Back Porch Concert Series 2010 (Oakland)

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Message from BPC
Dear Back Porch Concert fans, friends, loyal supporters and new comers!
Welcome to our 4th season.
Now that the flowers are starting to bloom it’s time to look toward the warmer weather and enjoying some great music in a backyard setting in Oakland  Please mark your calendars for the dates of our 4th season which includes musicians from Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ!
Our opening show on Sunday, May 16th features Lisa Koch and Jill Knight.  Lisa Koch pegs herself as a demented singer songwriter comedienne from Seattle, Washington.  Sharing the show with Lisa is bay area favorite Jill Knight a fabulous singer songwriter and incredible guitar player.
Sunday, June 13th features a jazzy program!  We’ll lhave Bittersweet playing their jazz numbers. Bittersweet features Judea Eden, Amy Meyers & Jenni Day).  And we’re incredibly excited to present Back Porch Concerts own resident singer Deborah Tisdale with Mwambe Blackwoman on piano and bass player TBA.
July 25th We welcome Namoli Brennet, another incredible singer songwriter, from Tucson Arizona.  Sharing the bill with Namolie Brennet and returning to Back Porch Concerts is Wildsang. This duo plays incredible delta and piedmont blues.
Aug 29th we welcome Andrea Pritchett (1/3 of Rebecca Riots) and the fabulous Shelly Doty
Our final show will be on September 26th or October 3rd and we’re still arranging the program.
For those of you who have not been here before, Back Porch Concerts is a series of “house concerts” held in a backyard in Oakland, featuring queer musicians. We are over 40 lesbians but we welcome everyone!  Because this is a “private event” we don’t publicize the address but will send you the address and directions about a week before the event. The event is open to everyone so please feel free to pass this along or bring your friends . . . but please make a reservation.  You can make reservations by emailing us at backporchconcerts@gmail.com or calling 510 533-4732. We ask for a donation of $20-8 for the musicians. Approximately 95% of the money goes to the musicians.  We do ask for extra donations to help defray the cost of the accessible port-a-jane.   Bring chairs to sit on, a picnic and drinks.  The show starts at 2PM, and the “doors” open at 1:30. Looking forward to seeing you all.
If you’re not on our email list please send a request and we’ll add you to the list. backporchconcerts@gmail.com
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2 Responses to “Back Porch Concert Series 2010 (Oakland)”

  1. donna rose Says:

    oh heck yea!!!! ahmo hafta slide thataway to check this out!!! years ago in the chi…we used to have a ‘jazz alley’ and yep, u guessed it…jazz all day/night in the alley!!! it was great! i love it when the peeps rise up in creativity and love!!! swwet! thanks for the heads up!

  2. […] Back Porch Concert Series: Jazz Performance! Message from Back Porch Concert Series The Jill Knight and Lisa Koch concert was fabulous!  The right temperature, lots of sun, lots of fun and fabulous music.  If you missed it – well the season is not over yet, more fabulous music on it’s way.  If you love jazz, you’re really not going to want to miss June 13th which is going to be featuring jazz numbers.  There will be a two trios featuring an incredible mix of muscians. First will be Bittersweet – a trio comprised of Amy Meyers (all around great musician and singer songwriter , Jeni Day (an incredible guitarist as well as a singer songwriter  and Judea Eden a powerhouse vocalist.  All three of these women are incredible on their own and together as Bittersweet they are not to be missed!  They wil be performing their jazz numbers. Then we are really excited to introduce singer extraordianare Deborah Tisdale in her first solo appearance, with Mwambe Blakwomyn on keyboards and Vicky Grossi on bass.  Deborah sings regularly at the East Bay Church of Religious Science, with Paula West at the Rrazz Room, and with Sharon Henderson and was a member of Dominion A Cappella Ensemble.  She will be singing jazz and standards.  Mwambe is a pianist, keboardist and bassist.  She is the founder of KuumbaNia Music Project and she is currently the bass player in the Latin Jazz group Azucar Con Ache. Vicky Grossi, was a member of Bitches Brew.  She now plays frequently with Charles Unger Experience and young Manual Romero, and First Lady Orchestra. For those of you who have not been here before, Back Porch Concerts is a series of “house concerts” held in a backyard in Oakland, featuring queer musicians.  Because this is a “private event” we don’t publicize the address but will send you the address and directions about a week before the event. The event is open to everyone so please feel free to pass this along or bring your friends . . . but please make a reservation.  You can make reservations by emailing us at backporchconcerts@gmail.com or calling 510 533-4732. We ask for a donation of $20-8 for the musicians. Approximately 95% of the money goes to the musicians.  Bring chairs to sit on, a picnic and drinks.  The show starts at 2PM, and the “doors” open at 1:30. Looking forward to seeing you all.  This is an accessible event.  Please call if you have questions. Bonus Link Skyeview Archive & Photo Gallery – BPC […]

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