From Augusta Collins, jazz musician and artist, featured in last July’s issue:
I HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE WEST COAST BLUES HALL OF FAME AND I WILL BE RECEIVING AN AWARD THE NIGHT OF SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH 2010, 6-10PM AT HILTON OAKLAND AIRPORT. THE TICKETS ARE $25.00 IF YOU GET THEM FROM ME. $35.00 AT THE DOOR.
Augusta Lee Collins – Singer/Songwriter/Videographer
Augusta may be reached here: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Augusta (and I have seen him live, he has amazing energy and a sweet smile along with a long history of distinguished compositions and musical collaborations.):
Augusta Lee Collins has been creating and performing his original music at Café Valparaiso (La Pena Cultural Center) in Berkeley, California as well as dozens of other venues, in the bay area for three years with his partner fellow musician, Toney Thibodeaux.
Augusta is forever pushing his ideas musically and visually and creating new music. Augusta, hears, feels and visualizes his creative journey bringing a very unique blends of music all original music, written and performed by Augusta Lee Collins. Augusta is an artist consistently widening and extending his horizons.
Augusta Lee Collins is best known as a very talented drummer that was most prolific throughout the late 1960’s and into the middle 1980’s. Performing with legends like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Herbie Hancock, Abby Lincoln, Sun Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Frankie Bevelely and Maze, and the Pointer Sisters to name a few, Augusta showed an interest in all forms of music very early.
Augusta has performed at the U.C. Berkeley Jazz Festival three times and the Monterey Jazz Festival as well as performing with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Harold Fiberman conductor and musical director.