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Coming soon: CJ Chenier at Mitchell Park, with Dartmouth Coast Orchestra and MC Lars

onsale right about now

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Montgomery VS Vallejo

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Double augers 2020 foresight

Firstly: Alabama receiver catches perfect pass for long touchdown in bowl game versus Jim Harbaugh of The Harbaugina monologue on first play of game. Segundo: Craig Wedge Matsumoto on Miles Okazaki solo guitar version of Monk Bemsha “shwing!!!” Great post, … Continue reading

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January 25, 2020: piano shootout Mona Golabek (TheatreWorks at MVPAC) VS Marta Sanchez ( Earthwise at The Mitch)

One is a one-woman show about a real-life story involving someone who fled the Nazis and then had a daughter or two daughters in the arts and probably cost 50 bucks for 90 minutes*.   The other is a piano … Continue reading

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Matt Nelson a Gunn grad does the sax solo in Tune-yARdS ‘Who ARe yoU’ vs Dave Rempis from Chicago Alto solo last week in my Earthwise music series at Palo Alto Arts

Ok it’s actually Dave Rempis w Tim Perkis (Larry, Mad, Darren not shown) I don’t know, is there a video of Matt playing with Merrill? Here is rempis et al:

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Times Times on our side for January jazz show with Marta Sanchez

Gionvanni Russonello of The New York Times tapped Marta Sanchez (appearing in Earthwise Productions Welcomes show at Mitchell Park January 25) as one of his ten jazz highlights for 2019. Previously, he had included last month a track from her … Continue reading

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Reap this righteous riff

Professor Turley disparaged the impeachment arguments by comparing it to “improvised jazz”. One characteristic of jazz musicians is their ability to listen to each other, which our leaders do not do. In 1963 Dizzy Gillespie ran for president: I’d argue … Continue reading

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