Sunday, May 8th – 4:30-6:30 pm – Happy Mothers Day!
Gail Dobson Band

a jazz matriarch and her progeny!

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Gail Dobson has been a jazz singer for decades, inspiring and inspired by a family of musicians, immediate and extended — Mas Koga, shakuhachi, flute and saxophone and Smith Dobson V, vibes and sax… Alan Hall, drums… Luke Westbook, guitar… Sam Bevan, bass have been the core of her band for a good long time.  Her recent CD “How Fragile We Are” features these musicians, with Adam Gay subbing for Sam on bass.  The band will do some of that material, and will assay a number of tunes the Dobsons, a clan spun from the late, great pianist Smith Dobson IV, have long used as a vehicle to get at the essence of the music. You shouldn’t miss this date. Mama Gail will be a bit disappointed with you if you do!

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