Santana's All That I Am has been postponed for release and is due on November 1. Previous release dates were June 21 and September 6. No reason has been given for the release date change by Arista. The CD features collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Los Lonely Boys, the Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, Robert Randolph and Kirk Hammett. In addition, Arista will also release the Santana DVD A&E Live By Request on November 15.
Los Mocosos is set to perform at Music In The Park at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose, CA on Thursday, August 4. The group is currently touring in support of their latest release entitled American Us. The sound is reminiscent of Santana, Malo and War.
Bebel Gilberto returns to San Francisco for her first performance there in 4 years s she appears at Bimbos on Sunday, September 11.
Celso Fonseca makes his BayArea debut as he performs classic bossa nova at Yoshi's in West Oakland, CA on September 20-21. His second international release is Rive Gauche Rio. The singer/guitarist has been a regular collaborator with artists such as Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte and Caetano Veloso.
Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, Mavis Staples, John Handy, the Pat Metheny Trio, Branford Marsalis and John Scofiled are among those set to participate at California's 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Music Festival, which is set to be held September 16-18.
This weekend on the The Dave Koz Show, Dave welcomes guitarist Chieli Minucci. Minucci's latest releases is Got It Goin' On. Boney James also appears on the show. Check your local listings for times and radio stations.