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60th Birthday Bash for Brett!

Kokomon Clottey - African master drummer from Ghana
Brett Cosby - drums
Doug McKeehan - keyboards
Pete Cornell - sax
John Christensen - trumpet
Karl Hartman - bass
Special guest: Nicky DePaola

Brett “King” Cosby has performed  in the roles of a  drummer/sideman and band  leader in the Bay Area since 1978 with some  of the most influential musicians of Northern California, covering nearly every style of  music and every type of venue. He has performed with members of Santana, Tower of  Power and the legendary Pharoah Sanders.  

Kokomon Clottey was born to the Ga-Adagbe tribe in Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa. The Ga society is rich with ancient codes of conduct, deep spiritual beliefs, and awesome rituals of power. Kokomon is an interpreter of this Indigenous African tribe’s wisdom and rituals.    Kokomon is a storyteller, record producer, author, teacher and a talk radio host.

Doug McKeehan, trained in classical piano, has been playing jazz in the Bay area for the  past 20 years at such venues as the Great American Music Hall, Yoshi’s, and Herbst Theater, as well as steady engagements at San Francisco’s Fairmont, Park 55, and the Convention  Center Marriott hotels.

Karl Hartman, an electric and double bassist  has had the good fortune to  perform and record with many of the Bay Area’s finest as well as some of the most important names in modern jazz. He’s performed all over the Bay Area in restaurants and clubs  including Yoshi’s in Oakland and the San Jose Jazz Festival. He’s also played in New Orleans and at the Umbria and Montreux Jazz festivals and has toured China, Switzerland and  Italy.  

 John Christensen, professional trumpeter and music educator for  32 years, currently resides in Martinez, California. John has performed in opening act  shows for Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson and Earl Kluh to name a select few. He has also performed with Joe Henderson, Joel Dorham’s Latin Jazz Octet, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, The Coasters, The Drifters, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Jackie Payne, GTS, Napata & the Kisses, Jimmy James, Maria Alcina, Lefty Perez, Batucaje, Esencia, Orquesta Positiva, The Diablo Valley Symphony, and The Contra Costa Symphony.

Pete Cornell is one of the most versatile hornmen in Northern California.  Playing all the saxes, flute and clarinet, he has performed with Glen Campbell, Ben Vereen,  and Helen Reddy. He has performed at the Monterey, San Francisco, and San Jose Jazz Festivals several times.

Doors open 7:30
Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Time: 11:00pm-1:00am EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Monday, July 6, 2015 5:42pm EDT
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