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February 2016
$12.00 - $18.00

Ruthie Price’s Witches Brew

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21067392137-18256678

Drummer Ruthie Price’s new ensemble Witches Brew makes its debut with this performance. She is joined by bassist Erik Lewis and keyboardist Maya Kronfeld, with special guests, including singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melanie Charles and vocalist Valerie Troutt. Witches Brew serves up a hearty stew of Jazz, Soul and Funk with originals by Melanie Charles and some creative arrangements or covers of a wide array of material. Ruthie Price says that music saved her life. In addition to struggling against systemic racism and…

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March 2016
$12.00 - $18.00

Beauty and the Beat Reimagined by Suzanna Smith and the Peggy Lee Project

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21124649395-18334859

“There are relatively few contemporary female vocalists who evoke Peggy Lee, at least not genuinely. Suzanna Smith, new to recording, but a seasoned pro who has been honing her artistry in and around the Bay Area for over a decade, numbers among that rare ilk. That Smith sounds like Lee — slightly breathy and warmly sensual with a hint of huskiness — is undeniable, but the parallels extend much further. Lee’s ability to not just caress a ballad but smother…

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$12.00 - $18.00

Spring Is Near: The Music Of Laura Klein

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21355060561-18479195

The In The Moment Radio Series presents a concert of original compositions by Bay Area pianist/ composer Laura Klein. Klein’s music covers a wide stylistic range, all informed with a lyrical and emotional sensibility. As a composer, Klein is steeped in the jazz tradition, with influences ranging from Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter to Fred Hersch and Joanne Brackeen. She’ll be joined by Bay Area luminaries bassist Jeff Neighbor and drummer Jason Lewis. Laura Klein was born in New York…

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