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    Doug Beavers
    27 Aug
    Chuck Bennett
    25 Jun
    Lee Brenkman
    08 Oct
    Lee Charlton
    08 Jan
    Barbara Dane
    15 Jan
    Robben Ford
    17 Dec
    Rebecca Coupe Franks
    28 May
    Fred Frith
    13 Aug
    Larry Grenadier
    06 Aug
    Eddie Henderson
    09 Apr
    Erik Jekabson
    16 Jul
    Laura Klein
    26 Feb
    Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth
    22 Oct
    Babatunde Lea
    19 Mar
    Victor Lin
    30 Jul
    Charles McPherson
    23 Jul
    Houston Person
    02 Jul
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    12 Nov
    Loren Schoenberg
    30 Apr
    Adam Shulman
    05 Mar
    Frank Sumares
    19 Feb
    Dave Tidball
    12 Mar
    Mike Vax
    23 Apr
    George Wein
    15 Oct
    Mark Winkler
    03 Sep




    Most Recent Castaway - 17th February, 2017
    Robin Gregory (2017)

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    (Photo by Tanya Constantine)

    Vocalist Robin Gregory divided her formative years between Washington, DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, during a fertile period of musical innovation, and cross-pollination of Jazz, R&B and Blues. Attending Howard University, she was Homecoming Queen in 1966, at the very time when the Civil Rights movement was giving way to the Black Power movement.

    Robin loves the Great American Songbook, and she interprets it with her warm honey sound, influenced by, among others, Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Billie Holiday, and Little Jimmy Scott.

    Long resident in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robin is a local treasure who has performed at festivals and in clubs all around Northern California.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane Africa Brass Africa Impulse
    # 2 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio Lovely Sky Boat Impulse
    # 3 Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Songbook Billie's Blues Verve
    # 4 Jackie McLean Destination Out Love and Hate Blue Note
    # 5 Nancy Wilson Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues All My Tomorrows Capitol
    # 6 Gene Ammons Gentle Jug, Vol. 3 Didn't We? Prestige
    # 7 Dakota Staton The Late, Late Show Trust in Me Collectables
    # 8 Betty Carter Inside Betty Carter This Is Always Capitol
    # 9 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder The Sidewinder Blue Note
             
    Book Swami Venkatesananda, "Yoga Vasistha"
             
    Luxury Item A Tempurpedic mattress