Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

09/04/2018

9th Ward Millionaires

Eclectic New Orleans style Jazz with beautiful harmonies.

Sep 4, 11:45am to 2:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Zamico

Grooving Afro-Brazilian-Caribbean music.

Sep 4, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Time Out Quartet

Sep 4, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz.

Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from its most creative periods intensified with illuminating, funny and touching true stories of the time.

Come hear music and jazz stories you probably have never heard...but will never forget.

Hosted by Richard Leiter.
The first Tuesday of every month at Pegasus Books Solano.

Sep 4, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books, 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Kalí Rodríguez-Peña


Cuban trumpeter-composer-arranger Kalí Rodríguez-Peña has been blending traditional sounds from his native country with the influences of jazz trumpet legends, along with elements of R&B and hip-hop. From his current home base in New York City, Kalí is poised to become one of the leading voices of a young generation of talented young Cuban musicians.

RaicesContemporary (Latino) American Music
Curated by John Santos

A concert series of diverse Latino (American) music representing hemispheric creativity in a wide range of formats interpreted by several of the most dynamic interpreters in the field. The term America in its true sense refers to North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands. Accordingly, Latin American music defies brief descriptions. Folk syles and rhythms in traditional and evolutionary settings, dance music and jazz play seminal roles in this series.

Sep 4, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Founding Fathers Trio

The Founding Fathers are a jazz project honoring the immense contributions of oppressed peoples to the US. Our music explores the intersection of jazz, soul and afro-latin traditions. Every Tuesday of September at Jupiter, from 8p-11p

Sep 4, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Iko YaYa plus Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod


Iko Yaya dishes out steaming New Orleans-drenched "swamp and roll" for dancing. The band is made up of longtime members of some of our favorite local groups, and it'll be a night of "bon temps roulez" big time! The musicians got together in 2013 to play the Louisiana-influenced music that moves them, and, as Jim Scott reports, "That's when the party started!" Tonight it's a full plate of their favorite New Orleans-based dance music - blues and boogie, Cajun/zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even country - all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe. Among the dance favorites are "Mardi Gras Mambo," "It's All Over Now," "Hey Pocky Way," and "Waltz Across Texas."

I*ko Ya Ya is Singer-percussionist Cheryl McBride (born and raised in New Orleans, a member of SwingThing, and one of our regular dance teachers)
Guitarist Jim Scott (Mark St. Mary, CZ & the Bon Vivants, Jeffery Broussard)
Bassist-singer Lance Houck
Saxophonist Otoe Mori (Humanistic, Smooth Jazz Alley)
Trumpeter Marty Arvan
Drummer Sam Siggins (California Cajun Orchestra, Courtableu, Creole Belles)

Accordion, guitar, singer Andre Nigoghossian

Doors at 7:30 pm / Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod at 8:00 pm / Show at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
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Sep 4, 8:30pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley