MAY 29th FRIDAY NIGHT! JON OTIS and friends will be hosting an ALL STAR benefit concert for Rebecca Sims Lemesnager
THIS IS A FANTASTIC LINE-UP!
Monte Bobo: Percussion; Joel Dorham, Salsa de Berkeley
Bruno Coon: Guitar; Randy Newman, Ziggy Marley
Marc Levine: Bass; Barry Manilow, Johnny Rivers
Tony Macaroni: Keyboards; The Whispers, Bonnie Raitt
Herb Mims Jr.: Alto Sax; John Handy, Chaka Khan
Jeff Narell: Steel Pan; George Benson, Olatunji
Larrie Noble: Guitar/Vocals; Bobbie Mc Ferrin, Oakland Symphony
jon Otis: Drums/Percussion/Vocals; Les Mc Cann, Foreigner
Vincent Spaulding: Guitar; Rodney Franklin.
Jon Otis and friends will be hosting a benefit concert on Friday May 29th. at The Art House Gallery & Cultural Center for Rebecca Sims Lemesnager featuring myself and many fantastic musicians and artists who have offered their support. There should be a couple special guests too and Rebecca will exhibit some of her photos of artists she has taken over the years. Rebecca is a talented photographer and musician who is presently struggling with a compromised Auto-Immune system and has chosen to take natural supplements. Please help her get what she needs. We would love to see you all there. Thank you. Jon & Rebecca.
Jon Otis, drums – Jon was born June 12th 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up in the San Francisco bay area and worked since the age of 15 as a musician. From the late 1960’s Jon played with a large variety of artists, groups and musical projects with styles ranging from Pop, Rock, R&B, Blues and Funk to African, Brazilian, Latin, New Age, World and Jazz. His talents include: drums, percussion, vocals, composer, producer, teacher.
In his early twenties Jon’s work with his legendary father’s group The Johnny Otis Show and other groups from the Bay Area laid a solid rhythmic foundation for his future work. Jon’s love for African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and his strong Rhythm & Blues roots create a unique musical style. Jon has been living in Europe since the early 1980’s and has been engaged by various well-known artists worldwide on†stage and in recording studios. Since 2000, Jon has been spending more time again in the U.S.A.
He recorded his first solo album, ‘DOUBLE AGENT’ in Switzerland in 1985 and his first solo CD, ‘THE SUN, THE MOON AND THE STARS’ also in Europe in 1993. In 1995 he released a CD of rhythms for dance and movement called ‘JODIWA’. Besides being an instrumentalist and singer Jon has composed music for film, dance, theatre, movie and TV commercials and other artists. In the last 15 years he has concentrated more on composing and has written numerous songs. Following is a list of some of the artists, groups and projects that Jon has worked with.
Recording Artists — Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, Nicky Otis, Lucky Otis, Solomon Burke, James Cotten, Eddie “Clean Head” Vinson, Jorge Santana, Sheila E, Ismael Miranda, Cal Tjader, Mustapha Tetty Addy, Pharaoh Saunders, Country Joe And The Fish, Elvin Bishop, Malo, Steel Pulse, Azteca, Michael Bloomfield, Bill Summers, Darnell Summers, Carlos “Patato” Valdes, George Duke, Manu Dibango, Klaus Lage, Alfredo Rodriguez, Henri Guedon, Nena, Double, Yello, Bernard Allison, Max Laesser, Büedi Siebert, Ralf Illenberger, Anthony Quinn, Andreas Vollenweider, Phil Manzanera, Foreigner, Roy Hargrove, Mikal Urbaniak, Les McCann, Monty Alexander, Anita Kerr, Steve Turre, The Pyramids, Pete Escovedo, Ed Kelly, Armando Peraza, Ayub Ogada, Xavier Naidoo, Catarina Valente, Michael Koschorreck, Didier Lockwood, Luis Gazca, Gary Bartz, Sugar Blue, The Rubinoos, Purple Earthquake, Idris Ackamoor, Andy Narell, Jeff Narell, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Junior Edwards, Leon “Mandela” Duncan, Carlos Federico, Roberto Borrell, Billy Cobham, Tower Of Power, etc.
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shatuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Donation is $10.00 -$100.00
ALL AGES and WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Door is 7PM and SHOW is 730 – 10PM
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