Music for Madera in Pictures

On October 12 the El Cerrito Open Space Campaign held Music for Madera, a fundraiser for the purchase of the Madera Open Space. The event featured music from Edie O’Hara, the El Cerrito High School Jazz Quintet, Stefan Lipson, Funkadelicatessen, and Eva and her Flamenco ensemble, as well as food and a silent auction. Below are some pictures of the day.


The setup


3. Music Madera Maryann Pomegranate and Jenny set up banner1

Hey look, a familiar banner.

IMG_0884 setup

Tables for stuff








The sound check

The sound check










The silent auction table

The silent auction table












The show begins…


The master of ceremonies, Dave Weinstein

Your master of ceremonies, Dave Weinstein









The crowd begins to settle in

The crowd begins to settle in












 Edie O’Hara

Folk song-smith Edie O’Hara was the opening act, accompanied by her husband Steve on bass.

21. Music Madera Edie O'Hara, Steve1

Next up were the El Cerrito Jazz Quintet

Davis Feeley, Alto Sax; Phineas Crisp, Trombone; Gabriel Lee, Drums; Christopher Balderas, Bass; Arnie Co, Piano. Their website.


32. Music Madera EC Jazz1


Stefan Lipson was next…

but pictures of his performance were the victims of a technical fault with a memory card (drat it). Our apologies to Stephan. And if anyone has pictures of his set, we would be glad to post them. Stephan’s website is


Next came Funkadelicatessen

The Funkadelicatessen features Mike “064” Freeman on guitar, Bill Sparks on sax, Zachariah Veley on Keyboards, Darren Potter on drums and Eric Steinberg on bass. More information about the band can be found here.


42. Music Madera Funkadelicatessen1


 And finally, Eva and her Flamenco ensemble

Eva Ma, flamenco dancer, with accompanists Gopal Slavonic, guitar; vocalist David White; and dancer, Yuli.

Eva Ma’s website.

48. Music Madera Eva Flameno Ensemble, Eva and Yulli1



Money was raised, good times were had, and there was a definite consensus that we should do this again. So thanks to everyone who came, as well as the artists, the auction contributors and all the volunteers that actually made it happen.


67. Music Madera cleanup, Dan Smith1

Dan Smith takes more than his share of tables


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