Monterey, CA, August 12, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Great music, food, cocktails and ambiance! Like the fabulous dinner nightclubs of the past, Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado, Monterey, CA (www.cibo.com) takes great pride in offering an array of high quality live music six nights a week in a comfortable, spacious and beautiful setting. Cibo features some of the best musicians found in Monterey County as well as top bands visiting the area from across the world, with no cover charge. This award-winning restaurant and bar offers the perfect venue for a relaxing dinner or drinking and dancing fun.
On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of jazz accompanies dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. greatly enhancing the dining experience. Stay later and enjoy a party atmosphere and a lively mix of soul, funk, and R&B dance music Fridays and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. - 1:30 am (see bands below). There’s also a "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month with drink specials, dining, dancing and no cover charge.
The restaurant features the “best of the best” respected local professional musicians weekly from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm. including Lee Durley and Joe Indence (Tuesday nights), Andrea’s Fault Trio (Wednesday nights), Ben Herod Trio (Thursday nights) and Jaqui Hope (Sunday nights). On the weekends, top local DJ's Steb Montez Justin Horrell Hanif Panni and Tony Calvert rev up the fun with their REWIND format featuring The Best of the Past, Present and the Future. Saturday night rotates with visiting or local top bands including AC Myles, John Michael Band, VYBE, Mofo Party Band and BTA.
Also, on Wednesday, August 6th: Kaycie along with MADDOX Presents Premier Singles Mixer “1+1”
Kaycie along with MADDOX Presents invite you to Monterey's Premier Singles Mixer, “1 + 1” on Wednesday, August 6th from 7:00 p.m. – Midnight, at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey (831) 649-8151. Italian aphrodisiac-inspired complimentary appetizers will be served from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Andrea’s Fault Trio will perform live jazz and R&B from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. No cover charge. 21 and older.
Participating guests will be given special 1+1 colorful beads. As a fun ice breaker activity, men will only be able to buy blue drink tickets for 1+1 signature cocktails, including Love Potion 831 and Liquid Courage, among others and they will have to approach a woman of their choice to buy their drinks with blue tickets. And correspondingly, women will only able to buy red drink tickets and then they can approach a man of their choice to use the red tickets to buy 1+1 signature cocktails. Should you find your match and choose to have dinner that evening at Cibo, start your wonderful journey together with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
On Friday, August 8th, Cibo Hosts Classic Car Week Driver Reception on August 8th
The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8th as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks of the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week activities. Be sure to stop by and celebrate Classic Car Week at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey (831) 649-8151. Between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8th, Cibo is hosting a special Classic Car Week Driver Reception that will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. There will be live jazz from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with Andrea’s Fault Trio.
August 2014 Music Line-Up at Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Note: Most details are at http://cibo.com/calendars/august.htm
At a Glance:
Week of August 5, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Lee Durley and Joe Indence – Jazz and Swing
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7 pm – 10 pm – Kaycie and Maddox Presents “1+1” Premier Singles Mixer including Andrea’s Fault Trio – Jazz and R&B from 7 pm – 10 pm
Thursday, August 7, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm- Ben Herod Trio – Swing Jazz
Friday, August 8, 2014 – 5 pm – 7 pm – Classic Car Week Drivers Reception with Live Jazz by Andrea's Fault Trio from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am - REWIND – The Best of the Past, Present and the Future
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am – John Michael Band – Classic Rock
Sunday, August 10, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Jaqui Hope – Jazz and Pop
Week of August 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Lee Durley and Joe Indence – Jazz and Swing
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Andrea’s Fault Trio – Jazz and R&B
Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm- Ben Herod Trio – Swing Jazz
Friday, August 15, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am - REWIND – The Best of the Past, Present and the Future
Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am – VYBE – Rock, R&B
Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 2 pm – 5 pm – Happy Hour Jazz Jam Hosted by Roger Eddy
Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Jaqui Hope – Cocktail Jazz
Week of August 19, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Lee Durley and Joe Indence – Jazz and Swing
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Andrea’s Fault Trio – Jazz and R & B
Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Ben Herod Trio – Swing Jazz
Friday, August 22, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am - REWIND – Best Music of the Past, Present and the Future
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am – MoFo Party Band – Blues/West Coast Swing
Sunday, August 25, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Jaqui Hope – Cocktail Jazz
Week of August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Lee Durley and Joe Indence – Jazz and Swing
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Andrea’s Fault Trio – Jazz and R & B
Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Ben Herod Trio – Swing Jazz
Friday, August 29, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am - REWIND – The Best of the Past, Present and the Future
Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 10 pm – 1:30 am – BTA- Soul, Funk and R & B
Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 7 pm – 10 pm - Jaqui Hope – Cocktail Jazz
Details and bios:
Tuesday, August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (every Tuesday night) from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Vocalist/percussionist Lee Durley and Keyboardist Joe Indence
Musical style: Jazz and Swing
Vocalist/percussionist Lee Durley and keyboardist Joe Indence are two of the most prominent and respected musicians in the Monterey musical community. Lee Durley, who has had multiple appearances at the world famous Monterey Jazz Festival, has been pleasing fans for decades with his rich vocal stylings and musicianship. His vocal texture has been compared to Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, and Joe Williams. Durley has performed at clubs, festivals, and special events all over the West Coast, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, as well as several successful European tours including featured performances at the Marciac and Avignon Jazz Festivals in France. Lee is also a long-time member on the Board of Directors of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival.
