Saturday July 07, 2012
Start: 07/07/2012 8:00 pm

Marley's GhostAmong the Freight's most popular acts, Marley's Ghost achieves the seemingly impossible with its audacious blend of English folk roots, gospel, country, reggae, R&B, even Scottish bagpipe tunes—and it all works like a dream! Come celebrate with the band as they release their 10th CD, Jubilee, a wildly eclectic roots-music tour de force mixing originals and deft interpretations of tunes from the songbooks of Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, John Prine, and more.

Wednesday July 11, 2012
Thursday July 12, 2012
Friday July 13, 2012
Saturday July 14, 2012
Start: 07/14/2012 1:00 pm

“Some day people are going to wake up to the fact that Woody Guthrie and the 10,000 songs that leap and tumble off the strings of his music box are a national possession, like Yellowstone or Yosemite, and part of the best stuff this country has to show the world.”

—Clifton Fadiman,
The New Yorker 1943

Start: 07/14/2012 8:00 pm

Woody Guthrie's American Song, a Musical

Woody Guthrie’s American Song runs July 11-22, 2012

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $24.50.

Sunday July 15, 2012
Start: 07/15/2012 8:00 pm

Tristan and Tashina Clarridge

Monday July 16, 2012
Start: 07/16/2012 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters presents its monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the show’s on! Guest judges award a “Best Song” and “Best Performance.” The most active songwriters’ association in the United States, WCS is dedicated to providing the environment, opportunities, and tools to nurture and promote songwriters.

Wednesday July 18, 2012
Thursday July 19, 2012
Friday July 20, 2012
Saturday July 21, 2012
Sunday July 22, 2012
Monday July 23, 2012
Start: 07/23/2012 8:00 pm

Pasatempo Rebetika

Tuesday July 24, 2012
Start: 07/24/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday July 25, 2012
Start: 07/25/2012 8:00 pm

Jessica JonesTwo dynamic women composers rooted in jazz join for an evening of raucous and gorgeous improvisation with stellar Bay Area musicians and some special out-of-town visitors. The caravan, led by Angela Wellman and Jessica Jones, also features Afro-Peruvian cajon player Juan Medrano Cotito, vocalist Lori Wellman, Kev Choice on piano, Ayinde Webb on drums, and Amina Scott on bass—plus other special guests TBA!

Thursday July 26, 2012
Start: 07/26/2012 8:00 pm

Doug PaisleyRolling Stone magazine dubbed Doug Paisley 2010 CD, Constant Companion, one of the year’s best singer-songwriter albums, and with good reason. This Toronto-born artist crafts sparse, soulful songs with folk and country echoes, gorgeous melodies thrown into stark relief by his straightforward, plain-spoken lyrics that manage to feel both open-ended and profound.

Friday July 27, 2012
Start: 07/27/2012 8:00 pm

Charged ParticlesThe electric jazz virtuosos in the trio Charged Particles cross stylistic boundaries, blending jazz styles with elements from Latin music, classical music, and funk to make music that is excitingly creative. Keyboard wizard Murray Low boggles the mind with his dazzling Latin-jazz technique and improvisational skills. Inventive electric bassist Jason Muscat and fiery drummer Jon Krosnick join him to create some of the most electrifying jazz in the country today.

Saturday July 28, 2012
Start: 07/28/2012 8:00 pm

The Vnote EnsembleHailed for its spirited performances and fascinating fusion of Latin and folk rhythms with adventurous jazz explorations, the VNote Ensemble (formerly The Snake Trio) gives a voice to the hidden treasure of Venezuelan music. The band, formed in 1997, is committed to raising that voice and exploring the connection between North American jazz, traditional Venezuelan songs, and original musical ideas.

Sunday July 29, 2012
Start: 07/29/2012 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardWith influences ranging from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt, Ed Gerhard is one of the true masters of steel string finger style guitar. A Philadelphia native now residing in New Hampshire, Ed performs with passionate intensity and a sly sense of humor on 6-string, 12-string, and slide guitars—including the esoteric and beautifully toned Weissenborn (Hawaiian lap steel guitar).

Tuesday July 31, 2012
Start: 07/31/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday August 01, 2012
Start: 08/01/2012 8:00 pm

Brittany Haas & Lauren RiouxBrittany Haas of Crooked Still and Lauren Rioux from Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings join forces to make music steeped in intricate harmonies and filled with deep emotion.  Together, these two consummate young fiddlers bring their knowledge of Appalachian music and their experience at the forefront of the contemporary string band scene to weave a tapestry of heartfelt vocals and progressive grooves.

Thursday August 02, 2012
Start: 08/02/2012 8:00 pm

Paul ThornHailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.

Friday August 03, 2012
Start: 08/03/2012 8:00 pm

Tito y su Son de CubaHeriberto “Tito” Gonzales and his talented band return to the Freight to play rumba, guaracha, and son—traditional, high-energy Cuban dance music pioneered by greats like Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by the film The Buena Vista Social Club.

Saturday August 04, 2012
Start: 08/04/2012 8:00 pm

Alex De Grassi, Walter Strauss, Franco MoroneAppearing together for the first time as a triple bill, these three masters serve up a smorgasbord of fingerstyle guitar flavored with musical influences from around the world.

Sunday August 05, 2012
Start: 08/05/2012 8:00 pm

The Gillette BrothersThe Gillette Brothers, Guy and Pipp, are taking a break from their cattle ranch in Crockett, Texas to bring real live cowboy music to Berkeley. These gents are the genuine article, winners of the American Cowboy Culture Award for Western Music and two-time winners of the Will Rogers Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Advancement of Contemporary Cowboy Music.

Tuesday August 07, 2012
Start: 08/07/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday August 08, 2012
Start: 08/08/2012 8:00 pm

Leonard ChiyanikeLeonard Chiyanike is a master of mbira.  He has been playing this traditional instrument of his native Zimbabwe for nearly fifty years, and making instruments of the highest quality for nearly forty.  A beautiful singer fluent in many regional styles and tunings, Leonard plays with great technical proficiency and deep reverence for the spiritual foundations of this healing music.  The mbira, sometimes described as a thumb piano, is made with steel keys and the wood of the

Thursday August 09, 2012
Start: 08/09/2012 8:00 pm

Akira TanaAkira Tana is a giant of jazz. The acclaimed drummer has worked with a Who’s Who of jazz legends, from Art Farmer to Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins to Sonny Stitt, James Moody to Lena Horne.

Friday August 10, 2012
Start: 08/10/2012 8:00 pm

Paul ApfelbaumPeter Apfelbaum is a musician, composer, and band leader extraordinaire. Born in Berkeley in 1960, he started innovating as a three-year-old when he first picked up a pair of drumsticks, moved on to piano and saxophone in elementary school, and at age 11 formed his first band. In his senior year at Berkeley High, he founded the 17-piece Hieroglyphics Ensemble as a vehicle for exploring non-traditional musical forms.

Saturday August 11, 2012
Start: 08/11/2012 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithYou might say that Woody Guthrie brought Sam Misner and Megan Smith together as a musical duo. They were performing in Peter Glazer’s theatrical creation, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, in Nevada City in 2004 when they discovered a mutual love of American roots music and down-to-earth songs that tell compelling stories.

Tuesday August 14, 2012
Start: 08/14/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday August 15, 2012
Start: 08/15/2012 8:00 pm

De Temps AntanPlaying fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and several other instruments, including their feet, these three virtuosos from Quebec bring boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre to the traditional music of their native land. Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past.

Thursday August 16, 2012
Start: 08/16/2012 8:00 pm

Joe VenegoniTom McDermott, originally scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. Please see the box office for refunds.

Friday August 17, 2012
Start: 08/17/2012 8:00 pm

Darol Anger & the FuriesIn Greek mythology, the Furies were ferocious godlike avengers who would swoop down on mere mortals and destroy them with relish (or, in rare cases, mustard). The only difference here is that when these fantastically talented presences swoop down on Darol Anger, the result is not destruction but inspiration.

Saturday August 18, 2012
Start: 08/18/2012 8:00 pm

Deadly GentlemenThe great thing about The Deadly Gentlemen is not their technical proficiency—though these guys do have mad skills—it’s the music they create: joyful, playful, and often beautiful. You could say they speak bluegrass with a rock and roll accent. Greg Liszt, banjo and vocals, earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from MIT and immediately went on tour playing banjo for Bruce Springsteen. He currently tours with Crooked Still.

Sunday August 19, 2012
Start: 08/19/2012 7:30 pm

Catch a glimpse of the future when the West Coast Songwriters present the finals of their annual songwriting competition. Top contenders from WCS playoffs in ten cities—Portland, Martinez, Saratoga, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sacramento, Redwood City, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—will perform their original songs before judges Monica Pasqual, of Blame Sally, producer, singer/songwriter Larry Batiste, & George Merrill, who penned Whitney Houston’s hit “How Will I Know”. 

