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SF FILIPINO AMERICAN JAZZ FEST feat. Mon David and Jo Canion
October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 14
- 7pm $35
Celebrate Filipino American History Month this year with Jazz – join us at the 5th Annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival October 12th and 13th at Yoshi’s Oakland and October 14th at Yoshi’s San Francisco. This three-day celebration will feature legendary jazz master, Archie Shepp; Afro-Filipino King of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan; winner of the 2008 London International Jazz Vocal Competition, Mon David; and Jo Canion, the SF Bay Area’s Grande Dame of Pinay Jazz.
MON DAVID is recognized as one of the most respected singers in the Philippines, as well as a remarkable songwriter and musician. He was the drummer and vocal coach of the country’s most enduring pop icons – the Apo Hiking Society for seven years until he decided to pursue a solo career.
In 2006 he was the Grand Prize Winner at the First London International Jazz Competition for Vocalist. Recently relocated in Los Angeles, Mon is now part of the LA Jazz scene with regular performances in the area. He has appeared at the LA FilAm Annual Jazz Festival. Currently with FreeHam Records, he is scheduled to release a CD in the Fall of 2009. Mon David shares with the whole world his unique artistry and his philosophy that music that comes from the heart can indeed heal, build, inspire and unite.
JO CANION, also known to friends and family as “Josie”, has been a pioneer in the jazz world since the early 1950s. She comes from a musical family and discovered early that singing came naturally to her.
She toured the West Coast in the late 1950s and 1960s with “The Preludes” a jazz vocal quartet that included her brother, pianist and singer, the late Rudy Tenio. She was encouraged by her other brother and jazz musician Jimmie Tenio to pursue a career in music. Flip Nuñez, noted Filipino jazz pianist and singer also encouraged Josie to play the piano.
Her performance credits include vocalizing with Flip Nuñez, George Duke, Smith Dobson, and Eddie Duran. She performed at various venues in San Francisco including the Fairmont Hotel, Quiet Storm, and Pier 39. After two years at the Hilton in Irvine, CA she returned to Stockton. Ms. Canion was a featured artist at the Stockton Waterfront Jazz Festival. Currently Jo performs at the Wine and Roses Spa and Hotel in Lodi.