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Re: “Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

On Sunday, April 26, Jacuzzi will serve Pizza in the Piazza from noon to 3:00 before the CRC concert. For only $10 you get a slice of pizza and a glass of Jacuzzi wine in the lovely courtyard. At 2:30, doors to the romantic Barrel Room open so you can buy your ticket to the concert.

Posted by Gerry Schultz on 03/16/2015 at 12:55 PM

Re: “SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE

FREE GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA. AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH CHRISTIAN HIP HOP DANCER AND MUSIC. THIS EVENT WILL BE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AS THERE WILL BE SEVERAL GENRES THAT WILL CATER TO THE LIKES OF ALL AGES. ARTIST SUCH AS 1 STEP KREW, WHO'S DAVID, AND MUCH MORE. JOIN US FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE HOSTED BY FREEDOM WORSHIP CENTER.

Price: Free

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Posted by Sheila Garza- Jackson on 03/12/2015 at 12:22 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: “The Big Easy

Excellent cellar vibe with tasty small plates until late- featuring the best of local music with an emphasis on jazz & blues... what's not to like?

Posted by esch on 03/07/2015 at 7:30 AM

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: “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: “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: “Fenix

Top drawer food, service and entertainment!!

Posted by KEN NEMZER on 12/08/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Christmas Jug Band

The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks, the Christmas Jug Band are “Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique! A tongue-in-cheek seasonal convergence of San Francisco Bay Area luminaries.” The band has sold over 25,000 albums to date, mostly all over the west coast, with international distribution for all five releases and has had tracks appear on several compilation albums by Rhino, Sony, Trikont (Germany), Philter (Japan) and had a track on the NBC prime-time TV show, “My Name Is Earl.” These players have great credits, some having worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Etta James, Jesse Colin Young, Commander Cody, Rhythmtown-Jive and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Incl Austin de Lone , Paul Rogers, Tim Eschliman, Duke Dagreaze, Ken Jacobs, Blake Richardson and Nicholas Q Dewey

Posted by esch on 12/01/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

PRESS RELEASE
CALIFORNIA-HAWAII ELKS MAJOR PROJECT, INC.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
For the academic year 2015-2016 the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Board of Trustees will offer over $48,000 in undergraduate educational scholarships.
During the years in which this annual scholarship assistance competition has been in existence, the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities has increased from five scholarships of $1,000 each to twenty to thirty scholarships of $1,000 - $2,000 each. Scholarship recipients can reapply each year. If qualified, they can receive up to a total of four years of assistance.
This scholarship is a financial needs-based and academic use scholarship. It is intended for undergraduate work at a licensed vocational school, accredited community college, or four-year college. The funds are to cover academic expenses, which include tuition, books, lab fees and on-campus room and board only.
Individuals applying must be a United States citizen and a resident of California or Hawaii; have a physical impairment, neurological impairment, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and/or speech-language disorder; and be a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or have passed the General Educational Development (GED) Examination or California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).
The Scholarship Committee of the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. will review applications. All persons involved will be notified of the results.
Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available after November 15, 2014 from the Elks website at www.chea-elks.org/youth-activities/scholarships. Please obtain an application packet that is designated for the approaching academic year. The applicant is responsible for properly executing and forwarding the completed application to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2015 and received in the office of the California-Hawaii Elks Major

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

Petaluma Elks #901 hosted a Veterans appreciation dinner on October 24th. Elks 901 fed 150 vets and staff from the Yountville Veterans home. The dinner included, appetizers, chicken, ribs, potatoes, veggies, rolls, dessert. The Wheel Chair vets were given hand made lap blankets, and more were sent to the home for some of the vets that could not attend the dinner. Each vet was given a re-useable bag with socks or a hat, cookies, candies, and other toiletries that was donated from our members, the bags also included micro wave popcorn, cookies, and candies.

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

MOMS & ELKS WORKING TOGETHER

The Mother’s of Military Service & Elks’ volunteers gathered at Petaluma lodge #901 to assemble, pack & ship donations to our active men & women currently in combat around the world. Donated items included a variety of snacks, candy, teas, hot cocoa, personal items, toiletries, books, stationery, games, etc. Working together, packages were filled & shipped to all parts of the world.
“As long as there are veterans (or active service), the Elks will never forget them.”

Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Petaluma Elks Lodge 901

#901 Elks Help to Feed
Petalumans in Need

Well that big red barrel in the lobby keeps filling up with much needed food for distribution by our local post of the Salvation Army. To date Petaluma #901 has donated a bit over 1,100 lbs of food.
Our local Salvation Army helps to feed between 100 and 150 families a week in Petaluma.

This year's “STAMP OUT HUNGER” campaign by the post office was on the decline for the second year in a row. The consolidation of postal routes and fewer postal carriers in the community is thought to be part of the cause. The Post office in the past years was able to help the Petaluma Salvation Army with nine months of the food needs for those Petalumans in need.

So when local service groups like ours can step up with a barrel or more a month it makes a BIG difference and is a great help.

So next time your at the market think about picking up an extra can of soup or vegetables and drop them in the red barrel at the lodge.

Also it has been talked about that this Holiday #901 would sponsor a kettle during the holidays. All that we need to do is get 4 folks together to man a kettle for two hours each. The kettle would have a sign showing that Petaluma #901 was the sponsor. For every team of four folks we can man additional kettles. One day is all they ask.

It’s a great way to give back to the community and let you feel the holiday spirit. One year I was ringing the bell and a man came up and opened his wallet and I could see he had a dollar and a five dollar bill in an old torn wallet. . He was dressed clean but you could tell he wasn't on top of the world. He reached in and placed the five dollar bill in the kettle. Sharing that when he was down and out he had went through the men’s Salvation Army program in Litton Springs north of Healdsburg and it had turned his life around. I cant tell you how much that meant to me to hear his story and to bring the true meaning of the holiday home to my heart.

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Posted by David Adams on 11/13/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “El Coqui

love be back tommorrow

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Posted by Jorge Roman on 11/03/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “El Coqui

The food was grrrreat! Fast and.friendly service made this restaurant on.the corner.enjoyable. I left with a full stomach and will return again soon

Posted by hanagirl on 11/01/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Comedy Magic Show

So excited about this show and magic coming back to Santa Rosa in a big way!

Posted by Shuffle's Magical Ice Cream Shoppe on 10/07/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Guerillacapella

Love it! Great singing and a chance for even the shy ones to perform!

Posted by Susan Rose on 10/01/2014 at 3:29 PM

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