Beth Custer Ensemble
The Beth Custer Ensemble is a sextet of the Bay Area's finest musicians including Chris Grady, trumpet (Tom Waits, Grassy Knoll), Vicky Grossy, bass (PC Munoz, Bitches Brew), Diana Mangano, voice (Jefferson Starship), David James, guitar/voice (Afro Funk Experience, Spearhead), Jan Jackson, drums (Will Bernard, Chuck Berry) and Custer, clarinets/voice (Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission).
BCE performs songs and instrumentals from Custer's vast, rich repertoire, including her musicals (The Ballad of Pancho & Lucy, June In A Box), and other projects: Vinculum Symphony, Dona Luz 30 Besos, and Eighty Mile Beach. BCE's CDs have received acclaim including in the top 100 Listener's Poll of WNYU and their 2009 release 'Roam' received SF Chronicle's 'little man leaping out of the chair' 5 star review. David Weigand wrote: 'Roam is for adventurous listeners and includes Custer's brilliant clarinet work.' Memory Select stated 'Roam is fun, but grown-up' and the music is 'catchy stuff that AOR radio stations ought to take notice of.'
"If an Olympics decathlon is ever staged for musicians, put your money on Beth Custer for the gold." ~ Derk Richardson, SF Examiner
Hear BCE's music and get more info here:http://www.bethcuster.com/
More Info: http://www.rhythmix.org
Doors Open @ 7:30. Tix $15 advance, $20/door
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
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