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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.

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Rhonda Benin and The Voice, The Hands, The Feet

Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Rhonda Benin, vocalist extraordinaire, is joined by her band members Lorenzo Hawkins (piano), Ruth Davies (acoustic bass), and Javier Navarette (percussion). Starting with the first instrument, the voice, and a simple melody, they add multi-layered rhythms with feet, handclaps and hand percussion. Then to round out our rhythm section, they add the piano and bass. In the oral tradition of call and response, the audience becomes part of the music.


The Dynamic Duo of Tammy Hall and Rhonda Benin

The Royal Cuckoo, 3202 Mission Street, San Francisco, California

The Organ Lounge with retro Soul music played from a vintage turntable with live music.  Big fun! See you there!


A Very Merry Soulful Christmas

The Plymouth Church of Jazz and Justice

Don't miss this special Christmas musical event with Bay Area lendendary artists Lady Bianca, Terrie Odabi, Chris Cain, Tony Lindsay, Rhonda Benin.


Jazz In North Beach

Fior d' Italia, 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Spend a fun Sunday afternoon with North Beach Rhythm at the famous Fior d'italia


The City of Oakland's 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Our 26th year of entertaining our seniors, low income and homeless citizens.  With Lorenzo Hawkins, Wilson Brooks and Paul Branin and other special guests.


Sunday Jazz and Soul Food

Geoffrey's Inner Circle, 410 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Join me for a Groovin Sunday night of Jazz, Blues and Soul Food with Eamonn Flynn on piano, Ron Belcher on bass, Alcide Marshall on drums and Geechi Taylor on trumpet. 

$12 Admission, $12 Plate


2019 Arhoolie Awards and Benefit Show

The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

The Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir The Sons of Soul Revivers


Rhonda Benin and Soulful Strut

Armando's, Martinez, CA

Rhonda Benin and her band Soulful Strut perform the best in old soul soul, blues and some plain old rock and roll! With Lorenzo Hawkins on piano, Charles Spikes on guitar, Wilson Brooks on drums and Paul Branin on sax and guitar!



Traditional Jazz Sunday

Fior d' Italia, 2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Come join North beach Rhythm for another afternoon and great music.


Golden Gate Library Summer Jazz Concerts

The Golden Gate Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA

So happy to return to The Golden Gate Library for the annual Summer Jazz Series.   Rhoda Benin and Soulful Strut 3pm - 4pm History of Jazz 4:30 - 5:00 Youth Artists 5pm - 6pm


City Of Berkeley Music In The Park "Ladies Sing The Blues

Ohlone Baseball Field, Berkeley, CA

Bay Area Ladies Sing The Blues for a fabulous afternoon summer concert Tia Caroll Terrie Odabi Marina Crouse Rhonda Benin Accompanied by The Soulful Strut Band 

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