Arts & Events

Swing Jazz and The Dazzling Divas at Berkeley's Le Bateau Ivre on Two Wednesdays

Wednesday July 13, 2011 - 12:42:00 PM
The Dazzling Divas at Berkeley's Le Bateau Ivre
The Dazzling Divas at Berkeley's Le Bateau Ivre

Southside Berkeley's beloved Le Bateau Ivre (The Drunken Boat), a French cafe complete with title from Baudelaire Rimbaud*, offers unique entertainment along with its usual good food on Wednesday evenings. The next two programs are especially lively. This week, there's an evening of swing jazz with a touch of Dixieland, and next week it's opera favorites from the Dazzling Divas. 

This Wednesday, July 13th, from 7-9pm, you can hear Trombonist and KCSM radio host Mal Sharpe, together with guest Irish jazz vocalist and RTE radio host Melanie O'Reilly, also featuring Mike Ramos on guitar, Richard Hadlock on Sax, Jim Gammon on trumpet and Paul Smith on bass. 

Then next week, on Wednesday, July 20th, again from 7-9pm, opera singing Divas Pamela Connelly, Kathleen Moss and Eliza O’Malley light up the hall with arias, duets and trios from celebrated operas of Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Delibes and more with special guest pianist Alexander Katsman. 


Bateau Ivre: 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley (510)849-1100 

*Thanks to Chuck Siegel--how embarrassing.