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Good news! We have some club dates coming up in Marin, Berkeley, and Martinez at which we plan to debut a batch of new original compositions, along with some old favorites. Hope to see you there!  And even if you can't make it, don't forget to vote in the J. Readers Choice Awards.

Thursday May 28 at The Sleeping Lady, Fairfax

The Sleeping Lady is host to some of the best musical artists in the Bay Area and beyond! It's located at 23 Broadway Blvd, in central Fairfax, just 4 miles west of San Rafael on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. It's a restaurant, beer & wine bar, with live music from 9:30 to Midnight, and there's no cover charge for our show. See poster

Sunday May 31 at Anna's Jazz Island, Berkeley

Berkeley's leading jazz club, Anna's Jazz Island, is located at 2120 Allston Way, between Shattuck and Oxford. It's right by downtown Berkeley BART, and on-street parking is easy on Sunday eves one block west around Milvia, or for just $3 there's validated parking at 2061 Allston Way Parking Facility (btwn Shattuck & Milvia).  Show starts at 8 pm; Cover charge is $12. See poster

Saturday September 26 at Armando's, Martinez

This one's a ways off, but put it on your Saturday night calendar now! Located at 707 Marina Vista in Martinez, Armando's is an intimate, close-to-the-music, get-to-know-the-performers, hot-spot for local talent. Saturday Sept. 26, 8-11 pm. Cover charge is $8, or 2 for $15.

J. Readers' Choice Awards Voting

It's that time of the year again, and voting is open (until May 22) for the Bay Area's Jewish news weekly, the J., annual Readers' Choice awards. The Chachkas have been very fortunate to have been voted Best Klezmer Band and Best Dance Band in the past, and all your support has been and is really appreciated. Go to and vote for your favorites in all the categories -- hopefully including us for klezmer band under the heading  "Time to Celebrate: weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, simchas!"