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Retro Notes

Aug 11, Saturday - 2pm
Sushi Confidential Stage

Retro Notes are a San Francisco Bay Area jazz band which combines elements of swing and jazz standards with contemporary vocals and rhythms. Alexandra Beltran’s sensual vocals and Bendik Kleveland’s velvety saxophone blend seamlessly to create a bewitching sound.

Beltran began her musical journey at a young age of six. She has performed at multiple events and venues including the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Known for her passionate and deep contralto vocals, Alexandra’s rich and sultry voice will leave you captivated.

After growing up playing classical music in Norway with the Oslo Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bendik Kleveland was first exposed to jazz when he moved to the US. He was intrigued by the vast opportunities in musical improvisation and went on to play alto and bari saxophones in the Stanford Jazz Orchestra. When he started losing his hearing in one ear, he decided to drastically step up the pace of practice. His hearing still intact, he gives it all for every performance.

Beltran began her musical journey at a young age of six. She has performed at multiple events and venues including the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Known for her passionate and deep contralto vocals, Alexandra’s rich and sultry voice will leave you captivated.

After growing up playing classical music in Norway with the Oslo Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bendik Kleveland was first exposed to jazz when he moved to the US. He was intrigued by the vast opportunities in musical improvisation and went on to play alto and bari saxophones in the Stanford Jazz Orchestra. When he started losing his hearing in one ear, he decided to drastically step up the pace of practice. His hearing still intact, he gives it all for every performance.


Personnel

Alexandra Beltran – vocals
Gunes Aybay – drums
Bryan Yoshida – bass, piano
Bendik Kleveland – saxophone, clarinet

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