Soundpieces & Smoked Out Soul are teaming up on Valentines Day bring you a love filled evening of culinary delights and musical deliciousness! Two venues, 4 acts, one night.
The event begins with world renowned jazz guitarist Hideo Date at The Pawn Shop from 7-10pm then transitions to Monarch where soulful singer songwriter Cassandra Lewis takes the stage followed by the hip hop goddess duo Aima The Dreamer & Dakini Star as Kitty Pak! Smoked Out Soul resident DJs & Musicians Zebuel, B Lee, Paul Oliphant and Qui Que will warm up the night and take you home.
The Pawn Shop offers a fixed menu of their finest dishes and beverages coupled with live jazz guitar. Your ticket will get you dinner and show at both The Pawn Shop and Monarch SF.
Cassandra Lewis & The Foxxtones has been aptly described as Cosmic Americana delivering a swirl of dulcet velvet heartache, personal hell and a hot mess of truth...
Simple, strong storytelling written from the life and mind of Cass, the proprietary member and mother of the den, reveals intricate experiences, deep feels, wailing pain, and self actualization...
KittyPak has evolved into an ongoing creative communion bringing together some of the most dynamic and inventive sonic explorers on the Bay Area scene. Led by Dakini Star, vocalist for Goddess Alchemy, Kitty Pak usually features a disparate array of women, and for this YBG Festival show the lineup is a veritable supergroup. Virtuoso Jazz Mafia violinist Shaina Evoniuk and trombonist/vocalist Sophie Powers provide the instrumental heft. Freestyle rapper, poet, singer and MC Aima The Dreamer dishes out the verse while DJ Lady Ryan lays out the aural architecture and New York-trained jazz vocalist Katrina Blackstone delivers scintillating soul. With their graceful delivery and intelligent lyricism, these women are reclaiming sensuality via consummate musical artistry.
Born in Kagawa Prefecture and raised in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. He started playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He taught himself beginning with rock and then moved on to the blues. At the age of 24 he went overseas to the United States of America. Since then he made the city of Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area his home and base for his activities as a professional guitarist and instructor. Moving from acoustic blues to jazz, he created his own unique fingerpicking style with influences from Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell. Using A=432 Hz tuning, he seeks that profound and soothing sound that is the allurement of jazz guitar. Thanks to his long residence in America, although Japanese, he understands and expresses the philosophy of true American jazz and blues.
In 2016 He released a solo jazz guitar CD, 'The Artistry of Hideo Date." He tours and presents workshops annually in Japan. His 2 new CDs, "Hideo Date Plays Country Blues" and "New Jazz Guitar Sound of 10 Japanese Classics" are now available for digital download.
More about Smoked Out Soul:
DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant, Branodon Lee and Enrique Padilla to bring you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”. S.O.S. blurs the line between a live show and a DJ night, bringing in the bay’s finest musicians and DJ’s playing on one of the top rated sound systems in the country. Come enjoy delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.
Smoked Out Soul aims at bringing together DJ's and put a fresh spin on classic tunes. Rooted in soul with a nod to the future. Founded in 2013, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape and quickly morphed into a full fledged funk party, a festival act and now record label. Smoked Out Soul is a collective of Djs Producers and musicians who love soul music and who love elevating the vibe thru music. Catch the party at at Monarch SF or at a club or festival near you!