Whether he is swinging hard on the tenor sax or keeping rhythm on the drums, saxman/drummer Howard Wiley is always dressed in classic jazzcat style. Howard was on the set for the SFJAZZ Hotplate Series: Tiffany Austin Sings the Music of Hoagy Carmichael.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Tiffany Austin SFJAZZ Hotplate Series – The Music of Hoagy Carmichael SFJAZZ Center – Joe Henderson Lab 11.14.13 Tiffany Austin took us on a journey through the music of Hoagy Carmichael and a few other gems. She was backed by an incredible ensemble of Joe Warner on piano, Ron Belcher on bass, Howard Wiley on […]
Valerie Troutt Moon Candy Vocal House Ensemble Embodiment Project Dance Company ODC Theater – San Francisco, CA 06.01.13 My friend, mentor, and teacher/singer/pianist/composer Valerie Troutt will have her CD release party for her debut album, The Sound of Peace, on Monday, November 25 @ 8 PM at Yoshi’s Oakland. Be there and be blessed!!!
Matt Wong The Sound Room Oakland, CA 08.24.13 I have been watching Matt Wong play over past few years and he is now electrifying on the keys at 15 years old. He and his trio played for my birthday celebration in June at The Sound Room and received rave reviews. They came back to play […]
L-R: Tom Browne – trumpet, Fred Wesley – trombone, Mickala Cheadle – vocals The groove was tight on a Saturday night with Fred Wesley on trombone, Tom Browne on trumpet, Rodney Franklin on keyboard, Vernon Black on electric bass, and Mickala Cheadle and Omega Rae slamming on the vocals.
We saw this beautiful ceiling in a shop on Chestnut Street in the Marina District of San Francisco. The silver paint gives it a very classic look. It has been well-preserved. I wonder what stories this ceiling could tell? What has it seen in its lifetime?
The theme for the Visit Oakland Photo Contest 2013 was people. Our goal was to depict people in a way that showed the heart and soul of Oakland. These photos were two of my submissions. 1st photo – Dance troupe at First Fridays dancing near Broadway and Grand Avenues. 2nd photo – Salsa by the […]