Why hire Black Olive Jazz?
Black Olive Jazz plays Standards, Swing, Latin and Blues with a Mediterranean flavor. Our CD, Black Magic, has received airplay on the jazz station, KCSM, and sells on CD Baby. Vocalist Kay Andreas (Kostopoulos)is also a professional actress and director who teaches in the Drama Department and Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Kay has performed at poetry readings, corporate events, auctions, benefits and concerts. She sings in English, Spanish, French, and Italian, and plays percussion and finger cymbals. An elegant singer whose voice is inspired by the golden age of jazz, Kay pays homage to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Anita O’Day.
Kay has recorded with many Bay Area treasures, including Larry Vuckovich, Bill Douglass, Eddie Marshall and Noel Jewkes. Performing classic songs from enduring masters of the art form, such as Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter; and songwriters from Europe and Latin America-- Black Olive Jazz brings these two traditions together with an all-star ensemble of San Francisco jazz artists. Black Olive Jazz plays Standards, Swing, Latin and Blues with a Mediterranean flavor. Our CD, Black Magic, has received airplay on the jazz station, KCSM, and sells on CD Baby. Kay’s original tune, written with Larry Vuckovich, “View From Telegraph Hil” has been lauded as “The Quintessential San Francisco Jazz Song” on KCSM, JAZZ 91… Wayne Saroyan, Editor and Publisher, Jazz West http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N0r6hpGSQo
Black Olive Jazz’ ALL GAL BAND—features the finest Bay Area women jazz players—with ongoing engagements at Stanford Hospital Atrium, Sam’s Chowderhouse, Corte Madera Town Center Music Series, D’vine Jazz and Wine and Domaine Carneros winery.
Black Olive Jazz performs at many venues, educational institutions and benefits in the San Francisco Bay Area, including The Art Deco celebration at Union Square San Francisco, Union Street Festival, Sausalito Arts Festival, San Francisco Yacht Club, Corte Madera Center, Ghiradelli Square, Brazenhead Breast Cancer Benefit, Herbst Theater Green Room, The Cliff House, Agenda Lounge, Santana Row, Hotel Donatello, Sheraton Milpitas, Avalon Bar and Grill in Ashland, OR, Octavia Lounge, The Bliss Bar, Cafe Fino, Presidio Cafe, Domaine Carneros, Ledson Winery, Gunlach Bunschu Winery, Bartholomew Park Winery, Tessarosa Winery, Landmark Vineyards, River Rock Casino, Joe's of Lafayette, Stanford U, Golden Gate University, City College of San Francisco, and Santa Clara U, among others.
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