I’m focusing on advancing my shows June 21, with jazzsinger Jane Monheit, and July 6, with blues guitarist Bob Margolin (and guests Jimmy Vivino, and Mitch Woods). Both concerts will be at the new Mitchell Park Community Center El Palo Alto room. We will sell 200 tickets for each show, or offer such. Tickets are $20, available at the door, and you can rsvp here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m mulling over other places to offer hard ticket advance ducats, or online ticketing services.
Jane, who is also doing a free outdoor show at Los Gatos, will be touring with her piano player Andy Langham. I went to see Jane’s combo at Yoshi’s last month, to advance this event, and milled around backstage, wondering if I should make contact. I approached a tall, well-dressed man, sucking the fresh air, behind the club, and took him for the driver. Andy is a big fella, but I could not tell that from my perch at the club. He chuckled and led me in to meet the rest of the band, and his boss-lady.
Beth Custer and friends played last night at Palo Alto Art Center, her show based on the writings of Paul Hawken, “Drawdown”, which in her use seems to mean a concerted effort, so to speak, to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
Beth’s project, a commission from SF Arts, repeats tonite at the 55 Taylor Street New Music center.
Here is a 2-minute clip, mostly instrumental, of her group featuring clarinet, voice, cello, violin, piano and percussion.