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12:00am [12:00am] 9TH WARD MILLIONAIRES (cont.)
"New Orleans R&B, Dixieland, Jazz and Zydeco."

Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs - sax
Charlie Hickox - piano
Steve Evans - bass
Larry Vann - drums

After being forced to leave his home in New Orleansdue to Hurricane Katrina, where he was highly in demand as a sideman and bandleader for over 25 years,, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs arrived in the Bay Area in 2005 , .He studied music at Berklee, as well as privately with Tony Dagradi and John Handy. He has recorded with the Neville Bros, Jr. Brown, Marva Wright, Kinky Friedman and performed live with The Band, The Temptations, the Dells, Martha Reeves and Gatemouth Brown.Since arriving in the Bay Area, Snakebite has played with Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines, Country Joe McDonald , Dan Hicks, The Christmas Jug Band, among others.

After arriving in the Bay Area in the early 70's Charlie Hickox played the Farfisa with Crazy Mike and the Bad All-Stars at the legendary Minnie's Can-Do Club on Fillmore and Bush St. in S.F.. He moved on to play with the street Gospel group, Gideon and Power.
Gideon recorded on Bell Records, releasing an album, Live at Keystone Korner. He also toured with the Supremes.  In the later 70's Charlie joined Marty Balin(Jefferson Airplane founder and lead singer) in Bodacious, a raucous experiment of Marty's, recording an album, Bodacious D.F., on RCA records. Marty also sang Charlie's 'Second-Hand Information' on the Bodacious album. Marty later recorded Charlie's song Cruising, with the Jefferson Starship. Most recently, Hickox was a member of The California Honeydrops.

Steve Evans has backed numerous icons of R&B including Etta James, Bo Diddley, Mary Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Mama Thornton, Tracy Nelson, Lee Dorsey. Pee Wee Ellis, The Drifters, and rock artists Bob Weir & Kingfish, Brian Auger, Joan Baez, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Maria Muldaur, Swiss pop star Phil Carmen (featuring Dire straits drummer Pick Withers) and more.  In the last decade and a half, Steve has recorded and/or toured nationally and internationally with numerous guitar greats including slide guitar virtuoso Roy Rogers, Pat Travers, Harvey Mandel, Coco Montoya and more.

Larry Vann has toured and recorded with The Whispers, Martha Reeves, The Marvelettes, Charles Brown, Buffy Saint Marie, Randy Crawford, Charlie Musselwhite, Brian Auger and many more.  His work with Ron Thompson & The Resistors contributed to the band earning two Bammy awards. Vann's honors include The Blues Society's West Coast Hall of Fame "Blues Drummer of the Year" and The Jazz Institute's "Man of the Year".
Doors open 7:30

7:00pm [7:00pm] THE LOWELL TRIO

The Lowell Trio's annual Mother's Day Concert

With members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Janet Popesco Archibald - oboe & English Horn
Margaret Wong Fondbertasse- piano
Emil Miland - cello

Janet Popesco Archibald holds the position of Solo English Horn with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. A San Francisco native, she attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music & received her Bachelor & Master of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her recording credits include the soundtracks for the films 'Once Upon a time in Mexico', 'Ricochet' 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles' & 'Into the Wild', and the Grammy-nominated cd recording of Gluck's opera, 'Orphee & Eurydice' with the San Francisco Opera.

Margaret Wong Fondertasse has  devoted her adult years to finessing the art of accompanying, chamber music, and teaching.  A former  student of John McCarthy, Anne Crowden and Janet Guggenheim, she earned a BA with honors in chamber music  from UC Berkeley.  This was followed by an auspicious grant, the Hertz Fellowship, which enabled her to pursue postgraduate studies with John Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom. 

A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, Emil Miland made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16 and the same year was selected to perform in the Rostopovitch Master Classes at the University of CA, Berkeley. The San Francisco Classical Voice states 'Emil Miland is a unique phenomenom. There is just something about the way he connects the qualities of style, grace, virtuosity, and real soul that remind one of no other cellist".  He gave the would premiere of David Carlson's Cello Concerto No.1 with the Santa Fe Symphony and subsequently recorded it wiht the Utah Symphony (new World Records). Carlson's Cello Concerto no. 2 was written for Miland and the New Century Chamber Orchestra where Emil served as founding Principal Cellist for 9 years.

Doors open 3:30