Contemporary jazz all-stars
JEFF KASHIWA WITH SELINA ALBRIGHT
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.
Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S. and abroad.
In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th Anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at Shoreline Community College in Seattle.
Selina Albright is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her angelic tone adds character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and energetic stage presence commands attention.
Albright developed her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists, such as Whitney Houston, Take Six, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, Dinah Washington, Beyonce, Lalah Hathaway, and Tina Turner.
Selina Albright has graced the stage the world over with many artists, such as George Duke, Joe Sample, Peter White, Nick Colionne, Norman Brown, Marcus Miller, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Rick Braun, Chaka Khan and The Temptations.