The Sonoma Community Center’s 2014 Winter Concert Series continues Saturday, January 18 with Black and White Jazz, a jazz quartet with vocalists Connie Ducey, Janet Lynn and Dee Dee Pickard singing the signature work of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.
Next up, on Saturday, January 25, is virtuoso performer John Jorgenson, a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan. In addition to acoustic and electric guitars, he is also an expert on the saxophone, clarinet, bouzouki, pedal steel, mandolin and vocals, and has contributed to numerous platinum-selling and Grammy-winning albums.
On Saturday, February 1, Black & White Jazz returns with classics from the swinging songbook of Harold Arlen, Jimmy Van Heusen and Rodgers & Hart. Change of pace? How about The International Belly Dance Show, on Saturday, February 8?
The Duhks (pronounced Ducks) bring their unique neo-folk sound to Sonoma for a Friday, February 14 show. The band – somehow and wonderfully — blends soul, gospel, North American folk, Brazilian samba, old-time country string-band music, zydeco and Irish dance music, all fronted by versatile vocalist Jesse Havey.
Saturday, February 15, singer/songwriter Jaime Kyle performs with Dave Jenkins, the lead guitarist and vocalist for Pablo Cruise. Kyle’s recordings have been featured in many movies and her songs and/or recorded performances represent an accumulated sale of 19 million CDs.
Cynthia Tarr and her band bring on the jazz, rock, pop, and funk for a Friday, February 28 show. Tarr, the center’s music program director, is a soulful singer and prolific songwriter; her songs have appeared on albums by Keb’ Mo’, Manhattan Transfer, Chris Bennett and Hiroko Minato.
On Saturday, March 1, Los Angeles-based Bob Malone presents his hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with piano virtuosity and distinctive vocals. Malone plays over 100 shows a year across the globe, and has played with or opened for Bruce Springsteen, John Foggerty, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John and many others.
One more time: Black & White Jazz, with the sounds of Mercer, Mancini and more, on Saturday, March 8.
The series wraps up on Saturday, March 29, with Tyrone Wells, a singer/songwriter in the folk-pop genre. His songs have been featured in television shows (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “One Tree Hill,” and many more) and film (“Everyone’s Hero,” “My Sister’s Keeper”). Coming off of his full-length release, “Where We Meet”, in early 2012, Hill’s latest, “Where We Meet,” debuted at number 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, as well as top 10 on the overall iTunes chart.
All shows 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all shows are $50 for V.I.P. seats (first two rows), $28 for floor seats, and $20 for balcony seats at Svbo.org. 938.4626 x1, or in person at the SCC box office, 276 E. Napa St., Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 30 minutes before show time.