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


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)


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

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.
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!).

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.


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.

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.


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

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 Check out the club at


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.


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,

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

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
Jones - drums & guests
*Music in the Sculpture Garden 790 N. 34th St. 206

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

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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


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

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.

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

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 (206) 760-1764 donations
removal upon request, of course.