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Re: “A New Music Venue Is Coming to the California Hotel

My name is Paul Tillman Smith ,Executive Director of the Oakland non profit Bay Area Jazz Society, i am a drummer. I was still in High School when i started playing at the California Hotel. There i performed with Big Momma Thornton, Guitarists Billy Soul, Eddie Foster and Carl "Rockin" Robinson among many others. I never will forget the pretty ladies that were walking around right their on 35th st and San Pablo. I was very young like 16 years old and one of those pretty girls passed the word on that she liked me a lot, scared me to death. I had thought that pretty woman was too fine to be out there like that or any lady for that matter. I honed my writing skills from those early experiences at the Hotel. I also had started writing lyrics and melodies at 15 on my piano. I hope Angela Wellman will allow me to participate in some of the projects forthcoming. Anyway please feel free to visit my website at BayAreaJazzSociety.org

Posted by Bajazzs on 12/11/2019 at 3:11 PM

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