Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

DAILY EVENT LISTINGS ARE LOCATED BELOW THESE SPECIAL EVENTS

Dave Riley, Bob Corritore & the Juke Joint Blues Band- Saturday, May 6 @7  $10 in advance at BrownPaperTickets

 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2934055 or at the cafe.  $15 -day of show


Michael Batdorff- Singer/songwriter from Jackson Hole Wy.-Thursday May 11 @7 pm. - A prolific songwriter in the Guy Clark tradition


 The Hottman Sisters- June 1 @7 pm.-Yet another outrageously good band from Nebraska.  Tight Indie Harmonies- all original music-No cover.


ROY BOOKBINDER- TRAVELIN' BLUES-       ONE OF A KIND TIN PAN ALLEY BLUESMAN WITH A ZILLION STORIES TO TELL.        A THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING EVENING.  SUNDAY, JUNE 4 - 7-9.  TICKETS ARE $13 IN ADVANCE,  $15 AT THE DOOR

 

Events Calendar

Sat Apr 29 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
LoBros- $7
Sun Apr 30 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Apr 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon May 01
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed May 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu May 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Sabra Faulk & Heather Hardy - CD Release- $10
Fri May 05 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Oscar Fuentes
Fri May 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Johnnie & the Rumblers- Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for Cochise County Canine Rescue
Sat May 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Bob Corritore & Dave Riley Juke Joint Blues Band $10/15- and Premiere Packages available.
Sun May 07 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 07 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
ZT Boutique - SpringFashion Show
Sun May 07 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
King Stones w/ Mustang Corners
Mon May 08
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 09 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein & Kathleen Williamson with special guest ArleneWow
Wed May 10 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Thu May 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Michael Batdorf & Don Armstrong
Fri May 12 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri May 12 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Heartbeat - $5
Sat May 13 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Baba Marimba - World Beat - $5 - 5 Year Birthday Cook-out Celebration for the cafe
Sun May 14 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky
Mon May 15
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Thu May 18 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Craig Plotner
Fri May 19 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Jits
Sat May 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Little House of Funk- $5
Sun May 21 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon May 22
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue May 23 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy & Neil McCallion
Thu May 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri May 26 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Kiko & the Stone Avenue Band - $5
Sat May 27 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Key Ingredients of African Soul $5
Sun May 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun May 28 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon May 29
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Hottman Sisters
Thu Jun 01 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Hottman Sisters
Sun Jun 04 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 05
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 06 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jun 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jun 11 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jun 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Wally Lawder & Acoustic Sky
Mon Jun 12
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Jun 14 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Jun 18 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jun 19
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jun 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Sun Jun 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Jun 25 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y El Tucsonense - $5
Mon Jun 26
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jun 29 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Jun 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Amber Norgaard Band-$5
Sun Jul 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 03
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Heather Hardy
Wed Jul 05 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Sun Jul 09 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 10
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Wed Jul 12 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
The New Tucson Songwriters Showcase & Concert
Sun Jul 16 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 17
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Tue Jul 18 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Sun Jul 23 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Mon Jul 24
Closed Mondays except for very special events
Thu Jul 27 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads

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Silk and Soul: Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 06:00pm-09:00pm

Silk and Soul is the husband and wife team of Mark and Arlette Willis. Arlette is an exceptional soprano and Mark accompanies her at the piano. He also plays a mean blues harmonica. Arlette and Mark have been performing for thousands of clients since High School.

Silk and Soul have traveled across the USA, with invitations to Japan and Russia. Their love of music spans many genres and generations including Jazz, Blues, Hollywood, Broadway, Funk, R&B and Soul.

Some say vocally, we sound like Whitney Houston and Darius Rucker. Go figure! Anyway, we blend Hollywood, Broadway and R&B and Soul influences in our shows.

Humble Beginnings

I met Arlette in December 1977 and started performing together in 1978. We got married in 1981, and played many weddings in Detroit. Sang and played in church, for conferences and special events throughout the Greater Detroit area.

In June 1981, Mark went to a recording studio to help a friend, Joe Stonestreet (of R&B’s Blackstreet) track a song he wrote. Mark’s playing caught the ear of Earl Van Dyke (creator of The Motown Review) and Thomas “Beans” Bowles, (former music director at Motown and composer of “Fingertips”) who were in the sound booth. A recording contract offer and a lifelong friendship with Beans and his sons Harold and Dennis would follow.

At a grand opening for a Detroit museum in 1989, world renowned trumpeter Marcus Belgrave who heard him play, enthusiastically offered Mark a position in his band to travel to Indonesia to perform with him that fall.

Major Accomplishments

Arlette consistent won vocal competitions at Interlochen Arts Academy. Mark and Arlette opened for Yolanda Adams, performed for Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Mark played a duet with Stevie Wonder, played the Apollo Theater, shared the stage with Jazz Gospel pianist Ben Tankard and The Contours. Mark received offers to work with  Al Hudson and One Way, The Dramatics and R&B artist, DeAngelo,on keyboard.

 

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Silk and Soul is a band from ForTheLuvvaMusic! Entertainment.

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