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Category Archives: Jazz
SFJAZZ’s Grand Opening Night on Wednesday, January 23rd was sold out, but there will be many more concerts this season. Check out the concert line up at http://www.sfjazz.org/events/season1/opening-night.
The opening night performance was the first to take place in the new SFJAZZ Center’s Robert N. Miner Auditorium, the first concert hall of its type in the U.S. built specifically for the performance of jazz music and audiences. Click here to read a great article about the opening night in the New York Times.
North Coast Brewing, a strong supporter of the arts, and jazz music in particular, is an Official Sponsor of the SFJAZZ. Local Public Radio station KZYX & Z broadcast the opening night concert on January 23.
SFJAZZ’s Grand Opening Night on Wednesday, January 23rd is sold out, but there will be many more concerts this season. The opening night performance will be the first to take place in the new SFJAZZ Center’s Robert N. Miner Auditorium, the first concert hall of its type in the U.S. built specifically for the performance of jazz music and audiences. North Coast Brewing, a strong supporter of the arts and jazz music in particular, is an Official Sponsor of the SFJAZZ Fest. Click here to see drawings of the extraordinary SFJAZZ Center.
We're Proud to Announce the Release of Baritone Monk: The Claire Daly Quartet, A CD Benefitting Jazz Education
We’re proud to announce the release of our new CD, Baritone Monk: The Claire Daly Quartet performing the music of Thelonious Monk, featuring Claire Daly on baritone saxophone, flute, and vocals; Steve Hudson on piano; Peter Grant on drums; and Mary Ann McSweeney on bass. 100% of sales proceeds from the CD are donated to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to further international Jazz education programs.
“Claire Daly’s marvelous tribute to Monk’s music reminds us of that special affinity, of Monk’s penchant for the lower frequencies and the big, full sound he expected from his ensemble. Monk’s music is notoriously difficult, though you wouldn’t know it from this recording. Daly’s superb quartet combines a mastery of Monk’s less-recorded repertoire with the casual joy of a jam session. Pianist Steve Hudson avoids Monkish clichés, displaying his own unique style to great effect. Bassist Mary Ann McSweeney plays with a profound sense of melody, swing, and harmonic imagination, and unlike so many young bass players she is not afraid to explore the instrument’s lower register. Peter Grant, a long-time Daly collaborator, gives the band its driving pulse but with a subtlety that allows all voices to be heard. Finally, there is Claire Daly, whose breadth of styles, enormous tone, and distinctive phrasing place her among the very best of contemporary baritone players.”
—from the liner notes by Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009)
Your support of this CD supports Jazz education. Click here for a printable version of this flyer.
North Coast Brewing has just completed a couple of high-profile, sellout beer dinners at some of the most-happening spots in Texas. Coco Bar in El Paso was the site of a great food/beer/music evening co-hosted by Audrey Kiefer, North Coast’s Texas Sales Manager, and Chef Julio. One of the favorite pairings of the evening was savory lamb sliders which were a great match for Red Seal Ale. Marty Olivas and his jazz group, Case Closed, provided some first-rate sounds including some Thelonious Monk tunes in tribute to, guess what, our Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale.
That was followed by a memorable evening at Rudyard’s British Pub in Houston. Audrey Kiefer teamed with co-founder, Tom Allen to represent the brewery while Chef Joe Apa and his crew handled the food duties. The menu was a Texas tour-de-force with each dish incorporating a beer ingredient to match the accompanying ale. A smoked trout pate with Scrimshaw Pilsner started the meal followed by Venison sliders with Red Seal Ale and Texas wild boar cassoulet with Brother Thelonious. A chocolate flan made with Old Rasputin rounded out the dinner. It was a landmark event capped off by a round of standing applause from the well-fed and thirst-slaked capacity crowd.
Support Jazz with us at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 21–23, 2012!
North Coast Brewing will be the Official Beer of the Monterey Jazz Festival through 2014. Now in our seventh year of partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival, we are the longest continuous financial supporter of the Festival. A strong supporter of Jazz education, we have also been a longtime contributor to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, making donations for every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold.
“The guys on the management team here at North Coast have been hardcore Jazz fans for decades, and traveling to Monterey to take part in the Jazz Festival has been a much-anticipated annual highlight for us for the past seven years,” said Doug Moody, Senior VP and Director of Sales. “It’s been a privilege for us to be associated with both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and to be able to contribute in some measure to this American art form.”
