Bake’s Place Visiting Songbirds Series continues this weekend.

Friday January 25, 2008
Crossing Borders featuring Jennifer Scott and Kristen Strom

Dinner Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Performance Time: 8:00 – 10:30pm

Crossing Borders is a new international jazz group led by the heralded Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott and S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom who is well–known for her melodic, engaging style. The band also includes guitarist Scott Sorkin (Novo Tempo), bassist Rene Worst (Ernestine Anderson, Joe Pass, Jon Faddis), and drummer Mark Ivester (Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Diane Schuur).

Saturday January 26, 2008
Madeline Eastman Quartet with Randy Porter, piano; Chuck Deardorf, bass; and John Bishop, drums

Dinner Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Performance Time: 8:00 – 10:30pm

Often referred to as a “singer’s singer”, Madeline Eastman has been lauded for her original, “hip” take on the music prompting CD Review to write, “She doesn’t tinker aimlessly, she reconstructs with purpose. She lays depth charges right from the beginning.” Don Heckman of the LA Times called Madeline “a consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist at work.” Eastman was recognized twice as one of the “Top Female Vocalists” in DownBeat Readers Poll. She has recorded five CDs featuring such luminaries as Tony Williams, Cedar Walton, Phil Woods, and Kenny Barron. Barron also joined Madeline on a soon-to-be-released album they recorded with Amsterdam’s famed 50-piece Metropole Orchestra under the direction of Vince Mendoza. In addition, her new “live” recording will be released in the Spring.

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