Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Yogi's Christmas / New Years Music Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Here's the last music email before Christmas - So MERRY CHRISTMAS Y'ALL!!!

First I want to thank everyone who came to the Yoginis gig last Friday - it was really wonderful to see the Coffee House packed with all you lovely people!

This week, we have Show Brazil Christmas, The Red Hot Blues Sisters (who also can do some really great and unusual Christmas songs), and Kevin McCarthy's Jazz Group, who has been anchoring a scene in the north end for several months now.

Click these "quick links" to go directly to the listing for each artist this week:

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil
Red Hot Blues Sisters
Kevin McCarthy Jazz Band

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Friday, December 23, 1 pm
Where?: Seattle Center – Center House Stage.
A Brazilian Christmas – A holiday celebration in a Brazilian way.
Featuring: Eduardo, Bianca and Marcos Mendonça

Saturday, December 31st - From 9 p.m. to 1 am.
FESTA DE ANO NOVO - (New Year's Party in a Brazilian Way)
Capoeira, Live Music, Feijoada, etc....
Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça, Mestre Curisco, and Dora Oliveira.
Live music provided by: Eduardo Mendonça, David Pascal, Chris Monroe and Bianca Mendonça.
Where?: CAPOEIRA STUDIO(Old Rainier Brewery)
3001 Airport Way South - just off of I-5
"O Prédio do Tesão" (The building with a Big T on top that you see from I-5 next to West Seattle exit)
Seattle, WA.
Tickets: $15 at the door.
Information: (425) 254-1616 - Ana Mendonça
(206) 763-4009 - Dora Oliveira
Website: http://www.showbrazil.com/music.htm

Red Hot Blues Sisters

Dec 21, 2005 9:00 PM Club Hollywood 16718 Aurora, WA Shoreline, WA
Dec 22, 2005 9:00 PM Club Hollywood 16718 Aurora, WA Shoreline, WA
Dec 28, 2005 9:00 PM Club Hollywood 16718 Aurora, WA Shoreline, WA
Dec 29, 2005 9:00 PM Club Hollywood 16718 Aurora, WA Shoreline, WA

A New Year.........2006!
Jan 3, 2006 8:00 PM
Tulalip Casino - Big stage, dance floor, sound and lights!
take I-5 exit #202
Tulalip, WA

Jan 11, 2006 9:00 PM
New! Wednesday Invitational Blues Jam
Club Hollywood - free parking -
sushi happy hour at 10pm

Kevin McCarthy Jazz Band

12/20/2005, Tuesday, 8:00pm to 11:00pm at
GT's Sports Bar North in Lynnwood:
The Kevin McCarthy Quartet featuring Al Lindbom on guitar, Paul Gillespie on tenor sax, Larry Bergman on drums, plus yours truly on bass.
We hope our musician friends will bring their axes and sit in – we even have a mic for the vocalists. GT’s has a full bar plus your favorites beers and wine. 21 and over, no cover. This is a recurring event, every Tuesday – let’s get another jazz scene happening!

12/22/2005, Thursday, 7:30pm to 10:30pm at The Richmond Beach Bar & Grill in Richmond Beach: The Monday Jam Session.
Hosting this week: Doug Reid (Sax), Andy Roben (Keyboards), Kevin McCarthy (Bass), and John Spencer (drums).
This increasingly popular North End session is lots of fun - so come on out! The restaurant is all ages, the bar area is 21 and over. No cover.

GT's Sports Bar North
17711 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Richmond Beach Restaurant & Bar
632 NW Richmond Beach Road
Shoreline, WA 98177

Kevin McCarthy

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

YOGI and theYOGINIS this Friday night!

My band the YOGINIS are playing Friday Night

Yoginis Songbird CD cover

This is the cover of our new Songbird CD EP coming out before the New Year.

Last chance to see my band before I go to India to record more original music.

You will see a preview of things to come in the spring.

Vocalists Samia Panni and Hilary Harris will bring us sweet harmonies, and Latin percussion powerhouse Johnny Conga will be working together with veteran drummer Ed Mays and solid bassist Tim Romain. Mike Deasy will be manning the horns. I'll be on keys, as usual.

