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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 →
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

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 – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

JazzView – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well, fall is upon us and there are changes in weather, temperature and political climate, I feel a chill! But whether you vote Blue, Red or Sepia Brown, if you believe in change just Vote. […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
Jazz & WorldView

Jazz & WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Blue Monday Party returns as a Fun-raiser for Blue Monday Alumni, Raul Slaps – Trombonist. Raul after having a great night playing in the band backing up Slim Man in one of John Griswold’s shows awoke to find out his Trombone and Sub […]

By October 4, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By  Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling fine and ready for a great July. It’s been an amazing year so far and I for one am ready to keep this blues train rolling. Starting things off is a band originally formed by the legendary Mike Bloomfield, The Electric Flag will be […]

By July 11, 2018 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 →
Seal Standards

Seal Standards

Seal in San Francisco Grammy Award Winner Seal performed a one of a kind performance with The San Francisco Symphony on Thursday, November 30th. Seal sang an amazing collage of songs with the Symphony from his new album Standards. The record brings Seal’s smooth and unique soulful take to jazz/swing classics from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone among others. […]

By December 19, 2017 Read More →