« Week of November 27, 2011 »
Start: 11/27/2011 8:00 pm

Irish Christmas in Americavocal group 'Lumiere' featuring Pauline Scanlon, Eilis Kennedy & Donogh Hennessy
Seamus Begley — vocals/accordion
Oisín Mac Diarmada — fiddle/producer
Brian Cunningham — sean-nos dance

Start: 11/28/2011 8:00 pm

SFCO principals Peter Lemberg (oboe) and Karla Ekholm (bassoon) sharpen their reed knives to perform music of Beethoven, Poulenc, and Loeffler. With guests Ben Simon (viola) & Joan Nagano (piano).

Start: 11/29/2011 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Start: 11/30/2011 8:00 pm

Lisa FerraroLaunch the holiday celebrations in swinging style as we Jazz Up The Holidays! Dynamic vocalist Lisa Ferraro brings her powerful East Coast jazz style to Berkeley, performing a collection of sizzling arrangements of favorite songs by Grammy award-winning jazz arranger/composer Mike Tomaro. Like adding a shot of bourbon to a mug of hot cider, Lisa serves up classic Christmas tunes with plenty of sass and spirit, supported by piano marvel Tammy Hall and a seven-piece band with a powerful horn section. 

Start: 12/01/2011 8:00 pm

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenCombining the raw, driving energy of a classic bluegrass band with an innovative, contemporary sound, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen play stunningly polished music that delivers quite a rush. As No Depression magazine's Devon Leger recently described it, "There’s a red-hot core of barely tamed wildness in the heart of bluegrass music, something we tend to forget in this day-and-age.

Start: 12/02/2011 8:00 pm

Maria MuldaurNo lover of American roots music should allow themselves to miss this show! Mistress of all tunes soulful and sassy, Maria Muldaur returns to our stage with New Orleans blues, gospel, and swamp funk tunes from her new high-energy CD, Steady Love, backed with grit and reckless abandon by her red hot Bluesiana Band, featuring Craig Caffall on guitar, Chris Burns on keyboards/bass, and Dave Tucker on drums.

Start: 12/03/2011 8:00 pm

Cris WilliamsonThe scintillating Cris Williamson sets the Freight aglow with holiday spirit in an evening of gorgeous music. There's plenty to celebrate as Cris brings her astounding voice to bear on original gems and plenty of seasonal cheer, including songs from her recent CD, Gift Horse.