Performance at 57th Street Gallery Oakland CA

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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.

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