creative workshop with singer songwriter suzanne vega – san francisco feb 2013
I attended a creative workshop taught by singer songwriter Suzanne Vega at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco on Friday February 8th, 2013.
Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing
Suzanne Vega is a folk singer known for her hits ‘Luka’, ‘Left of Center’ (Pretty in Pink Soundtrack), and Tom’s Diner.
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I have been performing with This Old Band, a rhythm and blues trio . The group consists of Bill Muccular on lead vocals and guitar, Tim Nightway on violin and backing vocals, and myself on lead guitar and backing vocals. We perform at many of the San Francisco bay area Farmers’ Markets including the markets at Old Oakland, Kensington, Palo Alto, Martinez, Montclair, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Jack London Square, San Mateo, Lafayette, Castro Valley, San Jose, Campbell, Danville and on 4th Street at Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley. We also have begun some shows at the Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek.
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strumming a few tunes at the ocean...
Joe will be performing all original music live at Panama Red Coffee in Concord, California Saturday May 12th, 2012. Karaj Lost Coast, another local singer-songwriter, will be performing at 10 am.
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I have been performing two to five acoustic shows per week broadcast live over the Internet. For show times and more information on how to tune in check joerizzo.com/shows
Joe Rizzo Live Acoustic
Rock in the New Year with a free live broadcast at 8 pm pacific (11 pm eastern). Tune in on your computer via iTunes radio streaming, using an Apple portable device or in the virtual world of Second Life.
For more details check http://www.joerizzo.com/broadcast/2011/12-31-11.htm
United for Change is a charity event for the nonprofit Live and Learn in Kenya held Aug. 26-28. I will be performing at benefit solo acoustic show broadcast live for United for Change on Sunday August 27th at 11 am PDT. All proceeds go to help feed children of poverty in Kenya.
To participate live or listen to the show: http://www.joerizzo.com/broadcast/8-28-11.htm
United for Change: http://www.unitedforchange.no-ip.fr/
Second Life: http://secondlife.com/destination/united-for-change
Ms. Emily Anne from Rockin' Java cafe Open Mic to American Idol
I hosted an wild and crazy open mic in San Francisco at Rockin’ Java cafe in the Haight Ashbury district for about 4 years. Plenty of talent went through those doors as well as quite a few less than stellar acts. One of the people to grace the stage was Emily Anne, one of the contestants that appeared on last night’s American Idol. The first thing I noticed about Emily was her very unique M.C. Escher tattoos on her arms. I had an Escher poster in office and had never seen anyone with Escher artwork on their arms. Emily seemed very sweet and had a very unique old-timey voice and singing style. She could also play guitar. I saw talent in Emily and I asked her to perform as a featured artist a few weeks later.
Last night Emily made the first round of cuts on American Idol in San Francisco and will be going to perform in Hollywood. Best wishes to you Emily…
American Idol San Francisco Auditions
I posted a few music samples of my originals songs from a few recent live broadcast performances. Check them out at: http://www.joerizzo.com/music
If you want to hear more, check the shows listing for live broadcast dates & times.
I stumbled upon a bunch of bricks embedded in the sidewalk this morning that gave me some inspiration …
Recently, I have been performing solo acoustic live fairly frequently in Second Life. For information on how to experience a show in Second Life or to listen to the live performance streamed on iTunes check: http://www.joerizzo.com/shows