Thursday, April 21, 2011

Introducing: Don Pender

Well known San Francisco Jazz man Don Pender is serving as the Jazz lead for SF Refresh and helping to organize Jazz musicians to participate at our May 21st SF Refresh event in Bernal Heights, Visitacion Valley and the Bayview.

Nominated for a Grammy 1987 for "JAZZ INSTRUMENTALISTS OF THE YEAR" for Europe and Japan, Don went on to design and build Storyvile "a classic jazz club" and restaurant in San Francisco in 1995. He has had Elvin Jones, James Moody, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Wallace Roney, George Cables and many others teach and performed with him at Storyville.

Don received his BA, BM Degree’s from Berklee School of Music 1969 and also his Master’s Degree from Boston University in Music Education 1970. He’s played with Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton and Les Brown and his band of renown on the Dean Martin show.

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