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June 15th "A GOOD DAY IN OAKLAND" PHOTO 11AM-12PM FRANK OGAWA PLAZA 

JUNE 15TH MUSIC PANELS 

JUNE 15TH EVENING CONCERT

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Previous events

Day 2 Because of Black Music IAM Festival: Evening Concert at Wyldflowr Arts 809 37th, Oakland, CA Join us for an unforgettable evening at the "Because of Black Music IAM" Festival's evening concert, held at Wyldflowr Arts in Oakland, CA. As Leori Jones once said, "If you trace the music of a people you will know where they have been and where they are going." Prepare to embark on a journey filled with exceptional talent, sophistication, laughter, love, and soul. Experience the captivating spoken word of poet Nazelah Jamison, the soul-stirring jazz from youth saxophone sensation Ayo Brame, the powerful affirmations of Takiyah Franklin, and the mesmerizing performance of headliner Pher. Pher's unique blend of jazz tradition and classic soul promises to enchant audiences and leave them craving more. The concert will take place from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets are available for $35 and can be purchased online at www.becauseofblackmusiciam.com or www.valerietrouttprojects.com. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a truly unforgettable musical experience.

DAY TWO: Panel & Evening Concert

Part I 1PM-4PM Author Larry Batists, speaks to us about “The Possibilities of a Song? Unleashing the Power of Music for Profit"

Part II 7PM-10PM Join us for a sensational evening concert filled with exceptional talent, sophistication, laughter, love, and soul. Prepare to embark on a journey! Experience the captivating spoken word of poet Nazelah Jamison, the soul-stirring jazz from youth saxophone sensation Ayo Brame, the powerful affirmations of Takiyah Franklin, and the mesmerizing performance of headliner Pher. Pher's unique vocal blend of jazz tradition and classic soul promises to enchant audiences and leave them craving more.

“The Possibilities of a song? Unleashing the Power of Music for Profit"
Join us for an enlightening workshop on "The Possibilities of a Song," where we explore the art of storytelling, songwriting, and beat-making. Discover how to infuse your music with narrative depth, craft compelling lyrics, and create captivating beats that resonate with your audience. But the journey doesn't stop there. We'll also delve into the business side of music, exploring strategies to monetize your craft and turn your passion into profit. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this workshop offers invaluable insights and practical tips to help you unlock the full potential of your songs. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your music to new heights!

Pay what you can BOBM Day 1 - Game Night & Jam Session

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Wyldflowr Arts Center, 809 37th Street @West, Oakland

At Because of Black Music IAM (BOBM), we immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Black music by bringing people together to share music, stories, and refreshments. Since December 2022, our hallmark event has been the 2nd Wednesday Evening Game Night—a cherished tradition where individuals of all ages and backgrounds unite for an evening of community-building fun.

From Bid Whist to Dominoes, Spades to Uno, and even Chess, we offer a diverse array of games to enjoy. Plus, if you're new to a game, don't worry—our friendly community members are always ready to teach you the ropes. It's truly a family affair!

Join us on June 12th, 2024, for a special edition Game Night and Jam featuring the extraordinary talents of Saxophonist Howard Wiley and MC & Poet Ryan Nicole. Tickets are priced at $25, and admission is free for Black musicians who register on the BOBM BMR, for youths and students under 18 years old (*accompanied by an adult). Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of music, games, and camaraderie!

At Because of Black Music IAM (BOBM), we immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Black music by bringing people together to share music, stories, and refreshments. Since December 2022, our hallmark event has been the 2nd Wednesday Evening Game Night—a cherished tradition where individuals of all ages and backgrounds unite for an evening of community-building fun.

From Bid Whist to Dominoes, Spades to Uno, and even Chess, we offer a diverse array of games to enjoy. Plus, if you're new to a game, don't worry—our friendly community members are always ready to teach you the ropes. It's truly a family affair!

Join us on June 12th, 2024, for a special edition Game Night and Jam featuring the extraordinary talents of Saxophonist Howard Wiley and MC & Poet Ryan Nicole. Tickets are priced at $25, and admission is free for youths and students under 18 years old (*accompanied by an adult). Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of music, games, and camaraderie!

Queer Rebel Fest 2024: THE COSMOS UNLIMITED

Oasis, San Francisco

Queer Rebel Fest 2024: THE COSMOS UNLIMITED 15-year Anniversary Celebration When: Sunday, June 2nd at 6p (doors) 7p (showtime) Valerie performs at 9 pm (showcase style 15min) Where: Oasis SF - https://www.sfoasis.com/about

Join us for the 15th Annual Queer Rebels Fest: COSMOS UNLIMITED! Join us as we celebrate 15 incredible years of QTPoC Creatives! Witness Queer Rebels on a mission! We are making waves and leaving a lasting impact on artists and communities far and wide. As people of color, we've not only survived but thrived, and we're proud to celebrate our longevity as we continue to expand into the cosmos of creativity and expression. This event showcases a stellar lineup of veteran and emerging artists who are pushing boundaries and breaking new ground. QRP creates space for artists of color of all ages to shine, share their stories, and connect with one another in a celebration of diversity, resilience, and creativity. Come with us on this cosmic voyage and experience the magic of the COSMOS UNLIMITED- the 15th Annual Queer Rebels Fest!

