We’re thrilled to welcome vocalist Derek Evans from the Jules Broussard Band to April 23rd’s Pro Showcase! Derek is blessed with a big, soulful voice and an insatiable appetite to explore all styles of music. He will be backed by the masterful musicianship of Joe Lococo on guitar, Russ Whitehead on bass, Elvis Johnson on Drums along with Kimrea on Rhythm guitar.
Join us for a fun and musically satisfying afternoon in the wonderfully acoustic Tivoli room at the Throckmorton. No cover – all ages welcome – a one beverage purchase requested.
ABOUT DEREK EVANS
Singer Derek Evans is a product of a lush musical environment that swells with the cultural diversity that only a city like San Francisco can provide.
His love for music grew from his early childhood, when he was a small child, back in Hickory, Mississippi, where he sat in his grandmother’s lap as she sang and played the piano, leading the inspirational choir in the soul stirring syncopated rhythms, dynamic vibratos, and emotional crescendos delivered every Sunday to the congregation of True Light Baptist Church.
As a teenager, inspired by the blend of church and secular music created by Ray Charles, Derek plunged head first into the rich musical diversity of San Francisco and developed a deep appreciation for the differences in people, their needs, joys and struggles. His love for diversity embraces many styles of music. He is equally at home with a jazz standard, a country tune, blues, pop, funk, rock and roll or soul, exploring music new and old. A Soulful singer with an impressive voice, Derek Evans has been the much loved lead vocalist for Saxophone Great Jules Broussard’s band for over 20 years.
ABOUT KIMREA’S PRO SHOWCASE
For these Sunday Sessions we invite some of the Bay Area’s unsung working musicians to showcase their talent. These musicians form the backbone of the Bay Area music scene and are established Bay Area performers, session players, sidemen and undiscovered talent! Come for some fabulous music and discover real talent!
Kimrea, a prolifically active songwriter and performing musician, taps the talent for these Sunday Sessions, as well as the supporting musicians. She and her band continue to play regularly in the Bay Area and can be found every Monday Night (For the Last 14 years and counting) performing at the Historic No Name Bar in Sausalito, California.
Some of our past featured performers include:
Lisa Kindred (Blues Singer)
Derek Evans (R&B, Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues Singer)
Jose’ Neto (Brazillian Jazz)
Ron Borelli (Master Accordion Player, Classics, Jazz and Italian music)
Todd Swensen (Master Guitarist, Country, Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz)
GiGi Amos (Blues Guitarist & Singer)
Grant Ewald (Pianist and vocalist, all styles)
Backing musicians: Joe Lococo – guitar, Russ Whitehead – bass, Willie Riser – bass, Elvis Johnson – drums, Roscoe Gallo – Piano
There is an incredible wealth of talent who make their home right here in the Bay Area. Our Sunday Sessions invite performers in to share their talents and our community in to enjoy and be inspired! We pay a small stipend to performers, donations to support these events are gratefully accepted.
The Throckmorton is dedicated to the inclusion of all members of our diverse community; every member is entitled to be exposed to thought-provoking, multicultural events.