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Music at The Annex

October 29, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

We are partnering with SunJams for this a rare East Bay appearance of the great Bay Area singer Lavay Smith, with Chris Siebert on the keyboard.

Lavay Smith and her 8-piece band, the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, have toured throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. They have performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Tonight, Lavay and Chris will present an intimate duet performance featuring classic jazz, blues and R&B tunes from the 20s through the 50s. While staying true to the spirit of the originals, they always provide a personal and soulful interpretation.


There are two types of tickets:

1) SunJams Partner which includes a slice of the Annex all organic pizza ( limited supplies) and a glass of wine.  $20.00

2) General Admission which gets you into the show (seating is first come first served). No charge for music, $10 donation suggested ( food and beverages available for purchase at the Annex).


The SunJams Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use music to build healthy communities. They present live outdoor concerts as a way of bringing people together who also believe in the healing power of music. Their goal is to help fund music education in local public elemenatry schools because they believe that music education is one of the most effective means of helping kids develop healthy learning habits ans a positive connection with school.

In order to make this possible, they invite you to support their unique fundraising program that consists of backyard concerts. These concerts feature local talent and professional musicians playing a variety of musical genres. These picturesque concerts take place in a private and relaxed outdoors venue.

We also sponsor live music events in other venues in an effort to reach wider audiences.

Come enjoy the good company of friends, food and music while helping subsidize kids’ musical education!

SunJams a 501c3 foundation, (EIN) / TAX ID 47-4435137.




The Annex
10387 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
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