7 Mile House honors a great author, composer, musician, amazing family man and all around nice guy, Don Alberts as The Al Molina Sextet will play Don's original compositions. Let us celebrate his life which we were blessed to be a part of. The world shall never be the same without his smiling face but he left a legacy of memories and music we will carry in our hearts!
From the San Mateo Daily Journal:
Widely esteemed jazz pianist, songwriter, teacher, poet and author Don Alberts died from complications of cancer at his San Bruno home Dec. 10, 2018, at the age of 86.
Don was raised in the Bay Area, started piano at age 10, and played the jazz venues of the ’60s. Don served in the armed forces and worked as a draftsman while starting a family. In the Portland, Oregon, jazz scene, Don played with Shorty Rogers and Bud Shank and hosted jazz radio. Returning to the Bay Area, Don issued ASCAP-awarded volumes of jazz compositions, recorded albums and gigged regularly at such venues as Pearl’s and the 7 Mile House, where his poetry was read to jazz accompaniment. Don also wrote fiction and a significant Bay Area jazz history book.
He is survived by sister Mariam Alberts Wier, sons Dana and Steve Alberts, daughters Alanna Alberts Wiitala and Heather Janson, and seven grandchildren.
Don will be celebrated at noon Jan. 8 at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, and in a musical event at 7 pm. Flowers and donations will be welcomed.
Shows from 7-10PM. NO COVER. Reservations welcome.
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