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  Seventh Annual
Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

Java & Jazz

with local jazz duo

Keith Abrams and Paul Mueller

Blue Canoe
Sunday, April 12, 2009

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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Blue Canoe Blue Canoe, one of the newer coffee houses on the Mendonoma Coast, has quickly acquired a body of loyal fans. Located in the village above lovely Anchor Bay, Blue Canoe sits between Anchor Bay Store and Circles hair salon. Blue Canoe owner Janine Johnson offers fine, fresh organic coffees and teas for you to enjoy, while relaxing in her delightful coffee house.

Live music on the Whale & Jazz Festival's Easter Sunday afternoon will be the creative local jazz duo, Keith Abrams on acoustic bass guitar and Paul Mueller on tenor sax. Come on over and enjoy excellent jazz music along with a full espresso bar, featuring northern Italian espresso, a wide variety of local and exotic teas, and a selection of Franny's famous pastries. Free admission with purchase of food or beverage from Blue Canoe. For more information call (707) 884-1800.

Jazz Artists

Paul Mueller, tenor saxophone
Keith Abrams, acoustic bass guitar

Paul Mueller and Keith Abrams Paul Mueller and Keith Abrams have been combining musical forces for ten years, aligning themselves with the schools of James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, et al, as well as certain Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean masters.

Inspired by the intensity, focus, elegance, raw swagger, and sheer poetry of those masters, this duo strives to express the various realities of life, from the gritty to the very fine, tempered by that sometimes forgotten quality known as "class". They have penned a number of compositions which they perform. They also perform original arrangements of classics.

Always reaching for the heavens with their feet planted firmly on the ground, these guys never fail to give it their all, every time they play. Their goal: to present the music of the moment in the moment.

For booking inquiries contact (707) 884-4501 or 884-9215.