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Bio: Just posted two new recordings, a medley of "Let's Fall in Love"/"Let's Do It" and "Desafinado". These were recorded as part of a workshop offered by Linda Kosut of Jizel Music and Design. David Austin served as pianist and audio engineer at his Diamond Audio home studio. Sam Bevan is on bass.
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I will be a guest at this event tonight, April 17 at the Peacock Lounge. Every third Thursday at the Peacock Lounge, "The Charles Unger Experience" presents the best in San Francisco Bay Area talent. Featuring Sam Peoples, Ben Luis, Tony ("the steamroller") Coleman, Darlene Roberts, Beverly Al-Kareem and myself the show is a must see event. Hope to see you there at the Peacock. Drink Specials are available. ~Charles Unger
Join jazGroup du jour for an evening of vocal and instrumental jazz. Gary Zellerbach (guitar), Dan Keller (bass), Bob Blankenship (drums), Lynne Billig (vocals). Bistro SF Grill (California/Divisadero). Nice menu. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and good food. jazGroup du jour plays at Bistro SF Grill the 4th Saturday of each month.
10-10 Birthday Celebration Thursday, October 10 at Swig on Geary in S.F. from 6-10pm. There will be a music program with special guests from 6:30-9:30pm. A $10 donation will get you started at the bar, and contribute toward the available snack foods and birthday cake. And you'll get plenty of music, friends, and fun! Providing much of the music is jazGroup du jour with Gary Zellerbach (guitar), Bob Johns (piano), Carl Herder (bass), and Jan van Buyten (drums). Thelonious Monk is a 10-10 birthday celebrant; Thelonious was a sharp dresser and loved his hats - in his honor, we'll have a "Thelonious Monk Hat Contest". Anyone can enter, prizes will be Monk-related (music, video, biography) and of insignificant monetary value. Ballots will be cast around 7:30pm. Daniel Pearl is a 10-10 birthday celebrant; part of the program will be dedicated to Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Other 10-10 birthday celebrants are Johnny Greene (songwriter, arranger,conductor) and Oscar Brown, Jr. (singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actor). Linda Kosut will be performing music from both of these composers. Lynne Billig (hey!! that's ME!) is a 10-10 birthday celebrant; part of the program will be about some of her (I mean, my) favorite songs and will feature one of her/my favorite people: Jesse Foster. I'll be recognizing other 10-10 birthday celebrants during the evening and expect that there will be other special musical guests. Come for the party! Stay for the Jazz Jam! An instrumental jazz jam hosted by Jan van Buyten will follow from 10pm-1am. Sign up starts at 9pm. Musicians - bring your tool!
Lynne Billig w/jazGroup du jour at Cafe Royale, S.F.