#Sunjams6 will be on September 23, starting at 3pm. Click the link above to purchase tickets to see Mitch Woods at the Sunjams Backyard Stage.
Mitch Woods is a jazz, jump blues, and modern boogie-woogie pianist and singer.
A website about Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88's claims (http://mitchwoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/press_kit1.pdf):
"Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for two years but two decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”"
We want to thank friends and donors for their generous support.
Our inaugural concert in August 2015, the fall concert in October 2015 and our spring concert in May 2016 helped us raise $9500 towards our annual goal of $25,000
Contributions will go towards funding music education for a 3rd grade classroom at a local public school.
In 2015 we were able to support one individual one year scholarship by partnering with Oaktown Jazz Workshops. In 2016, we donated $10,000 to the music education programs at the EM Downer Elementary School in San Pablo.