SF Botanical Garden Website
Sunset Piano Website
July 21, 22, 23, 2017 Kash will perform with Sun Ra Arkestra at the Jazz Café in London. The Jazz Café website
August 3,4,5,6 at the SF Jazz Center with the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Sun Ra Arkestra
The enduring legacy of jazz visionary and legendary eccentric Sun Ra is celebrated by this ensemble made up of Arkestra veterans and a younger generation of exploratory musicians led by alto saxophonist Marshall Allen, who has been a fixture of Sun Ra’s bands since 1958. Born Herman Blount, the enigmatic composer and keyboardist known as Sun Ra created an entire universe of expression through his pioneering Afro-futurist concepts in music and philosophy. He integrated Ellington-influenced big band swing with free jazz, the blues, electronics, and African musical traditions while establishing a singular visual style that combined futuristic concepts with ancient Egyptian iconography. One of the most prolific recording artists of all time, he released over a hundred full-length albums and innumerable singles during his career. His Arkestra appeared on Saturday Night Live, and was named Best Big Band in DownBeat’s Critics Poll five times. Since his death in 1993, the Arkestra has continued to record and perform, led first by the late tenor saxophonist John Gilmore, and under the direction of Allen for the last dozen years. Sun Ra claimed to have come from the planet Saturn to bring peace to Earth. His Arkestra continues this mission, needed now more
Kash performs every Monday on bass at Bix in San Francisco with George Khouri on Piano
They play from 7-10
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The amazing sequel to Sunset Piano
This past February, Half Moon Bay’s beloved artist, musician, yogini, Mauro ffortissimo (with a host of other Bay Area musicians, dancers, and fire-spinners), entertained and inspired thousands on the bluff at the end of Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay.
And it didn’t stop there!
The sunset piano recitals were enjoyed by a growing crowd of participants and seen far and wide covered by major print, radio, TV, and, of course, via social media and the Internet.
Now Mauro, with a little help from his friends, is about to launch the long-awaited sequel–Sunset Piano Opus Two. This time it will include 12 pianos strategically placed along the San Mateo coast. Musicians from around the Bay Area will be joining Mauro and the experience will be recorded and shared via the internet. No doubt the whales will be there as well, as a human pod of talented musicians play music alongside their fragile ocean habitat.
Do you want to be a part of this truly team effort? Here are a few ideas:
1. Join the Sunset Piano Facebook page (and check out the video of Mauro and others hauling a piano up the hill above Mavericks this past week.)
2. Follow the activity via twitter for up-to-the-minute notifications of when musicians are playing the 12 pianos.
3. Check out the Sunset Piano webpage and the great footage of Sunset Piano Opus One.
4. Last but not least, please help fund the project via the Kickstarter campaign: Sunset Piano Opus Two for Twelve Pianos
Mauro and the Sunset Piano Team
Kenny Hawkins & GroovinDeep Quartet Performs at 57th Street Gallery Oakland CA. 5701 telegraph Ave Oakland Ca for 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM Featuring Compositions by Kenny Hawkins & Special Guests Flutist /saxophonist, Kenny Hawkins, has led and performed with some of the most innovative musicians on the scene including Eddie Henderson, Hadley Caliman, Richard Kermode (pianist for Carlos Santana), Babatunde Lea and Bob Braye. In 2008, he started his group, “GroovinDeep” where they play an exciting array of standard, contemporary and Latin Jazz that includes some of the Bay Area’s most talented and exciting musicians. As the name implies, it is all about Groovin at the deepest levels. Duane Muziki Roberson Bay Area Legend whose distinct style and creative individuality makes him one of the most respected and unique musicians in the Bay Area today. Muziki has created numerous breathtaking compositions that are always characterized by extremely hip rhythms and the deepest elements of swing. “Muziki’s music and playing will move you at the very depths of your being.” Kash Killion (Bass /Cello) takes the cello and other string instruments out of their usual roles, playing them like you’ve never heard, with influences from Reggae, Latin, Rock, and World Music. He has composed for and collaborated with: Jonah Sharp (Grateful Dead) and Marshall Allen (Sun Ra) Kenneth Nash (Herbie Hancock) and The Last Poets, Eddie Marshall, Chocolate Armenteros, Francisco Aquabella), and Ali Akbar Khan. Peppe Merolla is one of the most incredible and sought after drummers on the scene today who performs as a bandleader for festivals and concerts throughout the world. He has performed with Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt and Steve Turre and Eddie Henderson, just to name a few. We are very excited to have him in the Bay Area.
Kash Killion performing on cello and sarangi.
Saturday, August 3 – 8 PM
The Sun Ra Arkestra – directed by Marshall Allen
Live at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco
Sunday August 4
Just released on cdbaby.com and Itunes :
KASH KILLION: LIVE AT THE HAVANA JAZZ FESTIVAL with AIRE de CONCIERTO. Kash Killion on Cello, Sarangi and vocals is joined with Aire de Concierto on Clarinets, Drums, Guitar and Contrabass.
Woodwinds, strings, vocals and drums that starts in the deep south Delta Blues , crosses over to India and Spain, with a duet of Sarangi and Flamingo Guitar and ends up in Africa with a stopover in Jamaica.
The album cover is extraordinary! Nancy Nichols and Sue Pearlstine did an incredible job on the art, the lay out and the new brochure.
Kash has been busy in the studio releasing three new mp’s this month. Check out www.cdbaby.com to hear: Kash Killion live from the Havana Jazz Festival with Aire deConcierto, the new single WISE ONE from the soon to be released new CD Light for the Masters: John and Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ali Akbar Khan and Sultan Khan ; and his latest pieces FLIP IT/BLUE SHOES.
Kash is on tour with the Pyramids and you can follow the tour dates on Facebook.
Kash Killion will be offering webcam classes in cello, bass, and sarangi.
2008 Poetry and jazz video featuring poetry written and performed by Devorah Major and music composed and performed and sang by Kash Killion on serengi.
My favorite inspiring bass player and good friend John Heard will be playing with his trio at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival this Saturday, June 11, 2011. Don’t miss him he is legendary and any bass player should go see him …it promises to be a great show. He has an incredible feeling and a great soloist and an artist.
Exciting music and a great turnout at Yoshi’s with Ancient Future. It was enjoyable and many of the fans had a great time. The audience wanted to know who was the bass and cello player since I was not an original member of the band. Check out Matthew Montfort.