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Near the corner of Main and Stambaugh 863 Main St. Redwood City, CA 94063
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Eric Van James was a pianist for Nordstrom, San Mateo, for two years. He has performed at the Broadway Grill and Max’s Opera Cafe (peninsula); Wente Family Estates and Concannon Vineyard (Livermore); Falkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael); Cioccolata Di Vino and Berkeley City Club; Prescott­Joseph Center (Oakland); and at the Palace of Fine Arts, among other San Francisco­Bay Area venues. 

Leader of the Eric Van James Trio, he has worked with notable musicians, including Marcella Hooks (vocalist), Mark Waterford (guitarist), Howard Cespedes (saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist), Michael Warren, John Clark and Rod Verette (bassists), Lee Russell (drummer), and renown alto saxophonist Herbert Mims, Jr. 

For five years, Eric was a music instructor with Tam District Adult & Community Education in Marin County (taught and directed Redwood Community Chorus). Served as choral director at Albany Middle School; former conductor with the Kairos Youth Choir (Berkeley) and Choral Singers of Marin. Former faculty member of Berkeley’s heralded Jazzschool. Worked as a curriculum consultant, for a multicultural arts­education agency, and was a music teacher with Toones Academic Music, San Mateo County. 

Band Members: Phil Halseth – Sax & Flute, Mark Waterford – Guitar, Rob Munns – Upright Bass, Kevin Lewis – Drums, Eric Van James – Piano & Vocals 

Michael Acosta began acting while attending the University of California, Davis. He is professionally represented by a Northern California talent agency and can be seen on various commercials, television shows and feature films." I guess my humor/opening act will be based highly on observational humor as well as anecdotes and story telling. Not necessarily stand-up, but more of a short, one-man show. 

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