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After Party in the Empress Lounge featuring The Wayne De La Cruz Jazz Organ Trio
Tickets: $10 | FREE for patrons of earlier VJS performance
Show starts at 8:30PM
Trio features: Alex Murzyn saxes, flute • Wayne Fettig, keyboards • Andrew Higgins, bass.
Alex Murzyn, a native of Hawaii, has been playing saxophone in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past thirty years. Alex's music stems from traditional and contemporary jazz, soul, rock, funk, and latin. As a performer, he has appeared alongside many accomplished artists as an in demand sideman.
Mothers Day Champagne Brunch Acoustic Show with Mimi Fox and Leni Stern
Champagne Brunch & Show in the Empress Lounge $60
Doors 11AM | Brunch Served & Show 12PM to 3PM
Catered menu will be published here soon.
Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic's polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today's scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player Magazine hailed Mimi as "a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them."
Leni Stern is an unstoppable force of bottomless energy. Her long-time fans know her from a successful jazz career that saw her touring the globe on the stage of every major festival and legendary club with bands that included some of the biggest heavyweights on the scene (Dennis Chambers, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell... to name a few).
Renditions of Aretha featuring BUT-TAH
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM
Nicole Pearson A.K.A "BUT-TAH" is a native of Richmond CA. Her style is soulfully nostalgic, rich and purely sweet to the ears. BUT-TAH starting singing at an early age. By the age of nine she began writing poetry and from poems came songs. The voice you hear will have you reminiscing on days of old soulful sanging. BUT-TAH is a former member of the groups "Patton Letha" & "The Nathan Owens Band", very successful travel bands which has performed in many of America’ 1. Q&A a. G sag 1qg. Ags largest and highly acclaimed casinos and venues for over 30 years. She's astounded audiences with her performances on “Showtime at the Apollo” episode 302 with Ciara and Petey Pablo hosted by comedian Mo'Nique and American Idol seasons 3,5 & 6, she has performed all over the U.S. and abroad, entertaining in many parts of Japan including Tokyo's renowned, “Cotton Club” as a featured guest of the “Whispers” under the musical direction of the late Grady Wilkins.