Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

10/12/2019

Hawaiian Music Master Series

Please join us for an afternoon of Hawaiian Music, featuring Zanuck Lindsey and Kimo Artis with special guest Patrick Landeza.

Traditional Hawaiian music has taken the world by storm, and we are pleased to present two amazing masters of this genre in their first Berkeley appearance, Zanuck Lindsey and Kimo Artis. Both Zanuck and Kimo are founding members of the award-winning band Kapala, and are celebrating the release of their new Hula CD on this mainland tour.

"These guys have been around for a while and their repertoire of both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music is extremely impressive," says Patrick Landeza, mainland's first and only Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner.

Landeza, a Berkeley native (of Hawaiian ancestry), will be joining them as their special guest.

Be sure to join us for a Saturday matinee show filled with music, hula and aloha!

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Oct 12, 2pm to 4pm, The Back Room Music, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

2nd and 4th Saturday's:
October 13th, October 27th,
November 10th, November 24th,
and December 8th

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 for all 5 classes in series, or $30/class
Location: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
RSVPs greatly appreciated.

Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.

In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.

Join us!!!

Bring your drum if you have one! If you need a drum to use for class please message in advance. Drum rental fee = $5/class

Oct 12, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Moe's Books 60th anniversary party

We are so excited that Calle Ocho will be playing at Moe's Books 60th anniversary party. They'll be in the basement, And yes, we will make a space for dancing!
Calle Ocho is a charanga ensemble specializing in #Cuban son, #danzon and #jazz.

Oct 12, 5pm to 6pm,

Berkeley Festival of Choro 2019 The Brass Edition!

check our festival website for more info: http://www.berkeleychoro.com

Gileno Santana and Henrique Neto, trumpet and guitar

François de Lima, trombone, with Marcos Silva, piano and Brian Rice, percussion

Opening act: Oakland Public Schools Wind Collective, directed by Zack Pitt-Smith

Tickets Purchase in advance and save: Admission: General $25; Door $30

Born in 1987 in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil), trumpeter and composer Gileno Santana began his musical studies in Brazil, and moved to Portugal in 2006 to study at the Hot Club Portugal and the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts. He performs as lead trumpet in the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, a big band in Porto, and has recorded four albums with OJM and participated in jazz festivals in Portugal, France and Spain. He performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria) and. Birdland, Jazz Standard and Blue Note in New York, and recorded with Hermeto Pascoal and Hamilton de Holanda. He is currently a professor of jazz trumpet at the Music Conservatory of Oporto. , Gileno performs as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music 2019 at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in New York City.

From Brasilia, guitarist Henrique Neto has been an instructor at the Escola Brasileira de Choro Raphael Rabello in Brasilia since 2006 and has served as its Deputy Director since 2012. Henrique has been a member of the traditional Choro Livre group for 10 years and accompanies guest artists at Clube do Choro in Brasília. In that capacity and others he has worked with some of the biggest names in Brazilian música popular: Dominguinhos, Sivuca, Hamilton de Holanda, Paulinho da Viola, Danilo Caymmi, Sebastião Tapajós, and Hermeto Pascoal. He has performed in more than fifteen countries in four continents and won the Geração Musical national award granted by Furnas in 2009 together with the group, Trio Cai Dentro.

From Rio de Janeiro, Grammy-nominated valve-trombonist François de Lima is one of the founders of the Banda Mantiqueira. He is well-known all over the world as a Brazilian trombonist with great swing and a wonderfully creative improvisational style. François has toured with world-renowned Brazilian artists including Djavan, Jorge Benjor, Ney Matogrosso, Flora Plurim and Gal Costa. With Gal Costa he performed at Carnegie Hall. He has also performed with Paquito D'Rivera, Randy Brecker, George Benson, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, César Camargo Mariano, Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura, Wagner Tiso, Amilson Godoy, Nelson Ayres, Laércio de Freitas, Leny Andrade, Leila Pinheiro, Hermeto Pascoal, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Maestro Branco, and Dominguinhos.

He has recorded on albums by artists including Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Ney Motogrosso, Julio Iglesias, Milton Nascimento, and Guinga.

Oct 12, 7pm to 9pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Sam's Corner featuring Jeremy Steinkoler

"A very swinging drummer who's mastered the art of coordinated independence" (East Bay Express), Jeremy Steinkoler has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. His diverse musical experiences have led him to craft a fresh and unmistakable style from an expansive range of influences, from classic New Orleans second-line street beats and funk to the hard-driving be-bop of Max Roach, as well as the sensitive musical stylings of drummers like Steve Gadd and Jim Keltner. He performs regularly with a wide array of musical projects, including his award-winning saxes-and-drums funk trio Mo'Fone and the pop-jazz superstar group Jenna & the Charmers.

In addition to his busy career as a performer, Jeremy has been teaching private drum lessons since 1991, and has become one of the most respected educators in the Bay Area. Along with Steve Gibson, he is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of BandWorks, a school of rock for musicians of all ages with multiple locations around the Bay Area. He is the Founder and Director of the East Bay Drum School, and has been on the faculty of Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp for the past 23 years, where he was the Co-Director from 1999-2001 and served on the Board of Directors from 2010-2013. He has taught workshops and master classes in Dublin, Ireland; Ann Arbor, MI; and in Northern California for the past 20 years.

Jeremy has authored a book on drumming titled Finding the Groove, a collection of essays and personal narratives on drumming, performing and teaching, available at hudsonmusic.com and on Amazon. Jeremy is proud to endorse Brooks Drums, Aquarian Drumheads, Protection Racket Cases, and Vic Firth Drumsticks.

Sam Rudin is, of course, the owner/creator of The Back Room. He is also a top-notch pianist whose versatility encompasses the whole range of 20th century music. He can evoke the spirit of Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Mose Allison, and Jerry Lee Lewis - sometimes all at the same time. He is also a compelling vocalist whose rough-hewn voice conveys both drama and humor.

Jeremy has performed at The Back Room a dozen times with several projects and has become a great friend of the room. It was inevitable that sooner or later he and Sam would make some music together. An open night on the calendar cropped up, and so it was decided.

Now it so happens that Jeremy has recently become friendly with a very strong young bassist who has toured locally and internationally playing jazz, soul, rock and hip hop music - Jesse Strauss. They have been looking for an opportunity to play together, and that opportunity is now here. So what's going to happen? Well, it's kind of a jam session, with just a bit of rehearsal, and Sam calling the tunes. Some will come from his Hurricane Sam & the Hotshots playbook, but most will not. There will be jazz, there will be R&B, there will be funk, and some other stuff that they haven't decided on yet. Most of all, it will be fun - a chance for three great musicians who (except for that little bit of rehearsal) have never played with each other before, to see what they can create together.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Oct 12, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room Music, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley