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JaZzLine Institute

Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

A Celebratory Party

The JaZzLine INSTITUTE, a California, tax-exempt organization, presents Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artists at Piedmont Piano Company: Vocalist Kim Nalley, Keyboardist Tammy Hall, Bassist Ruth Davies and Drummer Ruth Price.

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Donations welcome

Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area" in 2005 and "Best Jazz Group" in 2013, vocalist Kim Nalley is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution."No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she has graced concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center. Instrumentation: Vocals.

Tammy Lynne Hall-Hawkins has traveled and performed extensively in Japan, Europe and Mexico, including a 30-city tour with Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Other venues and festivals of note include Kennedy Center (Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival), Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Sala Filharmonica (Trento, ITALY), Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, SFJazz Center, Yoshi's Oakland and San Francisco and Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz, CA. Instrumentation: Piano, Vocals and Hammond B3 Organ.

Ruth Davies believes in teaching and in bringing music to the public schools. She has been on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for 17 years and has had a very successful "Ruth Davies Blues Night" series at the Stanford Jazz Festival. The San Francisco Symphony’s "Adventures in Music" program and the "Just Say Jazz" project deliver music education to the classroom. By any conservative estimate, Ruth has presented music programs to over two thousand school groups. That's a serious commitment. Instrumentation: Bass.

As a rambunctious child with a precocious feel for rhythm, Ruth Price saw any available surface as a potential piece of percussion. Now the Oakland-raised Price is one of the region’s premiere drummers, a player sought out by singer/songwriters, jazz ensembles, R&B combos and various genre-blending permutations thereof. Instrumentation: Drums and Percussion.


Earlier Event: September 16
Chase Jackson Sextet
Later Event: September 21
Ian Ethan Case