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Upcoming Dates

  • May 27, 2018
  • SUNDAY JAZZ @ GEOFFREY'S - CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
    5108394644 [map]
  • 6-7 PM & 9-10:00 PM
  • $10.00 Cover & $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • Join me for a great Night of LIVE JAZZ as we celebrate Memorial Day in style at the Bay Area's greatest venue, GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE.  I'll be joined by none other than The Professor Glen Pearson on piano, Mark "Hashima" William's, bass; Ranzel "Randy" Merrott, Sr on drums and Dr. James Bailey, horns.

    First Set 6-7 pm...come early and get your best seat or contact Geoffrey for your reserved section at (510) 839-4644.

    Second Set 9-10 pm for the Night Owls

    Jam Session 7:30-8:30 experience some of the Best Artists in the Bay. You never know who'll stop by and sit in.

    Gemini and Belated Taurus Birthdays...Come on out and celebrate with the hippest Beautiful People in the Bay Area.

     

     

Past Dates

  • March 18, 2018
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
    510 839-4644 [map]
  • 6-7 PM & 9-10:00 PM
  • $10.00 Cover & $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • January 14, 2018
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6-7 PM & 9-10:00 PM
  • $10 Cover & $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue, Geoffrey's Inner Circle. 

    Come join me giving Thanks and honoring MLK and our original artform/musical treasure "JAZZ".  We will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet

    (Yancie Taylor, Vibes; Glen Pearson, Piano; Rob Rhodes, Sr. Drums; Aaron Germain, Bass; James Bailey, Horns) at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.

    Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner). 2nd Floor, Elevator access: Franklin Street (white curtain entrance), Parking Lot - Franklin Street across from Geoffrey's East Side (Douglas Parking)

    I'm looking forward to Seeing You on SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018 @ 6 PM

    Celebrating with all the Capricorns

     

  • November 19, 2017
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6-7 PM & 9-10:00 PM
  • $10 Cover & $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • PRE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue.  Come join me giving Thanks and honoring our national artform and musical treasure "JAZZ".  Will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet (Yancie Taylor, Vibes; Glen Pearson, Piano; Ranzel Merritt, Sr. Drums; Hashima Mark Williams, Bass; James Bailey, Horns) at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner). 2nd Floor, Elevator access: Franklin Street (white curtain entrance), Parking Lot - Franklin Street across from Geoffrey's East Side (Douglas Parking)

     

     

     

  • September 3, 2017
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14TH STREET
    OAKLAND, CA 94612
    USA [map]
  • 6-7 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM
  • $10 Admission & $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue.  Come join me as we say goodbye to SUMMER 2017 and welcome in AUTUMN by honoring our national artform and musical treasure "JAZZ".  Will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner)

  • September 2, 2017
  • Liz Whitted-Dawson and Jazztet "FRUITS OF LABOR"
    THE WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY
    4321 DEGNAN BLVD
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90008
    USA
    (323) 293-2451 [map]
  • 9-10 PM & 10:30-11:30 PM
  • $20
  • details+-
  • Celebrate the LABOR DAY HOLIDAY at world renown, THE WORLD STAGE (TWS) Performance Gallery in the cultural mecca of Leimert Park Village. Liz Whitted-Dawson, Song Muse, will be celebrating with her "THE FRUITS OF LABOR" performance and Jazztet: Earl "Big Juicy" Johnson, Music Director & Piano; James Leary, Bass; Sal Crocker, Horns.

    We will be Kicking off the FALL/AUTUMN season and giving thanks for SUMMER 2017. Come join me as we honor our national art form and musical treasure "JAZZ" by serving up great LIVE music at the TWS. This cultural hub for artists was founded more than 25 years ago in the heart of Los Angeles' African American community by the late world-renowned master jazz drummer Billy Higgins and by poet and community activist, Kamau Daaood.  The World Stage has grown to play a pioneering and pivotal role in LA's music and art landscape. You don't want to miss being in the Southland's most happening Jazz venue. .. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soulship .... All for $20

    See you There!!!

  • May 28, 2017
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 4TH STREET
    OAKLAND, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • CONCERTS: 7-8 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM, JAM SESSION: 9-10 PM
  • $10 Admission, $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue.  Come join me for the kick off SUMMER 2017 leading into Black Music Month (June) honoring our national artform and musical treasure "JAZZ".  Will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line Up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor, Vocalist: Yours Truly, Liz Whitted-Dawson, Piano: Glen Pearson, Bass: Ryan Lukas, Drums: Ranzell Merritt, Sr., Horns: Dr. James Bailey... See you There

  • January 15, 2017
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14TH STREET
    OAKLAND, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • CONCERTS: 6-7 pm & 7:30-8:30 PM, JAM SESSION: 9-10:00 PM
  • $10 Admission- $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR BIRTHDAY celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue.  Come join me as we commemorate one of the World's greatest Leaders...with some of the Music of Duke Ellington..Come Sunday, some swing and hard bop... honoring this national artform and musical treasure, "JAZZ".  Will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line Up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor, Vocalist: Yours Truly, Liz Whitted-Dawson, Piano: Glen Pearson, Bass: Ryan Lukas, Drums: Ranzell Merritt, Sr., Horns: Dr. James Bailey... See you There

  • November 28, 2016
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • CONCERTS: 6-7 PM & 7:30-8:30 PM, JAM SESSION: 9-10 PM
  • $10 Admission, $10 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • Thanksgiving Holiday celebration in the Bay Area's most happening Jazz venue.  Come join me for the kick off to the Holiday Season giving Thanks for this national artform and musical treasure "JAZZ".  Will be serving up great music with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet at the renown Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Oakland, CA.. Good Music, Beautiful People and Great Soul Food.... All for $20 ($10 entry, $10 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line Up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor, Vocalist: Yours Truly, Liz Whitted-Dawson, Piano: Glen Pearson, Bass: Ryan Lukas, Drums: Ranzell Merritt, Sr., Horns: Dr. James Bailey... See you There

  • August 14, 2016
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • CONCERTS: 6:00-7:00 pm & 7:30-8:30 pm, Jam Session: 9-10 pm
  • $10 Admission, $5.00 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • August Birthday celebrations in the Bay Area for a happening evening of the best Music in the Universe, our National Treasure, JAZZ.

    Come join me for another SUMMER JAZZ SPLASH on SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016 for the Hippest Jazz in the Bay Area with

    Yancie Taylor Jazztet at the renown GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE, OAKLAND,CA.

    Join us for a night to be remembered... Good music, beautiful people and Great Soul Food... All for $15 ($10 entry, $5 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor

    Vocalist…….Liz Whitted-Dawson,

    piano Glen Pearson

    Bass…Aaron Germain

    Drums Ranzell Merritt, Sr.

    Horns…Dr. James Bailey

    See you There

  • July 24, 2016
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14TH Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6:00-7:00 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm, Jam Session: 9-10 pm
  • $10 Admission, $5.00 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • Invited back to the Bay Area for a happening evening of the best Music in the Universe, our National Treasure, JAZZ.

    Come join me for a SUMMER JAZZ SPLASH on SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016 for the Hippest Jazz in the Bay Area with

    Yancie Taylor Jazztet at the renown GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE, OAKLAND,CA.

    Join us for a night to be remembered... Good music, beautiful people and Great Soul Food... All for $15 ($10 entry, $5 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor

    Vocalist…….Liz Whitted-Dawson, Photo By Gene Hazzard

    Piano Glen Pearson

    Bass…Ryan Lukas

    Drums Ranzell Merritt, Sr.

    Horns…James Bailey

    See you There

  • May 8, 2016
  • YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6:00-7:00pm and 7:30-8:30 pm, Jam: 9-10 pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Back in the Bay Area for a happening evening of the best Music in the Universe, our National Treasure, JAZZ.

    Come join me on Mother's Day evening,
    SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016 for the Hippest Jazz in the Bay Area with

    Yancie Taylor Jazztet at the renown GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE, OAKLAND,CA..

