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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

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Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street, Oakland

Kick off your weekend with an evening of fresh, swinging jazz & bossa novas and some tasty wines from Rosenblum Cellars. Just steps from the Oakland Ferry Terminal, the bar & tasting room offers Bay views in the heart of Jack London Square. Enjoy a tasting, have a glass, or share a bottle with your friends while enjoying the bay views. Light snacks available for purchase. No cover.

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Relax with friends while we serenade you with jazz at this artful tasting room of biodynamic and organically sourced wines. Cheese and charcuterie plates available as well as great food from next door's Old Kan Brewery. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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

Sample wines from R&B Cellars, Carica Wines, Far West Cider Co., and hear our modern jazz trio. Tasty food truck on site. Free parking. Unbelievable views. $5 suggested cover. Follow signs to winery until you reach the water's edge. The tasting room is inside the warehouse. Kids and dogs welcome.

POSTPONED--Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Fred Randolph Jazz Trio

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Cafe Claude, 7 Claude Lane, San Francisco

Per the Shelter in Place county directives and CDC recommendations, Cafe Claude is postponing all live music at the restaurant. Watch for updates. Stay safe.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for Café Claude's convivial atmosphere with French bistro fare and warm service. It is a five-minute stroll from Union Square and conveniently located one block from the Sutter Stockton garage at the intersection of 425 Bush Street between Grant Avenue and Kearny street.

Our trio will entrance you with jazz songs from the American Songbook as well as plenty of Antonio Carlos Jobim. cafeclaude.com denisekidder.com

POSTPONED--Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Ollie Dudek Jazz Trio

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Le Colonial 721Lounge, 721 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor (between Taylor and Jones), San Francisco 94109

Due to the Corona virus concerns for safety, all entertainment events have been cancelled for March at Le Colonial. Will keep you posted.

I'll be singing up a storm with Ben Stolorow on keys and bassist Ollie Dudekat Le Colonial's 721Lounge. Enter from the Sutter Street side of Le Colonial restaurant directly into the lounge. Cool throw-back vibe and great happy hour and delicious Vietnamese French cuisine. Hang at the bar or snag a table and eat appetizers or dinner. The bar offers an array of signature cocktails and happy hour is 5pm – 8pm every day and features half priced wines by the glass, Asian influenced bar bites and discounted draft, bottle beers and unique cocktails. Look for the red lanterns and and don’t forget to check out the veranda. There's a dance floor too! No cover. lecolonialsf.com denisekidder.com

Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Doug Miller Jazz Trio

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

Join us for jazz at Riggers Loft with Bay views, and swinging jazz. R&B Cellars and Carica Wines make up this wine coop along with Far West Cider Co. The food truck on site will satisfy your belly with tasty offerings. To get there, go past the address to the very end of Canal Boulevard in the Port of Richmond until you reach the waters' edge. Free parking. $5 suggested donation. https://riggersloftwine.com

Denise Kidder/Jeff Massanari Jazz Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Enjoy an evening of jazz at this charming tasting room of biodynamic and organically sourced wines. Cheese plates available as well as great food from next door's Old Kan Brewery. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Instrumental & Vocal Jazz/Blues Open Mic

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

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro pianist Anne Sajdera and bassist Bill Lanphier. $10 cover. Sign-up sheet. Performers rotate in order of sign-up. Musicians bring at least 2 copies of charts in your key if possible. Grand piano & drum kit on site. 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! Food truck with delicious casual items for purchase. Two wineries, a hard cidery and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. www.riggers-loft.com www.annesajdera.com www.lanphier.net

Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Ron Belcher Jazz Trio

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Terrace Room inside Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland CA 94612

Join us at this elegant Art Deco gem for swinging jazz and Brazilian grooves with pianist Ben Stolorow and bassist Ron Belcher. The Terrace Room is tucked inside The Lake Merritt Hotel, with lovely views of Lake Merritt. Make a dinner reservation in the main dining room which offers Caesar salad, blackened catfish, burgers, vegetable risotto and more in the main dining room with full bar, and where you will see us on the main stage. There's a dance floor too, if you want to bust a move. Thursday Happy Hour runs 5-10 pm. No cover.

