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2013 Tours/Shows

THE CROOKED JADES TRIO AT BIRD AND BECKETT MUSIC SERIES



Sunday, December 8, 4:30 pm sharp!
Bird and Beckett Books
653 Chenery St. San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 586-3733
$10 Suggested Donation
http://www.birdbeckett.com/

For this special show the Crooked Jades will be gearing up to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014!!

The Bird and Beckett has always been a great intimate venue to try new material but in this case the core trio will be fearlessly attempting a 20 year retrospective, unearthing the Crooked Jades back catalogue from their proto-grass beginnings... ALL THE WAY, BACK, TO THE YEAR, 1994!

The Crooked Jades Trio for this special event is Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele), Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium), and Erik Pearson (banjo/dobro and harmonium).

CROOKED JADES, plus special guest opener Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin.
Sunday, Feb 17 . 8:30pm .
San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival
Cafe du Nord . 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 861-5016
Tickets $15.00 adv / door . 21+

Crooked Jades will headline the Festival's Closing Night! Founding Jades Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman and Erik Pearson are bringing on a full complement of players to produce that huge haunting and cinematic sound they've trademarked, Crooked Jades Trio:
Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal)
Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal)
Erik Pearson (banjos/harmonium/slide/vocal).
Joining the core trio tonight is Elise Engelberg of Mercury Dimes and Black Crown Sting Band on fiddle and special guest Daniel Fabricant on bass.

We are excited to have Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin on the bill with us... Their new EP "Wild Rabbit" is getting rave reviews..here is the most recent, http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/anderson-paige-and-kin-fearless-hear-the-dogs-howl

http://www.thefearlesskin.com/

2012 Tours/Shows

Thursday, September 6, 8pm, LeStats West Music Venue
Special Guest TBA . 3343 Adams Avenue (in the heart of Normal Heights), San Diego, CA
(619) 282-0437
. facebook.com/LestatsWestVenue

Friday, September 7, 8:30pm. Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (in downtown Echo Park)
The Echoplex located below the Echo (enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd)
(213)413-8200
$11-13 / 18 and over
A night of Energetic and soulful Old-Time Music with Dustbowl Revival, Triple Chicken Foot and from the UK blues revivalist Tom Rodwell.

http://dustbowlrevival.com/
http://triplechickenfoot.com/
http://storehouse.tsohost.co.uk/info.html

Saturday, September 8th, 5-8pm
Red Barn Community Music Series

2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos, CA, 93402
Tickets $10
(805) 528-4530
Potluck supper @5:00, show @6:00

Sunday, September 9th, 3 pm . The City of Pleasanton Library
400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (925)931-3400
Admission: Free

Crooked House Concerts Music series
Thursday, October 25 . 7pm
Auburn, CA.
Please Contact Gary Wells for reservation
garywells101@gmail.com
530-401-6381
limited seating
All ages

Friday, October 26, 7 pm . The Martin Hotel
Railroad & Melarkey Streets, Winnemucca, NV 89445
Ticket $10. (775) 623-3197

Saturday, October 27, 8 pm . Arcata Playhouse
1251 9th St., Arcata, CA 95521
Tickets $15 ($13 for playhouse members)
All ages

Saturday, November 3, 8 pm . Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (510)664-2020
Tickets $20.50 adv / $22.50 door, All ages

 

Crooked Jades open for John C. Reilly & Friends
(featuring Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau)


Saturday, April 28, 9pm
Bimbos
1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415)474-0365
Tickets $20
21+ General Admission seated show

Jeff Kazor and Lisa Berman Kickoff the SFBOT Festival

Friday FEBRUARY 10, 7:30pm . 13th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival Kickoff! Jeff Kazor and Lisa Berman, Foghorn String Band, and Pete & Anne Sibley. SF LIVE ARTS at ST. CYPRIAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH . 2097 Turk Street, San Francisco
$16 adv./$18 door

Don't miss the opening night of the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival! The founding members of internationally renowned San Francisco-born old-time string band The Crooked Jades' Jeff Kazor (guitar, harmonium) and Lisa Berman (slide, harmonium) will play a special duo set performing modal blues and early gospel - new material from the deep reaches of America's past featuring "the hauntingly beautiful Kazor/Berman harmonies."

CROOKED JADES , THE DEADLY GENTLEMEN
Sunday, Feb 19 . 8pm . San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival
Cafe du Nord . 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114 (415) 861-5016
Tickets $15.00 adv / door . 21+


Crooked Jades will headline the Festival's closing night. Founding Jades Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman and Erik Pearson are bringing on a full complement of players to produce that huge haunting sound they've trademarked, Crooked Jades Trio: Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal) Erik Pearson (banjos/harmonium/slide/vocal). We will be joined by special guests: Elise Engelberg(Fiddle) more TBA.

