420 First Street East Sonoma, CA 95476 phone 707.996.4466
Presents in conjunction with The Plaza Bistro
Jazz in the Backroom
Dinner Reservations suggested - open seating at wine bar
Friday 7:00 -10:00 pm
Saxophonist KRISTEN STROM is in great demand these days.
In addition to leading her own ensemble, the Kristen Strom Quintet, she is an integral part of some of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading bands. She has performed with many well-known artists, including Manhattan Transfer, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Kevin Mahogany, Michel LeGrand, the San Jose Symphony, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, and the San Francisco Production Beach Blanket Babylon. In addition to her solo album, "Intention", she has recorded more than 25 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including Crossing Borders, John Worley and Worlview, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Wally Schnalle, Burning Bridges, Tim Volpicella and poet Paul Zarzyski and four albums with The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. Her touring schedule has included performances across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia with the Nuclear Whales and others.
Kristen is saxophone instructor at Santa Clara University, is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and is the Education Consultant for the San Jose Jazz Society.
Kristen has a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University, as well as graduate studies in music education, and studied saxophone and woodwinds with Joe Henderson, Mel Martin and Victor Morosco.
Scott has been touring and playing professionally since 1983. He’s currently a featured performer with Brazilian-jazz artist Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, the Kristen Strom Quintet, and is touring with Crossing Borders, featuring Jennifer Scott and Kristen Strom.
Scott is a producer/engineer at Open Path Music where he’s worked with a wide range of artists including Duke Robillard, poet Paul Zarzyski, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Scott Amendola, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Stowell, Chris Cain, Bobby Black, Sista Monica, Dayna Stephens, Sony Holland, Cowboy Celtic, Mike Zilber, Gloria Coleman, Lonnie Gasperini, Calvin Keyes, Rushad Eggleston, Natalie Haas, and many others.
He has composed for film and television, including co-writing and co-producing the score for the feature film Fat Rose & Squeaky, featuring Cicely Tyson and Louise Fletcher.
Murray Low is a keyboard wizard whose dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills boggle the mind. Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated electric bassist. Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these players are making some electrifying jazz.
The trio's repertoire blends jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, funk, and more. And they bring a similar approach to playing arrangements of tunes by other jazz artists and traditional jazz standards, including favorites by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, and other composers of America's most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist.
In 2011 Bollenback garnered a Grammy nomination for co-production on Joey DeFrancesco’s Never Can Say Goodbye (Hi Note), and also shares executive and co-producing credits with vocalist-composer Chris McNulty on her albums Dance Delicioso and her Whispers the Heart (Elefant Dreams). His international and national touring schedule currently include appearances with Joey DeFrancesco, Mike LeDonne, Jim Snidero, Gary Smullyan, Buster Williams, Chris McNulty’s Magic Trio, as well as many appearances with his own trio.
Jared Gold's recent emergence as one of New York's most in demand organists comes from years of dedication and respect to the Hammond B-3. With such influences as Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Don Patterson, a unique philosophy based on extending harmony and soldidifying groove has taken precedence.
Versatility has provided Jared the opportunity to work with such established veterans as Dave Stryker, John Abercrombie, Ed Cherry, Jon Gordon, Oliver Lake, Bill Goodwin, Adam Nussbaum, Jimmy Ponder, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Williams, Cecil Brooks III, Don Braden, Ralph Peterson, William Ash, John Swana, and Tony Reedus.
Jared's longtime collaboration with Posi-Tone Records has led to five releases as a leader. The most recent, "Golden Child", features Gold's original compositions combined with reworks of a few classis motown tunes, including "A change is gonna come". Other releases for gold are "All Wrapped Up" (2011), "Out of Line" (2010), "Supersonic" (2009), and "Solids and Stripes" (2008).
In 2004 Dave Stryker included Jared in his newly formed organ trio with drummer Tony Reedus. With a mixture of adventurous original music and new takes on some old standards this group has been performing often, including a live WBGO broadcast from J and R music in NYC.
Jared's writing and arranging skills are also featured in his collaboration with guitarist Randy Napoleon and drummer Quincy Davis. They have produced two CD's of which "Enjoy the Moment" (pko records) has received high acclaim and radio play throughout the country. Jared's discography also includes "The Chaser" with the Dave Stryker Trio, "Makin It" and "Plan", with the Oliver Lake group, "Going Somewhere" with the Avi Rothbard Trio, "Broadway Alley" with the William Ash Trio, and "Springloaded" with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet.
Friday May 16 - NO JAZZ
THE PLAZA BISTRO
Situated in an 1859 landmark building with a long colorful history, the Plaza Bistro offers a relaxing bistro style ambience, delectable wine country cuisine, including daily specials, fine wines and an indisputable social atmosphere.
What could be finer on a Friday evening than live jazz "On The Plaza"?
The Plaza Bistro offers relaxed atmosphere, a complete dinner menu if you so desire and a full bar for your favorite adult beverage.
The SVJS had teamed up with the folks at The Plaza Bistro to present live jazz Friday and Saturday evenings, 7 to 10 pm.
Join us at The Plaza Wine Bar for the best live entertainment in town: America's one true art form, JAZZ!
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