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The 2017 Spring/Summer Concerts 

April 28: Narayan & Janet Baltzo - Positive Vibes Jazz

What if the music you experience could change your world? “Accentuate the Positive” … as the song goes, and “Watch What Happens! Songwriters Narayan & Janet create every songs to uplift others and have a positive impact …and it really works!
After moving from Seattle 3 years ago, the duo released their 4th CD of upbeat originals entitled "We Are All Connected" featuring Narayan on trumpet, Janet on keyboards and the duos exquisite vocal harmonies.
Narayan & Janet  are lifelong musicians and songwriters are dedicated  to creating music with a positive impact. Their unique blend of jazz, Motown, Beatles and pop/rock feature their vocals, keyboards, trumpet and a lot of passion for life, love and human evolution.

Friday, April 28, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student

Buy tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets

May 5: Two Lions Band

Once Upon a time... The Two Lions band was created to showcase the music of Mitchel Slade.  The idea of the band stems from the iconic idea that the Lion and the Lamb in friendship are a sign of peace.  We have come far towards our goals of peace, but we are truly in the time of the Two Lions.  The time of personal leadership and evolution, and the need to resolve differences. Musically, we hope to bring a depth in the poetry and create an ambiance with the music that provokes a thoughtful, intended, and progressive experience.
Hailing from Northern Sonoma County, the Two Lions Band bring a unique fusion of Folk and Rock.  The music carries a poetry of both notes and verse, and the members use their musical voice to perform original materials that are both dance worthy and thought provoking. Members of the band are: Mitchel Slade: voice & guitars; Ashley Holmberg: violins and viola; Lance Harrington- percussion ; Gretchen Yanover - cello.
www.twolionsband.com

Friday, May 5, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student

Buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/2915202

June 3: Gravenstein Mandolins

The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble has been the premier mandolin orchestra in the North Bay for over 10 years.  Known for its enthusiastic spirit and fun, the GME will present a program of music from the Americas: Brazilian choros, Argentine tangos, Mexican marches, New England old-time fiddle tunes, Western Swing, and even some popular American swing vocals (feel free to sing along).  

Saturday, June 3, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student

Buy tickets at: brownpapertickets.com/event/2919901

July 22: Elaine Lucia & Friends

Audiences who love Astrud  Gilberta, Alison Krauss, Brandi  Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and kd lang will love Elaine Lucia's music. It's a blend of the beautiful bossa nova feel of Brazilian jazz classics mixed with simple folk finger-picking guitar  style of Americana songs. Add the pure, clear voice that  Elaine is renowned for, songs that tell stories of love, hope, nostalgia and longing, and beautiful, haunting melodies... and you have a unique and unforgettable musical experience.
Elaine and her group were picked by Michael Bolton to be his opening act at the Lincoln Theater in Napa, Billy Cobham at the Uptown Theatre (Napa),and Elaine has opened for Al Stewart  and Charlie Musselwhite/Elvin Bishop. She's performed at Yoshi's (San Francisco and Oakland) as a headliner, and played hundreds of nightclub, festival and concert shows over the past many years in the Bay Area and West Coast.
After decades as a professional jazz vocalist, Elaine has embarked on a new musical path; she now primarily performs her large repertoire of original songs she composed for guitar  and voice. Joined by the same veteran  jazz musicians she has performed and recorded with in the Bay Area for decades, Elaine formed a new ensemble that  blends her years of jazz performing with her impressive guitar  and writing skills. The result  is, as Elaine likes to call it, "just beautiful music!"

To see video of Elaine performing live on stage visit:  www.elaineluciamusic.com

Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm, $15 general / $10 student

Buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2934515