Folk and World Music

Allegro Picante

Guitarist Eric Symons leads this group that mixes Flamenco, Jazz and Brazilian influences.  Performing a tasty blend of rhythm and Latin soul, Allegro Picante is available as a guitar duo, or trio with Barry Shiffman who plays percussion, sax and flute.  Other options are with jazz bass, a quartet with added rhythm guitar, or as a quintet with added Latin Percussion. Music by Paco de Lucia, Otmar Leibert, Gypsy Kings, Jobim, as well as American Jazz Standards. This group has opened for Cleo Lane, and has appeared at Auction Napa Valley, and in concert throughout the Bay Area.

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Trio Davide

Trio Davide is a popular Bay Area ensemble group featuring a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Italian music with a mix of popular Americana. Dazzling audiences of all sizes and persuasions through out Northern California, they perform authentic Italian standards and arias exclusively, or any combination of the Great American Songbook with lots of personality and flair from around the world.

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Lynne Miller, Bagpipe

 

Lynne Miller a native of Scotland, is an excellent player of the "Highland" pipes. He is very knowledgeable of the music and traditions of his heritage and the place occupied by the bagpipe. 

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David Miotke, Accordion

 

David Miotke, Pianist/Accordionist is as versatile as he is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and passionate performer with a remarkable career that continues to flourish from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 He is renowned for performing solo and with groups in styles as varied as jazz, cabaret, tango, Italian, strolling strings and classical. He specializes in performing the standard American songbook repertoire such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Rodgers & Hart. 

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