Guitarist Ray Obiedo was born in Richmond, CA, where as a child he frequently traveled to nearby San Francisco to attend concerts from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Creme; still, he did not pick up the guitar until age 17, drawing considerable influence from various acts including James Brown, Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery. At the outset of his career, Obiedo regularly shifted between Latin Jazz and R&B, performing and/or recording with a variety of artists including Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Grover Washington Jr , Sheila E and Pete Esvovedo; he also led the fusion unit Kick as well as the Pop/Rock outfitRhythmus 21. After signing to Wyndham Hill Jazz, Obiedo made his solo debut with 1989's Perfect Crime, followed two years later by Iguana; with 1993's Sticks and Stones, he reached the Top Ten on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz charts. After 1995's African-influenced Zulaya, he resurfaced two years later with Sweet Summer Days featuring vocalist Peabo Bryson. 1999 saw the release of Modern World. Ray has recently released two CD’s under his own Rhythmus Records label, 2015’s There Goes Thatand The Latin Jazz Project Vol 1 in 2017.
by Jason Ankeny
Shows from 8PM - 12AM. NO COVER. Reservations welcome.
- STELLA CHALICE SATURDAYS: Buy a pint of Stella Artois for $8 and keep the chalice! (One per person; while supplies last)
- All Day: $12 Beer flights (six 4.5 draft beer sampler)