Monday, December 25, 2006

New Year's Week Gigs 2006-07

Hello and Happy New year to each of You!

Here's some gigs this week and after the New year that will expand your horizons in music and also be a lot of fun. I've got stuff going on, and my friends Paula Maya, Johnny Conga, The Red Hotz, Burt Boice, Tim Romain, and Rashid all have choice gigs for you too!

Remember to tune into KBCS 91.3 (broadcasting online at KBCS.FM) for your 100% Community-supported, non-corporate, independent radio playing music from around the world every day, and giving you the News that you won't get from the Ministry of Propaganda (aka the Mainstream Media, which is trying to make itself all one big company). Rebel,and support independent musicians and independent radio!

Yogi's gigs
Paula Maya
Johnny Conga
The Red Hot Blues Sisters
Burt Boice
Rashid and The African Roots
Sonic Funk Orchestra


YOGI'S GIGS:

The Yoginis
Sat Dec 30th 10pm $5.00
Egan's Ballard Jamhouse
Yogi's Holiday Party Gig
1707 NW Market St
Seattle WA 98107

www.theyoginis.com
www.myspace.com/yoginis

Our mix of Bossa Nova, Samba, and Jazz
For your Holiday Listening Pleasure

Egan's is Ballard's new Jazz hotspot - great room with a grand piano,
nice atmosphere great food and beverage selection, not overpriced.
We're on for the second show that night.

Yogi with the
African Knights Freedom Reggae Band
New Years Eve Reggae Party!
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
3808 S Edmunds St (just off Rainier Ave)
Seattle WA 98118

African Style Reggae Party!
Need I say more?

Yogi with Amusicator at
One Funky Reggae Holiday Party With Talismen, Amusicator, and The Phat Phunk Phamily
December, 29 2006
The Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave,
Seattle, Washington 98107
$7.00 Door 21 W/ID

www.myspace.com/amusicator
WWW.crowenterprises.org/amusicator.aspx

PAULA MAYA'S TEXAS TOUR!

I just think it's cool when my friends tour and play all over the place. Who knows, maybe some of you will be in Texas!

Web: www.myspace.com/paulamayaband www.paulamaya.com

12/29/2006 09:00 PM
Last Concert Cafe
Houston, Texas 77002
Performing with one of Houston's favorite band El Gato Negrito. Find them on my top friends
http://www.lastconcert.com

12/30/2006 07:00 PM
Texas Tea & Coffee
402 A West 3rd Street
Waco - McGregor, Texas 76657
I'll be in Waco for the first time, sharing the evening with veteran guitarrist/singer/songwriter Bob Livingston.
myspace.com/boblivingston

12/31/2006 09:00 PM
Dean's
316 Main Street
Houston, Texas -
I'll be joining my friends El Gato Negrito for this great new Years Eve party! Find them on my top friends

JOHNNY CONGA
www.myspace.com/jcjohnnyconga

12/28/2006 08:00 PM - WANN restaurant
2020 2nd ave., Seattle, Washington -
with the Eric Fridrich Trio....

JOHNNY CONGA WITH "TYPE A" PREMIER NW FUNK AND SOUL REVUE
www.typeaband.com

12/31/2006 10:00 PM - Fairmont Hotel
Seattle, Seattle, Washington 98188 -
"TYPE A BAND" will be performing for this New Years Dance at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Seattle.

01/05/2007 08:00 PM - The Triple Door
216 Union St., Seattle, Washington 98188 - $20.oo
"TYPE A" will be appearing in the Main Room at The Triple Door. Put on your Dancin Shoes!

Remember to hear Johnny at 6pm every Saturday Night on KBCS 91.3 Community Radio
on his show "A Lado Latino" ("On the Latin Side")

RED HOTZ (aka THE RED HOT BLUES SISTERS)
www.redhotbluessisters.com

Dec 28, 2006 8:00 PM
Seven Cedars Casino - Rock and Roll the Dice
Sequim, WA

Jan 6, 2007 1:00 PM
Olympic Sculpture Park Opening Celebration for Educators
Seattle, WA

Jan 13, 2007 8:00 PM
Seattle Art Museum
Olympic Sculpture Park Evening Preview Event
Seattle, WA

BURT BOICE - CONTRABASSIST
www.myspace.com/burtboice

12/29/2006 08:00 PM
Starbuck's - Columbia City
Seattle, Washington -
Emerald City Jazz Ensemble - Corner of Rainier Av S & Edmund St.

12/30/2006 10:00 PM -
Egan's Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street, seattle, Washington - $5.00
The Yogini's - An all star line up Playing a mixture of Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & South Asian Indian Music. Each member brings their own unique diverse Musical traditions that sum up to an interesting sounding group.

01/05/2007 08:00 PM - Jubilantes - The Harvey Leonard Extravaganza!
Renton, Washington -
Jazz with Harvey Leonard (trumpet).

01/12/2007 08:00 PM - Cafe Vingole-Coffee House + Mo'!
9252 57th Ave South, Seattle, 98118 -
Chris Busa (Wind Synth) & other local stalwart jammers in a very cool lively Afro-Italianesque-type cafe/resturant atmosphere. 206.721.2267

RASHID AND THE AFRICAN ROOTS

New Year's Eve party at
Hidmo's Eritrean Restaurant www.hidmo.com
2000 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-329-1534

Afro-Pop Music of West Africa featuring the wildest African guitarist on the continent. Raschid is from Sierra Leone and will not miss a chance to show his stuff. It will be a great band night. $20 cover, includes Eritrean food buffet. Make your reservations early as it will fill up fast. For
reservations, call (206) 329-1534.

Hidmo's has garnered the 2006 Seattle Weekly Best Place to hear African Music in Seattle Award.

SONIC FUNK ORCHESTRA WITH BASSIST ROMAIN

This just in - Sonic Funk Orchestra, a 10-12 peice Funk & Disco cover band. (sonicfunktheband.com) will be playing New Years Eve at the Seattle Center, in the Center House My friend bassist Tim Romain, who also plays with the Yoginis sometimes, is their bassist.

For the 2nd year in a row ... the SFO crew has
been chosen to headline Seattle's NYE Party!! For
2005, we rocked in the new year to a standing
room only crowd at the Center House! Let's do it
again this year!

It's free, open to the public and of course it's
all ages ... so bring the whole crew!

Stay for an amazing fireworks show off of the
Space Needle immediately following SFO's
performance!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yogi's Samba Jazz Quartet at Egan's, Jovino at the Kennedy Center!

Hi Music lovers,

This time you get a chance to hear me in a more traditional jazz setting (don't worry, there'll still be lots of samba groove!) at the luscious new Egan's Ballard Jam House - the club that puts Ballard on the Jazz map.
And my friend/mentor Jovino Santos Neto (and Cornish Faculty member), who is rapidly becoming the world's next most famous Brazilian Jazz Pianist, has a gig at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC (that's right - the other Washington) as part of NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas Show. Here's the rundown on the gigs:
(FYI - pres alt key + back arrow key to return to the list after clicking on a link)

Yogi's QuartetBossa/Samba/Jazz - Elemental Yogistyle
Paula Maya Band Rockin' Paula and the Boys
Marc Smason Seattle's hardest working trombonist
Red Hot Blues Sisters Yes,that's Red, HOT, and Blues!
Jovino Santos NetoSeattle's Brazilian Jazz Superstar!
Johnny Conga Latin Percussionist extraordinaire
Mike Deasy Jr Big Mike, Big Sax, Big Sound
Burt Boice Choice Jazz contrabassist
Far Corner featuring Sax man Dick Valentine


YOGI'S QUARTET

Samba Jazz Quartet Time! At the new Egan's Ballard Jamhouse a beautiful, intimate jazz venue with a BABY GRAND PIANO! Yes, Ballard the way it should be! Easy on street free parking too.
We play the second set at 10pm, on Fiday Night Dec 1st (This Friday!)

Yogi's Quartet
Fri Dec 1st 10pm
Egan's Ballard Jamhouse
1707 NW Market Street
206-789-1621 or
email reservations@ballardjamhouse.com

Yogi's Quartet Lineup:

Yogi - Baby Grand, Compositions
Mike Deasy Jr - Saxes/Horn Arrangements
Burt Boice - Contrabass
Ed Mays - Drums


Playing the first set at 7pm that same night is:

FAR CORNER

Egan's Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107.
* Special Guest Bassist Ted Burik *
Friday, December 1, 7pm
$5 at the door

Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103.
Saturday, January 6, 2007, 8-10pm.
*FREE*

Far Corner is: Fraser Havens (flute), Dick Valentine (sax), Pete
Sanders (bass), Bradley Papineau (drums)

For more info contact Dick directly via email, dick@DickValentine.com,
or call 206.819.4403.

PAULA MAYA

NEXT AND LAST SEATTLE 06 SHOW:
SATURDAY DEC 16th - Mark your calendars!
@ The Mars Bar, on Eastlake, close to REI
Pre-Christmas Bash :)
For more info:
http://www.paulamaya.com
http://www.myspace.com/paulamayaband

Paula has a NEW CD and she has limited autographed copies

available right now:
Sales of the limited edition will end soon! To purchase your copy

go to http://www.paulamaya.com or email her at

paulamaya@yellowhouserecords.us

JOVINO SANTOS NETO

Catch Jovino at THE KENNEDY CENTER!! (OK, I know if you live in Seattle, it's a bit of a drive, but I have to post this up, cause, y'know, we're all SO PROUD of him!)

And he has a CD up for Grammy (this is getting to be a yearly habit with him, me thinks!)
"Roda Carioca" Grammy Nomination for best Latin Jazz Album 2006!

12.01.06 12.00 Pm - 1.30 PM JSN Trio with Chuck Deardorf/bass and Mark Ivester/drums at Pacific Place, downtown Seattle

12.08.06 7.30 PM Jovino Santos Neto at THE KENNEDY CENTER, Washington, D.C. NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas
Terrace Theater / Tickets $30.00 www.kennedy-center.org

12.15.06 8 PM Jovino Santos Neto Trio at the Christoff Gallery in Georgetown, Seattle. 6004 12th. Ave. South, #7. $10 www.artinmusic.com

THE RED HOT BLUES SISTERS

Look, just go see this band. You'll have fun. Yogi sez!

Dec 3, 2006 TBA Friends of the Holidays Fundraiser - The Swiss Tacoma - The Swiss, WA
Dec 28, 2006 8:00 PM Seven Cedars Casino - Rock and Roll the Dice Sequim, WA
Jan 13, 2007 8:00 PM Seattle Art Museum - Olympic Sculpture Park Evening Preview Event Seattle, WA
Jan 20, 2007 12:00 PM Seattle Art Museum - Olympic Sculpture Park Grand Opening Ceremonies Seattle, WA
Feb 16, 2007 8:00 PM The Yale Vancouver, BC
Feb 17, 2007 8:00 PM The Yale Vancouver, BC
Feb 23, 2007 12:00 PM Guitar Slinger Showcase - The Rockfish - Teri is a featured guitarist in the 4th annual Guitar Slinger regional showcase Anacortes, WA

JOHNNY CONGA

11/30/2006 08:00 PM - WANN CAFE
2020 2nd ave, Belltown, Washington -

Eric Fridrich Trio, with Eric/guitar/harmonica/vocals, Lamar Lofton/upright bass, "JC" congas/bongos/tamborine
12/01/2006 10:00 PM - Nectar in Fremont
35th ave. NW, Seattle, Washington - $10.oo

with Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter-OMAR TORRES BAND......
12/03/2006 08:30 PM - Paragon Bar
2525 Queen Anne Ave., Seattle, Washington -

with The Eric Fridrich Trio-"LIVE" recording.....
12/07/2006 08:00 PM - WANN CAFE
2020 2nd ave, Seattle, Washington -

with the Eric Fridrich Trio....

MIKE DEASY JR

12/02/2006 04:00 PM - Cedar Beam Conspiracy - Art Jam - Gage Art School, Seattle, WA 98101 -

Art Jam is an annual drawing, painting, sculpting event with musicians playing for the inspiration of the artists. Avant Garde and experimentally funky jazz.


BURT BOICE

12/01/2006 10:00 PM - Egan's Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street, seattle, Washington - 5.00

The Yogini's - An all star line up Playing a mixture of Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & South Asian Indian Music. Each member brings their own unique & diverse Musical traditions that sum up to an interesting sounding group. Egan's Ballard Jam House 1707 NW Market Street Seattle, WA 98107
12/09/2006 06:00 PM - Greenlake - Holiday Festival
, Seattle, Washington -

Emerald City Ensemble - Parks Dept. holiday Jazz concert
12/10/2006 07:00 PM - Jazz Jam @ the Ugly Mug Coffee house!
116th S. & Rainier Ave S., Seattle, Washington -

Open jazz jam session, hosted by Mike Yasutake (ts). All instruments welcome...Rhythm section + YOU!! 116th S. & Rainier Ave S., near the Renton Airport, just up the street from the Why? Grocery. 19-22:00....It's a coffee house and family friendly, open 2 minors.
12/13/2006 07:00 PM - Music Works North West
14360 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, Washington 98007 -

Student ensembles - Brazilian Jazz & Afro-Cuban Ensembles.
12/14/2006 07:00 PM - The Palace, Seattle, -

Black Lab Trio-priviate event
12/15/2006 08:00 PM - JSN trio at The Christoff Art Gallery
6004 12th. Ave. South, #7, Seattle, Washington - $10.00

Jovino Santos Neto Trio - JSN (p) & Jeff Busch (d,perc). 8 PM at the Christoff Gallery in Georgetown, Seattle. 6004 12th. Ave. South, #7. $10
12/16/2006 07:00 PM - Madison Park - X-mas Ship Landing, Seattle, Washington -

Emerald city Jazz Ensemble...X-mas Ship landing/holiday festival.
12/20/2006 07:00 PM - T. B. A., Seattle, Washington -

T. B. A.
12/22/2006 07:00 PM - Marlene's Market and Deli
Federal Way, Federal Way, Washington -
Jazz & X-mas songs w/ the vivacious vocalist, Sarah K @ Marlene's Market and Deli, Federal Way WA.

12/23/2006 07:00 PM - priviate event - Holiday party w/ the Andre Mueller Trio, Bellevue, Virginia -

12/30/2006 10:00 PM - Egan's Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street, seattle, Washington - $5.00

The Yogini's - An all star line up Playing a mixture of Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & South Asian Indian Music. Each member brings their own unique & diverse Musical traditions that sum up to an interesting sounding group.


MARC SMASON

Seattle Jazz Vespers in downtown Seattle will feature THE KATATONICS WITH MARC SMASON AND JOANNE KLEIN on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the historic gothic sanctuary of Seattle First Baptist Church on First Hill at the corner of Seneca and Harvard streets.

This venue is offered to the best jazz groups in the city to perform 100-minutes of their own popular music. The Vespers are f-r-e-e and open to the public on the first Sunday night of each month at 6:00 p.m., from October through June. No tickets or reservations are needed.

Marc's other gigs:

Announcing:
My band, Better World releases it's new CD this week!
Release Party @ New Orleans Restaurant 12/17!
available at performances and through www.marcsmason.com

Monday November 27 9 pm
Bruce Barnard - guitar Michael Gotz - bass Geg Campbell - drums
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard N.W. 206 784-4880 $5

Wednesday November 29 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Smason’s Open Jazz Workshop Oleg Ruvinov – tuba/bass Ed Mays - drums
*On the House
1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Thursday November 30 6 – 8 pm
Better World Bruce Barnard - guitar Oleg Ruvinov – tuba/bass
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Friday & Saturday December 1 & 2 9:30 pm
Better World Michael Gotz - guitar Oleg Ruvinov – tuba/bass
Regatta Bar & Grill @ the Crowne Plaza
6th & Seneca 206 464-1980

Announcing: Seattle's Newest Jazz Venue & Finest Italian Cuisine! Café
Amoré
Sunday December 10 8 pm
Marc’s Jam Session!
*Café Amoré
5th & Bell 206 728-40-27

Friday December 15 10 pm
Better World Michael Gotz – guitar andy zadrozny - bass
Jai Thai 235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Sunday December 17 7 pm
Better World CD Realese Party!
New Orleans Creole Restaurant 114 1st S. 206 622-2563

Friday December 22 8 pm
Better World with Smason Joanne Klein Delvon Dumas – Hammond Organ
Larry Jones - drums
*Djembe Soul 1126 Commerce - Tacoma 253 284-2453

*all ages www.marcsmason.com (206) 760-1764

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Yogi's Music Newsletter 11-18-06

Hey, Lovers of music from all over the Planet!

I am starting to ramp up promoting my group, so I will probably be only sending out one of the newsletters each month. There's so many good gigs I want to put on here, but it takes several hours to prepare, so that's why. I'm doing my best!

Today I want to plug my band's next showcase gig, tell you about Tita Lima, the beautiful Samba singer from San Paolo, and then plug many other great gigs. Here's the hotlinks to this time's featured musicians:

YOGI AND THE YOGINISYogi's Jazz/world Fusion Band
TITA LIMA Gorgeous Brazilian Tropicalia/Bossa/Samba
MIKE DEASY JR Big Mike, Big Sax, Big Sound
JOHNNY CONGA Latin Percussion Heavyweight
BURT BOICE Outstanding Contrabass
ELIMAR UGUETO - E276 Rising Hot Latin Club Music Star
RED HOTZ aka The Red Hot Blues Sisters
HIDMO African Music series
JOVINO SANTOS NETO Brazilian jazz pianist virtuoso
PAULA MAYA Original Eclectic Rock
MARC SMASON Jazz Trombone and More



YOGI AND THE YOGINIS Yogi's Jazz/world Fusion Band

The Yoginis
Sat November 25th 8-10pm all ages
Free - Please Tip my musicians!
SoulFood Bookstore
15748 Redmond Way (behind Canyon's)
Redmond WA 98052
425-881-5309

Soulfood Bookstore is a nice intimate Eastside venue. They have a beautiful wooden stage and a choice Bose PA system.
The Yoginis will bring you our style of Jazz/World Fusion, and this show will be filled with the Samba Groove! We'll play originals and some choice covers.
As usual, I have KILLER MUSICIANS with me, so I let them out to play too...
They serve tea and coffee, Kids OK, bring 'em!

Yoginis Lineup

Yogi - keyboards, compositions
Samia Panni - Portuguese and English Vocals
Mike Deasy Jr - all saxes
Johnny Conga - Latin percussion
Burt Boice - Contrabass
Ed Mays - Drumset


TITA LIMA Gorgeous Brazilian Tropicalia/Bossa/Samba

Hey, I have to tell y'all about Tita Lima. She's a gorgeous young lady from San Paolo, Brazil that I caught at Nectar Lounge last Wednesday. She's on tour and already out of the country - sorry I didn't find out in time to give you the heads up on her show. Her father is a well-known musician in Brazil, and she sings like she was born to make music (which she was, practically speaking!) She also plays guitar and does a big chunk of her mixes. Go check her sound out and tell her I sent you to her site! Let's bring her back to Seattle!


MIKE DEASY JR Big Mike, Big Sax, Big Sound ;)

11/25/2006 08:00 PM - Yoginis - SoulFood Bookstore
15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, 98052 - Tips

Latin and fusion jazz in a setting of spiritually enlightened literature. The Yoginis combine elements of Brazilian, African, Indian and Jazz Fusion for a deeply eclectic and soulful ragout.

12/02/2006 04:00 PM - Cedar Beam Conspiracy - Art Jam - Gage Art School, Seattle, WA 98101 -

Art Jam is an annual drawing, painting, sculpting event with musicians playing for the inspiration of the artists. Avant Garde and experimentally
funky jazz.


JOHNNY CONGA Latin Percussion Heavyweight

11/18/2006 09:00 PM - The Rhythm Lounge
on Pine St. Downtown, Long Beach, California -
Performing with David Mora & The Conga Lovers

11/19/2006 09:00 PM - Paragon Bar
2525 Queen Anne Ave, Seattle, Washington -
with The Eric Fridrich Trio

11/20/2006 07:00 PM - North Seattle Community Campus, Seattle, Washington 98103 -
"ANJUMAN" an Indian(India)-Afro-Cuban band....

11/24/2006 10:00 PM - 21 Commerce
Commerce ave., Tacoma, Washington -
Working at the 21 lounge with the local DJ ...

11/28/2006 07:00 PM - Private party
Seattle, Seattle, Washington -
with the band "QUENARIMBA" A Japanese/Columbian band ..Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy, Ricardo Guity, Andy Zadronsky and JC Johnny Conga...

BURT BOICE Outstanding Contrabass

11/20/2006 06:00 PM - Garfield Community Center, Seattle, -
Emerald City Jazz Ensemble-City event

11/24/2006 06:00 PM - Starbucks - Columbia City, Seattle, Washington -
Emerald City Jazz Ensemble - Corner of Rainier Av S & Edmund St.

11/25/2006 08:00 PM - Soul Food Books, Redmond, 98052 -
The Yogini's - An all star line up Playing a mixture of Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & South Asian Indian Music. Each member brings their own unique & diverse Musical traditions that sum up to an interesting sounding group.

12/09/2006 08:00 PM - The Ruins, Seattle, -
Black Lab Trio

12/22/2006 07:00 PM - Marlene's Market and Deli
Federal Way, Federal Way, Washington -
Jazz & X-mas songs w/ the vivacious vocalist, Sarah K @ Marlene's Market and Deli, Federal Way WA.



ELIMAR UGUETO - E276 Rising Hot Latin Club Music Star

Elimar Ugueto - E276
November 24th
Studio 503
6750 Sw Beaverton-Hillsdsale Hwy
Portland, OR 97225

www.studio503.org

RED HOTZ aka The Red Hot Blues Sisters

Dec 3, 2006 TBA Friends of the Holidays Fundraiser - The Swiss Tacoma - The Swiss, WA
Dec 28, 2006 8:00 PM Seven Cedars Casino - Rock and Roll the Dice Sequim, WA
Jan 13, 2007 8:00 PM Seattle Art Museum - Olympic Sculpture Park Evening Preview Event Seattle, WA
Jan 20, 2007 12:00 PM Seattle Art Museum - Olympic Sculpture Park Grand Opening Ceremonies Seattle, WA
Feb 16, 2007 8:00 PM The Yale Vancouver, BC
Feb 17, 2007 8:00 PM The Yale Vancouver, BC
Feb 23, 2007 12:00 PM Guitar Slinger Showcase - The Rockfish - Teri is a featured guitarist in the 4th annual Guitar Slinger regional showcase Anacortes, WA



HIDMO African Music series

Note that all African Music Series Shows are Sundays 8-10pm

Nov 19 = Thione Diop & Yeke Yeke
Hot young percussionist from Senegal with his high-energy percussion group. Some of the best traditional African music in the Northwest. Be prepared to dance! http://www.thionediop.com/

Nov 26 = Leif Totusek & Friends
Spirited high-life and other Afro-pop from guitar master Leif Totusek. Don't miss this show. Leif has toured with some of the best African musicians in the world because he has a true feel for African guitar styles. www.leiftotusek.com

Dec 3 = Ibrahima Camara & Safal
Music of Senegal with master drummer Ibrahima Camara and his group Safal. Original pop music compositions with traditional West African roots, spiced with the sounds of Reggae, Latin and Soukous. http://www.ibrahima.homestead.com

HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534
www.hidmo.com

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

For information about this Press Release:
Rob Pastorok
Maya Soleil
Woodinville, WA
mayasoleil@mindspring.com
www.mayasoleil.com



JOVINO SANTOS NETO Brazilian jazz pianist virtuoso

Saturday, November 18 at 8 PM at Bake's Place in Issaquah. Jovino Santos
Neto Quarteto, with JSN (piano, flute), Ben Thomas (vibraphone), Chuck
Deardorf (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums). Reservations recommended. For
information and directions, please call 425-391-3335 or visit
www.bakesplace.org


Thanks for supporting live music!

