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Winter Vacation Dec 15 - Jan 15
Ray Charles Project - Saturday,
January 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Ray Charles Tribute
A tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook.
Tony Lindsay has 11 Grammy awards on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with such artists as Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood. He moved from Albany, New York to San Jose in 1980, worked at Guitar Center, and joined the Danny Hull Quintet, which later adopted the name Spang-a-Lang. His friend Chester Thompson invited him to audition for Santana, and overnight he went from playing small clubs to huge amphitheaters. He comes to the Freight fresh off a stint with Santana at the House of Blues in Las Vegas.
Blues guitarist extraordinaire Chris Cain grew up in San Jose, studied music at San Jose City College, and over the next twenty years learned his way around clarinet, piano, bass guitar, and alto and tenor saxophone, not to mention developing fierce vocal chops. He’s played with such greats as Albert King and Albert Collins, Johnny Otis and Junior Wells, Boz Scaggs and Willie Nelson, and recorded ten solo albums, including his latest, So Many Miles, which the Chicago Blues Guide calls “a delicious blend of blues laced with jazz and rock.”
Bassist DeWayne Pate graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, moved north, and has since worked with an array of top Bay Area talents including Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, and Robben Ford. He’s also a columnist for Bassics Magazine, and his instructional video, The Art of Tapping, his been widely popular. Reviewer Andrew Gilbert called his album Melting Pot “an impressive array of grooves.”
Deszon Claiborne is the dynamic drummer for Clockwork and the Tammy Hall Trio.
This concert generously sponsored by Crickett Jones
To purchase tickets, go to “Concerts” from menu on left, and find the “Ray Charles Project”
Call 650-355-1882 to purchase 6 admissions in advance and reserve a table! (First come first serve)
Note: Please bring your Paypal receipt as to the show as proof of payment/ticket if you have already purchased online.
See our current art exhibit at the hall:
January - March
Michele de la Menardiere
Fine Art / Design
go to “Art Exhibit” in menu for more info on Michele de la Menardiere
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Welcome to Pacifica Performances at the Pacifica Center for the Arts, a jewel on the coast nestled in the hills surrounding Linda Mar Beach, just off Hwy 1, 20 minutes south from San Francisco. You will find a comfortable, welcoming hall, with a beautiful hand-crafted stage, fantastic sound system and walls filled with local art. Each week, you can experience world class artists in an intimate, casual environment that enhances and enriches the experience for both the listener and performer. We showcase a variety of musical styles, including blues, Americana/roots, world music, bluegrass, classical, and jazz, as well as dance, comedy and spoken word events.
We offer easy, free parking and reasonable admissions and memberships. Our programming is accessible to everyone--unless otherwise noted, children under age 18 receive free admission. Refreshments are available and fine dining is nearby.
Our hall is also available to rent for parties, meetings, recitals or concerts. Call our office at: 650-355-1882
Pacifica Performances is a non-profit, primarily volunteer, organization with an active Board of Directors.
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NOTE: Please bring your paper receipt to the show as confirmation of your ticket.
If you have purchased 6 tickets, you can reserve a table by calling the office at 650-355-1882 and leaving a message. Your call will be returned and your request confirmed at that time.