I have three confirmed shows for spring, all jazz, but at two locations:
- Or Barekat Quartet, Lytton Plaza, free show, Monday, April 18, 2002 6 p.m.
- Ben Goldberg/Scott Amendola/Todd Sickafoose Trio — sometimes and formerly known as Plays Monk, Thursday, April 28, 2022, $20, at Mitchell Park Community Center, 8 p.m., tickets at EventBrite, (rescheduled from January, 2022);
- Wayne Horvitz Sara Schoenbeck Duo, Friday, May 13, 2022, Mitchell Park Community Center , 8 p.m., $20 at EventBrite (Rescheduled from spring, 2020).
Keep on swingin’ as the late, great jazz writer Royal Stokes would say. Or Boog Powell, first basemen of the Orioles who shares a name with John Wesley Powell who in 1869 ran the Colorado River and Grand Canyon and was the subject of a book by my neighbor Wallace Stegner in 1954 plus figured prominently at a show last night at Lucie Stern that Terry and I caught “Men in Boats”. For some reason, I am leaning towards calling this series “Peace Has Come to Zimbabwe” although for the outdoor show, at best, we’d be jammin’ until dark not break of dawn. And the focal point of that show is from Israel not Africa (whereas to my knowledge the other shows feature people from Oregon, Berkeley, San Ramon and Seattle).