#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Down Home Music In Store Funky Jazz plus Red Beans by Chef Marc
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone, Down Home Music Store – possibly a funky drummer as well folks (David Luce came and played) – http://www.downhomemusic.com/down-home-in-store-performance-jon-hammond-marc-baum-funky-jazz-blues-free-red-beans-rice-friday-may-12th-at-5pm/# c’mon down! Bring a spoon! (we’ll have plastic ones don’t worry), Chef Marc is cooking it up personally! — “Thanks to all the folks who came out to our Down Home Music Store In-Store yesterday in downtown El Cerrito CA
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DOWN HOME RECORDS IN-STORE PERFORMANCE: JON HAMMOND and MARC BAUM Funky Jazz & Blues + Free Red Beans & Rice – FRIDAY MAY 12th at 5PM – El Cerrito CA
Jon Hammond and Marc Baum go back a long long time! – Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ Marc Baum on tenor saxophone 10341 San Pablo Ave. Down Home Music Store – possibly a funky drummer tba as well folks – c’mon down! Jon Hammond
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EVENT at Down Home Music Store on San Pablo Avenue in downton El Cerrito CA – bring a spoon! we’ll have plastic ones don’t worry, Chef Marc is cooking it up personally!
Thanks to all the folks who came out to our Down Home Music Store In-Store yesterday in downtown El Cerrito CA!
Danny Scher / DanSun Productions in the house!
Jon Hammond – 10341 San Pablo Ave. Address: 10341 El Cerrito, CA 94530
BGP’s Scher Out on His Own
Edited by James Sullivan, Chuy Varela Published 4:00 am, Sunday, March 28, 1999
When Bill Graham’s longtime personal assistant Rita Gentry left the late promoter’s company for Carlos Santana’s office, the company threw a going-away party. At the gathering, Vice President Danny Scher noted the gradual erosion of Bill Graham Presents personnel since its late-1997 sale to corporate consolidator SFX Entertainment, which is buying up promoters and concert venues around the country.
The people leaving BGP, Scher said, “are what I would call the DNA of the company.”
Now one more piece of the puzzle has left: Scher. Twenty-four years after Graham plucked the young promoter from Stanford — where his successful student concerts with Dave Mason, Loggins & Messina and Joan Baez were cutting into Graham’s dominance of the Bay Area concert scene — Scher has decided to strike out on his own.
Two weeks ago he threw open the doors on Dansun Productions, the small concert-promotion company he will run with his own longtime BGP associate, Lori Sun-Look. They’ll book mostly jazz acts, some in conjunction with BGP. Forthcoming shows with Los Van Van and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars will set the business in motion
It’s Scher’s true love. “I don’t necessarily want to get back into the big rock ‘n’ roll machine,” he says.
As a shareholder in Bill Graham Presents, Scher, 47, was enriched by the sale to SFX. “At this stage of my life I don’t have to do things just for the money,” he says.
As proof, he offers a labor of love scheduled for early May: He’s arranging a recording session for 90- year-old Narvin Kimball, the last surviving member of New Orleans’ original Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
“I once told Narvin, ‘If you make it to 90, give me a call.’ A few months ago the phone rang. He said, ‘This 90-year-old man has a good memory.’ ”
Over the years, Scher spearheaded some of the Graham empire’s biggest projects. One, in fact, was called the Biggest Party in History — a multifestival blowout across Texas featuring the Who, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Natalie Cole and dozens of other acts.
He also developed the Shoreline Amphitheatre — perennially one of the top-grossing venues in the country — and founded the annual New Orleans by the Bay festival.
Conversely, he suffered through some other projects, including the Seattle-area amphitheater that was to open last year but sits unused and half-completed.
Despite SFX’s initial statements to the contrary, Scher says, its presence is evident in the Bill Graham offices. “They’re definitely injecting their corporate mentality and influence into the company.
“This had to happen. Can you think of any merger where that hasn’t happened?”
The sale, he says, made his decision to leave an easy one. “I had a great run at BGP. I’m thankful I had the opportunity to work with Bill and the people there, and I have a lot to show for it. “I just felt it was time to get my groove back.”
— James Sullivan
Jon Hammond Trio at Down Home Music In Store Funky Jazz plus Red Beans by Chef Marc
Published May 13, 2017
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