The Best of SPIDER SALOFF Concert
Saturday, October 10 8:00pm
$23 door / $20 advance
“Slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal.”
"She is a dynamic, a powerhouse of passion!" -San Francisco Examiner
Beloved, Chicago-based vocalist Spider Saloff, returns for a rare appearance in San Francisco!
A lively evening of music and comedic wit, Spider’s concert includes a collection of jazz classics, American Songbook, including the works of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, plus Saloff’s original material, some of which is from her award winning musical The Roar of the Butterfly.
Spider will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist and Bay Area favorite, Ken Muir. The presentation will include her own personal twist in making the classic songbook have a contemporary feel, as well as stories about where the music came from and the composers. It will be an energized evening of pure entertainment.
Folk music legends:
KIM & REGGIE HARRIS
JAMES LEE STANLEY
Saturday, November 14 8:00pm
$23 door / $20 advance
Only Bay Area Concert!
“ Kim and Reggie Harris inspire a sense of joy and exhilaration that lifts the soul.. and makes you come alive!” -Philadelphia Daily News
Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim & Reggie Harris combine traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs with original folk.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kim and Reggie’s early exposure to the diversity of musical styles and genres was nurtured in the schools and churches of their
youth, from gospel and classical, to jazz and pop.
As a result of their CDs “Steal Away” and “Get On Board” and materials developed in their work with the Kennedy Center, Kim and Reggie have earned wide acclaim
for their contributions to the resources and knowledge based on the Underground Railroad and the modern civil rights movement.
Their 30 year career of road and stage experience including appearances and interactions with performers such as Pete Seeger, Ysaye Barnwell, Jay Leno, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Harry Belafonte and many others, has led them to produce music that both entertains and inspires.
James Lee Stanley has released 23 solo CD’s, the most recent being The Apocaloptimist (2015); as well CD collaborations with a range of artists from Tom Paxton, Pamala Stanley and Michael Smith to John Batdorf and Cliff Eberhardt.
He wrote the Top Five hit Coming Out of Hiding, and other hits such as I Don’t Want To Talk About It; Plenty of Reason; All I Ever Wanted and Make It Tonight; scored the Emmy Award Winning CATHY Specials for CBS-TV, the Cable Ace Award Winning Tom Parks HBO Special, and the Award Winning Tom Parks Diabetes Documentary. He has produced CD’s for Mike Pinder (of the Moody Blues) Nicolette Larson, Peter Tork, and many others.
James Lee has shared the stage with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Robin Williams, Dionne Warwick to Steven Wright, Art Garfunkel to Robin Trower; sometimes spending as much as 300 days a year on the road.
He also spent five and a half years on the TV Show, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, as various aliens including the singing Klingon!
Kim & Reggie Harris and James Lee Stanley were the headliners for our critically acclaimed tribute to Phil Ochs in 2013.
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.
Dec 5 - DIRTY SYMPHONY (Dirty Cello goes big)
Dec 19 - KRISTIN HOFFMAN (amazing vocalist with Bella Gaia)
About SF Live Arts
Presented by Larry Kassin since
1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s has earned
a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance
series in the Bay Area. See the archive of past events….
Located at St. Cyprian’s Church,
the series has garnered praise
for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians
(many who’ve won Grammys, Guggenheim Fellowships and other awards) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality.
In the News…
Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011
Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006