Oasis is 21+ for all events. Please bring a valid ID.

$20

Valerie Troutt

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Mr. Tipple's, 39 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will play Mr. Tipple's in San Francisco two sets at 9 pm and 10:30 pm. Call ahead to reserve seats, they go fast. https://www.opentable.com/restref/client/?restref=260827&datetime=2024-05-25T20%3A30&covers=2&searchdatetime=2024-05-25T20%3A30&partysize=2&corrid=c023f2b6-cce7-4ec8-b8be-b091c3391837

$12-$25

This is a great deal, four amazing classes for $200.00 No Refunds.
Check out a California QuickGrant if money is tight... it’s free ALL SESSIONS ARE 2HRS 7 PM-9 PM. Ages 18+ Classes will be held at the Wyldflowr Arts Center 809 37th Street @West in Oakland, CA. Zoom can be made available. Register online through Eventbrite. Email valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com with any questions

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🎷 Join vocalist Valerie Troutt & The Hogan Brothers for a night of JazzSoul & Poetry at Wyldflowr Arts Center! 🌺 $15-$30 sliding scale, all ages welcome. (Wheelchair accessible venue, restroom not). Purchase tickets on Valerie Troutt Projects website. Two shows at 7 pm & 9 pm. Let's groove together! #LiveMusic #JazzSoul

Alvin Ailey

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Zellberbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Continuing a 55-year relationship with Cal Performances, the magnificent dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater return to campus for the company’s annual residency with an exuberant selection of recent works and Ailey masterpieces. Steeped in the sounds of jazz, blues, and hip-hop, the Ailey Repertory celebrates the Black American experience, offering music and movement as expressions of pure joy and as opportunities for reflection and resistance. Past favorites and new works come alive through the commitment and artistry of the company’s athletic, expressive dancers, who inhabit choreography by creators like Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Amy Hall Garner, Hans van Manen, and Alonzo King with the same conviction as they reinvent classic Ailey gems like Revelations.

April 4th, 2024 Special live show Revelations (1960; music: traditional spirituals; Score PERFORMED LIVE by vocalists Chenee Campbell, Nia Drummond, Sean Holland II, and Marvin Lowe; The Revelations Choir and Band, comprised of Bay Area musicians; conducted by Damien Sneed) This performance is made possible, in part, by Janice and Nicholas E. Brathwaite (April 2).

Ancestors Day

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Nora & Tiff's Place, 809 37th St, Oakland,Ca, Oakland, Ca

Valerie Troutt Projects (VTP) Presents “Ancestors Day” The celebration & honoring of our loved ones who have gone on before us. This space will uplift and display the beloved members of the Black family and community that have died, and gone on to become Ancestors. The vision: is to gather, share stories and uplift our beloved by displaying images that tell their stories. There will be live music from Valerie Troutt and friends, offerings from poet Joyce Lee, DJ Nina Sol, visual artist Valerie Brown-Troutt and more… an alter of Ancestor candles made by VTP and or by anyone who wants to create one will be showcased during the course of the event. Community is invited to make an Ancestors Candle the day of, all materials will be supplied for $25, special orders are $30 prepared by VTP, General admission is $15. There will be light refreshments available. If you would like your candle prepared for you by VTP please email valerietrouttmusic@gmail.com

$15-$30

The JToney Experience featuring live band and much more...

(PST, UTC-08) (PST, UTC-08)

Oakstop, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Doors open at 8pm and performances start at 9pm

The J Toney Experience - Album Listening Party Join us for a musical experience 26 years in the making! Oakland's own J Toney will be celebrating the release of his latest album, "The Testatment" with a live band, art gallery, limited edition merch and much more! J Toney will be taking the stage for an incredible live set, with musical direction by Grammy award-winning Drummer James "StickNasty" Small and his band, featuring world-renowned musicians: James "StickNasty" Small - Drums Clark Sims - Bass Ben Misterka - Guitar Bryan Simmons - Keys Daniel Casares - Sax Chris Aschman - Trumpet Adam Theis - Trombone With Special Guests - legendary Bay Area singer Mike "Meezy" Marshall (I Got 5 on It), R&B singer Rob Jones, Jazz Vocalist Valerie Troutt, Poet Audacious IAM and DJ 4Q! Advance Tickets are $25 (includes limited edition Testament album) or $10 general admission. 21 or older to attend. Doors open at 8pm and performances start at 9. Advance tickets are available here, or if the show is not sold out, you may purchase tickets at the door for $20. We accept Venmo, PayPal, CashApp and Zelle at the door. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

