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Mike Rinta

Mike Rinta

Jazz Berkeley, CA  US

Shows

  • 2015

    Dec 23

    Sf, CA, US | 9:00pm

    WED 12/23 9PM CAT'S CORNER SWING DANCE PARTY w PEE WEE ELLIS - sax; sensational vocalist VALERIANA QUEVEDO, LEON JOYCE- drums; MIKE RINTA- trombone; JOHN STAFFORD- clarinet, DAVID STURDEVANT, guitar, harmonica, vocals; and several special guests @ Balancoire, San Francisco. The Medicine Ball Swing Ensemble returns to Balancoire San Francisco for Cat's Corner Wednesdays. The San Francisco Medicine Ball is an eclectic Bay Area ensemble featuring a revolving line-up of all star entertainers brought together from all over the world by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant.

  • 2013

    Oct 5

    Redwood City, CA, US | 7:00pm

    This is a HUGE night for Blues! Club Fox presents Paula Harris, The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass in concert....opening act is the Tribal Blues Band! Thats 17 musicians, 2 BIG bands, 2 BIG Fabulous Female vocalists, 2 HORN sections, and 2 BIG SHOWS! all for ONE LOW PRICE! Paula sold this venue out the last time she was here by herself- so this will sell out even faster....so make you reservations early! It's going to be a HELLUVA show!

  • 2013

    Aug 30

    San Francisco, CA, US | 7:00pm

    “If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound. They won the 2012 Battle of the Bands for the Golden Gate Blues Society and the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2012 Monterey Blues Festival’s Battle of the Bands, and finished in the top three worldwide in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.( after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition!) They are also nominated for a Blues Music Award as “best new Artist” for 2013. This group is being touted as one of the hottest most original bands to hit the blues scene in years.

  • 2013

    Aug 11

    San Jose, CA, US | 10:00am

    “If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- it would sound something like Paula Harris” Delivering a blend of funky blues, impudent humorous lyrics, big brassy horns, soulful singing and a naughty tongue in cheek rapport with her audience- Paula and her All Star 7piece “Beasts of Blues” have been selling out every show they perform. They are the hottest thing in the Blues right now after taking top honors at the International Blues Challenge last Feb which is the largest “Battle of Bands” competition in the world and now they are nominated for one of the genres highest honors with a Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist” The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass consist of piano, bass, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and trombone and have worked or recorded with Santana, Taj Majal, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Greg Allmann, Little Richard, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, Chuck Berry, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Jerry Garcia, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Caldwell, Percy Sledge, Billy Preston, Lenny Williams and more. They put on a serious show and are a Bay Area Treasure.

  • 2013

    Jul 26

    Sausalito, CA, US | 6:30pm

    “If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- it would sound something like Paula Harris” Delivering a blend of funky blues, impudent humorous lyrics, big brassy horns, soulful singing and a naughty tongue in cheek rapport with her audience- Paula and her All Star 7piece “Beasts of Blues” have been selling out every show they perform. They are the hottest thing in the Blues right now after taking top honors at the International Blues Challenge last Feb which is the largest “Battle of Bands” competition in the world and now they are nominated for one of the genres highest honors with a Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist” The Beasts of Blues and the Big Ass Brass consist of piano, bass, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and trombone and have worked or recorded with Santana, Taj Majal, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Greg Allmann, Little Richard, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone, Chuck Berry, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Jerry Garcia, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Caldwell, Percy Sledge, Billy Preston, Lenny Williams and more. They put on a serious show and are a Bay Area Treasure.

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Bio: Michael Rinta was born in San Francisco where he grew up surrounded by music. His family's musical influence rubbed off on him as he began playing piano and organ by ear at an early age. At 11, he started playing the trombone. Mainly influenced by the styles of Frank Rosolino and Julian Priester,...See Full Bio

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  • Video Plays 11
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