Obrigado,

Jovino

Jovino Santos Neto
jovino@jovisan.net
realengo@comcast.net
Web site: www.jovisan.net

PAULA MAYA Original Rock

PAULA MAYA NEXT THU NOV 23RD:

THANKSGIVING NIGHT
@ The Central, the oldest saloon in Seattle!
207 1st Ave S in Pioneer Square. Seattle 98104
10pm - close
http://www.paulamaya.com
http://www.myspace.com/paulamayaband

MARC SMASON Jazz Trombone and More

sunday, november 19
marc smason (trombone)
talia marcus (violin )
ken strong (bass)
greg campbell (drums/fr. horn )

Monday November 27 9 pm
Better World Bruce Barnard - guitar Nate Omdahl - bass
Greg
Campbell - drums
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard N.W. 206 784-4880 $5

Wednesday November 29 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Smason’s Open Jazz Workshop
*On the House
1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Thursday November 30 6 – 8 pm
Better World Bruce Barnard - guitar
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Friday December 1 & 2 9:30 pm
Better World
Regatta Bar & Grill @ the Crown Plaza
6th & Seneca 206 464-1980

Sunday December 3 6– 8 pm
The Katatonics with Smason & Klein
Beth Fleenor - clarinet Steve Rice – piano Andy Zadrozny – bass
Greg
Campbell - drums
*Jazz Vespers – Seattle 1st Baptist Church Harvard & Seneca 206
325-6051

Friday December 15 10 pm
Better World Bruce Barnard – guitar andy zadrozny - bass
jai thai broadway & e. thomas 206 322-5781

Sunday December 17 7 pm
Better World CD Realese Party!
New Orleans Creole Restaurant 114 1st S. 206 622-2563

*all ages www.marcsmason.com (206) 760-1764 donations

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Yogi's Music Newsletter 10-21-06

Hello World Music Lovers!

I have been moving, and therefore over-busy, but still trying to keep up. I've kind of been adopted into the scene at Hidmo's, so I've been there a lot, as you'll see below. Lots of good music goin' on. If I missed your gigs, email me the info. Some of you don't post the addresses of your gigs on your sites like myspace, etc. Get your gigs on the web where I can find them, or email me at yogi-one@excite.com.

Hot links to featured artists:

Hejira, featuring Don Baragiano
Marc Smason, jazz trombone and groups
The Red Hotz - sizzling R&B
Jovino Santos Neto - International Brazilian Jazz Piano Heavyweight
Paula Maya - International Indie Rock

YOGI'S GIGS
The Yoginis on myspace
The Yoginis Website

Wednesday, Oct 25th 9 -11pm - Yogi McCaw Trio

Yogi - Piano, Synthesizer, Eddy Fey - Acoustic Bass, Ed Mays - Drums

Great dinner set at Hidmo's. Samba and Bossa jazz/Originals/Coltrane and Miles/Freestyle Jams

Hidmo Restaurant 2000 S Jackson St, Seattle WA 98144

Saturday, Oct 28th, 9pm till midnight or so
YOGI'S BIRTHDAY PARTY GIG with the YOGINIS!
I want to see you there!
Hidmo again. We like this place. We are going to be building up Saturday night there.

2000 S Jackson St, Seattle WA 98144
The Yoginis Lineup: Yogi - Piano, Synths; Samia Panni - Brazilian and English Vocals; Burt Boice - Contrabass; Ed Mays - Drums; Tony Taylor - Latin

Percussion; and Special Guest Gordon Assadi on Indian and Jazz Violin.

Also at HIDMO:

Friday Oct 27th:

ATLANTIC MELODY led by Eduard Suarez of Guinea (formerly with Bembaya Jazz) and comprised of some of Seattle's top African Musicians
Soukous, Afro-pop, high energy African club music.

Friday Nov 3rd is KALASS, led by Guitarist Ganga Clamangou of Chad

Also don't forget the SUNDAY AFRICAN MUSIC SERIES - a different African Dance band every Sunday from 8-10pm!

HEJIRA, featuring the Arabic/Spanish guitar of Don

Baragiano, and usually some belly dancers!
And the cellist, Ashraf Hakim, formerly with the Cairo, Egypt, Opera House, is a delight for your ears too.

Sat, 10/21 Kolbeh Persian Restaurant, SOHO District, Seattle 8 – 10pm www.kolbehseattle.com
-With Belly Dancers!_

Tues 10/24 Jubilante Jazz Club in Renton, 8 – 11pm
-With Belly Dancers!-

Sat 11/4 Mandolin Café, Tacoma, 7 - 9 pm

Sat 11/11 Soul Food Books, Redmond, 8-10pm www.soulfood.booksense.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp


MARC SMASON

Friday October 13 8 pm
The Green Livers Smason Gary Way – keys Greg Barnes - bass
Mike
Smith – dr.
*Living Green 630 2nd St. – Langley 360 221-8242

Sunday October 15 8:30 pm
Better World
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard - guitar Ken Strong - bass & guests!
*Lottie’s Lounge
4900 Rainier S. 206 725-0519

Thursday October 19 6 - 8 pm
Better World
*C & P Coffee Co. 5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Tuesday October 24 7:30- 9:30 pm
Open Jazz Workshop!
*On the House 1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Saturday October 28 10 pm
Better World with Marc Smason Bruce Barnard - guitar Mike
Barnett
Jai Thai 235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Sunday October 29 7 pm
the Chicago 7 - vintage jazz!
Marc Smason Joanne Klein Brian Kent David George Bruce Barnard
Oleg Ruvinov Larry Jones
*New Orleans Creole Restaurant 114 1st S. 206 622-2563

*all ages www.marcsmason.com (206) 760-1764 donations

RED HOTZ
aka The Red Hot Blues sisters

Oct 27, 2006 9:00 PM New Orleans Creole Restaurant and Jazz/Blues Venue Seattle, WA
Nov 4, 2006 5:00 PM Tulalip Casino - 5-8pm Marysville, WA
Nov 8, 2006 8:00 PM Jazzbones - Teri & Suze guests at Randy Oxford's Jam Tacoma, WA
Nov 17, 2006 9:00 PM Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA


JOVINO SANTOS NETO -LOCAL ONLY

See www.jovisan.net/calendar.htm for Jovino's New York and Europe Gigs

10-14-06
8.30 PM JSN Trio with Byron Vannoy/drums and Scott Thompson /bass at St.Clouds Restaurant
www.stclouds.com
1131 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 726-1522

10-24-06
5.00 PM JSN Trio at Ikea Seattle with Chuck Deardorf/bass and Mike Ivester/ drums www.ikea.com

11-18-06
SN Quartet at Bakes Place, with Chuck Deardorf/bass, Ben Thomas/ vibes and Byron Vannoy/drums www.bakesplace.org


PAULA MAYA


11/04/2006 09:00 PM - Dubliner Irish pub
3517 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 -

We are sharing the evening with our friends Mofius. Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/mofius
11/11/2006 08:00 PM - The House - ALL AGES
2818 Wetmore, Everett, WA 98201 - TBD

We are back at The House!! It's an all ages venue in Everett that kick ass. Please come back to check on more details as we aproach the show :) http://www.

myspace.com/thehouseclub

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Yogi's Music Newsletter 9-28-06

Hi Everyone,

Surprisingly, my move got pushed back a couple of days, so here's the full music newsletter for Sept 29, 2006.

Quick links to this week's featured artists:
Yogi and the Yoginis um...Yogistyle :)
Hidmo East African Restaurant THE African Music scene in Seattle
Show Brazil/Eduardo Mendonca You like Samba? We got LOTS of Samba!
Paula Maya Eclectic Rock From Brazilian Pianist Paula Maya
Beth and Jim Wulff R&B and....cowboy songs? Featuring Pianist Beth Wulff who knows EVERY song (OK, it just seems that way!)
Thomas Marriott Jazz and Latin Trumpeter Extraordinaire
Marc Smason hardest working Trombonist in Seattle

YOGI AND FRIENDS QUARTET:

Sat Sept 30th 8-10pm
Coffee To A Tea Seattle, WA
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495
Just a few storefronts north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Records at the Alaska St/California Ave Junction.
All ages, kid friendly - NO COVER (donations accepted for the band)

ALSO SEE US WEDNESDAY OCT 4TH 8:30 - 10:30PM AT HIDMO RESTAURANT (SEE BELOW)
www.myspace.com/yoginis
www.theyoginis.com


HIDMO East African Restaurant

*HIDMO'S is the THE scene for African Music in Seattle now, folks. Here you can see Seattle's best African Diaspora musicians, in an informal atmosphere with their friends, and enjoy authentic East African cuisine, as well as a full bar. The early shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday are ALL AGES too. Don't miss out. If you like music from Africa you need to be a part of what's going on here.*

2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534
www.hidmo.com

Free Admission (donations to musicians welcome)
*That's right the gigs are FREE - so PLEASE support the musicians with your donation*
Nonsmoking venue
East African Cuisine, full bar, peaceful, African Diaspora/World Citizen vibe.
WHY WE NEED YOU AT HIDMO'S:
You, the music lovers, make the gigs here. Our success is dependent on you coming and enjoying our music, and a drink, or one of their very expertly prepared East African style platters (share one with a table of friends!).

WEDNESDAYS: YOGI'S WORLD MUSIC 8:30 -10:30pm
Join Yogi and his music friends from all over the world. The lineup and groups will vary, but it will always be good. We're building a World Music Wednesday Night modeled after the successful Sunday night series (see below). We're just getting started; Oct 4th is our first one, featuring the Yoginis world jazz band.

This band features multi-lingual singer and KBCS DJ Samia Panni, who will grace us with some Brazilian bossas, and Latin Percussion heavy and also KBCS DJ Johnny Conga.

Yoginis Lineup:
Yogi on Keys, Compositions
Ed Mays - Drumset
Johnny Conga - Latin percussion
Tim Romain - Bass
Samia Panni - vocals (Portuguese and English)
Note: Our sax man Mike is missing this week, but we hope to have him as many weeks as possible, since he now lives in Olympia.

THURSDAYS: REGGAE WITH MYSTIK I AM. 8 - 10PM

ORIGINAL REGGAE led by vocalist/keyboardist Shemayin, featuring a rich tapestry of vocals and deep trancey grooves. Many of Seattle's well known Reggae and African musicians will be sitting in with her on Thursday nights.

