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

Upcoming Shows

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 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

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 and bassist. $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 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.

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Denise Kidder 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. 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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Denise Kidder 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

Denise Kidder 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

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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