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If you love Jazz your going to love this. By Eric Benson

Fall in the air, the kids are back in school and some of our children have left the nest and flown the coup. Seeing my daughter off to college unpacking all her worldly possessions, 4 boxes, into her little cubicle she will share with 2 coeds has brought it home. She’s leaving home. And with the changing of the seasons some musicians that are busy in summer with festivals and touring now have dates open. I happened upon a contact that hooked me up with Eddie Duran, now 87 and still playing some of the best straight ahead Jazz guitar you will ever hear. Eddie is one of the fathers of west coast jazz and has played with Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Red Norvo, and many others. He will come down for Blue Monday Blues and Jazz jam on Monday Oct 6th. Eddie stylistically can play chord melody as well as effortless fluid jazz lines and is one of the nicest cats in the business. His wife Madeline Duran will accompany him on Sax with house band.

If you love live music your gonna love this. Blue Monday monthly Invitational Jam continues at the Barkin’ Dog Grill on the first Monday every month. This month we will push it out to Sept 8th because of the hollodaze. Coming in is Terri Londey and B-4 Dawn, one of strongest R & B, funk and Old School band in the area. Terri is a smoking Rhythm and Blues singer who can carry the standards from Etta James to Aretha, and here band are seasoned grove masters of the music. So come down, you won’t want to miss this Blue Monday Party. Will be playing music for listening and dancing. Show goes 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Call for reservations if you want a good seat.

The Gallo Center for the Arts continues with their diverse booking in September: 5th Huey Lewis & the News, 6th: picnic at the pops with Super Diamond, (Neil Diamond tribute), 10th: Neal McCoy, 13th Chicago, 25th: Norman Foote & Great Valley Academy Choir. Just added Art Garfunkle Oct 6th Live music in DEWZ Wine Bar is back in August with live music Friday and Saturday nights 7 to 10:00 PM, incorporating the best local musicians playing in the intimate wine bar environment. The lineup for Sept: 5th & 19th Josh Rosenblum, 6th: Jazz guitar and piano duo with Mike Sawyer, 12th & 26th Francesca Bavaro, 13th & 27th John King & Robin Montgomery Jazz guitar duo, and 20th with Larry Stewart Jazz guitar duo.

The Barkin’ Dog hosts the Northern California women’s fest: September 12th with Patty Castillo, Mary Rose, Christine Megrew, and others. The West Side Newman Theatre brings in . And Patsy Cline tribute with Joni Morris 13th and the 20th with Beatles’ tribute Mania!

On the Jam session front check out: David Dow hosting Barkin’ Dog Grill Jazz jam every Thursday night and the Queen Bean with Indie, acoustic jam every Sunday. Remember please support our local live venue’s for live music and the arts. So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act local

Peace out, Eric Benson



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