FRIDAYS: African music alternating with Kalass, led by Guitarist/Singer Ganga Clamangou of Chad, and Atlantic Melody, led by Percussionist/Singer Edward Suarez of Guinea. I have seen both of these bands, and they are deserving of a lot more attention than they are getting.

SUNDAYS: AFRICAN MUSIC SERIES
Premier African Groups of Seattle, produced by Rob Pastorok. Rob's in China right now lining up things for his Global Heat band, so I don't have the Oct lineup of groups yet, but as soon as he gets back I'll have that info. Trust me on this, however, it's always good. African Music Sundays won a Best of Seattle Award in the Seattle Weekly this year.


SHOW BRAZIL/EDUARDO MEDONCA
www.showbrazil.com

Wednesday, September 27th - 7:30 p.m. - doors open at 6 p.m.
Eliane Elias (Brazilian Jazz). Touring in support of her latest release Around the City (8/22/06). Band members include Rubens de la Corte (guitar) Marc Johnson (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums, percussion).
Where?: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
Cost: 22.50

Friday, September 29th
"We are Family" - Celebration 10th Anniversary of Bahia Street.
Silent auction, reception and dinner
Where? Mount Baker Community Club - 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S, Seattle, WA
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Live music with Jovino Santos Neto Trio
9 - 10 p.m. - Live music with Eduardo Mendonça (Voz e violão)

Friday, October 6th - 9 - 10 p.m.
Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), Denny Stern (Drums/Vocal), Caxambu (Percussion/Vocal), and Vanessa Miranda (Dance).
Where?: Crossroads Mall - NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE - Bellevue, WA

Friday, October 13th - 7 to 10 p.m.
Eduardo Mendonça Quartet. Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal/Guitar), Josh Wilson (Keyboard), Denny Stern (Drums/Vocal), and Caxambu (Percussion/Vocal).
Where?: Café Rozella - 9434 Delridge Way, SW - Seattle, WA 98106

PAULA MAYA - Original eclectic rock
www.myspace.com/paulamayaband
www.paulamaya.com

Paula Maya

October, 6 2006 at Tommy's
4552 University Way, On the Ave by 47th, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost: $5.

We'll be sharing the evening with our friends Laguna! Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/lagunajazz Check out the club at http://www.tommysnightclub.com

BETH AND JIM WULFF - R&B Jam

Beth and Wulff will be hosting a jam October 6th from 6:00 to 8:30. Bill Chism will also be performing. The food and atmosphere is awesome. Bad Albert’s is located on the corner of Dock Street and Ballard Avenue.

THOMAS MARRIOTT - JAZZ AND LATIN TRUMPET EXTRAORDINAIRE
www.thomasmarriott.net

September 30th with Tumbao
Portland Salsa Festival

October 5th, with Tumbao
Tula's Restaurant & Nightclub, 8:30pm

October 6th, with Tumbao
Vancouver Salsa Congress, Canada

October 12th Thomas Marriott & The Willie Nelson Project
Art of Jazz Concert Series, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park,
5-7pm

October 12th, with Jeremy Jones X-Tet
Tula's, 8:30 pm

October 15th Thomas Marriott w. New Stories
Eastside Jazz Showcase, Maydenbauer Center



MARC SMASON - jazz trombone and groups
www.marcsmason.com

Sunday September 24 2 - 4 pm
Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason – jazz of the ‘30s!
David George – trumpet Bruce Barnard - guitar Oleg Ruvinov - tuba
Larry
Jones - drums & guests
*Music in the Sculpture Garden 790 N. 34th St. 206
675-8875

Sunday October 1 noon – 2 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard - guitar Ken Strong - bass
*Broadway Farmer’s Market 10th E. & Thomas

Tuesday October 3 9 pm
3 much fun Perry Robinson - clarinet Jim Knodle - trumpet Marc
Smason – trombone
Sunset Tavern 5433 Ballard N.W. 206 784-4880 $5 – 15

Thursday October 5 8 pm
3 much fun Perry Robinson - clarinet Jim Knodle - trumpet Marc
Smason – trombone
*Gallery 1412 1412 18th Ave. 206 322-1533 $5 – 15

Monday, September 04, 2006

Yogi's Music Newsletter 9-4-06

Hey Music Friends!

I'm playing a few places in the next couple of weeks. My band the Yoginis will play at Dante's World Music Night this Saturday Night. Before that on Saturday, 5-8pm, I'll be holding the keyboards down while the Red Hotz Rock the stage at the Tulalip Casino. On Sat Sept 16th, I'll be back at Dante's with The African Knights playing Reggae. I will also be at the Hidmo African Music series on Sept 17th at 8pm with Naby Camara. Finally, catch me also on Thursdays 8pm at Hidmo's with Sister Shemayin's new Reggae Band.

This appears on my music blog Yogi's Music World
My band's MySpace site is The Yoginis on MySpace

Use the keyboard shortcut of "alt" key = back arrow to come back (on PC's), or your browser's back button.

Quick links to this weeks gigs below:

HIDMO East African Restaurant
RED HOTZ (aka The Red Hot Blues Sisters)
Marc Smason - Virtuoso Jazz Trombonist and Groups

DANTE'S WORLD MUSIC NIGHT

Host: Amusicator - Reggae plus.

Sat Sept 9th
9pm Amusicator
10:30pm Yogi and The Yoginis

Sat Sept 16th
9pm Amusicator
10:30pm The African Knights

5300 Rosevelt Way
Seattle, Washington 98105
United States


HIDMO East African Restaurant
Thursdays: Sister Shemayin Reggae (Yogi on keyboards) 8pm
Sundays: African Music Series (see schedule below)
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534
www.hidmo.com

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

Hidmo's African Music series made The Weekly's Best of Seattle this year. Read about it here.

*** SCHEDULE September 2006 ***

September 10 = Atlantic Melody
High-energy pop music of Guinea, with a group brought to you by Edward Sourarez (Guinea), featuring Abdoullaye Diabate (Guinea) on guitar and others

September 17 = Lagni Sussu
Featuring balafon master Naby Camara with music of Guinea. Listen for that exciting combination of traditional west African music with contemporary sounds from Naby and his comrads.
http://nabycamara.com/

September 24 = Soyaya
Music of West Africa, featuring Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum, Edward Souarez (Guinea) on vocals, calabash, and other percussion, and Caxambu (USA) on percussion. Raw traditional styles of Ghana, always with some surprises. We love 'em.

For more information about the Hidmo African Music Series:
Rob Pastorok
Maya Soleil
Woodinville, WA
mayasoleil@mindspring.com
www.mayasoleil.com

RED HOTZ (aka The Red Hot Blues Sisters)

Sept 9th @ Tulalip Casino – Marysville, WA – 5pm-8pm
featuring Suze, Teri, Andre Thomas, Lissa Ramaglia and Scotty Harris, and Yogi on keyboards

Sept 16th @ Club Crow 108 Cottage Avenue, Cashmere, WA 9881 – 9pm-12
featuring Suze, Teri, Andre Thomas, Lissa Ramaglia and Scotty Harris

Sept 23rd @Rockfish Grill, Anacortes, WA – 9pm-12
featuring Suze, Teri, Andre Thomas, Lissa Ramaglia and Scotty Harris

Sept 29th @ Highway 99, Seattle, WA – 9pm-12
featuring Suze, Teri, Eric Robert, Andre Thomas, Lissa Ramaglia and Scotty Harris


Friends, Family and Fans...your love and support is always appreciated..thanks! October brings The Red Hotz back in the studio to record more tunes and finish the full length album. We know you’re gonna love it!!



MARC SMASON Virtuoso Jazz Trombone and Groups


Tuesday September 5 7 – 9
Better World
Joanne Klein Bruce Barnard Mike Barnett Dave Bush
*Mr. Spot’s Chai House
5463 N.W. Leary Way 206 297-CHAI

Friday September 8 8 pm
Marc Smason Gary Way Greg Barnes & guests
*Living Green
630 2nd St. – Langley 360 221-8242

Saturday September 9 2 pm
La Banda Gozona – Music of Oaxaca!
Blanche Lavizzo Park - Guelaguetza
22nd & Yesler

Tuesday Sept 12 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Open jazz workshop!
*On the House
1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Alternate Wednesdays September 13, 27 … 8:30 pm
Better World
Joanne Klein Mark Bullis Mike Barnett Dave Bush
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday September 14 6 - 8 pm
Marc Smason Ken Strong
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Friday September 15 10 pm
Better World
Mark Bullis Mike Barnett
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Sunday September 24 2 - 4 pm
Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason – vintage jazz!
Bruce Barnard Oleg Ruvinov Greg Campbell
*Music in the Sculpture Garden
790 N. 34th St. 206 675-8875

Sunday October 1 noon – 2 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Ken Strong
*Broadway Farmer’s Market
10th E. & Thomas

*all ages www.marcsmason.com (206) 760-1764 donations
removal upon request, of course.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Yogis Music 8-20-2006 Yoginis now on CD Baby!

Hi Everyone,

This is a special newsletter to announce our CD-EP is on the CD Baby website. Also a couple of gigs from some friends

Here's the hot links to our friends gigs:
Amusicator, announcing a new Saturday night Reggae/World series at Dante's restaurant and bar

Thomas Marriott's Willie Nelson Project (Willie like you've never heard him before!)

Irene Chigamba, mbira (African thumb piano) from Zimbabwe.

Yogi and the Yoginis

Our CD EP Songbird is on CDBaby!

Go to CDBaby.com and go to the world: samba page, or search the site using "Yoginis" in the Search field. $6.99 and it's yours! (Dang, I almost paid that much to make each one of those things!)

PLUS, we have a gig on

Sept 9th at Dante's in the U-District
5300 Roosevelt Way, Seattle WA 98105

Dante's is a nice "underground" club with nice decor, a room for the band and dancing with a good sound system, a big video screen for graphics behind the band, another room with pool tables and machines, fronted by a restaurant - good food, full bar and microbrews on tap.

The gig is arranged by Dawa, leader of the group Amusicator, who is running a Reggae/World night every Saturday night at Dante's.

Amusicator also has a special gig this Wednesday, the 23rd there:

Amusicator (Reggae and new influences)
August, 23 2006 at Dantes
5300 Roosevelt Way, Seattle WA., WA 98105

We're trying to bump it up in there so we can keep the place every Saturday, so come and bring a friend, and buy a drink, because the musicians will get some of the bar profits if they sell a respectable amount of drinks. (Oh my God!!! Did I just encourage people to drink while enjoying music??? Where's the mayor in all this? - Hey - don't get me started on THAT!)

Also this week, we have:

Thomas Marriott, Jazz Trumpeter Exraordinaire

Attention Music Fans!

On Monday, August 28th at 7:30 pm, the Seattle Drum School will be
hosting a
special
sneak preview of Thomas Marriott's new ensemble: The Willie Nelson
Project

This special sneak preview is being presented as part of the Geoff
Harper
Presents: Last Monday's
concert series at the Seattle Drum School, 12510 15th Ave NE (corner of
15th
& 125th NE).
Call (206) 364-8815 for directions and details.

HIDMO Restaurant Sunday African Music Series

August 27 = Irene Chigamba

Zimbabwean Irene Chigamba makes a rare appearance at HIDMO, with mbira and soulful vocals.

African Music Night every Sunday (8-10 pm) at HIDMO East African Restaurant in Seattle (Detailed schedule for AUGUST 2006 below)

LOCATION:
HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hey Music Lovers,

I am trying to keep up with it as best I can. If I missedyour gigs, email me at yogismusic@gmail.com. I'll add them in.

