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April 18, 2017

Press Release for Yoshi’s May 10th

April 17, 2017

“International Performer/Flutist, Rebecca Kleinmann with her Quartet & Guest Flamenco Dancer at Yoshi’s Oakland May 10th”

Versatile Jazz Flutist, Vocalist & Composer, Rebecca Kleinmann performs “Traveling in Colors” with the Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet and special guests at Yoshi’s Oakland on May 10th, 2017 at 8:00pm, with a VIP Artist Meet & Greet at 7:00pm. Yoshi’s is located at 510 Embarcadero W., Jack London Square, in Oakland.

Performing internationally, teaching, and composing, Rebecca Kleinmann’s career is marked by diversity and improvisation. In the words of Latin Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto, “Rebecca plays flute with the passion of a flamenco dancer.”

For her Yoshi’s debut as a leader, Rebecca brings us her stunning Quartet featuring Spanish born Jazz pianist, Alex Conde and special guests including flamenco dancer Melissa Cruz and Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini. The evening will feature originals by Kleinmann, Conde and Faquini, music of Baden Powell and Tony Williams and compositions written for Rebecca by the great Hermeto Pascoal. Other performers include Bay Area All-Stars Jeff Chambers​, bass; Lorca Hart​, drums; and special guest, Marlon Aldana, Cajon.

This unique concert is presented by Mark Elliott & The A-List Musiq Circle -Your Bay Area’s Who’s Who Entertainment Network, in association with Allison Bliss Consulting: Marketing & Communications.

Rebecca’s international career has taken her to perform in Brazil, Argentina, Africa, Europe and Australia including Melbourne’s International Women in Jazz Festival, Birdland in NYC and the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. Closer to her Oakland home she has graced stages of the San Jose Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, California Jazz Conservatory, the Sound Room, Paramount Theatre, Oracle Stadium and the SF Jazz Center.

An explorer at heart, “Traveling in Colors” reflects Rebecca’s style as she rockets and flows between genres, leading her Jazz Quartet, playing in Duo Brasiliense with Ian Faquini, Brazilian Choro, Forró dances with Dona Francisca, Indie band La Dee Da, singing in Taylor Annointed Praise Choir and accompanying flamenco artists including dancer Melissa Cruz and singer Kina Mendez. She released her debut album “Raio de Sol” in 2005 and has since recorded and performed with world-class artists in a wide range of styles.

Jazz pianist Benny Green states, “Rebecca is masterful and selfless in her ability and inclination of melding her sound with her environment.” Her environment has indeed been musically rich! Music and video samples at:


DATE:                May 10th, 2017

TIME:                 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm  VIP Artist Meet & Greet: 7:00pm

VENUE:            Yoshi’s Oakland

ADDRESS:       510 Embarcadero W., Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

COST:                 $23-$55

TICKETS:          Yoshi’s Tickets

BOX OFFICE:  (510) 238-9200

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MEDIA CONTACT:     Allison Bliss 510-879-7600


Rebecca Kleinmann, flutes and vocals

Alex Conde, piano

Jeff Chambers, bass

Lorca Hart, drums

Special guests:

Ian Faquini, guitar

Marlon Aldana, drums

Melissa Cruz, dance & palmas