6th Annual Jazz Concert Celebrating Black History Month
The concert features local vintage jazz & blues group, The doRiaN Mode, with Dorian Bartley - bass/vocals, Bob Johns piano/cornet, David Scott - sax/flute and Tony Blake -percussion.
Last year's concert sold-out, so reserve early!
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
DORIAN BARTLEY sings vintage jazz and blues while playing upright bass, supported by the piano and cornet of Bob Johns. They are joined by a variety of instruments as suits the occasion, including percussion and tenor sax: The doRiaN Mode. She enjoys jazz standards, cabaret classics and world music. Dorian expresses her biracial identity through her music. She was born in the Midwest and performed in string bands throughout her youth. Dorian pursued choral studies at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley and taught vocal music for many years in Petalumas public schools as well as working with the Artifacts, a local trio. She currently performs with Foxes in the Henhouse, winner of the Bohemians 2013 Norbay Award for Best Acoustic/Folk Band, as well as The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble and various freelance groups. Dorian plays at clubs, festivals and private events around the Bay Area.
BOB JOHNS (piano/cornet) Bobs early piano lessons grew into a desire to improvise like his father who played jazz trumpet in big bands and small groups. When he arrived in San Francisco after a 4-year Navy hitch, Bob found like-minded players who formed the fusion group Nexus, playing in San Francisco and the East Bay through the 80s. He played keyboard and trombone for a time in the African group, Hedzoleh Soundz. Bob plays each Tuesday night with his jazz buddies at the Comstock Saloon in San Franciscos North Beach. He hosts an Open Mic once a month in Petaluma at the United Methodist Church.
TONY BLAKE (percussion) was born and raised in San Francisco. Chameleon-like and eclectic in his percussive expression, Tony is equally comfortable in symphony orchestras, small jazz ensembles, folk, rock or world music groups. He has developed a playing style that draws on many traditions. Finding the common pulse to support the music inspires him, no matter what the setting. Tony resides in Petaluma and is employed as an Environmental Scientist. He spends much of his free time traveling the San Francisco Bay Area making music.
DAVID SCOTT (sax) boarded a ship when he was an Australian teenager and headed for New Caledonia as a jazz musician. He settled for 10 years in Tahiti, playing jazz, rock and island music as well as learning French. David loved the fast dance tempos and when he sat in with a Sonoma County band, Gator Beat (now known as Gator Nation) in 1990, he found a means to express his own unique Zydeco style with interwoven horn and accordion. David is part of the Collaboration Jazz Band which performs locally.
Sponsored by Petaluma Museum Association - 20 4th Street, Downtown Petaluma CA 94952 and
Petaluma Blacks for Community Development - PO Box 2045, Petaluma CA 94953-2045
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum (View)
20 4th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
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