New pics: Hey I have to share them. Most are from a July show at the Coffee To A Tea in West Seattle


Yogi at the Seatac International Festival with Naby Camara's African Group


Johnny Conga with the Yoginis, July 2006


Yoginis at Coffee To A Tea, Yogi, and Ed Mays on Drums


Burt Boice, Contrabass


Samia Panni, Versatile Vocalist and Mike Deasy, Horn arrangements for the Yoginis, Ed Mays, drums


Here's the quicklinks to this time's featured artists, or scroll through them all:


Marc Smason and Jazz Groups
Samia Panni, Vocal music of Brazil and other nations
Layla Angulo, Latin Jazz Sax
Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil
Elimar Ugueto/E276, Hot Latin Club Music


Marc Smason and Jazz Groups

Friday August 11 10 pm
Better World with Michael Gotz Peter Sams & guests!
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Saturday August 12 10 pm
Better World Ron Weinstein Burt Boice & guests!
Ballard Jam House (*till 11pm)
1707 N.W. Market 206 789-162

Alternate Wednesdays August 16, 30 … 8:30 pm
Better World Joanne Klein Jon Eisen Michael Barnett Greg
Campbell
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday August 17 7:20 – 9:20pm
Marc Smason Micheal Gotz
*Pegasus Coffee House
131 Parfitt Way SW – Bainbridge Is. 206 842-6725

Thursday August 24 4 – 6 pm
Klez Kids
*Lake City Farmer's Market
29th N.E. & N.E. 130th 206 632-5234

Samia Panni, Vocal music of Brazil and other nations

Samia will be performing at BrasilFest 2006 again, being held on Sunday, August 20th, from noon - 8pm or later.

Click this link for details on the event:
BrasilFest 2006

Here are the details of the performance:

Fofinho e Samia
A vocal-percussion/guitar duo performing the Afro Sambas of Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes + more.
When: Sunday, August 20th, noon - 12:45pm
Where: Centerhouse Stage, Seattle Center

Samia Panni

Host of Raizes
Saturdays 2pm-4pm PDT
KBCS 91.3 FM
“A World of Music & Ideas”
Phone: (425) 564-2424
Website: www.kbcs.fm

Layla Angulo Latin Jazz Sax

Layla is a Seattle resident (Cornish grad) who has crafted a great world-class latin jazz group. Be very afraid. Layla kicks booty. Her husband is a Peruvian percussionist who can clean up house in his own right. My kind of dynamic duo. Sorry I didn't get their recent Triple Door show up. I am posting up her international gigs not because I think you'll go (great on ya if you do!) but because I am happy for her. I remember seeing her at little places around town a few years ago. She's getting it right and making it happen. Celebrate!

August 22th - Bellevue Live Concert Series - 12noon
August 25th - Palermo, Italy
August 26th - Greek theatre of Eraclea Minoa, Italy
August 27th - Vittoria, Italy
September 23rd - Spokane Center Stage - Spokane, WA


Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Sunday, August 20th

From 6 to 7 p.m.

Domingo, 20 de Agosto

Das 18 às 19 hs.
BrasilFest 2006
Seattle Center – Seattle, WA
www.seattlecenter.com

Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal/Guitar/Percussion), David Pascal (Bass/Percussion), Josh Wilson (Keyboard/Percussion), Brian Kent (Sax and flute), Mario Allende (Drums), Caxambu (Percussion), Grande Attila (Percussion), Norma Henry (Cavaquinho), Dora Oliveira (Dance), Bianca Mendonça (Dance), Lisette Austin (Dance), and Vanessa Miranda (Dance).

Wednesday, August 23rd

From 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Quarta, 23 de Agosto
Das 19
16th Annual Concerts in the Parks
Richmond Beach Community Park – 19601 21st Ave NW (in the green space at the Richmond Beach Library) – Shoreline, WA

* The Concerts in the Parks is produced by the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council.
Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal/Guitar/Percussion), David Pascal (Bass/Percussion), Josh Wilson (Keyboard/Percussion), Mark OI (Guitar/Percussion), Brian Kent (Saxophone/Flute), Will Dowd (Drums), Dora Oliveira (Dance), Bianca Mendonça (Dance), and Lisette Austin (Dance).

Elimar Ugueto/E276

August 18th (Friday)
Concord, CA 94520 / 11:00pm
El Rancho
1450 Monument Blvd.

August 20th (Sunday)
San Francisco, CA 94158 /10:00pm
Jelly's Dance Cafe
295 Terry Francois Blvd.
Pier 50

September 2nd (Sunday)
Seattle WA 98122 / 10:OOpm
Neighbours Nightclub
1509 Broadway
http://www.neighboursnightclub.com/

September 8th (Friday)
Beaverton, OR 97005 / 10:00pm
Tequila Ole Night Club
3905 SW 117th Ave.
http://www.tequilaole.com/

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Yogis Music 7-20-06 Yogi w/ African Knights and much more

Hi Everyone,

The music newsletter is getting big because a lot of gigs are becoming listed on here. And there are some groups I didn't list that I will have to make sure are up next time. I'm a little bit busier myself these days, so I have had to cut back to twice a month with the newsletter instead of once a week. Which means I have to list gigs two to three weeks out. Because some of these musicians work several times a week, the resulting newsletter can get quite long. I hope the quicklinks at the top help.

Next propject will be to make a permanent list of links to the websites and myspace sites of all the bands I list so that you can visit them with ease at any time. The list will show up in the right hand column.

First, as usual is the gig I will be on this weekend. I will be playing keyboards with the African Knights, a band that always gets good feedback from our audiences. Roots Reggae al la Africa. If you haven't seen us yet, you should. It's another one of the unique projects I am involved in.

Danny Massure is a new name on the newsletter. Danny specializes in old-school DJ grooves and his shows mix it up with live old-school players. Danny is the kind of DJ that converts people who thought they don't like DJ's. He's a DJ that "gets it" about live music and live musicians. Yes, there are DJs who "get it". You won't see old schoolers like Mike Deasy and Thomas Marriott playing live with DJs very much. But with Danny they find it a joy. Go see why. I'll be there too, so come have a drink with me.

Anyway, here's this week's hot links followed by the full scoop:

Danny Massure's Ticklejunk All Stars w/Mike Deasy and special guest Thomas Marriott
Thomas Marriott Jazz Bands
Jovino Santos Neto - Brazilian pianist/composer extraordinaire
Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil
Marc Smason - hardest working trombonist in Seattle
Paula Maya Band - eclectic original rock
Bill Chism/ Bad Albert's in Ballard - good food, good jams

Yogi with the African Knights (African Roots Reggae)

07/22/2006 09:00
Dantes in the U-District
5300 Roosevelt Way, Seattle , WA

Free- 21 & Over -No Cover

AMUSICATOR featuring the BLACK DIAMOND/SISTER SPEAK PROJECT with Special guests
Ahmed with the AFRICAN KNIGHTS and Daggakarab!
Funky Dancehall Roots African Reggae as AMUSICATOR kicks off Dante's live reggae summer series no cover and Carribean Drink Specials
A can't miss to get the summa jumpin off ina Irie vibrations!!!

www.africanknights.com


Danny Massure's Ticklejunk AllStars w/ Mike Deasy

This Sunday at Chapel, The Ticklejunk All Stars will be joined by
legendary trumpeter Thomas Marriott.

Thomas has played with Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, Rosemary Clooney,
The Chico O'Farrell Orchestra, Ritchie Cole, Joe Locke & Kenny Kirkland
and many others.

Original House and break beats by Danny Massure with live keys, guitar,
vocals, saxophone, trumpet and percussion.

Chapel - 9pm to 12 am - Melrose & Pine, Capitol Hill

Danny Massure on myspace.com

Thomas Marriott's gigs:

July 22 2006 with Tumbao
Bite of Seattle

July 28, 2006 with Pete Cristlieb & Bill Ramsey
Port Townsend Jazz Festival

July 29, 2006 with Pete Cristlieb & Bill Ramsey
Port Townsend Jazz Festival

August 14th with Matt Jorgensen
Triple Door Musiquarium Lounge, 7-10pm

August 17th Thomas Marriott Quartet
Interbay Golf Course, sponsored by KPLU
5:30-8:30 pm


Jovino Santos Neto

Sat July 29th
PM Tukwila outdoor event - All Nations Soccer Cup
JSN with Grupo Alecrim 8.00 to 10.00pm

Mon July 31st
JSN Quartet,
Bank of America Plaza 800,
5th Ave, Downtown Seattle Noon


Saturday, July 22 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Show Brazil! in West Seattle
Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), David Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Denny Stern (Percussion and Back Vocal), and Dora Oliveira

and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).
17th Ave SW and Roxbury Street (North Stage)
Seattle, WA 98106


Wednesday, July 26th - 8 p.m.

OS MUTANTES – Live in Concert
Brazilian Psychedelic rock legends reunited for the first time in 33 years
Special guest: Sir Richard Bishop
The Moore Theater – 1932 2nd Ave – Seattle, WA 98107

Tuesday, July 29th
'Brazil Live at the Library!' with Eduardo Mendonça.
Celebrate Summer Reading at the Delridge Branch at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 with an exciting program for children.
Seattle Public Library – Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Also, please check out:
Kids in Brazilian Beat: http://www.showbrazil.com/brazilianbeat/index.htm
Trip to Brazil: http://www.showbrazil.com/trip.htm (limited spaces)


Marc Smason trombone & voice

Friday July 21 8:30 pm
A Better World with Marc Smason Joanne Klein
*Jubilante Restaurant
305 Burnett S. – Renton 425 226-1544

Sunday July 23 7 - 10 pm
The Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
*New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 1st S. 206 622-2563

Saturday July 29 7:30 –8:30 pm
Better World with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
The Piazza in Renton*
3rd St. & Burnett S. – Renton

Alternate Wednesdays August 2, 16, 30… 8:30 pm
A Better World Marc Smason Joanne Klein
Jon Eisen - keys Mike Barnett – bass Dave Bush - drums
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Saturday August 5 8 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Buck Chandler - Music of Brazil & the
Caribbean!
The Spar
114 4th S. – Olympia 360 357-6444

Thursday August 10 7 – 9 pm
Marc Smason & the Beacon Hill Orchestra
*Nana’s Soup House
3418 N.E. 55th 206 523-9053

Friday August 11 10 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Burt Boice
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

www.marcsmason.com


PAULA MAYA
NEXT SAT JUL 22ND
@ The DUBLINER, Irish pub. They offer a large selection of Beers, pint
or picture (I know that's not how you spell this one, but, what the
heck.... you know what I mean: a whole lot of beer, cheap :)
9:30pm - 1:30am
We'll play FIRST until 11pm, then the Morningbirds will close the
evening.
Only $5!
3517 Fremont Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

Paula Maya Band Website


Bill Chism/Bad Alberts

The Bad Alberts gig is on a reduced summer schedule and will only be
once in July and once in August, from 5:00 - 8:30. Along with me on
guitar, the following singers and musicians are featured but others are
welcome to sit in anytime.

7/23 Denine Monet (Vocals/Flute) - Tom Brighton (Percussion)
Mark Bushbeck (Bass)


Bad Alberts also has a fantastic Happy Hour from 3:00 - 6:00.

Bad Alberts
5100 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, Wa
(206) 782-9623

Bill Chism
Benefits, Compensation and Performance Mgmt
206.544-1120 206.715-3371 (cell)
Mon - Thu, 5:30 - 3:00 Fri, 5:00 - 9:00

Monday, July 03, 2006

Yogismusic 7-3-06: Yoginis, Baba Kaju, Jovino, Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil, Marc Smason, Paula Maya, Red Hotz

Hey Everyone, I'm trying to keep up and get this thing out at least twice a month!

