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Tonight, the great San Francisco singer Denise Perrier joins the band!
Oop Bop Sh’Bam plays jazz from the traditions of New Orleans, Chicago, New York and San Francisco each 1st Friday in September, October & November, and March, April & May. Mark your calendar!
Al Molina, trumpet
Jerry Logas, reeds & vocal
Larry Chinn, piano
Dean Reilly, bass
Vince Lateano, drums
with special guest Denise Perrier, vocals
VocalistÂ Denise Perrier was born in Louisiana, and moved with her family to the Bay Area at the age of five. Sheâ€™s had a thirty-year career performing locally and touring Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Along the way, sheâ€™s been dubbed â€œThe Voice with a Heart.â€Â Jazz Times magazine reviewer Harvey Siders â€” speaking of the record she recorded with sax legend Houston Person and Tammy Hall on piano â€” noted that â€œMs Perrier boasts a gorgeous instrument; call it a burnished contralto. Â When she sustains a tone, it remains unswerving. Yet when she decides to go for a high noteâ€¦she can leap an octave with ease and vocal strength. She swings freely, improvising intelligently and showing no need to rely on scat. Â And bless her, you can understand each syllable of the lyrics.â€Â Come enjoy the talents of one of the Bay Areaâ€™s premier vocalists!
The musicians in Oop Bop Sh’Bam have been colleagues on the San Francisco jazz scene for decades and have had rich professional careers in the music, still going strong. This is jazz as it’s played in San Francisco in 2019, building on the way it’s been played here, in one of the country’s premier jazz cities, since the 1950s!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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