Monday, August 2nd – David and The High Spirit, World Music DJ
Led by David Yakobian, David & the High Spirit have released over 40 albums — ranging from instrumental pop to Latin to big band to religious — since their debut, To Life-Le Chaim! Authentic Jewish Party Music, came out in 1992. As evidenced by their name, the main focus of the band is on traditional and contemporary Jewish music, including 1997’s The Real Complete Passover, which has Rabbi Cantor Baruch Colon narrating 35 songs and blessings of the Haggadah over David & the High Spirit’s music.
Friday, August 6th – Rotella, Country Blues Latin
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Singer/Songwriter Bill Rotella has been writing songs and performing with his bands Baywood, 11:11 and Dakota for almost 30 years. Their fans will now have a chance to hear this great music again with the re-release of the music of Baywood and Dakota. Bill is also releasing his first solo CD “Gates of Change.” This new CD brings the evolution of his writing styles together in an eclectic and diverse collection of songs utilizing acoustic, electric, pedal steel, flamenco, and slide guitars, mandolin, viola, piano, B3 organ, congas and flute!
Monday, August 9th – Debra Watson and Her Smokin’ Aces
A group of talented musicians whose energy fills the room with a rich, full sound. From Swing to Jazz standards and Rockin’ Texas blues, this band will have you snapping your fingers, tapping your toes, and dancing til you drop from exhaustion.
Friday, August 13h – Rick Rossi R&B, R&B Jazz Band
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Rossi Music specializes in great jazz.
Led by Grammy-winning saxophonist Rick Rossi, they play a blend of classic jazz, Latin, Smooth Jazz and R&B,. Rick has been nominated for a Grammy three times. He has composed and arranged music for film and television soundtracks including Monster-In-Law, The Wedding Crashers and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – movies in which he has also performed.
Saturday, August 14th – Funk Shway, TOP 40 Dance Band
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A high energy cover band that plays a mix of ultra-contemporary hits and classic favorites – featuring young and talented graduates of the prestigious Musician’s Institute
Friday, August 27th – Esperanto, International Lounge Band
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Global Ecclectic – A blend of world rhythms and live jazz performed in five languages. A Chic, world music ensemble that plays an intoxicating range of music, from European Lounge to Middle Eastern rhythms. Members of the band hail from Columbia, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, and the Phillipines, as well as from different corners of the US. Lead byGrammy-winning woodwind player Rick Rossi and featuring multi-lingual vocalist and songwriter Rebecca Kyler Downs.
Monday, August 30th – Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, Swing Band
Called “Instant Crowd Favorites” by the San Francisco Blues Festival and “Consummate musicians and entertainers” by New York City’s Lincoln Center, Lucky and Getit really shine before a live audience, bringing an intense energy and sheer personal magnetism to the stage, exercising wit in a continuous battle of the sexes. They’ve earned a reputation as captivating entertainers with “superior musicianship” (Downbeat), engaging audiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens, Greece, the San Francisco Blues Festival, as the house band at the Derby in Hollywood, and hundreds of nightclubs, festivals, and performing arts centers around the world.