Suggestions for Week of 5/06-5//12

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday May 6th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime… Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay area’s best Django inspired ensembles The French American Quartet plays a mix of gypsy jazz as well as standards by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and Gershwin. The group is lead by a great guitarist Steve Froberg supported by Hanna Mingano on violin, Fabrice Urrizalqui on drums, François Egron on bass. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. The Bow Ties are back at the Amnesia playing great traditional bluegrass. Highly recommended. N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Tuesday May 7th

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. title Vibrason is another great band out of the Bay Area very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended $10 Cover Charge.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Manteca Salsa-Jazz Combo features some of the finest Latin Music musicians in San Francisco, several of whom are Grammy-Winners… With passionate vocals, percussion, and horn riffs, they can make the evening a party. Bailar! Highly recommended!!! No Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. An evening with legendary folk music icon Tom Rush who started his musical career in Boston half a century ago, and quickly established himself on the folk scene. Rolling Stone has credited Tom Rush’s 1965 album Circle Game with ushering in the singer-songwriter era. A veteran songwriter with more than 20 albums to his credit, he’s also a favorite at folk festivals across North America. Tom will be accompanied by started his musical career in Boston half a century ago, and quickly established himself on the folk scene. Rolling Stone has credited Tom Rush’s 1965 album Circle Game with ushering in the singer-songwriter era. A veteran songwriter with more than 20 albums to his credit, he’s also a favorite at folk festivals across North America. Tom will be accompanied by master guitarist Matt Nakoa. Highly recommended!!!!! $42 Cover Charge..

Luther Burbank Center For The Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of the great American music icons Willie Nelson & Family will be in performance. Highly recommended!!!!! $103-$173 Cover Charge..

Wednesday May 8th

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes. Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’s, taste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and well chosen covers.. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The Lost Church 65 Capp Street, San Francisco 8:15 PM-10:30 PM Showtime… The Lowest Pair is an old-timey string music and indie Americana folk band consisting of dual banjoists, Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Formed in 2013, the Olympia, Washington duo takes its name from the poem by the great folk music icon John Hartford. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge….

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime. The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam. Ed gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings influences range from vintage lounge music, 1940s R&B, swing, and boogie-woogie. This is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. Highly recommended!!! No Cover Charge…

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime.. Savoy Brown are still rocking … 50 plus years after the band formed in London, England in 1965. One of the first bands from the UK, after The Rolling Stones, to re-invent the blues in the mid-sixties, Savoy Brown, led by guitarist Kim Simmonds, continues to perform, record and influence today. As modern rock music had its roots in the 1960’s while bands, such as Savoy Brown, helped lay the foundation by combining blues, rock and psychedelia. The band is a veritable history of music, and musicians, with multiple former members going on to form bands such as Foghat, or to play for groups such as Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, The Kinks and many more. Highly recommended!!!!! $24-$49 Cover Charge.

Thursday May 9th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime. Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. This is a great band. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge..

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/pianist and music revivalist Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the Great American Songbook presents “It Might as Well Be Spring”, an all-new show celebrating the great mothers of song. Should be a lot of fun… Highly recommended!!!! $80-$115 Cover Charge..

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. The Cottontails are one of the Bay Area’s best vintage jazz ensembles playing a wide range of styles ranging from 20’/30’s Gatsby-era jazz, classic 40’s swing, and vintage 50’s/60’s r&b featuring a truly great jazz vocalist Karina Denike fronting the group. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:30 PM Showtime..A great show tonight featuring Junk Parlor which is a musical adventure down a path paved with eastern European, gypsy crooner punk, vintage bellydance melodies and our own brand of moody, haunting originals. Leonard Cohen-esk vocals and poetry, acoustic gypsy jazz guitar, ripping violin, cajon, percussion, fretless electric bass, all come together to paint a fantastically edgy dream scape. Highly recommended!!!!!! $10 cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Multi Award winning Bluesman John Hammond stands as one of the world’s premier acoustic blues artists. The Blues Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy award winner has performed or recorded with Jimi Hendrix (discovered while playing in John’s band), Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more. He remains the only person who has ever had both Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton in a band at the same time. A tireless performer, he continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge…..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 Showtime… One of Canada’s great cultural imports The Cowboy Junkies play music grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, filled with languid guitars and ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Timmins. Over the late ’80s and ’90s, the group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums — in particular 1989’s Trinity Session. Though their recordings are infrequent in the 21st century, they’re considered events upon release. The Cowboy Junkies remain a successful international concert attraction. Highly recommended!!!!!! $50 Cover Charge..

Friday May 10th

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. One of Canada’s great cultural imports The Cowboy Junkies play music grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, filled with languid guitars and ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Timmins. Over the late ’80s and ’90s, the group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums — in particular 1989’s Trinity Session. Though their recordings are infrequent in the 21st century, they’re considered events upon release. The Cowboy Junkies remain a successful international concert attraction. Highly recommended!!!!!! $50 Cover Charge….

Bazaar Cafe 5927 California St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. A great night of music this evening featuring one of the Bay Areas most fun bands Brother Spellbinder whose music blends folk/pop gypsy jazz, dance hall and a bit of cabaret camp. Gypsy jazz influenced Captain Bottletop and classical folk guitarist singer/songwriter Justin Seagrave round out a fun evening of music.. Highly recommended!!!!!! N/C

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Legendary English rock guitar icon Robin Trower and his band has been a musical powerhouse for decades. Trower is one of the few guitarists with the ability to channel Jimi Hendrix bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style. Trower achieved success early on with his r&b group The Paramounts, who specialized mostly in covers, but managed to issue several singles between 1963 and 1965. Trower received his big break, however, when he joined Procol Harum and scored a worldwide recognition with the smash hit with A Whiter Shade Of Pale. Trower left PH to form his own band modeled after the power-trio blueprint of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. His guitar-slinging licks have influenced generations of musicians. Opening up the show is pop funk guitarist singer/songwriter Katy Guillen. Highly recommended!!!!!! $55 Cover Charge….

The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. The Flamin’Groovies originated in San Francisco in 1965, the Groovies have now reunited with founding singer Roy Loney to perform a set of classic songs, including the landmark album, Teenage Head. Groovies fans have been literally crying out for this reunion for half a century, and their wishes have finally been answered. The current lineup features Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney, with Chris von Sneidern on guitar, Tony Sales on drums, and newest member Atom Ellis on bass. Cyril and Roy are the two most well-known members since the band’s inception in 1966. Their place in history is well established as one of the all-time greatest bands from San Francisco (and the world) and as progenitors of real rock ‘n’ roll. The Los Angeles altnernative psychedelic band Rain Parade and Flamin’ Groovies spinoff band from Oakland Ardent Sons round out the night… Highly recommended!!!! $30 Cover Charge.

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/pianist and music revivalist Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the Great American Songbook presents “It Might as Well Be Spring”, an all-new show celebrating the great mothers of song. Should be a lot of fun… Highly recommended!!!! $80-$115 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers are blazing soul-blues rockers with a funky southern soul, big city blues sound with street-level grit and soul. This band will rock the house. Highly recommended!!! $35 Cover Charge.

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Three really good local bands tonight with San Francisco based beach/funk/americana The Ha headlining the show. This band has great energy and stage presence…Singer/songwriter Matt Jaffe and indie rock surf band Henry Chadwick rounding out the bill. Highly recommended!!!!! $10 Cover Charge.

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-11:55 PM Showtime.. Tin Cup Serenade is one of the Bay Area’s most exceptional old time jazz band deeply rooted in the blues ragtime, New Orleans jazz, western swing with a little mariachi and calypso thrown in. I really love this band. Highly recommended!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Mitch Polzak is a master guitarist and he and The Royal Deuces. has been one of the premier Rockabilly bands since staring in 1999. I am a huge fan. Highly recommended!! N/C

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The great Ethiopian musician and arranger Mulato Astatke is best known as the father and pioneer of Ethio-jazz music and is arguably one of the most influential and legendary musicians from Ethiopia. During the 1960’s, he studied music abroad in London, Boston, and New York. He then returned home to Ethiopia armed with a love for jazz and Latin music. There he blended Ethiopian traditional music with the Latin-jazz he was so fond of to create a unique hybrid he called “Ethio-jazz”. The multi-instrumentalist, playing the vibraphone, keyboards and organs, is further credited as having established congas and bongos, instruments normally central to Latin styles, in Ethiopian music. Highly recommended!!!!! $42.50-$67.50 Cover Charge..

The Fox Theatre 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime.. Tedeschi Trucks Band is the unstoppable Grammy-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. The group’s world-class musicianship is on full display in the genre-defying collection that runs the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.is fun night out. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!$59.00-$85.00 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime..Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo The Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long’s interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking. This is one of my all time favorite SF bands. Highly recommended!!!!! $18 Cover Charge…

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime.. Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements celebrates the spring of 2019 release of “The Tales People Tell” with special guests m-tet. After touring the world for over a decade with Monophonics, Finnigan’s new band is not looking to reinvent the wheel, he just wants to remind people why the wheel was such a good invention in the first place invoking a golden era of soul music. Highly recommended!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Saturday May 11th

The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Nashville based folk psychedelic rock trio Liz Cooper and The Stampede‘s music has been described as “a seamless balance of muted rhythmic sounds and propulsive drive that feels so good”. I really like her debut album Window Flowers. Should be a good show. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge.

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. a great night of music featuring Bay Area drummer extraordinaire Scott Amendola and the great Oakland based saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco.. 8:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/pianist and music revivalist Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the Great American Songbook presents “It Might as Well Be Spring”, an all-new show celebrating the great mothers of song. Should be a lot of fun… Highly recommended!!!! $80-$115 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers are blazing soul-blues rockers with a funky southern soul, big city blues sound with street-level grit and soul. This band will rock the house. Highly recommended!!! $35 Cover Charge.

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime.. Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. A night of kickass rock and roll with a great party band from Portland Pillowfight headlining the night. San Francisco based The Mudlords and interstellart rockers The Philistines round out a great night of music. Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cover Charge.

SF Live Arts At ST. Cyprians 2097 Turk Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of music tonight. Headlining is California native and Americana country music singer songwriter Maurice Tani who has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade. His music is neither retro nor country; it’s twang noir. Americana folk/rock duo Misner & Smith rounds out the bill on what should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!! $18 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the gypsy soul of eastern Europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane… Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Howell Devine is the massively talented NorCal trio featuring Joshua Howell (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica)Pete Devine (Drums & Washboard) and Joe Kyle Jr.(Upright Bass). Howell Devine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing 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. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge.. N/C

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The great Ethiopian musician and arranger Mulato Astatke is best known as the father and pioneer of Ethio-jazz music and is arguably one of the most influential and legendary musicians from Ethiopia. During the 1960’s, he studied music abroad in London, Boston, and New York. He then returned home to Ethiopia armed with a love for jazz and Latin music. There he blended Ethiopian traditional music with the Latin-jazz he was so fond of to create a unique hybrid he called “Ethio-jazz”. The multi-instrumentalist, playing the vibraphone, keyboards and organs, is further credited as having established congas and bongos, instruments normally central to Latin styles, in Ethiopian music. Highly recommended!!!!! $42.50-$67.50 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, latin music icon Eddie Palmieri has established himself as one of the most important bandleaders, arrangers and composers of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. He perfected his arranging skills in the 1970’s releasing several impressive recordings that reflected his unorthodox approach to music. His unconventional style would once again surprise critics and fans with the 1970 release entitled “Harlem River Drive”. This recording was the first to merge what were categorized as “Black” and “Latin” music into a free-form sound that encompassed elements of salsa, funk, soul and jazz. In 1975, Palmieri won the first-ever Grammy for Best Latin Recording for The Sun of Latin Music (he’s won ten Grammys altogether to date), including two for his influential recording withTito Puente Obra Maestra/Masterpiece. Eddie is has a great band and I highly recommended seeing him!!!!!! $39-$75 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of Canada’s great cultural imports The Cowboy Junkies play music grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, filled with languid guitars and ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Timmins. Over the late ’80s and ’90s, the group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums — in particular 1989’s Trinity Session. Though their recordings are infrequent in the 21st century, they’re considered events upon release. The Cowboy Junkies remain a successful international concert attraction. Highly recommended!!!!!! $46 Cover Charge….

The Monkey House 1638 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. A really fun night of music is in store with America roots alt country bands The Muddy Roses and Dillbilly. Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Sunday May 12th

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco.. 5:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/pianist and music revivalist Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the Great American Songbook presents “It Might as Well Be Spring”, an all-new show celebrating the great mothers of song. Should be a lot of fun… Highly recommended!!!! $80-$115 Cover Charge..

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime.. The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Showtime.. The Deep Basement Shakers specialize in primal, joint-rocking boogie, barrelhouse, blues and early R&B. Vintage, foot-stomping American roots music designed for good times. Let’s get down! Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 4:30 PM & 7:00 PM Showtimes.. It’s a Mother’s Day Celebration with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. This is a superb internationally recognized swing big band in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band. Lavay the reigning “Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues” pays tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Highly recommended!! $30 Cover Charge.

Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter and record producer Todd Rungren broke through to the mainstream in 1972 with Something Anything.. For the rest of the decade, he was one of music’s most restless artists, releasing solo records as well as albums with prog-influenced Utopia. He also produced a wide variety of artists over the years, including Meat Loaf, the New York Dolls, the Band, Badfinger, XTC and Hall & Oates. Songs like ‘Hello It’s Me,’ ‘I Saw the Light’ and ‘Can We Still Be Friends’ kept him in the Top 40. But he’s never stayed in one place too long, dabbling in electronic music, pop, R&B, blues and New Wave. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $45-$85 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, latin music icon Eddie Palmieri has established himself as one of the most important bandleaders, arrangers and composers of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. He perfected his arranging skills in the 1970’s releasing several impressive recordings that reflected his unorthodox approach to music. His unconventional style would once again surprise critics and fans with the 1970 release entitled “Harlem River Drive”. This recording was the first to merge what were categorized as “Black” and “Latin” music into a free-form sound that encompassed elements of salsa, funk, soul and jazz. In 1975, Palmieri won the first-ever Grammy for Best Latin Recording for The Sun of Latin Music (he’s won ten Grammys altogether to date), including two for his influential recording withTito Puente Obra Maestra/Masterpiece. Eddie is has a great band and I highly recommended seeing him!!!!!! $39-$75 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 7:00 PM Showtime.. One of Canada’s great cultural imports title The Cowboy Junkies play music grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, filled with languid guitars and ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Timmins. Over the late ’80s and ’90s, the group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums — in particular 1989’s title Trinity Session. Though their recordings are infrequent in the 21st century, they’re considered events upon release. The Cowboy Junkies remain a successful international concert attraction. Highly recommended!!!!!! $46 Cover Charge….

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime. The Tiffany Austin Septetfeatures one of jazz’s elite singers and a formidable songwriters. Tiffany’s music is steeped in blues and swing, spirituals and R!B, bebop, post-bop, and her own Louisiana Creole heritage. The septet features Tiffany Austin on vocals, Joel Behrman on trumpet, Lyle Link on saxophone, Mitch Butler on trombone, Matt Clark on piano, Marcus Shelby on bass and Leon Joyce Jr. on drums.. Highly recommended!!!! $35/$45 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The Week!!

Amy is a haunting, heartbreaking and stunningly brilliant film from Senna director Asif Kapadia, which takes us into the confidence of Amy Winehouse, as the bolshy, big-voiced, jazzy Jewish girl from North London becomes a megastar, while her personal demons, her relationship with a drug addict, and a ravenous, amoral press proceed to rip her to shreds. Thanks to an abundance of revelatory home video footage, soundtracked by incisive interviews, we see her not only as the beehived, cat- eyed chanteuse or the alarmingly ribbed tabloid quarry, tumbling out of a club at 3am, but as a shy, spotty teen with a seductive offhand confidence in her vocal gift. I loved how all the opposing sides agreed to come together and make this amazing movie. Her parents, managers, ex husband were all included, even though they probably hate one another in real life. I also liked how they included full songs in the documentary. I was a big fan of Amy Winehouse before but this movie made me appreciate her personality and clever poetry. Highly recommended!!!!!

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