Savannah Jazz and more blogging in 2011
One of my resolutions for 2011 is to blog more…the rest of my resolutions are simple…Love More. Love myself more, love my kids more and love everything around me more, more appreciation for what comes my way.
For the last year I have been meaning to go to Savannah Jazz in San Francisco. Well, last night I finally made it over to this wonderful venue.
It sits in the Mission district of the city, in that portion where people have realized what a gem this part of the city is and have been purchasing homes and fixing them up. How splendid it is there are still fabulous places where one can buy a home and live in our beautiful, wonderful, yet expensive city.
I parked my car on the street fairly close to Savannah Jazz and walked through the brisk, cold air of the night up to Savannah Jazz. As I reached the door, it was pulled open for me and I was ushered in with a warm smile and a “How are you this evening?” The cover was only $5, which gave me entrance into this warm inviting venue. It was open mic night, which can either be painful or very surprising. This particular night was delightful as Suzanna Smith was the emcee for the evening and started it off with two stunning songs with her smooth confident voice.
This set the bar high for the next few singers…but most everyone lived up to the challenge and gave us all one hell of a night of great and fun piano players(David Austin and Nora Maki and Sheldon Jay Forrest), not to mention the rest of the rhythm section being fabulous.
There were 3 of us there from the Jazz Institute in Berkeley, we are jazz singers on our way up, getting training from the best and brightest performers in jazz…we are soooo lucky. The three of us sang our hearts out and aside from one singer who was a bit too tipsy and almost falling over on stage, it was a great night.
If you would like to go see hear some jazz, check out Savannah Jazz at: