Lafayette to chill out and then get down to business

May 12, 2013 by  

It is time for jazz music to arrive at the Duende, 168 19th Street, Oakland, as part of an event shaping up to be well worth the 20-minute drive from Lafayette to get there.

The show begins at 9:00 pm tomorrow, May 13, with Michael Wolff and Michael Zilber. Wolff is a top pianist whose rich résumé includes serving as the music director for Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly and for the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’.

Wolff was also the former leader of a jazz group which including Tony Williams and Christian McBride. He currently performs with drummer Mike Clark in the Wolff-Clark Expedition.

In this performance, he is accompanied by saxophonist Zilber, who has toured Canada and recorded with Grammy winner Dave Liebman.

Even closer to Lafayette is the seminar ‘Lounge & Learn – Thrive, Don’t Just Survive!’ at the Laptop Lounge in Walnut Creek, 1701 N. California Boulevard.

Led by Paul Wildrick, a business coach and profit strategist, this workshop will help business owners learn how to increase their profits, use measuring devices, and perform strategies to improve their business.

Wildrick has 15 years’ experience heading service and software companies. He is skilled in helping struggling companies thrive by establishing aggressive sales growth, increasing productivity, and cutting costs where appropriate.

The workshop begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 14. The cost of the workshop is only $10 for nonmembers and free to Laptop Lounge members. All types of workshop materials and handouts can be designed at printed at local print companies.