Free Jazz Concerts throughout the summer!
SEVA is a modern jazz formation combining elements of classical, folk, rock, latin, and world music under the umbrella of the jazz sensibility and seeks to explore vibrant and distant harmonic landscapes with their modern and sophisticated sound. SEVA was formed in late 2010 by Bulgarian modern jazz guitarist Hristo Vitchev and Brazilian (Latin Grammy Nominee) piano sensation Weber Iago. Vitchev and Iago have a long musical relationship as band mates, and each of their musical endeavors have received critical acclaim at the national and international jazz scenes. With their brand new formation SEVA, the duo seeks to explore even more distant harmonic landscapes. For this endeavor Vitchev and Iago are joined by virtuoso bassist Dan Robbins, and master drummer/percussionist Mike Shannon.
Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series is back again this year with a new name. Formerly Jazz on Main, Downtown Jazz will head to a new location in Downtown this year… the 2600 block of Broadway. Redwood City will host outdoor jazz concerts every Monday evening from June 18th through August 6th featuring the Bay Area's very best jazz artists and other artists from around North America. The jazz is on from 6 - 8pm, and everyone can enjoy the music, eat at one of the many great restaurants on the surrounding streets, and if the mood strikes - DANCE! The all-star lineup will be sure to make for many jazzed-up Monday evenings in Downtown Redwood City. More information for Downtown Jazz at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/jazz.html
2012 JAZZ CONCERT SCHEDULE
6/18 Michael O'Neill Quintet featuring Kenny Washington - Vocal Jazz
6/25 Leon Joyce Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz
7/2 SEVA featuring Hristo Vitchev and Weber Iago - Modern Jazz
7/9 Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt - Vocal Jazz and Blues
7/16 Octobop featuring Lisa Engelken - West Coast Jazz
7/23 Jennifer Scott Sextet - Vocal Jazz
7/31 Anton Schwartz Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz
8/6 Dayna Stephens Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz
Along with Downtown Jazz, other exciting FREE events in Downtown Redwood City include: Music on the Square on Fridays, Dancing on the Square on Tuesdays, and Movies on the Square on Thursdays. Other ongoing events in the coming months include special outdoor exhibits featuring Art on the Square, Shakespeare in the Park and weekend Target Family Days.
Full details at http://www.redwoodcityevents.com