2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California


Sunday, August 12th

Originally from Chicago, Wil Blades has become one of San Francisco's most hailed organists. Wil has performed and recorded with legendary artists such as John Lee Hooker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Soulive, Don Braden, Betty Joplin, Will Bernard, Eddie Marshall, and Herbie Lewis. For the past four years, Wil has taught at the renowned Berkeley Jazz School, and has acted as house organist at John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room.

Since landing in San Francisco in 1992, drummer/percussionist Scott Amendola has been nominated for a Grammy with the band T.J. Kirk, recorded three records with Charlie Hunter for Blue Note, toured the world, appeared on national television with the Charlie Hunter Quartet, and formed his own inventive, house-packing quintet. He has also recorded or performed with dozens of musicians including Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Tony Furtado, Noe Venable, and Jacky Terrasson.

Joining Wil and Scott tonight is acclaimed Chicago-based guitarist Jeff Parker. Jeff has played with groups such as Tortoise, Chicago Underground, Isotope 217°, New Horizons Ensemble, A Cushicle, SpliceCat, Moment Of Inertia, TriColor, Brian Blade Fellowship, a.o., and the Joshua Redman Elastic Band.

Wil Blades: Hammond B3, piano

Scott Amendola: drums, percussion

Jeff Parker: guitar

$10-$15 suggested donation. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.

Added by BayTaper.com on July 30, 2007