Sonoma Valley Jazz Society
2013 Jazzalicious Calendar
Jazzalicious Calendar Concert photos by Frank Novak
This concert was a special Bay Area gathering of international, world travelin' jazz and blues performers in concert. It will be a mini jazz festival! It's a celebration of the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society's 25th year and the premier 2013 jazz calendar called “JAZZALICIOUS.”
These jazz artists' have performed and recorded with the best and the famous from Art Blakey, Anita O'Day, Etta Jones to John Lee Hooker. Many are dedicated educators sharing their unique gift of music, with degrees ranging from Berklee School of Music to Harvard.
All processing remarkable careers, the list is a who's who in jazz:
Chris Amberger, double bass lead-composer, was house bassist at the legendary North Beach jazz spot Keystone Korner, and has performed with the top jazz performers round the world.
Jeff Chambers, bass with impeccable timing, and dynamic rhythms. He has traveled the world and played with Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson.
Jamie Davis' compelling full deep, baritone voice is known around the Globe, performing at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, Dizzy’s and The Blue Note in New York, Milan to Tokyo.
Bassist Ruth Davies has toured the world with Charles Brown, performed with Elvin Bishop and Bonnie Raitt and scores of jazz and blues greats.
Eddie Duran's elegant melodic guitar and extensive career places him forever as a jazz elder statesman. Mad Duran is a remarkable reeds player, compared with the likes of Stan Getz.
Mike Greensill is an acclaimed musical director & accompanist and resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live."
Mary Jenson explores world jazz with her unique vocal presence.
Premier saxophonist Noel Jewkes is a distinguished and admired saxophonist and a legend in the making.
Vocalist Dana Land is a performer with perfect pitch, pizzazz and that "It" factor.
Jeff Massanari- energized guitar provides a continual kick. Guitar jazz with pizzazz, performing internationally in Japan, Sweden, Finland, and Italy at the Umbria Jazz Festival.
Drummer extraordinaire Akira Tana has worked with jazz greats as Sonny Rollins to Zoot Sims.
Pianist Larry Vuckovich deeply imaginative style and repertoire has won acclaim from critics and jazz audience internationally.
Dec 1st Calendar Concert
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