Richard Howell and Sudden Changes Perform at Throckmorton Theatre


Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Phone: 415-383-9600

We invite you to join us for Richard Howell and Sudden Changes, a stellar cast of dynamic talents dedicated to the perfomance of soulful Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Pop music. This will be a special, enriching evening of music immersed in positive messages, spiritual energy, and love.

Richard Howell – Tenor and soprano saxophone, vocal and host
Frederick Harris – Piano
Charles McNeal – Alto saxophone
Ele Howell – Drums
Ravi Abcarian -Bass

Sudden Changes, a band comprised of multi-generational musicians, pays tribute to those who paved the way for the jazz art form and perform their music in a way that is accessible to all who appreciate beautiful and resonant music. The sound celebrates diversity as it bridges, unites and merges the experience of all listeners. Its undeniable groove is guaranteed to make your body move.

Multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist, vocalist, Richard Howell has explored a vast spectrum of music. His powerful, sensually melodic saxophone playing has been heard with artists as diverse and definitive as blues/jazz/soul legends Etta James, Chaka Khan, Maurice White, Narada Michael Walden, Della Reese, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, BScreen Shot 2016-04-14 at 11.45.25 AMilly Higgins, Charlie Haden, Hilton Ruiz, Bernard Purdie, Buddy Guy, Bobby Watson, Regina Carter, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Louis Walker, Ledisi, Taj Mahal, Christian Scott, Azar Lawrence,to such progressive Latin/Afro/rhythmic pioneers as Willie Bobo, Bill Summers, Airto Moreira, Pete Escovedo, Mingo Lewis, John Santos, James Henry His prodigious skills and talents as producer and musician have been shared with Babatunde Lea, Vivendo de Pao, The Mo’ Rockin Project, Omar Sosa, el Houssaine Kili, Upsurge, The Supplicants. In summer 2008, Richard was guest performer with Carlos Santana in Leipzig, Germany. He was a special guest of Salif Keita at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California. Richard has also performed at the Mali Music Conservatory with Fra Fra Sound and Tumani Dibate in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.



  • General $45
  • Reserved $60

Doors open at 7:30pm.

Box Office Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 2:00pm-6:00pm.  You can call the box office during box office hours at 415-383-9600 or email

Special Notes

Throckmorton Theatre is located at 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, 94941. There is ample street and city parking available around the theatre. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas.