Four of the Bay Area’s most talented vocalists will pool their talents Sunday for an evening benefitting San Francisco’s Black Coalition on AIDS.
Dubbed “Night With the Divas,” the concert features Paula West, Denise Perrier, Faye Carol and Jennifer Bryce. Show time is 5 p.m. at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., San Francisco. Expect powerful interpretations of classic jazz, pop, soul and blues standards.
Tickets are available here and are $35 general admission, $50 for priority seating and the VIP reception.
Next Sunday, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival is throwing a special event for its members … or anyone who wants to become one. Here’s the lowdown:
Join us from 3–6 p.m. November 13 for our Members Only Appreciation Party. It’s the jazz community party of the year – with edibles, local wine, your best friends and, of course, an exciting jazz quartet. The celebration will be held in the atrium of E&M Electric, 126 Mill St., Healdsburg.
The headlining Michael Aragon Quartet has been called “the best jazz in Marin,” holding down the coveted Friday night gig at Sausalito’s No Name Bar. Their fun, high-energy music features Aragon on drums and the melodic KC Filson on piano, Cliff Hugo on stand-up bass and the commanding Rob Roth on sax.
If you are already a member of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, you’re automatically invited. If you’d like to join us, it’s easy – just become a member and we’ll put your name on the list. Annual memberships start at just $35. RSVP to (707) 433-4644 or by email.
The Monterey Jazz Festival announced this week that is has named Paul Contos its director of education.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Contos has been an essential part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Jazz Education Programs since their inception in 1984, and is active as a saxophone clinician, educator and performer at various educational festivals, clinics, concerts, and workshops in the United States, Japan, Europe, Canada and Brazil.
His work for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Traveling Clinician’s Program, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, (co-director from 1991-2002 and director since 2003) and the Monterey County High School All-Star Band is distinguished. As his guiding concept, Contos is constantly working to provide inspiration and motivation to the world’s young generation of new jazz artists for the continuation, persistence, and relentless development and evolution of the jazz language.
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