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Friends of the incomparable bassist, Jeff Chambers, celebrate his bold and creative spirit!

When Jeff passed away on May 18, 2021, the Bay Area and beyond lost one of its premier jazz musicians! Join the crème de la crème of the jazz community in commemoration of Jeff’s musical legacy, and help fund the Jeff Chambers Memorial Scholarship.

Among the many performers who will be joining in the tribute are: Calvin Keys, The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Deszon Claiborne, Frank Martin, Clairdee, Lloyd Gregory, Joe Warner, Rhonda Benin and Molly Holm.

JLAW returns to The Freight Stage after a 2 year lockdown. We are ready to go. Our artists this year are jazz guitarist Mimi Fox; Blues legend Mz. Dee; Marin County jazz vocalist Deborah Winters; Oakland native jazz, blues and world music vocalist Michelle Jacques; Evie Laden brings Americana, with her banjo and dance, and Nate Soulsinger comes with the soul singer fire! The Lillian Armstrong Tribute band lead by Tammy Hall, with Ruth Davies, Ruth Price and Kristen Strom.