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Karaoke – August 20, 2016 @6:00pm

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We had tons of fun at the last Karaoke Event in June, so let’s do it again!

Where: Campbell UCC – 400 W. Campbell Ave. 95008 – In Nelson Hall adjacent to the church

When: August 20th – 6:00pm – 10pm

Entrance fee: $5 (includes one ticket)  Purchase at the door.

Snacks and Desserts:
We will be selling snacks, sodas and desserts.

Raffles:
Throughout the evening there will be random ticket drawings to give away several fun and fantastic items. A variety of items will be awarded (including some boobie prizes). You must be present to win with a name on the ticket.

How does it work?
The currency of the night is a Ticket:
There will be a table set up selling tickets that can be used in a variety of ways. Tickets are used for the drawings, to purchase merchandise, to buy refreshments and also for the karaoke event. See pricing structure below.
All tickets will be placed in a bowl and drawn throughout the evening.

Karaoke:
(Entrance fee is $5 ea, includes one raffle ticket)
At 6:00pm, the microphone will open and karaoke begins. We have top of the line, professional sound system, so you can shine. There are also over 4,500 songs to choose from. Books will be provided and available for quick online search. You can also search and request a song here.
To be placed in the rotation to sing, write the song name and your name on back of a ticket and give to the karaoke host.
• Solo Song = 1 ticket
• Duet Song = 2 tickets
• Group song (up to 4 microphones) = 4 tickets
• Want to challenge someone to sing a song? = 1 ticket
• Want to opt out of singing the challenged song? = 2 tickets
• Purchase a “Free Pass” sign to opt out of all Karaoke challenges = 5 tickets
• Front of the line bump = 5 tickets (can only use once)
• Request a song for EVERYONE to sing = 2 tickets
• Blind Karaoke Challenge (sing without the words) = 2 ticket entry (winner will get a drawing item)
• Other fun events and challenges throughout the evening.

Singers will be called on a first come/first served basis, but we will try to keep the rotation going and give everyone a chance to sing. There is a time capacity for the amount of songs we can fit into a 3 hour period, so we may need to change the rules depending on the amount of singers. Please be respectful to all singers. This may be the first time anyone has performed karaoke. Make everyone feel at home and like a superstar!

 

This event is jointly hosted by the Rainbow Women Chorus and Lighted Window Concerts.

Karaoke / Dinner – June 4, 2016 @ 6:30pm

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karaoke-2016This event is hosted by the Rainbow Women Chorus and is held in Nelson Hall at Campbell UCC (400 W. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA). The previous Karaoke/Dinner event in August, 2015 was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Where: Campbell UCC – 400 W. Campbell Ave. 95008 – In Nelson Hall adjacent to the church

When: June 4th – 6:30pm – 10pm

Dinner:
($20 ea. includes Karaoke entry and 1 ticket. Groups of 4 or more $15 ea.)
A delicious lasagna dinner will be served with a mixed green salad, bread and a drink. We will have Meat, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options.

Snacks and Desserts:
For those not wanting dinner, there will be a table for snacks, sodas and desserts.

Silent Auction:
There will be tables with silent auction items available. Items such as: Massages, cookware, jewelry, bowling for 20, wine, piano/voice lessons and much more

Raffles:
Throughout the evening there will be random ticket drawings to give away several fun and fantastic items. A variety of items will be awarded (including some boobie prizes). Grand prize is an Apple iPod Touch worth $199. (You must be present to win with a name on the back of the ticket).

How does it work?
The currency of the night is a Ticket:
There will be a table set up selling tickets that can be used in a variety of ways. Tickets are used for the drawings, to purchase merchandise, to buy refreshments and also for the karaoke event. See pricing structure below.
All tickets will be placed in a bowl and drawn throughout the evening.

Karaoke:
(Entrance fee is $5 ea, includes one raffle ticket)
At 6:30pm, the microphone will open and karaoke begins. We have top of the line, professional sound system, so you can shine. There are also over 4,500 songs to choose from. Books will be provided and available for quick online search. You can also search and request a song here.
To be placed in the rotation to sing, write the song name and your name on back of a ticket and give to the karaoke host.
• Solo Song = 1 ticket
• Duet Song = 2 tickets
• Group song (up to 4 microphones) = 4 tickets
• Want to challenge someone to sing a song? = 1 ticket
• Want to opt out of singing the challenged song? = 2 tickets
• Purchase a “Free Pass” sign to opt out of all Karaoke challenges = 5 tickets
• Front of the line bump = 5 tickets (can only use once)
• Request a song for EVERYONE to sing = 2 tickets
• Blind Karaoke Challenge (sing without the words) = 2 ticket entry (winner will get a drawing item)
• Other fun events and challenges throughout the evening.

