Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nate Chinen checks Bob Doran--sort of.

One of our favorite jazz writers, Nate Chinen (New York Times, Jazz Times, etc., etc.) keeps an excellent blog called "The Gig."  The day before last, in a post that linked to his NYT review of Antonio Sanchez's latest gig at the Jazz Standard, he used a photo by friend of the RJA and North Coast Journal Arts & Entertainment editor Bob Doran, who's shot some superb pix at our shows over the past few years.  (This particular photo is part of a set taken at Sanchez's appearance here in Arcata last spring.)

We don't think Bob is especially particular about copyright or even about attribution--and heaven knows we're not always 100% scrupulous about securing permission to use work we find floating around on the web. But hey, Nate:  come check us out! (And give a nod to Bob.)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

We have a SEASON!!!!!!!!

Hi friends,

It took a little longer than we had hoped for all of the pieces to
fall into place, but we are very pleased to finally announce our
2010-2011 season. The fall lineup features:

on September 24, the CHRIS POTTER UNDERGROUND, led by "the most
compelling saxophonist of his generation." (You can read more about
Chris and check out both audio and video of Underground at

In October, it's the TOM HARRELL QUINTET, whose trumpet-playing leader
"captivates both the hearts and the minds of his listeners.”

November brings the MICHAEL BLAKE BAND's "The World Awakes—A Tribute
to Lucky Thompson," which "simultaneously embraces jazz history while
challenging it head on."

In the spring, we're proud to present:

The VIJAY IYER TRIO, whose most recent album, "Historicity," was
2009's consensus jazz album of the year.

The MATT WILSON-RON MILES DUO with GARY VERSACE, featuring two very
welcome returning guests and one of today's most in-demand

The AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUINTET, led by the Berkeley High graduate and
Thelonious Monk Competition winner who's just been signed by Blue Note

Read more about the entire season at

Season tickets (six shows for the price of five!) and tickets for
Chris Potter Underground ($15 general admission and $10 for students
and seniors) can be purchased online at
If you prefer interacting with real live humans, the humans at the
Works in Arcata and Eureka, Peoples Records and Missing Link Records
in Arcata will also sell you tickets for Chris Potter Underground.

Now is also a good time to renew your Redwood Jazz Alliance
membership, or become a member for the first time. Membership gets you
not only the warm glow that comes from knowing you're helping to
support bringing world-class jazz to Humboldt County and some lovely
perks from select RJA sponsors, but also reserved seating at any RJA
concert you attend. Read all of the details and purchase your
membership here:

We'll see you on the 24th!

The Redwood Jazz Alliance