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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Livin in these tryin’ times Thanks all who turned out to the last musical event we did at Café Urbano, Chris Cain Band turned it out with a wonderful show before we went back home and are living in the Quarantine Blues era. Chris is simply one of the best Blues […]

Jazz/Blues View

Jazz/Blues View

Jazz/BluesView: Chris Cain and MAMA BluesBy Eric Benson Sometimes things have an organic feel to them, they flourish and fall apart and they come back once again. One of my favorite Bands the Chris Cain Band we used to have come through every three months to the formerly Clayton’s Café over the years. Clayton’s closed […]

By February 29, 2020 Read More →
Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Blue Monday Party Jam goes to twice a month Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano downtown Modesto every second and fourth Monday of the month. The blue Monday House Band will continue to have special guests and help promote other live music events in the Downtown. Monday […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

 Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Monday’s over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had 70 people who stayed to the end with great food, and music on a blustery Monday night.

By January 11, 2020 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – Winter Blue

Jazz&BluesView – Winter Blue

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this We will miss the musical offering that took place over years at the Barkin’ Dog Grill that supported music for all-ages in a family friendly environment. But what we have really lost is a great spot for family friendly live music and the […]

By December 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Fall is in the air and yes we are ready for the changing of the season. Cooler weather in store and no longer sweating in places I did not know I had places. Take a cool walk to our farmer’s market Thursdays and […]

By September 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Alright turned 62 years young this August, celebrated with my Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist from Miles Davis with catered New Orleans food; Gumbo, Crab cakes, Tri Tip, wings and more in my home town house of Bezerkeley California. You […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz & WorldView By Eric Benson Hey, folks, the Porchfest endured despite a wet soggy day, the weather may not have cooperated but the will to come out for some music and festivities, rain or shine prevailed. People with umbrellas or without soaked up the music and vibes. I think next year we should have […]

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this I often hear from my older friends that there is “nothing happening” in the way of a club for our age group where you can see a show with some good food, drink and dance and home by ten. Well I am conspiring […]

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well I hope everyone survived the Hollidaze and are on to the resolutions at hand! I haven’t got all my resolutions in hand, but what can I say it’s a work in progress. One however […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&World View – If you LUV Music

Jazz&World View – If you LUV Music

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new in Jazz and the Blues? “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Well out with the old and in with the new. I have resolutions a plenty to work on but when you still haven’t taken the weight bench out of the box from last year this gives […]

By January 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&World View

Jazz&World View

Jazz & Blues View by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Wow and here we are again, Bam! The Holidaze coming at you. It seems only yesterday I was at the mall hearing “you have ten minutes to finalize your purchases”, as I […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
JazzView – Memories and Mondays

JazzView – Memories and Mondays

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this As John Lee Hooker said in song “nobody gets out of these Blues alive.” Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul has passed. There are milestones and memories and everyone has where they first heard something that changed their lives. I was in 6thgrade […]

By September 7, 2018 Read More →
JazzView – Hot Music in the City

JazzView – Hot Music in the City

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Okay it is hot, hot, hot with no reprieve in sight. Stay hydrated and come out from the air-conditioned safety zone when you can. The heat is great for the tomatoes but not for us. I used to cry about the heat in […]

By August 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →