Sunday, February 6, 2011

#37 / Jazz

The Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Special is continuing tonight (Sunday) at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley. Tickets are still available. Attendance is still recommended! Plan on 8:00 to Midnight. $5 parking is right next door. Tasty food and drink is immediately available. So is incredible music.

Yesterday (Saturday), the Treme Brass Band from New Orleans led a "Second Line" march up the streets of Berkeley, and was on stage at the end of the concert, to conclude a memorable show that included the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, with Michael Doucet on fiddle, and the Bob Mielke Jazz All-Stars with Barbara Dane (pictured on the right). Santa Cruz residents might have recognized Bruce Bratton, who took the stage with the Goodtime Washboard 3, a group which appeared on national television on the Bing Crosby show, but hadn't actually played in public for forty years!

I am no musicologist, but I do appreciate the metaphoric qualities of jazz. Each performer shines individually, but we're all in this together!

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