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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, September 6th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam, featuring Denise Perrier!
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

$20-25 suggested donation; contribute only what you can.

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

Vocalist Denise Perrier was born in Louisiana, and moved with her family to the Bay Area at the age of five. She’s had a thirty-year career performing locally and touring Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Along the way, she’s been dubbed “The Voice with a Heart.” Jazz Times magazine reviewer Harvey Siders — speaking of the record she recorded with sax legend Houston Person and Tammy Hall on piano — noted that “Ms Perrier boasts a gorgeous instrument; call it a burnished contralto.  When she sustains a tone, it remains unswerving. Yet when she decides to go for a high note…she can leap an octave with ease and vocal strength. She swings freely, improvising intelligently and showing no need to rely on scat.  And bless her, you can understand each syllable of the lyrics.” Come enjoy the talents of one of the Bay Area’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!




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