This is a FREE SHOW at an intimate venue – ALL AGES, SMOKE FREE, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and also snacks.

In short – a NICE gig. Plus you get to see us playing our originals as well as our repertoire of cool Brazilian Jazz, a little Latin Jazz and possibly a preview of some the Indian/Jazz material we'll be working in Delhi in January and February.

The time: 8pm -10pm Friday, December 16th


Coffee to a Tea w/Sugar
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495

Great selection of Beer, Wines, Coffee, Teas, Bake Goods from scratch, Sandwiches and other Hobbit Goodies. SMOKELESS environment, ALL AGES (KID FRIENDLY),

The music at Coffee To A Tea is managed by Michael Clune, a talented keyboards player and songwriter in his own right, who often performs his music there too.

You PERFORMERS who like cool coffee house gigs with hip knowledgeable people who LISTEN to the music need to know about this place, and talk to Michael about working there. They have music every weekend.

Yogi's trip to India

That's right, in January and February I will be in New Delhi, recording new Yoginis material with tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, who also plays on our CD. I will also have a chance to get to the Punjab and visit Pune. Then I'll go to the Philippines for a couple of weeks to chill with some friends. I'll have my camera and be posting on this weblog while I'm gone, like I did last year on my Philippines trip.



Friday, December 02, 2005

Yogi appearing with Selassie I-Soldier and Red Hot Blues Sisters, Michael Clune, Culture Yard News

Hey Everyone!

I am trying this time to embed images into the newsletter. They look nice, but they make the webposts and emails longer. Let me know if you think it adds or detracts from the music newsletter.

Now on to the gigs:

I want to plug a special gig I am playing keyboards on:

Yogi appearing on keyboards with:

Selassie I-Soldier
Selassie I-Soldier and the Special Forces
and Baba Kaju (Alex Kajumulo of Tanzania, Africa)

Saturday 10pm - 1am
Dahlak Eritrean Restaurant
2007 S State St
(just off Rainier Ave S a couple blocks south of I-90)
Seattle, WA 98144 (206) 860-0400

And I am appearing with the
Red Hot Blues Sisters
Dec 04, 2005
7:50 PM - 8:40 PM
Friends of the Holiday Fundraiser
The Swiss Pub
1904 S. Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA. 98402

Teri and Suzy

This fundraiser goes from 1pm - 11pm, and there are nine other great bands.
You can hang out all day. For the complete lineup and info about the Friends of the Holiday go to:

Friends of the Holidays Updates Page

Also check The Red Hot Blues Sisters Website

And Singer/Songwriter Michael Clune:

Michael Clune & the sleep till noon band
Performing at The Corner Inn
6459 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136 (206) 935-4818
December 2nd & 3rd Friday & Saturday evening

Northwest singer/song writer, multi-instrumentalist, band leader.
Michael Clune has been performing in the Northwest for the last 2 decades

Sleep Till Noon:
James Howard-world class guitarist, Vocalist
Mellisa Owen-Vocalist, percussion
Rob Moitoza-Bass, Vocals
Gordon Assadi (G man)Electric Violin, Guitar

Culture Yard would like to invite you to TWO new Reggae Weeklies:
Thursday nights (9pm-1am) at the Jai Thai Restaurant and Lounge on 325 Broadway E. (Capitol Hill), and
Saturday nights (10pm-2am) at the newly-re-opening Oasis on Jackson Café and Lounge at 2519 S. Jackson Street (Central District).
No Cover, ages 21 and up reggae DJ business.

For Culture yard's weekly music schedule call 206-CULTURE.

Here are the 2 upcoming Live Reggae Shows Culture Yard would like you to know about in Seattle:

The Heavyweight Dub Champions and Dr. Israel (NYC) at Lo-Fi, Thursday Dec 1st www.spacegnomerecords.com

Shaka Black, Tom O’brien and the Dub Station Band (Boston-based Tour) at Nectar, Dec. 7th www.reggae4i.com

Culture Yard Poster

That's it for now.