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Zoh Amba vs Zelmo Beaty

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Free concert Wednesday with Zoh Amba & Marcus Shelby combos

Earthwise * Productions * live *jazz & improv * 8 pm Wednesday * November 16, 2022 @ Palo Alto *Art Center * Register “eventbrite” & “Earthwise” ***

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Six or seven more by Earthwise at Lytton Plaza before the weather turns

  Steve Poltz at Lytton Plaza on a Wednesday. One 9/28/22 Mads Tolling group the next night, same place. Someone who got a 4.5 star review in Downbeat and my contact info named Chase Elodia and friends, from NYC, will be playing after. Two. And … Continue reading

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Dual carriageway


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Earthwise Music in the Palo Alto parks initiative, summer/fall, 2022

The Waybacks Sunday, July 10, 2022 2 p.m. Amendola Vs Blades Sunday July 17, 2022 2 p.m. Citta Di Vitti Sunday, July 24, 2022 2 p.m. Native Elements Sunday, August 7  14, 2022, 2 pm at Mitchell Park bowl (note … Continue reading

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All that jazz

I don’t mean to sound snitty or disrespectful and in fact I am a donor for the first time in 50 years, and I bought three or four sets of tickets but as a former journalist—who in fact wrote about … Continue reading

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Not sure why Kamasi Washington charges $142 per ticket for a club show in Menlo Park except possibly, as the New York Times reports, he is seen in society pages wearing a dashiki spun with real gold

  bw   note: Kamasi Washington is booked by Mitch Blackman of ICM, who also books Robert Glasper and Macy Gray — both of whom played the new venue, The Guild. Kamasi has 187K social media followers, god bless. note2: … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan, the vote, Will Bernard, Sony Holland singing the music of Linda Ronstadt

  Just now, taking the dog out, I noticed todays mail. It included a single balcony reserved seat ticket to a Bob Dylan concert upcoming in Oakland Friday June 11, in about a month and a notice for a polling … Continue reading

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Earthwise announces three-part spring jazz series in Palo Alto

  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, … Continue reading

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  1st time I met Will Bernard was on Telegraph in Berkeley. He was sitting in with Alphabet Soup, whose cd I had. I approached him to get their contact info and he said that no one in that set … Continue reading

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