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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 →
JazzView – July R&B Fun

JazzView – July R&B Fun

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the summer rolls on and it’s time to go to summer camp, Coop Camp Sierra is a destination I have gone to since I was 12 years old every year. First girl friend, carving […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
JazzView

JazzView

JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” If you have not already heard Jamie Dubberly, Latin Grammy Winner Trombonist and arranger you have to check him out in the Blue Monday Band, second Monday of every month at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. This Month Friday the 13th at the Barkin’ […]

JazzView –  February Funk

JazzView – February Funk

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this All right so I survived the hollidaze and Nappy New year, so on to the business at hand. Some nice music being playing in our greater Modesto area so come on down and partake of […]

By February 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
JazzView – Music Dreams for 2018

JazzView – Music Dreams for 2018

JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Okay, I awoke at 3 o’clock in the morning with one of those crazy dreams that make you get out the clip board and take notes. I was thinking about the Beatles playing on tour […]

By January 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&WorldView – Latin Explosion

Jazz&WorldView – Latin Explosion

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this By Eric Benson And on to Fall & the Holidaze we go. Button up your overcoats and find that old umbrella you’re going to need pretty soon. Plenty to do this month before we come together with family and friends to cool the […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
JazzView – Sizzling September Songs

JazzView – Sizzling September Songs

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this All right folks I did the deed turned the big 60 and realized man I’m old. Garden party to celebrate in Bezerkely Ca in the house I was born with some amazing musicians: Barry Finnety guitar, Dave Hawks drums, Johnny Valdes guitar, Tim […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
JazzView – Cycle of Summer

JazzView – Cycle of Summer

JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Years roll by with the cycle of the summer being on vacations, farmer’s markets, being too long at the fair and one day you wake up and realize oh my god I’m going to turn the big 60! It kind of crept on […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you love music, you’re gonna love this I know it’s time to get my tomatoes and veggies in the ground when I go down to the downtown Farmers’ Market – fresh bouquets of spring vegetables and wares for sale with customers strolling along with their bags of goodies and kids […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well as I wrote in the 5th grade when asked to write a verse about this time of year about the seasons; “Yes spring has sprung and with it we full of weeds”. Yes the blossoms are blooming and ‘tis the season to […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna luv this Well folks, safe to say the drought may be over! “When the levee breaks, mama you got to move”. There is so much water out there I am going to flush the toilet twice for good measure, just kidding. Well I am not […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well all righty then, 24,000 like for the Modesto View and counting! This is a good thing and means a whole lotta folks out there are involved in making things better for the music and arts community here in the valley. My hat […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the seasons change, for better or worse, the rain has blessed us with a deluge; let’s hope more is in store. The MAMA’s were amazing and a lot of musicians won their fair due but let’s keep the live music scene happening […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the seasons change, for better or worse, the rain has blessed us with a deluge; let’s hope more is in store. The MAMA’s were amazing and a lot of musicians won their fair due but let’s keep the live music scene happening […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →