Earthwise announces three-part spring jazz series in Palo Alto


I met Or Barekat at Stanford half four  years ago, playing with Camila Meza; although this time he is leading a quartet featuring upright bass; Morgan Guerin, tenor sax, EWI; Jeremy Corren, piano; Savannah Harris, drums. It’s possible I might add a support act or some support acts: in September, 2021 I produced a series at Lytton Plaza that featured more than 20 musicians. Stay tuned for more info.

I have three confirmed shows for spring, all jazz, but at two locations:

  1. Or Barekat Quartet, Lytton Plaza, free show, Monday, April 18, 2002 6 p.m.
  2. 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);
  3. 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).

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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