Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Freddie Hughes and the House of Hughes

Soul legend Freddie Hughes and his band.

Aug 28, 11:45am to 2:45pm,

Brian Moran Trio

Aug 28, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

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

Aug 28, 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).

Aug 28, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Wild Catahoulas Feat. Marc Marcin plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich

Cajun and zydeco band Wild Catahoulas takes its name from the official state dog of Louisiana, which, fiddler Gus Garelick says, is "hard working and bilingual." Garelick could also be referring to this band, which spun off from Ashkenaz regulars Cajun Coyotes and includes two of the North Bay's best singers, Allegra Broughton and Sam Page (of rock-folk band Solid Air), on guitar and bass respectively. They are joined by drummer Don Connolly. The Wild Catahoulas mix sweet Cajun waltzes and two-steps with more energized zydeco and New Orleans R&B, traditional favorites, and band originals that turn every show into an instant Mardi Gras party. Garelick has fiddled with such fellow high-energy bands as Sonoma Swamp Dogs and Queen Ida, and his bandmates come with their own credentials. Mark Marcin started playing guitar when he was twelve years old. After college he set aside the guitar to pursue a career as a painter. In the early 90's Mark moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where he taught painting and drawing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During this time, Mark fell in love with Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music. After leaving Lousiana, Mark returned to his musical routes and learned to play the accordion and fiddle. He returns to Louisiana frequently to re-absorb the music and culture, and ver the years has studied accordion with Ray Abshire, Dexter Ardoin, Jimmy Breaux, Jeffery Broussard, Jesse Lége, Ed Poullard, Dirk Powell, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy. Mark also performs regularly at Ashkenaz with his own band, the Midnite Ramblers, and as a guest with Andrew Carriere and the Cajun Allstars and The Aux Cajunals

Doors at 7:30 pm ; Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich at 8:00 pm ; Show at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
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Aug 28, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley