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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

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Downtown Calistoga - Pavillion Tent

The Calistoga Jazz Festival - Noon

Pavillion Tent
Downtown Calistoga CA 94515
[map]
Price: $36 includes wine tasting

Jazz Festival features crooner Billy Valentine, jazz sensation Kenny Washington, the soulful blusey Rhonda Benin, New Orleans Sax Man, Devin Phillips and Latin Grooves with guitarist Rolando Morales

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Crown Plaza Hotel - LAX

Rhonda Benin returns to Los Angeles for another Souled Out Show - 7pm

5985 Century Blvd
Los Angeles California USA [map]
Price: No Cover

Can't wait to get back to LA for another Souled Out Jazz & Blues Show.

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

The Jazz School

"The Late Late Show" a tribute to African American Jazz Diva's - 8pm

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]
Price: $15

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Please join me for an evening of wonderful music celebrating the musical legacies of great African American Jazz Singers, DAKOTA STATON, CARMEN McCRAE, SHIRLEY HORN, BETTY CARTER, NANCY WILSON, GLORIA LYNN, LOREZ ALEXANDRIA & ETTA JONES

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The Banff Center - Margeret Greenham Theatre

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

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Albrerta AB Canada Can [map]
Price: $25

Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage returns to The Banff Center. Roots Music That Rocks!

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Horizon State Theatre

Up Close and Personal Series - 2pm and 8pm

1001 Calaloo Rd
Spruce Grove, AB Canada [map]

2 shows with the GRAMMY nominated vocal ensemble "Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

The Healdsburg Center For The Arts

Jazz On The Soul Side - 8pm

130 Plaza St
Healdsburg California 95448
707 431-1970 [map]
Price: $25

HCA and the HJF proudly present the Rhonda Benin Quartet with “Jazz on the Soul Side”
with Glen Pearson (k); Gregory Simmons (b) and Alcide Marshall (d)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The No Name Bar

Big Money In Jazz featuring Rhonda Benin - 3pm

Bridgeway
Sausalito California [map]
Price: No Cover

Traditional Jazz with Mal Sharpe and His Big Money In Jazz Band.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Cosmo's Jazz Spot

NEW VENUE - 2 SHOWS 8pm & 10pm

4609 Shattuck
Oakland, California [map]
Price: $15

New venue with intimate seating capacity of 40. Meet the band after the gig for music talk. Don't miss this!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Spectatular Jazz By The Ocean - 6:30pm

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

featured vocalist with The Michael O'Neill Trio

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa

New Years Eve's Concert & Dance - 9pm

1325 Broadway at Leveroni & Napa Roads ·
Sonoma CA 95476
[map]
Price: $95.00

New Years Eve in The Wine Country

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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

Join me for a pre New Year's Eve concert by the sea with The Michael O'Neill Trio.

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

57th Street Gallery

Groovin On A Sunday Afternoon! - 3pm

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

Let's start the Christmas Holiday's with an afternoon of jazz, soul and blues. We're starting early for our beloved seniors who want to get home early! Dinner for an additional $5
SEE YOU THERE!

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center

8pm

6200 Atherton St
Long Beach California 90815
562 985-7000 [map]

with Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Q's Lounge

The Tight Fit Blues Band with special guest Rhonda Benin - 9:00pm

216 Broadway
Oakland California 94607
US [map]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Ozumo Japanese Restaurant

Jazz On The Soul Side returns to Downtown Oakland - 6pm

2251 Broadway
Oakland California 94612
USA 510- 286-9866 [map]
Price: no cover

Join me for the premiere of Jazz On The Soul Side Happy Hour at the beautiful Japanese design-inspired restaurant OZUMO located in the heart of Oakland's Uptown District at the corner of BROADWAY & GRAND. This sleek and sophisticated space boasts Oakland's largest sushi bar, a traditional robata grill, an alluring dining room and sake lounge as well as three private dining rooms and chef counter seating.

Happy Hour
Wednesday Nov 9th
6PM!

with Lorenzo Hawkins on keys, Gregory Simmons on bass and Robert Rhodes on drums oh yeah and Rhonda Benin on vocals!

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The Piedmont Piano Company

In Store Concerts - 7pm

1728 San Pablo
Oakland California USA [map]
Price: $15

Here's another great way to enjoy great jazz if bars, hotels and restaurants aren't your thing. Join me for an "In Store Concert" at The Piedmont Piano Co. I'll be joined by John R. Burr on piano, Ron Belcher on bass and drummer Mark Lee

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The No Name Bar

Big Money In Jazz featuring Rhonda Benin - 3pm

Bridgeway
Sausalito California [map]
Price: No Cover

Another great Sunday afternoon at The famed No Name Bar with my buddy Mal Sharpe and his Big Money In Jazz Band. Traditional Jazz in the small jazz combo style of Louis Armstrong with a great horn section and a rare treat of having my mentor Harley White on bass.

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Main Street Station

Jazz Cabaret - 7pm

16280 Main Street
Guerneville California 95446
US 707-869-0501 [map]
Price: $6

Dinner Cabaret at the newly expanded Main Street Station nestled in the beautiful Wine Country just 1 block from The Russian River. Come and enjoy a great dinner, an even greater show and the beauty of Guerneville.

I'll be joined by pianist John R. Burr

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Jazz By The Sea - 6:30pm

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

The Michael O'Neill trio featuring Rhonda Benin.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Rockridge Out & About Festival

57th Street Jazz Gallery - 3pm

College Ave between Alcatraz & Manila
Oakland [map]

Hey I've been invited to join the great 57th Street Gallery Jazz Stage with the ALL-STAR BAND featuring guitarist CALVIN KEYS. See you there!

