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CHELLE! and Friends at The Uptown

The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

New Orleans native and Oakland’s own Queen of New Orleans music, Michelle Jacques and her “Friends” bring you an evening influenced by the jazz, funk, soul, zydeco rhythms of New Orleans! Come party with the gang at The Uptown Nightclub!

CHELLE! and Friends @ Taste of Orleans Festival

CHELLE! and Friends return to The Taste of Orleans Festival at California's Great America from each Saturday and Sunday 7/13 to 7/28! Featuring food, live music, dancing, fireworks and fun!

CHELLE! and Friends

Rhythmix Cultural Works , 2513 Blanding Ave , Alameda

Calling all Voodoo Queens and Kings and Big Chiefs. CHELLE! And Friends are gonna ring in the Mardi Gras season this Saturday night at Rhythmix. The wonderful piano playin’ Jennifer Jolly will be partying with us! Tickets: $20 Advance $25 Day of show

Monte Rio Club Presents Mardi Gras Ondine with CHELLE! and Friends

Ondine , 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito

We will be at the Ondine in Sausalito, Saturday, February 24. Doors open at 6 pm; dinner served at 6.30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Cover of $25 per person (cash) Special Mardi gras dinner $65 Ticket email: monterioclub@yahoo.com 415 944-8754

"Terrific, the power of the vocals and the pulse of the rhythms dazzle audiences of any ages, nothing short of breathtaking!"
Pascal Bokar 
Savanna Jazz
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"Hey Chelle, I want to let you know what a fine time we all had checkin' out your show at La Pena last night. As a part-time New Orleans resident (I spend about 1/3 of the year down there and 2/3 in Oakland), and a long-time New Orleans music enthusiast (I've written a book, any number of magazine articles, and I had a long-running show on KPFA a couple of decades ago) I thought I was on top of all important manifestations of New Orleans funk in the Bay Area, but clearly I was wrong about that since I had never known about you before last night. I was really impressed with your set list; a great mix of popular tunes and NOLA obscurities. 

Anyway, thanks again for a down-home funky time. Best live music I've heard in months."

Michael Oliver-Goodwin