WHAT:Meredith Axelrod w/ speacial guests Leah Brooke
DATE: July 13, 2016
COST: $10 suggested donation
Meredith Axelrod is recently back from an engagement with Jim Kweskin and the Jake Leg Stompers in Nashville and as a duo with Kweskin at the Kentuck Festival in Northport, Alabama after a September swing through Portland and Seattle. She’s a fine, uncanny singer and a multi-instrumentalist with great rhythmic drive and a sure grasp of early jazz, rural blues and the many pop music genres of the early 20th century, learned from a deep immersion in old 78s.
As a solo artist, Meredith has headlined her own shows at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, opened for the Cheap Suit Serenaders at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, opened for David Bromberg at the Sweetwater Music Hall, and toured as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Meredith leads her own hot jazz and string bands, and is heard frequently around the Bay and further afield in a duo with Craig Ventresco, performing at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Freight & Salvage, the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival and countless small clubs and cafes. Her duo and small group performances with Jim Kweskin have included a recent appearance at the fabled McCabe’s in Santa Monica as well as recent Nashville and Northport, Alabama dates. She has also played with Frank Fairfield, Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Ramblin’ Jack Eliot, Cindy Cashdollar, David Grisman, Bill Keith, Terry Zwigoff, Robert Crumb, and the Cheap Suit Serenaders, and has toured domestically and internationally.