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Angela Wellman Group 

When: Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2007
Price: $12

The prospect of witnessing one of the Bay Area's hottest female trombone players - a Kansas City-raised woman who used to sit in on jam sessions at her hometown club Local 626, years before consolidating her career as a bandleader - should be enough to get you heading out to Anna's Jazz Island this Friday. But if Angela Wellman's trombone skills don't pique your curiosity, maybe some of her personnel will. Guitarist Calvin Keys, who signed to Gene Russell's Black Jazz Records label in the '70s and briefly changed his name to Ajafika ("one who has not yet arrived"), remains one of the flyest musicians in the local jazz scene. Also featuring singer Lori Wellman, bassist John Heard, percussionist Rondo Hoover and drummer Lorca Hart (son of the great Billy Hart), Wellman's band bears a long and fascinating history. The Angela Wellman Group performs Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $12. or

— Rachel Swan


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