Announcing San Francisco’s Newest Music Venue “The Addition” Launches in SF’s Fillmore District
FRANCISCO, CA)—Fillmore Live Entertainment Group LLC (“FLEG”) is proud
to announce The Addition; the music venue nestled between Lower Fillmore
and the Western Addition—from which it draws its name. The name change
will officially take place on November 1, 2014; followed by the brand opening on November 21 with a special performance by Roy Ayers.
Addition will present a diverse collection of musical genres. The
music programming, handled by industry veteran, Peter Williams, will
reflect an expansive approach to the music calendar. World music,
singer-songwriters, classic and Indie rock, R&B and jazz will all be
part of what you can find at The Addition. A glance at the musical
offerings over the next few months offers an indication of the variety:
Singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin; jazz singer, Cécile McLorin Salvant,
Brian McKnight, and Richie Kotzen, guitarist from 80’s glam rock band,
Some of the other great shows on the calendar are:
R&B powerhouse Mint Condition, Grammy-award winner, Dee Dee
Bridgewater; the Christian McBride Trio, Dan Hicks, and a New Year’s Eve
concert with R&B crooner, Eric Benét.
The Addition will now
offer reserved seating, an all-new club menu and inspired cocktail
offerings. The music, food and cocktails will be indicative of the
global musical influence of the new lineup.
FLEG is lead by,
Managing Partner, Michael E. Johnson; a real estate developer and owner
of San Francisco-based, UrbanCore Development LLC. Urban Core originally
developed the Fillmore Heritage Center mixed-use facility, which houses
the venue, in 2007. The ownership of the The Addition also has made a
commitment to the community, both locally and city wide; and is in the
process of forming a non-profit affiliate to promote emerging musical
artists, as well as engage the community in various outreach efforts.
2015, FLEG will unveil a new restaurant concept to complement The
Addition. The inception of The Addition gives the first look at what
will soon become a completely re-envisioned space. Music lovers and
restaurant-goers alike can now celebrate the next great Addition to San
Francisco’s entertainment landscape.
The Eye Of The StormGenre:
Smooth JazzCountry: USA
"Through the Eye of the
Storm" by Remotejazz (Smooth Jazz Contemporary Jazz,
Electronica) is a musical journey to obtain peace and contentment by
utilizing personal faith.
"As I have Loved You"
features Dave Jarvis on Saxophone
Produced by Robert L. Bryant For
Key Music Productions, LLC. Copyright 2013, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED CD
released December 19, 2013 available on
ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and other
online download outlets. more music is available at: Main artist
website: http://www.remotejazzmusic.com Artist Press Kit:
http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/remotejazz ReverbNation Artist's
Page: http://www.reverbnation.com/remotejazz SoundClick Artist's
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It is rare that a band achieves a high
level of success and still remains humble and accessible to their
audience and fan base.
The weekend of May 3-4 marked the
return of the Asian-American jazz/funk/fusion band Hiroshima,
consisting of core members June Kuramoto (koto), Dan Kuramoto (wind
instruments, keyboards), Kimo Cornwell (keyboards), Dean Cortez (bass
guitar) and Danny Yamamoto (drums).
Hiroshima performed tracks from their
latest release “J-Town Beat,” including “Da Kitchen,” “Meiji
Mambo,” “State of Mind” and “Cruisin' J-Town.” Formed in
1974, Hiroshima is known for their Far East melodies fused with
KBLX/quiet storm/smooth jazz rhythms. Hiroshima closed their
ebullient set with the funky “One Wish,” the 1985 composition
that established them on the Adult Contemporary charts. I remember
seeing Hiroshima perform this track at the pristine Waikiki Shell,
the venue where I first saw Anita Baker, Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse
and Miles Davis live, in Honolulu, HI,
June Kuramoto’s koto virtuosity is
indeed one of the highlights of Hiroshima’s performances. The koto
is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument imported from China.
Wikipedia cites June Kuramoto as one of the first performers to
popularize the koto in a non-traditional fusion style. Born in Japan,
Kuramoto became heavily influenced by the Motown sound and has
recorded with the likes of Angela Bofill and George Duke to name a
few. Kuramoto has released three solo albums and added her koto
radiance to A Taste of Honey’s 1981 pop/soul ballad “Sukiyaki.”
After the show, Hiroshima hosted a
meet and greet backstage for media and fans. Dan Kuramoto (June’s
ex-husband) was heavily influenced by Ornette Coleman and James Moody
(no relation to this writer). In fact, Moody would give Kuramoto
private saxophone lessons.
“I have a way
of playing over D-minor, and I got this 20 minute saxophone lesson
from (Moody) on a long distance phone call from New Zealand,”
Kuramoto reminisced. “He was my mentor, my visionary; he taught me
everything. He always told me to be true to myself and not to listen
to anybody about what you do—words of wisdom.”
In 1990, a year before his passing,
Hiroshima opened for Miles Davis on his world tour.
“Miles was the coolest,” said
Kuramoto. “He was terrifying at first, but we realized that it was
because he was about what he was about. Once you got that Miles was
the coolest cat, the nicest guy. He loved to see how you reacted to
him. He loved June as a world class musician. He was always blown
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