PERFORMANCES

Denise possesses a steady intensity and focus in her singing that dives deep...Listening to her artistry captures your ear, heart and soul.  A special artist! ”

— Julie Kelly, Downbeat Readers Poll Top Ten Jazz Vocalist

L to R: Steve Heckman, Keith Saunders, Denise Kidder, Ravi Abcarian, Bryan Bowman. Photo: Philip Kaake

L to R: Steve Heckman, Keith Saunders, Denise Kidder, Ravi Abcarian, Bryan Bowman. Photo: Philip Kaake

Upcoming Shows

Denise Kidder Trio

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Riggers' Loft/R&B Cellars, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond

Prepare to swing hard with Keith Saunders on piano, Heshima Mark Williams on bass and me on vocals 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 and later with Horace Silver and worked extensively in L.A. with Eddie Harris, Roy McCurdy, and Bill Watrous. He teaches piano and improvisation. https://www.keithosaunders.com

Bassist Heshima Mark Williams is a San Francisco native and veteran whose playing springs from thirty years’ experience. Heshima studied under the tutelage of the first African-American classical bassist in the Boston Symphony, Dr. Ortiz Walton.  He has toured with trombonist Julian Priester; trumpeter Eddie Henderson; saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Simmons and Idris Ackamoor (as a member of The Pyramids); vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson; and pianist Jeff Chimenti. He has recorded with Julian Priester, Bobby Hutcherson, jazz blues vocalist Lady Memphis and jump blues vocalist Lavay Smith; The Pyramids; saxophonist Robert Stewart; guitarist Calvin Keyes; and jazz violinist India Cook among others.  vibraphonist Yancey Taylor, and harpist Destiny Mohammed from the Bay Area.

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

Jazz/Blues Instrumental & Vocal Open Mic

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Riggers' Loft/R&B Cellars, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro rhythm section: Walter Bankovitch, piano and Robb Fisher, double bass. $10 cover. Delicious food truck on site. Four wineries & hard cider. Performers rotate in order of sign-up & continue until closing at 9 pm. Musicians bring at least 2 copies of charts in your key if possible. Grand piano & drum kit on site. Dress in layers as it is in a warehouse. Free parking. Follow Canal Boulevard to water's edge past the listed address. When you can go no farther at the end of Canal Boulevard, you have arrived! www.riggers-loft.com

Denise Kidder/Peter Barshay Jazz Duo

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Britt-Marie's Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1369 Solano Ave, Albany

Top-flight acoustic bassist-composer Peter Barshay and I will explore sound and space in an intimate duo pairing. He has performed with such players as Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano, made his debut as a leader with Pit of Fashion, which features his plucked wah-wah bass vibrating throughout. Having soaked up a lifetime of sounds on both coasts -- everything from salsa and straight ahead to funk-fusion, avant garde and music derived from the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian traditions -- he brings a wealth of experiences to his teaching and performing.

Enjoy dinner or drinks at this casual neighborhood favorite. No cover. brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Savor the wonderful wines, an olives or a cheese plate, and enjoy the music. Join Ben Stolorow's swinging keys and me on vocals at The Taste of Place in Oakland, an intimate gathering space to connect over a glass of wine sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards of Mendocino County. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Denise Kidder Duo

Britt-Marie's Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1369 Solano Ave, Albany

Enjoy an intimate evening of swinging jazz over dinner or drinks at this casual neighborhood favorite. No cover. Street parking. brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder Trio

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Riggers' Loft/R&B Cellars, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond

Savor the views and swing with my trio at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery. Fantastic views, delicious food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make for a fun night out. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5

Denise Kidder Trio

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Riggers' Loft/R&B Cellars, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond

Sumptuous sunsets, swinging jazz & stellar wine. What more could you ask for? Hear my trio at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery. Fantastic views, delicious food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make for a fun night out. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5

Denise Kidder Duo

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Britt-Marie's Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1369 Solano Ave, Albany

Hear my swinging jazz duo in an intimate setting over dinner or drinks at this casual neighborhood favorite. No cover. Street parking. brittmariesolano.com

PAST PERFORMANCE VENUES:

Angelica's, Redwood City, CA
Anna's Jazz Island, Berkeley, CA
Autour de Midi, Paris, France
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Bistro Yoffi, San Francisco, CA
Britt-Marie's Restaurant and Wine Bar, Albany, CA
Cafe Claude, San Francisco, CA
California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley, CA
Cerruti Cellars, Oakland, CA
C'Era Una Volta, Alameda, CA
Chantilly Restaurant, Palo Alto, CA
Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA
Cliff House, San Francisco, CA
Downtown Restaurant, Berkeley, CA
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Gabriella Cafe, Santa Cruz, CA
Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA
Hotel De Anza, San Jose, CA
Jazz Camp West, La Honda, CA
Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA
Kelly's of Alameda, Alameda, CA
La Strada Restaurant, San Pablo, CA
Old First Presbyterian Church, Jazz Vespers, SF, CA
A Perfect Finish Wine Bar, San Jose, CA
Peniche Marcounet, Paris, France
Piedmont Piano, Oakland, CA
Rassella's Jazz Club, San Francisco, CA
Riggers Loft Wine Company, Richmond, CA
Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, CA
Sausalito Seahorse, Sausalito, CA
Sheba Piano Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Simple Pleasures Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Tula's Jazz Club, Seattle, Washington
Washington Inn, Oakland, CA

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