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/Fred Randolph/Ben Stolorow Jazz Trio

Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street, Oakland

Join bassist Fred Randolph, keyboardist Ben Stolorow and me on vocals for a fun evening of swinging jazz standards and Brazilian grooves.

Ben Stolorow, a Hertz Traveling Fellow studied in New York with pianists Stanley Cowell, James Williams and Fred Hersch. One can hear his lyrical sensitivity influenced by Bach and Bill Evans to Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner. He has performed at Yoshi’s, 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.

Fred Randolph's professional career includes three CD releases, orchestral and soundtrack work as well as teaching at UC Berkeley. He leads The Fred Randolph Quintet (Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Sheldon Brown, saxes; Matt Clark, piano; and Greg Wyser-Pratte, drums) and performs 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.

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. www.rosenblumcellars.com

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 Anne Sajdera and bassist Dan Keller. “Sajdera has a natural musical ability, an incisive touch, and is a deft improviser.” - Amy Duncan, Jazz History Online

Two wineries, hard cider and non-alcoholic beverages. Performers continue to 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. $10 cover. New infrared heating in the 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.riggersloftwine.com

Denise Kidder/Jeff Massanari Jazz Duo

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

Swinging jazz, convivial patrons in an intimate space. And delicious food & drink!

Jeff Massanari is one of the most in-demand jazz guitarists who 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. 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 teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory, and UC Berkeley.

Make a reservation for dinner at this friendly neighborhood restaurant on Solano Ave. No cover. Free parking. www.brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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

My trio will include keyboardist Ben Stolorow. The Terrace Room is tucked inside The Lake Merritt Hotel, a beautiful 1927 Art Deco gem with lovely views of Lake Merritt. The main dining room offers Caesar salad, blackened catfish, burgers, vegetable risotto and more in the main dining room with full bar, and we'll be playing here on the main stage. We will entertain you with swinging jazz classics and some bossa nova grooves. Thursday Happy Hour runs 5-10 pm. No cover.

Denise Kidder/Ken Husbands Duo

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Campovida Taste of Place, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

Sip Campovida's beautiful wines, an olive or a cheese plate, and enjoy the sounds of modern jazz. Join me and guitarist Ken Husbands at this intimate gathering space to connect over a glass of wine sourced from organic and biodynamic Mendocino County vineyards. No cover. Free parking. www.campovida.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street, Oakland

Start 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. www.rosenblumcellars.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Duo

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

I'll be singing jazz standards and Brazilian grooves in a duo format. Make a reservation for dinner at this friendly neighborhood restaurant on Solano Avenue. No cover. Free parking. www.brittmariesolano.com

Denise Kidder Jazz Trio

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

Join the happy, friendly crowd at Riggers Loft and listen to our swinging trio. This favorite wine coop and hard cidery offers spectacular views, delicious food from the rotating food truck. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5. Free parking. www.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

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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