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Drumming Up Some Jazz

In what I predict will be a high-energy show, jazz drummer E.W. Wainwright will be joined by percussionist John Santos, jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad (who wowed the crowd at a Meetup event I hosted at Yerba Buena Gardens ), saxophone player Richard Howell, The African Roots of Jazz Youth Drummers, and others.

SHOW COST: $20 at the door, or about $21 online in advance. General-admission seating; buy your own ticket. (There's also a $15 rate for seniors or students.) A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Golden Gate Cancer center in Berkeley.

Ticket link: http://jazzschool.org/event/e-w-wainwright/ 

PRE-SHOW DINNER: Let's meet for dinner before the show at Suya African Caribbean Grill, located at 2130 Oxford St. (1 block parallel to Shattuck; between Center and Allston) .This low-cost restaurant gets 4 stars on Yelp for its "intense, flavorful" spicy food and grilled-to-order meat or veggie skewers. If you cannot make dinner, be sure to let me know ahead of time so I'll know how many people to expect. I'm keeping the RSVP list on the short side largely because it's a small restaurant with limited seating.

http://suyaafricangrill.com/about.html

WHEN/WHERE TO MEET:  Meet outside the restaurant by 6:30 p.m. (The show starts at 8:00 p.m.)

HOW TO FIND ME: I'm WF, 5 feet tall, in my fifties, with short auburn hair. I'll carry an off-white canvas shoulder bag that says OAKLAND MUSEUM in orange letters. Prior to the event, I'll send RSVPers my cellphone number and more info on what I'm wearing. Please bring my phone number with you to the event.

TRANSIT/PARKING: The Jazz School is located about a half-block from Shattuck, the downtown Berkeley BART station and the nearest AC Transit bus stop. There is a paid indoor parking lot on Addison, and there is often free street parking in the area, especially as you get farther away from Shattuck. The restaurant is located about 2 1/2 blocks from the Jazz School.

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  • Paula M.

    By the way, the pianist who appeared with this group was so wonderful , I'm in the process of getting info from him on any future performances that he may have lined up, especially since I wasn't previously familiar with him. Here's his website: http://fhperformances.org/

    January 16, 2014

  • Sandra J.

    Thanks Paula for the coordination. The show was great and I enjoyed the food and conversation too!

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Liz Del S.

    Paula, thx for the coordination! What a great program and sharing the evening in our meetup group!

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Barry

    Last night reminded me of the pleasure I feel from an incredible live jazz performance. The musicianship and comraderie were at the highest level.

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • beth b

    Impressive, indeed. What a charismatic man EW is! and the other musicians were awesome, too. Great call, Paula :-)

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Fantastic show! "High energy" doesn't begin to describe it. The whole band was on fire! Very impressive from start to finish. .... Also had fun mingling over a good pre-show dinner with fellow Meetup members, who enjoyed skewers of grilled meat, corn and plantains, as well as empanadas.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Am out front of jazz school; will stay out here til 7:50

    January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Am inside now at table next to window; it seats 4; we can move outside or split up if we need more seats

    January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Got here a tad early

    January 10, 2014

  • Barry

    Paula,
    Please e-mail me your cell #
    [masked]
    Thanks

    January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    If you're attending tonight's show but haven't bought your ticket yet, it looks as though online sales are set to end at 6:00 p.m. (per some info I see on the ticket page that I linked to in the Event posting). Tickets will likely be available at the door for this event.

    January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Hello, Wait List folks - the pre-show dinner is full up Friday night, but if you'd like, feel free to join the rest of us at the Jazz School shortly before show time. I sent my cellphone number and other logistics to the Wait List this evening (Wednesday). If any questions, let me know.

    January 8, 2014

    • Paula M.

      P.S. I should be at the Jazz School no later than 7:50 p.m., so look for me outside its street-level doors then. (or feel free to get there earlier as well, to save yourself a seat) If you don't see me by the doors, feel free to call me on my cellphone.

      January 10, 2014

  • Barry

    I would like to join you for the performance and will be looking for you @7:30.

    January 10, 2014

    • Paula M.

      OK, cool. :) ... But due to the dinner beforehand, I will probably arrive at the Jazz School closer to 7:45. Did you receive my description and cellphone number, which I emailed to Wait List folks this week? If so, that should help us find each other. I'll look for you outside the Jazz School's sidewalk-level doors.

      January 10, 2014

  • Paula M.

    I just emailed people on the main RSVP list my cellphone number and some other info, so be sure to check your Inboxes for that and have access to my cellphone number on Friday night.

    January 8, 2014

  • Paula M.

    RSVPers who are NOT doing dinner: I'll look for you outside the sidewalk-level doors to the Jazz School at 7:50 p.m. on Friday. I'll email my cellphone number to folks before Friday.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Reminder to RSVPers: Given the size of the Wait List, if you're on the RSVP list but realize you will NOT be able to attend, please do your fellow Meetup members a favor and change your RSVP to No. ... thanks! (Also, just a heads up that people are logged as No-Shows if they fail to attend without canceling via the Meetup system.)

    January 5, 2014

  • Paula M.

    Just a reminder to the folks on the RSVP list to let me know if you are NOT interested in dinner, so I know how much seating we need to try for at this small, no-reservation restaurant. Thanks.

    January 4, 2014

  • Yehudit

    Too many great shows going on 1/10. I'm going to hear Art Lande and Erik Jekabson at Piedmont Piano. The JazzSchool gig sounds like a winner too. I'm happy to be a new member of this group, and hope to meet some of you at another show soon.

    January 2, 2014

    • Paula M.

      That should be a great show, too! :) I just heard Erik play as part of a terrific New Year's Day show in SF, and a bunch of us Meetup Jazzfans saw him play with a wonderful trumpet supergroup at the Berkeley jazz school last month.

      January 3, 2014

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