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Jazz & Blues View By Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues news The summer rolls on with the farmers markets, county fairs and the chance to get away before kids are back in school and fall rolls around. But be sure and make time for the 14th annual X-fest August 3rd. The […]

Jazz & Blues View

Jazz & Blues View

Jazz& Blues View By- Eric Benson As the summer rolls on plenty of local family friendly things to do, strolling through our famers market to peruse the veggies while being serenaded by local bands, hitting the downtown for the third Thursday Art Walk with music, art, and food at local venues as well as the […]

Jazz/BluesView – Hot Summer Blues

Jazz/BluesView – Hot Summer Blues

Jazz/BluesView by – Eric Benson A special event for the new invigorated Hero’s sports Bar will be Friday June 28th with Derik Rolando & Desert Chant with members of the Santana Band, Dave K. Mathew’s on Keys, and tony Lindsey lead vocalist. The Project is put together by Derik Rolando one of the hardest hitting […]

Jazz/BluesView

Jazz/BluesView

Photo Credits Eli and Big Earl – by Theelle Productions Ian Stanbaugh Trio by George Osner Poetry and JazzView By Eric Benson I know we have got to think globally and act locally but sometimes you just gots to get out of town. So I caught José Feliciano, one of my mentors and inspirations for […]

JazzBluesView – March

JazzBluesView – March

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson There seems to be brighter moments coming as the weather gets warmer & things heat up. A recent night of salsa at the Fat Cat Music House featured local based Orchestra Dharma lead by Trombonist, arranger Jamie Dubberly featuring Cuban greats Carlos Carro on percussion, and […]

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues & JazzView What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson More bright moments in store for the month. The “seasons they go round and round and painted ponies go up and down,….on the carousel of life.” The seasons are upon us again and the summer’s bounty is brought in and the land is […]

By November 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
JazzView-Bright Moments in Store

JazzView-Bright Moments in Store

Jazz & World View – Eric Benson By Eric Benson More bright moments in store. While my critic’s choice of events to go to in October is not a spooktacular event, if you have not heard of Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, you should go to the State Theatre on October 6th. Dan is […]

By October 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
JazzBLuesView-August

JazzBLuesView-August

Jazz and BluesView By Eric Benson Hey folks, what’s new in town on the music horizon? Well the State Theatre spearheaded by Sweet Sue Richardson is making some changes to help make the State more accessible to local musicians and artists. She has raised the issue of changing to a format of more local openers […]

Jazz BLues View

Jazz BLues View

Jazz and Blues View By Eric Benson Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, Cinco De Mayo is here! Hot Latin Nights Festival & Car Show 2012 is doing it up big time throwing down a street party in the downtown Modesto on J Street between 13th and 15th. The Central Valley Music Group & EHP Latino features […]

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz and Blues View By Eric Benson Get ready, spring is around the corner and ready to burst on the scene with flowers, color, renewal and oh yes, pollen. So get your trees pruned, your plants fertilized and get ready to sow so you can reap! March also brings St. Patrick’s Day and plenty to […]

Any Romantics in the House?

Any Romantics in the House?

Jazz & BluesView By Eric Benson Any romantics in the house? Tis the season for pink, chocolates, flowers and Valentine’s Day. If you happen to be male you might find yourself standing with numerous other men the day of looking for the perfect card that will jump out at you that will communicate your most […]

By February 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz & Blues December

Jazz & Blues December

Blues and Jazz View Once again it’s time to hoist a glass of cheer and toast the ending of one year and beginning of a new one. Hopefully you’ll make time to slow down, enjoy familyand friends and be thankful for what ya got. There is always something to be thankful for and this year […]

By December 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Poetry and Jazz

Poetry and Jazz

  Poetry and Jazz Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson Well we all survived the MAMA Awards and a few surprises as usual. Gallo Center for the Arts was voted the best venue to see live music at to many of the audience’s surprise. The Gallo, although a state of the art venue that caters to a […]

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What’s New with Jazz and Blues? October

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? October

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson We have lost three of our great local musicians in the last couple of years, Jazz trumpeter Deck Hogin, master guitarist Carl Robinson and now Ernie Bucio. Ernie Bucio, Jazz and classical musician, bandleader and music educator, passed from a massive stroke in August. The outpouring […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
What’s New with Jazz and Blues? September

What’s New with Jazz and Blues? September

By Eric Benson Well it’s not always all good now is it. One of our mainstays in the Jazz world, bandleader, musician and music educator Ernie Bucio has suffered a massive stroke on Monday August 15th and recently passed away. Jazz man Ernie Bucio had recently become part owner in Gottschalk’s Music Center and has […]

By September 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →