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Comment Archives: Events

Re: “World Vocal and Percussion Workshop with Master Teachers

I can't wait for this event! It's going to be kin to the Zap Mama workshop I took a year and a half ago at the Barlow Center. Such an honor to have these musicians join us and share their craft.

Posted by Deborah Axe on 04/01/2015 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Afrofunk Experience & Eyedentity

This show is going to blow the doors off the place! The line-up of musicians on this stage is astounding. Get ready to shake your cake off!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Deborah Axe on 03/31/2015 at 12:41 AM

Re: “Hart n Soul Band Rocks Cotati

This band is the best

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Posted by kittykat57 on 03/19/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Bria Skonberg Quartet

BRIA SKONBERG – RISING STAR ON HOT JAZZ SCENE

"If Louis Armstrong and Doris Day could somehow be the same person, they'd be Bria Skonberg." -Wall Street Journal


NEW YORK, March 11 – Jazz lovers in Oakland and Mill Valley, Calif. Are in for a real treat in late March as Bria Skonberg brings her unique talents to the San Francisco Bay area.

She calls her music Hot Jazz and there is certainly no one hotter than 31-year-old Bria Skonberg on the trumpet. She moved to New York City from Canada just four years ago and now she’s on the forefront of a new wave of traditional jazz revival.

And yes, this music is your grandfather’s jazz with tunes from the 1920s and 30s made famous by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. For Bria Skonberg, this music should probably be called Red Hot Jazz.

Skonberg brings a vibrant new energy to these historic melodies that their authors would gladly embrace. She is a triple-threat artist excelling as trumpeter, jazz vocalist and composer. Her original music easily fits into what we expect of Trad or Traditional Jazz but with a contemporary flair. Close your eyes while listening to her music and it is not difficult to imagine that Satchmo is playing right alongside.

Clearly there is a renaissance of traditional jazz and Bria Skonberg is leading the way. In 2012, Skonberg was instrumental in founding the popular New York Hot Jazz Festival. It’s an all-day and all-night affair that is a perennial sell-out. The 14-hour, 24-act celebration has featured Hot Jazz, Ragtime and Stride Piano, Banjo Jazz, Dixieland, and Gypsy Swing on three stages. The Village Voice and New Yorker picked it as one of the top jazz shows not to miss. This year it’s set for May 3rd in the Big Apple.

This year on July 31, Bria Skonberg will play the famous Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. Legendary festival founder and producer George Wein handpicked her as an Emerging Star in the Jazz World to be featured on opening night.

And music lovers in Oakland and Mill Valley (Calif.) will be able to swing with this Hot Jazz revival as Bria and her quartet play gigs at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland (3/25) and the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley (3/26) in late March.

Ticketing information:

• Wednesday, March 25 at 8 p.m., at the Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue (at 18th), Oakland, Calif. 94612, reserved tickets at $20 are available by calling 510.547.8188. http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/150325briaskonbergquartet.html

• Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. at the 142 Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. Advance ticket prices: $35 Reserved Seating; $21 General Seating ($26 day of show), call 415.383.9600, http://tinyurl.com/lstxtml or purchase on-line at http://www.throckmortontheatre.org/event.php?eventid=2143&dateid=36026#.VQBP60aIlRk

From DOWNBEAT Magazine: “Hot jazz has been a home base for me since I started learning how to improvise,” said the Chilliwack, B.C., native and current Brooklynite. “I did a lot of that in British Columbia, playing for dances and recreating that style. But I used my move to New York [in 2010] as an opportunity to redefine and explore what my signature sound is. I’ve definitely been trying to expand my concept of what can be done with it, and expand other people’s perceptions in the process. And I like to see it as an organic progression.
“I’ve gotten a lot of press recently for doing the hot jazz stuff,” Skonberg continued, “but I think my real forte is bridging all these styles and interests together and bringing people on a bit of a journey. I have a lot of fun with it. I think people generally leave my concerts going, ‘Wow, that was an experience!’” —Bill Milkowski in DOWNBEAT Magazine.
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EDITORS NOTE: Advance interviews and/or phoners may be arranged as schedule permits. Also, some limited time for guest appearances during Ms. Skonberg’s tour may be possible. Please contact: Publicist Bill Johnson at 440.247.1987 or music.cleveland@yahoo.com for Bria Skonberg.

Bria’s web site: http://www.briaskonberg.com/

Bria’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/briamusic

DOWNLOAD high resolution photos and audio at: http://jwpjazz.com/bria_skonberg.html

Bria Skonberg @ Jazz Standard with Victor Goines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slr9nW9y0nY

Here’s Bria with David Oswald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band – Swing that Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYyb_3a3kT4



Some biographical details:

Hailing from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and now living in New York City, award winning trumpeter / vocalist / composer Bria Skonberg is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation."- Wall Street Journal.

In 2013, she earned a Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year” and is included in DownBeat Magazine’s Rising Star Critics‘ Poll for 2013-2014. She has recently been honored with a New York Bistro Award for “Outstanding Jazz Artist.”

Skonberg swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated: Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet.

Her first professional gig was as a big band singer at age 16 years, doubling on trumpet. Since she has performed as a bandleader and guest artist at more than 50 jazz festivals in North America, Europe, China and Japan.

Since moving to New York in 2010 she has headlined at Symphony Space, Birdland, The Iridium, Dizzy's and Cafe Carlyle. She has performed with the likes of Nicholas Payton, Anat Cohen, Scott Robinson and Bucky Pizzarelli; she has been featured on Wycliffe Gordon’s projects, studied with Warren Vache, experimented with electronic effects and presented a gig fusing jazz and stand up comedy.

Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and instigative nature, she is now creating an adventurous style rooted in New Orleans jazz and blues, world percussion, soul, and cabaret.

In 2014 she released her sophomore album on Random Act Records, “Into Your Own”. Her debut US release “So Is The Day”, peaked at Number 7 on the Jazz Radio Charts. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all ages. She is an active volunteer at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens and serves as co-producer of the New York Hot Jazz Festival.

Posted by Bill Johnson on 03/11/2015 at 1:51 PM

Re: “the Mad Maggies

Finnegan's loves the Mad Maggies! So excited to have them perform in downtown Novato!

Posted by Finnegan's Marin on 03/11/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Tin Hat Trio

Small correction, this is show should be listed as "Tin Hat" which includes Rob Reich as well.

Posted by FrankV on 03/07/2015 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Calabazas Creek Hike & Picnic Lunch

TIME IS INCORRECT ON THIS DATE: HIKE RUNS FROM 9:00am to 3:00pm!!

Posted by CommunicationsSEC on 03/06/2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Why There Are Words

Find out more about each month's event, and full author bios at: http://whytherearewords.com

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Posted by Why There Are Words on 02/11/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Sherry Glaser in Taking The High Road

Tickets available at the door. If you pm on facebook I can hold your reservation.

Posted by Sherry Glaser on 02/10/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “ArtQuest Mardi Gras Ball

This is a fantastic event supporting a wonderful cause ArtQuest. The Mardi Gras theme can't be beat for fun and excitement. The Gator Nation Band really gets the group moving, couldnt stop dancing! The food this year will be amazing, crawfish flown in fresh from Louisiana, mountains of shrimp, Jambalaya, Oysters and on and on. The silent and live auction have so many eclectic choices there is something for everyone!

Posted by Dena Clover-Vargas on 02/07/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Medical Marijuana Week Celebration of Prop 215

Tea & politics Community Discussion: Medical Cannabis Strategy & Campaigns for 2015!
4pm - 6pm
Steph Sherer, founder and executive director of Americans for Safe Access will be our guest at a community forum discussing the direction of medical cannabis. Steph will deliver a state of the Union from Washington D.C., including congressional Bills, strategy, alliances, and the upcoming conference & Lobby day. ASA's priority in California includes a campaign supporting a bill protecting medical cannabis patients in need of an organ transplant, learn how to support this effort.
Followed by guest speakers; Craig Litwin of Citizens for Responsible Access, Hezekiah Allen of Emerald Growers Association, Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana, & patient advocate of the year (2014) Sara Shrader from the Sonoma County ASA chapter, to discuss what's on the horizon in Sonoma county related to medical cannabis, as our Board of Supervisors has directed staff to give their recommendations on cultivation and have placed this on their priority list for 2015. Steph Sherer will facilitate a strategic discussion on how we can be organized for the political hurdles we will be facing this year.

