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Sunday June 24  SPECIAL EVENT at FREMONT CENTRE THEATRE

Brad Colerick – Nine Ten Thirty CD release show – TICKETS

6:00pm Potluck, 7:00 Concert followed by song circle


Wednesday June 27  7:00pm
2Ton Bridge and Auni + spc gst Jordie Lane & Claire Reynolds – TICKETS

2Ton Bridge is the musical persona of singer-songwriter and actor Alexander Wright, who took the name of the landmark connecting his childhood Maryland farm to the main road and the wider world. Similarly, his songs connect their down-to-earth characters – farmers, fishermen, migrants, prisoners – to society as a whole, bridging the gap with a passionate understanding of the struggle for personal dignity. Auni is a mesmerizing songstress from Los Angeles with a bit of an unusual folk band — violin, viola, and string bass. Her warm voice and charming melodies wend their way into listeners’ hearts and heads, offering a stunning kaleidoscope of style and nuance. Raised on Bach and The Beatles, she began writing chamber folk songs as a student in Paris, then returned to LA where she formed a small, bluegrass-inspired band and recorded her debut, self-titled EP. Her folk quartet’s live appeal is built on their vibrant onstage interaction, as well as Auni’s intricate arrangements. We’ll also hear from a couple of favorite Wine & Song guests, Australia’s Jordie Lane & Claire Reynolds.

 


Thursday June 28  7:30pm
Elliott Caine Quintet – TICKETS

Inspired by 60’s “Blue Note” style jazz, as well as by the music of Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria, the Elliott Caine Quintet play original compositions as well as the works of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and Donald Byrd among others. Latin Beat Magazine describes Elliott as “one of the West Coast’s finest trumpeters.” Cadence Magazine describes him as “a fire-breathing trumpeter in the lineage of Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan.” Elliott has performed and/or recorded with Teddy Edwards, Barbara Morrison, Wyclef Jean, Beck, The Beastie Boys, and numerous others. His original compositions have been heard on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with David Letterman. The band consists of Elliott Caine on trumpet, Scott Gilman on tenor sax, Rick Olson on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Kenny Elliott on drums.

Wednesday July 4  7:00pm
Jaime Michaels and Spork & Foon – TICKETS

The Roots Music Report summed up Jaime Michaels best — “Much like the folkier side of Paul Simon, who seems a clear mentor, Michaels’ lyrical skills allow him to be reflective and wry in his crafty word-play…The tunes throughout are always clever, mostly upbeat, but never sappy — wine sipping rather than beer drinking music.” Spork & Foon features five highly respected members of the LA songwriting community – singer Aireene Espiritu brings her folk and blues to the project, guitarist Ed Tree fuels his Southern soul with propulsive grooves, keyboardist Marty Axelrod takes things in a humorous direction, bassist Mark Goldberg contributes bluesy originals, and percussionist Debra Dobkin adds her unique brand of R&B funk. Passing lead vocals around the bandstand and giving all they have to each other’s material, Spork & Foon exudes the love and admiration each member holds for the others. Their performance will have you dancing in your seat.

Thursday July 5  7:30pm
Riner Scivally Quartet – TICKETS

The Riner Scivally Quartet perform compelling arrangements of jazz standards and originals. Riner is a long-time South Pas resident and is noted for his warm tone and lyrical solos. He teaches guitar at Occidental and PCC and has worked with a variety of jazz artists including Larance Marable, Bobby Bradford, and Gary Foster. He will be joined by a great lineup with Chuck Manning on sax, Michael Alvidrez on bass, and Kendall Kay on drums, plus special guest Johan Larchenweg on trombone.

Wednesday July 11  7:00pm – TICKETS
Jackie Bristow, Mark Punch, Paula Punch


Thursday July 12  7:30pm
Hank Mehren Trio – TICKETS


Thursday August 9  7:30pm
Acoustic Asylum – TICKETS

Acoustic Asylum is what happens when you take some of LA’s best recording and touring musicians and turn them loose in an organic setting. No electronic tricks, no stylistic limits… just incredible music with a big dose of fun. From swamp funk, to jazz, to klezmer and tango, to quirky original and cover tunes, nothing is off limits. The band is led by award-winning composer and producer Dan Radlauer on accordion. Rounding out the all-star lineup are acclaimed guitarist Carl Verheyen; Mark Hollingsworth gives the band part of its unique sound playing clarinet and baritone sax; Banging the bass is one of the finest recording and touring musicians on the west coast — Dave Marotta; On drums, the highly versatile John Mader with a career spanning from Pat Benetar to the LA run of Hamilton; And on violin, the multifaceted Luis Alberto bringing an international flare to this super group.

 

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