Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Mar 22 2020 7:30 PM


7:30 pm Eki Shola - voice/keyboard/electronics
8:30 pm E. Doctor Smith's Feat of Clay
Eric Dahlman - trumpet, Edo Castro Woodhouse - 7 string bass, Peter Mckibben - guitar
E. Doctor Smith - drummstick



Eki Shola vibrant career in music and medicine can be described best by the artist herself, “I create music not only for myself, but to generate a space for the listener. Music is healing.” A vocalist and pianist, Eki Shola’s music transcends genre, as she seamlessly draws from jazz, electronica, and world music to create a sonic landscape all her own. Her music has been described as “inimitable” and “…sound art to be used to trigger thought and encourage love and beauty through rhythm and unique composition.”
Born in London to Jamaican parents, Eki Shola was raised in a musical family. She emigrated to New York in 1987 and later as a pre-med student at Cornell University, she played in the jazz ensemble performing with legendary musicians such as Steve Turre and Dr. Donald Byrd. Now living in Northern California, Eki Shola released her debut album, Final Beginning, in 2016 and the album has been reviewed, charted and aired around the world. ASCAP Plus winner and three-time NorBay Music awardee (2017-2019) for Best Electronica Artist, Eki Shola has played across the San Francisco Bay Area, London, and New York City and has opened for various artists including Kitaro, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Bebel Gilberto, DakhaBrakha, Baraka Moon, Sammy J, Lucky Otis, and Habib Koité.


Cost: sliding scale $10-20
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
"A Loose Hang", from the debut album by Trio Electrique with E. Doctor Smith (Zendrum EXP), Edo Castro Woodhouse (7 string bass), and Michele Walther (electric violin), on Edgetone Records (EDT4208).