Featured Musician: Kevin Frazier, saxophonist
Born: San Francisco
Resides in: Benicia
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Relationship Status: Single
How do you feel about being a musician at this stage of your life?
It’s really great to be at a place where I can pick and choose the gigs I really want to play.
What’s your music background?
I have been playing saxophone around the Bay Area for over thirty years and have shared the stage with Huey Lewis, Elvin Bishop, Davey Pattison and many other local musicians. I play public concerts and private events. In Benicia, I’m at the Farmer’s Market at least once a month and I play with Jazz Explosion on Thursday nights at the Union Hotel. I have played on a number of jazz recordings and was recently featured on a 2011 CD release titled “Sierra Nights,” which is available on my website, kevfrazier.com. I’m also the president of Grid 1 Audio LLC, makers of the world’s first 60 watt battery-powered tube guitar amplifier and a battery-powered pedalboard called the “Pedal Jeanie.”
Who was your biggest influence?
David Sanborn. I met him on my 40th birthday. I told him that I learned to play sax just by listening to him play.
Find Live Music at these Venues
The Rellik Tavern 707.746.1137
Live music Friday & Saturday nights at 9pm. June 4, July 2, July 9, July 16, & July 23.
Featured Bands/Singers: Haight Ashbury Orchestra, Hall 1, Falling Blind, Smokin’ J’s
Upstairs at the Café 707.745.1400
Live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 8pm: July 1, July 8, July 9, July 15, July 29
Featured Bands/Singers: Doug Houser, Calaveras, Steve Meckfessel, Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon
Historical Museum 707.745.5435
Live music: Saturday, July 16 at 8pm
Featuring: Houston Jones
Kinder’s BBQ 707.745.4453
Live music on the patio
every Thursday, 6-9pm
Benicia Farmers Market 707.745.9791
Live music every Thursday: Kevin Frazier plays Saxaphone July 21 at 4pm
Vino Paladini at The Inn and Spa at Benicia Bay 707.746.6203
Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6:30-8:30pm
Featuring: Tony Robins, Bizzy Lewis
Union Hotel 707.746.7847
Live music every Thursday at 6pm
Downtown Benicia 707.745.9791
Jazz Festival: July 30 11am – 8pm, July 31 11am – 6pm
Live performances by top jazz musicians from the Bay Area and around the U.S.
Free Pops Concert July 4th at 2pm, behind the library on Santa Clara Street.
Main Street Martinez 925-228-3577
Live Music every Friday evening from 6-8pm: July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29
Featured Bands/Singers: Tone Pony, Rockinghorse, Hopeful Romantics, So what!