Joe is a talented pianist, arranger, conductor and accompanist, performing and recording Classical, Popular and Jazz music. For many years, he has been Pianist in Residence at the beautiful Highlands Inn in Carmel.
Lee and Joe worked together for years at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and currently play weekends together at the Highlands Inn in Carmel. In 2006, Lee & Joe released "Monterey Easy", a delightful CD that features some very tasteful easy listening favorites. Musically, they are drawn to the timeless songs that have lasted throughout the years.
From the classic swing of the 30's and on through the decades to the Adult Contemporary music of today, Lee Durley and Joe Indence play the music that you remember and love to dance to. From timeless love ballads to swing, Latin, waltzes, and light rock, Lee and Joe present a diversity of musical moods with style, taste and courteous professionalism. Lee and Joe accompany themselves with sequenced bass and drum tracking. This, combined with the many sounds Joe can coax from a synthesizer (such as strings and horns) gives this dynamic twosome the rounded, full-bodied sound you'd expect to hear from a full band! If desired, they can also add a saxophonist for a trio. This spirited duo will lend class and panache to any special event.
Wednesday, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th (every Wednesday night) from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Andrea's Fault Trio
Musical style: Jazz and R&B
Andrea's Fault Trio was formed in 1995. Since then, they have played just about every venue on the Monterey Peninsula from winery events to outdoor festivals, concerts, corporate events, and weddings, winning fans along the way. Their extensive repertoire traverses a wide variety of styles including jazz standards, blues, and R&B favorites from the 50’s and 60’s. The trio just released a new CD “Can You Feel It”. The band features upright bassist/vocalist Rick Chelew. Lead vocals are evenly split between guitarist Darrin Minchell and drummer Andrea Carter.
Among the tracks the band performs are Tom Waits’ “Way Down in the Hole” (the theme song for “The Wire”), The Rolling Stones classic “Play with Fire”, and the Drifters’ Under the Boardwalk”, and the Jazz standard “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” which has been recorded by Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.
Thursday, August 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th (every Thursday night) from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.
Ben Herod Trio
Musical Style: Swing Jazz
Saxophonist Ben Herod plays a blend of traditional and modern jazz, from Gypsy jazz and swing to Bossa Nova and funk with a style often described as smooth and mellow yet classic and kinetic. He'll be joined by some of Monterey's best Jazz musicians and vocalists.
Friday, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (every Friday night) from 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m
REWIND: The Best of the Past, Present and the Future
Musical Style: Best Music of the Past, Present and Future
On the One Presents REWIND with resident DJ's Steb Montez, Justin Horrell, Hanif Panni and Tony Calvert every Friday night. Enjoy the Best Music of the Past, Present and Future REMIXED every Friday night. Bring your dancing shoes!
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 – 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Musical Style: Rock/Blues
A.C. Myles, guitarist and singer, has traveled the United States, Europe and the Middle East as guitarist/vocalist in Blues, Soul/R&B, Rock and Modern Country acts both as an invaluable sideman and as an ever-charismatic front man. Myles led his own blues/rock/roots trio primarily touring Northern and Central California for 6 years with 150+ bookings a year without agent or label and has sold several thousand of his self released recordings. In the past Myles has backed traditional blues artists Fillmore Slim, Craig Horton, The Carter Bros., Hosea Leavey. He just recently spent 2 years as touring guitarist for acclaimed R&B/Soul/Blues artist John Nemeth band touring 200 nights a year primarily in the United States, Canada & Europe,
Growing up in the migrant worker and blue collar rurals of the Central California town of Fresno. He played, like many young musicians, in the school music programs. Although without any formal music training, Myles was accepted into the high school jazz band, and eventually taught himself the basics of reading music and won several awards for 'Outstanding Musicianship' because of his formidable guitar solos.
