Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Jeff Derby Quartet
Saxophonist/pianist, composer and educator Jeff Derby has been an active member of the Bay Area jazz scene since 2006 after graduating with honors from Sonoma State University with B.A.s in Jazz Studies, Music Education and a single subject teaching credential. Jeff has been fortunate enough to play at close to 90 different venues in the Bay Area with many great Bay Area jazz figures. He also teaches middle school music in Marin County. Jeff draws inspiration from different jazz musicians and composers such as Kenny Garrett, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. Joining Jeff at the Country Mart will be friends and accomplished musicians: Casey Cameron, Noah Schenker and Alex Aspinall.
You're invited to our Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 4!
Welcome Spring in all its glory! Meet the Easter Bunny while doing fun Easter-inspired crafts and culinary activities at the Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market, in addition to the Mart's annual easter egg hunt. Children will create bunny crafts with reusable materials provided by SCRAP, and bunny snacks (all things carrots) inspires the kids' culinary instruction, from 10-12. Baby chicks and a small animal petting zoo will be on display at Victoria's Fashion Stable, where children can also enjoy a pony ride. There’s children's musical entertainment featuring Scott the Storyteller from 9:30-10:30 am. It's followed by an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 am on the the green in the courtyard. Children ages 1-7 are welcome. Meet first at Poppy Store, located just steps away from the Farmers' Market in Marin Country Mart.
The Farmers’ Market boasts all the farm-to-table necessities that you need for your very own Easter celebration, including organic tulips from Thomas Farms, lilies from Crane Creek Growers, pastured eggs, ham and lamb from Fallon Hills Ranch, organic vegetables (think asparagus and carrots!) from Capay Organic and County Line Harvest, and hot cross buns from Rustic Bakery. And don’t forget about sweet Easter basket goodies, like handmade caramels from CC Made, and chocolate walnuts from Old Dog Ranch. Hope to see you there!
Enjoy the folkish sounds of Bobby Jo Valentine
The story of Bobby Jo Valentine is a rare one: it’s about vulnerability and courage, raw talent and hard work. With truly transcendent lyrics and a voice that touches the soul, Bobby captures the heart of audiences across the country. His songs — all based on highly personal experiences — contain nuggets of pure gold, resonating and reaching to to the listener, no matter their walk of life.
Bobby Jo’s albums have garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, but more noteworthy are the responses to his honest, raw, resonating live performances. Dubbed “The nicest guy ever to pick up an acoustic guitar” by LA Weekly, his unique brand of hopeful folk/pop has also recently been featured in a commercial for the new Ford Fusion.