* Singers will be called on a first come/first served basis, but we will try to keep the rotation going and give everyone a chance to sing. There is a time capacity for the amount of songs we can fit into a 3 hour period, so we may need to change the rules depending on the amount of singers. Please be respectful to all singers. This may be the first time anyone has performed karaoke. Make everyone feel at home and like a superstar!

Brian Ho Jazz Trio – May 21, 2016 @4:00pm

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BrianHo-3-smBrian Ho began playing piano at the early age of five taking lessons at both Stanford and San Jose State. By the age of sixteen, he began to play professionally and started teaching. After his college years spent studying music at UC Davis, he decided to pursue his love of music as a leader, composer, and arranger. With his vast knowledge of styles and influences that includes New Orleans, Gospel, Blues, Latin Jazz, R&B, and even Hip Hop; he has developed a unique and modern take on standards and originals that bounce with energy.

Brian performed exclusively as a pianist for years until he found a way to play a portable organ. One of the most influential experiences he had was playing for an African American Baptist Church for several years as a young teenager. This is where he first forged his love affair with the Hammond Organ. In 2009, he became an endorser for the legendary Hammond Organ. He plays the Hammond XK3c Pro XK dual manual system with the Hammond XPK-200 pedals and Leslie 3300. He also has a 1960′s Hammond A100 and vintage Leslie 122 that he take to performances as well. He solos and comps with his right hand while his left hand and feet play organ bass in the same tradition as his organ idols, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Shirley Scott, and of course, Jimmy Smith.

In early 2012, Brian released his first full CD release entitled “Organic” which features guitarist Calvin Keys (Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal), Lorca Hart, and Oscar Pangilinan. The CD features several of Brian’s original compositions along with a few choice covers and standards that he has arranged. The album debuted at #11 on the CMJ Jazz Charts. It spent 8 weeks on the CMJ jazz charts with 4 weeks in the top 20. During that time, the Jazz Week charts were down but when it went back up on June 4th, it charted in it’s first week.

Pete Fallico (KCSM 91.1, Doodlin Records) writes, “the whole package offers such a refreshing palate of organ combo grooves and sonic delights.” Andrew Gilbert (Jazz Times, San Jose Mercury News) writes, “Organic is an impressive debut.”

The CD is available on ITunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.

Brian is fortunate to play with some of the finest musicians including Richie Cole, Calvin Keys, Akira Tana, Josh Jones, Leon Joyce, Dave Ellis, Melicio Magdaluyo, Annie Sellick, Christian Tamburr, Peppe Merolla, Chuck McPherson, Bob Kenmotsu, Tony Peebles, Terrence Brewer, Lorca Hart, Clifford Brown III, Rick Vandavier, Wally Schnalle, Oscar Pangilinan, Nicholas Bearde, Jason Lewis, Jack Riordan, Joe De Rose, Jim Witzel, Scot Miller, Neil Kelly, Ken Okada, Jessica Johnson, and many more.

Brian performs regularly at several prominent concerts, jazz clubs (SF and Oakland Yoshis, etc) , jazz festivals (including the Stanford Jazz Festival, Healdsberg Jazz Festival, Sonoma Jazz Festival, Benecia Jazz Festival, SJ Jazz Festival, etc), fine restaurants and bars. He has also performed at the 2013 Hammond Organ Fellowship Concert put on by Pete Fallico. He also performs for private functions such as weddings and private corporate events. It is very common to see him with his organ trio as well as a sideman playing both piano and organ.

In addition to performing, Brian is a full time musical director at Old Orchard Elementary School in Campbell and he writes for Keyboard Magazine.

Artist website is http://brianho.net/

Tickets for this event are $15/General Admission, $10/Senior or Student, $5/Child 12yr or under
Tickets are available at http://lightedwindow.org/concert/brian-ho-jazz-trio-2/