The Montclair Women's Big Band--noted as "one of the West Coast's most formidable ensembles" by All About Jazz--is a Bay Area treasure and a welcome addition to our Fiddler Annex Grand Opening Week celebrations. Founded by CJC faculty members, trumpeter Ellen Seeling and saxophonist Jean Fineberg, the group brings together some of the Bay Area's best jazz women in a launch-week performance in Rendon Hall.
8pm to 9pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory
2040 Addison Street, Berkeley
With emotionally evocative songwriting and a voice like dark molasses, Greg Brown brings warmth and quirky humor to each performance. His prolific musical career spans more than five decades and his songs have been covered by a slew of artists, from Willie Nelson to Joan Baez. He also provided notable contributions to the film Crazy Heart at the request of Jeff Bridges.
8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704