We are excited to have The Deadly Gentlemen on the bill with us... amazing musicians and innovators of bluegrass featuring Greg Liszt on banjo from Crooked Still and Sam Grisman on double bass son of David.

 

2011 Tours/Shows

Jeff Kazor is back again on harmonium and percussion supporting the legendary singer/songwriter Richard Buckner on the next leg of the OUR BLOOD tour... the highly anticipated new release on Merge Records.

09/24 - Columbus, OH Rumba Café
09/25 - Cincinnati, OH Motr Pub
09/27 - St. Louis, MO Billiken at St. Louis University Club
09/28 - Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
09/29 - Memphis, TN HiTone Café
10/01 - Ft. Worth, TX Ft. Worth Music Fest aftershow at Lola's
10/02 - Austin, TX Cactus Café
10/04 - Mobile, AL Satori Coffee House
10/06 - Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
10/07 - Columbia, SC Tapp's Arts Center
10/08 - Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle

Crooked Jades backs up Richard Buckner at The Great American Music Hall

Wednesday, August 17th. Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00pm . The Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street . San Francisco, CA
Tickets $17. Tickets available on-line at: Gamhtickets.com. Charge by phone at 1-888-233-0449


Crooked Jades will be doing a very special show backing up the legendary singer-songwriter alt-country guru Richard Buckner at the Great American Music Hall 8/17. In support of his critically acclaimed new release OUR BLOOD on Merge Records, In stores August 2nd. http://www.mergerecords.com/artists/buckner


Crooked Jades open for Sarah Jarosz

Tuesday, June 7. 8:00pm -11:00pm . Slim's
333 11th Street . San Francisco, CA
Tickets $14. All Ages 6 and Over. Tickets available on-line at: Slimstickets.com

Sarah Jarosz
, Crooked Jades, Megan Keely

WEST COAST LIVE – Kate Weare Co. and Crooked Jades "Bright Land"

Saturday, April 23. 10:00am-12:00pm . ODC Theater Live and on your radio!
3153 17th Street (at Shotwell) . San Francisco, CA

The Crooked Jades will be joining Kate Weare live to talk about "Bright Land" and to play a few songs!
Come attend the live show or tune in to West Coast Live on your radio.
www.wcl.org/affiliates | www.wcl.org/schedule

And don't forget the upcoming BRIGHT LAND Live performance with Kate Weare Co. and Crooked Jades at ODC on April 29, 30, and May 1!
www.odcdance.org/performance | www.kateweare.com/brightland

April 28, 29, 30 & May 1 . West coast premiere of "Bright Land" at ODC New Theatre
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 . Box Office Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Tickets $18 General . Tel (415) 863-9834 . Online


CROOKED JADES... Go Boldly where no old-time string band has gone before.... And this time We are very excited to premiere "Bright Land" on the west coast - performing the music live at ODC theatre in San Francisco for our unprecedented modern dance/old-time music collaboration with the New York-based Kate Weare Company. We are still in the afterglow of the world premiere of "Bright Land" at the Joyce Theater in New York (August 2010). It was gratifying beyond our wildest dreams to be greeted with passionate, receptive, intelligent and enthusiastic audiences that filled the house to the brim every single night. We hope you’ll check out our photos in our Facebook gallery, especially in the Bright Land photo gallery, plus hundreds hundreds more on Flickr and read quotes and reviews from the show by clicking onto Kate Weare Company site. www.kateweare.com/brightland.html



We're looking forward to welcoming back east coast musicians Charlie Rose and Rose Sinclair to join us for the two weeks of intense rehearsal with the dancers before the west coast premiere.

April 29 . West coast premiere of "Bright Land" at ODC New Theatre
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 . Box Office Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Tickets $18 General . Tel (415) 863-9834 . Online

April 30 . West coast premiere of "Bright Land" at ODC New Theatre
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 . Box Office Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Tickets $18 General . Tel (415) 863-9834 . Online

May 1 . West coast premiere of "Bright Land" at ODC New Theatre
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 . Box Office Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Tickets $18 General . Tel (415) 863-9834 . Online

Saturday, Jan 22 . 8pm . The Arcata Playhouse . 1251 9th St. Arcata, Ca 95521 . 707-822-1575
Tickets $15 ($13 for playhouse members) . All ages

Crooked Jades duo: Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal) will be joined by special guest members of The Water Tower Bucket Boys Josh Rabie (Fiddle/Harmonium) Kenny Feinstein (bass/mandolin/). Opening with Gwyneth And Monko CD Release Show.