With a keen ear and sincere passion, A.C. has become a gifted entertainer and musician, continually pleasing his small audiences. His personal appearances have a 'take no prisoners' approach which; along with a healthy dose of humor, usually gets even the toughest audience on his side. With a performance schedule that might make lesser musicians opt to take up with a good book and a glass of wine, A.C. Myles has a strong work ethic and undiminished ambition. At every chance proclaiming his inalienable right to boogie and rock.
Saturday, August 9th – 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
John Michael Band
Musical Style: Classic Rock
The John Michael Band is a viable dance rock band, well versed in many styles and jandras. John Michael Band has been playing along the northern California coast since 2010, in clubs such as: The Crow's Nest, Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz, Zelda's, The Wharf House, The Fog Bank in Capitola, Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, The Mucky Duck and Bullwhackers in Monterey. John Michael Band has had the honor of opening up for The Temptations in 2011 at The Sunset Center in Carmel. The Band is very danceable and versatile in many styles such as: funk, soul, blues, reggae, ska, punk and metal. John Michael Band musicians consist of vocalist John Michael, guitarists: Vinny Johnson (Vinny Johnson Band) D.B. Walker (D.B. Walker Band) Patrick Golden (Bog Iron) Duane Stringfellow, drummer Keith Wieland (Dani Page Band and Touched Too Much) bassist and drummer Keith Graves (Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service) and bassist Avey Gonzalez (Vienna Teng and Drive from the Bay Area).
Saturday, August 16th – 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Musical Style: Classic Rock
VYBE is a collaboration of talented, seasoned musicians who came together simply because of their Love of Playing Music!!! Formed early 2010 VYBE has become a local favorite with many venues and audiences! VYBE'S members come from a strong list of other bands and have opened for many National Acts such as Heart, Billy Squire, Kid Rock, Pat Travers, Eddie Money, and Y&T just to name a few.
Saturday, August 234d – 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
MoFo Party Band
Musical Style: Blues and West Coast Swing
About the MoFo party Band
It’s 25 years later and they’re still wowing the crowd! The MoFo Party Band, founded by brothers John and Bill Clifton, have seen the evolution of the open jam band at Zapp's Park in Fresno, CA into the internationally renowned high energy Blues & West Coast Swing group it is today. The MoFo Party Band has performed thousands of times throughout the U.S. and also in over 15 countries, including many of the world's blues festivals. They have become a favorite to many around the world with their high energy performance, polished yet authentic sound, and their timeless retro look. Frontman John Clifton entertains the audience with his refined virtuoso harmonica ability and his endearing bravado/humor/ candor he exudes in each and every performance. Guitarist, Bill Clifton (Brother Bill), rocks the crowd with his authentic voicings and leads that are influenced by the greats of the Golden Years of blues. Don't be surprised if you see him walk on tables and then some. Bill is a showman! Through and through, this is not a show to be missed especially if you enjoy dancing and just plain fun! The band is currently preparing for their next studio album which is to be released by Rip Cat records. For more information, go to www.mofopartyband.com
Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Musical Style: Soul, Funk and R & B
Like the band name says, they're "Back Together Again". After gigging around Monterey and other venues up and down California and Nevada 20+ years ago, they're doing it again. Members of the group have performed, produced or opened for various groups and notables as Con Funk Shun, Chic, Heatwave, Narada Michael Walden, Connie and on NBC’s “Today Show”, and toured across the US, Japan and Germany. B.T.A. is a local group whose members are Tiffany Cepeda on lead vocals, Rence Perez on lead vocals and keyboard, Ken Henderson on bass, Marv Panganiban on drums, Dee King on guitar, James Perry on vocals and Christian Salas on percussion. Come check them out and see if they made the right move, dancing and partying like back in the day...because they're "Back Together Again".
Sunday, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Musical Style: Cocktail Bluesy Jazz
Jaqui Hope is a singer with a voice 'like warm sheets on a Sunday morning.' Singing a bluesy jazz style, she chooses songs that grab her attention from back in the day to today. To listen with your loved one is to enhance the romance of your ambiance, if without one, let her voice sooth your soul.
Sunday, August 3rd, 17th, (1st and 3rd Sundays) 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Cibo Jazz Jam hosted by Roger Eddy
Musical Style: Jazz Jam
Hosted by Roger Eddy and friends, featuring some of the finest jammin' musicians from far and wide! Happy hour specials, drink specials, bar menu, and full menu available. Dining, dancing, drinking, listening, and of course swingin' jazz!!
Cibo Ristorante Italiano offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners, including an array of gluten-free pizza and pasta. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.
Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.
Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. with no cover charge. They also hold a special "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials.
With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.
Cibo Ristorante Italiano is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini, Best Place for Live Jazz, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Place to Dance, Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.
For more information, go to www.cibo.com or call (831) 649-8151.
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940