Supper Club Jazz With the Eric Van James Quintet
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The last date listed for Eric Van James Quintet was Friday August 23, 2013 / 7:45pm Dinner Seating (8:30pm Show).
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Blending experimental circus arts with visceral storytelling, Circus Automatic's Into the Mouth of… More
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.