Scott Amendola, Drummer
Music writer Derk Richardson’s oft-quoted observation that “If Scott Amendola didn’t exist the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him,” is more true than ever. But what’s become evident in recent years is that the extraordinarily resourceful drummer has evolved into a paragon of self-invention, a bandleader, composer and invaluable creative collaborator at the center of a vast array of improvisational ensembles.
Wil Blades, Pianist
Wil Blades is already a legend on the Hammond B-3 organ...On his debut album, Sketchy, released in August on Doodlin' Records, Blades showcases a smooth, funky sound that recalls heroes like Jimmy Smith without being slavishly derivative. Apparently, Blades' time spent in combos with Scott Amendola, Wil Bernard, and Idris Muhammad has taught him well."
- SF Weekly
UPCOMING SHOWS - 2009 SUMMER JAZZ CONCERTS
7/27 Wally Schnalle · Drummer
8/ 3 John L. Worley Jr · Trumpet / Flugelhorn Artist
8/10 Wayne Wallace · Trombonist
Jazz Mondays on Main is a new music series this year, building on the success of previous years of Downtown WOW events. In 2009, Main Street will be hosting Jazz concerts every Monday evening from June 22nd through August 10th featuring the Bay Area's best jazz artists. From 6-8pm, enjoy the music, eat at one of the many great restaurants along Main Street, and if the mood suits you, DANCE! An all-star lineup will be sure to make for many wonderful Monday evenings on Main Street in Downtown Redwood City’s Historic District.
Other Events at Downtown Redwood City's 2009 Summer Series
Along with Jazz on Main, other exciting FREE evening events include: Dancing on the Square on Tuesdays, Movies on the Square on Thursdays, and Music on the Square on Fridays. Other ongoing events in the coming months include six special outdoor exhibits featuring Art on the Square, Monday and Wednesday afternoon performances with Lunchtime on the Square, Sunday Swing Dancing with Lindy on the Square, as well as weekend Shakespeare performances, Sunday Target Family Days, and Cultural Events.
Full details at http://www.redwoodcityevents.com
Official Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/music.htm#JAZZ
Added by Hope Insite on May 29, 2009