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Friday, May 13th, 2016

Armando's

No Boxes, It's All Music - 8pm

Martinez California 94553
US [map]
Price: $15

Rhonda Benin returns to Armando's with her mix of Soul/Blues/Jazz with the hottest players in town. 

Glen Pearson - keyboards; Charles Spikes - guitar; Rob Rhodes - drums


Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The Empress Theatre

Soulshine featuring Ms. Rhonda Benin - 7pm

330 Virginia Street
Vallejo California [map]

I am pleased to return to The Empress to perform with The Soulshine House Band who's most of the time my r&b and soul band.  Lorenzo Hawkins, Charles Spikes, Wilson Brooks and Timm Walker.


Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food w/Yancie Taylor - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $10/$5 Soul Food Dinner

Rhonda Benin - vocals; Yancie Taylor - vibes, Glen Pearson - keyboards, Walter Savage - bass,

Dr. James Bailey - horns


Saturday, April 9th, 2016

The Freight and Salvage

Junius Courtney Big Band with Rhonda Benin - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $20 adv/24 door

"It Might As Well Swing" with The Junius Courtney Big Band.  I step in for the ailing Diva herself Ms. Denise Perrier.  Get Well Denise!


Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Solano County Events Center

"Just Like A Woman, 100 Years Of Song" - 3 pm

601 Texas Street
Vallejo California 94533
[map]
Price: Free

Join vocalists Rhonda Benin and Terrie Odabi for an afternoon of fabulous music celebrating Women. 


Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Freight and Salvage

"Just Like A Woman 2016" - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $20

"Just Like A Woman 2016 Line-Up will be announced soon!


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Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The Freight and Salvage

"Just Like A Woman" 2016 - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $22

Just Like A Woman, A Celebration of Bay Area Women In Music is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Show, Saturday March 5, 2016 at The Freight and Salvage Theatre, in Berkeley, CA. This year’s headliners are: San Francisco Jazz Legend, Denise Perrier; The Wild Woman of Song Ms. Pamela Rose, Jazz, Blues, Soul Singer and show producer, Rhonda Benin, “Nu Soul” artist Destani Wolf, gospel, soul legend and Weather Girl, Ms. Charlene Moore, The Pied Piper of The Bay Area, flautist Kymberly Jackson, and Oakland School Of The Arts Vocal Rush member Barbara DeVeaux Griffith.

The Lillian Armstrong Tribute Band directed by pianist/composer Tammy Lynn Hall Hawkins features bassist, Cindy Brown, drummer, Ruth Price and saxophonist, Kristen Strom.

 "Just Like A Woman was created by Bay Area Vocalist Rhonda Benin to celebrate Women's History Month. Stylized after the famed Motown and Stax Record Reviews, JLAW presents 6 headlining female vocalists and a smoking band of top female instrumentalist, showcasing music composed or made popular by women. In addition JLAW is committed to showcasing up and coming young women artists. 

 


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

SF Jazz Center

Family Matinee - 11am

201 Franklin
San Francisco California [map]
Price: $5

Join GRAMMY nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir for a family fun exploring the roots of African American Music. 


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The Hotel Sofitel - Redwood City

Hump Day Jazz - 6pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: no cover

The Michael O'Neill Trio with guest vocalist Rhonda Benin. 


Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food w/Yancie Taylor - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $10

Let's celebrate Yancie Taylor's 73rd Birthday.  $5 Soul Food Dinner


Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Yoshi's Oakland

Nutcrackin Jazz with The Junius Courtney Big Band featuring Rhonda Benin - 8pm

510 Embarcadero West
Oakland California 94607
US (510) 238-9200 [map]

Join the Junius Courtney Big Band with Rhonda Benin to celebrate the holiday season and Billy Strayhorn's centenary season at the same time! The Junius Courtney Big Band steps out in full holiday regalia with their swingin’ rendition of Strayhorn’s Nutcracker. As Ellington’s musical partner, Strayhorn concocted a swirling jazz confection from Tchaikovsky’s ballet: hip holiday tunes from “Peanut Brittle Brigade” to the ”Volga Vouty.”

