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

Upcoming Shows

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.

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.

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

Denise Kidder 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.

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


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