Opus Oakland
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opus Oakland

http://www.opusoakland.com/index.html

Opus Oakland was created in October of 2016 by members of Oakland Civic Orchestra, a community orchestra affliated with Oakland Parks and Recreation.

The goal of Opus Oakland is to provide a regular small ensemble performance opportunity where interested musicians can meet other chamber music enthusiasts and expand their repertoire.

As a result, cafe-goers around Oakland get the benefit of receiving free mini-concerts of an ever-changing variety of classical genres with fellow friends and music lovers in a casual, intimate atmosphere.

Chamber music is a passion of ours, and as amateurs and sometime-freelance giggers with "day" jobs, we merely enjoy having the outlet of bringing the unique charm and intimacy of a small string ensemble, the pleasantries of a flute quartet, or even the mystique of European folk tunes for accordion /violin duo into the lives of any and all who'd like to listen.

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rev. Rabia

Rev. Rabia has been performing in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She was fortunate enough to have learned from and performed with Country Blues great Robert Lowry. She honed her guitar skills as she began to pen folk rock and American tunes. For the past decade, she has been performing with her husband and partner Keizo Yamazawa who was a studio musician in Japan and a rock photojournalist n the Bay Area. recently, they have been performing with a trio and full band They have just complete work on their second CD collaboration.

revrabia.com

www.facebook.com/RevRabiaWithTheGuitatistFromHanzoTheRazor

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Karen Sudjian & Jim Davidson
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Karen Sudjian & Jim Davidson

Karen Sudjian is an engaging vocalist and songwriter who sings fluently in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and English and is a master of the intricate styles of Brazilian, blues and jazz standards.  She has performed in France, Brazil and Mexico, and locally with Molly Holm’s Jazzmouth, the Brazilian group Sambazul, Jack Gate’s New Geography, The Al Tanner Trio, Tres Pontas at the historic Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, The Blues Mob Revue, and Alex Markels’ band.

 

Jim Davidson attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he studied piano with jazz great Jaki Byard. Through the years he has played with numerous jazz groups, including the vocal group Pastiche, singers Larry Smith and Jenny Ferris, and his own trio and quintet. Jim currently splits his time between co-leading a combo with vocalist Karen Sudjian and as a sideman with guitarist Larry Stefl’s group.

 

https://www.facebook.com/karensudjianjimdavidson/

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX1JF6laivmDeiTySUhrFho-Aq3NYa5Yn

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

In the Swing

In The Swing.

We perform swing, bebop, Latin jazz and a whole lot more. Strongly influenced by the great vocal groups of the past, especially Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, the group showcases arrangements with tight three part vocal harmonies, instrumental and scat solos; keeping the essence of those great songs and adding some individual touches. 

 

Here are some examples of our music:

 

Take Five https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZ0FOjP8X4

Joy Spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGMPUn6ydWY

I’m Hip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oMW9qaO0bM

Mambo Italiano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APqUPJvarQI

More info can be found on our web site www.intheswing.net

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Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Yolanda & Petr

Guitar and vocal duo, Peter and Yolanda will present a captivating collage of songs, charming the audience into listening with emotional abandon.

 Their music is lyrical and deeply expressive, a blend of genres and styles borrowed from around the globe and from each other’s upbringing – Art songs, traditional folk, jazz, world, international standards and originals.

www.peterandyolanda.com

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Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Ian Acredolo

ianacredolo.com

instagram.com/ianacredolomusic

Driven by a fascination of exploring nuanced emotional themes and the sheer tactile sensation of connecting hands to though, Ian Acredolo explores perspectives outside of his own through lyrical narratives and poetry delivered through melodic expression.

As a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and performer, he finds inspiration from combining R&B vocals, percussive guitar playing, Afro-Cuban and world music rhythms, and popular music form.

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Yolanda & Peter

Guitar and vocal duo, Peter and Yolanda will present a captivating collage of songs, charming the audience into listening with emotional abandon.

 Their music is lyrical and deeply expressive, a blend of genres and styles borrowed from around the globe and from each other’s upbringing – Art songs, traditional folk, jazz, world, international standards and originals.

www.peterandyolanda.com

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