Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Friday, September 18, 2009

ESP: a musical meeting of mind and spirit in motion

West Oakland, particularly the Prescott Oakland Point neighborhood has been known to be an incubator for the Arts, Jazz and Blues continues that legacy with Prescott Oakland Point resident percussionist Kele Nitoto.

Tonight, Friday September 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Featuring Bassist/ keyboardist Alan Kimara Dixon, drummer Kele Nitoto, and violinist India Cooke they create a sound collage, incorporating African rhythms and cosmic improvisations. Their music of ritual and celebration is steeped in traditions that reach back beyond jazz roots.

For more information call 510.845.5373

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Another jazz venue:

Free-Jazz Fridays Artists as seemingly unconnected as Mahalia Jackson, John Coltrane, and Biggie Smalls all use a similar register of expression, wherein rhythm, pitch, and phrasing take precedence over substantive content - what's actually said always pales in comparison to how it's said. East ... More

First and Third Friday of every month, 8 p.m. 8th Street Performance Space, 1510 8th St., Oakland.