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 show begins…
Folk song-smith Edie O’Hara was the opening act, accompanied by her husband Steve on bass.
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.
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 http://stefanlipson.com
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.
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.
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.