Powerhouse vocalist Rhonda Benin brings the sugar, the soul and the showmanship. More Strayhorn originals and classics from the band’s deep book top off the night’s repertoire as stocking stuffers for a very cool Yule. Make your reservations now for joy and jazz to the world, Junius-style!

http://www.yoshis.com/event/969491-junius-courtney-big-band-oakland/


Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The Rafiki Wellness Center

Divas and Dons Singing Jazz and Blues - 6pm

601 Ceasar Chavez Street
San Francisco California [map]
Price: $40

This will be a killer show to benefit the work of The Rafiki Wellness Center.  Featuring  the fine Bay Area talent of Jazz singer Nicolas Beard, Blues powerhouse Terrie Odabi, violinist Kippy Marks, the jazz Daria Nile and just added "the voice" Mr. Derrick Hughes, and yours truly Ms. Rhonda Benin, "Songbird". 


Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Living In The Jazz Room

House Concert - 7:30

527 32nd Street
Oakland California [map]
Price: $20

We are so pleased to return to the wonderful house concert, "Living In The Jazz Room", where people come together to support live music!  Rhonda will be joined by John R. Burr on piano, Ruth Davies on bass, Leon Joyce, Jr on drums and Michael O'Neill on Sax.  Don't miss this!


Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Yoshi's Oakland

La Clanica "All That Jazz". Private Party - 8pm

510 Embarcadero West
Oakland California 94607
US (510) 238-9200 [map]

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir are the special invited guests for LaClinica's "All That Jazz"


Friday, September 25th, 2015

Arts For The Schools

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 7pm

5001 Northstar Drive
Norhtstar California [map]

Join GRAMMY nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir for an evening of Roots Music That Rocks.


Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

Jazz on Sunday's at Geoffrey's with a delicious soul food dinner.  Come out and enjoy the music of The Yancie Taylor Jazztet with Rhonda Benin as guest vocalist.


Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Rhythmix Cultural Works

Wine Women and Song - 7:30pm

2513 Blanding Avenue
Alameda California 94501
US (510) 865-5060 [map]
Price: check with venue

Wine, Women & Song celebrates Rhythmix Cultural Works 8th Anniversary with a stellar line-up featuring women winemakers and some of the Bay Area's finest female artistry.  The evening will include tasty tepmtations and lucious librations with a mix of blues, jazz, taiko, marimba, art and more sensational delights.

Music with Terrie Odabi, Pat Wilder and Rhonda Benin 


Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Sound Room

Soul Serenade - 8pm

2147 Broadway
Oakland California 94612
[map]
Price: $15

I am pleased to return to The Sound Room for a night of great music.  Downtown Oakland, Broadway and Grand.


Sunday, July 19th, 2015

The Friends of The Golden Gate Library Jazz Series

Jazz @ The Golden Gate Library - 3pm

@ The Golden Gate Library 5606 San Pablo
Oakland California 94608
[map]
Price: No Cover

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The California Jazz Conservatory (The Jazz School)

"There Is A Message In The Music" - Thursdays July 9 - August 13

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]
Price: $300

I am pleased to be offering my class, "There Is A Message In The Music". During this seven-week course, participants receive one song per week representing the history, culture and daily celebration and struggles of African American life.  Songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Sly Stone and others are introduced to be sung both as a group and individually. Historical and biographical information about the composers is also presented for discussion.  Musicians at all levels will enjoy the opportunity to sing music that stirs the soul and tells a story. 


Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Four Seasons Hotel

Jazz at The Four Seasons - 7pm

University Avenue @ 101
Palo Alto California [map]
Price: No Cover

Jazz with Michael O'Neill and Adam Shulman


Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The Carnegie Library

Carnegie 100 Celebration - 4pm - 6pm

300 Main Street
Vacavile California [map]
Price: Free

Celebrate 100 years of the historic Carnegie Library in Vacaville, now home to the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce with a family friendly period party in which costumes are encouraged.  Entertainment provided by Rhonda Benin and Her Dixieland Band, with Adam Shulman, Michael O'Neill, Jeff Chambers and Ranzel Merritt. 


Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz w/ The Yancie Taylor Jazztet - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

$5 Sunday Jazz with The Bay Area's finest musicians.  $5 Soul Food Dinner, $5 Drinks.  Now that's a party for ya!


Friday, June 12th, 2015

The Plaza Bistro

"Jazz Ain't Nothing But The Blues" - 7pm

420 First Street East
Sonoma California 95476
US [map]

The lovely town of Sonoma once again welcomes me and the band back to The Plaza Bistro for a great night of music.  With pianist Glen Pearson, Leon Joyce on drums, Jeff Chambers on bass.  What a band!  See you there.


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The Hotel Sofitel - Redwood City

Wednesday Night Jazz - 6pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: No Cover

Rhonda joins The Michael O'Neill Trio for an evening of great music!


Saturday, March 7th, 2015

The Freight and Salvage

"Just Like A Woman" 2015 - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $20

Rhonda Benin will present the 3rd Annual show, "Just Like A Woman" 2015!  Keep checking back for featured performers! Mark your calendars NOW!


Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

The Jazz School

4:30pm

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Fenix

Rhonda Benin @ The Fenix - 8pm

919 4th Street
San Rafael California 94901
[map]
Price: $10

Rhonda Benin - vocals; Peter Horvath, keyboards; Michael O'Neill, saxophone; Jeff Chambers, bass; Alcide Marshall, drum

THE FENIX is a supper club infused with beautiful acoustics and the best of local and international talent, Fenix blends a dash of community with exceptional food and drink. It is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s hottest clubs and a destination for all to see in historic, downtown San Rafael. Crafted by John Storyk, renowned interior acoustic designer of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Fenix is a masterpiece of intimate, live music and a sought-after location for accomplished musicians from all over the world.


Friday, October 17th, 2014

The Sound Room

The Sound Room, Where People Come To Listen To Music - 8pm

2147 Broadway
Oakland California 94612
[map]
Price: $10

I'm happy to return to The Sound Room with an incredible band.  Peter Horvath on piano; Jeff Chambers on bass; Michael O'Neill on sax and Alcide Marshall on drums. Get your tickets early! 


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Hotel Sofitel - Redwood City

Wednesday Night Jazz - 7pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: no cover

Rhonda happily returns to The beautiful Hotel Sofitel for an evening of jazz!


Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Friends of The Golden Gate Library Jazz Series

The Rhonda Benin Quartet - 3pm

@ The Golden Gate Library 5606 San Pablo
Oakland California 94608
[map]
Price: No Cover

This is a gem of a Jazz Series presenting some of the best in Bay Area Jazz.  Runs July thru August every Sunday.  Usually SRO.  featuring Glen Pearson; Jeff Chambers and Alcide Marshall.


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Music On The Main - Downtown Richmond

Music On The Main - 5pm - 7pm

Corner of Marina Way & McDonald
Richmond California [map]
Price: No Cover

"Just Like A Woman, 100 Years of Song featuring Rhonda Benin, and "teen sensation" MZSwitched Up.  Music on the Main is an annual concert series that takes place on the 4th Wednesdays of July and August. Each concert features a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts activities for children, local entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and food. Music on the Main is a critical tool that Richmond Main Street uses to engage the community and build a strong arts and entertainment district.


Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The Kigali Up Music Festival

Kigali Rwanda Afr [map]

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Kigali Up Music Festival

International Music Festival

Kigali Rwanda Afr [map]

I am one of the many headliners for this years Kigali Music Festival in Rwanda.  I will be accompanied by the great Lorenzo Hawkins and other African musicians that I will met there.  So excited.


Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Jazz In The Basement

The Rhonda Benin Trio - 7pm

712 Oak Street
San Francisco California [map]

Intimate Jazz Series hosted by vocalist Jesse Foster and his wife Michele features vocalist Rhonda Benin, pianist Tammy Hall and bassist extraordinaire Jeff Chambers.  Jazz/Blues/Soul at it's best!


Friday, June 20th, 2014

Amie Wine Bar

Soul Serenade - 7pm - 10pm

823 Hamilton Street
Redwood City California 94083
877-745-2643 [map]
Price: No Cover

The Rhonda Benin Soul Trio (Lorenzo Hawkins, Wilson Brooks) make our 3rd appearance at The Amie Wine Bar. We've created of show of what I'd called Mellow Soul.

Located in convenient Downtown Redwood City.  Come, have dinner, enjoy the great wines & The Mellow Soul Sounds.


Thursday, June 19th, 2014

The Marriott Hotel

Thursday Night Jam - 7pm - 10pm

46200 Landing Parkway
Fremont California 94538
[map]
Price: No Cover

The Rhonda Benin Trio returns to The Marriott Fremont for an evening of great music.  Rhonda will be joined by pianist Tammy Hall and bassist Jeff Chambers.


Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Empress Theatre

The Soulshine Groovemaster featuring Rhonda Benin - 7pm

330 Virginia Street
Vallejo California [map]

I join the great band the Groovemasters for a great night of soul, blues and funk.  Groovemasters are Lorenzo Hawkins, keyboards; Charles Spikes, guitar; Timm Walker, bass; and Wilson Brooks, drums. 

Dance floor is in full effect!


Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

I'm featured artists with The Yancie Taylor Jazztet.  Always a good time and a rocking house!

SEE YOU THERE!  $5 Soul Food Dinner


Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Hotel Sofitel - Redwood City

Jazz @ The Sofitel - 6pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: No Cover

The Sofitel House Band, The Michael O'Neill Trio features Rhonda Benin as guest vocalist this week.  The Michael O'Neill Trio plays every Wednesday Night with great vocalist like, Kenny Washington, Clairdee, Tony Lindsay, Rhonda Benin, Jackie Ryan etc.......  Add it to your mid week music fx!

The Michael O'Neill Trio

Peter Horvath (p); Michael O'Neill (h); Jeff Chambers (b).


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Jazz at the Healdsburg Plaza - 6pm - 8pm

Healdsburg Plaza @ Matheson St.
Healdsburg California 95448
[map]
Price: Free

The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and this year we’re  pleased to present the Groovemasters, featuring the magnificent Rhonda Benin.

Classic soul, old-school R&B, tasty funk, down-home blues and straight-up jazz With the Groovemasters—Lorenzo Hawkins on keyboards, Timm Walker on bass, Wilson Brooks on drums and Charles Spikes on guitar— she’s got the engine behind her to get the party started. And finished.


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The Marriott Hotel - Fremont

The Rhonda Benin Trio - 7pm - 10pm

46200 Landing Parkway
Fremont California 94538
[map]
Price: No Cover

BLUJAZFUNK   - MUSIC WITH NO BOUNDARIES OR BOXES.  Rhonda Benin on vocals and percussion, Lorenzo Hawkins on keys, Robert Rhodes on drums.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The Hotel Sofitel - Redwood City

Midweek Jazz at The Sofitel - 6pm - 8pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: No Cover

Join me for an evening of jazz, blues and soul with The Michael O'Neill Trio featuring Mike on horns, Peter Horvath on keys, Jeff Chambers on bass of course yours truly on vocals.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

Amie Wine Bar

Soul/Jazz/Blues Downtown Redwood City - 7pm - 10pm

823 Hamilton Street
Redwood City California 94083
877-745-2643 [map]
Price: No Cover

The Amie Wine Bar located in beautiful downtown Redwood City, is an intimate restaurant serving great wines and fine dining.  Hosting live music 3 nights a week. Come on out and enjoy! 

Lorenzo Hawkins, keyboards, Alcide Marshall, drums


Friday, April 18th, 2014

Amie Wine Bar

The Rhonda Benin Trio - 7pm - 10pm

823 Hamilton Street
Redwood City California 94083
877-745-2643 [map]
Price: no cover

The Rhonda Benin Trio brings the best of jazz, blues and soul to The Amie Wine Bar.  Lorenzo Hawkins on keys, Rob Rhodes on drums. 


Saturday, April 12th, 2014

SF Jazz Center

SF Jazz Family Matinee - 12:15pm

201 Franklin
San Francisco California [map]
Price: FREE

A limited number of free Family Matinee tickets are available to Bay Area school or community groups.
If you are interested in bringing your school or community group to a Family Matinee contact SF Jazz.


Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

Sunday Jazz and Soul Food with The Yancie Taylor Jazztet featuring Ms. Rhonda Benin


Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Roots Music That Rocks! - 5pm

200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael California 94903
US (415)444-8088 [map]
Price: $22

The Osher Jewish Community Center presents GRAMMY nominated African American Vocal Ensemble for an evening of "Roots Music That Rocks"!


Monday, March 31st, 2014

Dominican University

Melba Beal Retirement Celebration - 7pm

50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael California 94901
US (415) 457-4440 [map]

Celebrating the retirement of Little Rock Nine Melba Patillo Beals with CHC and The Asian American Orchestra.


Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The McBride Center

"Just Like A Woman" featuring Rhonda Benin and Terrie Odabi - 2pm

91 Town Center Square
Vacaville California 95688
[map]
Price: No Cover

3rd Installment of "Just Like A Woman"


Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The Freight and Salvage

"Just Like A Woman" - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $23

In honor of Women’s History Month, an all-star lineup of Bay Area musicians – featuring Lady Bianca, Ashling Cole, Valerie Troutt, Destiny Muhammad and Veronica Klaus, MZSwitched with The Lillian Armstrong Tribute Band lead by Music Director Tammy Hall-Hawkins– takes the stage at the Freight to celebrate women: the achievements, the challenges, and the continuing struggle for an equal voice in the music business and in all walks of life. Produced by vocalist Rhonda Benin for Lucindy Productions.


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Solano County Events Center

"Just Like A Woman" featuring Rhonda Benin & Terrie Obadi - 2pm

601 Texas Street
Fairfield California 94533
[map]
Price: No Cover

2nd Installment of "Just Like A Woman" featuring Rhonda Benin & Terrie Odabi saluting women in Jazz and Soul.

Q & A after the show!


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

John F. Kennedy Public Library

"Just Like A Woman" featuring Rhonda Benin & Terrie Obadi - 2pm

505 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, California 94590
[map]
Price: No Cover

The Solano County Library's Women's History Month presents, "Just Like A Woman" featuring Rhonda Benin and Terrie Odabi in a salute to women in Jazz and Soul.


Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The 57th Street Gallery

Rhonda Benin's "I'm Not 60 Yet" Birthday Bash - 8:30pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
[map]
Price: $15

Come on out and help me Celebrate my 59th Birthday!  Set up your own table with delicious snacks, Beverages on sale.  I will provide birthday cake and ice cream and all the jazz, soul and blues you can stand.

Lorenzo Hawkins, keys; Charles Spikes, guitar; Wilson Brooks, drums,

This is going to be the party of the year!  Don't miss it!

In Leiu of birthday gifts, buy me 5 Lotto tickets or 5 Scratchers!


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Hotel Sofitel

The Michael O'Neill Trio with Vocalist Rhonda Benin - 6pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: No Cover

Join us for an evening of beautiful Jazz, Blues and Standards with Michael O'Neill, Peter Horvath, Ron Belcher and Rhonda on vocals.


Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Jazz School

Celebrate Black History Month with Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 8pm

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]
Price: $15 General, $12 Senior and Stud

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir is a GRAMMY nominated, percussion driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music. Their music is rooted in the deep south and strongly connected to their West African and Caribbean origins.

The Cultural Heritage Choir, has become world renowned for their breathtaking performances and commitment to the authenticity of African-American roots music. Through stick, song, dance and story, the Cultural Heritage Choir, transports the audience to a place in time when the roots of American popular music were just being sewn by the “involuntary immigrants” from Africa’s western regions. Featuring Linda Tillery, Rhonda Benin, Tamala Brown, Elouise Burrell and Bryan Dyer.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Jazz Heritage Center

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - TBA

1320 Fillmore
San Francisco California [map]
Price: TBA

Celebrating Black History Month with Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir.


Friday, January 10th, 2014

Lungomare Restaurant

A Soul, Blues Revival - 9:30pm

One Broadway - Jack London Square
Oakland California 94612
[map]
Price: No cover

I have reassembled the soul and blues band and we ain't playing with cha!  Lorenzo Hawkins on keys, Wilson Brooks on drums and Charles Spikes on guitar.  See you there at Jack London Square!


Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Night Jazz at Geoffrey's - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

For an evening of compelling jazz and blues come on out to Geoffrey's Inner Circle for Sunday night Jazz with The Jazz Dr.  Yancie Taylor and his fabulous band, Glen Pearson, Mark Heshima Williams, James Bailey, Pepe Morello and me Rhonda Benin on vocals. 

$5 Cover and $5 for a delicious soul food dinner.


Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Paramount Theatre

Oakland East Bay Symphony featuring Linda Tillery and The CHC - 8pm

2025 Broadway
Oakland California 94612
US (510)465-6400 [map]
Price: TBA

Don't miss this amazing collaboration with Mastro Michael Morgan, The East Bay Symphony and Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir. 


Saturday, December 14th, 2013

The Barn in Sonoma

Private Party

18500 Carriger Rd
Sonoma California [map]

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The Cheeseboard

Music at The Cheeseboard - 4:45pm

1512 Shattuck @ Vine
Berkeley California [map]
Price: No Cover

The Cheeseboard is a cozy indoor/outdoor pizza palor with some the best tasting pizza I've ever had in America.  2 bands everyday.  Join us for the evening set at 4:45pm. A bit of jazz, blues, soul and pop!


Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Quadra Island Community Centre

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 8pm

P.O. Box 10
Quathiaski Cove BC V0P 1N0
CA (250) 285 - 3243 [map]

Join Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir for an amazing night of "Roots Music That Rocks"


Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Sid Williams Theatre Society

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 8pm

442 Cliffe Ave
Courtenay British Columbia Can [map]

Oh Canada!


Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Artspring Theatre

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 8pm

100 Jackson Ave.
Ganges, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2V8
CA (250) 537-2125 [map]

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir returns to our beloved 2nd home Canada.


Friday, October 11th, 2013

Lungomare Restaurant

JAMMING AT JACK LONDON SQUARE - 9:30pm

One Broadway - Jack London Square
Oakland California 94612
[map]
Price: no cover

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The 25th Annual Festival Of The Arts- Chicago

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - TBA

5100 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago Ill 60637
[map]
Price: Daily $10 advance, $20 at gate

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir in Chicago! 


Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Orinda Jazz Festival

The 3rd Annual Orinda Jazz Festival - 5pm

Orinda Library Auditorium and Adjacent Courtyard
Orinda California [map]
Price: $20 for complete days events

A complete day of music starting at 11am.  I hit the Main Stage at 5pm with The House Band and late on with guest artist, Jason Marsalis.


Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Rialto Theater

Tacoma Free For All - 7:30pm

Tacoma Washington 98402
US [map]
Price: Free

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir is a Grammy © nominated, percussion driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music. Their music is rooted in the deep south and strongly connected to their West African and Caribbean origins. This mission is pursued through academic research, review of historical recordings, documents and video footage and most importantly - live performance.


Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Radisson Hotel LAX

The Rhonda Benin Quartet - 7:30pm

6225 Century Blvd
Los Angeles California 90045
[map]
Price: no cover

New Venue!  Special guest Master Guitarist and Vocalist Wali Ali.


Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Hour Glass Art and Wine Gallery

The Dynamic Duo of Ms. Rhonda Benin & Mr. Wali Ali - 7pm

8200 Haven Avenue Suite 103
Rancho Cucamonga California (909)949-9300 [map]
Price: $15

Rhonda & Wali return to the beautiful HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery for some more Acoustic Soul.


Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Evening Jazz on The Ocean - 7pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]
Price: No Cover

Always a wonderful musical magical evening with The Michael O'Neill Trio


Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

Sunday Night Jazz at Geoffrey's - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $5

Sunday Night Jazz @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle is quickly becoming the place to be for hot, swinging, soulful jazz.  The Jazz Doctor, Yancie Taylor is joined by Glen Pearson, Heshima Williams, Pepe Morella, and a special guest vocalist each week.  2nd hour opens up with a jam session. 

Soul Food Dinner $5


Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The Golden Gate Library

Summer Jazz Concert Series - 3pm - 4pm

5606 San Pablo Ave
Oakland California 94608
[map]
Price: No Cover

The Rhonda Benin Jazz & Blues Experience will present the dynamic show, "Ain't No Jazz Without The Blues". Don't miss it!  With Tammy Hall on piano, Deszon Claiborne on drums, Ron Belcher on bass, Richard Howell on sax.


Saturday, August 17th, 2013

The Arena Theatre

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 7:30pm

214 Main Street
Point Arena California 95468
707-882-3272 [map]
Price: $20

ROOTS MUSIC THAT ROCKS


Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Hotel Sofitel

6pm

223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City California [map]
Price: No Cover

Wednesday Nights at The Sofitel Hotel with Michael O'Neill, Peter Horvath, and Ron Belcher with special guest Rhonda Benin.  Don't Miss It!


Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Oakland's Art and Soul

Oakland's Blues Diva's on The EBX Plaza Stage - 3:00pm

Downtown Oakland
Oakland California [map]
Price: $10

The Bay Area Blues Society presents "THE BLUES DIVA'S" Tia Carroll, Rhonda Benin, Ella Pennywell, & Ms. Margie Turner for our 2nd "Blues Summit.  Don't miss it!