Hot Links to the featured artists

Baba Kaju
Jovino Santos Neto
Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil
Marc Smason
Paula Maya Band
Red Hot Blues Sisters

Yogi and Friends (a sextet drawn from members of the Yoginis)

Yogi and the Yoginis

Another lineup of multi-talented musicians. We have Samia Panni with us, the versatile multi-language songstress and local expert on many types of world music (especially Brazilian). Listen to her at KBCS 91.3 fm on Saturdays 2-4pm. Also Johnny Conga, Latin percussion heavyweight, will be with us. Listen to his show on KBCS Saturdays at 6pm. Those of you who have come before know what to expect from us: well thought out selection of my originals and some choice Brazilian jazz covers, lots of high-level communication between the musicians during our improvisations, and a lineup of musicians who are all heavy hitters in their own right. Bring friends; we are trying to get the word out that we are starting to gig after many months of working on our CD and promotional materials.

Remember its kid friendly - some of my young students are coming. Especially bring your kids if they are music students, so they have a chance to be around a nice jazz gig with good people and get into the vibe. This way they learn many things about the music besides just studying notes.

Sat Jun 17 2006 8:00pm

Coffee To A Tea Seattle, WA
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495
Just a few storefronts north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Records at the Alaska St/California Ave Junction.
All ages, kid friendly - NO COVER (donations accepted for the band)

Yoginis Lineup:
Yogi on Keys, Compositions
Mike Deasy, Jr on Saxes/Arrangements
Ed Mays - Drumset
Johnny Conga - Latin percussion
Burt Boice - Contrabass
Samia Panni - vocals (English/Portuguese)

Yogi appearing with:

Baba Kaju

I have started playing with Baba Kaju (Alex Kajumulo of Tanzania, Africa). We are going to do some local gigs before we start touring later this winter. This band features the hot Afro/Hip-hop/Dancehall songs of Baba Kaju, some of which have already sold a million in his home country of Tanzania. He has also collaborated with such musicians as Beenie Man and other stars.

Friday July 7th 10pm
Club De Afric
4812 Rainier Ave S (x st is Edmunds, just north of the Starbucks on the corner).
Seattle WA 98118

Club De Afric is a North African/Ethiopian club. A nice place, good wood-finish dance floor, great Ethiopian food, full bar. Bring a date that wants to dance!


Jovino Santos Neto

As always, top-notch, world-class Brazilian Jazz from my friend and teacher.

Saturday, July 8 at 9 PM
St. Clouds Bistro
1131 34th. Ave.
in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood
JSN Trio with Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and Chris Stromquist on drums. Always a pleasure to perform with these 2 great young musicians...for directions and reservations, please visit www.stclouds.com

Friday 7-14-06 8:00pm

The Triple Door,
3rd Ave + Union Street, Seattle
Jovino Santos Neto - Solo will be opening for Andre Feriante
www.andreferiante.com
www.jovisan.net


Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Sunday, July 9th - 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Hispanic Seafair (Fisher Pavilion Stage)
Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!
Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), Denny Stern (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).
Where?: Seattle Center. Seattle, WA

Monday, July 10th – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Macy’s Taste of Festal
BahiaRio – a performance with Eduardo Mendonça and Paula Maya. Also featuring: Marcio Pacheco (Percussion and Vocal), and David Pascal (Bass).
Where?: Macy’s store at Downtown Seattle - Seattle, WA.

Tuesday, July 11th – 2-3 p.m.
'Brazil Live at the Library!' with Eduardo Mendonça.
Celebrate Summer Reading at the Delridge Branch at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 with an exciting program for children.
Where?: Seattle Public Library – Delridge branch
5423 Delridge Way S.W. - Seattle, WA 98106

Thursday, July 13th - 7 – 8:30 p.m.
“Music on the Lake”
Main stage at North Cove Lake Park
Featuring: Eduardo Mendon­ça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion); David Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Denny Stern (Drums, Percussion and Back-Vocal), Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira, Bianca Mendonça and Lisette Austin (Dance).
Where?: North Cove Lake Park - Lake Stevens, WA

Saturday, July 15th – 9:30 – 10:45
Eduardo Mendonça in Concert (Vocal/Guitar). Drums and Percussion: Denny Stern
Where?: Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd Ave. NE. – Seattle, WA 98125

Sunday, July 16th – 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Festival Brasileiro – BrasilFest Canada.
Eduardo Mendonça in Concert (Vocal/Guitar). Drums and Percussion: Denny Stern
Where?: Roundhouse Community Center – Outdoor Plaza
@ Pacific Boulevard with Davie Street (Downtown Vancouver)
Vancouver BC – Canada.


Marc Smason – trombone & voice

Wednesdays June 28, July 5 & 19 8:30 pm
Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
Jon Eisen Peter Sams Dave Bush
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday July 9 3 – 6 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Ken Strong
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Thursday July 13 7 – 9 pm
Marc Smason & the Beacon Hill Orchestra
*Nana’s Soup House
3418 N.E. 55th 206 523-9053

Friday July 14 10 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Burt Boice
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Paula Maya Band

JULY 11TH @ NECTAR LOUNGE, we are back for a killer summer show! Our
talented friend AMY READ will open, then we'll play for as long as you
are there!

FREE! 8PM the party starts. They do have a happy hour until 7pm. But if
you miss that, their prices are very reasonable, and they have a great
menu, with many choices. Including Drinks.
http://www.nectarlounge.com


The Red Hotz (aka the Red Hot Blues Sisters)

The Bidding Begins!
The Red Hot Blues Sisters are auctioning themselves off for
a live New Years Eve performance on EBAY!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4892556019&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Who wouldn’t want to have their own private New Year’s Eve party with a live band that was nominated Best Blues Band 2006 by the Washington State Blues Society?

The 10-Day EBAY Auction Begins on June 27th at 11:45PM and ends July 7th @ 11:45PM.

10% of the final sale price will support Rock School (Non-Profit that educates young people aged 12 - 21 in the field of music while promoting their leadership and teamwork skills).

Also see the Red Hotz in July:

Jul 4, 2006 2:00 PM Fort Lewis 4th of July daytime event Fort Lewis, WA

Jul 4, 2006 7:00 PM Celebration Park - 4th of July Celebration Federal Way, WA

Jul 11, 2006 8:00 PM The Barrel Jam Hosted by Doug McGrew - special Red Hotz jam appearance Burien, WA

Jul 23, 2006 12:00 PM Bite of Seattle - KZOK 102.5 FM Mural Stage - Noon Seattle Center, WA

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Yoginis, Show Brazil, Marc Smason, Paula Maya, Red Hotz

Hello People,

Sorry about the two week delay in getting the newsletter out! I was working on some MySpace websites in my spare time between gigs and band practices and my day job. Nice seeing friends at Samia's show last Thursday. We have lots of good gigs coming our way this week too. My band is playing, and here's the hot links to the other artists in this weeks newsletter:

Eduardo Mendonca - Brazil's gift to Seattle
Marc Smason - Trombone Superman
Paula Maya - Hot Indie Rock
Red Hot Blues Sisters - World Class Blues from Seattle

Yogi McCaw with Jazz/R&B Singer Elnah Jordan
(First Set only, second set with Beth Wulff on Piano)
Jun 16 2006 9:30PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Seattle, WA
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Cost: Free
Regatta Grille Lounge at Crowne Plaza Hotel doing rootsy jazz/blues with singer Elnah Jordan. Jazz with lots of soul.

Yoginis on MySpace.com

Yogi and Friends (a quintet drawn from members of the Yoginis)

Sat Jun 17 2006 8:00P

Coffee To A Tea Seattle, WA
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495
Just a few storefronts north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Records at the Alaska St/California Ave Junction.
All ages, kid friendly - NO COVER (donations accepted for the band)

This time's Lineup:
Yogi on Keys, Compositions
Mike Deasy, Jr on Saxes/Arrangements
Ed Mays - Drumset
Tim Romain - Electric Basses
Hilary Harris - vocals (English/Portuguese)


Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!
Web site: Show Brazil

Friday, June 16th
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Edmonds Arts Festival
Main Stage.
Frances Anderson Center
(the 700 block between Main St. and Dayton St.)
Edmonds, WA .

Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Percussion and Guitar), David Pascal (Bass/Percussion), Bian Kent (Flutes and Sax), Mark OI (Guitar/Percussion), Josh Wilson (Keyboard/Percussion), Steve Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Denny Stern (Drums and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).

Saturday, June 17th
Strawberry and Arts Festival
Burien Community Center
425 SW 144th Street
Burien, WA

Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Percussion and Guitar), Oleg Ruvinov (Bass/Percussion), Bian Kent (Flutes and Sax), Mark OI (Guitar/Percussion), Josh Wilson (Keyboard/Percussion), Steve Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Denny Stern (Drums and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).

Marc Smason – trombone & voice

Website Marc Smason

Wednesdays June 14, 21, 28 8:30 pm
Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
John Eisen Peter Sams Dave Bush
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Sunday June 18 Marc’s Birthday Party! 9 pm
A Better World Marc Smason Joanne Klein
Jon Eisen Peter Sams Dave Bush
Also - Yellow Hat Band !
Tommy’s Nightclub
4552 University Way N.E. 206 634-3144

Tuesday June 20 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Smason’s Open Jazz Workshop
*On the House
1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Friday June 23 7:30 pm
Smason & the Katatonics Sarah Funk Beth Fleenor Lesli Dalaba
Joanne Klein Eli Rosenblatt Jon Eisen Ken Strong Greg
Campbell
*Crossroads Bellevue
N.E. 8th & 156th N.E. – Bellevue 425 644-1111

Paula Maya
Paula Maya band on MySpace.com

Jun 17 2006 12:00P
Fremont Fair Solstice Parade Seattle
On Fremont Street in Seattle

Jun 30 2006 8:00P
Salmon Bay Eagles Club
5216 20th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Jul 11 2006 8:00P
Nectar Lounge
412 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103

Red Hotz
Aka The Red Hot Blues Sisters

Jun 24, 2006 3:00 PM LAKEWOOD SUMMER FEST- FORT STEILACOOM PARK Lakewood - Fort Steilacoom Park, WA

Jun 23, 2006 9:00 PM Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Yogi and Friends Quartet plus much more

This is a big newsletter, folks. Also I will be sending you my Folklife picks tomorrow.

I am playing Saturday afternoon and Monday with African Balafon Maestro Naby Camara, and I'm fronting a quartet of my own music plus a few choice covers on
Saturday Night. Hotlink to my gigs

Here's the hotlinks to go directly to the other performers featured in this week's newsletter.

Samia Panni - Brazilian/Multi-Language vocals and percussion


Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil


Hidmo African Music series


Marc Smason - Trombonist/improviser and his groups


Thomas Marriott - Rising Jazz Trumpet Star and group


Jovino Santos Neto - Brazilian/Jazz pianist extraordinaire and groups


Beth and Jim Wulff - Versatile R&B/Jazz husband and wife team


YOGI's GIGs

Yogi and Friends Quartet

OK, I have lots of friends, so they can't all be fit into a coffee house gig, so I stripped it down to the jazz/brazilian/fusion quartet. Plenty of
original material, though. Everyone in this group is a kick-ass improviser, so the evening will feature lots of stunning improvs on my songs, and a few
carefully chosen covers.

