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Calvin Keys’ Monday Night Jazz Jam Returns

October 5th, 2015
7-10 pm
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th Street
Oakland, CA
(510) 839-4644

With
Art Maxwell – Saxophone & Flute
Keith Saunders – Piano
Heshima Williams – Bass
Leon Joyce Jr. – Drums

$8.00 Musician’s and Vocalists
$5.00 All Students With I.D.
$15.00 General Admission

Plus Available
Geoffrey’s Famous $5.00 Soul Food Dinner!

Calvin Keys Website: CalvinKeys.com
Press Contact: promarketing00@yahoo.com

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W/ THE CALVIN KEYS POWER QUARTET
@ YOSHI’S JAZZ CLUB – SAN FRANCISCO
Sunday – February 2 2014 @ 8:00 pm

1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco CA
Tickets: $14 in advance / $17 at the door

For nearly 50 years, jazz guitarist Calvin Keys has been a leader of bands, producer of recordings and on first call for his exceptional style as an accompanist and soloist by many other legends of jazz. While performing is always a priority for Keys, he has found time to record 15 CDs, including his internationally acclaimed An Evening With Calvin Keys and his new chart topping release, Electric Keys.

Join the Calvin Keys Power Quartet — featuring Art Maxwell on flutes, saxes and bass clarinet, Brian Ho on organ and Leon Joyce Jr. on drums — on SuperBowl Sunday for a classy way to celebrate!

Yoshi’s San Francisco is located at 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center. Yoshi’s is on the ground floor on the front side of the building. Parking is available. Garage entrance is on Eddy Street.

Location : Yoshi’s San Francisco | 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco CA
Tickets & Info: www.yoshis.inticketing.com | 415.655.5600
Website: www.Yoshis.com | Email: daniel@yoshis.com


BLUE MONDAY’S JAZZ JAM SESSION
57TH STREET GALLERY | 7 PM – 11 PM

5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA
$10.00 | FREE for Music Students

Oakland’s 57th Street Gallery welcomes Jazz recording artist Art Maxwell to the lineup for Blue Monday’s Jazz Jam Session. Headed by the great Calvin Keys on guitar, the jam session house band now features Art on flutes, saxes and bass clarinet, Joe McKinley on bass, Keith Saunders on piano and Leon Joyce Jr. on drums. A local Jazz icon, Art has worked with Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria and other jazz luminaries.

Doors open at 5:00pm. Come on out this Monday and sing, play your instrument or just enjoy the music. You can never tell what stars will show up at our Blue Monday’s Jazz Jam Sessions.

Location : 57th Street Gallery | 5701 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 94609 | 510-654-6974
Web: www.57thstreetgallery.com | Email: Contact@57thStreetGallery.com


ART MAXWELL performs w/ CALVIN KEYS
@ YOSHI’S JAZZ CLUB – OAKLAND
August 26, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

10 Embarcadero West, Oakland CA
Tickets: $14

It was after a 1974 move to Oakland that Calvin Keys’ nearly 20 years with Ahmad Jamal began. This relationship included touring extensively throughout Europe, and stops state side at Carnegie Hall and the JVC Jazz Festival. It was during this same period that Calvin begin his work as music director with Earl “Fatha” Hines. Through the years Calvin Keys has graced the stage with Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Carmen McCrea, Gloria Lynn, Jackie Ivory, Jackie Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Eddie Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, George Coleman, Jimmy Witherspoon and Hadley Caliman to name a few. Here, Keys is joined by flautist and saxophonist Art Maxwell — a local giant who has worked with Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Mongo Santamaria and many other jazz luminaries.

Yoshi’s at Jack London Square is located at 510 Embarcadero West between Washington and Clay Streets around the corner from the Jack London Square Cinema Complex on Washington. Yoshi’s is on the ground floor on the front side of the seven-story parking structure.

