« Week of August 5, 2012 »
Start: 08/05/2012 8:00 pm

The Gillette BrothersThe Gillette Brothers, Guy and Pipp, are taking a break from their cattle ranch in Crockett, Texas to bring real live cowboy music to Berkeley. These gents are the genuine article, winners of the American Cowboy Culture Award for Western Music and two-time winners of the Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Contemporary Cowboy Music.

Start: 08/07/2012 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: 08/08/2012 8:00 pm

Leonard ChiyanikeLeonard Chiyanike is a master of mbira.  He has been playing this traditional instrument of his native Zimbabwe for nearly fifty years, and making instruments of the highest quality for nearly forty.  A beautiful singer fluent in many regional styles and tunings, Leonard plays with great technical proficiency and deep reverence for the spiritual foundations of this healing music.  The mbira, sometimes described as a thumb piano, is made with steel keys and the wood of the

Start: 08/09/2012 8:00 pm

Akira TanaAkira Tana is a giant of jazz. The acclaimed drummer has worked with a Who’s Who of jazz legends, from Art Farmer to Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins to Sonny Stitt, James Moody to Lena Horne.

Start: 08/10/2012 8:00 pm

Paul ApfelbaumPeter Apfelbaum is a musician, composer, and band leader extraordinaire. Born in Berkeley in 1960, he started innovating as a three-year-old when he first picked up a pair of drumsticks, moved on to piano and saxophone in elementary school, and at age 11 formed his first band. In his senior year at Berkeley High, he founded the 17-piece Hieroglyphics Ensemble as a vehicle for exploring non-traditional musical forms.

Start: 08/11/2012 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithYou might say that Woody Guthrie brought Sam Misner and Megan Smith together as a musical duo. They were performing in Peter Glazer’s theatrical creation, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, in Nevada City in 2004 when they discovered a mutual love of American roots music and down-to-earth songs that tell compelling stories.