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Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Station House Cafe

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute - 5pm

Point Reyes Station, CA California 10001
US
Price: free

 

Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will be a good part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”, a pun on the name of the Israeli science research center called The Weizmann Institute.  The band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He sings wonderfully, and sometimes sounds more like Mac Wiseman than Mac does. Mac Wiseman  does not sing in both Hebrew and English as Jerry does. Jerry has  combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. The JCC program will focus on these. There might be one or two of those in the other programs as well. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Chad and Keith have been part of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, with Paul as sound engineer.
Paul and Jody and Keith were three quarters of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chad and Keith and Paul were supporting musicians on Jody’s CD “Wonders & Signs”.   
So although Jerry and The Wiseman Institute is a new band, the members are old music partners from way back.


 


Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Oakland House Concert

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute

Home of Susan & Charlie Fenton
Oakland California

 

JERRY AND THE WISEMAN INSTITUTE
Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will be a good part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”, a pun on the name of the Israeli science research center called The Weizmann Institute.  The band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He sings wonderfully, and sometimes sounds more like Mac Wiseman than Mac does. Mac Wiseman  does not sing in both Hebrew and English as Jerry does. Jerry has  combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. The JCC program will focus on these. There might be one or two of those in the other programs as well. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Chad and Keith have been part of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, with Paul as sound engineer.
Paul and Jody and Keith were three quarters of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chad and Keith and Paul were supporting musicians on Jody’s CD “Wonders & Signs”.   
So although Jerry and The Wiseman Institute is a new band, the members are old music partners from way back.



Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Alameda House Concert

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute

Home of Quale family
Alamada California

 

JERRY AND THE WISEMAN INSTITUTE
Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will be a good part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”, a pun on the name of the Israeli science research center called The Weizmann Institute.  The band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He sings wonderfully, and sometimes sounds more like Mac Wiseman than Mac does. Mac Wiseman  does not sing in both Hebrew and English as Jerry does. Jerry has  combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. The JCC program will focus on these. There might be one or two of those in the other programs as well. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Chad and Keith have been part of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, with Paul as sound engineer.
Paul and Jody and Keith were three quarters of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chad and Keith and Paul were supporting musicians on Jody’s CD “Wonders & Signs”.   
So although Jerry and The Wiseman Institute is a new band, the members are old music partners from way back.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Mountain View House Concert

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute

Mountain View California

 

JERRY AND THE WISEMAN INSTITUTE
Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will be a good part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”, a pun on the name of the Israeli science research center called The Weizmann Institute.  The band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He sings wonderfully, and sometimes sounds more like Mac Wiseman than Mac does. Mac Wiseman  does not sing in both Hebrew and English as Jerry does. Jerry has  combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. The JCC program will focus on these. There might be one or two of those in the other programs as well. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Chad and Keith have been part of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, with Paul as sound engineer.
Paul and Jody and Keith were three quarters of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chad and Keith and Paul were supporting musicians on Jody’s CD “Wonders & Signs”.   
So although Jerry and The Wiseman Institute is a new band, the members are old music partners from way back.


 


Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute - 8pm

Sebastapol California

 

JERRY AND THE WISEMAN INSTITUTE
Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will be a good part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”, a pun on the name of the Israeli science research center called The Weizmann Institute.  The band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He sings wonderfully, and sometimes sounds more like Mac Wiseman than Mac does. Mac Wiseman  does not sing in both Hebrew and English as Jerry does. Jerry has  combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. The JCC program will focus on these. There might be one or two of those in the other programs as well. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Chad and Keith have been part of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, with Paul as sound engineer.
Paul and Jody and Keith were three quarters of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chad and Keith and Paul were supporting musicians on Jody’s CD “Wonders & Signs”.   
So although Jerry and The Wiseman Institute is a new band, the members are old music partners from way back.


 


Sunday, March 10th, 2019

JCC East Bay

Jerry and the Wiseman Institute - 2pm

1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley California
Price: $15 and $20

 

Jerry Wicentowski is an unusually gifted singer and guitarist who has combined the musical style and melodies of American Bluegrass music with his most beloved ancient Shabbat Z’mirot, ancient Hebrew Sabbath songs. His band is comprised of some of the best Bluegrass singers and instrumentalists in the Bay Area — or anywhere else.  Jerry has  recently recorded a CD of the songs of the Bluegrass legend Mac Wiseman. As these songs will also be part of the program he has named the band “The Wiseman Institute”!
Bios:
Keith Little (5-string banjo and vocal) is a California Gold Country native, an organic farmer, an inspired song writer,  and has been Dolly Parton’s harmony singer.
Paul Knight (bass) runs his own sound company, and for decades has been bass player with Peter Rowan and many others.
Chad Manning (fiddle) co-runs a thriving East Bay fiddle school with his wife Catherine.  He has been in all of David Grisman’s 21st century bands.
Jody Stecher (mandolin and vocal) is a Grammy finalist and Indy Award winner,  an influential song finder, composer, and teacher. He was even Jerry’s guitar teacher when they were teenagers.
Jerry Wicentowski (guitar and vocal) is a bluegrass musician of the Old School. He is Yeshiva educated, Observant, and sings wonderfully in both Hebrew and English.


 


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