Sept. 22, 2013

Born in Saitama-ken Japan (just outside of Tokyo), and raised in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, June epitomizes America's evolving art and music culture.

As a child, she longed to return to Japan and found comfort in playing an ancient Japanese instrument-- the koto.

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Lalah Hathaway

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The singer Lalah Hathaway’s first recording was in 1969. She couldn't talk yet — she wasn’t even a year old — but you can hear her wailing on her father's single “The Ghetto."

Lalah’s father was the R&B songwriter and performer Donny Hathaway. He was best known for soulful duets with Roberta Flack like “Where is the Love?” and “The Closer I Get To You.”

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Dos Four

Sept. 22nd, 2013

DOS FOUR creates a fusion of Timba, Reggaeton, Musica Urbania, Hip Hop and other Latin rhythms. Dos Four is rapidly gaining respect nationwide. His ability to mix urban rhythms such as Reggaeton, Musica Urbana and Hip-Hop with the more traditional rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and other Latino-based rhythms is what gives him a sound unlike any other musical artist...

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Vivian Green

Sept. 22nd, 2013

"I didn't want any sad songs on this record," Vivian Green says of Green Room, her fourth album and her second for eOne Music. "I wanted to make an uplifting, feel-good record for adults. I wanted to create music that's fun and sexy and soulful, and songs that are reflective but not morose. That's where I am in my life, and that's the kind of music I wanted to make."

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Bobby Caldwell

Sept. 29th, 2013

Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries...

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Kindred The Family Soul

Oct. 13th, 2013

Kindred the Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, are an American R&B, soul, and neo soul duo consisting of the married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Signed to Hidden Beach Recordings, Kindred emerged from the Philadelphia neo soul movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them while the couple was performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival...

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The Honorable Mayor Jean Quan


The Honorable Mayor Jean Quan

Honorable Mayor Jean Quan

“Welcome to the eighth season of Sundays in the Redwoods.”

I’ve been proud to partner with the Office of Parks & Recreation to bring you this annual celebration of Oakland and the Bay Area’s rich musical heritage in one of our most beautiful open spaces.

Over The Years

Sundays in the Redwoods has grown to be one of the acclaimed Fall musical events in the East Bay, drawing thousands of first time visitors to Joaquin Miller Park’s shaded trails through the Redwoods and rich cultural history as a haven for artists and musicians started by 19th century poet Joaquin Miller.

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Audree V. Jones-Taylor

Director, Parks and Recreation


I want to thank the OPR staff, our loyal friends, neighbors, residents of Oakland and the surrounding communities for sharing in the success of Sundays in the Redwoods…

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Past Events & Artists

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