Sunday, Jan 23 . 8pm . The Caspar Inn . 14957 Caspar Rd. Caspar, Ca 93420 . 707-964-5565
Tickets $10 in adv / $12 door . 21+


Crooked Jades duo: Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal) will be joined by special guest members of The Water Tower Bucket Boys Josh Rabie (Fiddle/Harmonium) Kenny Feinstein (bass/mandolin/). Opening with Gwyneth And Monko CD Release Show.

Sunday, Jan 30 . 6 - 8pm . Pirate Cat Radio . Che's Kitchen Show
2781 21st Street (The Mission) San Francisco, CA.

Crooked Jades Live in studio - interview and music. Find out what's up-and-coming in the new year from the horse's mouth. Listen to the broadcast on 87.9 FM on your radio dial, stream it on your computer, or come on down to the cafe studio were you can watch us live in the flesh.

Thursday, Feb 17 . 8pm . Don Quixotes . 6275 Highway 9, Felton CA 95018 . 831-603-2294
Tickets $ 10 adv/door . All ages


Crooked Jades Trio: Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal) Erik Pearson (banjos/harmonium/slide/vocal). We will be joined by special guests: The Water Tower Bucket Boys

Sunday, Feb 20 . 8pm . San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival
Freight and Salvage . 2020 Addison St. Berkeley, CA 94704 . 510-664-2020
Tickets $20.50 adv / $22.50 door . All ages


Crooked Jades Trio: Jeff Kazor (guitar/uke/ vocal) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium/vocal) Erik Pearson (banjos/harmonium/slide/vocal). We will be joined by special guests: The Water Tower Bucket Boys. Opening with Frank Fairfeild.

 

Past Shows 2010

2/19/2010, 7:30pm . The Crooked Jades play with Jackstraw and Black Crown String Band
San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival @ Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, 94114
Cost: $18 advance and $20 at the door

2/11/2010, 7:30pm . Don Quixote's
6275 Highway 9 in downtown Felton, California 95018
Cost: $10
Crooked jades co bill w/ Red Molly www.redmolly.com . www.myspace.com/redmollyband

7/16/2010 8:00pm. Water Stories in the Illuminated Forest. The Lab
2948 16th street, San Francisco, California 94110 . Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale

Water breathes life and destruction to the world. Water stories looks into the power of these forces in our lives. Crooked Jades Trio will be playing old-time water songs and also exploring the ritual songs of Baptism-submerging the body in the beautiful pool to wash away your sins, rebirth and salvation.

7/25/2010, 4:30pm. Which Way West Music Series at Bird and Bechett Books and Records
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood 94131 . Cost: donation

Crooked Jades Trio with special guest Genessa Kealoha on bass

8/10/2010 (7:30pm), 8/12/2010(8pm), 8/14/2010 (8pm) Joyce Theatre
175 8th Ave., New York, New York 10011 . Cost: TBA

The Crooked Jades Collaborate with the critically acclaimed modern dance group Kate Weare Company.

The lineup of the Crooked Jades for this special event is Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium) Rose Sinclair (banjo/banjo uke/minstrel banjo/slide guitar) Collin Gallahue (Fiddle) Charlie Rose (bass/and so much more)

The dance, entitled "Bright Land" features a quintet of dancers and explores the cyclical nature of human experience with piercing, powerful choreography and fiery, soulful live music. Premiering in its entirety at New York's Joyce Theatre in August, the collaboration tackles the emotional undertakings-kinship, belief, suffering, love-that shape us in our lifetimes and repeat in cycles through the ages. www.kateweare.com

Our May residency at ODC with Kate Weare and Company was just an amazing experience all around, culminating in a raucous showing at SF's Noe Valley Ministry on May 22.

See our photo montage (complete with music) here (by the fabulous Mike Melnyk) or click here to learn more about Kate Weare Company. We hope to see you! Joyce Show Information and Ticket Purchase >

9/29/2010. doors 7 show 8:30. Crooked Jades and Water Tower Bucket Boys
The Crepe Place 1134 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz California 95062

The lineup of the Crooked Jade Trio for this special event is Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele) Lisa Berman (slide/banjo/harmonium) Erik Pearson (banjo/dobro and harmonium). We will be backed up by the entire Water Tower Bucket Boys, this is very cool!

