Valerie Troutt is a composer, teacher, leader and singer out of the East Bay.
Her ensemble supports blues legend Charlie Musselwhite at the Palo Alto JCC on Dec. 29.
Sylvie Simmons is a ukelele based singer-songwriter, also internationally known for her knowledge of writer and performer Leonard Cohen. She appears at Cubberley’s H-1 in Palo Alto, with Matt the Electrician, who, despite the monniker released 4 albums of original folk and is recording this week in Portland with Tucker Martine. This Saturday, November 16.
Carmen Rothwell is a jazz bassist from Seattle. She will appear Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Mitch, with Engage: Dave Douglas, she, Jeff Parker and Clarence Penn.