Denise Kidder/Keith Saunders/Robb Fisher Trio
Riggers' Loft/R&B Cellars, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond
End your week on a happy, swinging note with pianist Keith Saunders and bassist Robb Fisher backing me at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery.
Keith Saunders is a mainstay pianist on the SF jazz scene reminiscent of Bud Powell. He lived in New York for a couple of decades and worked and/or recorded with Richie Cole, Frank Wess, Ralph Lalama, Joe Lovano, Hank Crawford, and Mickey Roker and many others. Originally from Los Angeles, he studied with Charlie Shoemake Horace Silver and worked with Eddie Harris, Roy McCurdy, and Bill Watrous. He teaches piano and improvisation. https://www.keithosaunders.com
bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal's Grammy Award winning album, "La Onda Va Bien" and Grammy Nominee album, "Gozame Pero Ya." He has also worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tania María, Clare Fischer, Rob Schneidermann, Eddie Marshall, Dick Whittington, and Anita O’Day. Spectacular views, delicious food from the rotating food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make it a great hang. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5. Free parking. www.riggersloftwine.com