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Wild Thyme Catering

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society Members & Sponsors Party - 7pm

19030 Railroad Avenue
El Verano California [map]

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Kaiser Rooftop Garden

Women of Taste, Girls, Inc. - 6pm

300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland California 94612
US [map]
Price: $75

Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s premier annual fundraising event, Women of Taste, has brought together the East Bay community to support the growth and achievement of girls and young women in Alameda County. Experience this extraordinary evening featuring the Bay Area's finest chefs, restaurants, wineries, and beverage companies. Women of Taste is one of the largest food and wine events in the East Bay. Held every September at the Kaiser Rooftop Garden, guests are invited explore the event on three levels of the terraced patio gardens. The sounds of salsa, R&B, rock, and big band favorites by The Montclair Women's Dance Band with Director Ellen Seeling and Vocalist Rhonda Benin fill the air while guests enjoy tastings from leading Bay Area restaurants and beverage purveyors.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Jazz By The Sea - 6:30pm

1 Miramontes Rd
Half Moon Bay California 94109
650 726-7000 [map]

The Michael O'Neill Trio featuring Ms. Rhonda Benin

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

57th Street Gallery

Jazz On The Soul Side! - 8PM

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

Rhonda returns to 57th with pianist Tammy Hall, Bassist Ron Belcher and drummer Alcide Marshall! Make your reservations early.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Main Street Station

Cabaret - 7pm

16280 Main Street
Guerneville California 95446
US 707-869-0501 [map]
Price: $6

Musical duo with Rhonda Benin and pianist Ben Flint. Great food & fun. Plus The Russian River is across the street

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

The Golden Gate Library

Friends of The Golden Gate Library 21 st Annual Jazz Series - 4pm

5606 San Pablo Ave
Oakland California 94608
[map]
Price: Free

Come early if you want a seat. This is a soul out show!

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Trilogy @ Rio Vista

Jazz, Blues & Soul @ Trilogy - 6pm

1201 Clubhouse Drive
Rio Vista California 94571
[map]

Can't wait to return to Trilogy for another one of these great parties. Who says seniors can't ROCK. Trilogy Rocks!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The Freight and Salvage

The Twist & Shout Dance Party - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $20.50

Do you remember dancing to: The Twist, The Mashed Potatoes, The Duck or The Monkey? Or how about The Funky Chicken, The Bump, The Pony or The Hustle? Whether you’re ready to reminisce or learn some new old-school dance moves, come Twist and Shout while we take it back to the day. Move & Groove to the hit dance tunes of the 50s, 60s and 70s with dance instructors on the floor.

BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES AND ALL YOUR OLE SKOOL MOVES.

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay

Concerts By The Sea - 7pm

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

with The Michael O'Neill Trio featuring Los Angeles Bassist Michael Saucier

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Oakland's Art and Soul

Blues Diva's - 2pm

Downtown Oakland
Oakland California [map]

Oakland's Blues and Heritage Series, presents Blues Diva's Rhonda Benin, Tia Carroll, Ella Pennewell and Margie Turner

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The Freight and Salvage

Solidarity Forever - 8pm

2020 Addison
Berkeley California 94720
(510) 644-2020 [map]
Price: $20.50

With Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir

Friday, August 12th, 2011

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

Monday, August 8th, 2011

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2011 Jazz School Girls Blues and Jazz Camp

2087 Addison
Berkeley California 94701
US [map]

A supportive environment where girls have fun and develop self confidence, while honing improvisation skills and ensemble techniques. Jazz Combo, Blues/Funk Band, Latin Band. Percussion Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Songwriting, Theory & Improvisation, Big Band, Private Lessons.

Aug. 8-12, 2011 9:30-3
Instrumental & Vocal Grades 6-12

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Levitt Pavilion

2011 Summer Concert Series - 7pm

Memorial Park - Old Pasadena
Pasadena California 91103
US [map]
Price: FREE

The Levitt Pavilion for thePerforming Arts-Pasadena is proud to present its 9th annual 50 summer concert series. All concerts are FREE to the public beginning June 22 to August 28, Wednesday through Sunday.

Enjoy an evening under the stars at Memorial Park in Old Pasadena while listening to quality entertainment ranging from Grammywinners and nominees, to international touring artists, and local favorites!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

Big! World! Fun! Family Series - 10am

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E.
Los Angeles California 90068
US 323-461-3673 [map]
Price: Adults $5, Children FREE

Prepare yourself for the breathtaking experience of The Cultural Heritage Choir. Since its inception, this Grammy®-nominated percussion driven vocal ensemble has continued its commitment to maintaining the centuries old tradition of African-American children's play songs and rhymes.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

Gospel Jazz Sunday Worship - 11am

2024 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley California 94703
510848-2050 [map]
Price: No Cover

5th Sunday Gospel Jazz Service featuring Rhonda Benin, Derrick Hughes, Robert Collier. Exploring the spiritual side of jazz.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Millbrae Library

Jazz Meets Motown Concert Series - 6pm - 8pm

1 Library Avenue
Millbrae CA 94030
(650)697-7607 [map]
Price: no cover

Musicians:
Mike Galisatus-Trumpet
Curt Moore-Drums
Rich Girard-Bass
Rich Kuhns-Keyboards

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Jam Camp West

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Jam Camp West

Jam Camp West

100 Wright Drive
Loma Mar California 94102
[map]

A New Hip Music Camp for Youth ages 10-15. I'll be teaching vocals.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The Plaza Bistro

Soul In Sonoma - 6pm

420 First Street East
Sonoma California 95476
US [map]
Price: no cover

I return to the beautiful town of Sonoma for an evening of jazz, soul and blues. With Tammy Hall keys, Robert Rhodes on drums and yours truly on vocals.

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