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Late Night Happy Hour w/ Tom Duarte Trio
January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 30 at 9:30pm
FREE in the Lounge
Tom plays all styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, classical, Latin styles (Spanish, Brazilian, Flamenco), and country. His preferences are funk/jazz on the electric side, and most anything in the Latin spectrum on the nylon-string, particularly Brazilian and Flamenco music. “All of those styles groove and syncopate, which is what I like."
Plays electric and acoustic styles equally well. Can stretch out on a funk jam as well as handle an intricate Flamenco solo. A self-taught guitarist, he studied jazz in college, but was already gigging professionally by then. “I had figured out, for the most part, what they were doing – they basically just told me what to call it.”
Toured with Merl Saunders, keyboardist with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Also worked with Jerry Garcia Band/Elvin Bishop keyboardist Melvin Seals, Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams, and bluegrass entertainer Peter Rowan. Extensive experience as studio musician at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Plant Studio in Sausalito, Prairie Sun in Cotati, Mesa Recording in Sebastopol.
Extensive background in musical theatre including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Hair, Cabaret, Godspell, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (co-composing music for rock adaptation), etc. Has also performed with The Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra and as featured soloist in the Performances at 6 series – Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco.