Posts Tagged ‘East Bay Soul’


On Saturday, October 24, 2015, the Mike Jones Kidney Foundation (MJKF) will hold an Evening of Jazz benefit featuring Tower of Power Founding Member, Grammy® & Emmy nominated trumpeter Greg Adams and his band East Bay Soul. A secret guest artist is set to perform who will be announced at a later date. The event will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 starting with a VIP reception, meet and greet at 5:00PM.

The MJKF is a 501(c)(3) organization created in the memory of Mike Jones, who was a kidney recipient and a community organ donor educator who passed away on March 7, 2013. He was an advocate of donor awareness where his mission was to help educate the public on how to give the “Gift of Life” for kidney, liver, bone marrow or blood transfusions while remaining healthy in the process. His work inspired churches, schools, and gave hope to kidney patients. He was blessed to receive a kidney after waiting five years.

“We look forward to re-establishing Mike’s love for jazz and his mission to educate everyone about kidney disease by creating the MJKF”, said Greg Adams, Grammy® and Emmy nominated trumpeter. “Our Evening of Jazz will be great and we know Mike will be there with us in spirit”.

MJKF’s mission is to grant financial assistance to kidney recipients, donors and families of hospitalized family members to cope with financial challenges on their medical journey, providing a safety net of critical assistance. Each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

The MJKF was founded by Jones’ birth father Willie E. Williams – Charter Member of California Association of Independent Accountants, Andrea L. Adams – Music Management, Margaret D. Maier – Kidney Donor and Board Certified Medical / Surgical Nurse through the ANCC, The Honorable Lee W. Tsao – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, and Greg Adams – Grammy® and Emmy nominated trumpeter and arranger.

The evening will feature a dinner prior to the concert along with chances to win several prizes available like a professional Jupiter Trumpet performed that evening by Greg Adams, a spa/golf package at a resort in Palm Springs, a Beverly Hills Salon package, tickets to several local events such as Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Disneyland/California Adventure and Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and many more.

Advanced reservations for General Admission tickets are $45.00 and $50.00 at the door. Advanced reservations for Orchestra Seating are $55.00 and $60.00 at the door. Advanced reservations for VIP Seating is $90.00 which includes a VIP meet and greet reception, dinner and VIP Orchestra Seating. Advanced reservations are required; VIP Reception is limited to seating for 100. No VIP tickets will be sold at the door.

To find out more about the Evening of Jazz benefit, discuss potential sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, visit
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Greg Adams and East Bay Soul will be at Yoshi’s Oakland Wed, Sept, 2! You are in Funk Trouble if you do not make it to this show! This band is funking amazing! Soulful beyond words! So much talent it just gushes off the stage!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, California 94607


Greg Adams & East Bay Soul in Seattle

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes hot jazz funksters, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul for three nights and four shows. Band members include, Greg Adams (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals), Darryl Walker (lead vocals, tenor sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, fugelhorn, vocals), Johnnie Bamont (sax, flute, vocals), Greg Vail (sax, flute, vocals), Joey Navarro (keys, vocals), Kay-Ta Matsuno (guitar), Dwayne “Smitty” Smith (bass), Herman Mathews (drums, vocals) and Johnny Sandoval (latin percussion, vocals). Show times Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm

Thu, Jul 2 – Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Get tickets here.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121


This is a Holiday Party you don’t want to miss! Tickets are going fast! Two Shows! One Night! Saturday, Dec 13!

Tixs: 9:30PM
Tixs: 7:00PM

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy, Seal Beach, California 90740 (Long Beach/Los Angeles)


Tuesday July 1 thru Thursday July 3, 2014

Doors open at 5:30 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, Washington 9812

Greg Adams

Follow the FUNK!

Greg Adams & East Bay Soul at Rams Head On Stage!

Sunday, June 15! Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM Tickets On Sale Now!

Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis, MD, 21401

Just Click the link for Tickets and Join EBS in Annapolis, MD!

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Seal Beach, CA
Seal Beach, CA
Boston ,MA
Boston, MA
Wyomissing, PA
Annapolis. MD
Seattle WA
Seattle WA
Seattle WA
San Francisco, CA
East Bay Soul Horn Sections Performs The National Anthem
Oakland, CA
Laguna, Beach, CA
Festival of the Arts



Every strand of music seems to pass through one particular crossroads – Christmas music.
This holiday season and SWEET SOUL CHRISTMAS is a natural pairing, since each focus on a lot on love, joy and happiness.
Performing classic Christmas songs with a mix of jazz and soul.

Sweet Soul Christmas is the ultimate Christmas experience capturing all of the inspiration, and nostalgia of the Holiday Season. Add the benefit of vision, musical “ know how” and the insight that comes through genuine affection and friendship – and you have the recipe for making very special holiday memories.

The Band- Greg Adams: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Darryl Walker: Vocals, Saxphone, Lee Thornburg: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Johnnie Bamont, Alto, Tenor, Bari Sax and Flute, Greg Vail, Alto, Tenor Sax, and Flute, Joey Navarro: Keyboards, James Wirrick: Guitar, Dwayne “Smitty” Smith: Bass, Herman Mathews: Drums, Johnny Sandoval: Percussion.


Yoshi’s San Francisco – Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 8:00 PM
1330 Fillmore Street – SF, CA 94115 – 415.655.5600
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Spaghettini – Saturday, December 14, 2013– 7:30PM
3005 Old Ranch Pkwy.,Seal Beach, California 90740 562.596.2199
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