Oct
12
Sat
Live@theLibrary Concert with Mimi Fox Trio @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

The second concert in this year’s Live@theLibrary concert series will feature the Mimi Fox Trio.

“Fast Fingers” Fox is one of the few established female jazz guitarists on the scene today. Her music is an evocative interpretation of jazz with swing, blues, Latin and bebop. She will be accompanied by Brian Ho on Hammond B3 organ and Lorca Hart on drums. From blues to luscious ballads to blazing bebop, Mimi thrives in the B3 organ trio setting. Following in the footsteps of Wes Montgomery, Mimi has forged her own new path burnished from years of touring/recording with B3 masters such as Joey DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Mimi Fox is the winner in six consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls, and recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists around.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Check back for details on how to buy them.

$40 for individual concerts, $100 for the series of three. Proceeds go to support library programs.

Nov
16
Sat
Live@theLibrary Concert: Dmitri Matheny Quintet @ Alameda Free Library, Main Branch
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

The third and final concert of the 2019 Live@theLibrary season will feature the Dmitri Matheny Quintet.

A first for the Library “Live” performances, Dmitri Matheny is a flugelhornist, who often emphasizes beautiful melodic ballads. He will be accompanied by Charles McNeal, tenor sax; Matt Clark, piano; John Wiitala, bass; and Leon Joyce Jr., drums. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, who was one of the original jazz musicians to make the flugelhorn popular, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle). Matheny has received several prestigious music awards, including NW Instrumentalist of the Year. He is also a prolific composer and lyricist whose published compositions span the jazz, pop, symphonic, choral, chamber and world music genres.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Check back for details on how to buy them.

$40 for individual concerts, $100 for the series of three. Proceeds go to support library programs.