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Howard Wiley Quintet: Songs in the Key of Jazz at the California Jazz Conservatory [Sponsored Post]

In this special concert in honor of Black History Month, Bay Area saxophone titan Howard Wiley channels nearly 200 years worth of musical influences, covering what he calls “the full … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Z List Audio Guide: 5 Best Things To Do for Jan. 10-31 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio, KPFA 94.1 FM  on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  The podcast of this segment is available for streaming on Soundcloud. We dedicate this segment to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Watch: The Coup Feat. Japanther – “Long Island Iced Tea, Neat”

A message from The Coup‘s Boots Riley about the video … One night, after a Coup show with Japanther, me, Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly from Japanther all went in … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Week’s Playlist: Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, DJ Spinna, DJ Cali, Jennifer Johns, Kev Choice, Antique Naked Soul

1.  Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, ‘7 Days Of Funk‘ Stream:  First Listen: Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, ‘7 Days Of Funk’ [NPR] 2.  DJ Spinna, “Wonder Wrote It Vol. One” 3.  DJ Cali, “FlyLove” … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Z List: Music Playlist – Broken Bells, Tumi, Pretty Lights, Annie Mac, John Legend

1. Broken Bells, ‘Holding On for Life‘ (Pseudo Video) ALSO READ: ‘Broken Bells Shares New Song, Accidentally Channels Bee Gees‘ (NPR All Songs Considered); HEAR the Broken Bells debut album, … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Music Monday: Last Night – Gregory Porter Performs “1960 What?” Live at Yoshi’s Oakland [Video]

Gregory Porter performs “1960 What?” live at Yoshi’s Jack London Square. The twice Grammy-nominated Porter celebrated the release of his Blue Note debut recording “Liquid Spirit“ at his two sold-out Oakland shows … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Z List: 5 Best Things To Do – Aug. 15-29 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Curator/Entertainment Correspondent:  Zsa-Zsa Rensch Host/Producer: Anita Johnson (KPFA) The Z List is an entertainment segment which airs … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Kev Choice – “Show The World”

Check out the latest video from Oakland keyboardist and MC Kev Choice for “Show The World”.  The song – originally recorded in his Dijon, France hotel room while on tour … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Music: Glam.I.Rock’s “The Feel” – Debut EP Out Now (Free Download); Live Performance at TeamBackPack’s Mission Underground in SF Today!

Oakland native Emcee/Producer Glam.I.Rock released her debut EP, “The Feel” earlier this week! At just twenty-one years of age, Glam.I.Rock (Glam stands for Good Lyrics and Music) brings a freshness … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yoshi Akiba of Yoshi’s Jazz Club Launches 51Oakland Non-Profit Organization with a Two-Day Community Fundraiser — Benefiting Performing Arts and Music Education in Oakland Public Schools – 7/29 & 7/30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Oakland, CA) – Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – Forty years ago Yoshi Akiba and her partners launched the first incarnation of  Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant. Once a … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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