“Monterey Jazz Festival is honored to extend our long-standing partnership with North Coast Brewing, whose commitment to the art of Jazz is admirable. Our organizations share similar values and we are proud to exclusively offer their award-winning craft beers to our patrons,” said Chris Doss, Managing Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
The Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates the legacy of Jazz and expands the boundaries of and opportunities to experience Jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. The Festival, now in its 55th year, is the world’s longest continuously running Jazz festival.
In addition to partnering with the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, North Coast Brewing is also a supporter of other Jazz organizations, including the Redwood Jazz Alliance, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the American Jazz Museum, the Oregon Coast Jazz Party, and We Always Swing.
North Coast Brewing Co. is proud to present the Legendary Jazz Masters Series: The Claire Daly Quartet in Concert, performing the music of Thelonious Monk with Steve Hudson, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Peter Grant
7:00 pm | Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Preston Hall, Mendocino
$20 Advance | $25 at the door | seniors 65 and over & students 18 and under $15
100% of ticket sales benefit The Mendocino Music Festival
This is the fifth of six benefit performances in preparation for recording “Baritone Monk,” in New York City on June 18, 2012. The recording will feature a dozen Monk compositions and will be produced by North Coast Brewing Co. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz — release date Fall 2012
Mendocino Music Festival Office in Mendocino: 707 937-2044
North Coast Brewing Co. “Brewery Shop” in Fort Bragg: 707 964-1286
Additional 2012 Tour Benefit Dates
- Sunday, June 3: The Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, BC, a benefit for sea lion research by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium
- Friday, June 8: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, a benefit for Kuumbwa Jazz
Your support of Jazz supports these organizations! Click here for a printable PDF of this press release.
In support of sea lion research being conducted by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium, North Coast Brewing is presenting two benefit Jazz events in June at Cory Weed’s Cellar Jazz Club, 3611 West Broadway Street, in Vancouver, BC.
Cory Weeds Quintet: A Tribute to Cannonball Adderly
Saturday, June 2, 2012 | Cellar Jazz Club | $17
Featuring: Cory Weeds (alto sax), Chris Davis (trumpet), Brad Turner (piano & rhodes), Andre LaChance (bass), and Roy McCurdy, original Cannonball Adderly drummer (drums)
100% of the cover charge will be donated to sea lion research at the Open Water Research Station. Co-presented by The Cellar Jazz Club and The Hard Rubber New Music Society. For more information, visit: http://cellarjazz.com & http://www.coryweeds.com
The Claire Daly Quartet: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Cellar Jazz Club | $15
Featuring: Claire Daly (baritone sax & flute), Steve Hudson (piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), and Peter Grant (drums)
100% of the cover charge will be donated to sea lion research at the Open Water Research Station. This event is the opening night for a tour of the New York-based Claire Daly Quartet in preparation for recording a follow-up CD to North Coast Brewing’s 2009 Brother Thelonious Quintet. With sales of both CDs benefitting the education fund of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, North Coast Brewing is able to combine its support of Jazz education with their new effort to provide support for and bring awareness to the research of Steller sea lions being conducted by the University of British Columbia in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium at the Open Water Research Station in Port Moody, BC. For more information, visit: http://cellarjazz.com & http://www.clairedalymusic.com
For both events:
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway Street
Vancouver, BC V6R 2B8
doors open at 6:30 pm
set times: 8 pm & 9:30 pm
About the Open Water Research Station program: Since 1993, researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Marine Mammal Research Unit have partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium to study the mysterious decline of the Steller sea lion population in the North Pacific. This is an ambitious project to discover the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of 80 percent of the world’s Steller sea lions and what it could mean for the ocean ecosystem.
The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.
The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world.
The Mendocino Music Festival has been presenting outstanding musical performances under a majestic canopy tent on the Mendocino headlands since 1986. This year, for the first time, North Coast Brewing Co. is the presenting sponsor. The brewery’s association with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has created the opportunity for a special guest appearance by Kevin Eubanks on Sunday, July 10. The festival program includes not only the local Festival Big Band Jazz Orchestra (Saturday July 16) but also three additional Jazz features. For dates and times, visit the website: www.mendocinomusic.com