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Bernal Jazz Quintet in concert
Mariposa Studio
San Francisco, CA
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Bernal Jazz Quintet in concert
Mariposa Studio presents:
Sunday Salon Performance

The Bernal Jazz Quintet in concert Sunday November 5, 5pm

The Bernal Jazz Quintet explores familiar standards and fresh new compositions, from bop to blues to ballads and more. An unusual front-line grouping of vibraphone (Jim Zimmerman), sax (Michael Gold), and trombone (Derek James) combines with a driving, creative rhythm section of drums (Curt Moore) and bass (Chuck Bennett).

Join us at Mariposa Studio, in San Francisco's Mission District, the intimate studio/gallery/performance space of John LeFan & Anna Dal Pino.
Seating is limited, advance ticket purchase recommended.

The stellar Bernal Jazz Quintet:

Jim Zimmerman:  Jim's career has spanned from his work with Vince Guaraldi to his long tenure with Dame Cleo Laine and Dianne Schuur.  His recording credits include Cleos Grammy-winning Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall and Vinces Peanuts special: Its Arbor Day Charlie Brown.  Other recording credits: David Byrne's "True Stories", "Rumblefish", Robin William's "Bicentennial Man".

Michael Gold:  A seasoned jazz saxophone player, he also plays with The Michael Gold Quartet, guitarist Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert, and the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band.  Michael is a writer, editor, and publishing consultant, served as the editor of Strings magazine, and edited several books on improvisation and arranging. Recently he wrote an article for Newsweek about the anniversary of A Love Supreme, John Coltranes seminal recording.

Derek James:  Regarded as a consummate all rounder and studio session player, a member of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra since its inception, he's performed with Mazacote, Avance, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, innumerable local and touring bands of every genre, and on Broadway shows. Classically trained at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he played in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra before moving to San Francisco in 1993.

Curt Moore:  is co-leader of the 5 piece Latin-Jazz group, Soul Sauce. Curt has over 100 recordings to his credit and has shared the recording studio stage with a wide variety of artists including Francisco Aguabella, Count Baise Orchestra, Chuck Berry, Ray Brown, Joyce Cooling, John Clayton, Richard Davis, Ian Dogole, The Different Drums, Pete Escovedo, Bruce Forman, Lola Falana, Vic Firth, Mimi Fox, Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Heath, Jackie and Roy, Andy Narell, Patrick Palomo, Bernadette Peters, Rufus Reed, Francios Rabatth, San Jose Jazz Orchestra, Turtle Island String Quartet, The Zone, Wild Mango.  Curt is currently teaching in The Bay Area schools and at his studio in South San Francisco.

Chuck Bennett:  Bassist Chuck Bennett has toured with Louis Bellson, the Beach Boys, and Maynard Ferguson. In California, he has played with Tom Scott and Art Pepper. He has extensive recording experience in Los Angeles and San Francisco for films, commercials, live theatre, and live radio.

(photos by Susan West)

learn more about Mariposa Studio at:


Mariposa Studio (View)
2808 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Visual
Music > Jazz

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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