Yogi - keys, compositions
Mike Deasy, Jr - saxes, horn arragements
Burt Boice - upright bass
Ed Mays - drums

Coffee To a Tea
Saturday May 27, 8pm
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495
Just a few storefronts north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Records at the Alaska St/California Ave Junction.
All ages, kid friendly - NO COVER (donations accepted for the band)


Yogi with Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu

Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center
Center House Stage Sat 27th at 2pm
and
Fountain Lawn Stage Mon 29th 3:40pm

Naby Camara is from Guinea, West Africa and holds two (that's right TWO) Canadian Juno Awards in the field of world music. We will be playing the authentic
music of his village in Guinea. I will have the only non-african instrument (piano), but I will be playing it in the African balafon-style (NOT like a
western piano). There's no other groups in Seattle doing this. If you haven't seen this, and you aren't from West Africa, then you haven't seen a similar
group. Because there aren't any. At least not in the USA. Get a hit of the real thing. You have two chances to see us for FREE at Folklife.

JOVINO SANTOS NETO

It's always inspiring to hear Jovino. When he's not in NYC, or Brazil... or Europe... or??

Thursday June 1

Seattle's City Hall 12.00 pm 600 Fourth Avenue (between Cherry and James St.).
JSN Quartet with Mark Ivester, Chuck Deardorf and Hans Teuber
For more information contact the Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs at (206) 684-7171 www.arts.culture@seattle.gov


Friday June 2

Crossroads, 6.00 pm NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE in Bellevue | 425-644-1111
JSN Quartet with Mark Ivester, Burt Boice and Ben Thomas
www.crossroadsbellevue



SAMIA PANNI

At Northwest Folklife Festival, Rainier Room, Seattle Center, Samia will be the MC & one of the performers at the following series:

Brazil Up-Close 6-9pm
Rainier Room - Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 -6:35 PM
Grupo Amoroso
Contemporary & Classic Brazilian Bossa Nova
6:50 -7:25 PM
Capoeira Grupo Quilombo Queimado
The Grace & Power Of Brazil
7:35 -8:10 PM
Samba Na Veia
Brazilian Dance

8:20 -9:00 PM
Fofinho and Samia
Brazilian Afro-Sambas

Abráce now sings in 12 languages that include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Swahili, Xhosa, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese,
Lucumí (archaic Yoruba), Ladino, and nonsense syllables, from the 15th Century to the present + original compositions; acapella or acompanied by percussion

instruments, playing a whole variety of rhythms.

Abráce features:

Samia Panni (vocals & percussion)
Joyce Yarrow (vocals and pitch pipe)
Rosemary Bell (vocals & percussion)
Denny Stern (percussion)
Where: Caffé Bella

A warm & inviting place to sip a cup coffee, tea, wine or beer.
2621 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA
(a block south of Denny in downtown Seattle)
When: Thursday, June 8th, 2006
8:30pm - 10:30pm

MARC SMASON

Folklife Festival
Sunday May 28 12:20 – 12:50 pm
Marc Smason & the Katatonics
*Snoqualmie Room – Seattle Center

Sunday May 28 3:40 – 4:10 pm
La Banda Gozona
*Mural Ampatheater – Seattle Center

Monday May 29 3:30 – 4:50 pm
Klezmer Workshop with Smason & friends!
*Seattle Children’s Theater – Seattle Center Room 3

Sunday May 28 7 - 10 pm
The Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
*New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 1st S. 206 622-2563

Saturday June 3 10 pm
A Better World Marc Smason Joanne Klein
Craig Hoyer Greg Campbell
Tommy’s Nightclub
4552 University Way N.E. 206 634-3144

Tuesday June 6 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Marc Smason Paul Fedorowicz – Jewish Music!
*Roxy’s Diner
462 N. 36th 206 632-3963

www.marcsmason.com (206) 760-1764


BETH AND JIM WULFF

Thursday May 25....Beth and Wulff backing Debbie Lelinsky at Jubilante Restaurant 8:00

Friday May 26...Jim Wulf and Paula Maya at The Crown Plaza, 6th and Seneca, 9:30,

Friday and Saturday... Beth with Vance Newton and Freedom at Jimmy Jacks, 99 and Muckilteo Freeway

HIDMO Sunday African Music Series

African Music Night every Sunday (8-10 pm) at HIDMO East African Restaurant in Seattle

LOCATION:
HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

We are adding a special show this Sunday night because a fabulous musician/vocalist from Uganda on tour in the USA has agreed to perform at HIDMO in Seattle,

WA. This is one not to miss.

PRESENTING at HIDMO, Sunday, May 28, 8-10 pm.

Damascus Kafumbe
Ugandan harps and lyres, folk and fusion

From http://www.kafumbe.com/about.htm
"Damascus Kafumbe, a native Ugandan whose passion for the music, dance, and folkways of sub-Saharan East Africa was ingrained from birth, is carving a niche

for himself in the complementary areas of ethnomusicology and world music performance.

June 4 = Sol Afrique
Music and dance of West Africa featuring Guillaume Mpacko from Cameroon on vocals and guitar. If you haven't yet heard Sol Afrique, be prepared for some of

the sweetest stuff you'll hear at HIDMO.

June 11 = Soyaya
Music of West Africa, featuring Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum, some of your other favorite performers. This group always brings

some high-energy sounds and surprises to HIDMO.


EDUARDO MENDONCA/SHOW BRAZIL

Brazilian Show: Sunday 7 – 10 p.m.

Mural Amphitheater – Seattle Center, WA – USA.

Sponsor: 97.3 KBSG.

7:00 p.m. – Samba Olywa (Body-Moving Brazilian Rhythms)
7:40 p.m. - VamoLa – (Brazilian Drum & Dance Ensemble)
8:25 p.m. – Batucada (Drums and Songs of Brazil)
9:15 p.m. – Show Brazil! (Brazilian Music and Dance).

Sunday, May 28th – 9:15 p.m.
Folklife Festival – Seattle Center
Mural Amphitheater (Sponsored by: 97.3 KBSG)

Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça, (Vocal, percussion), David Pascal (Bass), Brian Kent (Sax and Flute), Josh Wilson (Keyboard), Mark OI (Guitar),

Denny Stern (Drums), Caxambu (Percussion), Dora Oliveira (Dance), Bianca Mendonça (Dance), Vanessa Miranda (Dance).


Monday, May 29th – 11 am.

Folklife Festival

Pacifica Children’s Choir – Brazilian music with Eduardo Mendonça.
Mural Amphitheater
Sponsored by: 97.3 KBSG

Monday, May 29th – 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Brazilian Rhythms.
workshop with Eduardo Mendonça
Folklife Festival
Rhythm Tent
Seattle Center – Seattle, WA

Monday, May 29th – 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Folklife Festival
Brazilian Rhythms for Kids
workshop with Eduardo Mendonça
Folklife Discovery Zone
Seattle Center – Seattle, WA


THOMAS MARRIOTT
These are Thomas's Seattle gigs only. His NYC gigs are listed at www.thomasmarriott.net

May 27, 2006 with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Edmonds, Washington

May 28, 2006 with Tumbao
Juan De Fuca Festival, Port Angeles

May 29, 2006 Thomas Marriott Quartet
Triple Door, (Union, between 2nd & 3rd) 7:00 pm-10:00pm

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yogi with Hilary Harris, and with Naby Camara; Elimar Ugueto; Jovino; and Marc Smason

Hilary Harris, Jazz Singer, (with Yogi on keyboards)


Live Jazz/Bossa Nova/R & B with Hilary on vocals, Beth Wulff and Yogi
on keys, Tim Romain (bass) Jim Wulff (vocals / drums).

Crowne Plaza Regatta Lounge on May 19
1113 Sixth Ave (cross Street is Spring St)
Seattle, WA 98101
Come on out - we'd love to see you!

Naby Camara and his group Lagni Sussu (with Yogi on piano).

African Music Night on Sunday nights (8-10 pm) at HIDMO East African Restaurant in Seattle

May 14 = Lagni Sussu
Featuring balafon master Naby Camara with music of Guinea. Listen for that exciting combination of traditional west African music with contemporary sounds from Naby and his compatriots (including Yogi on piano and several great Seattle African Musicians).
http://nabycamara.com/

LOCATION:
HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine


Elimar Ugueto, Venezuelan Vocalist, and "E276"

There's a new girl in town, people, and she's HOT STUFF.

My friend percussionist Johnny Conga plays with her group, and they mix up the merengue, reggaeton, salsa, all types of latin.
She's already a star in her native Venezuela. I have no idea what brings her to our fair city, but hey, I'm glad she's here.
And she'll be the tender age of 24 (don't be fooled, she's tougher than she looks, guys!)
Here's the info from her email this week:

Let's celebrate my Birthday this Saturday 13th
with our PRE CD RELEASE SHOW! New Album "Quien es Quien"
Also,the TOP 40 Latin sounds:Reggaeton,dance,merengue:LIVE!
@ Mojito Cafe (181 Western Ave. Seattle)
starting from 10pm. Please dont be late !!
GET READY, BE EARLY AND ENJOY THE SHOW !
Para mas informacion, visit: WWW.E276.COM
Special guests:
Johnny Conga (percussion)
Jorge Garcia (Acoustic Guitar)
Justin Roeser (Keyboards)

MY BEST PRESENT IS YOUR PRESENCE !


Jovino Santos Neto with Claudia Villela (voice) and Ricardo Peixoto (guitar)

This just in from Jovino Santos Neto, Brazilian Pianist/composer extraordinaire:

Hello, folks,
I am happy to announce that I will be performing with the amazing Brazilian
duo of Claudia Villela (voice) and Ricardo Peixoto (guitar) at Jazz Alley in
Seattle this coming week. The details are below...

*Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM at Jazz Alley, corner of 6th.
Avenue and Lenora in downtown Seattle. All ages, cover is $20.50. For
reservations and more information, please visit www.jazzalley.com or call
(206)441-9729

Claudia and Ricardo are hosting a Brazilian Guitar and Vocal Clinic on
Monday, May 15th at the Mercer Island Community Center from 6:30 - 9:00 PM.

For more information about the guitar clinic please email
michaelbiller@comcast.net. For more information about the vocal clinic
please email samiapan@comcast.net

Marc Smason – trombone & voice, bandleader

Guest appearance of world-renown string bassist, Buddy Catlett!

Wednedsay May 10 7 pm

Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
special guest, Buddy Catlett!

*Jubilante Restaurant
305 Burnett S. – Renton 425 226-1544

Tuesday May 16 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Smason’s Open Jazz Workshop
Ken Strong Akim Finch

*On the House
1205 E. Pike 206 324-3974

Alternate Wednesdays May 17, 31.. 8:30 pm

Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
Beacon Pub

3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Paula Maya, Marc ("Gigs") Smason

Hello folks!

The Blues Sisters knocked 'em Dead at the Triple Door. The place was packed. Talk about a good thang!

This newsletter is much shorter - Paula Maya and Marc Smason, whom I am going to start calling "Gigs" Smason. You'll see why - I swear he's gigging 5 - 7 nights out of every week.

OK.....