    I have the distinct privilege to join Yancie Taylor's Jazztet in Oakland on Mother's Day.. Join us for a night to be remembered... Good music, beautiful people and Great Soul Food... All for $15 ($10 entry, $5 Soul Food dinner)

    Our Line up:

    Vibes and Host: Yancie Taylor

    Vocalist…….Liz Whitted-Dawson, Photo By Gene Hazzard

    Piano Joe Warner

    Bass…Pierre Archain

    Drums Greg German

    Horns…James Bailey

    .See you There

     

     

  • December 27, 2015
  • Yancie Taylor's Jazz Concert & Jam Session
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE
    401 4th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    USA
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6:00-7:00 pm, 7:30-8:30 pm
  • $10 Cover, $5 Soul Food Dinner
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson will be joining Yancie Taylor's Jazztet for a Concert and Jam Session at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, one of the Bay Area's premiere Jazz venues with excellent food and ambience (401 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612). Concert includes 2 Performance sets: 6:-7:00 pm & 7:30-8:30 pm, 9-10 Jazz Jam Session. $10 Cover, $5 Soul Food Dinner,
    YANCIE TAYLOR'S JAZZTET: Yancie, Vibes;
    Piano Maya Kronfeld
    Bass Ryan Lukas
    Drums Ranzel Merritt Sr.
    Horns James Bailey
    Vocalist Liz Whitted-Dawson

    CHRISTMAS WEEKEND, KWANZAA - Bring a Wife, Husband, Partner, Lover, Friend, Tell Your Family, Co-Workers, Business Partners and Community Folks. Join me with Yancie at the most happening SPOT in the San Francisco Bay Area!!!

    ACCESS TO ELEVATOR AT FRANKLIN ST. ENTRANCE PARKING LOT, FRANKLIN ST. ACROSS FROM GEOFFREY'S EASTSIDE (Douglas Parking) 

     

  • November 28, 2015
  • LIZ WHITTED DAWSON and her JAZZ QUARTET "IT'S TIME: A Season of Giving Thanks" at The World Stage
    THE WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY
    4344 Degnan Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    USA
    (323) 293-2451 [map]
  • 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM Performances
  • $20
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson, Singer, Composer, and New Thought Jazz (NTJ) Muse will be making her debut "IT'S TIME" at The World Stage Performance Gallery in Leimert Park Village, Los Angeles with her Jazz Quartet featuring Earl Johnson "Big Juicy"- Music Director and Pianist; Jerrell Ballard, Drums, Michael Alvidrez, Bass and Special Guest: Sal Crocker, Saxophone
    2 Classy Performances: 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM

    DATE: Saturday, November 28, 2015

    VENUE: The World Stage Performance Gallery
          4344 Degnan, Los Angeles, CA 90008
          (Leimert Park Village)

    COST:   $20 per Performance

    Come Join in this season of Giving Thanks and be transformed by the Music and the renewing of your Mind!!!

  • September 27, 2015
  • Private Party - Wedding
    Wedding, Ms. Ollies
    901 Washington Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
    (510) 285-6188 [map]
  • 12 pm
  • N/A
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson and Trio (Sam Peoples, Keyboards; Biyou, Bass; Ranzel Merritt, Drums) presented Jazz standards "What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" and "Young at Heart" along with MoTown Hits: "For Once in My Life" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to private wedding party of 50 Bay Area movers and shakers.

  • July 4, 2015
  • 4th of July at Rose Gales
    Rose Gale's 4th of July Celebration
    1614 S. Gramercy Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90019
    United States [map]
  • 12 pm until
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Celebrating 4th of July with Rose Gales and a illustrious line up of Jazz icons, Bobbie West, Keyboards; Bob Lee, Bass; Sticks, Drums; Clarence Webb, Saxophone.  Billy Redd serving as MC and Host for this event attended by Los Angeles Jazz scene movers and shakers.  Liz Whitted Dawson performed "On a Clear Day" with Bobbie, Bob and Sticks; "But Beautiful" with Cal Bezemer, piano, Billy Redd, Bass.

  • March 20, 2015
  • Women's Month Celebration with Rose Gales Quartet
    THE WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY
    4344 Degnan Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    United States
    (323) 293-2451 [map]
  • 8 PM
  • $20
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson performed with Rose Gales and her Quartet, Rose Gales, Piano, Bob Lee, Bass; Aisha Gallard, Drums; Julie Sussman, Saxophone and an ensemble of Women Jazz Vocalists to a sold out crowd at the one and only The World Stage in historic Leimert Park, Los Angeles. The World Stage was founded by Jazz Drummer, Billy Higgins and Poet Kamau Daaood.

