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Live Music in the Downtown

Jazz-Blues View: Live Music In The Downtown
By Eric Benson

Well, I am officially old and a card-carrying member of AARP, and Medicare! turned 65 years young with a celebration of a garden party in Berkeley. New Orleans food, live music with the Blue Monday Band and friends. Good to be alive and kickin!, as many of my friends have not made it this far. I’m working part-time as a Nurse Practitioner, playing music, and gardening with the loving support of my family. I had over a hundred Facebook well-wishers for the birthday greatly appreciated! Now if they would all come out to my show that would be so cool!

Blue Monday continues to be twice a month and hope to do more in the near future. The House Band featuring Andrew Rosenblum guitar, sax, John Burt sax, John Adey and Conrad Johnson Bass, and Dave Hawks Drums continue to amaze me and make it happen.  Café Urbano has a full bar and food available in a nice club environment 7 to 10 PM. Urbano also has DJ dancing Tuesday through Sunday featuring Latin Based music, check them out. Have some offers into groups to bring back the Blues Crawl last Sunday of each month involving three venues in downtown, Chris Cain Band, Ray Charles Project, John Clifton Blues Band, Big Earl and the Cryin Shame!

Some great shows at Gallo Center but also check out some great venues out of town:  Yoshi’s Oakland best jazz shows, Khumba Music Center Santa Cruz and Piedmont Piano company and the Sound Room located in Oakland.

We are on the rebound from the global pandemic post-apocalyptic party so be a good human and get your soul vaccination at the vaccination station and stay boosted. Until our paths cross again peace out!

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