Local musicians Jon Roy Zat, Christian Foley-Beining and Randall Sequiera not only performed as a part of the series, but are delighting audiences from afar by releasing recordings from their liver performances!
The Rhythm Department – made up of a couple of East Bay transplants who are now happily entrenched in the Sonoma County music scene – is well known to most anyone who shops at Oliver’s Market. In addition to brightening the moods of shoppers there, this blues duo made up of Levi Lloyd and Donny Mederos has made its mark at many other local music spots. Levi’s Workshop, featuring a rotating cast of the best Bay-Area players, plays Thursdays at Twin Oaks Tavern; his 501 Blues Band gigs regularly too. Donny’s Blues Defenders also makes the rounds. Kudos from Donny’s past include a West Coast Bass Player of the Year award in 2013. He’s also proud to have worked with legendary blues singer Johnny Rawls. Levi, who enjoys playing just about every genre of American music, has toured with four-time Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker.
Randall Sequeira is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who loops, dubs, and overlays acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, flute, harmonica, presenting roots, blue, soul, jazz, and world music, processed upon a palette of electronics, as he composes in the moment, with three decades of performing in northern California.
Christian Foley-Beining is originally from Germany, where at age 17 he heard American guitarist Wes Montgomery and set his compass in the direction of guitar. He studied under Americans Joe Pass, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, and Pat Metheny and brings that variety of influences and styles to his work. He has a website cfbjazz.com and there is more of him there.
John Roy Zat’s full SebArts Summer Patio Music Series concert, in full!
John Roy Zat’s intimate songs provide a rich view of a life well lived. He draws on Americana roots from Appalachia, the Dust Bowl, Cajun country with a bit of rockabilly flavor. At his Patio Series Concert, this long-time figure of the Sonoma County/Bay Area folk scene spins tales about life in California, song writing, and his own philosophy of life.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts has provided a year-round schedule of widely-varied music, until covid cancellations. Here, the Center’s friends Stella Heath, SonoMusette, and Haute Flash present samples of what they have provided and will provide again. Passion is the common element in our shows, swinging from folk and international, vocal and instrumental, jazz and cabaret. To do your part for financial support of future shows, click here
Stella Heath performing the Harry M. Woods classic “What A Little Moonlight Can Do,” made famous by Billie Holiday.
Four women with strings and accordion, in the style of the Hot Club of France.
Musicians/Vocalists/Performers: If you are interested in sharing your talents at Sebastopol Center for the Arts
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