Location : Yoshi’s Oakland | 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland CA | 510-238-9200
Tickets & Info: www.Yoshis.com/oakland | 510-238-9200
Email: daniel@yoshis.com


ART MAXWELL performs w/ CALVIN KEYS
@ STANFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL
July 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA
Tickets: Student $15/Reserved $28/Premium $45

When you spend decades as a sideman with Jimmy Smith, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Freddie Hubbard, Taj Mahal, and Ray Charles, you acquire a special musical power. Pat Metheny wrote the song “Calvin’s Keys” in tribute to him. He flourished in his seven-year touring and recording tenure with jazz legend Ahmad Jamal. And Calvin Keys’ classic 1971 recording, “Shawn-Neeq,” has become a musical landmark for jazz and blues guitar players alike. Whether he’s soloing over hip-hop tracks or digging into a complex be-bop tune, Calvin is always what student, colleague, and jazz guitar great Bruce Forman calls, “a true jazzman.”

Keys is joined by flautist and saxophonist Art Maxwell — a local giant who has worked with Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Mongo Santamaria and other jazz luminaries. Brian Ho, organ and Leon Joyce, drums.

Location : Dinkelspiel Auditorium | 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA | 650-725-2787
Tickets & Info: www.StanfordJazz.org | 650-725-ARTS
Email: TicketOrders@Stanford.edu


ART MAXWELL performs w/ CALVIN KEYS
@ THE VALLEJO JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA
5pm | $10 ($5 for VJS members)

This Vallejo Jazz Society concert will spotlight Calvin Keys, an extraordinary guitarist who came to prominence performing and recording with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, Oscar Brown Jr. and dozens of other legendary jazz and blues performers.

Keys will be joined by a trio of the area’s finest jazz players, including saxophonist Art Maxwell—a local giant who has worked with Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Mongo Santamaria and many more jazz luminaries.

Location : The Bay Terrace Theater | 51 Daniels Avenue Vallejo, CA | 707-533-4593
Tickets & Info: www.VallejoJazzSociety.com
Contact: VallejoJazzSociety@yahoo.com

ART MAXWELL performs w/ DIANE WITHERSPOON
@ 57TH STREET GALLERY
5701 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Admission: $15.00

Sunday Evening Jazz with Diane Witherspoon – Floyd Pellom’s 57th Street Gallery is proud to welcome Diane Witherspoon for two shows on Sunday, September 2, 2012. First show is at 6:00pm and second show is at 8:00pm; doors open at 5:00pm. Only tables 1-8 are reserved; all other seating is first come first seated.

Performers are Diane Witherspoon, vocals; Keith Saunders, piano; Calvin Keys, guitar; Mark Williams aka Hashima, bass; Leon Joyce, drums; and special guest Art Maxwell, bass saxophone.

Location : 57th Street Gallery | 5701 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 94609 | 510-654-6974
Web: www.57thstreetgallery.com | Contact: Contact@57thStreetGallery.com

ART MAXWELL performs w/ CALVIN KEYS
@ KRUG EVENT CENTER
1261 Grove Street (behind Dry Creek Inn)
Healdsburg, CA
7-9pm | $20

When it comes to laying down a groove, guitarist Calvin Keys is the undisputed master. He’s been entertaining Bay Area audiences consistently for decades with his Wes Montgomery-influenced hollow-body stylings, and at 68 he’s not slowing down.

For Healdsburg this year, Keys will be bringing his Organ Quartet— with Brian Ho on the Hammond, Art Maxwell on sax and Leon Joyce on drums—which means old-style funky blues in the house.

See Listing @ HealdsburgJazzFestival.org »

Latest Performance: Yoshi’s SF

Recently performed live with Calvin Keys at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco on Monday, Janurary 9, 2012. Calvin Keys’ first album, Shawn-Neeq, originally released on Black Jazz in 1971, is being reissued by Tompkins Square on 180g vinyl.

See Listing @ Yoshi’s.com »

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