The Whaling City Sound family is saddened by the Jan. 4 passing of Armsted Christian, a talented composer, vocalist, educator and reed player who performed for years in spite of struggling with ill health. He will be greatly missed.


Radio adds 1/18: "Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's" (WCS077)
One of the last of Phil Woods' live recordings, with Prince of Be Bop, Greg Abate, featuring world class, all stars Mark Walker-drums, John Lockwood-bass, & Tim Ray-piano


Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove


Gerry Gibbs (his third Thrasher Dream Trio CD IN A ROW to hit #1 on JazzWeek) will be speaking at the Jazz Connect radio panel "Charting Success" on Friday 1/15 in NYC from 10:45-11:45a


23 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA  18101 
Tickets: $23


1/16: Dave Bass performs solo at 33rd Annual Music Business Seminar 12p, West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W Capitol Avenue, W Sacramento, CA 95691
1/22: Dave Bass Trio @ Cabana Winery & Bistro featuring Kerry Kashiwagi & Brian Kendrick,
6:30-9:30p, 5610 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819



1.16: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey), APAP Showcase, The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014
2.21: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey), California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St., Berkley, CA 94704
2.24: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey w/ Akira Tana), Armando's, 707 Marina Vista, Martinez, CA 94553 7:30p,
2.25: Plucky Strum (Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S Quartet w/ Sherri Roberts), Cafe Pink House, 14577 Big Bason Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 7:30p,
2.26: Plucky Strum (Sheryl Bailey & Harvie S Quartet w/ Sherri Roberts & Akira Tana), Red Poppy ArtHouse, 2968 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94110
2.27: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey), The Sequoia, 455 Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 7:30p,
2.28: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey), California Jazz Conservatory, WORKSHOP: The Art of the Duo, 2087 Addison St., Berkley, CA 94704 11:30a,
2.29: Plucky Strum (Harvie S|Sheryl Bailey), Chez Hanny, 1300 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134 4p,


267 Main St
Woonsocket, RI
8 & 10 PM
Tickets - $20


2/12 VINYL release: "Kind of New" by Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen
CD peaked #20, 16 weeks on JazzWeek chart, #72 Top 100 Year End


Sacramento, CA 6:30p
Dave Bass Cabana Winery MARCH:
3/4 & 3/25 show details TBA
Save these dates:
5.19: Bass & Basse Do Basie, Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA, (YouTube:
5.20: ShapeShifter Lab - Brooklyn, NY, Bass & Basse Do Basie -- and Beyond!,
5.21: Deer Head Inn  - Delaware Water Gap, PA, Bass & Basse Do Basie -- and Beyond!  Special guests:  Bill Goodwin and Steve Gilmore,


POSTPONED 2/27: Greg Abate Quartet at Greenwich Odeum
New date to be announced


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7:30p Tickets $39
Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition. Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts and one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.” Don’t miss this very special engagement with one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era. This performance is co-presented with Whaling City Sound.



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