Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Freddie Hughes and the House of Hughes

Soul legend Freddie Hughes and his band.

11:45am to 2:45pm,

Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) and a player to be named later and Sult (Jacob Felix Heule and visiting friends)

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Tom's Place, 3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley

John Lester's Bass Bureaucracy

Bassist/vocalist John Lester heads up the Tuesday Jazzidency for August, as he brings his all bass and drums looping project, Bass Bureaucracy, back to Jupiter.  John plays upright bass, as well as six string fretted and fretless electric basses, while utilizing loop recording to create deep grooves for his award winning songs. Back in San Francisco after over a decade living in Europe and two years in New York City, John has carved a niche touring circuit throughout the US, the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. As a solo performer, he has created a unique show featuring his 100-year-old upright bass named Sarah (after Sarah Vaughan, for her lovely vocal-like quality).

8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley