Dawan Muhammad-Tenor Sax, Soprano and Flutes; Spencer Allen-Piano; Gary Brown-Bass; Terrell Otis-Drums; Afrikahn Dayvs-Bongo's and MC; Joice Walton-Vocals; and surprise guest.
BAJABA is a nonprofit organization of San Francisco "Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists" spearheaded by radio/television producer Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs. The purpose of BAJABA is to broaden recognition and aesthetic appreciation of music genres known as jazz/blues, by presenting and recording live showcases of artists performing the music and playing the recordings back on the radio. http://jzl1.wordpress.com/introduction/ Co-founder of LifeForce Jazz with the great Billy Higgins, SF saxophonist Dawan Muhammad has not only been creating and performing jazz, but quietly behind the scenes he has been organizing, documenting, producing to bring music back to the communities where jazz once flourished. http://www.dawanmuhammad.com
Fiery pianist Spencer Allen has performed and recorded with The Moody Blues, Kitty Margolis, Roy Hargrove, Noel Jewkes, Calvin Keys, Brad Buethe, Jeff Chambers, Peter Barshay, Babatunde Lea and others.
Known as one of the foremost bassist in the country, Jeff Chambers has played with many great jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Les McCann, Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Nat Adderley, Milt Jackson, John Hendricks, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton, Ahmad Jamal, Pharoah Sanders, Red Holloway, Wallace Roney, and many many others. www.jeffchambersjazz.com
Although Joice Walton is known as a Jazz and Blues artist to fans in the U.S. and Europe, her acclaimed debut CD, 1994's Downsville Girl, and even more so on the follow-up album Texas Heat, the San Jose, California-based vocalist puts together blues, soul, jazz, rock and pop strains of American vernacular music in a seamless, multihued fabric. http://joicewalton.com
Doors open at 3 pm for claiming seats Two hours of music start at 4:30 with intermission. Cash only food and wine concessions available. Cost $35
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Half Moon Bay, CA 94019