    Rose Gales, an icon of the Los Angeles Jazz scene, has been hosting weekly jam sessions for over 40 years, starting this tradition with her late husband, Larry Gales, bassist with the Jazz legend, Thelonious Monk.

    Liz Whitted Dawson performed "Let the Good Times Roll" and "I Rememberr You" with Rose Gale's Quartet

  • March 6, 2015
  • Women's Month Celebration with Howlett Smith
    THE WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY
    4344 Degnan Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    United States
    (323) 293-2451 [map]
  • 8:00 pm
  • $20
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson performed with Howlett Smith Trio and an ensemble of Women Jazz Vocalists to a sold out crowd at one and only The World Stage in historic Leimert Park in Los Angeles. The World Stage was founded by Jazz Drummer, Billy Higgins and Poet Kamau Daaood.

     Liz Whitted Dawson performed "But Beautiful" and "I Didn't Know What Time it Was" with Howlett Smith, Piano; Fritz Wise, Drums; Richard Simon, Bass. 

  • April 27, 2014
  • ROOTS SAN FRANCISCO
    425 S. Van Ness
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    USA
    415.817.1592 [map]
  • 3-6 pm
  • December 8, 2013
  • Kelly Zeno Presents: Yancie Taylor's Sunday Jazz Concert & Jam Session
    Geoffrey's Inner Circle
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6-10 pm
  • $5
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson was delighted to be the Guest Vocalist with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet for a sold out Holiday Sunday Jazz and Jam Session at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, the hippest venue in Oakland.

    With iconic Jazz cats such as Yancie Taylor, Vibes; Glen Pearson, Keyboards, Hashima Williams, Bass; Ranzel Merritt, Drums; and Dr. James Bailey on Sax and all the Reeds, Sunday Jazz is a blast, Soul Food and Good People.

  • October 20, 2013
  • Kelly Zeno Presents: YANCIE TAYLOR'S SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT & JAM SESSION
    Geoffrey's Inner Circle
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States
    (510) 839-4644 [map]
  • 6 - 10 PM
  • $5
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson was delighted to be the Guest Vocalist with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet for a sold out Autumn Sunday Jazz and Jam Session at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, the hippest venue in Oakland.

    With iconic Jazz cats such as Yancie Taylor, Vibes; Glen Pearson, Keyboards, Pierre Archain , Bass; Ranzel Merritt, Drums; and Dr. James Bailey on Sax and all the Reeds, Sunday Jazz is a blast, Soul Food and Good People.

  • August 7, 2013
  • Open Mike at the Little Castle- Guest Liz Whitted Dawson
    Berkeley City Club
    2315 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    United States
    (510) 848-7800 [map]
  • 7:00 pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Accompanied by Ellen Hoffman on Piano, Liz Whitted Dawson was the Guest Vocalist performed to a SRO crowd of music lovers and musicians.  Ellen was in full swing and Liz performed jazz standards and a few originals... Day by the Bay and Ancestors Call.  Hosted by Celia Ihne, everyone comes to enjoy the music... Jazz, Blues, Popular and Broadway Classics.

  • May 12, 2013
  • Sunday Jazz at Geoffreys with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet
    Geoffrey's Inner Circle
    410 14th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States [map]
  • 6 - 10 pm
  • $5
  • details+-
  • Liz Whitted Dawson was delighted to be the Guest Vocalist with Yancie Taylor's Jazztet for a sold out Mother's Day Sunday Jazz and Jam Session at Geoffrey's Inner Circle, the hippest venue in Oakland.

    With iconic Jazz cats such as Yancie Taylor, Vibes; Eric Tillman, Keyboards, Hashima Williams, Bass; Ranzel Merritt, Drums; and Dr. James Bailey on Sax and all the Reeds, Sunday Jazz is a blast, Soul Food and Good People.

     

     

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  • May 27, 2018
    GEOFFREY'S INNER CIRCLE, Oakland, CA
     

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