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

Jazz/Blues Instrumental & Vocal Jam

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

Lead by Vocalist Denise Kidder with pro rhythm section. $10 cover. Street Eats delicious food truck on site. Wine tasting. Sign-up sheet. Performers rotate in order of sign-up & continue until closing at 10 pm. Musicians bring 3 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 Duo

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

We will explore expression using space as a bass/vox duo within the jazz and Brazilian jazz idiom.

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.

Join us for a unique evening over a drink and dessert or dinner at this neighborhood European restaurant and bar. No cover. www.brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder & Keith Saunders

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Join keyboardist Keith Saunders and me 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. We'll be swinging some fun, new material.

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. www.keithosaunders.com

Savor an olives or a cheese plate, and enjoy the music. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Denise Kidder & Jeff Massanari Jazz Duo

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Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street, Oakland

Denise Kidder and Jeff Massanari will draw you in with their hip stylings paired with Rosenblum Cellars' California zinfandels and other Rhone style wines.

Jeff Massanari is one of the most in-demand jazz guitarists and has performed at Yoshi’s, Monterey Jazz Festival, Davies Symphony Hall and internationally in China, Japan, Sweden, Finland, Guam, and Italy at the Umbria Jazz Festival. In addition to his many public performances Jeff’s CDs have received excellent reviews in Guitar Player Magazine, Cadence, and kudos from such respected players as Mike Stern and Eric Johnson. He teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory and at UC Berkeley. jeff-massanari.com Photo: Sharon Garner Just steps from the Oakland Ferry Terminal, the tasting room is located 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. No cover. www.rosenblumcellars.com

Denise Kidder & Friends

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

Enjoy Denise Kidder's swinging jazz and world music at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery. Known for her clear, beautiful sound and intelligent lyrics, she has been called "a singer's singer." Fantastic views, delicious food from Paul's Street Eats food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make for a fun night out. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5

Private Party

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Private Fundraiser, Oakland

By invitation only

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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

Our jazz duo will offer fresh interpretations from the jazz and Brazilian lexicon. Make a reservation for dinner or have dessert and a drink at this friendly neighborhood restaurant. No cover. www.brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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

Our jazz duo will swing jazz and Brazilian grooves. Make a reservation for dinner or have dessert and a drink at this friendly neighborhood restaurant. No cover. www.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
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
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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