EBX Plaza Stage - City Hall


Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The 57th Street Gallery

The Rhonda Benin Jazz & Blues Experience - 8:30pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
[map]
Price: $15

Floyd Pellum's 57th Street Gallery is a room where people come to hear good music!  I have a stellar band,  The fabulous Peter Horvath on keyboard, ever soulful Ron Belcher on bass and home for a time from New York, one of the baddest, Darrell Green on drums. 

See you there!


Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Jazz along The Pacific - 7pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]
Price: No Cover

The Michael O'Neill Trio with guest vocalist Rhonda Benin


Saturday, June 8th, 2013

57th Street Gallery

The Rhonda Benin Jazz & Blues Experience - 8pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
510 654-6974 [map]
Price: $15

The 57th Street Gallery has opened its doors to the Bay Area's extraordinary cast of musicians.  Fast becoming the place real jazz lovers come to listen & party, The 57th welcomes vocalist Rhonda Benin her band of top musicians, pianist Tammy Hall, bassist Ron Belcher, drummer Dezson Claiborne, and saxophonist Richard Howell. 

Doors open at 7pm.  It's best to make reservations 


Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

The Yancie Taylor Jazz Experience featuring Rhonda Benin - 6pm

410 14th Street
Oakland California 94610
510 839-4644 [map]
Price: $10

Sunday evening Jazz with Oakland's Jazz Doctor, Yancie Taylor.  Harkening back to the days of the famed 5th Amendment where live music was the order of everyday, Yancie brings that same vibe and good music to to a vibrant downtown scene at Geoffrey's Inner Circle.  Glen Pearson, piano; Heshima Williams, bass; James Bailey horns; Rob Rhodes, drums; Yancie Taylor, vibes, featuring Rhonda Benin on vocals.

 


Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Hour Glass Art and Wine Gallery

Vocalist Rhonda Benin & Master Guitarist Vocalist Wali Ali - 7pm

8200 Haven Avenue Suite 103
Rancho Cucamonga California (909)949-9300 [map]
Price: $15

Don't miss this collaboration of 2 great artist "Jazz, Blues and Soul with Rhonda Benin and Wali Ali.

Buffet included.


Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Crown Plaza Hotel - LAX

"All Night Long" - 7pm

5985 Century Blvd
Los Angeles California USA [map]
Price: no cover

We return to Los Angeles for another night of sensational music.  The best in Jazz, Blues and Soul.


Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The Freight and Salvage

"Just Like A Woman" Celebrating Womens History Month - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $22

"Just Like A Woman" celebrating Women's History Month, featuring Kellye Gray, Terrie Odabi, Paula Harris & Rhonda Burnett Benin with The Lillian Armstrong Memorial Band, Tammy Lynne Hall-Hawkins, Ruth Price, Ruth Davies and Sonya Jason. Mark your calendars now! This show is produced by Rhonda Burnett Benin for Lucindy's Music.


Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Jazz On The Ocean - 6:30pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]
Price: no cover

Enjoy an evening of acoustic jazz with an intimate view of The Pacific Ocean at the elegant, Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. 


Friday, February 8th, 2013

Cerruti Cellars

Kenny Hawkins and Grove In Deep featuring Rhonda Benin - 8pm

100 Webster
Oakland California 94607
USA (510) 550-2900 [map]
Price: $15

Pre-Valentine Day Jazz Party/Concert with Saxophonist Kenny Hawkins and his band Groovin Deep: Dr. Yancie Taylor (vibes); Eric Tillman (keyboards); Hashima Williams (bass); Lorca Hart (drums); Rhonda Benin (vocals).

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

The Jazz School

Celebrating Black History Month with Rhonda Benin - 8pm

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]
Price: call venue

"AIN'T NO JAZZ WITHOUT THE BLUES" SHOWING THE CONNECTIONS

Celebrate Black History Month with Rhonda Benin and her stellar band.

Rhonda Benin - vocals; John R. Burr - piano; Ron Belcher - bass; Richard Howell - sax

Deszan Claiborne - drums


Sunday, January 27th, 2013

The Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Roots Music That Rocks!

311 Mirada Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94019
US 650.726.4143 [map]

With GRAMMY nominated vocal ensemble, Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir.


Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir - 8pm

320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz California 95060
US (831)427-2227 [map]

"Roots Music That Rocks" 


Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Concerts By The Sea - 6:30pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]
Price: No Cover

Rhonda Benin with The Michael O'Neill Trio


Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The Seabird Jazz Lounge

Pre New Years Eve Holiday Concert - 8:30pm

730 East Broadway
Long Beach California 90802
[map]
Price: no cover

Join The Rhonda Benin Quartet for a Pre News Eve Holiday Concert.

