GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL: Sweet Soul Christmas

Event has passed (Thu Dec 19, 2013 - Thu Dec 19, 2013)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
Music, Jazz


The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. Greg’s musical journey has spanned nearly four decades, from the time he first arrived on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene of the early ‘70s. Earning both Grammy and Emmy nominations and an International Broadcasting Award from The Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power, legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. Greg has been a driving force to define artistry that transcends musical genres, still seeking out a course not yet traveled, is at his best when set to explore a new artistic destination.

The journey continues with East Bay Soul 2.0 - The 2012 release from trumpeter, songwriter Greg Adams, produces a collection of 10 dynamic songs backed by East Bay Soul. Adams signature sound is clearly stamped through out the album’s 10 tracks, an equal mix of instrumental and vocal songs - a blend of Funk Jazz, R&B and Soul.

With a nod to the music Adams loves, and inked in his own style creates music that is relevant and fresh. Greg takes you on an incredible ride that is groove driven, weaving his horn melodies with soul drenched vocals into a collection of songs that are all at once dynamic and dreamy, cinematic and oh so to fall in love with.

East Bay Soul with a most soulful ensemble creates a union that has been nothing short of musically miraculous. Their extraordinary combined talents all bring incredible energy to the music with heart and soul. Dedicated to a singular vision of bringing their brand of funk and the magic from the studio to Yoshi’s San Francisco!

This very special recording boasts the full strength of the rhythm and horn sections, performing in layers of percussive up-tempo instrumentals to lush romantic ballads sung by Darryl Walker. Walker possesses a true classic voice - an effortless delivery with complete commitment to the emotion of the song.

Adding the superb combination of sax men Greg Vail and Johnnie Bamont on alto, tenor, baritone saxophones and flute, Lee Thornburg on trumpet, Joey Navarro on keyboards, Dwayne “Smitty” Smith on bass, James Wirrick on guitar, Herman Matthews on drums and Johnny Sandoval on percussion. This equation goes world class. With the benefit of vision, musical “know how” and the insight that comes through genuine affection, respect and friendship and you have a recipe for making memories and some primetime music history.