Entertainment

The KPFA Crafts Fair features live music both days in the Mezzanine Food Court from noon until 4pm.
There will be plenty of room there to sit, relax, and enjoy the music.

Saturday, December 8th
 12:00PM: David Gans
David Gans is an American musician, songwriter, and music journalist. He is a guitarist, and is known for incisive, literate songwriting. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance. He is the co-author of the book Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, and the host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour. He also hosts “Dead to the World” every Wednesday night at 8pm on KPFA!
 2:00PM: Tim Weed
Acoustic multi-instrumentalist, and classical banjo virtuoso Tim Weed began as a bluegrass prodigy on banjo in Southern California. He started playing at age 16, and two years later was travelling with the high-powered young bluegrass band Last Chance. He is renowned for playing, composing, and recording his own virtuosic classical music, and has been praised for "redefining the banjo" with a new level of sophistication, complexity and beauty, and for revealing its similarities to instruments from around the world. He often plays the “sevan” a 7-stringed hybrid of guitar and banjo. In September 2005, Tim was honored by being invited to perform a short concert for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has been a Bay Area resident since 2008.
 4:00PM: Henry Moser Trio
Guitarist Henry Moser, bass player Tommy O’Mahoney, and drummer Nick De Ryss improvise in the groove, combining elements of jazz, soul and folk in a set of eclectic originals and tasty covers. All three musicians are soon-to-be graduates of the inaugural class of the accredited Jazzschool Institute, and are preparing to record an EP at Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios in early 2013.
Sunday, December 9th
 12:00PM: Teja Gerken
German born Teja Gerken became a serious student of the instrument after his family moved to California in the mid '80s. Playing contemporary steel-string finger style, Teja’s weaves together influences of folk, jazz, classical, and world music into a unique blend that reflects his diverse musical interests. Teja employs alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive effects, and other extended guitar techniques, as well as a keen sense of melody and movement. He is equally comfortable playing Irish traditionals, the occasional jazz standard, or improvising on themes by classical composers, and is a participant in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area acoustic music scene.
 2:00PM: Guitarist Terrence Brewer
East Bay jazz guitarist, composer and arranger, Terrence Brewer has been described by writer Andy Gilbert as, “an accomplished improviser with an exquisite tone… His sound is marked by a balance and maturity more often found in much older players. His graceful, well-constructed solos flow thematically out of his compositions, rather than turning his tunes into mere launching pads for displays of technique.” Brewer has led his own instrumental and vocal groups, and has performed with legendary artists such as Pete Escovedo, Herb Gibson, Kim Nalley (production of “Lady Day in Love” by Courtney Brown), Duwaan Muhammad, Calvin Keyes, Bruce Forman, Scott Amendola, Khalil Shaheed, Ed Kelly, Michael Zilber, Tuck and Patti, Chuck Bennet, and many others. His 6th CD, “Citizen Rhythm: Of the People, By the People, For the People”, was released earlier this year. We happily welcome him back to the KPFA Crafts Fair!
 4:00PM: Guitarist Lee Dynes
By the time Lee Dynes graduated high school he had garnered numerous awards as a guitarist and composer including: ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers Award, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts in Jazz Guitar, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts in Composition, and the coveted guitar chair for the 2007 Grammy Jazz Ensemble. Recent performances have seen Lee at the 2009 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco as part of a west coast tour in the alt-strings group called Dr. Magpie. Lee is working on several musical collaborations: The Acoustic Project, a duo with mandolin virtuoso, Jacob Jolliff; an ongoing partnership with gyspy jazz violinist, Jason Anick; and most recently a teaming with San Francisco jazz vocalist and pianist, Amanda Addleman, in which the two artists create a striking blend of lovely melodies and virtuosic improvisation drawing from The Great American Songbook as well as pop and originals. Lee’s passionate and mature improvisations inevitably bring standing ovations which is why this guitarist-composer-bandleader has been defined as, "… at the top of any list of up and coming jazz players."

 

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