Spoken Word Performance – Westhaven Center for the Arts

“If You Can Tell a Story, You’ll Never Be Out of a Job!”

 Doc Stull’s jazz/poetry performance with Tim Randles RLA Jazz players at The Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 S. Westhaven Drive, just south of Trinidad, Friday, November 22, 2019, at 7:00 PM.  Sliding scale, $10.00 (Students) – $20     Refreshments will be available

 

Doc Stull is a multidimensional and never conventional retired university professor, writer, and performer. He hosted a classics literature radio show for 20 years, wrote and narrated 75 sport history shows for ESPN sports and was a jazz reviewer/interviewer for the New Books Network.

According to Stull, his show combines his history of familial storytelling — from his vaudevillesque grandfather and  Methodist educator grandmother to his former minister/philosophy professor/international consultant/gadfly father and theatrical/classical singer mother, as well as selected poetry/prose pieces from his travels in Germany, Israel, and Portugal.

The show also features Matt McClimon, vibes, and Nicholas Dominic Talvola, trumpet. RLA is made up of Tim Randles, keyboard, Mike LaBolle, drums, and Ken Lawrence, bass.

 

Spoken Word Performance – “The Work Show” Stories and songs about working life!

The Work Show, Friday, Sept. 13 in beautiful Victorian Ferndale at 7:00 pm

 

Tickets at Wildberries, Brown Paper Tickets, Chapman Books and Mind’s Eye Coffee in Ferndale and at the door. $12.  We’re the only fully local show at the Old Steeple this fall…check out their fabulous line-up:

http://www.ferndalemusiccompany.com/calendar

 The show sold out twice in February at the Arcata Playhouse. Lots of laughs, good music, a bit of seriousness…a good time.  We have the seven-member Gila Monster Band performing work songs, from “We Can Work It Out” to “Take This Job and Shove It.”

Five storytellers: Paul Bressoud, Michael Crowley, Jeff DeMark, Doc Stull, Marvin Samuels, and Janine Volkmar along with the infamous “sit down comic”  Charlie Gilbert.  Diana Heberger, a vital part of shows for years, has passed away so this show is dedicated to her.

The Gila Monsters are musical director Rick Levin, Jean Browning, Ron Sharp, Paul and Jeff DeMark, Pat Comella and Halimah Collingwood.   Come on down to the beautiful Old Steeple.

Doc will be reading two of his classic coming-of-age work stories:   The first, Guilt, was a mortifying experience as a rookie ice cream scooper at the age of 16.   The second story, Knife Man, was about his improbable experiences in San Diego selling knives door to door in San Diego in the 1970s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word Performance – “The Work Show” at the Arcata Playhouse

Arcata Playhouse, Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 pm

Join Doc and some of Humboldt County’s finest story-tellers and musicians.  Doc will be reading two of his classic coming-of-age work stories:   The first, Guilt, was a mortifying experience as a rookie ice cream scooper at the age of 16.   The second story, Knife Man, was about his improbable experiences in San Diego selling knives door to door in San Diego in the 70’s.

 

 

 

Radio Appearance

Doc will talk with DJ Boogie Woogie about jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi on Bounce Me Brother ,  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:00  PM on KHSU 90.5 FM, Arcata

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Doc will be talking with Phil about Vince  Guaraldi, known to most world-wide as the composer and pianist behind the famed Peanuts comic strip animated specials featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy also played in Woody Herman’s “third herd” big band, composed the first ever Jazz Mass recorded live in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in 1965, participated in  some magical and memorable collaborations with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete and was a fixture in the bossa nova Latin jazz San Francisco club scene in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  His Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus introduced countless people to jazz and the sensuous sounds of boss nova.   His single Cast Your Fate to the Wind won a Grammy for Best Original Jazz Composition and was a successful cross-over song into the top 40 more than a half a century ago.   Though Vince Guaraldi died in 1976 at the age of only 47, his legacy was revived by guitarist David Benoit and pianist George Winston who recorded covers of many of his songs.  Doc will be publishing a podcast  interview with Derrick Bang, of the author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano, on Doc’s jazz show on the New Books Network <newbooksinjazz.com>next month.

Tune in and listen to the show or stream it at:

http://www.khsu.org/listen_live