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Get Ready for an unforgettable night of blues, soul, and R&B with the sensational Otilia Donaire at the Historic BAL Theatre in San Leandro. This special evening will celebrate the release of Otilia's new CD, Bluesin' It Up, showcasing her powerful, gritty and sultry vocal style with heartfelt, high-energy, rocking original tunes and signature blues covers keeping the blues alive and well.
But that's not all. Otilia will be joined by a lineup of exceptional musicians, each bringing their unique flair to the stage: Vince Caminiti on guitar, whose riffs are sure to get your heart racing. Pamela Charlles-Arthur "Pamma Jamma" on keys, weaving intricate harmonies with every note. Andy Santana on harmonica, known for his soul-penetrating melodies. Martin Rossip on sax, adding that unmistakable, sultry saxophone sound. And a tight rhythm section laying down the groove with Edgar San Gabriel on bass, and Robi Bean on drums.
The Historic BAL Theatre boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and dynamic lighting that perfectly complements each performance, ensuring every note resonates beautifully throughout this iconic space. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a night of exceptional music in an atmosphere that truly elevates the live concert experience. Grab your tickets now for a blues night to remember!


San Francisco born and raised, Otilia Donaire, singer, songwriter and band leader always had a passion for music but didn’t get into singing professionally until later in life, and has never looked back. She now fronts and manages her own band, accompanied by some of the Bay Area’s finest rock and blues musicians playing upbeat covers and Blues-Rock originals that engage their audience and consistently delivers a fun and interactive show filled with rock, blues and soul that’ll make you want more. Blues is what she is drawn to and Otilia’s powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin’s grit and Koko Taylor’s growl) sings with raw depth and emotion, and she has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.


Vince Caminiti

Vince Caminiti - Guitar Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Vince’s musical influences reflect all that early soul and rock ’n roll he heard on his transistor radio. to the 60’s psychedelic and country rock of his teens. However, what flows through all his playing is his love of the blues in all its forms. From early Butterfield Blues Band through blues rock and the jazz tinged style of Robben Ford, the blues became the perfect vehicle to express his musical passion. Vince was the founder of a number of Bay Area Blues bands including Blue JuJu and Bluestate, as well as the foremost Little Feat tribute band in the nation, Featprints. However, he is probably best known for being the jam-master of the venerable, nationally acclaimed, Club Fox Blues Jam. For the past 18+ years he has presented the very best in both Bay Area Blues and national blue touring artists every Wednesday night. As part of that show Vince has accompanied a literal who’s who of blues artists, and in the process acquired a rich vocabulary of blue-infused chops. An accomplished soloist, what most distinguishes his playing though are his rhythm and comping skills, and with them, the ability to drive a rock solid groove in every tune he plays. Probably the best way to sum up Vince’s skills is in one of his favorite quotes: “Play like you have something to say, not something to prove.”


Pamma Jamma

Pamela Charlles-Arthur or Pamma Jamma is often referred to as the Goddess of Groove. Based out of the Bay Area Pamma Jamma is known for her smoking B3 Solos to tasty jazz/blues piano stylings. She has been performing for more than 40 years on the Blues stages nationally to the Jazz concert stages in Europe. After moving to the bay area she quickly found her spot as the lead keyboardist for Lady Bo formerly with Bo Diddly. This led her to playing for many of the top bay area groups. Pamela can now be seen performing throughout California with many different groups and different genres. She is a new addition to the Legally Blue band and Otilia Donaire Band. You can catch Pamma Jamma with Legally Blue, Ms Taylor P. Collins, RJHaas Band, On The Five Band, Otilia Donaire, Minor Williams, and the smooth jazz group CoolWaterz.


Andy Santana

Veteran West Coast musician Andy Santana is a smooth, dynamic vocalist and harmonica player with a sophisticated urban style. With more than four decades of professional experience, he is also an accomplished songwriter/guitarist with an unusual gift for lyrics and is proficient at creating powerful melodies. Andy was the recipient of the 2018 Hall of Fame Award of the Sacramento Blues Society.

The venues and legendary Blues musicians he has backed or toured with include the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans with CP Love, Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Booker T Washington, the Gospel Humming Birds, and the amazing Bonnie Raitt, “Night Time is the Right Time” Nappy Brown at the San Francisco Blues Festival. As the host band for the Hollywood Hall of Fame Fest, they backed legendary Chicago Blues musicians Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Billy Boy Arnold. Andy and his band were featured artists at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival while backing New Orleans legend Earl King. As host band for the Moe’s Alley after-fest jam, they backed Austin’s first lady of the blues Angela Strehli, Joe Houston, Jimmy Thackery, CoCo Montoya, Tommy Castro, Chris Cain.


Martin Rossip

Sax player Martin Rossip is a Juilliard grad who plays with Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, The Four Tops and has performed with groups led by Wynton Marsalis, Jerry Lewis, Nelson Riddle Jr, and Catwoman Eartha Kitt.


Edgar San Gabriel

Edgar San Gabriel is a musician with 44 years of performance success coupled with touring experience in eight countries. Born in Puerto Rico, Edgar was exposed to many musical styles and he is familiar with Caribbean, Central and South American, and Iberian genres. Edgar is also familiar with North American genres such as Blues, jazz styles, urban (Soul, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop), Country and Western and Rock. Edgar has performed or recorded with: Barry Finnerty - guitar (Miles Davis, The Crusaders, The Brecker Brothers, Ray Barreto) James (Mingo) Lewis - percussionist, drummer (Santana, Return To Forever, Al Di Meola, The Tubes) Jose (Chepito) Areas - master percussionist formerly with Santana (Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, etc.) Ernest (Boom) Carter - drummer formerly with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band (played on "Born To Run") Edgar has recorded with the following acclaimed producers/engineers: John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani) Michael Rosen (Rancid, Testament, Tesla) Andrew Buckton (Crowded House)


Robi Bean

Robi Bean is an experienced studio musician, live performer, and drum teacher. He has a diverse musical history that spans 40+ years that includes Bay area venues, clubs, concerts, and festivals. Robi performs regularly throughout the SF Bay Area and has toured the U.S., Canada, and in Europe.