Valerie Troutt and Friends at Geoffery's Inner Circle

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Geoffery's Inner Circle, 410 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Valerie Troutt and Friends Perform JazzSoul Standards and Originals. The band includes Ruth Price on drums, Ben Flint on piano, and Sid Smith on Bass. Buy your ticket online and receive a free beverage ( rules may apply). Jam session will start 8pm

$15 cover, dinner and drinks available for purchase onsite

Previous events

Day 2 Because of Black Music IAM Festival: Evening Concert at Wyldflowr Arts 809 37th, Oakland, CA Join us for an unforgettable evening at the "Because of Black Music IAM" Festival's evening concert, held at Wyldflowr Arts in Oakland, CA. As Leori Jones once said, "If you trace the music of a people you will know where they have been and where they are going." Prepare to embark on a journey filled with exceptional talent, sophistication, laughter, love, and soul. Experience the captivating spoken word of poet Nazelah Jamison, the soul-stirring jazz from youth saxophone sensation Ayo Brame, the powerful affirmations of Takiyah Franklin, and the mesmerizing performance of headliner Pher. Pher's unique blend of jazz tradition and classic soul promises to enchant audiences and leave them craving more. The concert will take place from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets are available for $35 and can be purchased online at www.becauseofblackmusiciam.com or www.valerietrouttprojects.com. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a truly unforgettable musical experience.

DAY TWO: Panel & Evening Concert

Part I 1PM-4PM Author Larry Batists, speaks to us about “The Possibilities of a Song? Unleashing the Power of Music for Profit"

Part II 7PM-10PM Join us for a sensational evening concert filled with exceptional talent, sophistication, laughter, love, and soul. Prepare to embark on a journey! Experience the captivating spoken word of poet Nazelah Jamison, the soul-stirring jazz from youth saxophone sensation Ayo Brame, the powerful affirmations of Takiyah Franklin, and the mesmerizing performance of headliner Pher. Pher's unique vocal blend of jazz tradition and classic soul promises to enchant audiences and leave them craving more.

“The Possibilities of a song? Unleashing the Power of Music for Profit"
Join us for an enlightening workshop on "The Possibilities of a Song," where we explore the art of storytelling, songwriting, and beat-making. Discover how to infuse your music with narrative depth, craft compelling lyrics, and create captivating beats that resonate with your audience. But the journey doesn't stop there. We'll also delve into the business side of music, exploring strategies to monetize your craft and turn your passion into profit. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this workshop offers invaluable insights and practical tips to help you unlock the full potential of your songs. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your music to new heights!

Pay what you can BOBM Day 1 - Game Night & Jam Session

 —  —

Wyldflowr Arts Center, 809 37th Street @West, Oakland

At Because of Black Music IAM (BOBM), we immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Black music by bringing people together to share music, stories, and refreshments. Since December 2022, our hallmark event has been the 2nd Wednesday Evening Game Night—a cherished tradition where individuals of all ages and backgrounds unite for an evening of community-building fun.

From Bid Whist to Dominoes, Spades to Uno, and even Chess, we offer a diverse array of games to enjoy. Plus, if you're new to a game, don't worry—our friendly community members are always ready to teach you the ropes. It's truly a family affair!

Join us on June 12th, 2024, for a special edition Game Night and Jam featuring the extraordinary talents of Saxophonist Howard Wiley and MC & Poet Ryan Nicole. Tickets are priced at $25, and admission is free for Black musicians who register on the BOBM BMR, for youths and students under 18 years old (*accompanied by an adult). Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of music, games, and camaraderie!

At Because of Black Music IAM (BOBM), we immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture of Black music by bringing people together to share music, stories, and refreshments. Since December 2022, our hallmark event has been the 2nd Wednesday Evening Game Night—a cherished tradition where individuals of all ages and backgrounds unite for an evening of community-building fun.

From Bid Whist to Dominoes, Spades to Uno, and even Chess, we offer a diverse array of games to enjoy. Plus, if you're new to a game, don't worry—our friendly community members are always ready to teach you the ropes. It's truly a family affair!

Join us on June 12th, 2024, for a special edition Game Night and Jam featuring the extraordinary talents of Saxophonist Howard Wiley and MC & Poet Ryan Nicole. Tickets are priced at $25, and admission is free for youths and students under 18 years old (*accompanied by an adult). Don't miss out on this unforgettable evening of music, games, and camaraderie!

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

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