Veronica Garcia 4 p.m., Oct. 10
Jeffrey Joe Album Release & Tribute Concert
A tribute concert and album release for Jeffrey Joe's posthumously released album Don't Get to Know Me will be held in San Diego on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living. Organized by Jeff Berkley of Berkley Sound and Jeffrey's fiancée Carina Wheatley, the tribute will feature local musicians who performed on the album, including the Euphoria Brass Band, Rob Thorson, Josh Hermsmeier, Sky Ladd, Steph Johnson, Lindsay White, Veronica May, and other long time contemporaries Yael Gmach, Cathryn Beeks, Gregory Page, Larry Grano, Tori Roze and more. More than your typical tribute show, Jeffrey Joe will also be “present” through the magic of technology.
“Jeffrey Joe was a walking encyclopedia of music. He was a living jukebox with the gift of interpretation. You may have heard the song before but not like this. Something about JJ’s past authenticated the words and melody. Something about his gentle lilt. Something about his slow vibrato. Something about his complete immersion in the performance. Some little piece of heart and soul in every word and every breath. Every note a gift.” - Jeff Berkley
Jeffrey Joe’s post-production efforts to manufacture and distribute this album were thwarted by numerous health issues. Following his death in 2017, Berkley and Wheatley released this powerful testimony to the fragile beauty of life thanks to financial contributions from several former bandmates.
While the Don’t Get to Know Me album release concert is rooted in shared grief amongst Jeffrey Joe’s colleagues and loved ones, the event’s organizers and performers are creating a joyful celebration that honors his ongoing gifts of love, gratitude, humor, and joy.
- When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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