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House full of Black Women

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Eastside Artists Alliance , Oakland, California

House/Full of Blackwomen This site-specific ritual performance project created in collaboration with Ellen Sebastian Chang and a core group of phenomenal Black women in Oakland will come to a close with our 15th and final episode: "This Too Shall Pass"- March 4, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2023 at Eastside Arts Alliance and other sites in Oakland. This journey that set out in 2015 to be a 2-year project that was created to address the displacement, well-being, and sex trafficking of Black women and girls in Oakland guided by the core question, "How do we as Black women find space to breathe, feel safe and be well within a stable home?" 7 1/2 years later, we will close this chapter. Photo by Rob Sweenie

Valerie Troutt at the Stanford Jazz Workshops

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Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, Stanford, CA 94305

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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