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doors open at 3 pm
Drummer Sylvia Cuenca Quartet
w/ Essiet Essiet (bass), Craig Handy (sax) and Peter Horvath (piano)
Sylvia is an active drummer on the New York jazz scene contributing outstanding performances in a variety of situations. She has had the honor of sharing the bandstand with saxophone legend Joe Henderson for 4 years. They toured extensively in Europe, Asia and U.S. Sylvia also performed with trumpet legend Clark Terry for 17 years. Terry's quintet and big band performed jazz cruises, clubs, concerts and festivals in the U.S. Europe, the Caribbean, and South America.
Sylvia also performed and toured with jazz luminaries Billy Taylor, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond, Frank Foster, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Frank Wess, Michael Brecker, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Jon Faddis, Dave Stryker, Dianne Reeves, John Hicks, Geoff Keezer, Denise Donatelli, John Handy, Lew Soloff, Marian McPartland, Hilton Ruiz, George Cables, James Spaulding, Kenny Drew Jr., Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band, Randy Brecker, Emily Remler, Jesse Davis, Helen Merrill, Vienna Art Orchestra and many others.
Vocalist Cynthia Tarr
"Here's to Life" CD Relase Party
Saturday, June 27th
doors open at 7 pm
Backed by 8 piece band!
Cliff Hugo (bass), Kendrick Freeman (drums) Mel Martin (tenor sax), Ken Cook (piano), Jean-Michel Hure (guitar), Bob Afifi (flute), Doug Leibinger (trombone) Dave Scott (trumpet)
Cynthia has been a professional singer and songwriter for 20+ years. She has written over one hundred songs and collaborated with Keb’Mo’, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan Transfer), Leon Ware, Dori Caymmi, among others.
The talent assembled for this project is astounding--amazing players with an intense commitment to making "Here's to Life!" the best it can be. This cd is lush! Jazz, samba, smoky ballads, pop, Brazilian and some of Cynthia's original songs are featured as well.
Her vocal richness, resonance, power and subtleties, combined with these wonderful players and some gorgeous tunes will make for a great show!
Doors opens at 3 pm
with Pianist Tammy Hall Trio
Denise Perrier has spent most of her thirty-year career performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and touring Europe, Latin America and Asia. With her latest CD, "Denise Perrier and the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra," she has moved to a higher level of artistry and popularity. Harkening back to the time when a singer told the story and left the rest to the instrumentalists, Denise has a very welcoming straight-ahead style, concentrating on the standards and adding blues and Latin for variety. Her musical configuration, Denise connects with audiences - that’s her forte.
She is known as “the voice with a heart.”
Blessed with a rich contralto voice and the ability to sing ballads and blues with equal artistry, Denise has performed in the theatrical revue "In the House of the Blues," portraying Bessie Smith; and the vaudeville “One Mo’ Time.” She was featured in the Grammy-nominated CD, "Color Me Blue," with Brother Jack McDuff and, in addition to the latest one, has produced four CDs: "The Second Time Around" (2008), "I Wanna Be Loved" (1997), also with Houston Person, and "East Meets West" (2001) which includes sides performed in Russia. In 2004, she came out with "Live at Yoshi's; Blue Monday Party," which received much critical acclaim and reached high on the jazz charts.
Jazz Society Tickets - June 27th 7 pm
Non-Member tikcets - June 27th 7 pm
"Jazz in the Barn" takes place in a beautiful old barn of the home of Janice King and Thomas Randa.
Seating is very limited so get your tickets early. Bring your favorite beverage we will have seating, ice, no host bar, small nibbles and wine glasses
Come and enjoy an intimate concert
Last Saturday, Janice King and Tim Randa gave the Jazz Society a wonderful holiday present—The Rhonda Benin Quartet! Rhonda and the guys fittingly began the set with a rocking version of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” and later performed “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,” in an original syncopated beat. As an homage to Marvin Gaye, she knocked our holiday stockings off with the hypnotic “Sexual Healing,” which had the audience dancing all over the Barn. My personal favorite was her delivery of "Groovin." Thank you Janice and Tim for this wonderful gift!
Sharon & Stuart, Sonoma, CA
Dear Janice & Tim
You had a fabulous party in your Jazz in the Barn last week! "Nibbles"? Hardly those wer gorgeous hors d'voures - my favorite food. Everything was wonderful. Thank you for a super evening.
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