10/10/10. 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT.
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin Candlelight Concert Series
2325 Union Street. San Francisco CA 94123. www.smvsf.org. Free.
Crooked Jades play beautiful intimate church, totally acoustic with candlelight

 

Past Tours 2009
WEST COAST SHINING DARKNESS TOUR

Friday August 7th, 7pm . The Martin Hotel
$ 10. Railroad & Melarkey Streets, Winnemucca, NV 89445. (775) 623-3197

Saturday August 8th, 7:30 pm Arcata Veterans Hall monthly Barn Dance
$ 7. 1425 J Street,  Arcata, CA 95521

Sunday August 9th. 8 pm. Arcata Theater
$ 8 adv, $10 door. 1036 G street Arcata, CA  95521. (707) 822-1220.

Tuesday August 11th. 8 pm. Cafe du Nord w/ Lady A and Her Heel Draggers
$ 12 adv/door. 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94114.  (415) 861-5016

Thursday August 13th. 9 pm. The Crepe Place
$ 10 adv/12 door. 1134 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062. 831.429.6994

Friday August 14th. 8 pm. The Grand Annex
$15. 434 W. Sixth Street. San Pedro, CA 90731

Saturday August 15th. 8pm. The Fret House
$15. 309 N. Citrus Ave Covina, CA 91723

Sunday August 16th. 3pm. Livermore Public Library, Friends Authors and Arts Series
1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Livermore, CA 94550

 

Past Tours 2008
SHINING DARKNESS, Northwest CD Release Tour

Thu Aug 14, 8:30pm . Monterey Live . Monterey CA w/Dave and Evan (and Friends)
$12 adv/$14 door. 414 Alvarado St, Monterey CA 93940. (877)548-3237 box office.

Fri Aug 15, 9pm . The Crepe Place . Santa Cruz CA
$TBA. 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062. (831)429-6994

Sat Aug 16, 8pm . Freight & Salvage . Berkeley CA Evening with The Crooked Jades
7:30pm doors. $18.50/$19.50. 1111 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94702. (510)548-1761

Tues Aug 19, 9pm . Boundary Bay Brewery . Bellingham WA w/The Gallus Brothers
$10. 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham WA 98225. (360) 647-5593

Wed Aug 20, 7pm . KEXP 90.3FM . Seattle WA.
Live on the radio. The Roadhouse

Wed Aug 20, 9pm . Tractor Tavern . Seattle WA, w/The Gallus Brothers & Zoe Muth
$10. 5213 Ballard Ave. NW Seattle WA 98107. (206)789-3599

Thu Aug 21, 8pm, 7pm doors . Mission Theatre . Portland OR w/support TBA
$12 adv/$15 door. 1624 NW Glisan St. Portland OR 97209. (503)223-4527

 

EUROPEAN CD RELEASE TOUR

Thu Oct 9 8:30 pm . Kulturforum . Fürth, Germany

Sat Oct 11, 8pm . Sudhaus . Tubingen, Germany

Sun Oct 12, 8pm . Laboratorium . Stuttgart, Germany

Mon Oct 13, 8:30pm . Innsbruck, Bierstindl

Tue Oct 14, 8 pm . Haus International . Kempten, Germany

Wed Oct 15, 8pm. Haus International

Thu Oct 16, 7:30pm . Halle QuerFeld . Basel, Switzerland

Fri Oct 17, 8pm . Salmen . Offenburg, Germany

Sat Oct 18, 8:30pm . Kulturclub Haberhaus . Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Tue Oct 21, 8:15pm . Bottich . Pforzheim, Germany

Wed Oct 22, 9pm . Nachtleben . Frankfurt, Germany

Thu Oct 23, 8pm . St. Petri Kirche . Mönkebude, Germany

Fri Oct 24, 8pm . Bugewitz . Gasthaus Zum Mühlengraben

Mon Oct 27, 8pm 13599 Berlin, Zitadelle Spandau, Gotischer Saal
http://www.kulturhaus-spandau.de

Tue Oct 28 . Town Hall . Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

Wed Oct 29 . Belfast Festival at Queens . Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thu Oct 30 . UK-BANGOR, North Down Museum, The Castle

Thu Oct 30 . The Castle, North Down Museum . Bangor, Northern Ireland

Fri Oct 31 . Regional Cultural Centre . Letterkenny, Northern Ireland

Sat Nov 1 . Island Arts Centre . Lisburn, Northern Ireland

 


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Booking

U S A

Booking@CrookedJades.com
(415) 341-5299

EUROPE

Rainer Zellner, Music Contact
zellner@musiccontact.com
www.musiccontact.com

Publicity & Management

Booking@CrookedJades.com
(415) 341-5299

Credits

Jeff Kazor photo: Tom Erikson