All proceeds from the show will go to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund created by Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with the RCU Community Fund, Inc., The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, as well as the Rebuild Sonoma Fund. "We've all been touched by the devastating fires that have destroyed nearly 7,000 homes and have taken 40 lives," band leader Jeff Kazor says. "Our hearts go out to those affected by the North Bay fires. We want to help any way we can."
The Crooked Jades, founded by Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukelele) in 1996, will be previewing new music at the Sweetwater. Their music explores the roots of Americana, mixed with diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with band leader/founder Jeff Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-radio music.
“Chords in unexpected places, out of this world harmonies, and some of the most powerfully-arranged material I’ve ever encountered,” lauds Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
"The band is so looking forward to performing these new songs to our fans, and some favorites as well," Kazor says. "I expect there will be some shouting, dancing, crying, speaking in tongues in the most poetic fashion, with amens and a couple hallelujahs, you know – just your normal Crooked Jades revival meeting!”
The 411: The Crooked Jades perform on Thursday, Nov. 16 (8pm) at the Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave. The show is a benefit for the North Bay Fire Relief Fund created by Redwood Credit Union (RCU), in partnership with the RCU Community Fund, Inc., The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, as well as the Rebuild Sonoma Fund. Rainy Eyes opens. Tix $17-20. MORE INFO & TIX.