz bass players ever redefining the role of electric bass in jazz, folk, rock and blues. Throughout his brief, yet incredibly prolific career, he developed an influential approach to playing the bass that combined complex harmonies with virtuosic technique. His signature style employed Latin-influenced funk grooves, lyrical solos on fretless bass, chords, and innovative use of harmonics and looping. Sting was quoted as saying “For those of us who considered ourselves bass players in the ’70s, Jaco Pastorius and the almost supernatural miracles he could wring from the instrument in his hands were as revolutionary as [Jimi] Hendrix had been to guitarists a decade earlier”. Pat Metheny was quoted as saying “Jaco Pastorius may well have been the last jazz musician of the 20th Century to have made a major impact on the musical world at large.” In celebration of Jaco’s 60th birthday on Wednesday I want to recommend 2015 documentary Jaco which tells the story of Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who single-handedly changed the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar. Produced by Robert Trujillo, who is the bass player for Metallica. It talks about his life growing up in south Florida, playing with various bands – including a Tijuana Brass cover band – and his rise to be with Weather Report (and the issues he had with Joe Zawinul), to his mental health issues and his eventual beating that caused his death. Lots of old photos, videos and interviews by various musicians that include Sting, Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Flea, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and others.

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