Monday, March 23, 2015

April at Gold Lion Arts

We have a lof of cool things happening this month at Gold Lion. There will be several concerts, a gear swap, lessons and clinics and some beautiful new photography gracing our walls. See below for info!

Gold Lion Gear Swap
Saturday, April 4 at 2pm:

Let's have another gear swap! Looking to buy some cool used gear? Got any used music or audio gear you'd like to sell? Come check out the Gold Lion Gear Swap. 

Admission is free. If you'd like to sell gear it's $15 per table (sell as much as you like). 

For more info or to reserve a table space please email


Sunday, April, 12
Ross Hammond's CD Release Concert (Afternoon Show!)

Folks, I'm putting out a new record called "Flight" in April, and will be playing a special afternoon show at Gold Lion Arts on Sunday April 12 at 4pm.  Flight is a solo record of acoustic six string, twelve string and slide guitar. 

The Gold Lion show is going to be totally acoustic and will be done in association with Outsound Presents.

4pm at Gold Lion Arts
All Ages, 
$10 Adults, Kids are free
Seating is Limited


Friday, April 17 
Outsound Presents: Christian Pincock with Pineda/Stanfill/Hammond Trio

Seattle trombonist Christian Pincock will be at Gold Lion Arts playing a solo concert. Opening the night will be a set by Gerry Pineda, Jack Stanfill and Ross Hammond and then we'll have a quartet set with Pineda, Pincock, Stanfill and Hammond to close the evening. 

$10, all ages


Saturday, April 18
Outsound Presents: Marisa Anderson and Amy Reed

Combining boundless creative imagination with a deep reverence for American folk, blues and country music, Marisa Anderson’s guitar playing is fluid, emotional, dexterous and original. National Public Radio says Anderson’s playing  “exposes and hides the mysteries of American music”. Pitchfork calls her recent record, ‘Mercury’, ”Brilliant” and Wire Magazine says, “Her sound has strength in restless variety…Anderson’s playing is heartfelt and utterly American, free from grandstanding and steeped in respect for the old tradition.”

Anderson’s work features improvisations and compositions inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, Appalachian mountain music, vintage country and western, gospel, noise, rhythm, cycles, mortality, and praise.  In performance, Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition.

8pm, $10 All Ages

Wednesday, April 22 presents The G11 Trio: Playing the music of Charlie Haden

The G11 Trio:
Gerry Pineda-bass
Brian Kendric-drums
Nick Fryer-guitar

Doors at 7pm, $10 cover
all ages



The photos of Jesse Vasquez are adorning our walls for the next couple of months. Vasquez's photo exhibit, called "No Place Better Than Here" has both water and nature patterns as themes. His opening reception was fantastic and we're lucky to have his work on the walls through the Springtime.


Gerry Pineda's Jazz Band Workshop starts again on Tuesday, April 7! See info below:

Did you play in Jazz band when you were in middle school or high school? Remember how much fun that was? Well now you can enroll in this workshop and play jazz with other musicians like you. This workshop is designed for non-professional musicians with beginning to intermediate skill levels. Each session is 90 minutes, meeting once a week for ten weeks. Participants get to play jazz with a professional rhythm section (bass and drums), study music theory, jazz improvisation techniques and play in jazz concert at the end of the term. All instruments are welcome! Even if you are a bass player or drummer, you will still get to play! Our rhythm section will be there for guidance and moral support.  Fees: $300 payable the first day, or click on paypal buy now button below. 

  • When: Tuesday nights 7:30-9:00 pm. 10 week sessions are ongoing. Next session starts 4/7/15 

  • Where: Golden Lion Arts 2733 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento, Ca. 95818. 



Our Drum Clinician is Jack Stanfill.

Since 1959, Jack has enjoyed numerous and varied experiences playing drums with piano trios, military organizations, symphonic music, Las Vegas lounge acts, big bands as well as bands that play country-western, traditional jazz, popular, swing, dance, rock and roll, free jazz, and Broadway music.