ARD HOWELL QUINTET CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISO
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March 21, 2008
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RICHARD HOWELL QUINTET CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO
YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISO
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(San Francisco, CA) - On Monday, May 5th, 2008 San Francisco's own tenor sax maestro, Richard Howell, one of the biggest names on the San Francisco jazz scene, makes a rare hometown appearance as leader of his quintet for an unforgettable Cinco de Mayo celebration at Yoshi's in San Francisco's historic Fillmore District.
Leader of his quintet, Mr. Howell, saxophonist, composer, international jazz history educator, performs throughout Europe with his band, Richard Howell & Sudden Changes, a combination of European and African musicians. His prodigious skills and talents as producer, multi-instrumentalist and charismatic vocalist have been shared with a list of musical legends like Babatunde Lea, Vivendo de Pao, The Mo' Rockin Project, Omar Sosa, Samba Sock, el Houssaine Kili, Embryo, Upsurge, The Supplicants, to name a few. As a saxophonist, Richard has performed with Etta James, Chaka Khan, Della Reese, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Willie Bobo, Angela Bofill, Narada Michael Walden, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musslewhite, The Motels and Taj Mahal, as well as other legendary musical artists.
Richard will be joined by E.W. Wainwright on drums, Fred Harris on piano, Gary Brown on bass and Destiny, harpist from the ‘hood. The evening's theme is to demonstrate the exuberant, rich cultural heritage and definitive musical elements inherent in jazz...spontaneous creativity! The core concept will explore accessible melodies, grooves and a spiritual tribute to those who came before us.
"Afro-Americans and Hispanics in the United States do have connections. Hispanics in Texas participated in the Underground Railroad to shuttle black slaves to freedom in Mexico. Independence leaders, Vicente Guerrero and Jose Maria Morelos had black roots. Vicente Guerrero was Mexico's first Black Indian President," states Richard, "Cinco de Mayo is an evening to remember all, because we are all connected, so we must treat each other right."
"Streetwise yet spiritual tenor sax" All About Jazz
"He embodies the simplicity of elegance..." KCSM, the Bay Area's Jazz Station
"The charismatic, communicative jazz saxophonist from San Francisco brings out the role of jazz as a grassroots art form...Jazz expert or not, you can internalize the emotional effect" Jazzradio 101.9 Berlin
"Viviendo de Pao is keeping the samba torch burning...featuring the superb sax/vocals of Richard Howell." Jesse "Chuy" Varela, Latin Beat
"I have the deepest respect for his musical abilities. He walks in the same path as the great ones: Joe Henderson, Don Myrick to be mentioned in the same light. I have a great belief in his talents. He will continue to make contributions in the time to come." Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire
Monday, May 5th, 2008
1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco
Two Shows: 8p.m. and 10p.m.
Tickets go on sale April 1, 2008
Visit Richard's website at: http://wireonfire.com/ric...
"WE ARE ALL CONNECTED, SO WE MUST TREAT EACH OTHER RIGHT" STS
More Information: http://wireonfire.com/richardhowell/index.html
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