Lisa Lindsley performs: “Blossom Dearie. A Tribute”

Lisa Lindsley performs: “Blossom Dearie. A Tribute”

Friday, November 8, 7:30 PM Lisa Lindsley performs: “Blossom Dearie. A Tribute” Tickets: $20.00 /Advance  $24/Door Tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: walter@kiamanijazz.com or (510) 735-6390 Produced By: Walter M. Mitchell Entertainment Jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley, an engaging storyteller and balladeer of the first order debuts “Blossom Dearie: A Tribute.”  With impeccable support from Bill Bell the pianist and arranger and bassist Jeff Chambers, Lindsley is fearless in her rendition of Blossom Dearie bringing a softness and tenderness similar to Dearie’s style.  “As a singer, you are always trying to find your voice,” says Lindsley;” and I always connected with Blossom Dearie and the way she approaches her songs.”...
Last of the Red Hot Mamas feat. Maria Muldaur


Last of the Red Hot Mamas feat. Maria Muldaur


Saturday, October 5, 8:00 PM Last of the Red Hot Mamas Featuring Maria Muldaur
 Tickets: $20/Adv $25/Door Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 831-335-8110 or jayme@purrgirl.com Local Favorites Jayme Kelly Curtis, Kristin Brownstone 
& Simone Cox Split the Bill w/Blues Legend Maria Muldaur The Last of the Red Hot Mamas featuring blues star Maria Muldaur. Saucy local vocalists Jayme Kelly Curtis, Simone Cox and Kristin Brownstone join Maria for an evening of rakish songs in the tradition of Mae West, Sophie Tucker, Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith. The ladies are backed by a blazing hot band featuring Martan Mann on stride piano, drummer Olaf Schiappacasse, bassist Dan Robbins and sax man Bruce Wandmayer from the Trailer Park Troubadours. www.mariamuldaur.com www.purrgirl.com www.kristinbrownstone.com www.reverbnation.com/simonecox www.musicmann.com...
Middle Space featuring Wil Blades

Middle Space featuring Wil Blades

Sunday, September 29, 7:00 PM Middle Space featuring Wil Blades Tickets: General:  $18 Advance / $20 Door;  Students: $13 Advance / $15 Door Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 6:30 PM More info: tavalinmusic@gmail.com Composing Duo Frank Buchanan and Kurt Stockdale return to Kuumbwa for a world premiere of original compositions. This time, to enliven a program of funky groove music and slick southern swing, Middle Space is joined by acclaimed organist Wil Blades, protege of Dr Lonnie Smith. Rounding out the group are New York session drummer Bill Campbell and the magnificent Bay Area favorite Chuck MacKinnon on trumpet. In addition to the theme of the evening, organ music, Middle Space is proud to be presenting a sneak peak into their upcoming recording project, with exciting compositions in homage to Thelonious Monk. Kurt Stockdale – tenor saxophone Frank Buchanan – 7 string guitar Wil Blades – hammond B3 organ Chuck MacKinnon – trumpet Bill Campbell – drums & cymbals. kurtstockdale.wordpress.com www.wilblades.com www.billcampbelldrums.com...
Alice Russell

Alice Russell

Friday, October 11, 7:00 PM Alice Russell Tickets: $25/Adv  $28/Door Advance Tickets at inticketing.com Doors: 6:00 PM Presented by Pulse Productions Alice Russell is a natural, pure natural talent, a natural presence, a force of nature. Whether on a big stage with her 16 piece band, charming a crowd of 4000 into staying out dancing in the rain (as she did at the Montreal Jazz Festival) or rocking out an intimate club set with a stripped down 6 piece band, she’s a singer who demands attention. Unfazed by taking to the spotlight after a sober Amy Winehouse or joining Roy Ayers live for ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, there’s no wonder her powerful soul voice has attracted rave reviews from numerous national and international publications and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, David Byrne, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada. www.alicerussell.com...
Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves

Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM Slaid Cleaves General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (advance) Tickets $4 more on day-of-show (Gold Circle Seating is the first 3 rows center section; plus 2 aisle seats on each side.) Tickets available at www.snazzyproductions.com or  831-479-9421 Doors at 7:00 PM Presented by Snazzy Productions Slaid Cleaves‘s musical roots extend back prior to his days playing in a high school “garage band” with his childhood friend Rod Picott. The two shared a love of music, especially Bruce Springsteen and named their band The Magic Rats, after a character in Springsteen’s song “Jungleland.” He brought his love of American artists such as Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, CCR, and more with him to Cork, Ireland, where he spent his junior year of college. To help pass the time he learned how to play the songs on guitar and on November 18, 1985 he made his debut as a busker‹a street singer‹in Cork City, Ireland. After several false starts he started to gain notice around Portland, Maine and in 1990 released his debut cassette, The Promise. Only a few songs off this album, “Sweet Summertime”, “Lonesome Highway” and “Wrecking Ball” still occasionally get played in concert. The original tape has unfortunately been lost, and only copies remain.   ...
Maura O’Connell

Maura O’Connell

Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 PM Maura O’Connell General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (advance) Tickets $4 more on day-of-show (Gold Circle Seating is the first 3 rows center section; plus 2 aisle seats on each side.) Tickets available at www.snazzyproductions.com or  831-479-9421 Doors at 7:00 PM Presented by Snazzy Productions Maura O’Connell embodies many paradoxes: lead singer for De Danann, she was not a traditional Celtic singer; resident of Nashville, she is not American; collaborator with New Grass Revival, she is not a bluegrass performer. Nevertheless, O’Connell has made a name for herself on two continents as a superb singer. O’Connell was born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, where she began singing at an early age. Involvement in the folk club scene led to an invitation from Celtic traditionalists De Danann to join their ranks. Her involvement with De Danann resulted in the recording of Star-Spangled Mollie, a clear indication of interest in transatlantic culture.  ...