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  • As a poet and performance artist, Ursula Rucker has enchanted critics and fans across the globe with her diverse repertoire, captivating vocals and accessible poetic verse. It was a pleasure to share a moment of time and conversation with Ursula, and a pleasure to share these Reflections In Rhythm with you

Lloyd Gregory Holiday Celebration at 57th Street Gallery

Saturday, December 7th, guitarist Lloyd Gregory and his All Stars make a triumphant return to the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland for a Holiday season experience of guaranteed pleasure. With an unlimited musical range and a band as versatile as he is, Lloyd Gregory effortlessly incorporates R&B and smooth Jazz with genres of African, Reggae, Brazilian and more into his performances guiding listeners … Continue reading

Lloyd Gregory Back By Popular Demand at The 57th Street Gallery

Friday, June 21st, join acclaimed guitarist Lloyd Gregory and his All Stars at the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland for an evening of guaranteed pleasure. Music legend Stanley Clarke has called Lloyd “a modern day Wes Montgomery”, and his recent cd GENTLE WARRIOR from Clarke’s Roxboro Entertainment remained in the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz Indie Charts in 2012. An award … Continue reading

LLOYD GREGORY Back By Popular Demand Live at the 57th Street Gallery

Friday, June 21st, join acclaimed guitarist Lloyd Gregory and his All Stars at the 57th Street Gallery in Oakland for an evening of guaranteed pleasure. Music legend Stanley Clarke has called Lloyd “a modern day Wes Montgomery”, and his recent cd GENTLE WARRIOR from Clarke’s Roxboro Entertainment remained in the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz … Continue reading

Annie Jay at Grapes & Grooves March 18th

Grapes & Grooves, presented by Bop Central and Reflections In Rhythm, returns featuring remarkable vocalist Annie Jay Sunday March 18th at 5409 Bancroft Avenue (at Fairfax) in Oakland. Recently crowned Sacramento’s “Queen of the Mic”, Annie Jay delights audiences with captivating performances of original compositions, Jazz standards, contemporary and classic R&B and much more. She … Continue reading

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Reflections with Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker has been opening ears with her thought provoking poetry / wordsongs for nearly 20 years.  Through her stories, insights, experiences and observations she shares her quest for honesty and truth. Her passionate delivery and wide range of topics has led to collaborations with a vast array of creative sonic architects including King Britt, … Continue reading

Shabaka Henley w/ Muziki Roberson at Grapes & Grooves Oct.16

Bop Central and Reflections In Rhythm present Grapes & Grooves featuring multifaceted, award honored actor Barry Shabaka Henley and Muziki Roberson’s Ensemble Sunday October 16th, 3pm to 6pm at 5409 Bancroft Avenue (at Fairfax) in Oakland. Renowned actor and Jazz fan, Shabaka collaborate with noted pianist Muziki Roberson and his ensemble to celebrate and reflect on … Continue reading

Terrence Brewer at Grapes & Grooves

“I love him. His music is beautiful. Brother Brewer is sayin a whole lot. He has his own sound, his own style. He doesn’t sound like anyone else. When I hear Terrence Brewer, I know its him.” – Legendary Guitarist Calvin Keyes “Brewer has a distinctive guitar sound and his compositions are rooted in classical jazz … Continue reading

Infiltrating Hollywood At The House Of Music

            BLACK CINEMA AT LARGE & HOUSE OF MUSIC Present                                             INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD:           THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR       … Continue reading

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Abraham Burton Trio at Eastside Cultural Center

In a very rare and important visit to the Bay Area, saxophonist Abraham Burton along with bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits bring their dynamic trio to the Eastside Cultural Center on Sunday May 22nd. Abraham, a New York City native, is a graduate of the La Guardia High School of Performing Arts. He … Continue reading

Lionel Loueke at Douglas Beach House

Guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke’s meteoric rise continues with his performance Sunday May 22nd at the acclaimed Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay. Currently celebrating his sophomore release for Blue Note, Mwaliko, which features a series of searching, innovative, intimate duets with Angelique Kidjo, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona and Marcus Gilmore, Loueke has been … Continue reading