C-Jam Jazz Quartet (5:30pm)
Sun, March 26, 2017
5:30 pm19 Broadway
This event is 21 and overhttp://bands.19broadway.com/event/1442103/
Connie studied piano and theory as an adolescent/teen (with some refresher instruction now and then as an adult.) She started voice lessons as a young teenager, recording and rehearsing under the tutelage of gifted musician, long time music mentor and friend, Lowell Woodrey, performing tunes by Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, Brasil ’66, and other great music of the sixties.
After a performance break to marry and provide good beginnings to two beautiful children, Connie helped form a fantastic original music R&R band, “Twisted Kicks” in the eighties, singing lead vocal with them for over five years. She next moved into blues with “Wailing Sam and the Screaming Nighthawks”, led by talented bluesman and harmonica player Sam Watson. During this time, she met and worked with many other fine musicians, such as David Garthwaite and Eddie Neon, as bandmates in “…Nighthawks” and in other collaborative efforts. After some years of blues, the call to Jazz Standards, pop and R&B trumped and she began working with the fantastic musicians in “Safe Harbor.” That long-time, active collaboration was the basis for forming a new jazz quartet, “Five Down” in the early nineties. Dear friend, talented pianist and Klezmer accordion player, Ray Osheroff, left us all too soon after this group formed, but the rest of the group kept the music going and began working with gifted pianist Mike Klein. Soon “Namely Us” was formed.
For the past 12 years Connie has been performing regularly in Northern California at clubs, parties and events with Jazz Quintet “Namely Us.” This great group of musicians and friends - Mike Klein, Kurt Huget, Levi Hooks and Brian Jones - play jazz standards, many fantastic originals (some having lyrics by Connie), pop, R&B, rock and even some country. “Namely Us” currently performs monthly at both The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax and The Two Bird Café in San Geronimo.
17 Broadway Blvd.
Fairfax, CA, 94930