Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30p, we are hosting another in our series of tasting events. This month we feature the wines of Dashe Cellars! This four course dinner features the food of Chef Craig DiFonzo paired with Dashe Cellars wines! 4 courses and 4 pairings for $60.00! The event begins at 6:30p and is limited to 30 guests, so reserve by calling 510-444-7171 or visit www.lungomareoakland.com!
Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30p, we are hosting another in our series of tasting events. This month we feature the wines of Urban Legend! This four course dinner features the food of Chef Craig DiFonzo paired with Urban Legend wines! 4 courses and 4 pairings for $60.00! The event begins at 6:30p and is limited to 25 guests, so reserve by calling 510-444-7171 or visit www.lungomareoakland.com!
Saxophonist-Flutist David Berson has performed at many of the finest jazz venues in the Bay Area including Yoshi’s and Keystone Korner. Originally from Michigan, he’s also performed for several years in Hawaii at clubs, festivals, and with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. His Bay Moods CD is currently played on the Bay Area’s jazz station, KCSM-FM.
Brian Ho began playing piano at the early age of five taking lessons at both Stanford and San Jose State. By the age of sixteen, he began to play professionally and started teaching. After his college years spent studying music at UC Davis, he decided to pursue his love of music as a leader, composer, and arranger. With his vast knowledge of styles and influences that includes New Orleans, Gospel, Blues, Latin Jazz, R&B, and even Hip Hop; he has developed a unique and modern take on standards and originals that bounce with energy.
Starting Monday April 28 we will offer a three course lunch prix fixe menu, all for only $19 a person. You get a choice of soup or two salads to start, then choose from paninis, pizzas or pastas for the main course. Finish it off with a scoop of house made gelato or sorbetto.
Check out our menu online for daily choices.
Well-rounded, conscious, Bassist Troy Lampkins expands the definition of spiritual
music. The son and godson of prominent San Francisco Bay Area Jazz musicians,
Troy began playing the Bass at 4 years old. By 9 years old, Troy had already
played his first gig. By age 15, he was already sharing the stage with Jazz greats
Pharaoh Sanders, Eddie Marshall, Ray Obiedo, and his Godfather, the late Ed
Kelly. Influenced by great Bassists like Jaco Pastorius and John Patitucci as well
as the Organ phrasings of Hammond B-3 players Shirley Scott and Jimmy Smith,
Troy fashioned his signature approach to playing Bass. Playing both the Upright
and Electric Bass, Troy is a virtuoso performer on the Electric 6-String Bass.
Since beginning his musical career, Troy has appeared with a number of
prominent artists including Regina Belle, George Duke, Pete Escovedo, Tramaine
Hawkins, Marlena Shaw, and Angela Bofill. Well-versed in most musical genres,
Troy’s innovative playing can also be heard on a number of recording projects with
Rhiannon, The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Jenna Mammina, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Saxophonist, Dave Ellis, an in-demand session player.
Troy has made appearances on a number of recordings with prominent music producer Narada Michael Walden and still active in the Narada Michael Walden Band for the past 17 years. In 1998, he appeared on the legendary group, The Temptations, platinum selling album Phoenix Rising.
Troy’s current projects include playing with Will Kennedy (drummer of “The generic viagra cheap Yellow
Jackets”), Verve Recording Artist-Ledisi, and the Marcus Johnson Group. He is
also performing live both domestically and internationally. Also a talented writer
and producer, Troy is currently working on projects for a number of musical artists.
An accomplished professional and a highly sought-after session player, powerful things are sure to come from this innovative bassist and performer.