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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 Feb 10th will feature Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist formerly of Miles Davis and others. The house band features: John Adey and Conrad Johnson Bass, Dave Hawks Drums, Johnny Valdes guitar, Horn section Jamie Dubberly Bone, Kevin Marin Trumpet, and Dave Dow & Eric Benson Keys, Pat Governor Organ. Come out for some great food, full bar and music for listening and dancing. Be like Alpha Beta and tell a friend. Music from the downbeat of 7 PM and goes till 10PM, located at 1016 H street. Sunday Feb 16th Latin Rock tribute playing the music of Santana and other features Latin Flavor Band with front man guitarist, vocalist R.J. Hawks. SAVE THE DATE. March 15th features the RETURN OF THE CHRIS CAIN BAND!, March 29th theatre piece with Bruce Forman Jazz guitar doing The Red Guitar theatre Piece with to follow playing with Barry Finerty, Johnny Valdes with Rhythm section for a guitar blow out!.

And John Griswold of Red Tie Arts is coming back with Calendar: A Night at the Museum with some Jazz shows. Vivian Lee vocalist & Quart Sat Feb 22nd, and Valerie Weinberg vocalist & Quartet Sat 14th. Check outWWW.Redtiearts.org to the lowdown on the how down. The space is a wonderful nightclub experience intimate with table seating with beverage and deserts available. Hope to see you there!
And the Ralston’s Goat is featuring some nice live shows. The mighty Dave Dow throws down his Thursday night Jazz Jam with caste of thousands. Dave’s Jam goes from 7 to 10 PM for people to sit in a play with the house band.

The new season for the Gallo in is with diverse offering. In February featuring;6th Pavlo in concert, 7th Joe Mazzaferro Quartet, 8th Joe Barretta Group, 12th Jimmie Buffet Tribute, 14th Sankofa Theatre Seven Guitars, 15th Ray Charles Tribute featuring Clint Holmes, Take 6, and Nnenna Freelon and the 27th Jason Lyle Black. CRITICS CHOICE; Local guitarist singer songwriter Joe Barretta, and Joe Mazzaaferro Quintet gonna be smoking, and of course save the date Feb 22th Sheila Escovedo, Sheila E formerly of Prince coming!

All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@fire2wire.com<mailto:Mbenson@fire2wire.com>.

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