The Tri-Valley Jazz Society has returned to the Tri-Valley, and therefore returned to decent internet connectivity and great jazz! When you come back to a place after being away for a while, you realize how great home is.
While we've been gone, some more music events have crept up on us. Today, Castle Rock will host Chris Bradley's Traditional Jazz Band as it does every month, on the second Tuesday of the month. The music begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:30 PM.
On April 14th, the local jazz youth group, the East Bay All-Stars, will be at Bankhead Theater from 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM. This event is called the Livermore Innovation Fair.
Meanwhile, there have been some music events in the Bay Area that we should mention.
In Saratoga, quite a long way west of the Tri-Valley, local musician Noel Catura performed on April 6th. The music began at 7:30 PM and ended at 9:40 PM. According to noelcatura.com, some "new originals" (compositions) were included in this performance.
Cafe Pink House is one of the few Bay Area cafes that is completely based around its music program. In fact, the restaurant's tables and chairs are even organized so everyone in the restaurant can see the band that's playing. (As a side note, Cafe Pink House is only a few minutes' drive from what used to be Paul Masson Winery, where George Shearing and Mel Torme performed at a concert.)
Music events around the northern border of the Tri-Valley have continued, including a jazz event we believe took place in Blackhawk in early April (which, of course, wouldn't have been featured on the Calendar due to its location).
Hopefully, jazz can continue to be spread fairly evenly around the Valley and surrounding regions.