EAST MEETS WEST!
ROBERTA DONNAY & KEITH SAUNDERS (WEST!)
with HARVIE S & RONI BEN-HUR (EAST!)
plus guest artist Noel Jewkes
BYOB, a mask and $20 cash for the cover charge.
Doors open at 6:50pm for the 7:00 show.
NOTE THE EARLY START – 7PM!
Tonight there’s a 9PM band as well (separate admission)
For a reservation, call us at the shop at 415-586-3733.
We’ll holdÂ your seat until the 7:00 start, but then will
give it up if someone’s at the door who needs a seat!
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ROBERTA DONNAY Â singer / recording artist / producer / composer
inning singer and composer, Donnay is considered one of the top 521 Jazz Singers in â€œThe Jazz Singerâ€.Â â€œRober ta is a consummate performer and producer. Her passion for the roots of jazz music is remarkable, and her joie de vivre is contagious in the best possible way.”- Motema Music. Donnayâ€™s voice and songs can be heard on film and TV. As a singer sheâ€™s toured the US, Europe and Japan, and spent more than 10 years touring as a member of â€œDan Hicks & the Hot Licksâ€. Originally from Washington DC,Â Ms. Donnay has performed with, opened or recorded with: Joey Alexander, Ernestine Anderson, George Benson, Booker T., Bob Dorough, Dave Ellis, David Grisman, John Hammond, Dan Hicks, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Eric Reed, Joe Sample, David Sanborn. Her projects haveÂ been featured in DownBeat, Jazz Times, All About Jazz, and has released 9 solo albums to date. “With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.”Â – Jazz Times.Â Donnay composed the song â€œOne Worldâ€ which became a theme for the UN50 and is sung the world over as a world peace anthem.Â Â www.ro bertadonnay.com
KEITH SAUNDERS pianist
Keith Saunders is in the top echelon of great jazz players in the region, originally out of Los Angeles where he spent his formative years in jazz, followed by a quarter century on the scene in New York, moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.Â For eight years he co-led the New York Hard Bop Quintet,Â touring extensively and recording four cds, two of them with Rudy Van Gelder at the controls, one with the great Mickey Roker on the drums. When not with the quintet, he worked back east with top musicians including Richie Cole, Frank Wess and Hank Crawford. Here on the west coast, heÂ is a go-to pianist for all the great horn players and many a vocalist as well.Â http://keithosaunders.com
HARVIE SÂ Â bassist / producer / educator / composer / arranger
A legendary bassist, Harvie S has performed and recorded with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Tony Bennett, Ray Baretto, Michael Brecker, Jean Pierre Rampal, Paquito Dâ€™Rivera, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Mark Turner, Jim Hall, Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Yusef Lateef, Dave Leibman, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Paul Motion, Chico Oâ€™Farrill, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, Zoot Sims, Toots Thielemans, Ray Vega, James Williams, Phil Woods, Louie Bellson James Brown, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Tom Harrell, Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Pat Martino, Manhattan Transfer, Wycliff Gordon, David Mathews, Ingrid Jenson, James Weidman, Eddie Henderson, James Moody, Danilo Perez, Anat Cohen, James Weidman, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Dave Leibman, John Scofield, Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Liebman, Yusef Lateef and Grover Washington Jr. and countless others. He can be heard on twenty albums as a leader, fifteen as a co-leader, and over four hundred albums as a sideman.
Harvie was selected a Jazz Ambassador for the United States and toured throughout Europe and Southeast Asia in this honored capacity. He has been a guest on NPRsÂ All Things ConsideredÂ andÂ
Fresh Air. His career is documented in Leonard Featherâ€™s Encyclopedia of Jazz, the Grove Dictionary of Jazz and the All Music Guide. Mr. S composed the musical themes for the documentariesÂ T he Trumpet Kings,Â The Piano LegendsÂ andÂ Joh n Coltrane. In addition to his performance career, Harvie S is an active educator. He is a Professor of Jazz Bass and Jazz Ensemble at Manhattan School of MusicÂ Â www.harv ies.com
RONI BEN-HURÂ guitarist / recording artist / educator
Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. Eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in theÂ Village Voice: â€œA limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the flame alive and pure, burning in every noteâ€¦ Heâ€™s a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind.â€ Roni â€“ born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, based in the New York City area â€“ has recorded a dozen-plus albums as leader or co-leader, withÂ The New York TimesÂ praising his â€œcrisp, fluid styleâ€ andÂ Time Out New YorkÂ calling him â€œa formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.â€ He has developed a rare facility in both straight-ahead jazz and samba/bossa-nov
a styles, underscored by his work with masters in each field, from bebop piano sage Barry Harris to beloved Brazilian vocalist Leny Andrade. www.RoniBenHur. com
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