Roscoe’s Sea Bird Jazz Lounge was formally known as the “Cotton Club”, a classy, intimate straight ahead and contemporary Jazz Lounge in Long Beach, CA. Presenting a variety of Live World Class Local and Nationally Known Musical Acts!

Roscoe’s Seabird Jazz Lounge has reopened their doors and remains one of the best jazz spots in Long Beach. Adjacent to the famous Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, where you can enjoy your favorite plate of food, and then walk across the lobby to grab a drink and catch most current, top notch players in Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Top 40 and Afro Cuban Jazz.

Rhonda Benin (v), Rick Olsen (p); Michael Saucier (b); Fritz Wise (d)


Friday, December 21st, 2012

The 57th Street Gallery

"Merry Christmas Baby" Holiday Concert - 8pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
[map]
Price: $15

Bring In The Holiday Spirit with Rhonda Benin at The 57th Street Gallery "where people come to hear good music". Glen Pearson (p); Ruth Davies (b) & Daizon Claiborne (d). Plus special guest! $15


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Jazz With An Ocean View! - 7:30pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]
Price: no cover

Rhonda Benin with The Michael O'Neill Trio.


Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The Sound Room

Jazz At The Sound Room - 8:15pm

2147 Broadway
Oakland California 94612
[map]
Price: $30

The Sound Room "Home of Bay Area Jazz and Arts"

presents

Rhonda Benin

"Rhonda Benin is "Soul, Jazz, Sass and Class all rolled into one performer"

2 Sets & Small Plate Buffet

$30

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Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Arte Cafe

jazz @ The Arte Cafe - 8pm

12741 Towne Center Drive
Cerritos California 90703
562 865-ARTE (2783) [map]
Price: no cover

Join The Rhonda Benin Quintet for an evening of jazzy soul and let's welcome Rhonda back to the States after her 3 month gig at the elegant JZ Jazz Club in Hangzhou, China.

Rhonda Benin - vocals

Rick Olsen - piano

Michael Saucier - bass

Fritz Wise - drums


Sunday, October 14th, 2012

The 57th Street Gallery

Rhonda's Homecoming Concert and Potluck - 5pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
[map]
Price: $10

After a successful 3 month engagement at The JZ Jazz Club in Hangzhou, China, Rhonda returns to The Bay Area for a Homecoming Concert and Potluck.  Featuring Tammy Hall-Hawkins on piano, Erich Hunt on Bass, Charles Spikes on Guitar and Rob Rhodes on drums. 

Bring a great dish and get ready to welcome Rhonda home! 

$10 cover


Sunday, June 24th, 2012

57th Street Gallery

"The Slow Boat To China Farewell Concert" - Bay Area - 4pm

5701 Telegraph
Oakland California 94609
510 [map]
Price: No Cover

I'm headed to Hangzhou, China for 3 months. Come out and Celebrate with me. Bring a dish! NO COVER. NO HOST BAR!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Crowne Plaza Hotel

"The Slow Boat To China Farewell Concert" - 7pm

5985 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles California 90045
US (310) 642-7500 [map]
Price: No Cover

Hey Folks, I will be leaving for Hangzhou, China on June 28th for a 3 month gig at The Club . Please come out and wish me well in my final LA concert for a while.

Tammy Lynn Hall - piano
Fritz Wise - drums
Michael Saucier - bass

See you there.

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Plaza Bistro

Jazz On The Soul Side - 7pm

420 First Street East
Sonoma California 95476
US [map]

We return to The beautiful Napa Valley to celebrate Janice King's (Pres of The Sonoma Jazz Society) Birthday

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Cal Performances - Zellerbach Hall

The Power of Song Teacher Workshop - 10am

101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley California 94720
US [map]

Subject Areas: Music, History, Social Studies, Language Arts
The music of Sweet Honey in the Rock is grounded in African American song forms. Teaching artists Melanie DeMore, Rhonda Benin and Elouise Burrell bring forward the strength of this music in history from slavery, through the civil rights movement, to contemporary music. Their workshop connects history, language, and song to create avenues of meaningful expression for students.

Contact Rica Anderson, our Education Programs Administrator, at 510.642.6838 or eduprogramscalperformances.org

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