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Friday Night Live Music: Apr. 25th, TLM!

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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 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.

Wednesday Wine Maker’s Dinner

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Join us the last Wednesday of the month for our Wine Maker’s Dinner.  Enjoy a menu perfectly crafted by Chef Craig Difonzo to pair with amazing wines.  Meet the people who make the wines and learn some about their craft and the inspiration behind their wines.  Spend time with friends and fellow wine enthusiasts in a convivial environment designed to enhance the dining experience.
Please call to make a reservation as space is limited to 25 guests: 510 444 7171.

Happy Hour on the Waterfront

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Spring has sprung and the weather is beautiful.  Come enjoy a Happy Hour drink every day from 3:00 until 6:00.  We have $4 draft beers and $6 tap wines.  Get a shot of Fernet Branca or Jameson for only $5!  We have some great afternoon nibbles, too!
Come join us today and savor the sunshine at Lungomare in Jack London Square.

Easter Brunch, Sunday April 20

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Easter is fast approaching.  Come join us for an amazing Italian Easter Brunch buffet.  It is $45 per person, $20 for children under 12.  Brunch will be served from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Join us for delicious egg dishes, house made pastries, house made cured meats, house made pasta and more!

Call to reserve your space today!  510-444-7171

Live Music on the Waterfront: Friday, April 18, feat. Adrian Giovenco Trio!

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Adrian Giovenco is an energetic drummer/percussionist who leads the band with a rock-solid pulse. From a very young age, his enthusiasm, sensitivity, and improvisational skills have captured audiences throughout California.

Live Music on the Waterfront: Friday April 4, The Matt Berkeley Trio!

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Matt Berkeley has been a welcome presence on the Bay Area music scene for over a decade. When not leading California’s premier wedding band, Hot Einstein, or teaching piano lessons to Oakland youth, he can be found leading his trio on improvisational journeys through some of today’s new ‘standards’ of pop, rock and rhythm and blues.

Happy Hour on the waterfront!

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Spring has sprung and the weather is beautiful.  Come enjoy a Happy Hour drink every day from 3:00 until 6:00.  We have $4 draft beers and $6 tap wines.  Get a shot of Fernet Branca or Jameson for only $5!  We have some great afternoon nibbles, too!
Come join us today and savor the sunshine at Lungomare in Jack London Square.

Live Music on the Waterfront Presents: Friday 3/21 & Saturday 3/22: Dan Cray Trio!

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“Both the depth and the playfulness characteristic of jazz piano at its best.” -Indianapolis Star

“You have a beautiful touch. . .Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan should hear you play.” -Harold Mabern, pianist and composer

Dan has worked full-time as a professional musician since graduating from Northwestern University in 1999. He was a finalist for both the 2004 American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship and the 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, and has performed around the world in many diverse and creative settings with a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists including Kurt Elling, Bobby Broom, Billy Drummond, Ira Sullivan and Geof Bradfield. For 12 years he led the Dan Cray Trio with good friends bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Greg Wyser-Pratte. The Trio’s music has been featured twice on the hit television show “Gossip Girl,” and they were personally selected by Michael Keaton to provide music for his directorial debut, “The Merry Gentleman.” The Trio performed at the Chicago and Idlewild Jazz Festivals and at venues around the country including the 75th anniversary celebration at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Together the group released four CDs: “Who Cares” (2001), “No One” (Blujazz 2003), “Save Us” (Blujazz 2005), and the live recording “Over Here Over Heard” (Crawdad 2008). Their last two studio CDs spent over 10 weeks on the National and College Jazz Charts, while Chicago’s NPR station WBEZ named each among the year’s best in 2003 and 2005, respectively.

In the fall of 2009, Dan moved to Brooklyn, NY to continue pursuing his career while working on a Masters degree at New York University. During this time, he was appointed adjunct professor at NYU, teaching jazz, classical and pop in private and group settings. After graduating in May of 2011, Dan recorded his fifth album “Meridies,” consisting of mostly original works and featuring saxophonist Noah Preminger, drummer Mark Ferber and bassist Clark Sommers. It was released on Origin Records in March 2012, and was awarded four stars and inclusion on the best of 2012 list by Downbeat magazine. Dan is spending the 2013 school year in Reno, Nevada where he’s working as a lecturer at the University of Nevada.

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Oakville / Yountville Wine Dinner – March 19th, 6:30pm

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*This very special wine pairing dinner is limited to 25 persons. Call 510-444-7171 or visit www.lungomareoakland.com to reserve.

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Live Music on the Waterfront Presents: 3/7 – ElecTreo | 3/8 – Adrian Giovenco

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Adrian Giovenco is an energetic drummer/percussionist who leads the band with a rock-solid pulse. From a very young age, his enthusiasm, sensitivity, and improvisational skills have captured audiences throughout California.

Adrian is very excited to welcome two fantastic musicians from Atlanta, GA, Richelle Scales and Eddie Cooper, who are both making their mark on the Bay Area music scene.