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 of bassist Robb Fisher and pianist Jason Myers. $10 cover or one drink minimum. No one turned away for lack of funds. 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/Ben Stolorow/Heshima Mark Williams Trio

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

Savor beautiful aural and visual views, swinging jazz standards and Brazilian grooves with pianist Ben Stolorow and bassist Mark Williams at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery.

Ben Stolorow, a Hertz Traveling Fellow studied in New York with pianists Stanley Cowell, James Williams and Fred Hersch. He has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan. Ben is also a faculty member of the California Jazz Conservatory.

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.

$5 suggested donation.

Denise Kidder & Jeff Massanari 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

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 also performs for a variety of corporate and private events both solo and in ensembles. Jeff’s CDs have received excellent reviews in Guitar Player Magazine, Cadence, and kudos from such respected players as Mike Stern and Eric Johnson. Jeff also teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory, and through UC Berkeley.

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Join us 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.

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

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco

We will offer summery jazz standards with Ben Stolorow swinging on keyboard and Chuck Bennett on double bass. Dine in the casual Bistro Restaurant on the main level with a classic San Francisco menu with amazing views of Ocean Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Views of Seal Rocks add to the historic ambiance, and if luck is with you, there will be some whales frolicking in the water right below your table. These gentle giants migrate north from Baja for the summer and the show is always impressive.

The Bistro Restaurant offers a casual dining experience featuring a classic San Francisco menu. In keeping with its casual atmosphere, The Bistro is seated on a walk-in only basis and does not accept reservations. On busy weekends if there is a bit of a wait, you can enjoy our award winning Bloody Marys or refreshing Ramos Fizz in one of the lounges. We will be in the Balcony Lounge near the Zinc Bar.

Denise Kidder Trio

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

Sip and swing at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery. 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

Denise Kidder Trio

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

It's always a fun evening at Riggers Loft, a favorite wine coop and hard cidery. Fantastic views, delicious food from Paul's Street Eats food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make for a relaxing night out. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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

Prepare to be entertained by our jazz duo! 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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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Savor the wonderful wines, an olives or a cheese plate, and enjoy the music. Join us 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

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
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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