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Jazz/Blues Instrumental and Vocal Open Mic Jam

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

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro pianist William Beatty and bassist Karen Horner. $10 cover. Sign-up sheet. Performers rotate in order of sign-up. Musicians bring at least 2 copies of charts in your key if possible. Grand piano & drum kit on site. 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! Food truck with delicious casual items for purchase. Two wineries, a hard cidery and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. www.riggers-loft.com

Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Fred Randolph Jazz Trio

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Le Colonial 721Lounge, 721 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor (between Taylor and Jones), San Francisco 94109

Greet the Buddha at Le Colonial in San Francisco and head upstairs where we'll be swinging up a storm at the 721Lounge. Pianist Ben Stolorow he displays the wide scope of his influences, from Bach and Bill Evans to Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner. One of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman, he has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. 

Bassist Fred Randolph's professional career includes three CD releases, orchestral and soundtrack work as well as teaching at UC Berkeley. He is currently the leader of The Fred Randolph Quintet (Fred Randolph, basses; Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Sheldon Brown, saxes; Matt Clark, piano; and Greg Wyser-Pratte, drums). He continues to perform as a bassist for many of the Bay Area’s finest including Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Collective West Jazz Orchestra, Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira, Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap, Kenny Washington, Michael O’Neill, Dmitri Metheny and Calvin Keys.

This Vietnamese fusion spot offers a more casual setting to enjoy the dinner menu or opt for lighter fare instead. The bar offers an array of signature cocktails and happy hour is 5pm – 8pm every day and features half priced wines by the glass, Asian influenced bar bites and discounted draft, bottle beers and unique cocktails. Look for the red lanterns and and don’t forget to check out the veranda. lecolonialsf.com

Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow Jazz Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz at this charming tasting room of biodynamic and organically sourced wines. Cheese plates available as well as great food from next door's Old Kan Brewery. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Denise Kidder/Peter Barshay/Parker Grant Jazz Trio

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

Join us for Friday night jazz and Brazilian grooves. Get a glass of R&B Cellars or Carica wine or Far West hard cider, a bite from the food truck, and sit back and enjoy the wonderful Bay views.

Top-flight acoustic bassist-composer Peter Barshay, who 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.

Pianist Parker Grant is a native of the Bay Area who has been performing on the local jazz scene since his graduation from the prestigious Frost School of Music in Miami in 2013. To get there, go past the address to the very end of Canal Boulevard in the Port of Richmond until you reach the waters' edge. Free parking. $5 suggested donation. Fun spot to start your weekend. riggersloftwine.com https://www.facebook.com/events/850462228682994/

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Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Shimpei Ogawa Trio

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

Sip delicious wine from R&B Cellars and Carica Wines and hear our delectable modern jazz trio with Ben Stolorow on keys and Shimpei Ogawa on bass.

Ben Stolorow has studied classical piano and the great jazz pianists and composers for many years as is evidenced by his compositions and playing on his latest album. He displays the wide scope of his influences, from Bach and Bill Evans to Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner and is one of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. 

Shimpei Ogawa is a jazz bass player, originally from Japan. He studied with Jeff Denson, Scott Thompson, and Sascha Jacobsen and has performed with Akira Tana, Dann Zinn, Terrence Brewer, Faye Carol, and the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra. In 2018 he won the Outstanding Rhythm Section prize in the Reno Jazz Festival and the Jazz Search West Competition.

Food truck on site. Free parking. Unbelievable views. $5 suggested cover.

