The Jazzschool Celebrates Black History Month
Join the Jazzschool as we celebrate Black History Month with these four wonderful performances!
Sat. 2/2, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: Rhonda Benin
Vocalist Rhonda Benin returns for this special concert in celebration of Black History Month. A master vocalist who sings jazz, blues, R&B, big band, pop, and African American folk songs and makes it all look easy, Benin has earned a reputation for her stellar showmanship, magnetic stage personality, humor, and great dancing. Also featuring Richard Howell, sax; Tammy L. Hall, piano; Ron Belcher, bass; and Deszon Claiborne, drums.
Sat. 2/9, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: The Gerald Beckett Quartet
The Jazzschool is pleased to feature flutist Gerald Beckett as part of our Black History Month Celebration. A stalwart of the Bay Area music scene, Beckett has conducted Jazz Flute master classes in San Francisco and annually in Marseille and Paris. Beckett has released four acclaimed records, including 2011′s Standard Flute (Summit Records). Also featuring Gary Zellerbach, guitar; Ollie Dudek, bass; and Surya Parkasha, drums.
Sun. 2/17, 4:30 pm
Black History Month Celebration: Tribute to Thelonious with Howard Wiley and Jeff Denson
Saxophonist/drummer Howard Wiley and bassist Jeff Denson present a tribute to the great Thelonious Monk in this special performance in celebration of Black History Month.
Sat. 2/23, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: 2nd Annual Eddie Marshall Tribute
The Jazzschool presents a tribute to legendary Bay Area Drummer Eddie Marshall featuring a group of Bay Area All-Stars: Chuck MacKinnon, trumpet; Kenny Brooks, saxophone; Mark Levine, piano; Jeff Chambers, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums.