Tag Archives: Jazz

At Eve’s Waterfront, a new chef takes charge of the ship

Brandon Peacock is now captain of a ship. That ship is actually a restaurant—Eve’s Waterfront, the newest establishment to inhabit the waterfront property on the edge of Jack London Square. Peacock isn’t known for any...
The Young Ethio Jazz Band, performing at Rasela's Jazz Club on Sunday.

The Young Ethio Jazz Band, ages 10 to 15, bring back traditional Ethiopian jazz

Sirak Tegbaru leads young members of Oakland's Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in an unusual extracurricular activity: a traditional Ethiopian jazz band. The young musicians, ranging in age from 10 to 15, had their first...
Groove Yard specializes in jazz records

Rockridge record store continues to offer vinyl in an online era

Record lovers have followed Groove Yard from Jack London Square to Temescal to its current spot on Claremont Avenue in Rockridge. The record store, owned by Rick Ballard, specializes in hard-to-find jazz, world, and soul...

Oakland celebrates groundbreaking for renovation of historic California Hotel

The sound of jazz—a melody, harmony, rhythm, or timbre—hadn’t filled the lobby of the California Hotel, just off San Pablo Avenue, for more than a decade. And as over a hundred people filled into the...