Monday, June 28, 2010

Best Performance of My Life on Father's Day This Year

Now and then, all the years of practicing and singing and performing come together and I feel totally in control and in the flow — cracking jokes, singing well, telling the story, exerting magic, riding the cushion and the waves and the accents of the band, dancing, and knowing that the audience got it! (Plus, they told me.)

That's how it felt 6/20/10 in the house concert with Jennifer Lee (who was delightful to share the bill with) in Oakland.

And it helped immensely that the sound system/acoustics were excellent.

I appreciate these moments after a number of gigs marred by imperfect sound or a performance that wasn't up to my own exacting standards. This one: I know that we all did the best we could, and it was remarkable and joyful.

I am grateful.


My Dance Program Represents at 2010 S.F. Gay Pride March

This is the ODC School Rhythm and Motion contingent at San Francisco's Gay Pride March yesterday. Represent! I've done this routine many times, but never while traversing Market Street so quickly!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

House Concert Sun. 6/20 3 p.m. with Jennifer Lee!

back of postcard for house concert by Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) and Jennifer Leepostcard for house concert by Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) and Jennifer Lee

Jazz, Nujazz, and Spoken Word
Lisa B (vocalist/poet) and Jennifer Lee (vocalist/guitarist)

Sunday, June 20
3 p.m.
Avonova -

417 Avon St., Oakland, Calif, 94618
(nr. 51st & Broadway)

with Ben Flint, piano
Jeremy Cohen, electric bass
Raul Ramirez, drums; percussion
$14-20 sliding scale, $7-10 kids (checks to artists or cash only)
Free light refreshments
I'm thrilled to be joining forces with the very cool and very warm straightahead jazz singer/guitarist Jennifer Lee on this double bill! It's a house concert at an intimate Rockridge/Temescal venue with great sound, refreshments, and space to wander a bit outdoors.

If you're celebrating Dad's Day, do it with us  let us know and we will gladly dedicate a song to you or your father!

All welcome to enjoy this relaxing, grooving Sunday afternoon with us in sunny, safe Oakland. (Musicians, come check out this great venue.) - check her out! - to download a tune for you or yours...