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      Octobop featuring Lisa Engelken - West Coast Jazz in Redwood City

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      July 16, 2012

      Monday   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      2215 Broadway
      Redwood City, California 94063

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      Octobop featuring Lisa Engelken - West Coast Jazz

      Free Jazz Concerts throughout the summer!

      Octobop - Cool jazz. Images of the early days on the West Coast when new ideas, harmonies, ensemble playing and great improvisation were all happening. Recreating and updating that experience is the mission of Octobop. Performing and promoting the music that began with The Birth of the Cool -- and the innovations of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Jimmy Guiffre, and Howard Rumsey among others -- Octobop makes cool jazz hot again. Lisa Engleken is a fearless singer with a daunting stage presence. Part freight train, part junkyard trombone, the tumbleweed Engelken alternately locomotes and floats through a myriad of moods & vocal styles, spicing her tunes with Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian. But operatic and theatrical training couldn’t polish off the rough edges as she wields her acrobatic 3-octave range like a weapon, like a wand, intensified by sheer joy, crankiness and irony.

      Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series is back again this year with a new name. Formerly Jazz on Main, Downtown Jazz will head to a new location in Downtown this year… the 2600 block of Broadway. Redwood City will host outdoor jazz concerts every Monday evening from June 18th through August 6th featuring the Bay Area's very best jazz artists and other artists from around North America. The jazz is on from 6 - 8pm, and everyone can enjoy the music, eat at one of the many great restaurants on the surrounding streets, and if the mood strikes - DANCE! The all-star lineup will be sure to make for many jazzed-up Monday evenings in Downtown Redwood City. More information for Downtown Jazz at:

      6/18 Michael O'Neill Quintet featuring Kenny Washington - Vocal Jazz
      6/25 Leon Joyce Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz
      7/2 SEVA featuring Hristo Vitchev and Weber Iago - Modern Jazz
      7/9 Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt - Vocal Jazz and Blues
      7/16 Octobop featuring Lisa Engelken - West Coast Jazz
      7/23 Jennifer Scott Sextet - Vocal Jazz
      7/31 Anton Schwartz Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz
      8/6 Dayna Stephens Quartet - Straight Ahead Jazz

      Along with Downtown Jazz, other exciting FREE events in Downtown Redwood City include: Music on the Square on Fridays, Dancing on the Square on Tuesdays, and Movies on the Square on Thursdays. Other ongoing events in the coming months include special outdoor exhibits featuring Art on the Square, Shakespeare in the Park and weekend Target Family Days.
      Full details at

      Redwood City and Downtown Jazz are proud to be supported by the following sponsors:
      Rotary Club of Redwood City, City Pub, Mexquite, Marina One Homes, and Crouching Tiger
      More info at:

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates | Nightlife & Singles

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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