St. Alban’s Episcopal Church presents

Third Sunday Concert Series

Third Sunday of every month at 4pm in the Parish Hall.

Tickets: $20 general, $18 seniors and students, under 12 free. Available online at ThirdSundayConcertSeries.BrownPaperTickets.com.

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Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017 

Keith Saunders Jazz Quartet, featuring: Keith Saunders, piano; Peter Barshay, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums; and special guest, Bob Kenmotsu, sax.

Albany resident pianist Keith Saunders opens this series with his quartet. Keith is one of the Bay Area’s outstanding pianists, appearing at Yoshi’s, SF Jazz, as well as the local clubs including Club Deluxe, Bird and Beckett, and Piedmont Piano. A jazz educator, Keith has taught many local students–Joining him is a line-up of great local jazz players. http://keithosaunders.com/

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Irish Jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly with Frank Martin, piano; Fred Randolph, bass; and special guest, Jane Lenoir, flute.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, this trio has a riveting, innovative and unique sound building a bridge between Irish music and jazz. The trio embarks on a musical Celtic jazz voyage inspired by Irish poetry, Gaelic culture and the works of literary giants such as James Joyce. http://melanieoreilly.com/

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Anthony Blea Latin Quartet with Anthony Blea, violin; Marco Diaz, piano; Ernesto Mazar-Kindelān, bass; and Carlos Caro, percussion.

SF native Anthony Blea, violin, studied classically at the SF Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music. He has appeared at SF Jazz with Paquito D’Rivera and John Santos, shared the stage with Ray Charles, Israel Lopez, the Jazz Mafia, Anthony Blea y su Charanga, and more. His quartet will cover latin styles including charanga, Afro-Cuban, Danzon and Latin Jazz. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blea

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Berkeley Choro Ensemble featuring Jane Lenoir, flute; Harvey Wainapel, clarinet; Ricardo Peixoto, Brazlian guitar; Brian Rice, percussion; and special guest, Felipe Senna, piano.

Berkeley Choro plays the traditional music of Brazil, “choro,” fusing European and classical melody, lyricism and form with Afro-Brazilian rhythm. Composer, pianist, arranger & conductor Felipe Senna, São Paulo, Brazil, joins the group for a “Tour de Brasil.” http://berkeleychoroensemble.com/