Complimentary tea and refreshments will be served.

After Party starts at 7pm Benefiting the Arlene Francis & Sonoma Chapter of Americans for Safe Access
$10 donation
Mardi Gras celebration featuring live artists, bands, DJ Konnex, Raffle and more entertainment surprise's. Take advantage of the opportunity to network and mingle with your local canna community, meet industry experts, enjoyy upbeat music, all for a great cause!

Best Mardi Gras outfit wins a prize!

for more info email sarah@safeaccessnow.org

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Posted by Goodladyemerald on 02/05/2015 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Linda Ferro Trio

Oops, bio should read that Elmar plays TENOR sax. (My dad played alto and I've been going thru a lot of his old band materials, so maybe that's what steered me to the wrong word.)

Posted by Linda Ferro on 01/15/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “The Linda Ferro Trio

Please note: Elmar plays TENOR sax, not alto. Sorry for the error. My dad played alto sax and I have been going through a lot of his old band materials lately. Guess that steered me to the wrong word here.

Posted by Linda Ferro on 01/15/2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Eileen Reis Photography Exhibit

Hauntingly beautiful work that speaks to the soul.

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Posted by LB on 01/08/2015 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Why There Are Words

Entry price is $10. Come by to listen to readings by fabulous authors: Tom Barbash, Ann Packer, Rob Roberge, Jason Roberts, Lalita Tademy, Ayelet Waldman

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Posted by Why There Are Words on 01/07/2015 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Casa Rasta

i gave it 1 star cause i want somebody to read this ,so it acually -1 star into sucky zone,This place is a mecca for young 20 sumpthins to not hear any REAL REGGAe or maybe Casa Rasta is just a style to make $$$o off of.its not all the DJs fault{false advertising} who knows maybe you do 1 drop and play whats current in reggae music.I like hip'hop but not under false advertising.This place sux, after you get patted down for weapons''(red flag right there ppl!} you get to pay $30 to get in {on this nye} then get ripped off at the bar,negativaity is flourishing by this point ,then when they drop top mainstream hits,You gotta look out you dont get sucked into a gang fight style situation,!It came down to me stomping this dude for his extreme immature disrespect,and then have 5 or more of his friends {large} fight me and myself go to jail or worse,i chose to leave and take my money elsewhere,even after waiting 40 mins to get in,,i guess i did'nt realize the current hip -hop scene ,in sr no -less was entwined with such immarture stupid ego based problems..its not so much the clubs fault, they just have to deal with their lame ass customers. And with a collar only dress code for guys ,i must say any kinda upscale gentleman shit your trying to pose, just don't go with the handeling inside..my sugesstion:try a security presence up front by the side of the decks,you kno what imsaying .....but I feel i got totally ripped off, disrespected trapped,intimidated,and i left as soon as the ball dropped...thanks alot Christys for providing such a shitty place to SPEND#$$$ NYE..you suk and im never comming back and i hope any conscious ppl who read this wont either~Disgruntled..you owe me

Posted by Dave Hensley on 01/01/2015 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Yoga Hike

**No yoga mat necessary. Wear appropriate layers according to the weather. Beginners welcome.

Posted by Sugarloaf on 12/19/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Tommy Thomsen, Tudo Bem Band, Whiskey Thieves, Joy Ride, the Cork Pullers

This band is amazing; I know first hand having performed with them later that week. I love you guys.

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Posted by Mara Sanchez on 12/11/2014 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Con Brio

This has been rescheduled for 12/7.

Posted by annonymous on 12/06/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Baxter's 30th Reunion - Back to the 80's!

https://www.facebook.com/events/717153231666571/

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ivan Amador on 12/06/2014 at 3:22 PM

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