Paula Maya

May 14 2006 8:00P
Nectar Lounge
412 N. 36th St Fremont
phone:
206-632 2020
Seattle, WA

Marc "Gigs" Smason

Wednesdays May 3, 17, 31 8:30 pm
Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday May 4 6 - 8 pm
Marc Smason Joe Riedi
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Friday May 5 7 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Dave Snodgrass
Music of Brazil & Caribbean
*Bookworm Exchange
4860 Rainier S. 206 722-6633

Saturday May 6 8 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Dave Snodgrass
Music of Brazil & Caribbean
The Spar Jazz Lounge
114 4th Ave S. - Olympia 360 357-6444

Sunday May 7 9 pm
Better World Open Jam Session!
Joanne Klein Bruce Barnard Burt Boice Dave Bush
Tommy’s Nightclub
4552 University Way N.E. 206 634-3144

Guest appearance of world-renown string bassist, Buddy Catlett!
Buddy has performed with the greatest names in music, including
Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones!
He joins our band, Better World,
at the finest restaurant in south King County, Jubilante!
Wednedsay May 10 7 pm
Better World
Joanne Klein special guest, Buddy Catlett
*Jubilante Restaurant
305 Burnett S. – Renton 425 226-1544

That's all for now!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Yogis Music Newsletter 4-26-06 Yogi with Red Hotz and lots of other gigs too.

Hello Music Lovers!

There's Lots of gigs going on over the next couple of weeks. So this is a long newsletter. Here's some quick links so you can go right to the ones you're interested in (Of course, I recommend reading the whole thing to learn about bands you may not have known about before):

Yogi appearing with The Red Hot Blues Sisters at the 17th Annual washington Blues Society Awards Show

Yogi appearing with Selassie I-Soldier and The Special Forces (Reggae)

HIDMO Restaurant Sunday African Music Series

Paula Maya Band (Original Rock)

Marc Smason (Jazz featuring dynamite guest performers)

Michael Clune and Sleep Till Noon (Original jazzy soulful latin/rock)

Bill Chism and Friends (jazz/blues on Sunday Afternoons in Ballard)

Samia Panni promotes: Brazilian Music clinic/workshop and show by Claudia Vilella & Ricardo Peixoto



Yogi appearing with The Red Hot Blues Sisters at the 17th Annual washington Blues Society Awards Show

For those of you who haven't heard yet, the Red Hot Blues Sisters have been burning up the Blues Scene around Seattle. They have been nominated for best Blues Band 2006, singer Suze Sims has been nominated for Best Singer, Guitarist Teri Wilson has been nominated for Best Guitarist, and Scotty Harris has been nominated for Best Sax Player. And they allow me to stand on stage with them - how about that?

The RED HOT BLUES SISTERS at
THE 17th ANNUAL WASHINGTON BLUES SOCIETY AWARDS

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle WA 98101
206-838-4833
Across Union St from Benaroya Hall
Sunday 04/30/2006
Mainstage
7:00 PM
$20 advance, $25 day of show, $15 WBS members

The Washington Blues Society (WBS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve and advance the culture of tradition of blues music as an art form. And each year, they give out awards for the highest quality in Northwest blues.

The awards are given out for 24 categories, and the organization's website lists all of the winners in all catagories.

Performing tonight will be Becki Sue and Her Big Rockin' Daddies (http://www.bigrockindaddies.com/), Blues Alliance (http://www.bluesalliance.net/), and the Red Hot Blues Sisters (http://www.redhotbluessisters.com/) All three of these bands have won multiple awards from the society.

Come out and check what the Northwest has to offer, bringing you the Best in Blues!

For more information, visit: http://www.wablues.org/



Yogi appearing with Selassie I-Soldier and The Special Forces (Reggae)

We're doing it again! Also featuring songs with Tanzania's Baba Kaju.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EARLY GIG, STARTING AT 5PM

Saturday April 29th
We start at 5pm
The Solstice Café
4116 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98105

Websites:
http://www.angelfire.com/music5/sisoldier/ for Selassie I-Soldier
http://www.kajumulo.com/Pages/music.htm for Baba Kaju



HIDMO Restaurant Sunday African Music Series

HELLO SEATTLE! DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE WORLD CLASS AFRICAN MUSICIANS RIGHT HERE IN TOWN? PEOPLE THAT HAVE WON MULTIPLE JUNO AWARDS, BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM AWARDS, AND HAVE BEEN NATIONAL STARS IN AFRICA?

I didn't think so. That's why I put it in all caps. The simple fact is, we have some the great African musicians living here. And there's very few venues where they play regularly. Seattle's current hot spot for African Music is Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant. AND IT'S FREE COVER!! Every Sunday Night at 8pm!

Yogi sez: Get down there and shake your money-maker! The Hidmo series is produced by Rob Pastorak, leader of Maya Soleil Band and local African Music enthusiast.

This scene usually flies totally under the radar, except for folks who are connected to the local African diaspora. You heard it here!

African Music Night on Sunday nights (8-10 pm) at HIDMO East African Restaurant in Seattle (Detailed schedule below)

LOCATION:
HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

SCHEDULE

May 7 = Soyaya
Music of West Africa, featuring Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum, Edward Souarez (Guinea) on vocals, calabash, and other percussion, Caxambu (USA) on percussion, and others . This group always brings some high-energy sounds and surprises to HIDMO.

May 14 = Lagni Sussu
Featuring balafon master Naby Camara with music of Guinea. Listen for that exciting combination of traditional west African music with contemporary sounds from Naby and his compatriots.
http://nabycamara.com/

May 21 = Souleymane N'Diaye and Friends
Featuring Souleymane N'Diaye, Director of Taranga.
http://www.nwfolklife.org/P_ED/african.html#taranga

May 28 = No show in honor of NW Folklife Festival


Come join the fun in a "house-party" atmosphere where the performers let their hair down and try out new things.
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Rob Pastorok
Maya Soleil
Woodinville, WA
mayasoleil@mindspring.com
www.mayasoleil.com

Marc Smason (Jazz featuring dynamite guest performers)

Meet Marc Smason, jazz trombonist par excellence and one of the most frequently gigging musicians in Seattle. Here's the next couple weeks of his usually-packed-out schedule:

Thursday April 27 7 – 9 pm
Marc Smason & the Beacon Hill Orchestra
*Nana’s Soup House
3418 N.E. 55th 206 523-9053

Friday April 28 8 – 10 pm
Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
*Mr. Spot’s Chai House
5463 N.W. Leary 206 297-CHAI

Wednesdays May 3, 17, 31 8:30 pm
Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday May 4 6 - 8 pm
Marc Smason Joe Riedi
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Friday May 5 7 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Dave Snodgrass
Music of Brazil & Caribbean
*Bookworm Exchange
4860 Rainier S. 206 722-6633

Saturday May 6 9 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Dave Snodgrass
Music of Brazil & Caribbean
The Spar Jazz Lounge
114 4th Ave S. - Olympia 360 357-6444

Sunday May 7 9 pm
Better World Open Jam Session!
Joanne Klein Bruce Barnard Burt Boice Dave Bush
Tommy’s Nightclub
4552 University Way N.E. 206 634-3144

Paula Maya Band (Original Rock)

Come on Seattle! SXSW LOVED Paula! She wasn't even a featured act, and her band blew them away from a side-club gig! Don't wait for her to become famous in the rest of the world first. Seattle's best kept secret. If you like original rock and a band full of REALLY EXCELLENT MUSICIANS, then see this band. I've plugged them so many times on this blog I don't know what else to say. Just go see Paula's Band, dammit! That's an order!

PAULA MAYA
THIS SAT APR 29th!
@ Clifford's Grill, in Portland
There will be 3 bands. We go on 2nd :)
9pm - 1am
Only $3!
8105 SE Stark St (81st and Stark)
Portland, OR 97215-2345
503-261-9535

NEWSOUL ENTERPRIZES PRESENTS:
PAULA MAYA
SUN MAY 14th *
@ Nectar Lounge, in Fremont
Dino Haak, an amazing Chapman Stick player, who has worked with some
heavy
bands, including King Crimson, will open the show with his band.
Singer/bassist Laurie Miller might play as well. I'll know more about
it
soon.
Music starts at 8pm We play at about 9pm
Only $5!
412 N.36th St
Seattle, WA 98103-8631
206-632-2020


Michael Clune and Sleep Till Noon (Original jazzy soulful latin/rock)

Solid original songwriting and keyboards from Michael Clune. The Coffe To A Tea where he runs the music every weekend is a great little gem located just a few doors north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Record Store at the West Seattle Junction of SW Alaska St and California Ave SW

clunebrothersmusic.com presents:

The Sleep Till Noon Band

Performing, Saturday April 29, 2006 Saturday evening 8-10 PM
Where: Coffee to a Tea w/ Sugar
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495

Sleep till noon- A jazzy soulful latin/rock flavor with a passionatevocal.
Michael Clune Vocalist, keyboard, guitar
Gordon Assadi (G-man), electric Violin, guitar
Ricardo Guity world class conga player/percussionist

Coffee to a Tea
Great selection of Beer, Wines, Coffee, Teas, Baked Goods from scratch,
Sandwiches and other Hobbit Goodies. Great service and a comfortable
place to unwind and feel good. We look forward to seeing you! (ps. kid
friendly, all ages)

Bill Chism and Friends (jazz/blues on Sunday Afternoons in Ballard)

I just met Bill a few weeks ago. He's a very talented guitarist, and this Ballard Sunday gig is just heart warming. It's Ballard - it's the Neighborhood, it's the musicians, it's the atmosphere - and the food is very good, even though the menu is rather limited in choices. Who cares? Order some food - you'll like it! Drink specials 3 -6pm.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EARLY GIG STARTING AT 5PM.

The Bad Alberts gig is every Sunday, unless otherwise noted, from 5:00 -8:30. Along with Bill on guitar, the following singers and musicians are featured but others are welcome to sit in anytime. Bad Alberts also has a fantastic Happy Hour from 3:00 - 6:00.

5/7 Deborah Lacey (Vocals) - Tom Brighton (Percussion)
5/14 No Music - Mother's Day
5/21 Denine Monet (Vocals) - Jim Wulff (Drums/Vocals)
5/28 No Music - Memorial Day Weekend

Bill Chism
Benefits, Compensation and Performance Mgmt
206.544-1120 206.715-3371 (cell)
Mon - Thu, 5:30 - 3:00 Fri, 5:00 - 9:00

Samia Panni promotes: Brazilian Music clinic/workshop and show by Claudia Vilella & Ricardo Peixoto

Here's a special event from local Brazilian music enthisiast, singer, and KBCS DJ Samia Panni:

Hello Friends,

The Brazilian guitar/vocal duo, Claudia Villela and Ricardo Peixoto, will be performing with Jovino Santos-Neto at the Jazz Alley on May 16th and 17th. All three of these tremendous musicians are well known faculty members of the California Brazil Camp and applauded performers of the Brazilian jazz genre.

Along with local guitarist, Michael Biller, I am helping to organize a couple of workshops, one would be a Brazilian guitar clinic with Ricardo Peixoto and the other, a Brazilian vocal workshop with Claudia Villela. The workshops are scheduled for May 14th. Time and place TBD very soon, pending flight reservations. These workshops are for all levels. You do not need to know how to speak Portuguese or have prior experience playing Brazilian music.

This truly is a rare opportunity to have workshops of this kind and caliber in this area.

Each workshop would last one hour and a half, and the last half hour we would bring both the guitar and vocal classes together for some "applied learning." Each workshop would cost $20 and will be taking place in a centralized location, easily accessible to anyone living in the Seattle/Bellevue area.


Brazilian Guitar & Vocal Clinic

Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Monday, May 15th, 2006
$20.00 for each class
6:30pm – 9:00pm
(Register 6pm-6:30pm)

For information & register in advance contact via email:

For guitar clinic: michaelbiller@comcast.net

For vocal clinic: samiapan@comcast.net