2011 TOUR DATES

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details on venue.

JAN 21: Embassy Suites
FEB 18: Embassy Suites
FEB 19: Two Bird
MAR 18: Embassy Suites
MAR 19: Two Bird
APR 16: Two Bird

PERFORMANCES

The Group: Mwanza Furaha, vocalist; Si Perkoff or Jef Labes, piano; LWayne Coyler, sax and Michael J. Ilnicki, drums. Musician friends generally stop by, so surprises are in store for anyone in attendance.

Guest artists during March include Julie Egger, violin; Kurt Huget, guitar; William Vitt, drums.

BROADWAY STUDIOS
435 Broadway (at Montgomery), San Francisco
Broadway Studios in San Francisco.The legendary Broadway Studios is a showplace for art, music, dance and entertainment. In 1919, the club was named "Garibaldi Hall." It was transformed in the 40's when it became the "Italian Supper Club." Since 1993 it has featured a wide range of entertainment.

CHEESEBOARD
The Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley.1512 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Enjoy the band and dine at this collective baker/pizza restaurant in Berkeley. The Cheese Board was one of the first gourmet establishments in north Berkeley and its success contributed greatly to the development of the area into the "Gourmet Ghetto" it has become. Alice Waters, the founder of Chez Panisse stated that she chose to locate her restaurant in North Berkeley "so the Cheese Board would be nearby, because I knew I would be among friends."

EMBASSY SUITES LOUNGE
101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903
Performances are fom 6:30-9:30 p.m. as scheduled on the left.Embassy Suites Lounge in SanRafael.

The Embassy Suites Lounge is a stately comfortable room with wonderful seating, a beautilful bar and fine food. The staff is great. The lounge features a full bar, dining, and a dance floor. Mwanza has performed here several times; it's a great venue.

JAZZ HERITAGE CENTER
1320 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Jazz Heritage Center.The Jazz Heritage Center, which operates as a non-profit, is housed within the new $72-million Fillmore Heritage Center, a mixed-use project at the corner of San Francisco’s Fillmore and Eddy Streets. A centerpiece of the Historic Fillmore Jazz preservation District, the building houses Yoshi’s new San Francisco jazz club and restaurant, 1300 Restaurant, 80 mixed-income condominium units in a 13-story tower, and a public parking garage. Opened to rave reviews in late 2007, the Fillmore Heritage Center is a driving force behind the Rebirth of the Cool in the Fillmore.

THE PANAMA HOTEL
4 Bayview Street, San Rafael
Performances are from 7:00-10:00 p.m. as scheduled on the left.

Panama Hotel Dining Room.This is a great venue. It is a charming and historic bed and breakfast inn, with great food and a fine bar near downtown San Rafael. We recommend reservations for as this evening is most enjoyed while dining. The Panama Hotel also has a small bar and, during warm summer months, the outside patio is lovely. Mwanza generally plays in intimate settings; the Panama Hotel definitely meets that criteria.

SAUSALITO CRUISING CLUB
Sausalito Cruising Cluib.300 Napa Street, Sausalito
Join us at this great location along the shoreline of beautiful Richardson Bay. Open to club members and their guests Friday through Monday, the club provides a full service bar and restaurant as well as live music. There are over 450 active club members, both sailors and landlubbers alike. The Sausalito Cruising Club was founded in 1949 as a boating and social club. The club is on a barge docked at Dunphy Park within walking distance of beautiful downtown Sausalito.

SAVANNA JAZZ
Savanna Jazz in San Francisco Mission District.2937 Mission Street, San Francisco
This great location in the heart of San Francisco features jazz six nights a week, including Jam Sessions a couple of nights a week. In addition to music, it has a excellent menu of exotic appetizers (Platanos Tropicale), salads and entries . . . try the New Orleans Creole Swing or New York Steak Parisien.

TASTE OF ROME
Taste of Rome in Sausalito.1001 Bridgeway, Sausalito
This is a great old Sausalito location, centrally located, easy parking, great food, fabulous people watching. Weather permitting, large windows slide open, giving it an indoor/outdoor feel. Enjoy music while watching the scene on Bridgeway. Excellent food, great coffee, fine pastries.

TWO BIRD CAFE
625 San Geronimo Valley Drive, San Geronimo Two Bird Cafe.
415.488.0105
Performances are from 7:00-10:00 p.m. as scheduled on the left. $5 cover charge.

The Two Bird Cafe is a great venue. Not only are the rustic dining room and bar fabulous, a lovely drive out through San Anselmo and Fairfax takes you to the Two Bird. Dining Room at the Two Bird Cafe.You might want to arrive early so you can dine by the fireplace or on the deck before Mwanza's performance. Meals are excellent. Mwanza performs in the cozy bar where you can also enjoy a seated dinner during her band's performances.

Karma Jazz.