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Wednesday concerts are 8-10:30pm.  Doors Open at 7:30
Strings only accepts CASH.  

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Wednesday February 5th 8pm

Noche de Flamenco!

Yaelisa-Dancer

Jason McGuire-guitar

Yaelisa (Artistic Director/ Choreographer) is one of the most gifted Flamenco artists of her generation.  She was surrounded from birth by the rhythms, gestures and vocal laments of the art in its purest form, where her unique improvisational abilities began to flourish.    In 1995, she was one of eleven international choreographers in Spain invited to present her choreography at the prestigious Certámen de Coreografía in Madrid, and the only American choreographer chosen among them.  In 1996, she returned to the U.S. where she continues to develop and train dancers for her company.   She is the recipient of an Emmy Award for Choreography in 1993 and an NEA Choreography Fellowship.  In 2005, Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for excellence in the category of “Best Company Performance,” and in 2006 she was chosen as one of ABC-7’s “Profiles in Excellence” Hispanic leadership awardees.


Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio
” began playing at the age of nine.  Jason has been awarded a California Arts Council Music Fellowship and has been nominated three times for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award.   Jason currently serves as Music Director for both Caminos Flamencos and The New World Flamenco Festival.  Jason released his second album in 2016 with the new progressive flamenco group Terceto Kali, entitled “Terceto Kali,” to rave reviews by music critics nationally and internationally.  The Los Angeles Times recently wrote that “McGuire’s solo managed to be atmospheric and fiendishly complex at the same time.”
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Wednesday     

November 20th     8pm

Tito Gonzalez
We are thrilled to welcome back Cuban born singer and composer Tito Gonzalez to Strings.  He is the band leader of the musical group Tito y su son de Cuba.  Performers: Tito Gonzalez  - Lead vocals, Tres Guitar and minor percussion Luis Valverda - Bongo and vocalsJorge Macias - Guitar and vocals Antonio Cortada - Bass  Tito arrived here in the Bay Area in 2000 from Havana Cuba
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8pm

Tom Rigney & John R. Burr


         
Stellar cajun fiddler Rigney performs with virtuostic pianist John R.  Burr for an evening sure to make you dance in your seats!
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Wednesday March 18th

Felsen




One of the best kept secrets of the Bay Area.  Felsen is a contemporary rock group with excellent musicianship, tight harmonies and smart lyrics that keep the listener engaged.  Felsen proves that acoustic rock and roll is alive and well!
Andrew Griffin-guitar/vocals,  Dara Ackerman-percussion/vocals,  Bryan Bixby Dean-bass, Toledo Rob Tucker-percussion






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Wednesday     May 6th    8pm

Ira Marlowe SongWriter Night

 Bay Area songwriters share an evening.  
Heartfelt lyrics, excellent guitar playing.  Joyful, thoughtful and entertaining!  Come be amazed at the talent in our community.
   
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Wednesday May 20th 8pm

Cosa Nostra


Shaina Evonivk-violin
Keith Lawrence-viola
Lewis Patzner-cello
Adam Theis-trombone/bass
Valentino-percussion
Trance Thompson-viola

Classically trained Cosa Nostra Strings play new versions of classical masterpieces as well as originals creating a musical world all their own.  

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Wednesday     June 3rd  8pm

Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson


One of the best country performing songwriters today Tani writes
songs 
both lyrically deep and musically engaging.  Joined here by Mike Anderson on bass.  Great entertainment!    http://www.mauricetani.com
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