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Earthwise Productions hosts concert series at Palo Alto Art Center

Scott Amendola and Phillip Greenlief, La Doña and David James Trio will perform free matinee shows

Editor's note: The venue for these concerts has been changed. See our updated posting for more details.

La Doña will perform at the Palo Alto Art Center on Aug. 7, 2021.

After a pandemic pause, Palo Alto's Earthwise Productions is back in action, hosting live, local concerts. First up is a series of free, matinee shows at the Palo Alto Art Center at 1313 Newell Road.

On Saturday, July, 31 at 2 p.m., drummer Scott Amendola and saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief will perform as a jazz duo. Pianist/composer/multimedia artist ​​Motoko Honda will open the show.

The planned performance for Saturday, Aug. 7, is already sold out, although a waitlist is available: San Francisco's acclaimed La Doña (songwriter, trumpet player and vocalist Cecilia Peña-Govea) and band.

Guitarist/composer David James will perform with his trio at the Palo Alto Art Center Aug. 14, 2021. Courtesy Chuck Gee.

And on Saturday, Aug. 14, listeners can catch the David James Trio, featuring James on guitar and vocals, Beth Custer on clarinet and vocals, and Alan Williams on trombone and vocals. The trio will explore and improvise around new and recent James' compositions.

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The current fine-art exhibition at the Art Center, "The Black Index," runs through Aug. 14.

"Although unofficially so, the Earthwise series is in dialogue with the art show, or a reaction to it, or a tribute. How do words, images and melody affect societal change? What is the distinction between the arts and entertainment? How does hearing new music influence the way you see or make art?," according to Earthwise Productions' website.

More information is available at earthwiseproductions.live.

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Earthwise Productions hosts concert series at Palo Alto Art Center

Scott Amendola and Phillip Greenlief, La Doña and David James Trio will perform free matinee shows

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 10:52 am
Updated: Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 2:18 pm

Editor's note: The venue for these concerts has been changed. See our updated posting for more details.

After a pandemic pause, Palo Alto's Earthwise Productions is back in action, hosting live, local concerts. First up is a series of free, matinee shows at the Palo Alto Art Center at 1313 Newell Road.

On Saturday, July, 31 at 2 p.m., drummer Scott Amendola and saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief will perform as a jazz duo. Pianist/composer/multimedia artist ​​Motoko Honda will open the show.

The planned performance for Saturday, Aug. 7, is already sold out, although a waitlist is available: San Francisco's acclaimed La Doña (songwriter, trumpet player and vocalist Cecilia Peña-Govea) and band.

And on Saturday, Aug. 14, listeners can catch the David James Trio, featuring James on guitar and vocals, Beth Custer on clarinet and vocals, and Alan Williams on trombone and vocals. The trio will explore and improvise around new and recent James' compositions.

The current fine-art exhibition at the Art Center, "The Black Index," runs through Aug. 14.

"Although unofficially so, the Earthwise series is in dialogue with the art show, or a reaction to it, or a tribute. How do words, images and melody affect societal change? What is the distinction between the arts and entertainment? How does hearing new music influence the way you see or make art?," according to Earthwise Productions' website.

More information is available at earthwiseproductions.live.

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Note that Redwood City has started its very popular music series with Friday nights in the downtown Square. Wednesday is music in the parks. Palo Alto needs to consider how to put music events in the main corridor of restaurants so the crowds come to the downtown to eat, drink, and socialize. Possibly block off a section of University in downtown. Put people where the restarants are and bars. RWC is highly successful in doing this - next to Sequoia Station. Our train station can feed people into the music venues to avoid parking hassles. Menlo Park puts their music events in the downtown area. Businesses put up sales on the streets so people do not need to go into the stores.
The Newell Road location has a major parking problem. I went there during the day to the library and it had a parking problem for the library. Great idea here but need better location.


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