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Double bill with Bay Area Latin Soul Project and Valerie Troutt’s JazzSoul Project

Sunday, July 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 stanfordjazz.org

Vincent De Jesus is a drummer, percussionist and teaching artist with roots in Mexico and Puerto Rico from San Antonio, Texas. Currently living in San Francisco, Vincent leads the Bay Area Latin Soul Project, a kaleidoscopic group fusing the Afro-Caribbean styles of Cuba and Puerto Rico with Black American music from the US like jazz, funk and hip-hop.

Valerie Troutt is an amazing vocal artist based in Oakland, California. Steeped in gospel and jazz, Valerie is a musical collagist, borrowing from ancestral centuries of sound, channeling spirits, and delivering the stories of our love, loss, and lives. There’s a light in this unapologetically unconventional artist/teacher/activist for whom art and activism are intertwined. Within this spiritual and social justice-driven performer is a lifelong hunger for craft, for connection, for cultural narratives and an indefatigable thirst to serve as an agape griot to a waiting people.

SJW MEMBER: $27 / $37 | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $15

NON-MEMBER: $33 / $43 | Child (17 and under) & Student (present valid student ID card) $18 See less

Lean On Love

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The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo, Oakland, Ca

“Lean on Love” by Valerie Troutt Experience live JazzSoul and House music with Oakland based vocalists, and composer Valerie Troutt, as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.

Valerie weaves together lyrics of love, letting go, and hopefulness over soulful Jazz that lifts the feet, and challenges the mind-body and spirit to shift into a more socially conscious place.

The Oakland Girl Album Release and Listening Party Oct 2nd, 2020

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