Jazz/Blues Instrumental & Vocal Open Mic Jam

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

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro pianist William Beatty and bassist Bill Lanphier. $10 cover. Sign-up sheet. Performers rotate in order of sign-up. Musicians bring at least 2 copies of charts in your key if possible. Grand piano & drum kit on site. 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! Food truck with delicious casual items for purchase. Two wineries, a hard cidery and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. www.riggers-loft.com https://www.facebook.com/events/738378929940505/

Winemaker Dinner with Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow Jazz Duo

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Murrieta's Well, 3005 Mines Road, Livermore

Murrieta's Well is a beautiful winery specializing in limited production terroir-driven wines that express the best of each vintage. They artfully handcraft the finest in small-batch blends. This beautiful venue includes a tasting bar, patio and historic barrel room as well as a club lounge on manicured grounds. Join Harvest Winemaker Join Robbie Meyer to celebrate Harvest and its bounty at our fall winemaker dinner. Enjoy a seasonal menu crafted by Chef Tony Glanville paired with newly released estate grown wines. Murrieta's Well specializes in terroir-driven, fine hand-crafted, small batch wine blends. Reception begins at 6:30. Dinner in the historic barrel room is served at 7:00 p.m. Live jazz with Ben Stolorow, keyboard; Denise Kidder, vocals. Tickets $150/person; Murrieta's Wine Club Members $127.50/person. This event will sell out fast, so purchase your tickets today.

Ben Stolorow is one of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan.

Judy Hall Quintet featuring Denise Kidder

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Sausalito Seahorse, 305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito CA 94965

Pianist Judy Hall has been a mainstay in the Bay Area jazz scene and will feature Denise Kidder on vocals at the Sausalito Seahorse restaurant with Judy's quintet. The full band will play from 7-8:30 followed by an open mic from 8:30-10 pm. No cover.

Denise Kidder/Fred Randolph/Ben Stolorow Jazz Trio

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Terrace Room inside Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison Street, Oakland CA 94612

With Ben Stolorow on keys and Fred Randolph on electric bass, we will entertain you with swinging jazz classics and some bossa nova grooves.

With the variety of touch and range of expression that one can hear in Ben Stolorow's music, he displays the wide scope of his influences, from Bach and Bill Evans to Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner.  One of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman. he has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. 

Fred Randolph's professional career includes three CD releases, orchestral and soundtrack work as well as teaching at UC Berkeley. He holds a Masters degree in Composition from Cal State Hayward. He is currently the leader of The Fred Randolph Quintet (Fred Randolph, basses; Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Sheldon Brown, saxes; Matt Clark, piano; and Greg Wyser-Pratte, drums).  He continues to perform as a bassist for many of the Bay Area’s finest including Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Collective West Jazz Orchestra, Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira, Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap, Kenny Washington, Michael O’Neill, Dmitri Metheny and Calvin Keys. 

The Terrace Room is tucked inside The Lake Merritt Hotel, a beautiful 1927 Art Deco gem with lovely views of Lake Merritt. Make a dinner reservation in the main dining room which offers Caesar salad, blackened catfish, burgers, vegetable risotto and more in the main dining room with full bar, and where you will see us on the main stage. Thursday Happy Hour runs 5-10 pm. No cover. http://www.theterraceroom.com/go/

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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

Join us for Friday night jazz. Get a glass of wine or hard cider, a bite from the food truck, and sit back and enjoy the wonderful Bay views.

Ben Stolorow is one of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan.

Top-flight acoustic bassist-composer Peter Barshay, who 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.

The food truck on site will satisfy your belly with tasty offerings. To get there, go past the address to the very end of Canal Boulevard in the Port of Richmond until you reach the waters' edge. Free parking. $5 suggested donation. Fun spot to start your weekend. https://riggersloftwine.com https://denisekidder.com/event/2755625/501502453/denise-kidder-jazz-trio/

Jazz/Blues Instrumental & Vocal Open Mic Jam

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

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro pianist William Beatty and bassist Karen Horner. $10 cover. Sign-up sheet. Performers rotate in order of sign-up. Musicians bring at least 2 copies of charts in your key if possible. Grand piano & drum kit on site. 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! Food truck with delicious casual items for purchase. Two wineries, a hard cidery and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. www.riggers-loft.com

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

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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