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Sunday, March 17th – 5-7pm
The Vince Lateano Trio
featuring vocalist Ernest East

Ben Stolorow, piano
Peter Barshay, bass
Vince Lateano, drums
with guest vocalist Ernest East

$20 suggested donation per adult, byob
Kids free
Teens & students $5-$10

Vince Lateano has been an integral part of the San Francisco jazz community since he arrived in 1965, fresh out of the Vietnam-era military, born and raised in Sacramento. He leads this trio every 3rd Sunday, and the trio hosts a jam session on the last Sunday of each month.

Bassist Peter Barshay has worked with Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano, and has played everything from salsa and straight ahead to funk-fusion, avant garde and music derived from the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian traditions — he brings a wealth of experiences to every date.

Pianist Ben Stolorow, since moving to the Bay Area from Los Angeles to attend UC Berkeley in 1994, has become one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in the area both as leader and sideman. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals and at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. He has performed with many great musicians, including Craig Handy, Akira Tana, Dayna Stephens, Lorca Hart, Andrew Speight, Vince Lateano, Noel Jewkes, Michael O’Neill and vocalist Kenny Washington. Ben is also a faculty member of the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA.

Ernest East, a native San Franciscan, a graduate of Polytechnic High and a long-time gem of the local jazz scene (also the founder of Miz Lynn’s Pies), is a very hip jazz vocalist with five decades’ experience on the local scene. If you’re a veteran of the jam sessions that Vince Lateano led at the Dogpatch Saloon back in the day — the one that became the Doghouse Jam at the Seven Mile House (and that continues to this day on the last Sunday of each month at Bird & Beckett) — you’ll remember Ernest. If you’ve never heard him, you’ll be pleased to hear him here!



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