Tuesday August 21, 2012
Start: 08/21/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday August 22, 2012
Start: 08/22/2012 8:00 pm

San Francisco Mime TroupeCome experience a holiday classic reimagined for the 21st century when the Tony Award-winning, never silent, always off-center San Francisco Mime Troupe presents a staged reading of a new, worker-oriented interpretation of Dickens’ story of poverty, redemption, and humanity. The evening is a fundraiser for the Mime Troupe’s Winter 2012 production of their Occupy- inspired adaptation of “A Christmas Carol!”

Thursday August 23, 2012
Start: 08/23/2012 8:00 pm

"Alasdair Fraser is recognized throughout the world as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced; [his] name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.” —Scots Magazine

Friday August 24, 2012
Start: 08/24/2012 8:00 pm

Rory BlockRory Block has committed her life to the Delta blues. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk.

Saturday August 25, 2012
Start: 08/25/2012 8:00 pm

Phil MarshSherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1968. We’re going to the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on San Pablo Avenue, just down the street from Everett & Jones Barbecue. It’s opening night, and Phil Marsh is playing . . . .

Sunday August 26, 2012
Start: 08/26/2012 8:00 pm

Shawn Mullins“Life is good today”—that’s a line from “Toes,” the chart-topping single Shawn Mullins co-wrote for the Zac Brown Band, and it seems an apt description of how things have been going for Shawn lately.

Thursday August 30, 2012
Start: 08/30/2012 8:00 pm

Clyde Leland, Kress Cole, Max NewtonThree stalwarts of the local songwriting scene bring their stellar originals to the Freight.

Friday August 31, 2012
Start: 08/31/2012 8:00 pm

Eric Bibb's String BandFresh from winning the Acoustic Artist of the Year award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Eric Bibb brings his stellar band to the Freight for an evening of blues classics and originals. “The foundation of my playing and my songwriting is a broad base of roots of American music,” Eric says. “It’s blues, it’s country, it’s work songs, it’s ragtime, it’s spirituals. All of those things are in the hopper.” With a Grammy nomination and four W.C.

Saturday September 01, 2012
Start: 09/01/2012 8:00 pm

Ramana VieiraRamana Vieira sings Fado like it’s never been sung before.

Wednesday September 05, 2012
Start: 09/05/2012 8:00 pm

HoHLax TrioJoin the Hohlax Trio on a musical journey to Greece, from the backstreets of Pireus to the magical islands of the Aegean. With Jaime Smith on violin, Orestis Koletsos on bouzouki, and Apostolis Kounis on vocals, guitar, and oud, the trio plays a unique blend of traditional Greek music and contemporary urban riffs. The name Hohlax derives from Hohlakas, a beach on the island of Amorgos, where the band came together in 2007.

Thursday September 06, 2012
Start: 09/06/2012 8:00 pm

O'Brien Party of 7Start with Tim O’Brien, Grammy-winning country and bluegrass virtuoso from West Virginia. Add his sister Mollie, herself a Grammy-winning singer based in Denver. Stir in Mollie’s husband Rich, a brilliant musician in his own right. Then add Tim’s sons, Jackson and Joel, and Mollie’s daughters, Brigid and Lucy, and you have O’Brien Party of 7. Sprinkle with the secret ingredient – the music of Roger Miller – and enjoy a delicious musical feast.

Friday September 07, 2012
Start: 09/07/2012 8:00 pm

Come to the Freight tonight and the world will come to you – in the form of music from Ireland, Ethiopia, India, and beyond. Treat yourself to enchanting harp performances, the soulful sound of the kora, and traditional Hindustani ragas – all for the benefit of an important cause, to preserve and perpetuate the endangered culture of Tibet.

Saturday September 08, 2012
Start: 09/08/2012 8:00 pm

John Santos is a Bay Area jazz institution all by himself.  Charismatic bandleader, percussionist extraordinaire, dedicated educator, and five-time Grammy nominee, John has worked with enough musical legends to fill a hall of fame, from Dizzy Gillespie to Max Roach, Tito Puente to Tootie Heath.  His Machete Ensemble, with stalwarts Wayne Wallace and Orestes Vilató, occupied the pinnacle of Latin jazz in the Bay Area for more than twenty years.  These three men know how to make music that rocks, swings,

Sunday September 09, 2012
Start: 09/09/2012 8:00 pm

The BobsAmazing vocal acrobats and perennial Freight favorites, The Bobs – Matthew Bob Stull, Richard Bob Greene, Dan Bob Schumacher, and Angie Bob Doctor – serve up unforgettable performances, outrageous covers of classic songs, and wonderful, witty originals.  In shows that are part theater, part comedy, and part performance art, this a cappella "band without instruments" uses voices and body percussion to make music that is hilarious, inspiring, and often beautiful.  If you haven’t seen

Monday September 10, 2012
Tuesday September 11, 2012
Start: 09/11/2012 8:00 pm

Erik JekabsonBerkeley native Erik Jekabson and his String-tet celebrate the release of their new CD, Anti-Mass, a chamber-jazz concept album inspired by artwork from San Francisco's de Young Museum.  Erik is a young trumpeter, composer, and educator, with a sound that Allmusic Guide has described as "a perfect balance between melodic artistry and probing, knotty jazz improvisation."  You might hear the influence of early Miles Davis in playing that comes across as crisp and precise,

Wednesday September 12, 2012
Start: 09/12/2012 8:00 pm

Bill MonroeThere wouldn't be bluegrass if it weren't for Bill Monroe. He gave the genre its name, its distinctive style, and for most of the 20th century, embodied the essence of the art form, which is typically delivered by a five-piece acoustic string band featuring instrumental virtuosity on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and string bass, and close harmonies sung in a plaintive, high lonesome voice.

Thursday September 13, 2012
Start: 09/13/2012 8:00 pm
Come early for jamming (free admission) hosted by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand
 
Friday September 14, 2012
Start: 09/14/2012 8:00 pm

The 10th annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention continues with banjo virtuosity, classic country harmony, and rowdy buckdancing.
 

Saturday September 15, 2012
Start: 09/15/2012 11:00 am
After five years criss-crossing the country as a member of The Sippy Cups, Patchwork Series co-host Rudy Trubitt returns to the Freight stage with an intimate, engaging solo acoustic set of old and new songs for ears of all ages! “You know who writes a great pop song?
Start: 09/15/2012 8:00 pm

Lucy KaplanskyLucy Kaplansky has a voice you won’t forget.  Clear, pure, and full of tender feeling, it cuts through the noise of the world and pierces you in the heart.  The good news is, she's bringing that voice back to the Freight for a night of carefully chosen covers and incisive originals.  She's "a truly gifted performer," according to the New Yorker, "with a bag of enchanting songs."
 

Sunday September 16, 2012
Start: 09/16/2012 8:00 pm

Olov Johansson & Catriona McKaySweden meets Scotland in the music of Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay, and the result is "fresh, charming, and dynamic," in the words of music magazine Roots, Rock, Blues, and Beyond. Olov plays the Swedish nyckelharpa, literally key harp, which dates back to 14th century Gotland and is related to the hurdy gurdy. Catriona plays the clarsach, also known as the Celtic harp.

Monday September 17, 2012
Tuesday September 18, 2012
Start: 09/18/2012 8:00 pm

This is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. So come on down and participate. All performers are welcome.

One great thing about our Open Mic is that, unlike similar events held in noisy bars where most folks are oblivious to the music, you’ll be playing in front of a friendly and supportive audience of people who actually listen.

Wednesday September 19, 2012
Start: 09/19/2012 8:00 pm

Sycamore Slough String BandBrought together by an affinity for the music of the Grateful Dead, the musicians of the Sycamore Slough String Band gathered in an Oakland recording studio early this year to discover where the music would take them, and where they would take the music. One result is their new album, First Rehearsals, "a superb collection of mostly Dead covers," in the words of the Grateful Dead Archive blog.

Thursday September 20, 2012
Start: 09/20/2012 8:00 pm

Sylvia HeroldSylvia Herold, of Wake the Dead, Cats & Jammers, and Euphonia fame, has been collecting uncommon songs for more than three decades. For her latest album, The Spider and the Fly, Sylvia has compiled a selection of swing and early pop tunes that lend themselves to three-part harmony singing. The playful program takes its name – and its spirit – from the Fats Waller song "The Spider and the Fly," a tale of leggy seduction accented with bug-like vocals.

Friday September 21, 2012
Start: 09/21/2012 8:00 pm

The Blues Broads: Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson, Angela Strehli & Deanna BogartWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $24.50.

Saturday September 22, 2012
Start: 09/22/2012 8:00 pm

Real Vocal String QuartetChoose a box, any box, and the Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside of it. They’re a string quartet and a women’s vocal quartet. They play Irish fiddle tunes and Brazilian choros, chamber music and wild improvisation. They backed up Feist on her indie-pop hit Metals, which Jon Pareles of the New York Times named his favorite album of 2011, and appeared with her on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Sunday September 23, 2012
Start: 09/23/2012 8:00 pm

Dirk HamiltonDirk Hamilton is such a prototypical singer-songwriter-guitar player, someone ought to make a movie about him — and in fact Dirk does appear front and center in the upcoming documentary Folk, which examines how three artists at dramatically different stages of their career work to reach an audience. Dirk is well cast as the seasoned vet.

Monday September 24, 2012
Start: 09/24/2012 8:00 pm

Robin Sharp & Laura DahlClassical at the Freight brings in the Bay Area's best classical musicians for an hour of outstanding chamber music in an informal, friendly atmosphere. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra music director Ben Simon hosts. There's no stuffiness, no mystification, just an invigorating evening with gifted musicians sharing the beauty and joy of this timeless art with new audiences young and old.

Tuesday September 25, 2012
Start: 09/25/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Wednesday September 26, 2012
Thursday September 27, 2012
Start: 09/27/2012 8:00 pm

Carol DenneyThe fun starts in the lobby before the show, with an old time music jam, and just gets better when Carol Denney hits the stage. She plays guitar, fiddle, and English concertina, and she sings traditional songs as well as witty, incisive originals, usually with an edge — well, just about always with an edge. She's personal, she's political, she cares about music and people, and she puts it all out there whenever she performs.

Friday September 28, 2012
Start: 09/28/2012 8:00 pm

UpsurgeUpSurge! is poetry. UpSurge! is jazz. It's the love of language blended with the power of fascinating rhythms and funky grooves.

Saturday September 29, 2012
Start: 09/29/2012 8:00 pm

Shelley Doty"I play rock with a jazz attitude," Shelley Doty said in an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'm not interested in playing the same song the same way for 18 years. When I write a song, I think of it as its own universe. I give my musicians a recording of the melody, then tell them to come up with their own interpretation." Those musicians, the members of her X-tet, keep changing. "X is a variable," she told the East Bay Express.

Sunday September 30, 2012
Start: 09/30/2012 8:00 pm

Teja GerkenBorn in Germany in 1970, transplanted to California as a teenager, Teja Gerken weaves together strands of folk, jazz, classical, and world music to make his own seamless tapestry of intricate originals. Many of his compositions employ alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, and percussive effects; others simply rely on his keen sense of melody and movement.

Monday October 01, 2012
Tuesday October 02, 2012
Start: 10/02/2012 8:00 pm

This is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. So come on down and participate. All performers are welcome.

One great thing about our Open Mic is that, unlike similar events held in noisy bars where most folks are oblivious to the music, you’ll be playing in front of a friendly and supportive audience of people who actually listen.

Wednesday October 03, 2012
Thursday October 04, 2012
Start: 10/04/2012 8:00 pm

Adam TraumWhen Adam Traum sings, you can almost hear the smile on his face. His voice is light and clear, and his songs are self-deprecating and often funny. The Savannah Morning News says that Adam “fluently combines blues, folk, rockabilly, and country into a sound that captures the depth and truth of America’s musical roots.” He plays guitar, mandolin, bass, and lap steel, and has a knack for churning out catchy riffs and hard-driving rhythms.

Friday October 05, 2012
Start: 10/05/2012 8:00 pm

The CartoonJazz Orchestra, led by multi-reed man and music educator Jeff Sanford, covers the gamut of cartoon-inspired jazz, playing music by such innovative composers as Raymond Scott, John Kirby, and Danny Elfman.

Saturday October 06, 2012
Start: 10/06/2012 8:00 pm

Oakland Interfaith Gospel ChoirThe Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir delivers good news – the power and glory of 55 talented singers blending their voices together in rapturous harmony on gospel standards, traditional spirituals, and their own original praise songs.

Sunday October 07, 2012
Start: 10/07/2012 8:00 pm

earPlay JazzquintetThe earPlay Jazzquintet brings together a multitude of musical influences – from Brazilian choro to vintage funk, Afro-Cuban to jump swing, country-western to the latest in digital sound design – and interweaves them with jazz and 20th century classical idioms. The resulting tapestry of sound is a mix of structured composition and bold improvisation, with elements of poetry and stage magic stitched in for dramatic effect.

Monday October 08, 2012
Start: 10/08/2012 8:00 pm

Ellen HoffmanThe Freight presents Vocal Jazz Open Mic, an evening that gives vocalists (including you!) an opportunity to step into the spotlight with the skillful support of pianist and composer Ellen Hoffman.