My very favorite annual concert is coming up Tuesday, June 21st wherein I’ll be performing duos with Stephen Kent at the gorgeous Oakland Columbarium Chapel of the Chimes on the Garden of Memory event. Thanks to Sarah Cahill who has invited me to perform since it’s inception over 15 years ago, this is a delightful way to hear a gaggle of great musicians in a Julia Morgan designed edifice that is jaw dropping in it’s beauty.

Sunday June 19th I’ll be performing with Stephen at a KPFA benefit at the Crafts Fair in Richmond, 3-5pm. Entrance is free, come on out!

Shortly thereafter I’m off to the Adirondacks to compose a few different pieces including arranging songs I created with writer Bernie Weiner’s poetry for the Mill Valley Philharmonic and begin researching my new large scale work Water Worship that will be premiered in 2017-18 with Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

Have a lovely summer, come say hi!

 

KALX

Here’s link to a recent interview with the always delightful Anthony Bonet on his show Sex14s on KALX. Anthony and I go way back to the days when he was doing sound at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. He has his ear to the ground and has a vast knowledge of music and comedy, check him out.  I believe KALX was the very first radio station to ever interview me, ever grateful that they are still around and bringing it.

Radio Love!

I’ve been having a blast visiting with my very favorite local radio DJs in support of my CD release next Wed., Feb. 17th at the Freight & Salvage. Here’s a taste thus far of my interviews.

KPFA: Larry Kelp: Sing Out! w/David James

KPFA: Stephen Kent Music of the World

KALX: Anthony Bonet Sex14s—-link coming soon!

Ah, my favorite weather, cool and sunny.

The reviews are coming in for my new release, For the Grace of Any Man, and they are great! Thank you Jesse Hamlin (SF Chron): “you sound great,” RAR Jungle creator of the power ukulele at Leleukeleles said “some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time.” and Jean Huffman (my mom) “WHO is that trumpet player?!”

The stunning CD artwork created by designer Alexander Bailey (DJ of Nerd Nite SF king of Radio Khartoum) is worth the price of the release. People as far away as Israel, Hawaii, and Amsterdam have ordered theirs, I’m selling out of copies quickly, get yours while they last!

Fallen bird

It’s finally here folks, my new CD, For the Grace of Any Man (with choir!) and a CD release party, Wednesday, February 17th at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse.

We’ll have the usual amazing musicians onboard, Chris Grady on trumpet is smokin’ on For the Grace, my stalwart funk machine Jan Jackson on drums, the inimitable David James on guitar and vocals (who also just released a new CD ‘Billionaire Blues’ check it!), virtuouso Vicky Grossi on bass (did I tell you she’s working with members of The Who?!), and the ever inspiring Diana Mangano will be singing.

Special guests on the CD and at the release party Skate Stone and Daria ‘Shank’ Johnson will bring their incredible talents to our group.

Peace & love in 2016 and always

 

 

 

Hey everyone,

Beautiful summer day, happy summer! happy pride weekend! So grateful to be living in such a gorgeous place.

This week I lost one of my biggest fans/neighbor/friend/artist/color specialist biz owner David Van Dommelen. He must have attended hundreds of my concerts and thousands of the Bay Area’s most cutting edge events, a friend of ROVA Sax Quartet and many other Bay Area musicians. Thank you David for your years of support and camaraderie, you will be greatly missed here in our little town, wait….I just thought I saw you whizzing by on your bike……

This summer, the wonderful William Farley film I composed for, Plastic Man, The Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish, will be playing as part of the Jewish Film Festival! Don’t miss this intriguing documentary, you’ll be inspired folks!

Saturday, July 25, 4:30
The Castro Theatre 
429 Castro Street, SF

Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 pm
Cine Arts, Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real Bldg, #6

Sunday, August 2, 4:10 pm
California Theatre
2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley

Get your TICKETS in advance!

Thinking ahead…

On November 14th Will Bernard and I will be performing a duo concert at SF Jazz this fall, git yer tickets way in advance for that, Will’s a Berkeley born n’ raised so it’s bound to sell out now that he’s hit the big time in New Yawk!

Peace on this historic day for gay marriage rights!

Love,

Beth

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